Find a great deal on an Apple Watch during Black Friday 2021 here at Funtober. We will also review the deals on the Apple Watch in print and online ads from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday 2021. We may even get lucky and find you an Apple Watch 6 Cyber Monday deal in November 2021.
2020 Black Friday Deals on Apple Watch
Best Buy has Apple Watch on sale for select models, with 6 months of Apple Fitness+ free with purchase, both in store and online beginning Sunday, November 22.
Staples has Apple Watch SE (GPS) Bluetooth MYDP2LL/A or MYDT2LL/A for $279.
Staples has Apple Watch Series 6, 40mm or 44mm band for $429.
Apple Watch 6 Black Friday
Apple Watch Series 6 is expected in September 2020. Some of the early leaks have suggested that it will maintain the classic look of the watch from the last two years. However, there have been other discussions about potential changes in the design of the Apple Watch 6. If the economic slowdown continues, there may be an occasional store discount as retailers attempt to boost sales. Otherwise, there will probably not be any Apple Watch Series 6 Black Friday deals. The precise Apple Watch 6 price and release date are not yet known.
The Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale on Amazon as part of their Cyber Monday Countdown deals. The 44mm black sport band with GPS and cellular is $30 off for a sale price of $499. The 40 mm GPS only version of the Series 5 is $379 (save $20) plus you can save an additional $24.01 at checkout.
If you want a higher end look, the 40mm stainless steel case with Milanese loop as well as GPS and Cellular is $60 off for a final sale price of $689.
The Apple Watch 4 is $40 to $100 off as part of the Best Buy Series 4 Cyber Monday deals (available starting December 1, 2019). The 40mm GPS version with pink sand sport band is $50 off for a sale price of $299. The 44mm GPS + Cellular version with black sport band is $100 off for a sale price of $379. The 44mm Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 with GPS only is $40 off for a sale price of $339.
The Best Buy deals on the Apple Watch were grabbing attention on the weekend before Thanksgiving. It launched a huge early Black Friday sale on the Apple Watch 4, with an offering of $50 – $300 off the Apple Watch Series 4. It is also offering $14.01 off the Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) and a small amount off the Apple Watch 3.
Amazon offered $80 off the Apple Watch Series 5 at the start of the last weekend before Thanksgiving. The largest discounts were on the GPS + Cellular configurations, and it was the lowest sale price drop to date on the popular device. Other listings were discounted by $50.
2019 Black Friday Deals:
Apple Watch 5 GPS – Starting at $399.99 @ Target
Apple Watch 5 GPS + Cellular – Starting at $499.99 @ Target
Apple Watch 4 – Save $50-300 @ Best Buy
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) – $129 @ Walmart (save $70)
We have seen a $169 deal promoted on a couple deals websites – but an even bigger discount is coming from Walmart on Black Friday. You can buy it online starting at 10 PM eastern on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving – or in-stores in person at Walmart when they open on Thanksgiving Day.
The Apple Watch Series 4 is expected to see discounts of $50 to $300 over Thanksgiving weekend. It has already been announced at Best Buy, and Amazon is running discounts on the Apple Watch 4 as part of its early Black Friday deals featuring $100-200 off the GPS models and up to $350 off cellular + GPS configurations.
The Apple Watch 5 has mostly been missing from Black Friday ads, but we saw a sale about a week ago that extended from Amazon and Walmart to Best Buy and provided $15 off (give or take) from the regular price.
UPDATE: We have found one! Sprint is offering 50% off the Apple Watch 5 for users who agree to pay month. A credit is issued against your bill which drops the payments in half. Click here to see the Apple Watch 5 deal.
Here’s where we will be looking for the Apple Watch 5 Black Friday Deals:
Walmart Black Friday ad- They were the first major company to offer a discount on the brand new Apple smartwatch. Although they may not be known for offering big deals on new, luxury products, they are known for their everyday low prices as well as their doorbusters, and a discount on this hot Apple product would certainly drive crowds to the store.
Amazon – Amazon matched the early deal on the Apple Watch Series 5 when Walmart cut the price on this $50 already, so it is likely that they will also price match any Black Friday deals that are offered on the new Apple Watch 5.
Macys Black Friday ad – Macy’s was perhaps the only retailer to include the new version of the Apple Watch (Series 4) in its ad last year. This makes it a prime candidate for another top deal in 2019.
If you are looking for 2019 Black Friday deals on the Apple Watch 4 or Apple Watch 3, check out these retailers:
Kohls Black Friday ad – They had a fantastic deal on the latest Apple Watch two years ago, thanks to all of the Kohl’s cash that went with it. They have been promoting the Fitbit heavily more recently, but you could expect more discounting again this year if they have them.
Target Black Friday ad – Look for Target to have deals on older models similar to last year when they offered in the Target ad price discounts the Series 3, and the year before had sales on the Series 1 and 2.
Best Buy – Always a good place to look for discounts on Black Friday, they had the Series 3 on sale last year and this makes them a top candidate to put the Apple Watch Series 4 on sale this year.
Update on the early sales ahead of Black Friday: The Apple Watch 4 was $159 off on Amazon for Columbus Day. The Apple Watch Series 3 hit an all-time low of $189 after Columbus Day (which CNET called the best Apple Watch value of all time). The Apple Watch Series 5 even got a deal on Amazon for as much as $50 off certain models there. It’s only the second discount that 9to5mac has tracked on the new smart product from Apple.
Ebay had the 40mm Apple Watch Series 5 with GPS functionality for $20 off – a price of $379. This is $5 cheaper that it was available on Amazon. The deal is currently running on November 2nd. The price discount very well could get better between now and the end of November – as they tend to do – but this is a great opening offer suggesting that there actually will be sales on the Series 5 over Thanksgiving.
New for 2019: The first Apple Watch 5 Black Friday Deals
The Apple Watch Series 5 was released on September 20th and is sure to be found in some of the Thanksgiving deals this year.
The improvements that will come to the Apple Watch Series 5 in 2019 are the always-on display, a built-in compass, and material options in ceramic and titanium. What does this mean in practice? The always-on display allows you to see the time on the watch face without having to tap on it with your finger. The new Compass application shows your latitude, longitude, incline and elvation, which helps make your navigation on Apple Maps more useful when walking. The one drawback to the Series 5 is that there are reports which the battery does not achieve the same results as the Series 4 due to the always on display.
What is currently unknown? No one knows how big the sales will be on the Series 5. Our expectation is that the Apple Watch 5 will be similar to the discount on the Series 4 last year, which were limited. If there has been demand for it, then retailers may decide instead to just over a small gift card for your purchase.
We also do not know how big the Apple Watch 4 will be on Black Friday. We often see bigger sales on older products once retailers need to move merchandise to make room for the new version. There could be discounts on the Apple Watch 4 this year as high as $100 or so.
Serious Apple Watch 3 Black Friday Deals Expected in 2019
The media is beginning to expect “epic price cuts” on the Apple Watch Series 3 over the black friday deal season. The device (which is two generations out) has been dropped to an official price of $199 by Apple and the Amazon Prime Day price hit a low of $169. In October, Walmart and Amazon are both already offering the Apple Watch 3 at a near all-time low of $189. Stay tuned!
Here is what we saw last year in Black Friday 2018:
Click Here for the Amazon Deals on Apple Watches:
38mm Series 3 with GPS + Cellular – $299 (save $80)
42mm Series 3 with GPS + Cellular – $329 (save $80)
The Apple Watch has historically been one of the hottest Christmas gifts and 2019 should be no exception.When the Apple Watch launched in 2015, it was an in demand item.The Series 2 was nearly impossible to find before Christmas 2016.And we expect that this trend will continue.So if you have your heart set on giving out the Series 4, better secure it early!
March 2019 Update: They are just beginning to talk about the features that the next generation Apple Watch might have. It isn’t clear yet whether the Apple Watch 5 will be ready for Black Friday 2019 or not. Even if it is released, We don’t know yet whether there will be any big deals on it. We will be following the ads closely to see what they are doing for the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season with this hot product series though. Hopefully there will be some great Black Friday deals on the Apple Watch 4 since it will have been out for an entire year by this Thanksgiving.
The Series 3 was a top performer in Consumer Reports testing.It retails for $499 for the 42mm stainless steel case with GPS and Cellular.It earned high marks for step counting and heart-rate tracking.It also scored well on scratch resistance.The big difference between the Series 3 and the Series 2 is that some versions allow users to receive calls and text messages without having to carry your cell phone. It also contains a few other upgrades, including a faster processor.
The Series 3 38mm Aluminum Case with GPS and Cellular retails for $399.Without cellular, it retails for $329.The LTE connection currently costs $10 a month on major carriers in addition to your iPhone plan.If you are within range of your iPhone, the Watch connects via Bluetooth.If you are not, then it uses the LTE communication.
The battery life is approximately one hour of talk time via LTE, three hours via the bluetooth connection, and around 18 hours with moderate use.
Apple Watch Black Friday 2019 Deals
We will post them here when Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are available.We still have a few weeks before stores start releasing their ads.So we hope that you will return in November 2019 after we have posted the best savings here.
It’s still too early to say right now!
History of the Apple Watch
The original Apple Watch was announced in September 2014 and released in April 2015.The second generation of Apple Watch including the Series 2 and the Series 1 (identical to the original with a S1P chip) were released in September 2016.The Apple Watch Series 3 was released in September 2017.
Where to Look for Black Friday Fitness Tracker Deals:
Amazon - The nation's top online ecommerce website has an extensive selection of fitness tracking devices and there are usually Amazon Black Friday deals which are competitive with the deals offered by other ads and stores. If you are willing to accept an older model smart watch or fitness tracker, you can usually get a great deal at Amazon during November.
Kohls - This department store has historically had great deals on Fitbit devices, so be sure to check out the Kohls Black Friday ad. You can also benefit from the Kohls Cash, which has historically offered rewards around the Thanksgiving holiday of $15 with the purchase of every $50, to redeem later at Kohls.
Best Buy - America's top specialty retailer for consumer electronics almost always has a sale on smart watches and athletic tracking devices, including Fitbit deals. In 2020, the Best Buy Black Friday ad had sales on a Samsung Galaxy Watch, Apple Smart Watch, and several Fitbit devices.
Walmart - This top retailer is known for some of the top deals on electronics for Black Friday, and you will also see them pop up from time to time for a Fitbit device or Apple Watch on the Walmart Black Friday ad. In 2020 Walmart had deals on both the Apple Watch 3 and online deals on the Fitbit Versa 2 and inspire 2.
Cell Phone Carriers - We have seen Verizon and AT&T both extend their Black Friday deals beyond cell phones to related accessories such as tablets and smart watches. If you are looking for an Apple Watch or a Samsung Galaxy Watch, your telecommunications carrier can be a good place to check before making a purchase.
Membership Clubs - Sam's Club and Costco both offered deals on Fitbit products on their Black Friday ad in 2020. The member clubs have been offering deals on consumer electronics for some time, including televisions and laptops. So it should not come as a surprise that they could also have a smartwatch or athletic tracker for sale over Thanksgiving.
Fitness Tracker Manufacturers - You can expect that Amazon, Fitbit, Samsung and Garmin will all offer Black Friday deals on their website as they sell fitness trackers and smart watches direct-to-consumer over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Don't forget when you see a retailer's ad for a product to also check the manufacturer websites for athletic trackers.Last Major Update: