Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals 2021: Deals you can shop today

Thanksgiving is still a few weeks off but the Black Friday Apple Watch deals are already rolling in, thanks to major retailers kickstarting their holiday sales early in a clear attempt to get ahead of ongoing shortages and supply chain backlogs. That’s great news for early shoppers and anybody looking to score the best Black Friday smartwatch deals and save some cash.

Outlets like Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and others have already started dropping worthy Black Friday Apple deals as well, and more good news is that many are also offering price guarantees so you can buy early without worrying about whether or not you will miss out on better Black Friday deals later in the month. With different Apple Watch models and retailers to choose from, it can be tricky to know where to even begin, but we’ve taken the guess-work out of your shopping with this all-in-one roundup of the best Black Friday Apple Watch deals that you can shop today.

Retailers with Black Friday Apple Watch Deals

  • Amazon Black Friday Deals: Although price cuts for other Apple products like new iPhones can be scarce on Amazon, this online retail giant is actually one of the best places to find discounts on the Apple Watch and other gadgets like AirPods. The Series 6 is currently discounted, and if you don’t mind buying a model that’s a little older, the gorgeous stainless steel Series 5 with cellular connectivity and Milanese loop band is also on sale — shop now.

Today’s Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals

  • Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) — $169, was $199
  • Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm, Stainless Steel Case with Milanese Loop) — $459, was $749
  • Apple Watch SE (GPS, 40mm) — $270, was $280
  • Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS, 40mm) — $349, was $399
  • Apple Watch Series 7 (All Models, Verizon) — Up to $200 back with trade-in

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (38mm) — $169, was $199

Although the Series 4 and Series 5 have been discontinued, the hugely successful Apple Watch Series 3 is still merrily chugging along and is a great budget option and an even cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch SE. The Series 3 hovers around $200 and is even more affordable during big sales like these, and this year’s early Black Friday Apple Watch deals have already marked it down even further. If you don’t need all the frills that come with flagship wearables like the Series 6 and Series 7 but find the Apple Watch SE still a little too expensive, the Series 3 is an unbeatable value at this price.

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm, Stainless Steel Case with Milanese Loop) — $459, was $749

Apple Watch Series 5, stainless steel with Milanese Loop band.

The Apple Watch Series 5 was quietly discontinued by Apple last year following the launch of the Series 6, but there’s still some new inventory floating around here and there. In fact, these Black Friday Apple Watch deals might be your last opportunity to find a new Series 5 at a nice discount before the stock is depleted for good. This one sports a gorgeous stainless steel case and Milanese loop band, a unique and striking configuration, along with cellular connectivity. Early Black Friday Apple Watch deals knock almost 40% off the original price, saving you $290.

Apple Watch SE (GPS, 40mm) — $270, was $280

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Although it’s the simplest model among the currently available Apple Watches, the Apple Watch SE has many of the same features from its predecessor including sleep tracking, fall detection, and a waterproof case, along with a bevy of great fitness tracking functions. The SE also features Apple’s S5 processor, making it noticeably faster and more responsive than any of the older Apple Watch iterations. At $10 off, this isn’t a screaming deal, but the Apple Watch SE is already a solid value at its usual price and any discount is welcome. It’s also not a bad idea to grab it now so that you don’t miss your chance later due to supply chain issues stretching inventory a bit tighter this holiday season.

Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS, 40mm) — $349, was $399

The Apple Watch Series 6 with a blue aluminum case and a deep navy sport band.

The Series 6 was last year’s flagship wearable from Apple, and it’s held up great. Some new features that came with the Apple Watch Series 6 were a blood oxygen sensor, a brighter screen when used outside, and new watch faces like an Animoji face. The Apple Watch Series 6 also includes family set up so your kids can have their own Apple Watch numbers and you can even track their location if you need to. The Series 6 also packs Apple’s S6 chip to make the smartwatch 20% faster than previous models. All in all, this is a highly capable smart wearable if you don’t want to shell out the cash for the all-new Series 7 (which isn’t likely to see any hot Black Friday Apple Watch deals this year, anyway).

Apple Watch Series 7 (All Models, Verizon) — Up to $200 back with trade-in, was $500

Surfing workout being tracked on the all new Apple Watch Series 7.

The newest Apple Watch retails at $400, just as with previous releases, and sports some new updates including the S7 chip, a tougher and more rugged housing, 5GHz Wi-Fi connectivity (along with the standard 2.4GHz Wi-Fi), and an ultra wideband receiver, to name just a few upgrades. It’s the priciest and newest of the bunch, so one of the best ways to save right now is by taking advantage of the ever-present cellular network carrier offers. For example, you can trade in an old smartwatch and Verizon will give you up to $200 back on your purchase of the Series 7 right now.

Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals — Apple Watch SE

  • Apple Watch SE (GPS, 40mm) — $270, was $280
  • Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) — $320, was $330
  • Apple Watch Series SE (All Models, AT&T) — Buy two w/new line, get $200 back

The Apple Watch SE was just announced during Apple’s fall 2020 event and is a successor to the Apple Watch Series 3 which was released four years ago. The device stands as the “budget” Apple Watch model, starting at $280 for the standard 40mm model, so it’s the one to look for if you’re after the cheapest Black Friday Apple Watch deals and are okay without some of the bells and whistles you’ll find on the Series 6 and Series 7.

Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals — Apple Watch Series 6

  • Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS, 40mm) — $349, was $399
  • Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS, 44mm) — $379, was $430
  • Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) — $449, was $500

Given the unprecedented success of the Apple Watch, it’s not really a shock to see that the company has kept its popular smart wearable updated each year to keep its enormous lead over the lagging competition. Throughout 2020 and 2021, we saw the release of a whole bunch of new iOS gadgets, and Apple also revealed the sixth series of the Apple Watch at its annual end-of-summer launch event last September and the seventh refresh for this year’s fall showcase. Although the sixth-gen model is from last year, the Apple Watch Series 6 is still a solid pick, and it’ll be even cheaper now in the wake of the Series 7 launch. It’s one to keep on the top of your list when hunting for Black Friday Apple Watch deals this year.

Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals — Apple Watch Series 7

  • Apple Watch Series 7 (All Models, Verizon) — Up to $200 back with trade-in
  • Apple Watch Series 7 (All Models, AT&T) — Buy two w/new line, get $200 back

Apple just announced the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7 at their September event. Although the new iPhone 13 is the biggest star of the Apple show, smartwatch fans were understandably excited to see another awesome new Apple Watch — even if it’s only because the rollout of new devices means you can expect price cuts on last-gen models like the Series 6 and Apple Watch SE (which are still awesome). We doubt we’ll see many Black Friday Apple Watch deals that offer standalone price cuts on the Series 7, but keep your eyes peeled — you might be able to score some extra freebies like a gift card or a bundled accessory. If you have to have the best and most bleeding-edge tech, though, then the Series 7 is the Apple Watch for you.

Should You Shop Black Friday Apple Watch Deals Now?

You might be wondering why you should shop so early — after all, won’t the best Black Friday Apple Watch deals arrive on or after the official sale date itself (November 26)? Last year was a difficult one for shoppers and retailers alike and 2021 is looking to pose some challenges of its own, with ongoing computer chip shortages, container ship traffic jams, and other supply chain issues threatening to make holiday shopping a bit trickier. That means that if you’re after what is arguably the best smartwatch on the market, it’s not a bad idea to start looking for early Black Friday Apple Watch deals as they become available.

If you’re worried about buying now and missing out on the best Black Friday Apple Watch deals later in the month, rest assured that this shouldn’t be a problem. Outlets are not only rolling out their 2021 Black Friday sales early, but many are backing up many of their items with Black Friday price guarantees. If you buy an item that’s covered by one of these guarantees and it goes on sale again later for a lower price (during the “official” Black Friday weekend sales, for instance), the retailer will automatically refund you the difference. This ensures that you get the best price no matter what.

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