Whether you're looking for a better way to track your workouts or in search of a modern timepiece for your wrist, the Apple Watch outshines the competition and sits at the top of the smartwatch hierarchy.
Like most of Cupertino's products, the Apple Watch isn't cheap, but fortunately, there are multiple deals to help lessen the financial blow.
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Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 Deals
Want an Apple Watch with GPS and LTE? The Nike Store is taking 20 percent off the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 via coupon code "HOT20". After coupon, the 38mm model drops to $319.20 ($80 off), whereas the 42mm model drops to $343.20 ($86 off).
The Apple Watch Nike+ is designed specifically for runners. It sports a unique Nike sport band that's more durable and breathable than the traditional Apple Watch's band. It can also run exclusive Nike-themed watch faces, which let you launch the Nike+ Run Club app directly from the watch's face. Keep in mind, however, that the cellular connection will drain the watch's battery faster.
Nike's coupon expires on August 12 at 3am ET.
Apple Watch Series 1 Deals
Want the cheapest Apple Watch possible without all the bells and whistles? Walmart is selling the 42mm Apple Watch Series 1 for $179 ($100 off). That's currently the least-expensive Apple Watch you can find. Walmart occasionally has the 38mm model on sale for $149, but that sale is currently not available.
The Apple Watch Series 1 offers notifications, fitness tracking, Apple Pay, and more, but it lacks built-in GPS. And while this model is splash-resistant, it can't be submerged or used in the pool like the Series 2 and Series 3 models, which are water resistant up to 50 meters. With a 450-nit rating, its OLED screen isn't as bright as the Series 2 and Series 3 models, which both have a 1,000-nit rating. Lastly, it lacks a barometric altimeter and uses a dual-core S1P processor, instead of Apple's current-gen S3 dual-core CPU. However, Apple has confirmed that it will run watchOS 5 when it's released later this year. (The Series 0, however, will not support the new OS).
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Refurbished Apple Watch Deals
The Apple Store is renown for the high quality of its refurbs. Unlike some retailers that only offer up to 90 days of protection, the Apple Store also backs its refurbs with the same 1-year warranty included with new devices.