Black Friday may be over, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance to pick up an Apple Watch on the cheap.
With Cyber Monday, you're given one last opportunity to rake in the savings, and luckily there's plenty of places to scout around and find the best smartwatch for you - whether that's the brand new Series 3 or older Series 2 and Series 1.
But, as you may have discovered over the last few days, not all deals are created equally. That's why we've rounded up the best deals for those in the US and the UK, as well as provided direction on which Apple Watch you should opt for this Cyber Monday.
Should I choose a cheap Apple Watch?
So why should you plump for a cheap Series 2 over the Series 3? Well, the Series 2 is a fantastic smartwatch, and has some of the best on-paper features.
If you're not hung up about LTE and the extra $5 a month on your phone bill, you get a waterproof, GPS smartwatch, with a heart rate monitor, and all the new features from watchOS4. For most, the older generation makes more sense, but for a more in-depth look at how the two compare, read on below.
Best US Apple Watch Cyber Monday deals
Here's the top Apple Watch deals in the US...
Apple Watch Series 2, 42mm, silver - $299, down from $329 - Best Buy
Apple Watch Nike+, 38mm, space gray - $269, down from $299 - Best Buy
Apple Watch Series 2, 42mm, steel - $429, down from $549 - Best Buy
Apple Watch Series 2, 38mm Case – $279 (save $90) - Dicks Sporting Goods
Apple Watch Nike+, 42mm Case – $329 (save $70) - Dicks Sporting Goods
Best UK Apple Watch Cyber Monday deals
Similar to the situation across the pond, there's also plenty of Apple Watch deals spinning around the web for those in the UK. Here's the best currently available:
Apple Watch Series 2, 38mm, gold - £259, down from £289 - Argos
Apple Watch Series 2, 38mm, steel - £449, down from £479 - Argos
Apple Watch Series 1, 38mm, silver - £229, down from £269, Very
Apple Watch Series 1, 42mm, rose gold - £259, down from £299, Very
Save a minimum of £20 on the Apple Watch Series 3 when you trade in your old smartwatch - Currys
Which Apple Watch should you look at?
This all depends on what you're looking for from your smartwatch. The key difference between the Series 2 and Series 3 is the introduction of LTE in the latter, which allows you to make and take calls from the wrist without your phone being present. If that's the kind of thing you'd take advantage of on a regular basis, it's probably best you steer clear of older generations and see if you can scout about for a Series 3 deal.
As for the differences between Series 1 and Series 2, well, there's a bit more of a gap. The latter was the first in the line to offer GPS, meaning you can go out on runs without being tethered to your phone for location tracking. Unfortunately, those who want the feature will be left disappointed if they opt for the Series 1.
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There's also the speed progression between generations to consider, since each iteration features newer chips that improve performance around the Watch. It's not the biggest factor when breaking down deals, but certainly worth bearing in mind.