Though we might not have hoverboards yet, technology has advanced to give us nifty things like smartwatches. The Pew Research Center conducted a study in 2019 and found that about one in five Americans uses a smartwatch or fitness tracker. If you’ve resisted the wearable tech trend until now, Apple’s latest sale might make you reconsider.
For a limited time, you can get the Apple Watch Series 7 [GPS 45mm] on sale in select colorways for up to 30 percent off, which is now the lowest price we’ve seen for this particular model on Amazon. Instead of paying $429, you can get it in green for $300, so you’ll save as much as $129. You can also save $100 on the starlight and (PRODUCT)RED case and band combos, and $59 if you choose the blue aluminum case with matching band version.
The Apple Watch Series 7 is an advanced smartwatch that allows you to track your sleep and fitness, take calls, reply to texts, listen to music, and buy things with Apple Pay. Compared to the SE and the Series 3 models, this version offers more functionality.
The Series 7’s always-on retina screen display area is 20 percent bigger than the SE and over 50 percent bigger than the Series 3. This larger display is a better option for those who might have difficulty reading text messages on a smaller device. It can also monitor your health and wellness with apps that measure your blood oxygen levels and take an electrocardiogram (ECG) through your wrist, which aren’t offered with the other models. Like the SE, the Series 7 has functions like fall detection, international emergency calling, an always-on altimeter to measure altitude, and notifies you of high or low heart rates and irregular rhythms. It even charges up to 33 percent faster than older generation Apple smartwatches, so you can have up to 18 hours of battery life.
That said, it’s not the most advanced smartwatch in Apple’s lineup these days. The all-new Apple Watch Series 8, which was first revealed to the public during Apple's big product event on September 7, is set to be released on Friday, September 16 and will retail for $400. It offers many of the same benefits as the Series 7, including the always-on retina display and up to 18 hours of battery life. But it also features some cool upgrades, like a built-in skin temperature sensor and crash detection, as well as a low power mode (which is not available with the Series 7).
If you want a great deal ahead of the holiday season, though, head over to Amazon to get the Apple Watch Series 7 [GPS 45mm] while it's still marked down. While you’re there, you might want to grab another pair of Apple AirPods Pro wireless earbuds, as these are on sale right now for a huge discount, too.
This article has been updated to reflect current pricing.