If you’re looking for a budget smartwatch, you often aren’t looking in the direction of an Apple Watch. While the Cupertino company makes one of our favorite smartwatches, it’s usually pretty pricey, not matter which model you go for.
But Amazon’s got a big deal on the Series 3 running right now, shaving $80 off both the 38mm and 42mm Series 3. The GPS version will run for $199 for the 38mm and $229 for the 42mm, while the 38mm cellular edition goes for $299 and the 42mm for $329. That’s a good chunk of money to save, and it’s enough to get you one of those sparkly new spring bands.
The Apple Watch Series 3 really felt like the breakout version of the device, due to its versatility. You’re getting cellular, which allows you to truly leave your iPhone behind as you hit the trail. It also gives you on-device streaming of Apple Music and podcasts.
You’re also getting all the other perks of an Apple Watch: GPS, a heart rate sensor, waterproofing, NFC for Apple Pay, and solid battery life.
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However, you won’t get the ECG, fall detection, or better design of the Series 4. While you’ll get some of the Series 4’s new watch faces, they are a bit hampered by the Series 3’s design. You also won’t get the complication-filled new watch faces the Series 4 has.
In our review of the Series 3, we called it the most convincing case for a standalone smartwatch yet. It’s a smartwatch that is good at pretty much everything it does – and if you’ve got an iPhone there are few better options.