You may find this hard to believe, but the 2019-released and 2020-discontinued Apple Watch Series 5 lives on at third-party retailers like Best Buy. Of course, the Cupertino-based tech giant could always have kept this villain around, as it did with the older and more modest Series 3, which still costs $199 and up when bought directly from its dealer. leading manufacturer.
But for just $100 more than that, a brand new, unused, unopened and undamaged Series 5 unit can be yours if you hurry…with a 44mm stainless steel body and standalone cellular connectivity in tow. Believe it or not, this particular version of probably the best smartwatch of 2019 used to cost a whopping $749.
That’s a coincidence how much Apple is currently charging for a 45mm LTE compatible Series 7 with a rugged stainless steel build, so obviously the Series 5 model now on sale at Best Buy is no longer worth close to $750. But the premium gold-plated casing alone makes this thing an undeniable bargain at $299.99, not to mention the ability to make and receive calls without an iPhone in sight.
As the name makes it abundantly clear, the Apple Watch Series 5 also has the same fairly powerful S5 chip as the budget-friendly 2020 Apple Watch SE, which normally starts at $279, even in 2022… with a less sophisticated aluminum construction and no 4G LTE speeds.
The Series 5 also has a life-saving ECG advantage over the SE, not to mention the Always-On display functionality. It is clearly pointless to compare this heavily discounted device with the old one Apple Watch Series 3, but bargain hunters will certainly have to give their best if they want to claim Best Buy’s totally unprecedented and completely unbeatable “clearance deal”. You’ll also have to be okay with pairing the aforementioned XL 44mm gold stainless steel case with a “stone” sport band.