This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2022, CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice around Apple’s most popular product.

On the hunt for an Apple Watch Ultra deal this side of Christmas? We’ve got the scoop on where to find the best prices and biggest discounts on Apple’s new, rugged smartwatch ahead of the holidays. 

Revealed alongside the Apple Watch Series 8, the new Ultra offers a more utilitarian Apple Watch experience with several features aimed at elite athletes, hikers and scuba divers. It offers the biggest and brightest Apple Watch display yet with a 49mm titanium case and a flat sapphire front crystal. The device is more durable than ever with MIL-STD-810H-grade certification for altitude, temperature and dust, as well as a higher water-resistance rating, up to EN13319, for diving. There’s also a new customizable Action button that offers instant access to a range of features to suit your needs. 

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A headline feature of the Apple Watch Ultra for outdoor types is the increased battery life, now up to 36 hours per charge — double that of the regular Apple Watch models — and that can be extended to up to 60 hours with a new low-power setting. 

The Apple Watch Ultra retails at $799 (£849, AU$1,299). We’ll be sure to update the below list with any Apple Watch Ultra deals that crop up.

Best Apple Watch Ultra deals 


Apple Watch Ultra is available to order in its various configurations via Amazon and you’ll benefit from a $50 price break there right now. All styles are currently discounted to $749.

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Best Buy now has all Apple Watch Ultra configurations available to order and you can save $50 across the board there. You’ll also score four free months of Apple Fitness Plus there which is a month more than Apple gives new users. Trade in your old smartwatch for some extra money off, too.

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Apple Watch Ultra is now readily available at Apple, both online and in stores. All configurations cost $799, but you can get as much as $155 off by handing over your old Apple Watch for trade-in. If you are an Apple Card holder, you’ll also be able to get 3% cash-back if you buy that way. 


Target is also listing the Apple Watch Ultra though it is not matching the $50 discount seen elsewhere. RedCard holders can, however, save 5% on the purchase of an Apple Watch Ultra which is good for $40 off. 


Apple Watch Ultra isn’t discounted at Adorama right now but it’s free to sign up to the Adorama Rewards program, however, which allows you to earn points to redeem as credit against future purchases.


Verizon is offering as much as $180 off the Apple Watch Ultra on any plan when you trade in your old smartwatch. Alternatively, you can buy one and get $250 off a second or get $120 off when you buy an Apple Watch Ultra with a new iPhone. 


AT&T is running a promotion on the Apple Watch Ultra that offers $330 off when you buy two. If you and someone else in the family are in the market for an upgrade, it’s a nice chunk of money off.


Similarly, T-Mobile will give you $200 back in credit when you buy two Apple Watch models. You’ll need at least one new line and wireless service for each device.

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