This is really a great deal if you ever wanted a more durable Apple Watch. While I have always only owned the aluminum models (and they are great!), the step up to the stainless steel brings an overall better look as well as a sapphire crystal which will resist scratching/breaking better than the ion-strengthened glass of the aluminum model.
Apple Watch Series 4 Stainless Steel Deal
And now, I see probably one of the better Apple Watch deals going on for this particular watch – it is the Apple Watch Series 4 stainless steel (which automatically comes with LTE/cellular) with the Milanese Loop band (a $150 purchase all by itself). The price? $499 for either 40mm or 44mm.
While that is not cheap by any stretch, it is definitely a great deal for a watch that still is a great buy in 2019. Sure, the Apple Watch Series 5 is out now but if you don’t care about a compass, emergency LTE coverage abroad or about an always-on display (really, those are the only new things), the Series 4 is a compelling buy.
Plus, the Series 4 aluminum is currently selling for $110 less than this and that does not have the better band or the LTE capability if you want the ability to add a cellular plan at some point. While I am currently sitting happy with my Garmin Fenix 6 Pro watch, this Apple Watch deal is certainly a good one for anyone that wants improved durability and “look” over the base aluminum model.
Better Price for Other Bands
Link: Stainless Steel models with other bands – from $399!
If you don’t want the Milanese Loop band, you can get one with the silicone band for $100 less – just $399! That is the same price as a Series 5 but with better material and built-in cellular capability!
Both sizes are available in Space Black, Gold, or Silver so there are some options. If you don’t care for the band, you could always sell it on eBay and purchase an off-brand or a silicone Apple band instead. Personally, I would use the Milanese Loop for anything but the running and put a silicone band on for fitness workouts.