Updated on Friday September 23, 2022: We’re still rounding up all the Black Friday deals for 2022 on Apple Watch — not only from Apple directly but all of their major resellers as well (i.e. Best Buy, Walmart, Costco, Target, etc.). However, because we’ve been tracking their sales for a number of years now, we pretty much know what to expect. Based on historical trends, here’s an overview of what we will likely see on sale this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend:
- We’ve never seen a discount from Apple directly or from any major retailer on Apple’s newest, recently released, watches. That means you can be confident that Apple Watch Series 8, the second-generation Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Ultra will not be on sale this year.
- Last year the Apple Watch Series 3 was the most heavily discounted Apple Watch. It was between $30 and $90 off depending on the model/size. The lowest price last year was at Walmart — They had the 38mm Apple Watch Series 3 GPS advertised fro $109. You can expect Series 4 to be featured this year with similar discount levels. The first generation Apple Watch SE GPS is expected to also be on sale for up to $60 off.
- If shopping for your watch at an official Apple Store or on their site, there will likely not be any direct discounts offered. Rather, certain series will probably qualify for a free Apple gift card with qualifying purchase. Last year a free $50 Apple gift card was given with any Apple Watch SE or Apple Watch Series 3 purchase.
- You can scroll down the page to view the Apple Watch deals from last year to get a better idea of the type of offers that we typically see.
As always, the latest Black Friday news will be posted as soon as we get it. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly for more updates or join our newsletter to stay informed.
Last Year’s Black Friday Ad
Updated on Monday November 22, 2021: We are once again tracking this year’s best Black Friday deals on Apple Watch. As Black Friday ads get leaked from stores like Kohl’s, Best Buy, Costco, Target and other retailers, we are pulling out the deals and posting them here for you in one place. We will be updating this page from now through Thanksgiving weekend so be sure to bookmark us and check back often for the latest news.
Here are the Apple Watch Black Friday deals for 2021 that we have already confirmed:
You’ll find the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS on the cover page of Walmart’s main Black Friday 2021 ad. It’s sale priced for $109, a savings of $90. Pick it up online at walmart.com beginning Monday November 22, 2021 at 7:00PM EST/4:00PM PST and in-stores on Friday November 26, 2021 at 5:00AM. 4-hour online early access will be given to all Walmart+ members which will begin at 3:00PM EST/12:00PM PST on Wednesday November 22, 2021.
You’ll find three different Apple Watches featured on the 8th page of Target’s Black Friday 2021 ad; the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS is on sale for $169.99 (that’s $30 off), the Apple Watch SE GPS is on sale for $219.99 (that’s $60 off) and the Apple Watch 7 GPS starting at $399.99 (it’s not on sale). You can pick up any of these deals in stores or at target.com from November 21-27, 2021 or while supplies last.
You’ll find a number of deals at Amazon’s Black Friday sale this year. Whichever smart watch you decide on, it’s worth comparing the sale prices to those available right now at Amazon.
Although it’s not discounted, you’ll be able to get a free $50 Apple gift card when you purchase the Apple Watch SE or Apple Watch Series 3 directly from your local Apple Store or at apple.com. Sale runs from Black Friday through Cyber Monday (Nov. 26-29, 2021) or while supplies last. Some exclusions apply. Official offer terms can be found on their Black Friday 2021 ad scan.
Which Apple watch is on your wish list this holiday season? The new Apple Watch Ultra or Series 8? Or will you opt for the more affordable Fitbit instead? Let us know in the comments below.