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You can currently buy an Apple Watch for only $179 (seriously)

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If you’ve always wanted an Apple Watch but could never justify spending several hundred dollars on a wearable, we have the deal for you. Right now, you can get the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) for just $179 on Amazon, down $20 from the usual $199, as part of its (unofficial) Memorial Day sales.

The Apple Watch has led the pack when it comes to smartwatches, and though the Series 3 is the oldest model available these days, it is still packed with features and highly sought after. In fact, the Apple Watch Series 3 is not much different from the Apple Watch Series 5, and it is significantly cheaper with this deal. With Apple selling more watches than any other watchmaker (not just smartwatches, any watches), you will surely want to get your hands on one.

The Apple Watch Series 3 has a band that is called the Sport Loop. It’s like posh Velcro, and uses the same hook-and-eye system to secure it around your wrist. It’s certainly very comfortable, and its fitting is suitable for all wrist sizes. If you don’t like the Sport Loop, you can always purchase an aftermarket band for the watch, and there are hundreds to choose from.

The screen is OLED, and it’s beautifully bright and colorful. The Digital Crown rotates to navigate through messages and lists, a press selects or enters the helicopter view of all the installed apps. At the same time, the primary button underneath goes back a step or opens a list of recently used apps. Otherwise, all interactions with the watch are carried out using the touchscreen, which is responsive, precise, and a joy to use.

The watch has GPS, retina display, and is water-resistant to a depth of 50 meters so you can use it while swimming. Also featuring an optical heart sensor so you can monitor your heart rate while working out, running, or swimming. The Apple Watch Series 3 has an S3 chip dual-core processor and is relatively fast. Easily store your music, podcasts, and audiobooks on the device to listen to while you exercise. The watch OS also supports your favorite workout apps to track your progress by connecting with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

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