Apple is now selling refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 models.
These devices aren’t outdated: They debuted back in September, when they got unveiled alongside the iPhone 7. You can find them cheaper if you buy them second-hand on eBay or Craigslist, but refurbished units from Apple offer a number of advantages.
Not only do they ship in pristine packing, but they’ve been refurbished using genuine Apple parts and components, and often look brand new. They also come with the same 12-month warranty you get with brand new Apple goods.
Buyers can save between 14 percent and 16 percent on these refurbished Apple Watch deals, depending on which model they go for.
Apple Watch Series 1 is powered by the dual-core S1P processor, which makes it substantially faster than the original Apple Watch. The waterproof Series 2 features an even faster S2 chip, plus a brighter OLED display and built-in GPS.
Refurbished Apple Watch = great value!
You can find the refurbished Apple Watches in Apple’s online store. Apple Watch Series 1 starts at $229 if you choose the 38mm option in an aluminum Sport model, saving you 14 percent. The 42mm option starts at $249, saving you 16 percent.
Refurbished Apple Watch Series 2 units come only in the higher-end stainless steel model, at least for now. Those start at $469 for a 38mm Apple Watch, down 14 percent. The 42mm option starts at $509, down 15 percent.
Not all variations and color options are available in the refurbished store, and there’s no telling when more stock will be available once existing options sell out. If you find a model you like, grab it before it disappears.