Walmart has a couple of outstanding Black Friday deals on Apple Watches. Right now you can get the 1st gen Apple Watch SE for only $149.00 with free shipping. That’s a very low price for a watch that’s jam packed with useful features and superb build quality. If you want something more current, the Apple Watch Series 8 is also on sale starting at $349. The Series 8 is currently the newest generation; only the pricey Apple Watch Ultra is fancier.
Walmart Black Friday Deal: Apple Watch SE for $149
Although there’s a new, considerably more expensive 2nd gen Apple Watch SE that was released this year, the 1st gen Apple Watch SE is still a very relevant watch. It was released in September of 2020, making it just over two years old. It might not have all the bells and whistles of the newer models, but it is easily more than enough watch for most people. If you have an iPhone, the 1st gen Apple Watch SE is still a better all-purpose watch than any non-Apple watch out there, regardless of price.
The Apple Watch SE sports a gorgeous Retina OLED display. It’s powered by the same S5 chipset that you’d find in the Apple Watch 5. Its sleek aluminum casing is IPX7 rated, which means it will survive submerged in 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes, or a maximum depth of 50 meters. It also has the same accelerometer, gyroscope, and altimeter you’ll find on the more expensive Apple Watch models.
Apple Watch SE also has several health and fitness features. It can measure high and low heart rate and detect irregular heart rhythm thanks to its optical heart sensor. The GPS and motion sensors allow it to track your pace and distance when you’re exercising, sleep tracking, and so much more.
The fact that you can get all this in a small and elegant package for only $149 is something that can only happen on Black Friday. If you’re an iPhone user without an Apple Watch, then maybe this is the opportunity for you to finally see why it’s so great.
Walmart Black Friday Deal: Apple Watch 8 for $349
The Apple Watch Series 8 was released on September 16 of 2022 and we’re already seeing some substantial discounts on it. Walmart is offering $50 off the Apple Watch Series 8, so the 41mm model is $349 (normally $399) and the 45mm model is $379 (normally $429).
The Apple Series 8 is an incremental upgrade to the Series 7 and cosmetically they look pretty much identical. The Series 8 carries over the best features of the Series 7 like the Always-On Retina OLED display, the dual-core CPU (now called the “S8” processor, even though functionally it’s the same as the S7 processor on the Series 7), the rugged IP6X dust resistant and swimproof (to 50mm) casing, and the wealth of health features like ECG, blood oxygen, and heart rate meters. Two features new to the Series 8 are a built-in temperature sensor (primarily geared towards women’s health) as well as car crash and fall detection.