Best Apple Watch Deals in March 2019: Series 3 for $199

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Update March 13: Act fast. For a limited time, Amazon has the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm on sale for $199. That's $80 off and the best price we've ever seen for this model. The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 42mm is also on sale for $229 ($80 off). If Amazon inventory sells out, Best Buy also has the 38mm and 42mm models at the same prices. 

If you want to own the best smartwatch around but don't want to pay full price — you've come to the right place. Since the start of the year, retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Walmart have been offering excellent Apple deals on Cupertino's smartwatch. 

The sales tend to finish quickly — especially on the lower-priced GPS-only models — but when one sale runs out, another one begins. 

This week, Amazon has the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm and the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 42mm on sale for $199 and $229, respectively. That's $80 off in both cases and the best price we've seen for these watches. (The 38mm model hit this price briefly during Black Friday). The Series 3 is water resistant, supports watchOS 5, and packs an optical heart rate sensor. It's a no-brainer at this price. 

By comparison, the Apple Watch 4 (which sports a more modest $15 discount at Amazon) features a bigger display, optical heart rate sensor with EKG support, and a faster Apple processor.  

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Apple Watch Series 3

Because it's a year old, the Apple Watch Series 3 tends to see the most deals. As a result, it's the most affordable Apple Watch you can buy. It's water resistant, supports watchOS 5, and can be frequently found from $200 (GPS model). This week, however, it's on sale at its lowest price ever.   

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Refurbished Apple Watch Deals

If you don't mind owning a refurbished Apple Watch, the Apple Store has some models on sale. 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.

Currently, the Apple Store has refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 GPS/LTE models from $469. However, we recommend waiting for a better refurb deal or waiting for a new Series 3 model to go on sale again.