Walmart is now selling the Apple Watch Sport online (UPDATE)
posted by Alan F. / Dec 11, 2015, 3:51 PM
Apple originally thought that the Apple Watch was more than just a smart device, considering it to be a fashionable piece of jewelry that would be available at the finest jewelry stores. But tepid sales might have changed Apple's mind. The timepiece has been available in Target stores, and starting today it can be purchased from Walmart's online store. Walmart's website apparently has the ability to move smart devices. The other day, the BlackBerry Priv was added to the discount retailer's online offerings, and the Android flavored slider has quickly sold out.
Walmart is offering the Apple Watch Sport model in both 38mm and 42mm variations. Walmart customers will get to choose between a silver case with a white band, or a space gray case with a black band. Accessories are also being offered such as sport bands, and the magnetic charging cable for the watch. Those purchasing the Apple Watch from the Walmart site can choose to have it shipped to their home, or the smartwatch can be picked up from a local Walmart store.
Just as with the Priv, don't expect a discount price on the Apple Watch just because you're buying it from the discount retailer. The 38mm version of the watch will cost you $349, while the 42mm version is priced at $399. That is the exact same pricing that you will find for the pair on Apple's online store.
source: Walmart via AppleInsider
UPDATE: Walmart now says that the Apple Watch is available in a small number of its physical stores.
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You can trade in a truck load of empty bottles, take your receipt to the electronics department and get a new iWatch, yeaaaaaah. O.o
posted on Dec 11, 2015, 4:01 PM 0
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Insert Sarcasm here: OMG! Walmart is selling stuff. YAY, I didn't know where to attain such a thing if it weren't for Wal-Mart.
posted on Dec 11, 2015, 5:23 PM 1
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No one is going to buy a watch from Wal-Mart for $400. SamsClub...maybe! Wal-Mart is a discount/department store. The Apple Watch clashes with their whole motto. The Watch fits Target because Target has never been cheap, also considering they use to won Marshall Field's which surely wasn't cheap. SamsClub, Costco and other yes it fits...Not Walmart. I wouldnt buy any product at Wal-Mart anyways no matter the brand. But when I use to shop their, I have never purchased an item that costs more than $100. But I guess Apple's gotta do what it has to do. Until the device is $149 or less, it just isn't going to sell. They've shipped 6M and probably sold less than 50%. If they had sold every single one they've shipped to anyone beyond distribution chennels and retailers, we'd be hearing the numbers. No sales numbers from Apple means the Watch is a complete failure and it didnt have to be. Considering it took them 2 years to long vs competition who came first, the fact the device does less 3 years later vs what other had 3 years ago; what Apple should have done was simply release the thing for $149 and they would have sold lie crazy. Then they could have made a 3G/4G model with a better battery and they could have maybe charged 299 tops since it would be sorta a phone as the Gear S was. Which i too thought 299 was excessive. But considering it has 3G, WiFi, BT, UV, and more, $300 is tolerable and such a device from Apple would be too. But releasing some half-thoughtout-rushed port implemented featured device with kiddish features and a inaccurate heart rate sensor and yet they still haven't dropped the price is sad. I am hoping the Sequel would be better. I would like to have one as a toy.
posted on Dec 11, 2015, 4:15 PM 1
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The problem with the iWatch or any watch of this kind is it is limited due to its former factor. I am not saying they need to pack in a ton of stuff. But the things they did put don't even work right or are kiddush for something mostly adults would be wearing. The other option concentrated on specific needs whether it be fitness or just want to Glace at messages without taking out your phone. The smaller the display the more you have to scroll. You can't even type a message on it. You can make calls, it doesn't have a speaker Sony out can answer a call when your phone rings, no WiFi, no UV, it isn't waterproof, inaccurate HRS and it's just boring. I played with it. I like the concept, the looks are OK but it should be bigger like a sport watch so you can actually see stuff. Dismal battery life. 3 years of time and it is terrible. Even the first option from most oems were better. I would buy it but not at 349 from any brand. At this point it is worth only 149. I think it's worth that much at most and $99 at least starting with the sport. Apple had an opportunity to make profit on volume instead of being greedy right away. Especially since it doesn't work properly. This execution was equally as bad as Samsung first attempt, but at least they improved.
posted on Dec 11, 2015, 6:30 PM 0
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