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The 40mm GPS Apple Watch SE has dropped to $189.00 today on Amazon, which is just $10 higher compared to its all-time low price. This deal is only available in the Silver Aluminum Case with Winter Blue Sport Loop option of the Apple Watch SE, and only Amazon has the discount.

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You can also get the 44mm GPS Apple Watch SE on sale right now, available for $219.00 on Amazon, down from $279.00. This is another near all-time low price that's just $10 away from the lowest price on the Apple Watch SE, and it's available in Midnight, Silver, and Starlight Aluminum options.




If you're shopping for a more high-end Apple Watch, Amazon also has the Apple Watch Ultra 2 for $737.99 in the Indigo Alpine Loop (Medium) model, down from $799.00. This is the lowest price we've ever tracked for the Ultra 2, and right now Amazon only has one model on sale.

Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories.

Article Link: Amazon Discounts 2nd Gen Apple Watch SE to Just $189
 

coachgq

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I don’t see the point of a gps only Apple watch. You’re still tied down to your phone. It’s so much easier to have a cellular phone and just leave it on the counter as you take off for a run or a bike ride. Yes it costs more but the convenience is worth it to me.
 

Tripps9000

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Wow funny thing yesterday Walmart had it on sale at the same price and available to all the different colors 😂
 

Thisismattwade

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I don’t see the point of a gps only Apple watch. You’re still tied down to your phone. It’s so much easier to have a cellular phone and just leave it on the counter as you take off for a run or a bike ride. Yes it costs more but the convenience is worth it to me.
I don't use my (first generation, GPS-only SE) Watch as a phone replacement. It's only a fitness device for me. (I know that gives away the fact that I'm not a serious athlete since its measurements can be off/inaccurate.) I very much enjoy closing all my rings each day, and even trying to get the badge challenges each month. My physical fitness is very good for a man my age, and I attribute at least some of that to the Watch's motivation. I'll even pop into the Mindfulness app for a few minutes when I remember it.

I could easily leave my phone at home for a walk or jog if I could figure out how to get Podcasts and Audible to sync better. Why can't I choose what specific episodes/titles to send to my watch in the Watch app? So I just take my phone, and it doesn't really bother me.
 

Cranslove

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I don’t see the point of a gps only Apple watch. You’re still tied down to your phone. It’s so much easier to have a cellular phone and just leave it on the counter as you take off for a run or a bike ride. Yes it costs more but the convenience is worth it to me.
I still have a cracked screen SE (first gen) and see no problems with leaving my phone at home. I use it mainly for Apple Pay anyway. But if your more tied to having a phone around 24/7, the cellular is a no-brainer.
 

Sorinut

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I don’t see the point of a gps only Apple watch. You’re still tied down to your phone. It’s so much easier to have a cellular phone and just leave it on the counter as you take off for a run or a bike ride. Yes it costs more but the convenience is worth it to me.

I enjoy being disconnected on my runs. I leave the phone at home or in the car and just take my watch. Most of the places I trail run don't have cell service anyway, from any provider. I take my inReach if it's a long 6+ mile run.

No distractions.
 
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Fuzzball84

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Im so glad they have the SE models around... I still have a series 4 but I really only use the most basic of features and so my next Apple Watch is going to be whatever SE is about at the time...
 
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Mainsail

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Im so glad they have the SE models around... I still have a series 4 but I really only use the most basic of features and so my next Apple Watch is going to be whatever SE is about at the time...
Agreed. During the Holidays, I bought the 44mm SE at BB for $200 open box. It was pristine...no issues. I use it for the basic functions: notifications, calls, short text replies, stopwatch/timer, and activity tracking. As a result, I don't need to carry my phone around the house, which is nice.
 
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MacFarmer

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I don’t see the point of a gps only Apple watch. You’re still tied down to your phone. It’s so much easier to have a cellular phone and just leave it on the counter as you take off for a run or a bike ride. Yes it costs more but the convenience is worth it to me.

I must agree with everyone on this. I don't see the point in cellular watch. First I don't want to pay extra for the same phone plan, if I could replace my phone - fine, but I don't need additional cost. Second, the cellular watch does not last so long as gps, and for me that is most important. For the last six years that I had gps watch, I never missed cellular. It was a good daily driver, until it exploded :D Now I can't just to bring myself buying another one. I got tired or constantly charging all of my thins i.e. phones, tablets, computers. Now either I get something from gramin or sunnto (tho bulky.. :( ) or apple watch ultra.

btw, 190 buks for new SE I think is a fair deal.
 

coachgq

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I must agree with everyone on this. I don't see the point in cellular watch. First I don't want to pay extra for the same phone plan, if I could replace my phone - fine, but I don't need additional cost. Second, the cellular watch does not last so long as gps, and for me that is most important. For the last six years that I had gps watch, I never missed cellular. It was a good daily driver, until it exploded :D Now I can't just to bring myself buying another one. I got tired or constantly charging all of my thins i.e. phones, tablets, computers. Now either I get something from gramin or sunnto (tho bulky.. :( ) or apple watch ultra.

btw, 190 buks for new SE I think is a fair deal.
Fair enough. It's been convenient as heck for me for an extra $15/month for 4 cellular lines. But I also generally buy a year old watch from swappa so the savings there almost pays for my cellular usage. As far as charging, I have a dual usb c plug in my night stand. Charge my tablet on a usb c cord over night, my phone on the same usb c cord while I'm working out or running and my watch while I'm in the shower each time before work, after workout. But I get that that system may not work for everyone.
 
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