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Apple Watch price tracker: When to buy the Apple Watch 9, Apple Watch Ultra 2 and more

Ready for a new Apple Watch? You might get lucky. We’ve been tracking Apple Watch prices and now’s the perfect time to pull the trigger on a variety of Apple Watch models. Apple just revealed it the Apple Watch 9, which features a brighter screen and a new chip. The new model resulted in significant clearance discounts on existing models, including the best-selling Apple Watch 8.

Apple Watches aren’t cheap, so it’s a good idea to wait until you find one on sale. To help you out, we’ve compiled this Apple Watch price tracker so you can close when deals are good and get the best price on the coveted smartwatch.

CBS Essentials experts analyzed historical pricing data on top Apple Watch models using CamelCamelCamel to uncover key data patterns and help you find the best time to buy. Ready for a new Apple Watch 8 or Apple Watch Ultra? It turns out that it is now the Perfect it’s time to buy. Learn more in advance.



The new Apple Watch Series 9 delivers the versatility and features most people expect from their smartwatch. It can be ordered now for immediate shipping. Again, there are two case size options – 41mm and 45mm – and several case color options, including starlight, midnight, silver, and (Product)RED. You can also choose between several different case material options (all waterproof). The aluminum option, for example, is now also available in pink. All run the WatchOS 10 operating system preinstalled on the watch, along with a collection of apps.

One of the biggest improvements to the Apple Watch Series 9 is the introduction of the Apple S9 SiP chip. It improves the speed, battery life and functionality of the watch. For example, it now supports a double-tap gesture that makes it easier to control the watch with one hand. The new chip also improves the way the watch collects and analyzes data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and optical heart sensor.

Key Features of Apple Watch Series 9

  • It works with Apple’s new S9 chip and a 4-core neural engine.
  • You get 29% more accuracy with the watch’s dictation feature and Siri.
  • All new Apple Watches support additional gestures to control the watch. For example, touch your thumb and index finger together to answer or end calls.
  • The Series 9 watch now offers up to 18 hours of battery life.
  • Enjoy an always-on Retina display, twice as bright as Apple Watch 8 (up to 2,000 nits).
  • Some Siri commands and requests are now handled on-device and do not require an internet connection.
  • The new Smart Stack feature makes accessing information faster and easier on the watch screen.
  • New built-in watch faces include Snoopy, Palette and Solar Analog. There’s also a new Nike watch face.
  • The Live Activity feature now tracks more activities, including cycling.
  • The Mindfulness app offers new features, such as mindset journaling.
  • The watch can now monitor your daily daylight exposure using its ambient light sensor.
  • A three-month subscription to Apple Fitness+ is included.

The smaller 41mm case costs $399 at Apple, but Amazon has it for $390. This is a relatively small discount, but since it’s a new release, finding a discount is pretty impressive. Amazon may offer a more generous discount during the period Prime Big Deal Days sale in October, but there is no guarantee. We recommend getting your hands on an Apple Watch 9 right now.



The Apple Watch Series 8 is the previous model in the Apple Watch line. It incorporates the new S8 chip for improved performance and always-on display. Battery life can be extended up to 36 hours in low power mode. Apple Watch 8 features a durable design and is resistant to swimming, dust, and cracks. The Apple Watch 8 also has a number of health tracking features, including an optical heart sensor, an electrical heart sensor for ECG readings, a blood oxygen sensor, and a new body temperature sensor .

Right now, Amazon has marked down the 41mm GPS-only Apple Watch 8 to $299 (regularly $399). This is one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen. Pricing varies for additional models based on size and cellular options, but the Apple Watch 8 is discounted on all models. If you want to get the best deal on an Apple Watch and don’t mind not having the newest model, now is a great time to buy the Apple Watch 8.

Key features of Apple Watch 8:

  • Heart rate readings and ECG recordings are stored in the Apple Health app for easy access.
  • It effortlessly syncs with iPhones and other Apple products to share health data, messages and more.
  • It comes with a built-in blood oxygen sensor and app.

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    Built for adventurers, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is not only more rugged than the Apple Watch Series 9, but also comes with some potentially life-saving additional features. In addition to the titanium case, the battery life of the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is up to 36 hours (72 hours in low power mode), which is significantly longer than regular versions of the watch. You also get a much brighter, always-on Retina display, equipped with a night mode for better viewing in low-light situations.

    In addition to GPS tracking and dual speakers, this new version of the Ultra 2 smartwatch includes an action button, a side button, a three-microphone array, and an 86-decibel siren that can be heard up to 600 feet apart. Unlike the Apple Watch Series 9, you also get a built-in depth gauge and a selection of unique band options designed for comfort and increased durability, even in the harshest environments.

    This premium version of the Apple Watch includes all of the internal communications, security, health, fitness and related sensors and equipment built into the Apple Watch Series 9 and more.

    Main features of the Apple Watch Ultra 2

    • An always-on Retina LTPO OLED display with a peak brightness of 3,000 nits.
    • It works with Apple’s new S9 chip and a 4-core neural engine.
    • Cycling workouts automatically appear as live activity.
    • The Compass app displays the current altitude and offers a 3D view of waypoints (with their elevation).
    • The Maps app displays topographical maps that show details, such as points of interest and trailheads.
    • A three-month subscription to Apple Fitness+ is included.

    The Apple Watch Ultra 2 costs $799. This new version is not yet on sale. If you immediately want the latest and greatest Apple Watch, don’t hesitate to buy it now. But if you’re looking for a deal, you might want to wait, because Prime Big Deal Days and Black Friday aren’t too far away.

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