Best Prime Day Apple Watch Deals 2023: recap

Best Prime Day Apple Watch Deals 2023: Watch 8 now has $119 discount!
Amazon's big Prime Day 2023 shopping event is over, and we can say it was full of amazing Prime Day smartwatch deals, including some very notable Prime Day Galaxy Watch deals. Not only that, but we even saw a few great deals on the Apple Watch Series 8 and the Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen). So here is what went down in terms of Apple Watch deals during this year's Amazon Prime Day.

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Apple Watch Ultra Prime Day offers

Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra

The Good

  • Exceptional rugged design
  • Bright and vivid display
  • Solid and reliable battery life
  • Intuitive and logical watchOS 9 interface
  • Excellent performance and functionality
  • Great selection of wellness and health features

The Bad

  • At $799, it's not very affordable
  • Little differentiation from the Apple Watch Series 8
  • Just a single color option

The saddest part of this Amazon Prime Day is that the Apple Watch Ultra, which is currently the best Apple Watch on the market, didn't receive a discount.

However, Apple Watch Ultra deal hunters were still able to save a nice sum as long as they were willing to make a compromise. During the shopping bonanza for Prime Members, Amazon had a nice deal on a refurbished Apple Watch Ultra model. The renewed Apple Watch Ultra with Yellow Ocean Band was discounted by $80.

Apple Watch Series 8 Prime Day deals

Apple Watch Series 8 (45mm)

Apple Watch Series 8 (45mm)

The Good

  • Beautiful look, premium feel
  • Smooth performance
  • Tons of bands available - 1st and 3rd party
  • Water-resistant
  • Huge amount of fitness tracking options, plus custom programs (available with watchOS 9)
  • Sleep stages (available with watchOS 9)

The Bad

  • Temperature sensor is underused
  • Some may be getting tired with the design
  • Only pairs and activates with iPhone (sorry, iPad users)

The Series 8 was released at the same time as the Apple Watch Ultra and is the standard premium Apple Watch this year. And unlike its bigger brother, the Apple Watch Series 8 received quite a nice discount during this year's Amazon Prime Day. Prime Members were able to save $119 on a brand-new Apple Watch Series 8, which is just a bonkers discount.

Furthermore, Amazon had an incredible offer for those wanting to get an extra piece of mind with their new Apple Watch. The bundle that offers a 45mm Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS + Cellular) and AppleCare+ for 2 years was available for $299 off its usual price at the retailer during Prime Day 2023.

Apple Watch SE 2 Prime Day deals

Apple Watch SE (2022)

Apple Watch SE (2022)

The Good

  • Premium build
  • Water resistant
  • Fast performance
  • Great value for money

The Bad

  • No always-on display
  • Thicker bezels
  • Slower charging
  • Still no ECG and blood oxygen sensor

In September 2022, Apple announced a second-generation Apple Watch SE alongside the Apple Watches 8 and Ultra. The SE is a more affordable Apple Watch that packs some of the fitness and workout features and misses out on some more specific features like oxygen monitoring or an ECG app.

As for the Apple Watch SE 2 offers on Prime Day 2023, the 40mm GPS version of the smartwatch was discounted by only $30. That said, the 40mm GPS + Cellular variant of the 2-gen Apple Watch received a bigger $49 discount.

Yes, it's disappointing that we didn't see bugger discounts on the Apple Watch SE 2 during this Prime Day, but we must also note that the smartwatch is already pretty affordable even without a discount. 

How much can I save on Apple Watches during Prime Day?

It depends on the model you decide to go for. For example, the Apple Watch Series 8 was discounted by $119, but the Ultra didn't receive a discount this year. That said, you'll save the most if you go for a refurbished model (those are generally cheaper even without big sale events to shave prices even more). 

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So if your goal is to save big time and getting a renewed device is not a problem for you, then you should keep your eyes open for discounted refurbished Apple Watches during next Amazon Prime Day.

How long do Prime Day Apple Watch deals last?

The deals on Apple Watches during Prime Day last as long as Prime Day. And the deals this year were indeed available for only 48 hours, since the event started on July 11th and continued during July 12th. However, stocks do run out beforehand (Apple Watches are hot, after all), so you might want to be quick with your buying decisions during the next Amazon Prime Day.

Also, some discounts stretch beyond the official end of the Prime Day shopping event or start before it. Keep your eyes open when the next Prime Day approaches for surprise discounts or flash sales.

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