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If an Apple Watch Series 5 was on your tech wishlist, Amazon and Best Buy offer the best deals yet for both the 40mm and 44mm sizes of Apple’s latest smartwatch. Mind you, these are technically the lowest prices we’ve seen, but it’s just one hair that’s more affordable than the great Black Friday deals we saw a few months ago.
For a bit of background, the Series 5 is Apple’s first smartwatch with an always-on display. It is similar to Series 4, but you no longer need to move your arm to your face to see the time. What’s even better about the feature is that it doesn’t really interfere with battery life.
The GPS-only version of the 40mm Series 5 Watch costs $ 349 from Amazon and Best Buy. Amazon’s selection is a bit on the sparse side. You will have to wait a day or two for your purchase to ship based on the current available inventory (including only the gold aluminum watch with a pink strap), although more inventory may be replenished during the day. For comparison, Best Buy now has a slightly wider range of color options.
We also see the best price available on the larger 44mm Series 5 smartwatch. It’s $ 379 at Amazon, which currently has the space gray aluminum with black band and gold aluminum model with pink band available for immediate shipment. Best Buy also honors this award and has similar color options, plus the silver aluminum option with a white band if you were looking for it.