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Great Deal! Apple Watch Series 3 on Sale from $169 – With GPS!

Written by Charlie

The Apple Watch Series 3 is again on sale for a low $169 for the 38mm model and $199 for the larger version. That is a killer deal for this smartwatch with GPS!

I have said many times before that I consider one of the best value smartwatches out there to be the Apple Watch Series 3. Not only is it a great companion for iPhone users, but it also has built-in GPS meaning you can go for a nice run without needing your phone. When you have a sale price of $169 for all of that, it is pretty much the best deal around.

Great Sale – Apple Watch Series 3 from $169!

Link: Apple Watch Series 3 38mm  | Apple Watch Series 3 42mm(these are affiliate links that supports the site – thanks for the support!)

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.

The 38mm that is on sale is currently only the silver aluminum model while the 42mm is available at just $199 in both colors.

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.

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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.