One of the most exciting announcements out of Apple’s Time Flies September event is the introduction of a new, budget-friendly Watch SE alongside the top-range Watch Series 6 – and you can pre-order them right now.

The devices go on sale on Friday 18 September.

Keeping in line with Apple’s SE-range ‘lite’ ethos, the Watch SE will offer simplified features while doing away with bonuses like an always-on display.

Here we’re diving into Apple Watch SE price, models, and where you can buy Apple’s latest.

How much does the Watch SE cost?

The Watch SE starts at £269/$279/AUD$429 for GPS.

  • 40mm – £269/US$279/A$429
  • 44mm – £299/$309/AUD$479

For GPS + Cellular, prices start at £269/US$279/AUD$499

  • 40mm – £319/US$329/A$499
  • 44mm – £349/$359/AUD$549

Apple will also offer Apple Watch SE Nike models starting at £269/$279/AUD$429.

While these prices make the Watch SE more affordable than the Watch 6, Apple still carries the Watch 3, which starts at £199/US$199/AUD$299 – the cheapest of the series.

Where to pre-order/buy the Watch SE

The Watch SE is available directly from Apple, of course. However, you can also find it from network carriers, though rates haven’t yet been announced.

In the UK, Vodafone has confirmed it will offer the Watch SE. The Watch SE should also be available on O2 and EE, the latter of which is accepting registrations.

Currys PC World has also announced it will sell the Watch SE starting 18 September.

We’ll list other retailers here as soon as they’re announced, so keep your eyes peeled!

Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch SE

What features does the Watch SE have?

The Watch SE offers many of the features available on the more premium models including fall detection, sleep tracking, and handwashing detection. It also shares the accelerometer, gyroscope, an always-on altimeter with the Watch 6, along with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. 

What the SE doesn’t have compared to more expensive options is the always-on display, Blood Oxygen sensor and ECG. If you want to know everything there is know about the new Watch SE see our dedicated article.

If you want to see which models are now discounted due to the new releases, we’re also monitoring at the best Apple Watch deals here.