The best Apple Watch deal isn’t on a new model–but you won’t know the difference
The Apple Watch Series 8 is a fantastic wearable with an array of sensors and features, but many users just want a simple smartwatch to track steps and send messages. That’s where the Apple Watch SE comes in and you can save huge on one right now: Walmart is selling the 40mm first-gen Apple Watch SE for $149 and the 44mm model for $179, a savings of $130 on the original MSRP and a ridiculously low price.
Apple sells the current second-gen SE for $249 and it’s basically the same as the model Walmart is selling. The main differences are a slightly faster chip (S8 vs S5) and the addition of Crash Detection, which will notify emergency contacts and authorities when you’ve been in a car accident. Otherwise, the old SE is exactly the same, with a 40mm or 44mm display, heart-rate sensor, 18-hour battery life, and 50M water resistance.
The Apple Watch SE doesn’t have high-end features like an always-on display or ECG sensor, but the SE is a perfect entry-level watch for any iPhone user looking to get into wearables. And at this price is practically a steal.