Apple often works in mysterious ways when it comes to releasing new products and keeping older products alive or deciding to kill them, so for example, while the company’s 2020 Series 6 smartwatch will be officially discontinued next year, the old Series 3 of 2017 somehow still around and available at many major US retailers.
Of course, that doesn’t make the S3-powered Apple Watch Series 3 a smarter buy than any of its successors… as long as you can find said successors at reasonable enough prices.
The Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5, released in 2018 and 2019 with faster S4 and S5 processors under the hood, are currently up for grabs for just $139.99 and $159.99 respectively. Seasoned bargain hunters probably won’t be shocked to learn that these are refurbished Woot deals we’re talking about here, with all the “scratch and dent” units on sale for a limited time shipping alongside its own 90-day warranty and solemn promise from the e-tailer of impeccable functionality.
Your “fully working” iPhone-compatible wearables may show a “moderate amount of wear and tear”, mind you, while packing a battery that’s guaranteed to run at “minimum 85% capacity” and either supports GPS connectivity only or also stand-alone 4G adds LTE technology to the equation.
Of course, a mobile device costs extra, but at $149.99 and $179.99 respectively, the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 are pretty hard to turn down in these versions too.
That LTE-enabled 44mm Apple Watch Series 5 with an Always-On Retina display and built-in compass feels like a particularly good bargain right now, undermining a GPS-only Series 3 in brand new condition at the regular price.
If for some reason you prefer the Apple Watch Series 3 over the Series 4 and 5 or just want to spend as little money as possible, Woot can also pair you up with the old one for a measly $95.99 for a limited time in refurbished. . state. You’re essentially looking at the textbook definition of an unbeatable price out there, but we really can’t stress how much better the Series 5 will be…if you can afford it.