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The door-busting $179 Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen) deal is still available at Walmart

You can snag Apple's latest base model watch -- the SE (2nd Gen) -- for $70 off its regular price going into Cyber Monday.
Written by Kayla Solino, Associate Editor

Save $70 on the Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen) at Walmart starting Nov. 22. 

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Last week, Apple's newest Series 9 watch saw its first price drop following its release in September. Now, the tech brand's other models are seeing price drops, too. Currently, you can score the latest Apple Watch SE model for just $179 at Walmart, a savings of $70 off the usual price of $249. 

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This deal launched on Nov. 22 at 12 p.m. ET for Walmart+ members and has since become open for everyone else. If you've been eyeing the SE model, now is your chance to grab it with some savings. 

The watch SE is ZDNET's pick for best value Apple watch and best watch for kids and first-time buyers, and now you can save even more on Apple's base wearable. If you've been eyeing the SE model for yourself or a loved one on your list, this is the time to snatch it up.

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If you're not looking for advanced features offered in the newer Series 8,9, or Ultra and Ultra 2 models, the watch SE is a great buy with all the essentials, and you'd be surprised how well this model does stack up to Apple's other contenders. 

The SE is available in a 40 or 44mm display size and offers users up to 18 hours of battery life and 32GB of internal storage. 

The Apple Watch SE (2nd gen) does offer some of the same health and safety features as the Series 8 and the Ultra, though it doesn't track blood oxygen, do ECG heart checks, or check your temperature.

This model is additionally not dust resistant, and the glass face is not made out of crystal, like the Series 8, so it's not as crack resistant. And while the face looks just like the Series 8, the screen is actually about 20% smaller, so it has slightly thicker black bezels around the edge. It also doesn't have an always-on display.

But it includes nearly everything else, and the cellular connectivity is only a $50 add-on for the SE (compared to a $100 add-on for the Series 8). 

ZDNET Editor in Chief Jason Hiner noted that the SE (2nd Gen) makes a great smartwatch to give to someone who doesn't have an iPhone, such as a child or an elderly family member, using Apple's Family Setup. 

"If you are new to Apple Watch, giving it a try for the first time, and not sure you need all the latest health sensors, then the Apple Watch SE is a great place to get started," Hiner says. 

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