Don't buy a Black Friday Apple Watch 2021 deal... unless it's refurbished

The cheapest Black Friday deals on the Apple Watch is available all year

The best Apple Watch Black Friday 2020
How to find the best Apple Watch deal for Black Friday

Sure, this Black Friday, there will be some deals on the new Apple Watch Series 7, but these Black Friday or Cyber Monday discounts only offer so much when it comes to savings. You’ll find that shopping refurbished can beat out those Apple Watch Black Friday deals any time of the year.

And, if you want an Apple Watch that will monitor your health and fitness, you don’t need to get the newest Apple Watch. You’ll be just fine with a Series 2 or Series 3 — these will still have the same ring-based activity tracking as new Apple Watches, but for a much better price.

The Series 2 Apple Watch already has been around for a while, and you might not find it as snappy as a new Apple Watch, but it can still be very beneficial in helping you track your fitness goals, and you can get a refurbished one for under $250 now!

Let’s say you want a Black Friday Apple Watch with an always-on display, but don’t want to pay the full price of the Series 6 or 7 Apple Watch? If this is you, get the Series 5: it’s the only other Apple Watch at this time that comes with an always-on display. Although, keep in mind that using this feature will take an additional toll on battery life. But even with the added battery drain, a Series 5 should still last you all day with this feature enabled.

To be honest, we don't like the idea of Black Friday or Cyber Monday very much: it’s bad for the environment because they encourage overconsumption, which is why we have super deals on the Apple Watch 24/7 all year round. So don't feel pressured to buy on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, and take your sweet, sweet time.

The best Black Friday Apple Watch deal in our opinion

Want our advice on getting the best deal on a Black Friday Apple Watch? The Series 4 is almost identical to the new Apple Watch SE. It features an electrocardiogram in the crown, which is something that’s missing on the SE. And in case you were wondering, an electrocardiogram (ECG) is a sensor that records your heartbeat rhythm and searches for any irregularities. 

All in all, this is a highly capable smartwatch if you don’t want to shell out the cash for the all-new Series 7 (which isn’t likely to see any Black Friday Apple Watch deals this year, anyway).

Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals
Why you shouldn’t buy a new Apple Watch this Black Friday

The only real advantage of the Series 7 Apple Watch over last year’s Series 6 is a slightly bigger screen and faster charging. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of “brand new,” but with tech sites already deeming this device as one that can be skipped, why buy into the hype. 

Black Friday is a day built around deals. By pushing so-called “best deals” for a limited amount of time right around the holidays, electronics retailers encourage people to take advantage of “amazing” Black Friday sales and buy a lot of stuff (yaaay overconsumption).

While it used to last just 24 hours, Black Friday has evolved into a week-long and even month-long event. Cyber Monday is just the continuation of Black Friday, despite the different name.

All this to say: you have super deals every day at Back Market, which means you can skip the frenzy and buy the Apple Watch you want whenever you want to.

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