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These Black Friday Apple Watch deals are not messing around

UPDATE: Nov. 25, 2021, 6:15 p.m. EST This story has been updated to reflect the latest pricing and availability on all Apple watch models.

We’ve rounded up the best Apple Watch deals, including the Apple Watch Series 7 and the Apple Watch SE at its lowest price ever — check out our top picks.

Apple fans know that scoring real savings from the brand, though not impossible, does require a bit of digging. Black Friday season is no exception.

When it comes to the Apple Watch, the digging for deals can get even diggier, which is to say the deals can be a bit tricky to find even for Apple products. We’re just now starting to see price drops on the new Series 7 (though it’s nothing too dramatic), in addition to the early dips on the Series 6, some decent deals on refurbished watches, and a significant discount on the Series 5, which has almost all of the main features of the newer models.

We’ll keep our eyes peeled and update this post all the way through Black Friday and Cyber Monday to make sure you get the best Apple Watch savings possible. Please note: All newly added deals have been marked with a ✨. Anything with a strikeout was either sold out or no longer available at the sale price as of this writing, but check back often — we’re updating this page constantly.

What to expect when shopping for an Apple Watch

You’ve probably heard that thanks to supply chain shortages, a lot of popular tech will be a bit more difficult to find this holiday season. While we anticipate you probably won’t have too much trouble finding Apple Watches, we do recommend buying when you see them in stock, so as to avoid wrapping a picture as a present this year.

Out of all the Apple watches on the market, experts we spoke to did say the Series 7 would be somewhat scarce this shopping season, so again — buy when you see it in stock if you want that latest model. Already, Apple Watches (including the Series 7) are hitting their lowest prices ever, because Black Friday sales are happening now.

How to score savings on Apple Watches this Black Friday

Apple has finally announced its Black Friday plans, and as it has done in years past, it will be offering gift cards with purchases. For Apple Watches, they’re giving a $50 gift card with a purchase of the Series 3 or SE only. Luckily, there are plenty of other deals out there.

For instance, we’re seeing the Series 7, which just hit store shelves mid-October, on sale more frequently (and even for lower prices) as Black Friday draws nearer. We’ve also seen some really nice on older models, like the Series 6, Series 5, Series 3, and even the SE, which recently hit its lowest price ever.

If you’re on the hunt for a good Apple Watch deal, you’ll want to know what model you’re most interested in buying. Apple’s fitness tracker/iPhone-on-your-wrist is popular even when it’s not the holiday season; predictably, an especially good sale portends a quick sellout. So while a little flexibility never hurts when deal hunting (especially when it comes to color choice), it’ll be useful to make decisions like whether or not you want a Series 7 with cellular sooner rather than later. Otherwise, tracking all the sales can quickly get overwhelming and time-consuming — that’s why it’s literally our job to do that for you.

You can also streamline your focus by double-checking when the big sale dates are for top retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. If you’re really looking to save some cash, our final tip is to consider buying refurbished. The big retailers usually have at least a few renewed offerings, even recent models like the Series 6, at decently discounted prices. And of course, we’ve included some refurbished goodness on this very list.

Apple Watch Series 3 deals

black apple watch series 3

Credit: Apple

Our pick: Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm, GPS)

$199 at Best Buy (save $30 and get six months of Apple Fitness+ free)

Why we like it

Its screen might be a bit smaller, but the whole appeal of the Series 3 is that it gives you the core Apple Watch experience without a premium price tag. Though it’s definitely an older model, you’ll still be able to swim with it on, track basic fitness information like changes in heart rate, and run the latest OS8 software. Plus, you’ll score six months of Apple Fitness+ free.

Check out Mashable’s official review of the Apple Watch Series 3.

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Apple Watch Series 5 deals

Why we like it

Apple may not sell it directly anymore but that doesn’t mean the Series 5 has nothing to offer. After all, this was the Apple Watch that ushered in the age of the always-on display. Admittedly, you won’t have access to more updated fitness features like the SPO2 sensor, but this watch still comes packed with a compass, heart sensor, emergency SOS, and water resistance.

Check out Mashable’s official review of the Apple Watch Series 5.

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Apple Watch SE deals

40mm apple watch SE in gold and pink

Credit: Apple

Our pick: Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS)

$219 at Best Buy (save $60 and get six months of Apple Fitness+ free)

Why we like it

If you want an Apple Watch but don’t need all of the fanciest features, the SE has got you covered. While its biggest drawback is that it doesn’t come with an SPO2 sensor, it still comes with a heart rate monitor, fall detection, international emergency calling, a compass, and an always-on altimeter. And like all the other Apple watches on sale at Best Buy right now, this one comes with six months free of Apple Fitness+.

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Apple Watch Series 6 deals

white and silver series 6

Credit: Apple

Why we like it

What is the Series 6 if not a Series 7 with one millimeter less screen? Now that the Series 6 is officially no longer on sale at the Apple store, we’ve already started to see its price drop. As of this writing, you can find both the GPS and cellular models of this watch for $50 off. Personally, we think it’d be pretty hard to go wrong with this 40mm GPS model at Walmart, since it has the same health features as the Series 7, like the SPO2 sensor, ECG sensor, and fall detection. You’ll want to act quick if you’re interested though — only the silver and blue model is left in stock.

Check out Mashable’s official review of the Apple Watch Series 6.

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Apple Watch Series 7 deals

Why we like it

No, it’s not a huge discount, but it is yet another price drop on an Apple Watch that was released just about a month ago. You’ll get a bigger screen that can fit a full keyboard, greater durability, and increased workout support for biking. Of course, you’ll also have the same Series 6 features you know and love like the blood oxygen sensor, heart rate monitoring, and ECG sensor. And at the time of writing, multiple different colors are available.

Click here to read more about the Apple Watch Series 7.

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Source: Marshable