The best Prime Day Apple Watch deals: You can still grab a deal if you’re fast

Apple tech veers toward the expensive side of things and doesn’t often go on sale, so 2020’s Prime Day deals are the perfect time to buy a new Apple Watch. Prime Day is rivaled only by Black Friday when it comes to discounts, and if you’ve missed out, you might be worrying you won’t be able to find any deals any longer. Well, don’t worry — Prime Day may have officially ended, but there are still deals to be had.

If you’re after the best smartwatch on the market and want to cut right to the chase, here are the best Prime Day Apple Watch deals you can grab today. We’ve also found other Prime Day smartwatch deals if you’re interested in something different.

Today’s best Prime Day Apple Watch deals

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Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 44mm)

$364 $429
The larger 44mm variant of the Apple Watch Series 5 boasts GPS, an aluminum case, and a silicone sport band. With heart-rate monitoring and personalized coaching, it's the ultimate fitness accessory.
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Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 40mm)

$358 $399
The 40mm variant of the Series 5 has a gold aluminum case, pink sand sports band, GPS, and handy features like heart-rate monitoring and menstrual cycle tracking to keep you healthy.
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Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) 40mm

$439 $449
Apple Watch Series 5 has a display that's always on and helps you navigate with the built-in compass. It also lets you check on your heart and track your workouts.
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Certified Refurbished Apple Watches

Up to $180 off

When it comes to Apple Watches, you can save a generous buck by opting for a refurbished option without losing out on any of the functionality of a brand-new one.
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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm

$187 $200
This Apple Watch comes with a Space Gray aluminum case and black sport band. Built-in GPS helps you track your run or swim, you can listen to your favorite tracks, and it's water-resistant too.
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Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) with Milanese Loop

$598 $750
This Apple Watch has all the functionalities of a standard Series 4 smartwatch but with the added benefit of stylish pizzazz thanks to its Milanese loop.

How to choose an Apple Watch

With the release of the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE, you’re probably wondering which Apple Watch is worth your investment. If you head over to Apple right now you’ll see that the 2019 version of its smartwatch — the Apple Watch Series 5 — is now discontinued. That said, you’ll be still able to buy the Series 5 from other tech retail sites like Amazon. Currently, the only Watches sold through the Apple website are the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, and the Apple Watch Series 3. So which should you choose?

Apple Watch Series 6: This smartwatch is a clear upgrade from the Apple Watch Series 5. It carries all the same features including an always-on display, ECG monitor, and powerful fitness tracker but with a few additional perks. You can now measure your blood oxygen levels straight from your watch. Not to mention, the Series 6 has Apple’s new S6 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor, which is 20% faster than the Series 5. You also get the option of two new aluminum case colors including blue and Apple’s famous (PRODUCT) Red.

Apple Watch SE: If you want an affordable option that still boasts the newer, sleeker display and Apple’s S5 processor, go with the Apple Watch SE. It’s just slightly pricier than the Apple Watch Series 3 but its features make it worth it. It’s faster, has slimmer bezels, a larger screen, and comes equipped with an always-on altimeter. Unlike the Series 3, it also has integrated fall detection and supports family setup. You can also store 32 GB worth of data, a clear jump from the Series 3’s 8GB of storage.

Apple Watch Series 3: The Apple Watch Series 3 is still one of the best and most affordable smartwatches on the market. There’s a lot to love. It can accurately monitor your heart rate, function with maps, and it has a beautiful retina display. It’s also waterproof like its successors, making it the perfect starter smartwatch no matter what your daily routine looks like. That said, it’s only slightly cheaper than the newer Watch SE. We suggest only buying this watch if you’re okay giving up on premium features like a sleeker design and a faster processor for the sake of a lower price point.

Discontinued options: As we mentioned before, Apple always discontinues its smartwatch predecessors (except for the Series 3) with new releases. That said, the Watch Series 5 and 4 are still available on Amazon and will probably see the biggest discounts. The Apple Watch Series 5 is almost as good as the Series 6, albeit without a blood oxygen sensor and Apple’s newest S6 watch processor. If you’re not interested in the newer health capabilities of the Watch 6, stick with the Apple Watch Series 5 — it’ll probably be heavily discounted come Prime Day.

Are any Prime Day Apple Watch deals too good to be true?

Before you start shopping for a new Apple Watch, make sure to put in a little research beforehand. Make a list of all the features you want. Also, spend some time checking out the different reviews and ratings of your chosen Apple Watch. When looking for bands for your Apple Watch or any other accessories always stick to the Apple brand and avoid any and all off-brand products. Never jump too quickly on a heavily discounted product before putting in some research — if a deal seems suspicious, it probably is.

Should I shop on Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?

Prime Day and Black Friday are placed just a month apart from each other this year. This means that if a certain Apple Watch runs out of stock due to heavy demand we might not see a restock in time for Black Friday or even Cyber Monday. Apple also just released the Apple Watch Series 6 in September, which means that a lot of their older watches will see very big discounts today. We don’t anticipate Amazon further discounting these smartwatches for Black Friday season. So if you’re looking for a new smartwatch, shop these Prime Day Apple Watch deals now instead of holding off your holiday shopping till the end of the year.

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