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Where to find the best Apple Watch Series 5 deals before Christmas

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SAVE UP TO 40%: The Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale on Amazon, saving you up to 40% on list price. If you're looking for last-minute deals on the Apple Watch Series 5, there is only one place to be. Amazon is offering up to 40% off a wide range of models, and you can still get your delivery before Christmas. There are a bunch of different styles and configurations up for grabs, with prices starting at just £399.99 on Amazon. You can even claim up to £60 when you trade in your old Apple Watch.


The Nike Apple Watch is coming October 28

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While the Apple Watch Series 2 has been available since mid-September, the exact release date for the Nike version of the watch has not been available -- until now. French site WatchGeneration and 9to5Mac noticed Apple has posted an Oct. 28 launch date for the Nike Apple Watch Series 2. The Nike variant of the Watch has the same innards as the regular Series 2 Watch, but it has a special, perforated band, comes in four unique color combinations and has unique Nike watch faces. The watch also comes with an app called the Nike Run Club, which gives runners reminders and motivation to go and train, as well as the option to connect and comepte with friends. Bear in mind that the app is free and will work with any version of the Apple Watch. The price for the watch is the same for the standard version -- 369 for the 38mm variant, 399 for the 42mm variant -- so this is a nice option for those looking for something a little more sporty.


Behold, the worst Apple Watch accessory ever made

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The traditional, analog watch industry has been struggling to figure out how to deal with the rise of the smartwatch, led by the Apple Watch. Now one German company has presented what it thinks is one possible answer: a watch band that holds both your Apple Watch and an analog watch. Called the Dual Strap System, Sinn's watch band uses four shortened straps to put one of its own classic timepieces on one side of your wrist and the Apple Watch on the other side. Is this an absolutely silly idea? Will some Apple Watch users buy it?


The only thing new about Nike's latest Apple Watch is the band

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When the Apple Watch Series 2 debuted some beefed-up fitness tracking features last year, the Nike variation looked like it would finally realize the full potential of Apple and Nike's long-running partnership. For the same price as the standard Apple Watch, the Nike edition comes preloaded with the Nike Run Club app, exclusive Siri commands and two run-oriented watch faces -- making it a no-brainer for runners already in the market for some Apple wristwear. Now Nike's designers are back with a new "neutral-toned" colorway just in time for the Spring running season. The new watch is a collaboration with the shoemaker's NikeLab "innovation platform" and the latest variant is technically called the "Apple Watch NikeLab," if we're being specific. The same Nike exclusive features and watch faces are also preloaded, and the band is the same perforated fluoroelastomer material as before, but the new NikeLab edition offers that toned-down "Light Bone/Black" color combination and a special "NikeLab Innovators x Innovation" inscription.


Apple is finally fixing one of the Apple Watch's most annoying problems

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Most of us know well enough not to check our smartphones in a movie theater, but what do you do when your smart watch lights up when you raise your hand to scratch your nose. You can do the panicked wrist grab, covering your Apple Watch before anyone notices the tiny beacon of light beaming from your seat. Android smart watch owners already have a solution: It's called Theatre Mode and it basically turns off the screen and notifications (including haptics). As an Apple Watch owner and movie lover, I have often wished for this tiny, but smart feature. Now, just in time for my Oscar movie marathon, Apple is prepping a watchOS update, version 3.2, that will include Apple's own version of Theater Mode (note the spelling difference).