You might not normally think of the Apple Watch as the budget-conscious smartwatch of choice, but these Cyber Monday deals make it possible. Right now, Walmart is offering the 1st generation Apple Watch SE for just $149.00 with free shipping. That’s a very low price for a watch that’s packed with useful features and superb build quality. If you want something more current, the Apple Watch Series 8 is also on sale for $349. That was the advertised price at Walmart on Black Friday, but it’s now sold out. Luckily, Amazon matched the deal price for Cyber Monday.
Walmart Cyber Monday deal: Apple Watch SE for $149
Although there is a new, considerably more expensive 2nd Generation Apple Watch SE released this year, the 1st generation Apple Watch SE is still a very relevant watch. It was released in September 2020, which is just over two years. It might not have all the bells and whistles of the newer models, but it’s easily more than enough watch for most people. If you have an iPhone, the 1st-gen Apple Watch SE is still a better all-around watch than any non-Apple watch, regardless of price.
The Apple Watch SE sports a beautiful Retina OLED display. It’s powered by the same S5 chipset you’ll find in the Apple Watch 5. Its sleek aluminum casing is IPX7 rated, which means it’ll survive submerged in 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes, or a maximum depth of 50 meters. . It also has the same accelerometer, gyroscope, and altimeter that you’ll find on the more expensive Apple Watch models. The Apple Watch SE also has several health and fitness features. It can measure high and low heart rate and detect irregular heartbeat with its optical heart sensor. GPS and motion sensors allow it to track your pace and distance when you exercise, track your sleep, and more.
The fact that you can get all of this in a sleek little package for just $149 is something that can only happen on Cyber Monday. If you’re an iPhone user without an Apple Watch, then this might be your chance to finally see why it’s so great.
Amazon Cyber Monday deal: Apple Watch 8 for $349
The Apple Watch Series 8 was released on September 16, 2022 and we are already seeing substantial discounts on it. Amazon is offering $50 off the Apple Watch Series 8, so the 41mm model is $349 (normally $399) and the 45mm model is $379 (normally $429).
The Apple Series 8 is an incremental upgrade to the Series 7, and cosmetically it’s pretty much the same. Series 8 carries over the best features of Series 7 like Always-On Retina OLED display, dual-core processor (now called “S8” processor, even though functionally it’s the same as the S7 processor on Series 7) , the rugged IP6X dust and swim resistant casing (up to 50mm), and the wealth of health features such as ECG, blood oxygen and heart rate meters. Two new features of the Series 8 are a built-in temperature sensor (primarily focused on women’s health) as well as car crash and fall detection.
For more offers, see our best Cyber Monday deals of 2022.