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This is a good moment to buy if you’re after your Apple Watch Series 7 as a gift — or as a gift for yourself. Amazon sells a 41mm GPS model in blue aluminum for $350, which is $50 less than the usual price. The green and red models also drop to $380 if it’s more your style. And if you’d rather save money with the Apple Watch SE, the gray 40mm model is down to $230 from the usual $279.
Buy Apple Watch Series 7 from Amazon – $350 Buy Apple Watch SE from Amazon – $230
The Apple Watch Series 7 is a subtle iteration of a familiar design, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The large screen (even on the 41mm model) makes a huge difference in readability, not to mention control. Dust resistance and a more crack-resistant screen will help you get out of the house, while a fast charging should help you if you’re tracking sleep or a long workout on the battery. Add a robust app ecosystem and robust health features and the Series 7 will be as powerful as a first-time watch and a solid upgrade for anyone coming from Series 4 or earlier.
There are a few gripes beyond the usual iPhone requirements. Apple’s built-in sleep tracking won’t compare to what you’re getting from competitors like Fitbit and Samsung, and the S7 chip isn’t a breakthrough in performance. There’s not much temptation to upgrade if you’re on Series 5 or 6. On top of that, it’s an easy option at this reduced price.
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