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Certified Refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 And 2 Now Available Via Apple's Online Store: Prices Start At $229

20 December 2016, 8:51 pm EST By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
Certified refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 are now up for grabs online, with prices starting at $229 and topping out at $509.  ( Apple )

Apple has started selling certified refurbished Watch Series 1 and Series 2 online, potentially making the wearable lineups the perfect and affordable gifts this holiday.

Depending on the model, band, and whatnot, customers stand to save anywhere between 14 and 16 percent, with prices starting at $229 and topping out at $509.

Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2 Models In Store

On Apple's website, there's a wide variety of wearables with different configurations. Here's what's on the table:

Apple Watch Series 2 with 42 mm Gold Aluminum Case and Cocoa Sport Band for $339 (save $60)

Apple Watch Series 2 with 38 mm Gold Aluminum Case and Concrete Sport Band for $309 (save $60)

Apple Watch Series 2 with 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case and Black Sport Band for $509 (save $90)

Apple Watch Series 1 with 38 mm Silver Aluminum Case and White Sport Band for $229 (save $40)

Apple Watch Series 2 with 42 mm Silver Aluminum Case and White Sport Band for $339 (save $60)

Apple Watch Series 2 with 38 mm Stainless Steel Case and White Sport Band for $469 (save $80)

Apple Watch Series 1 with 38 mm Space Gray Aluminum Case and Black Sport Band for $229 (save $40)

Apple Watch Series 1 with 42 mm Rose Gold Aluminum Case and Midnight Blue Sport Band for $249 (save $50)

Apple Watch Series 1 with 38 mm Gold Aluminum Case and Concrete Sport Band for $229 (save $40)

Apple Watch Series 1 with 38 mm Rose Gold Aluminum Case and Pink Sand Sport Band for $229 (save $40)

Apple Watch Series 2 with 42 mm Stainless Steel Case and White Sport Band for $509 (save $90)

Apple Watch Series 1 with 42 mm Space Gray Aluminum Case and Black Sport Band for $249 (save $50)

Apple Watch Series 1 with 42 mm Gold Aluminum Case and Cocoa Sport Band for $249 (save $50)

Apple Watch Series 2 with 42 mm Rose Gold Aluminum Case and Midnight Blue Sport Band for $339 (save $60)

Apple Watch Series 1 with 42 mm Silver Aluminum Case and White Sport Band for $249 (save $50)

Apple Watch Series 2 with 38 mm Space Gray Aluminum Case and Black Sport Band for $309 (save $60)

Apple Watch Series 2 with 42 mm Space Gray Aluminum Case and Black Sport Band for $339 (save $60)

Apple Watch Series 2 with 38 mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case and Black Sport Band for $469 (save $80)

As anyone can see, the original Apple Watch is not included in the list.

It should also be pointed out that the selection changes daily, and the offers detailed above may no longer be available depending on the supplies that Apple has left.

Refurbished vs. Brand New: What's The Difference?

Buying a refurbished product comes with some risk, but that doesn't mean it's a terrible idea.

Put simply, manufacturers and retailers repair returned items to the point that they are almost as good as new and sell them off with at discounted prices.

According to Consumer Reports, refurbished devices haven't even been used by the original customers in some cases and that they may have been returned because the deliveryman damaged the packaging without compromising the item inside.

In a word, it's more or less A-OK to purchase them, but there's still a small chance they're defective — 5 percent, to be exact, based on Accenture's 2011 survey.

Series 1 vs. Series 2

Basically, the Series 1 and Series 2 are pretty much the same, but some of the notable features that the latter sports include a brighter display at 1,000 nits, water resistance of up to 164 feet, and built-in GPS, to name a few.

Before wrapping things up, it's also worth mentioning that Apple has started selling refurbished iPhones back in November.

Hat tip to MacRumors for spreading the word.

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