It’s a day of Apple Watch deals. At Walmart and Amazon, you can get a great deal on the Apple Watch Series 7, Apple’s latest smartwatch that has a larger screen than previous generations, as well as fast charging. Each retailer offers a limited selection of color options available in 41mm and 45mm sizes with built-in GPS. Normally $399, you can snag the blue, green, or red variants (with matching case and band colors) for $329 – the best price ever.
If you want the 45mm case, the price drop is just as sweet. Instead of paying $429, it costs $359.99 for the 45mm green, red, or blue aluminum watches at Walmart and Amazon (the blue option isn’t as heavily discounted at Amazon, by the way). ). Read our Series 7 review.
If you don’t want to spend so much on a smartwatch, there’s good news. The Apple Watch SE, Apple’s most budget-friendly smartwatch that’s a much smarter buy than the older Series 3 watch, is also seeing price drops.
Normally $279 for the 40mm GPS model, several color variants that include an aluminum case and sport band are $229 at Amazon and Walmart. Just a warning, the color selection at Walmart is a bit better than Amazon. This price is $10 less than its all-time best price, which occurred on Black Friday 2021. The 44mm size with GPS is also $50 at Walmart and Amazon (again, the selection of colors is better at Walmart). Instead of costing $409, the price has dropped to $259.
Compared to the Apple Watch Series 3, which it comes closest to in Apple’s lineup price-wise, the SE is faster. It also has more sensors for more in-depth health tracking and doesn’t require that terrible mysterious process to update its software. Read our full review.
We highlighted this deal yesterday, but it bears repeating, especially if you’re buying an Apple Watch today. Add the Beats Fit Pro to your Apple Tech Repertoire from Amazon for $199.95 and you’ll get a free $25 Amazon Gift Card with purchase. This is not a price cut – just added value in case you are in the market today.
In our review, Chris Welch called this model “a sporty AirPod Pro with better sound.” Here’s another quote from that review that might convince you: “These are the best headphones Beats have ever made.” They fit perfectly in their earbuds and also offer excellent noise cancellation. Besides connecting seamlessly with iPhone, Apple Watch, etc., they are also compatible with Android. Read our review.
Yesterday I posted a review of Hori’s new Split Pad Pro accessory, a smart wired controller for the Nintendo Switch. It actually builds on a pre-existing product, the Split Pad Pro, which are like larger and more comfortable Joy-Con alternatives. Since it costs $79.99 and doesn’t add any useful features beyond a headphone jack for wired listening, I didn’t think the attachment was of much value.
At the end of the review, I recommended most people get the Split Pad Pros, which normally cost $59.99 (sometimes less). But you can get an even better deal at Best Buy, where you can pick up a translucent black set of Split Pad Pros for just $39.99.
Some other offers for you
- Anker’s 5,000mAh USB-C power bank that can snap to MagSafe-enabled iPhones is down to $36.54 (normally $55) in a variety of colors at Amazon. While you can get higher capacity batteries for that price, its unique ability to stick with iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 series phones might be worth buying for some people (especially if you considered Apple’s more expensive MagSafe battery).
- Regularly $299.99, Adorama is currently selling the entry-level Xbox Series S for $249.99 when you use promo code XBOXS2250 at the register.
Woot is discounting the 2022 version of Samsung’s The Frame TV in the 43-inch configuration to just $799.99 – a $200 discount and the first price drop we’ve seen on the 2022 model.
- The JBL Clip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, featuring rugged IP67 water and dust protection, is $20 off at Amazon. Normally $79.95 is $59.95. The speaker charges via USB-C, and it can easily be clipped into a backpack thanks to its built-in carabiner.
- In case you haven’t noticed, prices are starting to drop (finally) on graphics cards. While not necessarily cheap, Zotac’s RTX 3080 Ti, which usually retails for $1,899.99, is now down to $1,449.99 on Amazon. Newegg also has several GPUs in stock with discounted prices, which is great to see.