The Apple Watch is down to just $199 at Best Buy

The Apple Watch is down to just $199 at Best Buy
There was plenty of excitement in the run-up the Apple Watch, which hit the scene just over a year ago. Initial sales sharply dwindled following a fair amount of early hype, and it remains to be seen whether this product category has a long-term future. Still, Apple is said to be pressing ahead with the second-coming of its wearable, which could be announced alongside the next-gen iPhones in the coming weeks. The impending nature of the new hardware means that the current model is cheaper than ever — down to below the $200 mark through Best Buy.

UPDATE: The $199 variant appears to have sold out already.

Right now, the basic Apple Watch Sport 38mm edition in Space Gray is down to $199. It's a considerable saving on the original starting price of $349 when the Apple Watch was launched, and $100 less than Cupertino currently charges. Sure, it's not as cheap as certain other wrist computers on the market. But with watchOS 3 set to add bunch of new features to the fold, now's your chance to grab the device itself for under 200 bucks. 

Apple Watch 2 will apparently amount to a refresh as opposed to a major overhaul. Previous rumors of an in-built camera seem to have died down, and there will not be cellular support despite some users hoping for such connectivity. Instead, there'll apparently be GPS, improved waterproofing and the customary speed bump. In line with the next-generation iPhone upgrades, the new Apple Watch will look similar if not identical to the current fleet.

Aside from the aforementioned Space Gray version, a number of other Apple Watch variants are currently available at for less than you might have seen before. If you have been waiting patiently for an Apple Watch price-drop, you can check out all of the current offers in full at the source. 

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83 Comments

1. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Not even the blind are going to buy this ugly toy looking dumb watch..

2. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Would the blind buy a watch?

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAO! My exact thoughts. I guess he's unaware of it's its current sales.

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well you would have to be blind if you bought Apples poor quality Apple watch sport model. Especially when it scratches too easily, because of the aluminum construction with their ion-x display that scratches if you look at it wrong. Most watches use better premium and stronger materials. Like Titanium, stainless steel, ... I feel sorry for the suckers who actually bought it a full price.

25. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I feel worse for people who waste time commenting on things they dislike........

27. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I feel the same for you too... being a hypocrite, waste time commenting on a comment that you dislike......

32. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Likewise........ (You whom seemingly haven't realized you're doing the EXACT same thing in your comment)

33. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

The difference is, I comment on anything I want. At least try to spot the difference maybe?

77. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So Kiko was forced to comment on something he didn't want to comment on? How the hell did that happen?

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAO exactly!

76. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I feel bad for the people who waste their time commenting on comments they dislike, about comments that the other person dislikes, about comments that they dislike.... .... Wait... I think that's me... LOL, this whole chain of posts is asinine and makes me roll my eyes. Though Kiko makes me laugh.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wouldn't waste my time with sdgodsell. He's always making salty comments about Apple.

72. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Like your own trolling on every Android watches article. Lol! Revenge is best served cold.

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I dismmised him long ago, and completely skip his posts, yet he keeps responding to me.

48. lyndon420

Posts: 6861; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You disliked what he said...therefore you had to comment ;)

56. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I own two sport models and no scratches..had both for about a year too so stop the hate

57. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

why do u need two same watches? do u wear them at the same time or you just like the feeling of owning them? btw that's not sarcasm, it's a genuine question...my brain is really trying to figure this out

59. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Was a gift for my brother and he switched the nexus 6p so I took the watch back lol

70. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

you took a gift back? was it a punishment for leaving apple or something?

75. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Not a punishment but he wasn't using it..they're different colors so I switch them up

58. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

True. Can't believe people that bought this dumb watch just to end up wallhugging everyday with it's pathetic battery life. Guess the sheep are easily blinded by the stupid logo.

74. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No one is aware of its sales because they have never been announced.

11. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

What about talking watches that are designed for the blinds? Discrimination much? http://www.braillebookstore.com/Talking-Watches

53. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I actually know a blind guy who wears a watch. Funny that came up.

67. YOURDADkid unregistered

Seems you didn't understood his point and you just got Stuck to Word "Blind". Lol

82. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

66. AlikMalix unregistered

Wow this promotion got a lot of people talking - looks like a lot of you folks are interested in this watch.

3. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Overpriced for such a cheap watch. Should be priced at around $25.99 to $29.99 after tax.

4. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

This isn't android. I still think it's useless though just like all smart watches.

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