Apple Watch Series 2 Aluminum Models Drop to $230 in 38mm and $260 in 42mm

Following the launch of the Apple Watch Series 3 last month, the previous generation of Apple's wearable device -- Series 2 -- has seen a steady stream of sales hit both aluminum and stainless steel editions, with the best discounts arriving for the aluminum models. The first discounts (from B&H Photo) marked 38mm devices down to $290 and 42mm devices down to about $320, while the second wave (from Best Buy) brought those numbers down by $20, to about $270 and $300, respectively.

Today, Best Buy has dropped the price of aluminum versions of the Apple Watch Series 2 down by another $40, resulting in 38mm models priced at just $230 and 42mm models at $260. Cases in the sale include Space Gray, Gold, and Silver, and collections are only focused on Sport Bands, although there are a few Nike+ editions. We've listed a few of the models below, compared to their previous sale prices at Best Buy. For the full list visit Best Buy's deals page right here.

Apple Watch Series 2


As a point of comparison, current prices of aluminum Series 3 models stand at $329 for 38mm and $359 for 42mm without LTE.

Best Buy's new sale isn't just focused on Apple Watch, however, and includes deals on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iPad Pro, and select Beats products. The retailer also has a special offer running right now for anyone interested in both the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil accessory. If you buy both items simultaneously, you'll save $100 on the order, essentially making the Apple Pencil free.

For more details on Best Buy's new sale -- and other ongoing discounts -- head over to our Deals Roundup.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy

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17 weeks ago
For the price point, Series 2 is still a great watch that offers almost all the same capabilities as Series 3. If someone wanted to save some money, Series 2 is still a great watch that's fully loaded.
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17 weeks ago
At this price. I may pick one up for my dad as gift... Thanks.
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17 weeks ago
Still waiting for the Apple Watch Lite with no health features. Just music and notifications and more room for battery.
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17 weeks ago
Might have to cop at that price point, don't need the LTE...
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17 weeks ago
Good so everyone can get one hope there’s a redesign for the series 4
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17 weeks ago

I am going to respectfully disagree on each point. I felt similar to you but upgraded anyhow, I had someone to hand my original watch to in the family. I thought it would be no big deal. Wrong. If someone buys any other series but 3 they are making a mistake. Sure, it has a monthly cost but the convenience and speed make the watch different than the past generations. I have spent more time without my phone than at any other time in the past since owning one. I routinely leave it behind knowing its just fine. AirPods enhance this to another level with music, Siri and short calls. I had a 50/50 chance of making it all day with my series 0 battery, now I can wear it to bed and wake up with power to spare.

Interesting.

I have 30-50% juice left on my series 0 each day at the end of the day and if I want to wake up without waking anyone else up, I wear it to bed without the phone alarm on and use the watch to wake me up with wrist vibrations. I can even throw it on the charger in the morning to add juice while I shower and dress and still get through the workday.

If I did upgrade I would go series 3 simply for the best speed and would go Stainless as that is what I own but if I am correct I can opt not to activate the LTE and save the monthly charge. I would actually opt for a non-LTE version if possible but I don’t want the aluminum.

Do you have to activate (and therefore pay for) LTE or can you just leave it dormant?
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17 weeks ago
Original Apple Watch stainless steel still works well enough. The improved speed and waterproofing of the 2 and 3 would be nice, but not worth upgrading. I don’t use enough features from the watch beyond activity, time and wrist based notifications. It is possible with a faster watch I may use more apps due to the speed but I haven’t been convinced yet to upgrade, and LTE certainly isn’t a reason to.
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17 weeks ago
At these prices I think I may pick one up for my wife for Christmas to replace her S0. However, I may wait to see what Black Friday offers before buying.
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17 weeks ago
Stopped at Best Buy and picked up a 42mm silver model. I was waiting for another price-drop to pick one up.
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17 weeks ago
Looks like the extra discount is over. The prices increased $30. I was seriously considering grabbing one today
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