Apple launched the iPhone 14 Series at its September 2022 event, but that wasn’t the only new hardware to be revealed.
We also saw three new additions to the company’s wearable range, with a brand-new Apple Watch Ultra joined by updated Series 8 and SE models. It’s the latter that’s our focus here, which represents the most affordable way to get your hands on a 2022 Apple Watch.
The second-gen Watch SE is a small upgrade to 2020’s original, but it improves the experience in a few key areas. Not only do you get an updated flagship chipset (the same one as the Series 8 and Ultra), there’s also crash detection support and some subtle design changes.
If you’re looking to buy the Watch SE 2 (or simply “new Watch SE”, as Apple called it), you’ve come to the right place. Here are the retailers and carriers to look out for in the US and UK.
Best Apple Watch SE 2 deals in the US
If you’re based in the US and want to get your hands on the Watch SE 2, there are a few options. First – buying it outright:
Or, you can pay in instalments via a contract:
- AT&T – 40mm and 44mm
- Verizon – 40mm and 44mm
- T-Mobile – 40mm and 44mm
Best Apple Watch SE 2 deals in the UK
In the UK, check out the following if you’re looking to buy the watch outright:
Here are the networks stocking the phone on contract:
- Vodafone – 40mm and 44mm
- O2 – 40mm and 44mm
- EE – 40mm and 44mm
- Three – 40mm and 44mm
Best Apple Watch SE prices right now
Want to make sure the retailer you choose above is offering the best price? Here’s the latest pricing information:
How much did the Apple Watch SE 2 cost at launch?
There’s plenty of variation in prices, but the most significant figures are the cheapest versions of each model:
- 40mm, GPS-only – From $249/£259
- 44mm – GPS-only – From $279/£299
- 40mm – GPS and cellular – From $299/£319
- 44mm – GPS and cellular – From $329/£349
For context, here’s how much the first-gen Watch SE cost at launch:
- 40mm, GPS-only – From $279/£269
- 44mm – GPS-only – From $309/£299
- 40mm – GPS and cellular – From $329/£319
- 44mm – GPS and cellular – From $349/£349
See how that compares to the competition our best smartwatch chart.
Interested in buying other products Apple announced at the September 2022 event? We have similar guides for the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2.