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Vector with Rene Ritchie


Sep 29, 2019

Earlier this month, the 2019 Apple Watch Series 5 debuted with its new, always-on display, starting at $399 for the regular model and $499 for the cellular version.

In my review, link in the description, I called it the world’s best health and fitness tracker and motivator, connected communications and emergency contact band, and wearable computer platform — and now simply the best watch period.

At the same time, though, the 2017 Apple Watch Series 3 was also re-introduced, and at the lowest entry-level price ever — $199 for the regular model and $299 for the cellular.

Sure, it’s a low enough price that some original and Series 1 Apple Watch owners might be tempted to upgrade when they otherwise wouldn’t.

But, it’s also a low enough price where I think a lot of people — the vast majority of people — who still haven’t tried out an Apple Watch might decide to take the plunge for the first time. Especially during the holiday sales and gift-giving season.

So, the question becomes — is it worth it?

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