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Prime Day is around the corner, but the Apple Watch Series 9 is already $100 off

Apple's latest Series 9 smartwatch is available for just $299 ahead of Amazon Prime Day. That's one of the lowest prices we've seen all season.
Written by Kayla Solino, Associate Editor

One of Apple's latest smartwatch models, the Watch Series 9 isn't even a year old, but you can already save $100 on it ahead of Amazon's Prime Day sale next week. 

Thanks to this early Prime Day deal, you can save big. The Apple Watch Series 9 can be grabbed at select retailers for just $299 -- that beats the prices we saw during Black Friday 2023 and Memorial Day 2024.

Also: The best early Amazon Prime Day 2024 deals

The Apple Watch has become a cult favorite smartwatch thanks to its seamless integration with the iPhone and the rest of the Apple ecosystem. Plus, it has several models to ensure the perfect fit for your lifestyle. If you want to upgrade or purchase a smartwatch for the first time ahead of your summer travels, the Apple Watch lineup is a great place to start.

Also: The best Apple Watch bands of 2024: Expert tested  

Right now, the Watch Series 9 41mm GPS is available for $299 ($100 off) in select colors and band sizes at Walmart. If you prefer to shop at Amazon, the same deal is available. If you're a loyal Best Buy shopper, the discount is available there as well. If you're looking to size up to the 45mm mode, you can also save $100 at several retailers. 

The Series 9 offers all the newest features and is one step up from the base SE model. The Apple Watch Series 9 can track activity, steps, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen (lung function), wrist temperature, sleep, and environmental sound levels (to protect your hearing). It uses algorithms and machine learning to spot dangerous patterns and alert you to seek medical attention.

Read the review: Apple Watch Series 9: Don't settle for less expensive models, here's why

ZDNET editor-in-chief Jason Hiner recommended purchasing it over cheaper models after first reviewing the Series 9 in 2023

"Inside the Apple Watch Series 9 is the S9 chip, making the popular smartwatch faster, smarter, and better at reading your body signals -- based on my real-world tests next to the last-generation model," Hiner wrote in his review. "That makes this year's Apple Watch Series 9 a generational step up. So, if you're in the market for an Apple Watch right now, I'd specifically recommend getting the Series 9 (or the Apple Watch Ultra 2) because the health tracking is such an improvement from previous models."

If you're ready to snatch up Apple's Watch Series 9 before this deal expires, make your purchase soon. You can also check out more Apple Watch deals here.

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