Best Apple Watch Series 6 UK Deals: Christmas 2020 Offers
Cyber Week is here! These deals are the best available right now, though you may need to be quick as some will sell out.
With the iPhone 12 getting its own special October event this year, the main focus in September was the Apple Watch and iPad.
One of the big new products announced was the Watch Series 6, Apple’s new flagship wearable. It offers new health-focused hardware, a faster processor, new colour options and more, although the mid-range Apple Watch SE may tempt the more budget-conscious.
Although the Series 6 only went on sale from 18 September, it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled for any potential Cyber Monday discounts. We’ll also keep an eye on stock, with the watch likely to be in demand as we approach Christmas.
How much does the Apple Watch Series 6 cost?
The Apple Watch Series 6 starts at £379 for models with GPS, but it’ll depend largely on the combination of size, connectivity and watch strap that’ll ultimately determine the price you’ll pay:
- Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm): £379 / US$399 / AUD$599
- Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm): £409 / US$429 / AUD$649
The price jumps up an additional £100 if you’re interested in cellular connectivity. It’s worth noting that you’ll likely also have to pay an additional monthly cost for cellular connectivity, although just how much depends on the network provider you sign up to.
- Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, cellular): £479 / US$499 / AUD$749
- Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, cellular): £509 / US$529 / AUD$799
If that’s a little too pricey, why not consider the mid-range Apple Watch SE or the entry-level Apple Watch Series 3? If you’re not heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem, there are plenty of great smartwatch deals throughout Black Friday and beyond.
Best Apple Watch Series 6 deals
As Apple’s latest flagship smartwatch, you won’t find many big discounts on the Watch Series 6 for Cyber Monday. Apple’s did hold a four-day Black Friday gift card promotion, but the device wasn’t included and it’s expired anyway.
So, for the best price currently, head to KRCS. The retailer is the one one we’ve found so far that’s offering any significant discounts on the watch. Full details below:
Not all colours are currently in stock, but it’s worth checking the KRCS website to see if your favourite is available. You can also buy the watch from the following retailers:
The cellular model is also available on contract via the following networks:
- Vodafone – from £27 per month with £19 upfront
- O2 – from £15 per month with no upfront costs (up to £20 per month after 6 months)
- EE – from £28 per month with no upfront cost, or trade in Watch Series 3, 4 or 5 and get same deal for £24 per month
In the US, head to Best Buy (save $20 on all models), Target ($50 off all models) or Walmart to buy the Wi-Fi model of the Apple Watch Series 6. On contract, your best bets are Verizon (from $20.83pm), AT&T (from $17.67pm) or T-Mobile (from $16.67pm).
Should I wait until closer to Christmas?
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be behind us, but there are plenty of great deals available all year round. That’s especially true at the moment, with Christmas just around the corner.
A few retailers’ Black Friday sales are continuing, and there may be further discounts later in the month, but our advice remains the same. With so much uncertainty around finance and retail, and no guarantees regarding what we will see, we suggest you don’t wait around. If you see a deal you like, on a product you need, and you can afford the outlay, buy it today.
What’s new with the Apple Watch Series 6?
When it comes to the Apple Watch Series 6, the headline new feature is the addition of a blood oxygen sensor, utilising LEDs and sensors to measure the colour of your blood to provide an accurate O2 level reading. It goes beyond simply measuring though; Apple aims to help manage asthma and heart complications with the feature, and possibly even alert COVID-19 sufferers to low blood oxygen levels.
Alongside the blood oxygen sensor, you’ll find an upgraded S6 chipset for a 20% boost in performance and a range of new customisable watch faces too. There are also new Blue and Product RED colour options available for those bored of the muted colour options available on Apple’s smartwatch range until now.
On the non-Apple front, you’ve also got the premium Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 to consider.
The Galaxy Watch 3 isn’t necessarily cheaper than the Series 6, starting at £399 for the 41mm model, but it’s a viable alternative if you’ve not got your heart set on Apple’s official smartwatch.
It doesn’t offer the notification integration or Siri support of the Apple Watch, but the sleek circular design, great fitness tracking capabilities, standalone apps and rotating bezel should be enough to tempt some dedicated iPhone fans. We gave it 4.5 stars in our review and used it with an iPhone, which says a lot about what the Galaxy Watch 3 has to offer.