Announced at Apple's 'Time Flies' event in September 2020, the Watch SE is the first time the company has targeted the more affordable market with its wearables. 

Just like the iPhone with the same name, the Watch SE aims to provide the core Apple Watch experience while doing away with high-end features like an always-on display.

That means Apple has been able to cut costs, with the device starting at under £300/US$300/AU$450.

The Watch SE is now available to buy on both sides of the pond. Here's how much it costs, and the best deals available right now. 

How much is the Apple Watch SE?

Apple's latest smartwatch is also its most affordable, starting at £269/US$279/AU$429. Full pricing is as follows:

  • 40mm (GPS only) - £269/US$279/AU$429
  • 44mm (GPS only) - £299/$309/AU$479
  • 40mm (GPS + cellular) - £319/US$329/AU$499
  • 44mm (GPS + cellular) - £349/$359/AU$549

A Nike version is also available, starting at the same £269/US$279/AU$429 price. 

While these prices are affordable by Apple's standards, they're in line with what you can expect from many entries in our best smartwatch chart. Competition comes from the likes of the Fossil Gen 5 and Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, while the more recent Galaxy Watch 3 isn't much more expensive. 

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Best deals on Apple Watch SE 

You can check out the best offers on the Apple Watch SE below:

1. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + Cellular) - Refurbished

From: MusicMagpie

Was: £349

Now: £189  (£160 off)

MusicMagpie is offering a refurbished Apple Watch SE graded "Good" in condition for £209. An additional 10% discount as a part of its Green Leaf event drops the price to just £189, saving you £160 on the RRP. 

2. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + Cellular)

From: Amazon

Was: £319

Now: £309  (£10 off)

Amazon has £10 off the 40mm Apple Watch SE with GPS and Cellular. The 44mm GPS model has £10 off too.

3. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS)

From: Amazon

Was: £299

Now: £289  (£10 off)

The 44mm mode of Apple Watch SE with GPS has £10 off at Amazon, currently the best price on this model.

4. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + Cellular)

From: Amazon

Was: £349

Now: £323.28  (£25.72 off)

Save over £25 on a brand new Watch SE 44mm from Amazon.

5. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) - Refurbished

From: MusicMagpie

Was: £269

Now: £219.99  (£49 off)

MusicMagpie has nearly £50 off the Watch SE GPS (40mm) in a refurbished "Good" condition. It's low in stock though, so you'll have to be quick.

6. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + Cellular)

From: John Lewis

Was: £319

Now: £309  (£10 off)

Save £10 on the Apple Watch SE 40mm with Cellular at John Lewis, there's also £11 off the 44mm option with cellular. John Lewis is also offering £120 off when you trade in an old Apple Watch, and a free 2-year guarantee.

7. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS) - Refurbished

From: MusicMagpie

Was: £299

Now: £264.99  (£34 off)

Save £34 on the Watch SE, graded in a 'Pristine' condition from MusicMagpie.

8. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + Cellular) with Unlimited Data

From: O2

Was: £19.25 per month

Now: £13.32 per month  (£5.93 off per month)

O2's unlimited plan beats EE's (below) monthly price, with unlimited data over 36 months at under £15. See all O2 Watch SE offers here

9. Apple Watch SE 40mm (GPS + Cellular) for Unlimited Data

From: EE

Now: £20 per month, £20 upfront

If you're already on EE, you can get unlimited data on your Apple Watch SE if you pair your plan with your phone contract. The term is for 24 months.

Where to buy the Apple Watch SE in the UK

As you might expect, the Watch SE is available directly from Apple's UK site. Here are the third-party retailers that currently stock the device:

In terms of carriers, O2 currently has the best deal, offering the device for £14.50 with no upfront cost.

Vodafone also stocks the Watch SE, with prices starting from £22 per month with no upfront cost. EE's plans start at £22 per month with no upfront cost.

Where to buy the Apple Watch SE in the US

If you're based in America, the Watch SE is on sale via the US Apple site, and is also available from Best Buy and Walmart

The cellular version is now available through all four major carriers: VerizonAT&T, and T-Mobile.

Want to know more about the Watch itself? Check out our guide to the Apple Watch SE and our Apple Watch SE review too. 

You can also find out more on where to buy the Apple Watch Series 6