Sunday, December 5, 2021

Get an Apple Watch Series 5 for just $299


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We’re probably just a month or two away from the Apple Watch 6, with its sleep tracking and rumored new health features. But if you’re still hankering for a Series 5 with the new model hovering in the background like an early party guest waiting for you to unlock the door, here’s some good news. Walmart is selling the 40mm Apple Watch Series 5 for $299 — matching its lowest price ever. You don’t get your pick of any puppy out of the litter: This is only for the silver aluminum case with the white sport band.

This is a super narrow deal — you can only get this particular version of the watch for $299, and I can’t find a similar price at any other retailer.

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Is it worth dropping $299 on the Series 5? Depends on you, really. If you like the color, it’s certainly a good price. And as I’ve mentioned before, the Series 5’s always-on display is what wooed me back to Apple after wearing a different smartwatch for years (after my Series 1 died in a tragic skateboarding accident). But the Series 6 is, almost without doubt, mere weeks away.

Need to read some more before you decide? You can read CNET’s review of the Apple Watch Series 5. But remember not to dawdle too long, because this deal probably won’t last long, and in that case Walmart will decide for you.

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