Best Apple Watch to buy in 2023

Which Apple Watch should you buy in 2023? Find the right used and refurbished Apple Watch at a great price on Back Market below.

Used Apple Watch: more choices with refurbished apple watches

In April 2015, the first Apple Watch came onto the market and, in Apple fashion, each one is optimised and given new features. You can currently buy the Apple Watch 7, Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch 3 directly from Apple. At Back Market however, you are lucky enough to also get the earlier versions such as the Apple Watch 2, 4, 5 and 6. 

Why does Back Market have the older generations?At Back Market you can buy used Apple Watches, which means that they have either already been used, are second-hand goods or were previously used as display items (think Apple stores). No matter where the devices come from, they are all tested by experts who repair any defects spotted. This is how our expansive catalogue of products is populated on the website to give you even more opportunities to find the right Apple Watch for you. 

BUT: More options also lead to more confusion? Don't worry, that's why we've collected all the information about the Apple Watches here so that you can make your decision with peace of mind. So, let's answer your question about the best Apple Watch in 2023, and which Apple Watch you should buy - or at least shortlist.

Apple Watch SE: New design and optimised interior

One could say that the SE editions from Apple are always the cheaper models. The Apple Watch SE has slightly fewer functions than the new Apple Watch 6, but it clearly stands out in terms of value for money. Both watches carry the same Apple S6 system chip and we have highlighted further similarities and differences here:

Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch 6

System Chip

Apple S6

Apple S6

GPS

integrated

integrated

Cellular

optional

optional

Water Resistance

Up to 50 metres

Up to 50 metres

WiFi

WiFi (2.4GHz)

WiFi (2.4GHz)

Heart Rate Monitor

no

yes

Electrocardiogram

no

yes

Oxygen Saturation

no

yes

Accelerometer, Gyroscope

yes

yes

Barometric Altitude Measurement

no

yes

So you can see at a glance that some functions, such as the heart rate monitor, electrocardiogram and oxygen saturation are missing in the SE version when compared to the Apple Watch 6. In return, however, you get a smartwatch in a new design with rounded corners and a large OLED display. Otherwise you can use all normal sports functions and a compass is also included in the SE version. Good to know is that you can choose between two different sizes: 44 mm and 40 mm. You can get the Apple Watch SE used from Back Market for around £209. 

Important tip: An Apple Watch SE requires an iPhone 6s or newer iPhone model with iOS 14 to pair with, you should take this into account when purchasing. You cannot pair the Apple Watch with any Android phone. 

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