The official Black Friday deals are quickly approaching, but retailers are launching their big holiday sales early, which means that now’s the time to start shopping — and even find some bargains right now if you don’t want to wait until after Thanksgiving. This year, Black Friday Apple Watch deals are already shaping up to be among the most sought-after for gifts, and for a good reason — the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE are simply the best smartwatches money can buy.
Retailers are also gearing up to showcase tons of Apple Black Friday deals on iPhones, iPads, and other popular Apple products, and there are plenty of other Black Friday smartwatch deals on offer if you’re looking for something to pair with your Android phone.
Best Apple Watch Black Friday deals
How to choose an Apple Watch during Black Friday
The new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE were just released, and Black Friday is going to be your first chance to score one of Apple’s latest wearables at a nice discount. The Series 6 is the new flagship, boasting all the bells and whistles including a comprehensive suite of fitness-tracking functions, a powerful new chipset, and a lovely always-on screen — and the best smartwatch out there. If you want the latest and greatest Apple Watch, the Series 6 is the one; if you’re looking for something more budget-friendly, then the Apple Watch SE offers much of the same functionality while lacking features like an always-on display.
These new product launches also offer a golden opportunity to score discounts on last-gen models. The Series 6 has replaced the very similar and highly regarded Apple Watch Series 5, which has been only recently discontinued by Apple. These Black Friday Apple Watch deals might be your last opportunity to find a new Series 5 at a nice discount before the stock is depleted for good. Most retailers are already slashing the prices on the Series 5 and Series 3 in the wake of the launch of the new Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, so if you don’t want to wait, these are good bargains to look for right now.
Although the Series 4 and Series 5 have been discontinued, the hugely successful Apple Watch Series 3 is still merrily chugging along and is a great budget option and an even cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch SE. The Series 3 hovers around $200 and is even more affordable during these sales. This year’s Black Friday Apple Watch deals are going to be marking it down even further. If you don’t need all the frills that come with flagship wearables like the Series 5 and Series 6, but find the Apple Watch SE still a little too expensive, the Series 3 is an unbeatable value.
When to shop Black Friday Apple Watch deals
With the release of the new Apple Watch Series 6, the demand for an Apple Watch has never been higher. Our recommendation: Start shopping these Black Friday Apple Watch deals right now. If you do decide to wait till Black Friday weekend you’ll have to fend off thousands of other shoppers out there and there’s no telling when the heavy demand will run your favorites out of stock. If that happens, there won’t be a significant restock till the end of the year. Most retailers are also already pushing their delivery dates back to the end of November, so the only way you’re going to get your new Apple Watch in time for Christmas is if you shop right now.
Don’t let the price bother you. Almost every big tech retailer has price guarantees in place so if the price of your chosen Apple Watch dips again before Black Friday, they’ll just refund you the difference. Take advantage of these best available Black Friday Apple Watch deals today and have your new smartwatch on your wrist in time for the holidays.
How much should you spend on an Apple Watch on Black Friday?
We’ve got bad news for you — an Apple Watch is almost always going to be expensive. Still, they’re slightly less expensive on Black Friday, and that means there are few better times to pick one up. Unfortunately, the latest Apple Watches — the Series 6 and SE — are unlikely to see really deep discounts. However, if you’re happy to pick up an older Apple Watch, that’s where you’ll find some much bigger price cuts.
If you’re willing to buy the Apple Watch Series 5 or Series 4 (and you should, as they’re both still amazing smartwatches), then you can find deals with over $100 off. Sure, they’re still not cheap, but it’s a hefty discount. If you want some cheaper, but still great, then check out the Series 3 as well, which we’ve seen dip below $200.
Are any Black Friday Apple Watch deals too good to be true?
If you’re buying an Apple product, you’re in a pretty good situation, as it’s rare for Apple to make a bad product for you to be suckered into buying. However, do make sure you’re buying what you think you’re buying. Multiple generations of the Apple Watch means you need to be extra careful with wording and numbers — don’t pay Series 6 money for the Series 4, for instance. Make sure to take your time, do your research, and don’t be pressured into buying anything by a ticking timer.
Where to find the best Apple Watch sales
- Amazon Black Friday: Although other discounted Apple products can be scarce on Amazon, this online retail giant is a solid outlet for scoring Apple Watch deals. Amazon is dropping new deals every day through November 19, so keep a close eye on those.
- Best Buy Black Friday: Best Buy is another great place to look for Black Friday Apple Watch deals right now, especially if you’re after a model with cellular connectivity, with frequent carrier sign-up offers and bonuses available.
- Walmart Black Friday: Walmart is not as well known as Amazon or Best Buy as a place for scoring Apple deals, but this big-box retailer is rolling out new deals every weekend leading up to Thanksgiving — and it’s already offered a couple of Black Friday Apple Watch deals, including one on the Series 3 right now.
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