We on the WIRED Gear team (and millions of people around the world) agree: If you have an iPhone, the Apple Watch is the best wearable to go with it. But which version should you buy? Apple launched the Series 8, a new SE, and a rugged Ultra sports watch in 2022. The company has stopped selling last year’s Series 7 but you can still find them at online retailers (sometimes for a significant discount), along with older models. All of these watches look pretty similar and share a rotating stable of features. Here, we break down which one is best for you, and whether older models are worth the price.
Be sure to check out our other buying guides, like the Best iPad, Best Smartwatch, and Best iPhone.
Updated April 2023: We added our review for the Apple Watch Ultra and updated prices.
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