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Best Apple Watch Deals

Best Apple Watch Deals

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Best Apple Watch deals for October 2020

Apple Watch styles are carried at a wide variety of resellers, from Amazon to B&H Photo, Adorama and Best Buy. Each retailer offers its own set of perks, from free shipping to special financing incentives, such as 5% off with the Adorama Edge Card, so it pays to shop around to find the lowest prices on your favorite styles.

Speaking of the lowest prices, the AppleInsider Apple Price Guide is home to top Apple Watch discounts on multiple generations, from the Series 3, which starts at $199 (retail), to the brand-new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE.

Here are our top Apple Watch deal picks for October 2020:

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Price comparison shopping

As mentioned above, the lowest prices on Apple Watches can be found 24/7 in the AppleInsider Price Guide. Broken down by product line and with prices from a number of top Apple Authorized Resellers, the Price Guides put the latest deals at shoppers' fingertips. Be sure to bookmark these Price Guides to stay on top of the best prices on the Apple wearables you love.

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There are a number of coupon deals going on now on Apple Watch hardware and accessories. Here's a roundup of the best promo code offers:

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Which Apple Watch should I buy?

There are a variety of factors that go into finding the perfect Apple Watch to fit your needs. Budget of course is paramount, but existing Apple Watch users with last year's model can also be left wondering if it's worth upgrading. We're breaking down what each generation offers so you can make the best choice based on your individual circumstances.

Apple Watch Series 6

The Apple Watch Series 6 adds a brighter always-on display and a blood oxygen sensor. The S6 processor increases the speed of every interaction and brings better battery management. This is the first Apple Watch with the U1 chip, which means it can be used for CarKey and other UWB functions in the future. It also includes an always-on altimeter to better track health metrics in a variety of situations and workouts.

Beyond those updates, this is a similar watch to the Apple Watch Series 5. Users may not feel the need to jump up a single generation unless the health features are of particular interest.

There are new color options for the aluminum model including PRODUCT(RED) and blue, and a new stainless steel color called graphite. The Apple Watch Series 6 starts at $399 and can be maxed out at $1,499.

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Apple Watch SE

The Apple Watch SE is a new variation of the Apple Watch product line. It exists outside of the standard "Series" lineup with a focus on balancing price with features. It is only available in aluminum with space gray, silver, and gold color options.

This device has all the latest sensors included in the Apple Watch Series 6, including the always-on altimeter. It does not include the blood oxygen sensor or an ECG function, however. The display is similar to the one found in the Apple Watch Series 4, and uses the S5 chipset found in the Apple Watch Series 5.

Apple pitched this device as a modern Apple Watch with family focused features at a price that is more approachable. The Apple Watch SE is available for $279 for the 40mm option and $309 for the 44mm option.

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Apple Watch Series 5

The Apple Watch Series 5 features a variety of updates compared to the Apple Watch Series 4. Most noteworthy is the introduction of the Always-On Retina display, allowing users to see the time on their watch face without having to lift one's wrist or tap the screen.

Running watchOS 6, the Apple Watch 5 also includes a built-in compass and additional internal storage (32GB versus 16GB found in previous models). Health capabilities include the ability to generate an ECG, check your heart rate and alert you to rising noise levels that may impact your hearing with the Noise app.

Cosmetically, Apple also introduced titanium as a new case material for the Apple Watch Series 5, with aluminum, stainless steel and ceramic options also available. Retail prices for the Apple Watch 5 start at $399 and max out at $1,749, but closeout deals are readily available.

Apple Watch Series 3

Those looking to enter the Apple Watch ecosystem or want to adhere to a strict budget can still get a robust watch in the Series 3. Although retail prices start at $199 and $229 for the 38mm and 42mm versions respectively, bargain hunters can often snap up discounts at Apple resellers. It pays to check out the AppleInsider Price Guides for the latest markdowns.

In terms of hardware, each Apple Watch Series 3 is equipped with an optical heart sensor and dual-core S3 processor. GPS models have a composite case back, while GPS + Cellular styles have a ceramic and sapphire crystal back. The OLED Retina display offers 1000 nits of brightness with Forch Touch capability, and the case measures at 11.4mm thick. Bluetooth 4.2 is supported in the Series 3 (a step back from Bluetooth 5.0 found in the Series 5) with 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz Wi-Fi support. Battery life is rated at up to 18 hours thanks to a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Seasonal sales

Apple Watch deals are often plentiful around seasonal holidays. As Black Friday approaches, retailers are likely to discount current and closeout models due to the popularity of the device as a holiday gift. Be sure to bookmark this page and check out the column to your right for the latest Apple Watch-specific sales on Series 3, Series 5, Series 6 and SE models to grab the best Apple Watch deals in October when you're ready to buy.

 

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