Apple Watch Series 5 Now Available Refurbished

Apple today began selling certified refurbished Apple Watch Series 5 models for the first time in the United States. Refurbished models are discounted by around 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models.

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A wide selection of GPS and GPS + Cellular models are available in aluminum or stainless steel, with various bands to choose from. A refurbished 44mm Apple Watch Series 5 with GPS + Cellular and a Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band is available for $639, for example, a savings of $110 compared to Apple's regular price of $749.

Apple says all refurbished Apple Watch models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a new box and all manuals and accessories, including a magnetic charging puck and a power adapter. In our view, Apple's refurbished products are generally indistinguishable from brand new ones.

Any refurbished Apple Watch comes with Apple's standard one-year warranty effective on the date the device is delivered. The warranty can be extended to up to two years from the original purchase date with AppleCare+ for Apple Watch.

Keep in mind that third-party resellers frequently offer better deals than Apple's refurbished prices, so be sure to monitor our deals roundup.

Related Roundup: Apple Watch Series 6
Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral)

Top Rated Comments

bernoulli Avatar
11 months ago

I will just wait for the series 6 because I heard anecdotal reports that with the always-on display feature, the series 5 still suffers from bad battery life. As such, I am hoping that the series 6 fixes this issue.
I guess the battery life will only change dramatically if there is change in battery capacity (possible), chemistry (unlikely) or change in screen technology (maybe).

More efficient chipset will save battery but going from already efficient chipset, it’s unlikely to see a massive difference.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anshuvorty Avatar
11 months ago

Settings > Display > Always On - “off”
Wouldn't that just make it like the Series 3 and Series 4 (now discontinued)? Then, what's the point of the series 5 if I turn off this feature?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anshuvorty Avatar
11 months ago
I will just wait for the series 6 because I heard anecdotal reports that with the always-on display feature, the series 5 still suffers from bad battery life. As such, I am hoping that the series 6 fixes this issue.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FightTheFuture Avatar
11 months ago
I heard anecdotal reports that with the always-on display feature, the series 5 still suffers from bad battery life.
Settings > Display > Always On - “off”
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kanki1985 Avatar
11 months ago
Awesome, nice deals, however, buy them and plan to sell when AW6 comes up, you will get $100 back on these devices.. Wait for AW6 before moving on AW in general.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NickName99 Avatar
11 months ago
Just what I need while sitting around at home, a watch reminding me to not sit around at home
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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