Best Buy to start selling the Apple Watch in August

Coming to a Best Buy near you, the Apple Watch Sport and Watch models
Best Buy to start selling Apple watch
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The Apple Watch will go on sale at over 300 Best Buy stores from 7 August, becoming the first major third party retailer to stock the smartwatch.

Until now, your best bet on getting the Cupertino company's first smartwatch was to go to your local Apple store. However, Best Buy will stock the Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch models in both 38mm and 42mm version in 16 different configurations.

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There will also be almost 50 accessories, including watch bands, screen protectors, stands and charging docks. As well as the 300 stores, the Watch will also be available to buy on Best Buy's website.

Senior category officer at Best Buy, Jason Bonfig, said: "The Apple Watch is a big addition to our stores and website, and we know our customers want it. We are excited to bring the Apple Watch to more consumers, especially with the holidays coming up."

The announcement should boost sales for the smartwatch, the amount of which has been subject to intense scrutiny over the past month.

Apple's quarterly results last week revealed that it had shifted 4 million Apple Watches to date, making it the bestselling smartwatch of 2015. Estimates claim the Apple Watch now represents 75% of the smartwatch market.

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