Week’s best Apple deals: Get free Apple TV 4K with 3 months of DirecTV Now


The new Apple TV 4K comes with an updated remote.
DirecTV Now's Apple TV deal just got a little sweeter.
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This week, check off a couple New Year’s resolutions. First, you can cut the cable cord with the best deal yet on Apple TV 4K. Then, get fit with Bose sport headphones and a free heartbeat-tracking app.

3 months of DirecTV Now plus Apple TV 4K for $105

We’ve mentioned DirecTV Now’s Apple TV promotions before, but in the past you had to pay for four months up front. Now you need only commit to three months of DirecTV Now to get a free Apple TV 4K.

That’s $65 less than it would cost you to buy just an Apple TV 4K elsewhere. This media receiver features Apple’s A10X Fusion chip and supports 4K HDR content via HDR 10 and Dolby Vision. (Read our review: Apple TV 4K is almost picture-perfect.)

This deal includes the “Live a Little” package from DirecTV Now, which offers more than 60 channels to stream live. After three months, you’ll be billed $35 per month for the service, but you can cancel at any time.

iPad 9.7-inch 32GB Wi-Fi for $300

If you’ve been putting off upgrading your iPad, now wouldn’t be a bad time to do it. This current-gen 9.7-inch model is currently only $300 at Micro Center. That’s $19 under the lowest price we could currently find. The iPad is available in space gray, gold and silver. It features a 9.7-inch Retina display, A9 chip, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, 8MP camera with 1080p video, 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones for $49

If you don’t mind the jarring Energy Green color, you can get a pair of Bose’s ultra-comfortable SoundSport In-Ear Headphones for only $49. That’s about half of what you’d pay for other colors. Fully iOS compatible, they’re designed with your Apple devices in mind and are sweat- and water-resistant. They come with an inline microphone and remote that make it easy to switch between calls and music with select iPhone models.

Runtastic Heart Rate Pro Heartbeat and Pulse Tracker for iPhone and iPad for free

Ready to make the most of your workouts? Tracking your heartbeat is essential and the Runatastic Heart Rate Pro Heartbeat and Pulse Tracker app will do just that. Even better, it’s free — a $2 drop. It features filters for measuring different types of heartbeat (resting, pre- and post-workout).


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