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Best Buy drops Apple Watch pricing to as low as $249 with new wave of $100 discounts

Apple retail partner Best Buy kicked off major discounts on the Apple Watch on Wednesday, offering $100 off its inventory of Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel Apple Watch models for a limited time, marking the lowest price points yet for the wearable. Some shoppers may also find equivalent or better deals at Apple authorized reseller B&H as well.



The new discounts mean customers can buy an Apple Watch for as little as $249 for a 38-millimeter, which is the steepest out-the-door price seen on the device since it launched in April.

The larger 42-millimeter Sport version starts starts at $299 with the $100 savings, while stainless steel Apple Watch models can be had starting at $$449. Best Buy also ships orders for free.

Some customers may find even greater savings with AppleInsider partner B&H, which has also knocked $50 off all models and is including a $50 B&H gift card for free with each purchase. Unlike Best Buy, B&H will not collect sales tax on your order if you live outside New York, and shipping remains free.

Therefore, shoppers outside of New York state may find a greater value proposition from B&H's promotion.

A full list of discounts on the Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel Apple Watch can be found in AppleInsider's AppleWatch Price Guide, included below:

Apple Watch Series 5

Available Configurations           Discount
40mm GPS (Silver Al, White Sport Band) $399.00 n/a $384.00 $384.00 $399.00 $15.00
44mm GPS (Silver Al, White Sport Band) $429.00 n/a $414.00 $414.00 $429.00 $15.00
40mm GPS (Gold Al, Pink Sand Sport) $399.00 n/a $384.99 place order $399.00 $14.01
44mm GPS (Gold Al, Pink Sand Sport) $429.00 n/a $414.00 $414.00 $429.00 $15.00
40mm GPS (Space Gray Al, Black Sport) $399.00 n/a $384.00 $384.00 $399.00 $15.00
44mm GPS (Space Gray Al, Black Sport) $429.00 n/a $414.00 $414.00 $429.00 $15.00
40mm Cellular (Gold Al, Pink Sand Sport) $499.00 n/a $484.00 $484.00 $499.00 $15.00
44mm Cellular (Gold Al, Pink Sand Sport) $529.00 n/a $514.00 $514.00 $529.00 $15.00
40mm Cellular (Silver Al, White Sport) $499.00 n/a $484.00 $484.00 $499.00 $15.00
44mm Cellular (Silver Al, White Sport) $529.00 n/a $514.00 $514.00 $529.00 $15.00
40mm Cellular (Gray Al, Black Sport) $499.00 n/a $484.00 $484.00 $499.00 $15.00
44mm Cellular (Gray Al, Black Sport) $529.00 n/a $514.00 $514.00 $529.00 $15.00
40mm Cellular (Stainless, SS Milanese Loop) $749.00 n/a $724.00 $724.00 $749.00 $25.00
44mm Cellular (Stainless, SS Milanese Loop) $799.00 n/a $785.99 place order $799.00 $13.01
40mm Cellular (Gold Stainless, Stone Sport) $699.00 n/a $699.00 place order $699.00 $0.00
44mm Cellular (Gold Stainless, Stone Sport) $749.00 n/a $749.00 place order $749.00 $0.00
40mm Cellular (Gold SS, Gold Milanese Loop) $749.00 n/a $729.99 place order $749.00 $19.01
44mm Cellular (Gold SS, Gold Milanese Loop) $799.00 n/a sold out $774.00 $799.00 $25.00
40mm Cellular (Space Black SS, Black Sport) $699.00 n/a sold out place order $699.00 $0.00
44mm Cellular (Space Black SS, Black Sport) $749.00 n/a $699.00 $699.00 $749.00 $50.00
40mm Cellular (Stainless, White Sport) $699.00 n/a $699.00 place order $699.00 $0.00
44mm Cellular (Stainless, White Sport) $749.00 n/a $724.00 $724.00 $749.00 $25.00
44mm Cellular (Black SS, Black Milanese Loop) $799.00 n/a $779.99 place order $799.00 $19.01
40mm Cellular (Black SS, Black Milanese Loop) $749.00 n/a $749.00 place order $749.00 $0.00
40mm Nike+ GPS (Silver Al, Platinum/Black Sport) $399.00 n/a n/a place order n/a $0.00
44mm Nike+ Cellular (Silver Al, Platinum/Black Sport) $529.00 n/a n/a place order n/a $0.00
40mm Nike+ Cellular (Silver Al, Platinum/Black Sport) $499.00 n/a n/a place order n/a $0.00
40mm Nike+ Cellular (Gray Al, Anthracite/Black Sport) $499.00 n/a n/a place order n/a $0.00
44mm Nike+ Cellular (Gray Al, Anthracite/Black Sport) $529.00 n/a n/a place order n/a $0.00
40mm Nike+ GPS (Gray Al, Anthracite/Black Sport) $399.00 n/a n/a place order n/a $0.00
44mm Nike+ GPS (Silver Al, Platinum/Black Sport) $429.00 n/a n/a place order n/a $0.00
44mm Nike+ GPS (Gray Al, Anthracite/Black Sport) $429.00 n/a n/a place order n/a $0.00
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) devices, which were introduced on September 12, 2017, allow you to stay connected even when away from your phone. From making calls and sending texts to streaming music and receiving notifications, Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular models feature built-in GPS and GLONASS. With a 16GB capacity and up to 18 hours of battery life, the Series 3 Cellular line comes in two case sizes: 38mm and 42mm. Series 3 Cellular cases also have a ceramic back with Ion-X strengthened glass and run watchOS 4. Starting at $399 (USD), Apple Watch Series 3 devices support Bluetooth 4.2 and offer up to 18 hours of battery life. Equipped with a W2 chip, the watches are also equipped with a heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and barometric altimeter. Although the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) delivers cellular connectivity independently of your iPhone, it must share the same carrier.

Available Configurations           Discount
38mm (Silver Aluminum, White Sport Band) $379.00 n/a $229.00 place order $359.00 $150.00
42mm (Silver Aluminum, White Sport Band) $409.00 n/a sold out $329.00 $409.00 $80.00
38mm (Silver Aluminum, Fog Sport Band) $379.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Silver Aluminum, Fog Sport Band) $409.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) 2018 $379.00 n/a $299.00 $299.00 sold out $80.00
42mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) 2018 $409.00 n/a $329.00 $329.00 $374.99 $80.00
38mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) $379.00 sold out $299.00 sold out sold out $80.00
42mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) $409.00 sold out $329.00 sold out $374.99 $80.00
38mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Band) $379.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Band) $409.00 sold out sold out $299.99 n/a $109.01
38mm (Silver Aluminum, Seashell Sport Loop) $379.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Silver Aluminum, Seashell Sport Loop) $409.00 sold out $570.00 sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Gray Sport Band) $409.00 sold out $248.77 sold out n/a $160.23
38mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Gray Sport Band) $379.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Dark Olive Sport Loop) $379.00 sold out $329.95 sold out n/a $49.05
42mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Dark Olive Sport Loop) $409.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Loop) $409.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Loop) $379.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Space Black Stainless, Black Sport Band) $599.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Space Black Stainless Steel, Black Sport Band) $649.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Stainless Steel, Soft White Sport Band) $599.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Stainless Steel, Soft White Sport Band) $649.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Space Black Stainless, Space Black Milanese) $749.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Space Black Stainless, Space Black Milanese) $799.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Stainless Steel, Milanese Loop) $699.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Stainless Steel, Milanese Loop) $749.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm Watch Ed. (Gray Ceramic Case, Gray/Black Band) $1,349.00 n/a sold out sold out n/a $0.00
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS Only)

Announced during Apple's Sept. 12, 2018 keynote, the Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two versions: GPS or GPS + Cellular. The Apple Watch 3 (GPS) starts at $329 (USD) and is available in three case types: Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Ceramic. Band types include Sport Loop, Sport, Leather and Stainless Steel. The Series 3 also features a faster dual-core processor compared to the Series 1 and 2, as well as a W2 chip. Running watchOS4, the Series 3 provides users with up to 18 hours of battery life and is water resistant up to 50 meters. Other features include Bluetooth 4.2 support, a heart rate sensor, and barometric altimeter.

Available Configurations           Discount
38mm (Silver Aluminum, White Sport Band) $199.00 n/a $189.00 back-ordered $209.00 $10.00
42mm (Silver Aluminum, White Sport Band) $229.00 n/a $229.00 $229.00 place order $0.00
38mm (Silver Aluminum, Fog Sport Band) $279.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Silver Aluminum, Fog Sport Band) $309.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) 2018 $279.00 n/a $189.00 $199.00 $309.99 $90.00
42mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) 2018 $309.00 n/a $229.00 back-ordered $319.00 $80.00
38mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) $279.00 sold out sold out sold out $309.99 $0.00
42mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) $309.00 sold out sold out sold out $319.00 $0.00
38mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Gray Sport Band) $279.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Gray Sport Band) $309.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Band) $279.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Band) $309.00 sold out $270.00 sold out n/a $39.00
38mm (Silver Aluminum, White Sport Band) 2018 $199.00 n/a $189.00 back-ordered $209.00 $10.00
Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+ (GPS + Cellular)

Available Configurations           Discount
38mm (Space Gray Alum, Midnight Fog Nike Sport Loop) $379.00 n/a sold out sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Silver Aluminum, Platinum/Black Nike Sport) $379.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Silver Aluminum, Platinum/Black Nike Sport) $409.00 sold out sold out sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Space Gray Alum, Black/Platinum Nike Sport Loop) $379.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Space Gray Alum, Black/Platinum Nike Sport Loop) $409.00 n/a n/a sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Space Gray Alum, Anthracite/Black Nike Sport) $379.00 n/a sold out sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Silver Alum, Crimson/Black Nike Sport Loop) $379.00 sold out sold out n/a n/a $0.00
42mm (Silver Alum, Crimson/Black Nike Sport Loop) $409.00 n/a n/a sold out n/a $0.00
Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+ (GPS Only)

Available Configurations           Discount
38mm (Silver Aluminum, Platinum/Black Nike Sport Band) $279.00 n/a sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Silver Aluminum, Platinum/Black Nike Sport Band) $309.00 n/a sold out sold out n/a $0.00
38mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Anthracite/Black Nike Sport Band) $279.00 n/a sold out sold out n/a $0.00
42mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Anthracite/Black Nike Sport Band) $309.00 n/a n/a sold out n/a $0.00
Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular)

The Apple Watch Series 4 was announced on September 12, 2018 with an all-new design in 40mm or 44mm case sizes. Equipped with an S4 64-bit dual-core processor and 16GB capacity, the Series 4 can be purchased with GPS only or GPS + Cellular connectivity. The GPS + Cellular option has built-in cellular, allowing you to make and receive phone calls, reply to messages and get notifications away from your iPhone. It does require an iPhone 6 or later with iOS 12 or later, as well as a qualifying wireless plan. In terms of hardware, the Apple Watch Series 4 features an LTPO OLED Retina display with Force Touch, Bluetooth 5.0 and an optical heart sensor. The speaker is louder compared to the Series 3 and the Series 4 has an improved gyroscope. The Apple Watch Series 4 also has up to 18 hours of battery life and is water resistant to 50 meters.

Available Configurations           Discount
40mm (Silver Aluminum, White Sport Band) $499.00 sold out sold out $449.00 $499.00 $50.00
44mm (Silver Aluminum, White Sport Band) $529.00 sold out $369.97 $469.00 $529.00 $159.03
40mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Band) $499.00 $499.00 sold out $449.00 place order $50.00
44mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Band) $529.00 sold out sold out $469.00 $529.00 $60.00
40mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) $499.00 sold out sold out $449.00 $499.00 $50.00
44mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) $529.00 sold out sold out $479.00 $529.00 $50.00
40mm (Silver Aluminum, Seashell Sport Loop) $499.00 $449.99 sold out sold out $499.00 $49.01
44mm (Silver Aluminum, Seashell Sport Loop) $529.00 $379.00 $469.00 $469.00 $529.00 $150.00
40mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Loop) $499.00 sold out n/a sold out $499.00 $0.00
44mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Loop) $529.00 $529.00 sold out $469.00 $529.00 $60.00
40mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Loop) $499.00 $422.00 $449.00 $449.00 $499.00 $77.00
44mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Loop) $529.00 sold out sold out $479.00 $529.00 $50.00
40mm (Stainless Steel, White Sport Band) $699.00 $699.00 n/a sold out $699.00 $0.00
44mm (Stainless Steel, White Sport Band) $749.00 $649.00 $649.00 $649.00 $749.00 $100.00
40mm (Gold Stainless, Stone Sport Band) $699.00 sold out sold out sold out $699.00 $0.00
44mm (Gold Stainless, Stone Sport Band) $749.00 sold out $699.00 sold out $749.00 $50.00
40mm (Space Black Stainless, Black Sport Band) $699.00 $699.00 $699.00 sold out $669.00 $30.00
44mm (Space Black Stainless, Black Sport Band) $749.00 $699.00 $699.00 sold out $719.00 $50.00
40mm (Stainless Steel, Milanese Loop) $799.00 sold out sold out $749.00 $799.00 $50.00
44mm (Stainless Steel, Milanese Loop) $849.00 $849.00 $849.00 sold out place order $0.00
40mm (Gold Stainless Steel, Gold Milanese Loop) $799.00 $699.99 sold out $749.00 $799.00 $99.01
44mm (Gold Stainless Steel, Gold Milanese Loop) $849.00 sold out $849.00 sold out $829.00 $20.00
40mm (Space Black Stainless, Sp Black Milanese Loop) $799.00 $749.00 n/a $749.00 $799.00 $50.00
44mm (Space Black Stainless, Sp Black Milanese Loop) $849.00 $849.00 $849.00 sold out $849.00 $0.00
Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS Only)

The Series 4 marks another major upgrade to the Apple Watch. Here the changes are more cumulative -- the first thing you'll notice of course is its bigger OLED display with thinner bezels, matched to 40- and 44-millimeter sizes. This allows watchOS to squeeze more detail into some screens, and indeed a new Infograph watchface can fit up to eight complications. The digital crown has been re-engineered to include haptic feedback, "clicking" as you scroll. More importantly it's part of Apple's new electrocardiogram (EKG) technology, the other components being a ring around the optical heart sensor and a watchOS app coming later in 2018. By holding a finger on the crown for 30 seconds, the app will be able to detect whether you have a regular heart rhythm or it shows signs of atrial fibrillation. Some other health-related improvements include fall detection, which will pop up an option to call emergency services or even make the call automatically after 60 seconds. The Watch's Emergency SOS function will dial 911, notify emergency contacts, share your current location, and pop up your Medical ID information for providers. Further upgrades include a faster S4 processor, a 50 percent louder speaker, and a relocated microphone for reducing echo in phone calls or Walkie Talkie.

Available Configurations           Discount
40mm (Silver Aluminum, White Sport Band) $399.00 sold out $349.00 $349.00 $399.00 $50.00
44mm (Silver Aluminum, White Sport Band) $429.00 sold out $329.97 sold out $429.00 $99.03
40mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Band) $399.00 sold out $349.00 $349.00 $399.00 $50.00
44mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Band) $429.00 sold out sold out sold out $429.99 $0.00
40mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) $399.00 sold out $349.00 sold out $408.99 $50.00
44mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band) $429.00 $379.00 $379.00 $379.00 $429.99 $50.00
40mm (Silver Aluminum, Seashell Sport Loop) $399.00 sold out $349.00 sold out $399.00 $50.00
44mm (Silver Aluminum, Seashell Sport Loop) $429.00 $379.00 $379.00 sold out $429.00 $50.00
40mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Loop) $399.00 sold out $344.00 sold out $399.00 $55.00
44mm (Gold Aluminum, Pink Sand Sport Loop) $429.00 $379.00 sold out $379.00 $429.00 $50.00
40mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Loop) $399.00 sold out $344.00 $349.00 $399.00 $55.00
44mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Loop) $429.00 $379.00 sold out $379.00 $429.00 $50.00
Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ (GPS + Cellular)

The Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ was introduced alongside the standard Apple Watch 4 during Apple's Sept. 12 keynote. Available with GPS Only or GPS + Cellular connectivity, the Nike+ Apple Watch Series 4 is geared for fitness enthusiasts, with special bands available that are woven with reflective thread to help runners stand out. In addition to unique bands, the Apple Watch Nike+ can be used with Nike's Training Club app to advance your fitness level through detailed in-run stats and metrics. Nike+ Watch users can also take advantage of exclusive Nike watch faces with bold colors that set the device apart from standard Series 4 watches. Models with GPS + Cellular functionality start at $499 (MSRP) with several band styles and two case colors to choose from.

Available Configurations           Discount
40mm (Silver Aluminum, Platinum Nike Sport Band) $499.00 $439.00 sold out $439.00 n/a $60.00
44mm (Silver Aluminum, Platinum Nike Sport Band) $529.00 sold out n/a $449.00 n/a $80.00
40mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Anthracite/Black Sport Band) $499.00 $449.00 n/a $449.00 n/a $50.00
44mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Anthracite/Black Sport Band) $529.00 sold out n/a $479.00 n/a $50.00
40mm (Silver Aluminum, Summit Sport Loop) $499.00 $449.00 n/a $449.00 n/a $50.00
44mm (Silver Aluminum, Summit Sport Loop) $529.00 sold out n/a $479.00 n/a $50.00
40mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Nike Sport Loop) $499.00 $439.00 n/a $439.00 n/a $60.00
44mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Nike Sport Loop) $529.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00
Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ (GPS Only)

Apple announced the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 on September 12, 2018 with units first shipping on October 5. With the Series 4's curved corners and reduced borders, the Nike+ Apple Watch 4 takes advantage of its 30 percent larger display compared to Series 3 models. Paired with the Nike Training Club app, Nike+ Watch Series 4 users can take advantage of over 180 free workouts featuring world-class Nike Master Trainers. The watches also include exclusive Nike watch faces with bold colors. The Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 is available with a Nike Sport Loop band that's woven with special reflective thread to stand out when light hits it, great for running outdoors as well. Available with GPS + Cellular or GPS only functionality, the Series 4 Nike+ line starts at $399.

Available Configurations           Discount
40mm (Silver Aluminum, Platinum Nike Sport Band) $399.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00
44mm (Silver Aluminum, Platinum Nike Sport Band) $429.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00
40mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Anthracite/Black Sport Band) $399.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00
44mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Anthracite/Black Sport Band) $429.00 sold out n/a $379.00 n/a $50.00
40mm (Silver Aluminum, Summit Sport Loop) $399.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00
44mm (Silver Aluminum, Summit Sport Loop) $429.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00
40mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Nike Sport Loop) $399.00 $349.00 n/a sold out n/a $50.00
44mm (Space Gray Aluminum, Black Nike Sport Loop) $429.00 sold out n/a sold out n/a $0.00