All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Those who have been undecided on which Apple Watch to get may want to take advantage of a new sale going on at Amazon and Walmart. Both retailers have the 40mm, GPS Apple Watch Series 6 for $329 right now (although Amazon’s stock is much more limited than Walmart’s). That’s $70 off the wearable’s normal price and close to an all-time low for most color options.
The Series 6 is the most feature-rich Apple Watch available right now, and while it doesn’t look much different from the previous model, Apple did update the hardware a bit. Inside is a new U1 chip and a blood oxygen sensor, and watchOS 7 brought a convenient hand-washing timer to the device along with native sleep tracking. During WWDC this week, Apple announced that the latter will be getting even more comprehensive when watchOS 8 comes out in the fall.
The new S6 chip inside makes the Series 6 speedier than its predecessor, but it’s also more efficient. Apple was able to improve the battery life thanks to this, with the Watch lasting around two days on a single charge. It powers up faster now, too — in our testing, it took about 90 minutes to go from zero to a full charge.
If you have an aging Apple Watch or know you’d get a lot of use out of the plethora of health features that the Series 6 has, this sale is one of the best we’ve seen in a while. But if you’re on a tight budget or have never owned a smartwatch before, the more affordable $269 Apple Watch SE will be better suited for you.
Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.