Preorders for the Apple Watch Series 7 will likely begin this month, but there’s not a whole lot that’s new other than a slightly larger screen and a few new colors. So skip the wait and the lines: Amazon is selling the 40mm Apple Watch Series 6 in blue or red for $349 today, knocking $50 off the price.
While we’ve seen bigger discounts on the cellular and 44mm models, this is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on the small wrist-friendly 40mm model. The Series 6 Apple Watch is Apple’s most advanced yet, with a blood-oxygen sensor, ECG, and second-gen heart sensor, as well as fall detection, sleep tracking, and an always-on altimeter for measuring elevation. Other than a slightly larger screen (41mm vs 40mm), the main differences between it and the Series 7 are a more durable display and fast charging.
We gave the Apple Watch Series 6 4.5 stars in our review, calling it “Apple’s best smartwatch (and) the best one you can find anywhere at any price.” And with this deal, it’s even better.
Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.