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Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 5 have never been cheaper

Andy Boxall / Digital Trends

There has never been a better time to buy an Apple Watch — be it an Apple Watch Series 3 or Apple Watch Series 5. Why? Because both are down to their lowest-ever prices for Memorial Day. The former is on sale from $179 at Amazon and Best Buy, and the latter from $299. We aren’t kidding.

Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm, GPS) — $179, was $199: 

Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm, GPS) — $209, was $229: 

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For most it’s the Apple Watch Series 5 that will be the attracting force, and rightfully so. It’s the latest smartwatch in Apple’s arsenal and it’s on sale for $100 under sticker, the cheapest we’ve seen it by $50 (the previous lowest-recorded price was $350). $299 for a current Apple Watch is unprecedented.

Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm, GPS) — $299, was $399:

Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm, GPS) — $329, was $429:

Of course, if your budget doesn’t stretch that far, the Apple Watch Series 3 is a fantastic alternative. It’s armed with nearly the same skillset as the Apple Watch Series 5. Both monitor heart health, record steps, and have all the same core functions of a smartwatch — notification mirroring and so on.

The main differences? The Apple Watch Series 5 has a larger screen that can be set to stay on at all times, an electrical heart sensor that can take ECGs, and automatic fall detection. It also has a compass built in, comes with a newer, faster processor, and lasts for a fair bit longer on a single charge.

Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm, GPS) — $179, was $199: 

Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm, GPS) — $209, was $229: 

The fact of the matter is you can’t go wrong with either of these smartwatches. They’re both absolute bargains at they’re respective price points. Although if you’re torn between the two, we’d have to side with the Apple Watch Series 5. It’s the latest model and, frankly, $100 off is bonkers.

Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm, GPS) — $299, was $399:

Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm, GPS) — $329, was $429:

Not a fan of the Apple Watch? There are plenty of other Memorial Day sales happening right now that see everything from the Garmin Fenix 6S Pro to the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 in the bargain bin. Our recommendation? REI has the Garmin Forerunner 45S for $150, down $50 from the usual $200.

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