Apple Watch SE (2022) Preorder: Where to Buy Apple’s Latest Entry-Level Watch

This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2022, CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice around Apple’s most popular product.

If you’re hoping to pick up a new Apple Watch alongside your iPhone 14 preorder but don’t want to spend top dollar on the Apple Watch Series 8 or Apple Watch Ultra, then the new Apple Watch SE (2022) may be just right for you. The device, announced at Apple’s September event, is available to preorder now from $249 (£259, AU$399). 

As with the previous-gen Apple Watch SE, the new version strips out many of the bells and whistles of the higher-end models and offers just the essentials. The new Apple Watch SE will include support for WatchOS 9, supporting the new workout and sleep-tracking features that are planned for the upcoming operating system update.

The second-gen Apple Watch SE is cheaper than its predecessor, starting at $249. Cellular-enabled models retail for $299. 

Best Apple Watch SE (2022) preorder deals

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Preorder your 2022 Apple Watch SE direct at Apple for $249. You’ll also score three months of Apple Fitness Plus with your purchase. If you’ve got an old Apple Watch to trade in, you could get as much as $155 off your Apple Watch SE purchase.


Amazon is now listing the Apple Watch SE (2022) for preorder. Prices start at $249 for the GPS-only models. You can bundle your new watch with a set of Beats Studio Buds at 20% off, too. 


Best Buy now has all Apple Watch SE configurations up for preorder with up to $125 off Apple Watch SE preorders when you trade in your old smartwatch, which is as much as 50% off. You’ll also score four free months of Apple Fitness Plus there in addition to four months of Apple News Plus for new or returning subscribers. 


Walmart has opened Apple Watch SE (2022) preorders with delivery or in-store pickup options available.


Target’s Apple Watch SE (2022) preorders are now open with various configurations available there.

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