Apple has cut the price of the Apple Watch Series 3 to just $199, after the launch of the Series 5 at its event in Cupertino.
While Series 5 is now the flagship with an always-on display, Apple evidently still sees a lot of value in the Series 3 – which some observers thought was due for retirement.
Now, picking up an Apple Watch Series 3 for less than $200 isn’t totally unheard of – since the Series 4 was released last year, there has been plenty of tasty Apple Watch deals hitting Black Friday and Prime Day.
But Apple slapping an official new price tag could drive prices down even further with time.
The Series 5, the newest Apple Watch, will cost $399 when it releases on 20 September, so you’re looking at a $200 swing in cost if you don’t need the most cutting-edge features.
You’ll also be keeping up in some key ways, as watchOS 6 is confirmed to be coming to the Series 3 on 19 September. For that matter, it’s coming for the Series 1 and 2 at some point in the coming months.
We updated our Series 3 review not long ago, and confirmed that even in 2019 it’s still a seriously impressive smartwatch.
Of course, you’ll be missing out on some of the newer functions brought to the Series 4 and Series 5, from the ECG monitor that the Series 4 introduced to the ability to make international emergency calls as brought to the Series 5.
The Series 3 with GPS is now available at $199, while the LTE-enabled version sells for $299 at full price.