The weekend’s best deals: Apple Watch Series 7, gift card bundles, and more

The weekend’s best deals: Apple Watch Series 7, gift card bundles, and more

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It’s the weekend, which means the time has come for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes a good price on the Apple Watch Series 7, as the 41 mm variant of Apple’s flagship smartwatch is currently down to $339 at Amazon and Walmart.

The Series 7 is the top pick in our guide to the best smartwatches: It has the same excellent build quality and robust software as any other Apple Watch, but it adds a larger and always-on display, faster charging, and more advanced health-tracking features like blood oxygen monitoring and ECG functionality. The Series 7 is still not the most in-depth activity tracker, it’s still for iPhone users only, and there’s no real need to upgrade if you already own a Series 6. But the 7 remains a well-rounded wearable that works for both basic-but-useful health tracking and smartphone-style utility. And while the Apple Watch SE is a fine alternative for those on a tighter budget, it sacrifices the always-on display, a little processing power, the faster charging rates, ECG, and blood oxygen tracking by comparison.

Note that only the green and “midnight” colors are available at this price. We’ve also seen the Series 7 fall into the $350-360 range a few times in recent months. Still, if you’ve been looking to take the plunge, this discount matches the lowest price we’ve tracked to date and comes in a good $60 below Apple’s MSRP.

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