Apple Watch SE on wrist. Looking for a cheap Apple Watch SE this Black Friday?
Black Friday 2023

How cheap will the Apple Watch SE be on Black Friday 2023?

Updated on 2 November, 2023 - The Apple Watch SE (2020) is one of the most popular Apple Watches ever released -- and for good reason! Despite being a little older, it still holds up and picking one up is a smart choice in 2023. So if you're one of the many people thinking of hitting the Apple Store on Black Friday, then think again because we wrote this article just for you! Let's look at what we expect as far as Apple Watch SE Black Friday UK deals go this year.

When is Black Friday 2023?

Black Friday 2023 is going to be on November 24th. As always, it's the day after Thanksgiving. Similarly, Cyber Monday 2023 is going to be on the following Monday, November 27th. 

This is the start of the busiest shopping season of the year. We've all been trained to expect the best deals during these last couple of months of the year. For that reason, it's a time many of us start considering big new purchases. However, there are also huge savings to be had on older models. 

The Apple Watch SE is one such piece of tech. It was released in 2020, just 2 years ago. But with new models being released every year since, it may seem ancient to some! 🐱‍🐉

We're happy to say though that this isn't actually the case. You'd be a savvy consumer to consider the Apple Watch SE in 2023. 👍 Let's take a closer look at the reasons why.

Is the Apple Watch SE still good?

Smartwatches have become more and more popular throughout the past decade. Next to the Apple Watch, there’s the Samsung Galaxy Watch, the Google Pixel Watch, and then Fitbit Smartwatches and Garmin smartwatches for those solely want to track their health and activities.

iPhone users are certainly familiar with the Apple Watch series. Apple fans will even know the newest iterations are usually revealed each September. 

In 2020, the first-generation SE was released along with the Apple Watch Series 6. However, it’s grouped in with the 2019 fifth-generation Apple Watch 5, and similar in design to the 2017 Apple Watch 3

That's maybe a bit confusing, but the point is that while the Apple Watch SE 1st-gen has since been updated with the 2022 SE second-generation, the original SE does remain one of the best values. Not to mention, with the newer models just being released, the older models will see even bigger price drops soon

In our opinion though, while the newer models are certainly upgrades, they're still only minimal upgrades. The Apple Watch SE has all the main sensors and features most people need. Sleep tracking, activity logging, iPhone notifications -- and it even tells the time! 😮

The Apple Watch SE is the complete package that’ll improve the functionality of your other Apple devices and improve the insights on your health. Unless you really need the additional sensors or better battery life, we don't see a huge reason to spend extra money on what'll essentially give you the same day-to-day experience.