Should you buy an Apple Watch SE on Black Friday?
Black Friday is the first unofficial shopping holiday where the Apple Watch SE is available. Cupertino's mid-priced wearable watch should be on sale occasionally throughout the holiday shopping season with Black Friday Apple Watch deals going on. So yes, now is a great time to make a purchase. However, if you're looking to save more money, consider the Apple Watch Series 3, which remains on the market as the company's least expensive Watch.Apple Watch SE: from $230 at Target (opens in new tab)Apple Watch Series 3: from $119 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
When it comes to finding deals on Apple Watches, don't look to the mother ship as Apple rarely offers sales on its products. Instead, stick with retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target for Black Friday Apple Watch deals. These locations (online and in-store) are most likely to offer Black Friday deals on both the Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 3. (Some might even offer a deal on the Apple Watch Series 6.)
Among the deals we already know about for Black Friday:
- Walmart plans on offering the Apple Watch Series 3 38m version (opens in new tab) for just $119. The 42mm version (opens in new tab) is also expected to get the sale treatment.
- Target is offering the Apple Watch Series SE (opens in new tab) starting at just $230, or a savings of $50.
- Amazon's matching Target's offer on the Apple Watch SE (opens in new tab).
- Not to be outmaneuvered, Best Buy will also offer Apple Watch sales (opens in new tab) through the holiday season.
Especially with the Apple Watch SE, don't wait to seek out a Black Friday Apple Watch deals. With holiday sales already starting for many retailers, now might be the time to find the best deal available on this model. Otherwise, fire up your computer or smartphone on Thanksgiving morning and start looking for deals.
The Apple Watch SE packs in most of the features you want at a more affordable price than the Series 6.
Series 3 is Apple's least-expensive Apple Watch, but it is by no means a compromise on quality. If you're on a tight budget, you can save a few bucks on Prime Day.
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If you're looking for an Apple Watch, I won't hesitate to buy it right now with Black Friday Apple Watch deals and save a little cash. Be sure to check out all the Black Friday deals we've found, so you can buy all the things you want for less money.
Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.