This is your guide to the best Apple Watch prices and sales that are currently available online. Apple’s smartwatch is the most popular of its kind on the market, so finding the best deals can be a difficult task.
The Series 5 smartwatch was unveiled at the recent Apple Event and is available for pre-order now and will be in stores on September 20. The latest Apple Watch has a starting price of $399 / £399 for the GPS-only model and $499 / £499 for having both GPS and cellular. There’s also an Apple Watch 5 Nike version that’s priced at $399 / £399 and is available to pre-order in the US, but unlike the other models, it won’t be available in stores until October 4.
The announcement of the Apple Watch 5, has dropped the ‘standard’ price for the Apple Watch 4 and Apple Watch 3, making it and other older Apple Watches more affordable, especially with additional discounts.Below you’ll find all of the best Apple Watch sales we’ve found, from the Series 1 watch to the latest Apple Watch 5. We also threw in a few places to buy Apple Watch bands a little more cheaply than you can pick them up from Apple.
The best Black Friday Apple Watch deals and prices
While there are several fantastic offers to shop below, Black Friday 2019 (and Cyber Monday after) is always an excellent opportunity to score Apple Watch deals. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a guide on how to find the best Black Friday Apple Watch deals for the upcoming November sale event. We’ll also tell you what models will be on sale, what prices to expect, and when the sale begins.
The Apple Watch 5 with GPS technology is priced at $399 / £399 / AU$649 for the 40mm size and cost $429 / £429 / AU$699 for the larger 44mm size. The GPS-only model is the cheapest new Apple Watch and lacks LTE connectivity. If you’re not interested in a cellular plan for your smartwatch, this model would be best for you.
The Series 5 smartwatch now features an Always-on Retina display and includes new location features like a built-in compass and an updated Map app. The Apple Watch 5 also offers improved safety features with the ability to make international emergency calls in over 150 countries, even without your iPhone nearby.
The Apple Watch 5 with GPS and Cellular connectivity start at $499 / £499 / AU$799 for the 40mm model and goes up to $529 / £529 / AU$849 for the 44mm size.
The Series 5 smartwatch includes LTE connectivity which allows you to get internet and phone connectivity on your watch even when your iPhone is far away. You can stream music, make calls, receive notifications with just your Apple Watch. You must purchase a separate cellular plan for your smartwatch from supported carriers in your region.
The Apple Watch Nike Series 5 includes GPS technology and has a starting price of $399 / £399 / AU$649 for the 40mm model. If you’re interested in GPS and cellular the 40mm Nike+ Apple Watch is priced at $499 / £499 / AU$799. The smartwatch is available to pre-order now, but unlike the other models, it won’t be available in stores until October 4, three weeks after the initial date. It’s currently unavailable in the UK, but deals should be coming soon.
The Apple Nike watch allows you to track your workouts and listen to audio-guided runs with the Nike Run Club app. The sporty smartwatch also includes a new face that was inspired by the classic Nike Windrunner jacket design. The Nike Apple Watch 5 features the Nike Sport Band that is made of compression-molded perforations for breathability and comes in new color choices that include Pink, Desert Sand, and Royal Pulse.
The Apple Watch is available in four variations: 40mm and 44mm sizes, and with or without cellular / LTE service, with prices accordingly. You’re currently unlikely to find this watch at lower than its list price, but be sure to check back regularly as we’ll be updating with any deals we find during the Black Friday period.
The regular Apple Watch 3 delivered minimal upgrade from the Series 2. Still, it remains a top-tier device in terms of fitness and longevity, with run and cycle tracking on board and a water-resistant casing for swimming, plus the a heart rate monitor on the underside. And the LTE version comes with cellular connectivity so you can use it independently from your phone.
The Apple Watch 2 isn’t being sold by Apple, but it’s still being pushed around by various retailers for those who want an older watch on the cheap. It includes specs and features not available on the cheaper Apple Watch Series 1. This includes GPS tracking, a brighter screen and waterproof specs that allow you to wear it in the pool.
Right – let’s clear this up: there are multiple Nike+ editions of the Apple Watch. The first is the Nike+ Apple Watch Series 2, the second the Nike+ Apple Watch Series 3 and the third… you’ve guessed it… the Nike+ Apple Watch Series 4.Each is virtually identical to the ‘standard’ version of the Watch they’re related to, apart from different (and really rather nice) rubberised straps that you can’t easily buy separately and new watch faces.Other than that, they don’t really offer a lot more other than a stylistic option – and of course they’re ‘designed’ to be use with the Nike app.So if you’re seeing the Nike+ Apple Watch for cheap, make sure it’s not the Series 2 model… although that one is perfectly good enough in our eyes, and offers all the advantages minus the LTE connectivity.
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The Apple Watch Series 1 is actually the best Apple Watch for most people who aren’t all-star runners and avid swimmers, with most of the specs you need on a smartwatch. This is a ‘refreshed’ Apple Watch compared to the original Apple Watch below, so it has a faster dual-core processor and better battery life as a result. It runs all the same WatchOS 4 software, which brings some decent improvements and, best of all, the original Watch costs a lot less than the models above.If you don’t need to track GPS runs and swim with it on, you’ll save money. The discounted Apple Watch Series 1 still comes in two sizes, 38mm and 42mm, but only has the more economical aluminum case and Sport band, although it’s still good value despite the limited choice.
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Your Apple Watch literally isn’t complete without the best deals on Apple Watch bands. They make the geeky smartwatch stylish enough to show off to late adopters.
Straps in the US starting at $7.88Straps in the UK starting at £5.27Straps in Australia starting at AU$9.65In fact, you’re going to want multiple cheap Apple Watch straps simply because more elegant bands are far from ideal for the gym. Vice versa, Sport Bands don’t cut it at the fancy dinner table.Everyday in the news, we see new cheap Apple Watch bands trying to become the de facto alternative to the more expensive, official Apple Watch bands, and they’re usually just as good. Trust us, buying a trio of third-party, lookalike Apple Watch bands for the price of one official strap is a relief after paying so much for the smartwatch itself. Plus, you’ll want to save up for an Apple Watch 3 upgrade.
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