Apple this week added refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 models with LTE to its online store for the first time in the United States.
A selection of 10 cellular-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 models have been made available for sale over the past two days, but as of writing, only one model remains in stock . More inventory should be added over time, so we recommend using the website Refurb Tracker if you are interested in a particular model.
The refurbished models are priced between $359 and $549, reflecting savings of 15 to 16 percent off the price of brand new models.
A cellular-enabled 42mm Apple Watch Series 3 with a silver aluminum case and fog-colored sport band is listed for $359, for example, which is $70 off the $429 price of an equivalent brand new model.
Apple Watch Series 3 models were first released in September 2017, but only non-cellular GPS models were available refurbished until now. Series 3 models feature a faster dual-core S3 processor, and an Apple-designed W2 chip that makes Wi-Fi up to 85 percent faster and up to 50 percent more power efficient.
Apple says all refurbished Apple Watch models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a new box and all manuals and accessories, including a magnetic charging puck and a power adapter. In our view, Apple's refurbished products are generally indistinguishable from brand new ones.
Any refurbished Apple Watch comes with Apple's standard one-year warranty effective on the date the device is delivered. The warranty can be extended to up to two years from the original purchase date with AppleCare+ for Apple Watch , which covers accidental damage for a fee, at a cost of $49 in the United States.
Apple also began selling refurbished iMac Pro models earlier this week.
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