Apple Watch Black Friday 2021: What to Expect | The Sun UK

TECH enthusiasts, fitness freaks and ardent Apple fans will all be watching keenly for Apple Watch Black Friday deals this year.

Since it launched in April 2015, it has become the must-have accessory for those looking for an alternative to a FitBit, a way to track their health and sleep or simply a stylish bit of wearable tech.

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Pre-Black Friday Apple Watch deals

Some retailers begin offering great deals in the run-up to Black Friday itself. Here are some of the bargains we've spotted.

UK deals

  1. Apple Watch SE, £249 from Amazon, save £20 – buy here
  2. Apple Watch Series 6, £349 from Amazon, save £60 – buy here
  3. Apple Watch Series 3, £179 from Currys, save £18 – buy here
  4. Apple Watch Series 6, £319 from Very, save £60 – buy here

US deals

  1. Apple Watch Series 6 Renewed, $409.99 from Amazon, save $89.01 – buy here
  2. Apple Watch SE, $269.98 at Walmart – buy here
  3. Get $200 off when you buy two Apple Watch Series 7 models at T-Mobile – buy here
  4. Get $200 off your Apple Watch when trading in an eligible Apple Watch model at Best Buy – buy here

When is Black Friday 2021?

Black Friday falls on the day after Thanksgiving in the US — making it November 26 this year.

In recent years, it's become hugely popular in the UK as well.

Will the Apple Watch be on sale on Black Friday?

Apple itself does not traditionally take part in Black Friday sales, and maintains its characteristically high prices throughout November.

However, a number of retailers that stock Apple Watches are sure to take part, meaning that you shouldn't struggle to find yourself some high-tech wrist wear at a bargain come November 26.

How much is an Apple Watch?

Currently, the Apple website sells three models of the Apple Watch, alongside two limited editions.

The range-topping model is the Apple Watch Series 7, which goes in hard on health-related tech and costs £369 (GPS) or £469 (GPS and cellular).

There's a "revolutionary" sensor and app that can read your blood oxygen level, and the device can also take an ECG (electrocardiogram, a test that measures your heart's rhythm and electrical activity), and shows you a number of fitness metrics at a glance.

  1. Apple Watch Series 6, £408.99 on Amazon – buy here

The Apple Watch Series 7 is similar in the major features to the Apple Watch Series 6. Upgrades include an improved display, faster charging and an on-screen keyboard. But the Series 6 model is still a superior piece of tech, and is well worth looking at this Black Friday.

The Apple Watch SE also offers many of those features, minus the most sophisticated ones such as the blood oxygen sensor.

Unless you're a health nut, this is probably the model that represents best value for money — the SE is currently available for just £269 on Amazon. The model with GPS and Cellular, which allows you to call and text without having your phone on you, is currently £323.28, a discount of £25.

  1. Apple Watch SE, £323.28 on Amazon – buy here

The cheapest Apple Watch you can buy new is the Series 3, which originally came out in 2017 and retails for just under £200. It has great core features including fitness tracking, but doesn't have the battery life of models further up the ladder.

  1. Apple Watch Series 3, £179 on AO – buy here

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What Apple Watch deals to expect on Black Friday 2021

While you shouldn't expect to find huge discounts on Apple's own website, there will be plenty of retailers offing savings on the Apple Watch in November.

Last year, the price of the Series 5 Apple Watch hit an all time low on Amazon, with the Space Grey model being sold for £379.65 — a saving of more than £120 on its RRP.

The Series 5 watch is no longer being sold by Apple, but you should expect proportional discounts on the current Apple Watch line-up, which comprises the Series 3, Series 6 and SE — especially considering the Series 7 has now hit stores, which could force prices down.

You probably shouldn't expect similar discounts for the special Hermès and Nike collaborations, though.

Where to buy the Apple Watch on Black Friday

Here's a list of retailers who may offer Apple Watch Black Friday deals come November:

UK retailers

  • Amazon
  • AO
  • Argos
  • Currys
  • John Lewis
  • Selfridges
  • Very

US retailers

  • Amazon
  • AT&T
  • Best Buy
  • B&H
  • Gamestop
  • Target
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
  • Walmart

Will the Apple Watch be on sale on Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday, which tends to be an online-only event, takes place the Monday following Black Friday — this year, it's November 29.

Many retailers have deals running across the weekend, and some even have sales lasting into December, so it's definitely worth keeping an eye out for Apple Watch Cyber Monday deals.

Does the Apple Watch track sleep?

The most sophisticated Apple Watches — the Series 7, Series 6 and the SE — come with the capability to track your sleep.

This means that you can wake up in the morning and see how much sleep you got, and check your sleep over the last 14 days. You can also set sleep schedules and sleep goals.

The Series 3 comes with the capability to track sleep if installed with WatchOS 7, but some reviewers have noticed that the battery life isn't quite good enough to properly support it.

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Are Apple Watches worth it?

Realistically, a minimum of £197 is a lot of money to pay for a watch (although, as we all know, prices for wristwear can get a lot higher).

However, Apple Watches are much more than just a watch – you can track your fitness levels, pay for things, check texts and much more.

The functionality they provide and the way they integrate with your other Apple products is bound to make your day-to-day life incrementally easier, and it's hard to put a price on that — and that's especially true if you manage to grab an Apple Watch in the Black Friday sales.

After reading about the best Apple Watch Black Friday deals, you might be interested in seeing what sales we're expecting on Apple Airpods this November.

We've also made a guide on what to expect from Currys PC World's Black Friday sales.

And here's the best parts of Amazon's Black Friday Sale this year.

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