Reviews - February 1, 2024

Stainless steel Apple Watch Series 9 price reduced by 38%

A user accesses the App Store on Apple Watch Series 9.

Kaitlyn Cimino / Android Authority

The $265 price reduction applies to the 41mm Watch Series 9, which features both GPS and cellular connectivity and a stainless steel case. Retail price is almost $700, and it’s only been sold for under $500 once before, so this is a great opportunity to get one for about the cost of a base model.

Apple Watch Series 9 (GPS and cellular, 41 mm, stainless steel)Apple Watch Series 9 (GPS and cellular, 41 mm, stainless steel)AA Editor's Choice

Apple Watch Series 9 (GPS and cellular, 41 mm, stainless steel)

Apple’s most convenient smartwatch

The new S9 chip makes Apple Watch Series 9 the most capable and battery-friendly Apple Watch to date. Enjoy improved security, improved functionality in weak connection situations, and improved state tracking. Introducing the new Double-Tap action.

Watch Series 9 retains its classic design while introducing significant internal upgrades and new features compared to Series 8. It sports a brighter display and runs on the new S9 chipset, offering much better performance. Notable features include Double Tap gesture controls and onboard Siri handling for standalone functionality. Series 9 also introduces an ultra-wideband chip, improving the precision of the Find My Phone feature. Battery life is promised at 18 hours, which may actually exceed expectations. The watch also supports watchOS 10, which brings stackable widgets and a more intuitive user interface. For health and fitness enthusiasts, it maintains high tracking standards with accurate heart rate and GPS sensors and adds new features for cyclists.

We expect this to be a hot deal, so don’t be too hasty if you’re interested. The widget above will move to that location.