Weve all been swept up in the shambles of a sale, only to regret our purchase a few days later. Toms Guide is the techie bestie by your side to guide you away from the not-so-great deals and towards the decent ones. What is the best chance we could face this Prime Day? Walmarts sale on the Apple Watch Series 3.
Walmart has reduced the price of the Apple Watch Series 3 from $149 (opens in a new tab), but even with $50 off, it''s still not worth investing in. Why? With the Apple Watch Series 8 and the new Apple Watch SE 2022, Apple has discontinued the Apple Watch Series 3, indicating that it will not compete for WatchOS 9, or any future watch updates.
While this may seem like a savage move from Apple, the Apple Watch Series 3 was released in 2017, making it five years old today. This is generally the shelf life for smartwatches these days, and while the Apple Watch Series 3 may run WatchOS 8, its S3 processor does not have the capability to support the next update.
This doesn''t make the Apple Watch Series 3 immediately useless $149 for an Apple Watch, but it means the watch will not receive future security updates or other significant improvements.
Walmart has a much better deal for Apple Watch Series 8.
The best deal this Amazon Prime Day has been on the Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm/GPS) on sale for $349 at Amazon (opens in new tab) by providing you with a new skin temperature sensor, low-power mode, and crash detection for your safety. This is coupled with the best-in-class exercise tracking and a great always-on display.
If you''re on a tighter budget, we''d advise keeping an eye on Black Friday, so that we can get deals on the Apple Watch SE 2022, which is still full price at $249 on Amazon (opens in new tab) and Walmart (opens in new tab).
The Apple Watch SE 2022 might still be $100 more than the discounted Apple Watch Series 3, but the watch has the same S8 chipet that powers the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra. For the price, the Apple Watch SE is certainly the finest Apple Watch price yet.