Deals: Amazon Discounting Apple Watch Series 3 by $30, Starting at $169 for 38mm GPS Models

Amazon's discount on the Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm, GPS) remains ongoing this week, with the smartwatch available for $169.00, down from $199.00. This version of the Apple Watch typically sees discounts to around $179, so Amazon's sale is about $10 below the previous sale price and among the best online right now.

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This sale is focused on the 38mm GPS version of the Apple Watch Series 3, available in space gray aluminum with a black sport band. Although this is a previous-generation model, the Series 3 model has many useful features like an optical heart sensor, activity tracking, swimproof design, and more.

You can also purchase the 42mm GPS model for $199.00, down from $229.00, another $30 sale that's only available in the space gray aluminum colorway. When these devices launched in 2017, prices for GPS models started at $329.

Keep up with all of this week's best discounts on Apple products and related accessories in our dedicated Apple Deals roundup. If you're looking for AirPods to pair with a new Apple Watch while working out, we track sales for every model of the AirPods in our Best AirPods Deals guide.

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Top Rated Comments

Digital Skunk Avatar
51 months ago
Not a bad price if you’re looking to get into the AW just to test the waters ... but I agree with Geo, it’s going to be almost 4 years old before you know it.
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CheesePuff Avatar
51 months ago

That's nearly double the price.
I'm not saying the Series 4 or 5 aren't worth it.
But it's nearly double the price.

The Series 3 is in a great position right now. It has a ton of features, works smoothly on watchOS 6, and will be supported by watchOS 7. It does everything that is needed for a huge portion of the smartwatch market, for a very good price.

If anything happened to my Series 3, I would have no hesitation replacing it with another Series 3, rather than "upgrading".
Eh the way I see it is if I'm already spending nearly $200 on an item, and a much better version of it is only ~$100 more, it would be worth it.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thePhil907 Avatar
51 months ago
The iPad 2 of Apple watches. I got one for $125 during Black Friday, it shows my notifications and tracks my runs. What else do I need? I’ll upgrade when it breaks.
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i486dx2-66 Avatar
51 months ago

With how substantial of a difference the Series 4 and 5 are, and are usually on sale for 299/329, I highly recommend getting one of those.
That's nearly double the price.
I'm not saying the Series 4 or 5 aren't worth it.
But it's nearly double the price.

The Series 3 is in a great position right now. It has a ton of features, works smoothly on watchOS 6, and will be supported by watchOS 7. It does everything that is needed for a huge portion of the smartwatch market, for a very good price.

If anything happened to my Series 3, I would have no hesitation replacing it with another Series 3, rather than "upgrading".
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wolffie Avatar
51 months ago
I understood Series 4 was discontinued.


I don’t think this is a good purchase in 2020. Series 6 is around the corner, Series 4 will reach this price soon and it is packed with more features and better hardware.
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