With the introduction of theand updated along with the high-end at last week, you suddenly have a wealth of new wearable options. The new Series 8 and Watch SE models are available for purchase now, with the Apple Watch Ultra to follow next week on Sept. 23.
The Series 8 starts at $399 in the US — the same as the previous— while the new Watch SE starts at $249, which is $30 less than the 2020 model. The rugged Watch Ultra checks in at $799. The size and shape of the Series 8 and new Watch SE models remains largely the same as the models they replace, but they boast a couple new health and safety features under the hood, with a temperature sensor and car-crash detection.
Keep reading to see the new models and the discounts available for the previous ones.
The new Series 8 comes in the same 41mm and 45mm sizes as the previous Series 7. And like the past models, pricing starts at $399 for the smaller models and $429 for the larger models. The new Series 8 models are available now at Apple, as well as Amazon and Best Buy. Orders start shipping today, Sept. 16.
Read our Apple Watch Series 8 review.
Apple’s affordable Watch SE is now more affordable. The new 40mm model starts at $249 and the 44mm model starts at $279 — each is $30 less than the equivalent 2020 model. With the new S8 processor, the updated Watch SE will run 20% faster than the previous SE, according to Apple. The new SE also gets the temperature sensor and car-crash detection features as the Series 8.
Read our Apple Watch SE (2022) review.
The Apple Watch Ultra is the biggest, priciest Apple Watch to date (aside from the precious-metal Edition models). It features a 49mm titanium case, a sapphire flat front crystal and a brighter display (2,000 nits). There’s a new dedicated second button, an improved speaker and a bigger battery. Apple promises the Ultra will run for 36 hours of full-power use, ramping up to 60-plus hours in reduced-function low power mode. Cellular is also the only model it comes in. You can preorder now, but Ultra models won’t start shipping until Sept. 23.
Read our Apple Watch Ultra hands-on.
You can save $50 on the previous-gen 41mm Series 7 model in a variety of colors at Walmart and Amazon. At Amazon, the GPS + Cellular versions are up to $130 off. While the Series 7 lacks the temperature sensor of the new Series 8, it does have a number of useful health features, including blood-oxygen saturation measurements and the ability to take electrocardiogram measurements. It also features an always-on display.
Read our Apple Watch Series 7 review.
You can save $129 on the GPS-only 45mm model of the Series 7 in green at Walmart. It’s discounted to $300. Smaller discounts are available on other color options. You can save up to $59 at Amazon when you combine the initial discount offer with the added savings at checkout.
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You can get the 40mm model of the 2020 Watch SE for as low as $240 at Amazon, which is $39 less than its list price, but only $9 less than the new Watch SE that starts at $249. Larger discounts are available on the previous-gen GPS + Cellular models at Amazon. The larger 44mm models of the 2020 Watch SE are selling for $299 and up, which is more than you’d pay for the new Watch SE that costs $279 for the 44mm size.
Read our Apple Watch SE (2020) review.
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