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Apple Watch Series 4 with watchOS 9 support drops to an irresistible price (today only)

Released in 2018 and discontinued just a year later, the The Apple Watch Series 4 is in the spotlight today for a somewhat unusual reason. The S4-powered model is officially the oldest member of Cupertino’s leading wearable device family to support watchOS 9 with all the potentially vital new platform features.

Although far from shocking considering the advanced age of the 2017s Apple Watch Series 3 and the lack of watchOS 8 and watchOS 7 compatibility with Series 1 and 2 watches from 2016, yesterday’s news must have come as a bit of a surprise to recent buyers of the Series 4 precursor directly from its manufacturer .
It’s true, Applestill sells the older Series 3 (regularly priced at $199+), while the Series 4 can currently be purchased from, say, Woot for a measly $129.99.
These ultra-affordable refurbished units are obviously not perfect, featuring a “moderate level of wear” and including a much shorter 90-day warranty (provided by the aforementioned Amazon-owned online retailer) compared to coverage. Apple standard of a brand new Series 3.

On the decidedly positive side of things, you have no reason to worry about functionality here (at least if you trust Woot’s testing process) and your refurbished Apple Watch Series 4 battery should also work at “minimum 85% capacity” which is really all you can hope for when buying such an old product.

Naturally, the Series 4 is overall faster than the Series 3, not to mention bigger, especially in the 44mm variant selling for $129.99 today (and today only) with a space gray case and a black sports strap. This bad boy comes with a gorgeous LTPO OLED Retina display capable of 368 x 448 pixel resolution, and perhaps most notably, it’s the first smartwatch of its kind to detect drops and take drop readings. electrocardiogram (ECG) to continuously and carefully monitor your health.

With the help of watchOS 9, the Apple Watch Series 4 will soon be able to more closely monitor its wearer’s atrial fibrillation history and sleep quality, and if you hurry, you can get all of that in exchange for only $130.