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I just got the best Apple Watch Prime Day deal — at Walmart

Apple Watch 3 deal
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There are plenty of good Prime Day Apple Watch deals deals this year, but I had my heart set on getting an Apple Watch 3 for my son. He's getting into running, and it will be great for tracking his pace and overall progress. 

Right now Amazon doesn't even have the Apple Watch 3 in stock, and Apple is selling it for $199. So when I saw that the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS/38mm) on sale for $169 at Walmart I put it right in my cart.  

Apple Watch 3 (GPS/38mm): was $199 now $169 @ Walmart
The Apple Watch 3 is a great fitness tracker and smartwatch. The waterproof watch offers heart rate notifications, workout detection, Apple Music, and Siri support for a low price. View Deal

Apple Watch 3 (GPS/42mm): was $229 now $199 @ Walmart
Want a bigger display? Walmart also has the Apple Watch 3 with the larger 42mm watch face on sale for $199. Amazon has it for the same price.View Deal

Although it's been around for a while, the Apple Watch 3 is one of the best smartwatches around. You get a water-resistant design that's swim-proof and built-in GPS is there to keep track of your pace and distance when you run. 

In our Apple Watch 3 review, we really liked the watch's fitness tracking features, its design, and Apple Music support. The newer Apple Watch SE has a larger display, fall detection and optional cellular connectivity, but the Apple Watch 3 is still great as a starter smartwatch.

Be sure to check out all of the best Prime Day deals in every category, from TVs and laptops to appliances and mattresses. 

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Mark Spoonauer is the global editor in chief of Tom's Guide and has covered technology for nearly 20 years. In addition to overseeing the direction of Tom's Guide, Mark specializes in covering all things mobile, having reviewed dozens of smartphones and other gadgets. He has spoken at key industry events and appears regularly on TV to discuss the latest trends. Mark was previously editor in chief of Laptop Mag, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Follow him on Twitter at @mspoonauer.