Killer Prime Day Deal: Apple Watch 3 Just $199

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Editors' Note: Now that Prime Day is underway, Amazon's gone even lower with the price on one model of the Apple Watch Series 3. You can get a 38mm Apple Watch for $169, the lowest price ever.

As the countdown to Amazon Prime Day gets closer, the deals on Apple Watches are getting better. Even before its two-day sales event begins, Amazon is discounting the Apple Watch Series 3 by $80 and taking up to $75 off the newer Apple Watch Series 4. And Amazon isn't the only place where you can find bargains on Apple's smartwatches.

Apple Watch Series 3: Was $279 now $199 @Amazon

Apple Watch Series 3: Was $279 now $199 @Amazon
This older version of Apple's smartwatch remains a great activity tracker, and the $80 discount at Amazon applies to both the 38mm and 42mm versions.

First, the Apple Watch Series 3, which may lack the larger screen and heart-monitoring features of the newer model but remains on our list of the best smartwatches. And it's even more attractive with Amazon's Prime Day discount dropping the cost for a GPS-only version of the 38mm model to less than $200. The same $80 discount also applies to the 42mm version, which is currently available for $229.

You'll find matching savings at Walmart, which has also knocked the prices of the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch Series 3 models to $199 and $229, respectively.

As for the Apple Watch Series 4, it features larger displays plus advanced health sensors. Those additions made the best smartwatch even better, and now Amazon is knocking $50 off the cost of the GPS-equipped version of the Series 4. That means the 40mm model starts at $349 while the 44mm model costs $379.

Apple Watch Series 4: Was $399 now $349 @Amazon

Apple Watch Series 4: Was $399 now $349 @Amazon
Take $50 off Apple's latest watch, and you've got yourself a device with better heart monitoring features than any Apple Watch that came before it. You can save $75 on the version with cellular connectivity.

You can save even more if you opt for the version of the Apple Watch Series 4 with cellular connectivity. A 44mm model of that watch sells for $454, a $75 discount from the normal $529 asking price.

Best Buy is matching Amazon's $50 discount. The 40mm and 44mm versions of the Apple Watch Series 4 with GPS cost $349 and $379, respectively, at Best Buy.

Philip Michaels

Philip Michaels is a Managing Editor at Tom's Guide. He's been covering personal technology since 1999 and was in the building when Steve Jobs showed off the iPhone for the first time. He's been evaluating smartphones since that first iPhone debuted in 2007, and he's been following phone carriers and smartphone plans since 2015. He has strong opinions about Apple, the Oakland Athletics, old movies and proper butchery techniques. Follow him at @PhilipMichaels.