Win Father's Day by gifting dad an Apple Watch Series 5—$100 off right now

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The newest Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale just ahead of Father's Day. (Photo: Apple)
The newest Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale just ahead of Father's Day. (Photo: Apple)

Giving a wristwatch to your dad for Father’s Day is as old of a tradition as the holiday itself. So let’s put a modern twist on the gift for 2020. Just ahead of Father’s Day (it’s on Sunday, June 21 if you’re not keeping track), Amazon dropped the price on the Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm) in space gray, silver and gold from $399 to just $299—$100 off.

Want something a little bigger? The Series 5—44mm GPS model (in silver and gold) for $329 (was $429). That’s up to 25 percent off.

These are the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on the newest Apple Watch models, so be prepared for them to sell out in a jiffy.

The world on your wrist

Simply put: The Apple Series 5 is one of the best smartwatches available thanks to its brilliant GPS features, ability to track heartbeat, heart rate, sleep cycles and calories burned at an affordable price—especially that it’s on sale.

Take calls, respond to texts, sync up to music streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music and track steps and workout goals. It seamlessly pairs with the iPhone, too. Use Siri for up-to-the-minute news, weather reports and more. Just hold down the watch’s digital crown to bring up the voice assistant or simply say “Hey Siri” for instant access.

“My first smartwatch and I’m very happy with it,” wrote a five-star reviewer. “Easy to configure. Bought it for walking tracking but using it for so much more, from viewing messages and notifications without picking up the phone to wallet paying with phone in the pocket. Still don’t know what took me so long to make the investment.”

Father's Day is a comin': Get the newest Apple Watch Series 5 starting at just $299. (Photo: Apple)
Father's Day is a comin': Get the newest Apple Watch Series 5 starting at just $299. (Photo: Apple)

What’s new?

Back in September 2019, Apple released the new Apple Watch Series 5 with some real differences between the Series 4 and Series 3. The Series 5 features an always-on watch face, instead of having to tap or turn your hand to see the screen. Plus, it has a compass (the first for an Apple Watch), a processor that’s twice as fast as the Series 4 and Series 3, and more on-board storage at 32GB—compared to 16GB from previous models. It also boasts an 18-hour battery life per charge.

This reviewer is grateful for the watch’s close monitoring. “This watch is great. I’m only 31 years old and recently went into AFIB. My Apple Watch alerted me and I went to the Emergency department. It was accurate. The 12 lead EKG confirmed I was in AFIB and I was able to get the treatment I needed,” added the shopper. “It also has many other great features for exercise, weather and reminders. I wouldn’t wear any other watch.”

“What’s not to love?!” reported another fan. “This is my first Apple Watch and I am blown away by the usability, ease of use and many functions. I especially love that you can customize so many watch faces allowing each one to project different information. The customization is seriously endless!”

Bottom line

The Apple Watch Series 5 is perfect for iPhone users who want the benefits of notifications and quick info at a glance. “After many years refusing to spend money on an Apple Watch I went for it and I love it. No regrets at all,” shared a fan.

So this year, give the smart gift of time for Father’s Day.

Shop it: Apple Watch Series 5—40mm, $299 (was $399), Apple Watch Series 5—44mm GPS model, $329 (was $429), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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