Save big: Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 lands on Apple store

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Series 3 is the best Apple Watch yet.
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There’s no better time than now to get a cheap deal on the Apple Watch Series 3, now that Apple is starting to sell refurbished units.

Apple’s online store stocked up on refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 units this week, giving customers the opportunity to get Cupertino’s best wearable at a discount.

Customers can get $50 off on two of the GPS-only versions of the refurbished Apple Watch Series 3.

The 38mm gold aluminum Apple Watch Series 3 with pink Sand Sport Band can be yours for $279. Apple is also selling a 42mm space gray aluminum model with black Sport Band for $309.

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Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 units are $50 off regular price.
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The Apple Watch Series 3 is the biggest upgrade to Apple’s wearable since the original came out. The Series 3 comes with built-in LTE as an option. It also packs a dual-core S3 processor and W2 chip for faster Wi-Fi.

While Apple Watch Series 3 is not without problems, it’s the best smartwatch on the market.

Apple Watch Series 3 vs. Series 1

Want to buy an Apple Watch, but not sure which model makes the most sense? Read our explainer: Apple Watch Series 3 vs. Series 1: Which one is right for you?

Apple currently sells only one refurbished Series 1 watch model, the 38mm rose gold aluminum with pink sand Sport Band.

If you want one, you should act now. Refurbished units are usually in limited supply and can sell out quickly. They come with a full warranty and are rated to perform just as well as non-refurbished units, so you get all the perks at a nice discount.

Shop for Apple Watch accessories

After you snag your great deal on an Apple Watch, don’t forget to accessorize. Here are our current picks for best Apple Watch chargers and stands.

Then you’ll want to show off your own individual style with some new Apple Watch bands. We sell many unique varieties in the Cult of Mac Watch Store. (Here are some of our customers’ favorites.)

Happy shopping!