Eight countries where buying an Apple Watch will come cheaper than in UK Americans to get must have gadget for £110 less than Britons
Details on the Apple Watch have landed and thrifty buyers from the UK will be calculating the best way to purchase the new gadget after international prices revealed they could make significant savings by purchasing abroad.
The coveted gadget can be bought cheaper than its full UK price in all eight of the other countries where it will be launched.
Unsurprisingly the US clocks in the cheapest, with the 38mm Apple Watch priced at £366. That’s over £110 less than the equivalent UK price of £479 for the same Watch. And then there’s the Edition version, a cool £6,672 in the US as opposed to £8,000 in the UK, as reports voucherbox.co.uk.
Those figures do not factor in shipping costs or international duty fees and fluctuations in currency exchange rates will also have an affect. But for those already traveling of planning tech-hunting holidays price comparison is well worthwhile.
Find out how much you could save internationally with the accompanying infographic and the following comparison table from voucherbox.co.uk of the Apple Watch Sport (the cheapest version) prices around the globe:
Rank – Apple Store Country – Equivalent £ sterling price Apple Watch Sport (38mm/42mm)
1. – USA – £232 / £266
2. – Hong Kong – £234 / £265
3. – Canada – £236 / £272
4. – Japan – £235 / £268
5. – Australia – £255 / £296
6. – Germany – £282 / £317
7. – France – £282 / £317
8. – China – £275 / £318
9. – UK – £299 / £339
The Apple Watch will be available in-store starting 24th April, 2015 but you can pre-order it as soon as 10th April. It will be launched initially in only nine countries: the UK and US, as well as Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Australia, France and China.
Apple Watch connects to your iPhone (version 5 and up) so you can receive calls, read emails, send texts and track calendar appointments.
One of the most interesting functions of Apple Watch is its ability to measure your heart rate and track your movements throughout the day.
There will be three different versions of the Watch: Sport, Watch and Edition. Each one is made from different materials (anodized aluminum, stainless steel and 18 karat yellow or rose gold) and can have either a 38mm or 42mm face. The estimated battery life for all is around 18 hours.
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