After Apple’s announcement of the Apple Watch Series 5 earlier this week, retailers are starting to discount Series 4 inventory. There’s not a big difference between the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5, with the new one adding an always-on display and a compass.
With that in mind, the Series 4 is a more than capable smartwatch, so if you’re in the market and find one at a price that fits your budget, you should jump on it.
Amazon’s price cuts are similar to what it offered last week, with discounts on some case and band configurations. Amazon has taken $50 off nearly every Series 4 with the exception of the GPS-only version of the 44 millimeter Gold Aluminum with Pink Sand Sport Band that’s marked down $70.
The cellular version of the Series 4 — which, keep in mind, you’ll need to pay a monthly fee to your carrier — is seeing a wider range of discounts. The 40 millimeter Gold Aluminum Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) with Pink Sand Sport Loop is discounted $25 to $474. But for the Space Gray aluminum case with Black Sport Loop of the same size and connectivity, you’re looking at $399, a $100 drop.
As always, when shopping on Amazon, make sure to click on the exact model you want and view the current price. Pricing varies, sometimes greatly, between the various models and configurations.
Walmart is discounting select Series 4 models by $100. For example, the 40 millimeter GPS + Cellular with a sport band, which originally was $499, is down to $439. Walmart listed black, gold and silver as color options, but just a few minutes after we found the deal, gold and silver were sold out.
The larger 44 millimeter Apple Watch Series 4 with GPS + Cellular is marked down $100, at $429 and has all available colors in stock, although the gold model is marked as “Only 1 left!”
The Series 4 offers practically the same features as the Series 5. It will run WatchOS 6, which launches on Sept. 19, and includes the ECG app for detecting irregular heartbeats — just like the Series 5.
Note: The prices above reflect the retailer’s listed prices at the time of publication.