Best Apple Watch deals in the UK for June 2019

Best Apple Watch Deals: Is it even possible to get a great Apple Watch deal? We think it is, but it’s undoubtedly tricky.

The Apple Watch is thoroughly dominant in the smartwatch field. One recent report from Counterpoint Research reckons that the Apple Watch range occupies 37% of the global smartwatch market. Its nearest rival (Chinese brand iMoo) has just 10%.

Add in Apple’s traditional resistance to discounting its products, and the fact that these are fundamentally premium products, and the prospects of securing yourself an Apple Watch bargain aren’t looking too bright.

It is possible, though. One way is to seek out older Apple Watch models. Thanks to top notch quality control and exemplary legacy support, an old Apple Watch is not an obsolete Apple Watch.


Jump to: Which Apple Watch to buy?


Why would you contemplate buying an old Apple Watch when you can buy a new alternative for less money? Because there’s a very good reason for its popularity: it’s the best smartwatch on the market for iPhone users.

You don’t need us to tell you that it’s a stylish customer, with interchangeable straps and a range of metallic finishes. But it’s also a great way to relay all your notifications to your wrist. That includes your iMessages, which no other smartwatch grants access to.

The Apple Watch is also a top notch health and fitness tracker, with a sophisticated heart rate monitor built into every model. You can also get GPS and cellular models, so there’s the potential for going out for a run without your phone.

Meanwhile, Apple’s constantly improving watchOS and peerless support means that the Apple Watch you buy today will be even better in two years. That’s pretty rare in the tech field.

Here, then, are the best Apple Watch deals from the UK’s top online retailers.

The Best Apple Watch Deals Right Now

All prices were correct at time of publication but are subject to change. If you see a deal you’re interested in, act fast before it’s gone.

Best Apple Watch Series 4 Deals – GPS + Cellular

Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Space Grey Aluminium Case with Black Sport Loop

Our favourite smartwatch to date, the Apple Watch 4, currently has a massive £100 price drop on Amazon – making for a fantastic offer that you don't want to miss.

Apple Watch Series 4, GPS and Cellular, 40mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Sport Band, Black

If you want always-on connectivity, then you'll want the Cellular model. There aren't any real discounts on this new model, but go with John Lewis for the extra warranty.

Apple Watch Series 4, GPS and Cellular, 44mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Sport Band, Black

There's also the new 44mm option for those with larger wrists (or just wanting a bigger display).

Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular, 44mm) - Gold Stainless Steel Case with Gold Milanese Loop

If you’re after savings on a truly top model, check out this deal. It’s the very top Series 4 Watch, complete with gold stainless case and matching Milanese Loop. Classy.

Best Apple Watch Series 4 Deals – GPS

Apple Watch Series 4, GPS, 40mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Sport Band, Black

Don't expect massive discounts on this new model just yet, but going with John Lewis does get you an extended 2-year warranty over anywhere else.

Apple Watch Series 4, GPS, 44mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Sport Band, Black

For £30 more you can also opt for the larger 44mm model with the same 2-year warranty.

Apple Watch Series 4 - Silver & White Sports Band, 44 mm

A nice saving on this
particular white-strap model of the current Apple Watch champ.

Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS, 44mm) - Silver Aluminium Case with Seashell Sport Loop

Save a tenner on the this larger Series 4 with a snazzy silver aluminium case and matching silver Sport Loop.

Best Apple Watch Series 3 Deals – GPS + LTE

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), 38mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Space Black Milanese Loop

A hefty £100 saving on a Series 3 with the highly desirable Milanese Loop strap.

Apple Watch Series 3, GPS and Cellular, 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Sport Band, Black

Now that the Series 4 is here, you can pick up the larger 42mm Series 3 LTE model for a chunky discount.

Best Apple Watch Series 3 Deals – GPS

Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 GPS, 38mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band

This deal is for a refurbished model. However, it’s direct from Apple, which means it’s effectively as good as new, complete with the company’s usual one year warranty.

Apple Watch Series 3, GPS, 38mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Sport Band, Black

It’s tricky to find a
reputable retailer selling this model for less than Apple’s price brand new,
but at least John Lewis adds that 2 year guarantee.

Which Apple Watch model should you buy?

There are now several different Apple Watch models available. Series 1 is the first-gen model revamped with a new, faster processor, but isn’t water-resistant nor does it have GPS. The Series 2 is a little tougher to track down these days, but it first introduced built-in GPS and water-resistance.

The Apple Watch Series 3 introduced optional LTE connectivity in 2017, along with a healthy performance boost.

Most recently, Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 4. This significant overhaul boasts a more expansive screen, a rebuilt crown with haptic feedback, and advanced heart-tracking capabilities. It also includes a new fall sensor, which could be helpful for older users or someone with medical conditions that put them at risk of falling. In the even of a fall being detected, an SOS message can automatically be sent so you can get assistance.

From the Apple Watch Series 3 to the latest Series 4, you also have a choice of just GPS or GPS + LTE models. The latter includes an E-SIM, so your watch has its own network and data connection. That means you can still make and receive calls and messages even if you’ve not got your iPhone with you. You’ll need a separate E-SIM contract for your Apple Watch to make use of this, and the charges differ by network and country.

You can find out everything you need about how the models compare in our guides:

Apple Watch size options

Right up until the Series 4, all Apple Watch models have been available in two basic sizes: 38mm or 42mm. For the Series 4, that has expanded to 40mm and 44mm, though your old Watch bands will all still fit.

In all cases, the larger model costs a little more than the smaller option.

Consider the size of your wrist and how large or small you’d like the watch to appear before making your choice of model. While traditional watches are measured horizontally, Apple measures its watches vertically. The smaller size has a 38mm/40mm height, while the larger sits at 42mm/44mm. In terms of function they’re identical but they do have different resolutions based on the size.

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