Apple launched its Apple Watch back in April 2015 and, oh boy, has it come a long way since then. The processors have been upgraded, cellular connectivity has been added, the screen has been enlarged and numerous health monitoring benefits have become the smartwatch’s raison d’etre. It even has an always-on screen now.
The latest model is Apple Watch Series 5, and last year’s model (Series 4) has been discontinued, though it’s still to be found in the Black Friday bargains.
The first version to have cellular connection, Series 3, released in 2017, is still current and has been reduced in price so it’s an absolute bargain. And that’s before Black Friday reductions.
Here are five of the most striking deals you can buy right now. I’ll be monitoring the situation so please check back as I’ll be updating this post.
Apple Watch Series 5
The latest generation of Apple Watch, Series 5, was released in September, so it’s the one model which has few discounts this year. There are some, though. And this is certainly the best watch from Apple so far, with its always-on display the main upgrade this time.
One really great deal was at Amazon, a $20 discount, but you also got to deduct another $24.01 at checkout. That’s gone, but if it comes back, I’ll relist it so please check back.
Instead, check this out.
One of the most opulent of the Apple Watch designs, gold stainless steel with a gold Milanese loop is a great buy at B&H. Since other offers have sold out, this is a spectacular good Series 5 buy. Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cell, 44mm, Gold Stainless Steel, Gold Milanese Loop) is reduced from $799 to $729, a $70 reduction.
Perhaps the stainless steel isn’t for you and you’d prefer the more affordable aluminum finish. How about the Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS Only, 44mm, Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band), which is reduced by $20 from $429 to $409.
There’s a smaller discount on the Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) 40mm Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band at Best Buy. $15 off the usual $399, that’s $384. Buy it here.
Apple Watch Series 4
The real standout this Black Friday is likely to be last year’s Series 4. It is no longer sold by Apple, so retailers will be wanting to clear remaining stock. And – get this – if you aren’t worried about the always-on display, in almost every other respect, this is as good as Series 5: same processor, same dazzling design and so on.
The Best Buy standout deal is sold out but it still has the Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) 44mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band reduced by a reasonable $100. That’s down from $699 to $599.
Smaller wrists can also benefit, with the Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) 40mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band reduced to $549, which means it’s also had $100 lopped off its previous $649 price.
Apple Watch Series 3
The 2017 release, is already a real bargain now – prices start from $199 – so any extras make this already keenly priced gadget even more desirable.
Well, there were some better Series 3 deals but, guess what, they’ve sold out quickly.
Really, since the price has dropped so much recently, offers are rarer. But you can pick up the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular, 38mm) – Silver Aluminium Case with White Sport Band for $315.69 at Newegg. That’s reduced from the previous price of $379, a $63.31 saving. Buy that here.
You may feel you’re better off going to the Apple Store, where you’ll pay full price but get a $25 gift card to spend in store. The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band is $199, the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 42mm Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band is $229. Both with those gift cards. Find 38mm here and 42mm here.
I’ll be updating this post regularly, so please check back.