Budget ‘Apple Watch SE’ could be scaled-back Series 4

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More affordable Apple Watch would be nice.
A low-cost wearable that’s been dubbed ‘Apple Watch SE’ could be on the docket Apple’s Sept. 15 event.
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Details of what’s been called the “Apple Watch SE” may have leaked out. An unconfirmed report indicates this model will have the same design as the wearable this company released in 2018, but with some of the high-end features stripped out. That will make it a lower-cost option.

Bag an Apple Watch Series 4 refurb for under $280 today only

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Refurbished Apple Watch Series 5 units are available now
Stock is selling fast. Claim yours before it's too late!
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Treat yourself to one of the best Apple Watch models money can buy. Woot is offering refurbished Series 4 units, with edge-to-edge displays and a built-in ECG, for just $279.99 today only. Bag yours before they’re all gone!

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Bag an Apple Watch for under $130 today only

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Quick! Stock is selling fast.
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Woot’s big sales on Apple devices never fail to disappoint. Its latest offers up Apple Watch refurbs, with prices starting at a mere $129.99. The deal is good for today only and stock is selling fast, so claim yours while you can.

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Huge study confirms Apple Watch ECG accurately detects AFib

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Doctors found that if your Apple Watch ECG indicates you have a heart problem, you almost certainly do.
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The electrocardiogram built into recent Apple Watch models isn’t likely to give wearers false notifications that they have atrial fibrillation, a potentially dangerous heart condition. A clean bill of health for this wearable’s ECG is the conclusion of a study involving over 400,000 participants that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Apple Watch calls cops for unconscious driver after car crash

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Another day, another story of an Apple Watch-powered rescue.
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Police in England responded to a car accident after an Apple Watch on the wrist of an unconscious man sent a request for help.

Details on the crash, including the victim’s condition, were not available. But the emergency SOS may have been a first for police in Surrey, who enthusiastically posted it on Twitter and tagged Apple CEO Tim Cook. The tweet also included a string of emoji showing a watch, satellite and rescue vehicles.

Got a new Apple Watch? Now get the best price for your old one

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Avoid selling your old Apple Watch to Apple.
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Now that you have your shiny new Apple Watch Series 5, it’s time to make back some of the money you just spent by selling your old model. But don’t take it to the Apple Store.

Apple will offer you just a fraction of what your old Apple Watch is really worth. Make a lot more by selling yours to Cult of Mac instead.

Wicked bike wreck shows importance of Apple Watch hard fall detection

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An Apple Watch can call 911 if you trip, slip, or wipe out so severely you knock yourself unconscious.
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Bob Burdett was mountain biking near Spokane, then the next thing he knew he was waking up in an ambulance. He’d had a crash so severe he was knocked unconscious for a considerable amount of time. Fortunately, his Apple Watch called 911 for him.

Apple Watch Series 5 runs on same CPU as Series 4

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Apple Watch 5 is always ready with the time.
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The insides of the Apple Watch Series 5 aren’t all that different from last year’s Series 4.

Other than the new always-on display, the only other internal changes Apple promoted were the new compass and increased storage. The latest build of Xcode reveals that those are basically the only changes, as the Series 5 uses the same CPU and GPU found in Apple Watch Series 4.

Don’t sell your old Apple Watch to Apple! Cult of Mac pays more

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Man’s brand new Apple Watch turns out to be toilet plunger
Man’s brand new Apple Watch turns out to be toilet plunger
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If you’re planning to upgrade to Apple Watch Series 5, you might have thought about selling old model back to Apple. But that’s a terrible idea.

Apple will offer you just a fraction of what your old Apple Watch is really worth. It pays a maximum of $110 for Series 4 units introduced just a year ago, and only $70 for a Series 3.

Make a lot more cash by selling your Watch to Cult of Mac instead. You’ll find your shiny new upgrade ends up being a lot cheaper than you expected.