This Apple Watch SE is almost half price for Cyber Monday – and thousands of shoppers are already buying it

You can save 42% on a 1st gen Apple Watch SE with this Cyber Monday saving from a major retailer

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There are some Black Friday deals you come across that are no-brainers, and the massive discount on this 1st Gen Apple Watch SE is one of them if you're looking to purchase your first smart watch this week. 

Walmart currently have the watch on offer for $149, a saving over $130 on the retail price. It's a model that our tech writers said was the best Apple Watch you could buy if you're looking for a budget-friendly smart watch to start tracking your fitness.  

However, this deal only applies to the first generation model of the Apple Watch SE, but if you're feeling reticent about buying into an older model, it's worth weighing up the differences. The SE2 has a faster chip, and also has ECG and blood oxygen sensors that the 1st Gen model is lacking. But, it still allows you to take calls and texts, acts as an Emergency SOS in case of falls, and has brilliant features like integrated workouts and a compass for hiking. 

In reality, if you're looking for a smartwatch that's packed with functions, neither of these models is probably the best fitness tracker for you. The Apple Watch SE serves a purpose as an entry level smart watch, so if you're making your first investment in the realm of smart watches, or replacing an old one, that $130 saving is more than enough to convince us that this is the best Apple Watch you can buy right now. 

Apple Watch SE (1st Gen) GPS 40mm Space Grey with Midnight sports band | was $279, now $149 (save $130)

Apple Watch SE (1st Gen) GPS 40mm Space Grey with Midnight sports band | was $279, now $149 (save $130)

This 1st Gen Apple Watch is the perfect investment for those dipping their toes into the world of smart watches.  It can be used to take calls and texts, and to track your fitness, but also as an Emergency SOS that can detect falls and call emergency services. 

More Cyber Monday Apple Watch deals

Apple Watch Ultra (GPS + Cellular) | was $799, now $739 (save $60)

Apple Watch Ultra (GPS + Cellular) | was $799, now $739 (save $60)

You can save $60 on an Apple Watch Ultra with GPS and Cellular at Best Buy this Cyber Monday. The model in a 49mm titanium case with the Midnight Ocean Band, which now costs $739 for a limited time.

How long do the Black Friday sales last?

Black Friday took place officially on 25 November, but you will find that lots of retailers, including major outlets like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy, have lots of ongoing deals and discounts, meaning you can still hunt down that perfect deal on your most lusted-after items.

We will be bringing you the very best offers from across the web between now and the end of Cyber Monday. Make sure to bookmark our Black Friday hub to get the most up-to-date offers, and head to our Black Friday home deals page for more like this.

Hugh Metcalf
Editor of

Hugh is the  Editor of From working on a number of home, design and property publications and websites, including Grand Designs, ICON and specialist kitchen and bathroom magazines, Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture, impactful interiors and green homes. Whether moonlighting as an interior decorator for private clients or renovating the Victorian terrace in Essex where he lives (DIYing as much of the work as possible), you’ll find that Hugh has an overarching fondness for luxurious minimalism, abstract shapes and all things beige. He’s just finished a kitchen and garden renovation, and has eyes set on a bathroom makeover for 2024.