Pick up Apple Watch 5 at its lowest price yet in time for watchOS 7

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Get Apple Watch 5 at its lowest price yet
Save $100 today!
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Get ready for Apple’s big watchOS 7 update this fall by treating yourself to Apple Watch Series 5 at its lowest price yet. Prices now start at just $299 (down from $399) for a 40mm model with GPS connectivity.

You can also enjoy $20 off Apple Watch Series 3 (also compatible with watchOS 7), which is now down to just $179.

Amazon slashes a whopping $100 off Apple Watch Series 5

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Sweet savings!
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Big discounts on Apple Watch Series 5 are back at Amazon. You’ll find up to $100 off some of the most affordable configurations, with a 44mm model with GPS now available for as little as $329 — down from $429.

GPS + cellular options are also available from $399 — down from $499. All are brand-new units that are ready to ship right away, but these discounts won’t last long. Enjoy them today before they disappear.

Save big: Refurbished Apple Watch Series 5 hits Apple Store

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Refurbished Apple Watch Series 5 units are available now
A refurbished Apple Watch Series 5 is up to 15% less than a new one.
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One way to score a deal on the the latest Apple Watch Series 5 is buy a unit that someone purchased then returned to Apple. These get rigorously refurbished, then are offered to the public at up to 15% off the regular price.

Tuesday is the first day Series 5 units have been available refurbished.

Apple boosts Apple Watch trade-in values for Heart Month

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Upgrading to the Series 5 just got a bit cheaper.
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Apple is trying to entice people with an old Apple Watch to upgrade to a newer model with some new trade-in deals.

As part of its promotion for Heart Month, Apple increased the trade-in value for the Apple Watch Series 2 and will give you $100 off the purchase of an Apple Watch Series 5. Other models also received a trade-in value bump, but Apple Watch Series 4 owners might want to hold onto their units for a while longer.

These are the deals you can expect:

How to set up your new Apple Watch the right way

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Check out the new Series 5 Apple Watch.
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New Apple Watch? Congratulations! Whether you got the Series 5 with its always-on screen, or snagged a bargain with the still-useful Series 3, you might be wondering how to get it set up. After all, the Watch is unlike any other Apple device, both in its dependence on your iPhone, and in the way it works.

The good thing is, Apple has made it really, really easy to get things up and running. Let’s take a look.