Apple launched two Watch devices at its Time Flies special event on Tuesday 15 September: the budget-friendly Watch SE, and the top-end Watch Series 6. Both are available to pre-order right now directly from Apple and will start shipping on Friday 18 September.

Here, we’re looking at questions around Watch 6 prices and which retailers you can pick one up from.

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. 

Also see the more affordable Watch SE’s pricing and availability in the UK and US.

Where to pre-order/buy the Apple Watch Series 6

The obvious place to pre-order the Watch Series 6 is directly from Apple.  

Other retailers and network carriers that will sell the Series 6 from 18 September include Currys PC World as well as O2, EE.

US customers can pick up the Watch 6 from Best Buy and Wal-mart. Network carriers that will support the Watch 6 include Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

What’s new in 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.  

For more on the Watch Series 6 see our dedicated article. We’re also keeping up with the best Apple Watch deals right here.