These are the best Apple Watch SE 2 prices in January 2023

The full range of Apple Watch SE 2s.
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The Apple Watch SE 2 prices that you're seeing around these days are going to be close to the original retail price. that's because the second generation of the Apple Watch SE only went on sale in September 2022. Sure we saw some OK deals on the new watch over Black Friday, but what makes a great Apple Watch SE 2 price right now? 

The Apple Watch SE 2 updated the original SE that came out in 2020, and remains Apple's mid-budget smart watch option. It retails at $249/£259, so if you see any Apple Watch SE 2 price lower than that on this page – that's a deal! Personally, we think it's worth every penny, as we detail in our hands on Apple Watch SE (2022) review

But is it right for you? Well, below we've put together the very best Apple Watch SE deals, and then below that, we've highlighted some of the key features of the watch, and how it stacks up next to its older, and newer, siblings. Speaking of which, if you want to check out the best options for the other Apple Watches, swing by our pages on the best Apple Watch Series 3 prices, the best Apple Watch Series 6 prices, and the best Apple Watch Series 7 prices

The best Apple Watch SE 2 prices today

A close up shot of three Apple Watch SE 2s in a row.

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Apple Watch SE 2 (2022)

An amazing smart watch for the money.

OS: watchOS 9 | Display: 1.78-inches, OLED | Battery : 17 hours | Storage: 32GB | IP rating: Waterproof up to 50 metres

Good value for money
Great design
Battery life is impressive
No always-on screen

If you don't need the more up-to-date features of newer Apple Watches, like blood oxygen and crash detection, but you still want the iconic Apple Watch design and 'basic' smart features, then the most recent Apple Watch SE 2 (2022) is a great option.

Retailing at $249/£259 over at the official Apple website, you can definitely get a better Apple Watch SE 2 price if you search for it – or if you let us do the searching, and have a look at the Apple Watch SE 2 deals that we pull in on this page. 

Is the Apple Watch Series SE worth buying?

We've had hands on experience with the Apple Watch Series SE at Creative Bloq, and as you can tell from our five-star Apple Watch SE review, we loved it. The Apple Watch Series SE supports Apple Pay, is waterproof to 50 metres, has an optical heart sensor, fall detection, can monitor the number of steps you take, calories you burn, stairs climbed, and sleep tracking. Add to that a retina OLED display with 1000 nits brightness and the same speaker and microphone that the Apple Watch 6 has, and you have a pretty impressive Apple Watch. 

When it comes to price, it will cost you $100/£100 less than the Series 6, as it retails at $279/£249 at the Apple store. It also sits at around $79/£75 more than the older Apple Watch Series 3, all of which means we think it offers awesome value for money.

What's the difference between the Apple Watch Series SE vs Apple Watch Series 7?

The Apple Watch SE and the Apple Watch Series 7 are aimed at different audiences. The Apple Watch Series SE does share some premium features, but doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the Series 7 has, and that's reflected in its $399/£369 price. 

The Series 7 has a blood oxygen monitoring feature. Readings are automatically updated to the Apple Health app, and could flag any potential health issues. The Series 7 is also quite a bit faster than the SE, thanks to its S7 chip, plus it has 32GB of storage and 18 hours of battery life

What iPhone do you need to have with the Apple Watch Series SE?

You'll need an iPhone to get the most out of your Apple Watch SE, but which one? To use either the Apple Watch SE, Series 6, Series 7 or the Series 3, you'll need to have an iPhone 6s (or newer model) with iOS 14 (or later) which came out 16 September 2020. If you don't have an iPhone, don't worry, you can still connect to Wi-Fi and receive data that way.

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Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren is an avid rock climber and music nut.