Mother’s Day is just a few days away and if you haven’t ordered anything yet for mother dearest, we have great news for you: We’ve scoured the Internet and found significant discounts on the Apple AirPods (2nd Gen), AirPods Pro, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple Watch Series 5 today.
What’s the difference between the first and second generation of AirPods besides the wireless charging case upgrade? Not much, to be honest. They look exactly the same, although there are some notable improvements underneath the hood, including the H1 chipset, longer talk time, and support for voice-activated Siri.
They also remain ridiculously easy to operate and set up for iOS devices, although the lack of waterproofing or workout features is baffling considering the price point (you can take the Galaxy Buds to the gym, and they cost less). Right now, you can get the AirPods 2 with the standard wired charging case for $136 (down from $160) at Verizon and $170 (down from $200) for those with a wireless charging case.
APPLE WATCH SERIES 3
Normally $199, Best Buy is selling the Series 3 for just $179. Apple Watch 3 runs on the newer S3 chip, which is 70% faster than the S2 and S1P that was inside previous models. The new Apple Watch Series 3 GPS also works great and a built-in barometric altimeter adds to the already extensive suite of Apple Watch fitness-tracking functions — with everything supported by fantastic battery life.
With a heart rate monitor and a myriad of different apps, this watch also doubles as a superb fitness-tracking device that’s comparable or even superior to any Fitbit.
APPLE WATCH SERIES 5
The Series 5 adds an “always-on” display, meaning no more flicking your wrist to see the time anymore, it’s always visible on the watch face. A new faster processor makes this watch speedier than before. Apple’s also added a compass and a significant amount of on-board storage (32GB). While a bit on the pricey side, Best Buy has this model on sale for $349, a $50 savings.
The Apple Watch is the bestselling smartwatch, and Apple has continued to build upon the successes of each model by improving on the last. The Apple Watch Series 5 is its latest, released last September.