A couple of retailers have slashed $50 off the latest Watch model in each of its sizes – 41mm and 45mm. You can also get the GPS-only or Cellular variants.
That means you can get yourself the five-star rated smartwatch from just $349. That's for the 41mm model with a number of different strap options.
The 45mm Watch now starts at just $379.
Apple Watch Series 9 – 41mm Cellular:
was $499, now $449 at Amazon
The GPS + Cellular 41mm Apple Watch Series 9 is no stranger to a discount neither. This is with the aluminium case.
Apple Watch Series 9 – 45mm Cellular:
was $529, now $479 at Amazon
Also available with $50 is the 45mm Apple Watch Series 9 with GPS and Cellular connectivity.
Why choose the Apple Watch Series 9?
While the Apple Watch Series 9 looks similar to 2022's Series 8, it has a number of new bells and whistles that make it one of the best smartwatches around.
For starters, it is powered by the Apple S9 SiP processor – the same chip used in the Apple Watch Ultra 2. This enables it to perform functions that were previously not possible.
That includes the new, heavily advertised Double Tap Gesture functionality. You can interact with apps by just tapping your thumb and forefinger together, without touching the Watch at all. The action it enables is dependent on the app, but you could pause or play music, start a stopwatch, or take a photo remotely, for example.
In addition, the Series 9 has a much brighter display – double its predecessor – allowing it to be more easily read in bright daylight. It can also dim to just 1 nit of brightness at night, in to make sure others in a room are not disturbed in their sleep.
Finally, with watchOS 10, there are a tonne of other new features to consider. Combined with the new hardware. they make for the best general Apple Watch yet.