We expect to see a lot of Apple Watch deals this month. Between summer sales and back to school sales, retailers are offering some of the year's best Apple Watch deals.
Amazon, for instance, has the Apple Watch 3 (GPS/38m) back on sale for $169. That's $30 off and the cheapest Apple Watch deal we've seen all year. If you prefer the larger size, Amazon also has the Apple Watch 3 (GPS/42mm) on sale for $199. Again, it's $30 off and one of the best cheap Apple Watch deals around.
But that's not the only Apple Watch deal you can get right now. We're searching high and low for cheap Apple Watch deals and bringing them straight to you. So whether you're searching for the Apple Watch Series 3 or the new Apple Watch Series 5, here are the best deals right now.
Best Apple Watch deals right now
- Apple Watch 3 (GPS/38mm): was $199 now $169 @ Amazon
- Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS/44mm): was $429 now $409 @ Amazon
- Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS/LTE/40mm): was $499 now $399 @ Adorama
- Apple Watch Sport Loop (44mm): was $49 now $39 @ Amazon
- Apple Watch Charger: was $29 now $26 @Amazon
Apple has dropped the price of the Apple Watch 3 down to $199. As a result, it's become the cheapest Apple Watch you can find.
Despite its entry-level status, the Apple Watch Series 3 is still an excellent smartwatch. It offers many of the same features found in the newer models like solid fitness tracking, a water proof design, and Apple Music streaming capabilities. The major trade-offs are that you get a slightly dated design and you don't get access to the ECG app, which measures the electrical activity of your heart.
In terms of deals, the Apple Watch 3 (38mm/GPS) hit an all-time price low of $129 on Black Friday. It was an amazing Apple Watch deal that we likely won't see again till Amazon Prime Day 2020. On major holidays, you might find the Apple Watch 3 on sale for $169 or $189, but act fast because Apple Watch 3 deals don't tend to last long and they're also very rare.
Read our full Apple Watch Series 3 review.
The Editor's Choice Apple Watch Series 4 is getting harder to find. No longer sold by Apple, this model features larger display options (40mm and 44mm), advanced sensors (including a new accelerometer and gyroscope that can detect falls), and support for Apple's ECG app.
The displays are more than 30% larger than the displays on the Apple Watch 3, which makes a noticeable difference. For instance, the 40mm model's OLED screen is 394x324, compared to the 38mm Series 3's 340x272 display. The larger screen makes every interaction with your Apple Watch much easier.
The Apple Watch 4 also comes with Apple's Digital Crown with haptic feedback and you can now raise your wrist and say, "Hey Siri" to summon Apple's digital assistant. Previously, you had to press the Digital Crown, which was slow to beckon Siri. The new S4 processor in the Apple Watch Series 4 is also up to 2x faster than the CPU in its predecessor.
The Apple Watch 4 (GPS/40mm) typically sells for $349 from Amazon and Best Buy. However, it hit an all-time low of $299 over the holidays. Every now and then you can find it on sale for $30 off. The larger model is usually $50 off, whereas the GPS/LTE models can be as much as $100 off.
Read our full Apple Watch Series 4 review.
The Apple Watch Series 5 is Apple's current-gen smartwatch. The Editor's Choice watch now sports an always-on screen that dims when it's not in use. It's a subtle change, but one that makes a big difference.
You could argue that most competing smartwatches have had this feature for years. But Apple's always-on display is different because in addition to time, it shows you up to six complications (all customizable), which can range from local weather to your daily step/fitness goals. We also like that the display's ambient light sensor can detect how bright your environment is and adjust itself accordingly, so the display is never too bright or too dark.
Apple Watch 5 deals are now pretty aggressive and take up to $100 off the base (GPS/40mm) model. In some instances, the Apple Watch 5 has been cheaper than Apple Watch deals on its predecessor.
Read our full Apple Watch Series 5 review.
The Apple Watch Series 5 Nike is essentially an Apple Watch 5 with a few unique features. For starters, it has five exclusive faces that you can only get on the Nike Watch.
The Nike faces feature a non-removable Nike complications that make it easy to access the Nike Plus Run Club app. If you're an avid runner who's invested in the Nike app, it's a nice perk to owning the Apple Nike Watch.
The watch also comes with a Nike band, which is designed for better breathability and to wick away sweat while you're working out.
The Apple Watch Nike starts at $399 (GPS/40mm) and $429 (GPS/44mm). Deals tend to be modest; you'll frequently see from $15 to $40 off either model.
Apple Watch deals at the Apple Store
The Apple Store wouldn't normally be our go-to spot for Apple Watch deals, however, Apple has an excellent trade-in program where you could get up to $140 for your old Apple Watch. Trade-in your Series 3 Apple Watch for up to a $100 Apple Store credit or an Apple Watch 4 for up to a $150 credit.