Black Friday deals are officially here! We’re seeing excellent Watch Series 6 discounts from major retailers – so if you’ve been eyeing the wearable, there’s no better time to buy it.
The Watch Series 6 launched alongside the budget-friendly Watch SE at Apple’s Time Flies special event on Tuesday 15 September 2020. Time really does fly, as a year on Apple has released a new Apple Watch Series 7 – we’re looking at all the places you can pick up one of those separately, but this article is all about the Watch Series 6.
The Watch 7 release can only mean good news for Watch 6 deals as discounts are piling up with up to £110 off from Amazon! It also means the market for refurbished Apple Watch Series 6 is likely to increase too as customers trade in their old watches towards the new one – we’re seeing up to £350 off from the BT Store on a cellular stainless steel option!
So without further ado, here are the best Apple Watch 6 deals on right now – whether you’re after the GPS or GPS + Cellular model.
We’re also keeping up with the best Apple Watch deals across every model right here. Check out all the Best Black Friday Apple deals here and the best Apple deals across the web today.
Best Black Friday Apple Watch Series 6 Deals 2021 – £110 off
You can save considerably more if you buy refurbished however. The BT Shop has £350 off 44mm Cellular option (steel case) which is sealed an in its original packaging. This means it’s returned stock, so it’s pretty much good as new.
Similarly, the Apple Refurbished Store also has £110 off a 40mm Cellular option – which is as close to new you can buy.
Meanwhile, MusicMagpie has £177 off the 40mm cellular Watch 6 in “Good” condition.
We’re looking at all the retailers with Watch Series 6 deals below. We’re also separately collecting the very best Apple deals here.
1. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, GPS + Cellular) – Refurbished
Now: £349 (£350 off)
This refurbished Apple Watch 6 with cellular connectivity has over £350 off (the usual price for the 44mm cellular option with a steel case is £699).
BT has listed it as returned stock that’s still sealed in the box making it an even more appealing deal. See our full coverage.
2. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, Cellular)
Now: £399 (£110 off)
Save £110 on the 44mm Watch 6 with cellular connectivity!
3. Apple Watch 6 (40mm, Cellular) – Refurbished
Now: £259.99 (£219 off)
This refurbished Watch Series 6 40mm, in “Good” condition, saves you £219 off the original price thanks to Music Magpie’s Black Friday pricing. MusicMagpie offers a 14-day money-back guarantee and a 12-month warranty. Delivery is free.
If you trade in your old devices, books, or DVD/CDs, you can get even more money off this Apple Watch.
4. Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm)
Now: £289 (£90 off)
Following its official discontinuation in September 2021, retailers have continued to sell the Apple Watch Series 6 at a discount.
It cost £379 when new, so this is a generous saving; bearing in mind that the Series 7 does not represent a huge step forward, this is a decent option at less than £300!
5. Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, Cellular)
Now: £369 (£110 off)
6. Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular, 44mm)
Now: $379 ($50 off)
US shoppers can save $50 on the 44mm Apple Watch 6 with GPS and Cellular from Walmart
7. Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS) – Renewed
Now: £299.95 (£79.05 off)
Save nearly £80 on the 40mm Watch 6 with GPS from Amazon when you buy renewed.
8. Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, Cellular, refurbished)
From: Apple Refurbished Store
Now: £369 (£110 off)
With the Apple Watch Series 7 now on sale, Apple has begun selling refurbished models of the last-gen but still capable Apple Watch Series 6 via its Refurb Store. Get £110 off the 40mm variant of Series 6 complete with cellular connectivity.
9. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm)
Now: £309 (£100 off)
Get £100 off the 44mm variant of Apple’s Series 6 smartwatch, with a matching Sport Band. ECG and blood oxygen sensors are the latest additions to the wearable’s already stellar feature set, while the fact that the Series 7 is now on the scene is only going to drive down the price of the Series 6 even further.
10. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, cellular) with 4GB data
Now: £26 per month
EE only has a few of the Apple Watch 6 with Cellular in stock. If you want to reduce your monthly cost for 4GB data, you can opt for the £24 per month deal with a £30 upfront cost. Keep in mind these are paired plans, so you’ll need to have a handset on EE to begin with.
11. Apple Watch Series 6
Now: Included with qualifying health insurance plans (Free if health target reached)
If you’re looking for private health insurance, business health insurance or life insurance, you can now get an Apple Watch 6 with your plan from a £37 deposit. If you hit 160+ Vitality activity points a month, there’s nothing more to pay.
Keep in mind, there’s a minimum premium of £45 per month for life insurance on a 36-month term.
How much does the Apple Watch Series 6 cost?
The Watch 6 starts at £379/US$399/AUD$599 for models with GPS:
- 40mm – £379/US$399/AUD$599
- 44mm – £409/US$429/AUD$649
For GPS + Cellular connectivity, prices start at £479/US$499/AUD$749:
- 40mm – £479/US$499/AUD$749
- 44mm – £509/US$529/AUD$799
Watch 6 Nike editions are also available for £379/US$399/AUD$599.
Of course, there’s the more affordable Watch SE which you can buy from these retailers.
Also see: When is the next Apple Event?
Where to buy the Apple Watch Series 6
Below you can see prices for Watch Series 6 across major retailers. If you buy directly from Apple delivery is free.
In February 2021, Apple also released the Black Unity Aluminum Case with Sport Band limited edition Watch Series 6 in honour of Black History Month in the US. The device features a custom “Black Unity” laser-etched crystal on the back, along with a Pan-African flag inspired sport band.
Apple Watch 6 retailers
Network carriers UK & US
- EE – low stock
- O2 – out of stock (at time of writing)
- Vodafone – out of stock (at time of writing)
- Verizon (from $20.83 per month) $100 off with trade-in, $150 off new iPhone with purchase
- AT&T (from $17.67 per month), free Apple Watch SE with second Watch 6
- T-Mobile (from $20.84 per month) – offering $250 off when you buy a second Watch of equal or lesser value
Where to get refurbished deals on Apple Watch 6
Another way to get an excellent deal on the Apple Watch (while being environmentally conscious!) is to buy refurbished. Refurbished products may show some signs of wear in some cases, but are thoroughly tested and repaired to work just like new. The quality of the repair will vary depending on the retailer, so makes sure that anything you buy is backed with a warranty.
Most refurbished resellers will offer a one-year warranty that offers technical support and repairs should you run into any problems.
The best place to buy a refurbished Apple Watch is directly from Apple’s Refurbished Store, where every product is Apple Certified refurbished. An Apple Certified refurbishment means it’s virtually indistinguishable from buying new – except the price is much lower.
Apple promises a one year warranty, free delivery and returns. Each refurbished Apple Watch undergoes full functional testing and a thorough clean and comes with the original OS or a more recent version as well as all the accessories and cables you’d need.
The only downside to the Apple Refurbished Store is you’re less likely to find the newest models, like the Series 6. Instead, you might want to go to other retailers like Music Magpie or buy Amazon Renewed, both of which also test and repair pre-owned devices thoroughly to ensure it works like new. Both also offer a one year warranty.
What to expect from the Apple Watch 6
For starters, the new Apple Watch will include a blood oxygen sensor in a bid to help battle Covid-19. The feature should also help manage asthma and heart complications. The oxygen sensor uses LED lights to measure the colour of your blood to understand whether your O2 levels are healthy.
The Watch 6 will also feature new watch faces, and under the hood the smartwatch gets a new 6th generation Apple S6 chip which should be 20% faster than the Watch Series 5. If you want to read more read our Apple Watch 5 vs Apple Watch 6 comparison.