You can still find a good Black Friday deal on an Apple Watch

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If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your Apple Watch, or you’re a first-time buyer, Black Friday 2019 has been ripe with big deals on Apple’s lineup of smartwatches. Eagle-eyed shoppers might have quickly swept up Walmart’s doorbuster sale that had the Apple Watch Series 3 down to $129 — its lowest price by a cool $70 — which we featured in our larger guide to Apple’s Black Friday deals. But there are still some opportunities to save, whether you’re interested in Apple’s more affordable Series 3 watch, or its more capable Series 5.


Walmart has sold through its inventory of Apple’s 38mm and 42mm Series 3 watches with GPS capability, which were sold earlier today for $129 and $149, respectively. As far as what else Walmart does have in stock, you can buy the Series 3 38mm watch with GPS and cellular capabilities for $229.

Target has limited stock of the 38mm Series 3 watch with GPS, but not at Walmart’s low price. It’s $169, and is currently only available for pick-up at certain stores. Still, that’s $30-$60 cheaper than it sold for last year at Black Friday. And if you are able to find this watch at Target (or make any other purchase over $50 today), you’ll get a 20-percent off coupon for you to use on a future purchase. If you’re dead-set on the Series 3, there’s currently not much else to choose from at Target.

Best Buy is also offering the 38mm Series 3 watch, though its starting price is the highest at $189. It currently doesn’t offer the 42mm version of this model, and its prices for the GPS and cellular version of the watch is oddly in the $500 range.

B&H Photo is offering the Series 3 in the 38mm size for $189, like Best Buy. It is also selling the 42mm size at $219 (it’s backordered, but B&H is still taking orders). Neither are the best prices we’ve seen during Black Friday, but they’re not so bad if you really wanted to pick this one up today.

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While Walmart had the best deal on the Series 3, the newer Series 5 was at its cheapest-ever price at Amazon and Costco. Granted, that discount was no more than $30 off of its usual sale price, but it brings this close enough to the price of Apple’s Series 4 watches that they’re easier to recommend splurging on, if only for the always-on display that, somehow, doesn’t have much of a negative impact on its battery life.

If you’re looking for these watches, you won’t have to jump around from retailer-to-retailer as much. These deals started before Black Friday, and both retailers have shown no sign of running out of stock. The GPS version of the 40mm Series 5 smartwatch is down to $354.99 (Amazon and Costco), which is $24 off of its usual price. The 44mm version Series 5 is $384.99 (Amazon and Costco), which is also $24 cheaper than usual.

It’s worth noting that for the Amazon deal, you’ll need to add the Series 5 watch to your cart to see the discount reflected in the total. If you’re buying from Costco, you don’t need to be member, but you’ll need to pay a five percent fee when you check out.

Other retailers like Best Buy and Target sell this model, but they’re currently around $40-50 more expensive than the ones listed above.