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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS - $179 @ Best Buy

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Apple Watch 3 GPS new for 179.95 at Bestbuy.

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If anyone is looking for the 42mm in white, Sam's Club has it for $199 in stock for shipping. (goes in and out of stock). I'm hoping the price on the 3 will go down to $150, heh.
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Was able to PM w/ Target for my Redcard 5% off! Thank you!
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Thanks. Picked up the 38mm White for my daughters birthday!
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Ain't this normal price?
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Ain't this normal price?
Normal price is 199.
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Wife's Series 1 broke as the screen began lifting off her watch base & no longer turns on after strenuous gym activities.

So need to decide on this series 3 for $179 vs series 5 for $299? Anyone have opinions on value for $120 difference vs $200 difference ~3 months ago?
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The 5 is noticeably larger. Battery can die faster with always on screen but well worth the upgrade (I upgraded and gave my wife the 3)
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Bought one for $130 on Black Friday. Waiting for next Black Friday to buy the next deal.
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$150 would be a deal for me! Tax always ruins deals!!
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Wife's Series 1 broke as the screen began lifting off her watch base & no longer turns on after strenuous gym activities.

So need to decide on this series 3 for $179 vs series 5 for $299? Anyone have opinions on value for $120 difference vs $200 difference ~3 months ago?
I would say.. go for the 5 instead of 3..
Also, see if have discover 20% offer(max $50 off) on Amazon. That will save some $
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So need to decide on this series 3 for $179 vs series 5 for $299? Anyone have opinions on value for $120 difference vs $200 difference ~3 months ago?
Series 5 has:

- Bigger screen & always on display option
- Worse battery life (due to the larger screen, even without always-on enabled)
- The "ECG app" is a giant gimmick, you shouldn't care about this. It only does anything when the app is running and you're touching the watch face.
- Compass (niche, but useful for those who need it)
- 64 bit OS/CPU that might be maintained for longer (although in my experiences Apple Watches never last long enough for that to matter)

In my opinion: Go cheap now. Apple Watch 6 is meant to add the coveted Pulse Oximeter and everyone is hoping for battery life improvements. There's nothing inherently "bad" about the 5, just better off sitting on that $120 so you can sooner justify an upgrade to a Apple Watch 7 or whatever which will actually add value instead of the 5's mediocre improvements.

Or to phase that another way: If you'd keep a AW 3 for two years, you'd need to keep a 5 for three years to offset the added cost. The changes in just the next generation will make you regret needing to keep the 5 for that long, let alone the battery life degradation that will make the 5 annoying in the third year of its life.
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Wife's Series 1 broke as the screen began lifting off her watch base & no longer turns on after strenuous gym activities.

So need to decide on this series 3 for $179 vs series 5 for $299? Anyone have opinions on value for $120 difference vs $200 difference ~3 months ago?
Also the series 5 has double the storage. Good for offline music.
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Amazon has the same price.
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Bought through Walmart (I had gift cards) for same price.
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