Apple Watch SE 2022 falls to just $229 in record-breaking Amazon Black Friday deal

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The Apple Watch SE 2022 has dropped to just $229 (was $249) thanks to Amazon's early Black Friday deals today - the lowest price yet on this budget smartwatch.

A $20 saving might not seem like the biggest news (especially since the older SE model is $149 at Walmart right now), but it's the first discount we've ever seen on this relatively new release. 

The Apple Watch SE 2022 is the brand's more budget-focused wearable for this year but it's more of a mid-tier smartwatch when you compare it to other brands. It's got a speedy chip inside, a great display, and all the fitness and sleep tracking you'd expect from an Apple wearable. Overall, it's a fully featured device that's going a much better Black Friday deal versus the Apple Watch 8 for most people.

A few differences in the models include the lack of an always-on display and ECG monitor on the SE model, which aren't deal breakers by any stretch of the imagination. The 2022 SE model does, however, feature an improved chip over the previous 2020 iteration, as well as a lighter shell, new colors, and a crash detection feature. These are arguably minor updates, but it's potentially worth opting for the latest model here if you're looking for the latest and greatest.

Want to see what's available on the other models? Check out a few more of today's best deals just below. Alternatively, head on over to our main Black Friday Apple Watch deals page for a full range of options.

Black Friday Apple Watch SE 2022 deal

Apple Watch SE (2022, 40mm): was

Apple Watch SE (2022, 40mm): was $249 now $229 at Amazon
Amazon's just posted the first-ever price cut on the latest Apple Watch SE this week thanks to its early Black Friday deals. At $20 off, the saving isn't massive here but it's easily the lowest price yet on this excellent budget wearable. While it lacks the bells and whistles of the Apple Watch 8 (like an always-on display or ECG), a snappy processor, great battery life, and an array of useful fitness features makes the latest SE easily the best value Apple Watch on the market right now.

In the UK? Check out this similar discount over at Amazon in your region

Apple Watch SE 2022 (GPS, 40mm): was

Apple Watch SE 2022 (GPS, 40mm): was £259 now £249 at Amazon
A £10 saving might not exactly be a ground-breaking discount, but this is actually the first discount on the latest Apple Watch SE 2022 and the lowest price yet. If you're looking for a fully-featured and up-to-date model without breaking the bank, this is definitely a decent option over Black Friday. A new chip, lighter build, and new crash detection features are the main upgrades on this particular model over the previous iteration. Note, you can also find this one listed at John Lewis for the same price.

More Black Friday Apple Watch deals

Apple Watch 8 (GPS, 41mm): was

Apple Watch 8 (GPS, 41mm): was $399 now $349 at Amazon
This is only the second time we've seen the latest Apple Watch 8 discounted at Amazon. The smartwatch has only been available for less than two months, but you can already save $50 at Amazon's early Black Friday sale. Updates are incremental compared to the previous version but do include an upgraded S8 processor, all-day 18-hour battery life, and a suite of new health and fitness functions thanks to watchOS 9.

Apple Watch SE (1st Gen): was

Apple Watch SE (1st Gen): was $279.00 now $149 at Walmart
The original SE isn't as good as the Series 8, Ultra, or the updated SE from a hardware point of view, but there's still a lot to love here for $150. With a recycled aluminum case, it's swim-proof, great for hiking with real-time compass and elevation readings, and allows you to take calls and answer messages from your wrist.

Apple Watch Ultra (49mm): was

Apple Watch Ultra (49mm): was $799 now $739 at Amazon
There's a small but welcome price cut on the 49mm Apple Watch Ultra at Amazon this week, ahead of Black Friday. It's not much, but this brings this beautiful high-end device to its lowest price ever. If you're a would-be adventurer in need of a seriously robust device, the Apple Watch Ultra is packed to the brim with GPS tracking and fitness-focused features. 

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.