Deal Alert: Apple Watch Series 3 from Just $169

Written by Charlie

The best price is back with this great deal on the Apple Watch Series 3! You can get it on sale right now for $169 and this is one great price for such a full-featured watch with GPS.

The Apple Watch Series 3 is back at its best-ever sale price of just $169. As a Garmin user, I have to say that this is an incredible price for what the Apple Watch Series 3 offers. It is actually cheaper than Garmin’s Forerunner 45 which is their “entry” level GPS running watch – plus it comes with all the Apple goodness.

Deal Alert: Apple Watch Series 3 From Just $169

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Yes, the Apple Watch Series 4 and 5 have larger displays and things like built-in ECG but they also cost more. At $169, you are getting a full-fledged smartwatch that works great for travel and everyday life. Oh, and the built-in GPS for outdoor sporting activities.

To put it into perspective, the closest modern Garmin GPS watch in price to this is the Garmin Forerunner 45. It is much more than a basic running watch and likely has more than many runners would even need in terms of metrics and data and it retails for $199. Sometimes, it goes on sale for $149.

Garmin Forerunner 45?

Read: Garmin Forerunner 45 vs Apple Watch Series 3 – the Battle of the Sub-$200 Running Watches

But, the smartwatch functions of the Garmin 45 are limited to pretty much smart notifications – meaning you get notified on the watch when a notification pops up on your phone. I am a Garmin user myself (Garmin Fenix 6 Pro) so I am fine with that. But, if you are looking for some kind of watch in the sub-$199 area that works for running and has smart capabilities, the Apple Watch Series 3 could be for you.

Just be ready to charge every day and a half or so! It does not have the all-week battery life that Garmin watches do so you will need to plan to be without it every 30-36 hours or so for about 1-2 hours.

What About Waiting for the Apple Watch Series 6?

Let me just say this – if you are thinking about the Series 3 now because of the price, do not worry about the Series 6! It is going to launch at least at $399 and will not be at these sale prices for at least a couple of years.

The Series 3 does lack the slightly larger display, slightly better battery, slightly better processor, and the ECG of the Series 5 but this price cannot be beat.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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