Target has great prices on the Apple Watch Series 1 for last minute shoppers

Target has great prices on the Apple Watch Series 1 for last minute shoppers
When it comes to buying mobile devices, how many of you really think about shopping at Target? If you're looking for a last minute holiday gift, maybe you should start. The end of the holiday shopping season is just five days away; whether you are short a gift for a family member or friend, or you feel like you deserve some pampering yourself, Target has a great deal on the Apple Watch.

Keep in mind that this is the Series 1 version of the timepiece which means it is powered by the same dual-core processor found in the Series 2 models. While it might not offer GPS like Series 2 does, you do have that feature on your iPhone! The Apple Watch Series 1 model has a screen that is resistant to splashes.

The Series 1 Apple Watch does notifications, fitness tracking, heart rate monitoring and comes with watchOS 3.1.1 pre-installed. Target is pricing the 38mm version at $199.99. Apple is selling the same watch for $269 and up. The 42mm model carries a price of $229.99 at Target versus $299 and up from Apple. Shipping is free and if you order today, the watch should arrive by December 23rd. If you don't want to gamble, you can arrange to pick up the Apple Watch you bought online, directly from your local Target store.

source: Target via 9to5Toys



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Keep in mind that this is the Series 1 version of the timepiece which means it is powered by a dual-core processor"... Which also means it's the version with abysmal battery life, despite it's display being off most of the time... You could have mentioned that in the article, Alan.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why would he? You can't bite the hands that feeds you. Still too expensive. Its not worth more than $50. No WiFi, no 3G, can't work standalone. Even to use Apple Pay, you need your phone. LAME! It doesn't have to be 100% standalone, but it should be 90% standalone for what it costs. And I just don't understand, how is the battery-life so terrible, when it has no real features? Compare that to the very first Gear. It lasted 1.5 days on a single charge. Had a 2MP camera, a larger full cool OLED display and was also very limited an over-priced. Yes the Apple Watch does offer more than the original Gear, but both were way overpriced which is why I believe in general all these device others than FitBit are having lackluster sales. The fact Apple has a 2nd model, and stores still have huge stock of the older model, shows it isn't selling and it isn't going to as long as the price is above $150. I mean Samsung is on its 3rd Gear S. It started off with cellular capabilities from the very beginning. Apple should have too, considering the 1st Apple Watch is 2 years after the original Gear S. I want an Apple Watch, but if I am goign to pay $350, it needs to be able to do everything my Gear S2 can do at the least. And even the latest Apple Watch doesn't match it. No cell, no sell!

3. peegieislim

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

Shut up techie

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