Apple Watch Prices in Canada Start at $449; Gold Edition at $13,000 [LIST]

Apple today finally revealed its prices for the Apple Watch and Canada is part of the launch, set to start shipping on April 24. Here are the prices in Canadian from Apple’s Canadian press release:

  • Apple Watch Sport, priced at $449 (CAD) and $519 (CAD); ($349/$399 in the USA)
  • Apple Watch, available from $699 (CAD) to $1,459 (CAD); ($549/$1099 in the USA)
  • Apple Watch Edition, crafted from custom rose or yellow 18-karat gold alloys, with prices starting at $13,000 (CAD); ($10,000 in the USA)

Here’s a breakdown of pricing now that Apple.ca has been updated. Of course, with the lower Canadian Loonie we do pay a bit of a premium:

Apple Watch Sport (10 models)

  • 38mm at $449
  • 42mm at $519

Apple Watch (20 models)

  • 38mm Stainless Steel with White/Black Sport band: $699 
  • 42mm Stainless Steel with White/Black Sport band: $779 
  • 38mm Stainless Steel with Black Classic Buckle: $849
  • 42mm Stainless Steel with Black Classic Buckle: $919
  • 38mm Stainless Steel with Milanese Loop: $849
  • 42mm Stainless Steel with Milanese Loop: $919 
  • 38mm Stainless Steel with Black/Blue/Soft Pink/Brown/ Modern Buckle: $979
  • 42mm Stainless Steel with Black/Bright Blue/Stone/Light Brown Leather Loop: $919
  • 38mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet: $1229 
  • 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet: $1299 
  • 38mm Space Black Case with Space Black Stainless Steel Link Bracelet: $1389
  • 42mm Space Black Case with Space Black Stainless Steel Link Bracelet: $1459

Apple Watch Edition (8 models)

  • 38mm 18-Carat Rose Gold Case with White Sport Band: $13,000
  • 42mm 18-Carat Rose Gold Case with White Sport Band: $15,500
  • 38mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case with Black Sport Band: $13,000
  • 42mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case with Black Sport Band: $15,500
  • 38mm 18-Carat Rose Gold Case with Rose Grey Modern Buckle: $22,000
  • 42mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case with Black Classic Buckle: $19,000
  • 38mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case with Bright Red Modern Buckle: $22,000
  • 42mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case with Midnight Blue Classic Buckle: $19,000

Apple Watch strap pricing can be found here, starting at $69.

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What do you think of this pricing? What are you going to get?

…more to follow

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  • Tom

    starting at 13000 for 18-carat gold?? MAD!!!

  • Kirk

    Clearly Apple Watch edition is for celebrities and rich people… Wow.

  • I used to love when the exchange rate wasn’t so bad… Oh well…

  • Shawn

    Canadian prices are ridiculous

  • Tins

    sport version it is! good thing i have christmas gift cards still. the

  • They are… but the exchange rate is… it’s not Apple fault… 349US = 439 CAN and 399US = 502CAN

  • einsteinbqat

    So… Where is dear friend Al? He qualified the people who said the gold watch to be priced between $10,000 to $20,000 as idiots. Lo and behold, the gold watch starts at USD10K!

  • ShaBi

    I can feel the tech world laughing at these prices right now.

  • Flash

    Can someone explain to me the difference b/w the watch and the sport? All I see is the glass over screen and bands – are there any other differences?

  • ShaBi

    LOL they’re no idiots, just rich.
    Ok, maybe some rich idiots involved.

  • einsteinbqat

    Sport : Aluminium, and plastic bands.
    Watch: Steel, and more bands.

  • Anthony ?

    Wow, $22K for the Edition watch with the modern band. Yowza!

    The damn exchange rate is really screwing us these days. I like the stainless steel with the Milanese loop, but $850 – $920 is way too much for something that will likely be obsolete in 2-3 years.

    Wondering how the upgrade cycle is going to work on these. Unlike a traditional luxury watch (of which I have a few), this isn’t something you’re going to pass down to your kids provided that it’s looked after over the years. Curious if people are going to buy into the concept of essentially replacing their watch every 2-3 years the same way they do their phones?

  • Jay

    I know right 😛
    Cant believe people are still going to buy these

  • Anthony ?

    The prices for the Sport model aren’t bad, it’s not a stretch for people to pay $350 – $400 for a watch provided that the quality is decent. You’re basically getting a computer on your wrist, so odds are that price is reasonable. As for the stainless steel model, that’s harder to quantify since you’re basically paying extra for a different case and more band options.

    The Edition version is just for celebrities and other people with so much money that dropping $13K+ on a watch is no big deal anyway. I doubt anyone in their right mind would buy one if it was going to be the only luxury watch they ever purchased, you can get a lot better for a lot less assuming that you don’t care about the “smartwatch” thing.

  • Tim

    This warrants mentioning in two threads. Please don’t waste your money on this thing. It’s a gimmick. 18 hours of battery life with “normal usage”!? That means for many there will be frequent days where it dies before you get it home. Battery anxiety all day, everyday. This thing royally sucks. And yes, an Apple Watch is not timeless like a luxury watch. You’re not going to keep it around forever. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

    From The Verge:

    “Apple is really running into the same problem as Pebble and Android Wear — sure, you can put apps on this thing, but you’ve got a bigger screen, a better battery, and faster processor in your pocket.

    So much of this is just: that thing you could do on your phone, you can do on your watch. I get that it’s nice to have a thing on your wrist sometimes, and not have to fumble around in your pockets. But am I going to want to spend $350+ for the privilege every couple years?”

  • Chrome262

    Yeah but if you get it in the states you don’t have to add on 13% on top of that for taxes. Actually next time I go down to see my mom might hit Delaware, tax free shopping lol

  • Chrome262

    no kidding, Even if I was rich not sure I would pay the 22k, not a fan of yellow gold anyway.

  • Chrome262

    Its not just gold, its ceramic and gold LOL.

  • Chrome262

    I was going to get one, to add NFC to my 5S but kind of pricey better off saving my case for an iPhone 6, not quite sure why they would price them so high. Although I did expect the the watch one to be round that price.

  • Kirk

    lmao… Not going to lie tho.. I am still getting the watch sport or the watch, haven’t decided yet… *flees away***

  • ShaBi

    Trust me, if you’re rich, you (or anybody) will think differently.

  • Kirk

    it was also funny how fast Tim Cook dipped out as soon as he said that lolololol…

  • Chrome262

    Don’t you worry, these prices will become the norm and by the 4th addition people will be dying to pay these prices, and other companies will follow.

  • Jay

    Hopefully by then the watch will serve some sort of purpose… and will last longer than a day or less -_-

  • ShaBi

    LOL I noticed too and thought the same thing!!

  • Jay

    Apple watch is the worst smartwatch to date IMO

  • Updated prices. $22K at the highest 18k model! Booya!

  • Chrome262

    Oh, its not that I wouldn’t spend money, but the higher priced version has limited options in kind of gold. I would just buy a 2k standard one lol

  • bspence88

    I expect Al to be quite silent. He called people idiots for speculating the pricing being over $10,000.

  • Anthony ?

    Pretty sure the target market for those is basically celebrities, sports stars, trust fund kiddies, and anyone else for whom $13K is nothing. It’s not for the average person, as indicated by the fact that it will only be available in limited quantities, and the cost is all relative to your income level.

    For someone earning $2 million a year, buying the most expensive Edition watch would be around 1% of their annual income. For an average Canadian, it’s more like 25% – 50%. It’s a drop in the bucket for the target market, and I suspect that most of us here don’t fall into that category.

  • Chrome262

    Except for the band choices the watch isn’t worth it, just get the sport, besides looks like it would be more durable.

  • Kirk

    I know… so conflicted… LOL..

  • ShaBi

    Provided that it actually does something everyone wants…. Well, waaaaay too early to tell right now, but I really like to see how this turns out in a year.

  • Anthony ?

    Considering it’s not even publicly available yet, it’s probably a bit premature to speculate on how it compares to the rest of the rather limited market… Time will tell IMO.

  • roy

    im using my vacation pay to get the large face sport

  • wuju

    42mm with classic leather buckle with tax will be $1039!!!

    Wow. Can’t imagine…. 🙁

  • Chrome262

    You could get the sport, and later, buy a different band, the bands though are expensive, 200 for a band???

  • Chrome262

    might get the smaller face one if I ever get one, only because the bigger watches I have bang into everything

  • Kirk

    right? so why not get the steel?

  • John

    More like 4 hours of real usage.

  • Chrome262

    Did you se the prices on the bands, crazy, its like a huge part of the price. 200 for a classic band???

  • ShaBi

    Thanks for your detailed reply, but if you can look past my comment, I actually think the same, and has no problem with other people buying what they want with they can afford. And then, taking a jab at some who are born in rich families.

  • Wall Man

    Notice that the highest priced ones are all 38mm size and are on Red or Rose straps. I think Apple has a specific demographic they are targeting.

  • Wall Man

    Looks like the best exchange rate is the $19k 42mm Edition @1.267 and the Watch on rubber $699 @ 1.273. 🙂

    Of course you are factoring in the duty less your exemption when you declare your purchases as you cross back into Canada. Plus the tax on the declared value. Just saying. 😉

    Crazy prices, but Apple will sellout.

  • Anthony ?

    Yeah, it’s pretty steep. I guess they’ll just be viewed as accessories to your existing watch just like the extra cables and chargers we all end up buying for our iPhone’s. I suppose there’s a certain appeal to being able to have more than one band for your watch depending on what you’re doing. It’s cheaper to buy a fancy band for your day to day watch as opposed to buying a whole separate fancy watch that you might only wear a few times per year…

    It’s a great profit centre I’m sure.

  • Kirk

    thanks Gary this is very helpful. Did you notice the apple website lets you favourite the watch combinations you’re interested in?

  • Kirk

    LMAO!

  • ShaBi

    Women is obviously their priority. A watch is basically an accessory, and Apple Watch is being marketed as fashionable. Notice most of their showing on recent magazines are worn by females? Even the guess speaker is a woman! An unordinary one too! Get the hidden message?

  • Bob Langevin

    One question I have: It says the Apple Watch Sport ships with 2 bands (one smaller one and a bigger one) Can you choose different colours for them? (Apple chat was useless)

  • ShaBi

    A bit too early too say that at this point. Unless you’ve already tried it for some time?

  • Char

    Where’s apple pay?

  • Anthony ?

    Doubt it, I expect whatever colour you choose will be applicable to whatever bands ship with the watch.

    What I’m curious about is whether you can change the Sport bands with the other bands sold separately on the website. For example, can you buy a Milanese loop band and use it on the Sport model, or can you only use the polymer bands on the Sport model?

  • Chrome262

    I can see getting a smart watch if you have a huge phablet and don’t want to or can’t lug it out everytime. And Apple has something with adding health and activity applications as well, but I will wait till gen two. and see if these becomes Apples PowerGloves

  • Chrome262

    They mentioned it in the keynote, about whole foods or something

  • Chrome262

    I don’t think 38mm is all that small actually. but I see what you are saying

  • Guest

    Rather just buy the iphone 6 for the NFC. I hope they drop the price

  • Dan

    I would really like one. But the pricing is pretty crazy.

  • Chrome262

    Do you blame him, 5k maybe, 22k is kind of out there for and apple product. Sure if its was some other high end brand but Apple?

  • Bob Langevin

    I’m pretty sure they clip system is the same across the board. If you want the 1k bracelet with the watch sport, you can as far as I know. I wanted the link bracelet but for $600 no thanks

  • Chrome262

    LOL you are assuming I would declare anything. Besides you get like 800 if you stay over 48 hours, If I do this it would be on a visity so I will be there for 10 days.

  • Bob Langevin

    Any idea what apple care will be on this? It will probably be worth while given that it’s a first generation and the cost should be acceptable. My guess: $75 and $50 for each accident

  • Bob Langevin

    The website only shows the black sport band available with the space grey aluminum case. Looks like you have both black items together and cannot change it?

  • Chrome262

    You would think that since the charger is on the back, it could just get power off of your skin lol

  • Chrome262

    nothing wrong with that it looks cool

  • Chrome262

    I think its mentioned on the site when you pick one

  • Bob Langevin

    Yeah but so much for “customization”. You should be able to get the casing of your choice with the band of your choice. Could be because the black aluminium will be on limited stocks at first

  • Salinger

    $449 is the cheapest Sport version available in Canada (aluminum with a rubber strap!); it looks like a child’s toy.

    I wouldn’t even consider getting the Sport, the regular version is the only one that won’t look (totally) ridiculous on an adult arm and that starts at a whopping $699, again with a rubber strap. To get any kind of realistic, decent strap (leather or metal), you’re looking at a minimum of $849.

    I don’t really look at it as a computer on my wrist, because a computer doesn’t need another computer in your pocket to operate.

  • Canuck Chuck

    The pricing is ridiculous. I love apple products, but seriously a watch that is the same price as the new Mac book? Come on…

  • wuju

    Looking at the Apple website. Can one get the 42mm Space Black Case with Black Classic Buckle and priced at $920 still? Basically will we pay more for the different in the case color or the combination exist?

  • wuju

    A second look. There is a difference of $150 CDN between stainless steel case with link vs its all space black version. That sucks. Looks like they are making the space black cost more!!!! 🙁

  • I don’t believe so. Probably just 2 sizes of the same colour in the box.

  • Corey Hoffarth

    I have really wanted the black apple watch with the black steel band since they showed it $1500 in Canada though. Seems steep. I think I might crunch some numbers and see if it might be cheaper to head over the border and pick it up for $1100

  • Eric

    Those prices are nuts.. realistically why pay $500 for a 1.5 inch screen to browse instagram or your eBay listings. You still need to hold your phone with you.. might as well JUST use your phone. Look how dumb you will look trying to text people back by yelling at your wrist. Just use your phone….

  • Eric

    How fast will Kim Kardashian have the gold Apple Watch, probably already ordered.

  • CanucksGoals

    Booya is right. There will be new versions coming out each year and these prices will drop like crazy. These watches are not automatic watches like Omega and Rolex which can’t be update by software and new chips.

  • christopherholt

    Pretty expensive actually for an add on to my phone

  • Chrome262

    Hummm Apple watch or Madonna tickets?? What to choose. lol

  • Anon

    Al, care to respond? Lol

  • Ronin

    Problem is, he was flat out wrong in the end. And he insulted people. Nothing wrong with having an opinion, but don’t go calling people names when you don’t have a clue yourself.

  • Nero

    In wouldn’t even consider any of these watches until Apple pay is available in Canada, which could be never, also the prices are increasing on almost all Apple products because of our shitty dollar being traded at .79 cents. Ridiculous.

  • thief-in-waiting

    Now is the best time to become a thief. $22k off a lady’s hands, then go and melt that gold.

  • Jay Aulik

    Why is he space grey Apple watch with link strap more expensive than the stainless steel? On the website it says both stainless steel and space grey stainless steel with sport bands start at 700?

  • johnnygoodface

    Yeap, pretty steep for this first watch/band (in my case 1299$ for the 48mm/steel band), but the real question is: will this (449$) steel band still fit the next gen watch (and 3rd, 4th, etc.) ? If that’s the case, then we’ll only have to pay a new watch and keep the band, so 2nd, 3th…. will be more affordable.

  • iverge

    Madonna!

  • xxxJDxxx

    Who is actually going to use this? What is the point?

    I dont get what this watch actually ‘does’? Why would I want to do any of my normal phone related activities on a smaller, more awkward to use screen?

    Add to that that I hate wearing a watch, often break them and this particular watch looks very bulky on the wrist and it seems like a very expensive paper weight.

  • Al

    Glad to see you missed me. I spent the entire day trying to diagnose and repair an issue with my PC, and I’m still not done.

    I was clearly quite wrong. I am the idiot.

    Although, based on the comments here, it now appears that the general consensus is that anyone who is willing to spend that kind of money on a watch (especially one that is going to be out of date in a year) is likely not right in the head, or just has more money than god).

  • Dude, don’t you have a Mac?

  • Al

    I had planned to get my first Mac after today’s event, depending on what was announced in the notebook product range. But I write software for Windows so I have no choice but to also have a PC… unfortunately.

  • Al

    It’s hilarious to me how people get so offended by typed words, given that the same sort of things are spoken by everyone in normal daily conversations.

  • MGSayah

    If you want the Apple Watch Sport (base model of the Apple Watch), here are the prices you pay across the globe in CAD$ as of today (keep in mind that exchange rates will change by the time the watch is out).

    38mm:
    Quebec: 449$ + 15% = 517$ (final)
    Alberta: 449$ + 5% = 472$ (final)
    USA: 349$ + TAX = 442$ + 8.875% (NYC) = 482$ (final)
    France: 399€ = 545$ (final)
    UK: 299£ = 570$ (final)
    Germany: 399€ = 545$ (final)
    Japan: 42800¥ = 443$ (Taxes not included, but foreigners get tax refund)
    Hong Kong: 2728 HK$ = 445$ (final)
    China: 2588 RMB = 523$ (final)
    Australia: 499 A$ = 482$ (final)

    42mm:
    Quebec: 519$ + 15% = 597$ (final)
    Alberta: 519$ + 5% = 545$ (final)
    USA: 399$ + TAX = 505$ + 8.875% (NYC) = 550$ (final)
    France: 449€ = 613$ (final)
    UK: 339£ = 647$ (final)
    Germany: 449€ = 613$ (final)
    Japan: 48800¥ = 507$ (Taxes not included, but foreigners get tax refund)
    Hong Kong: 3088 HK$ = 504$ (final)
    China: 2988 RMB = 603$ (not sure if taxes are included)
    Australia: 579 A$ = 560$ (final)

  • Hank

    Apple out of their minds? For the price, I’d rather invest on a nice piece of timepiece. Something that appreciates its value over time rather than the opposite. Too much of thos wearable thing. Need alert! Nerd alert! Lol! Wannabe alert! Wannabe alert! Wahaha!

  • Apple also increased Mac prices today in the Canadian store :/

  • Christopher Jones

    Good catch, I never noticed that!

  • Shameer Mulji

    “I think Apple has a specific demographic they are targeting.”

    Ya, it’s called rich folks

  • Shameer Mulji

    It’s an assumption that a new one will come out every year. Maybe the Watch will be on a 2-year upgrade cycle. It’s reasonable to expect people won’t upgrade every year.

  • Shameer Mulji

    Now you’re getting the idea.

  • Shameer Mulji

    You could always get a rMBP and install Parallels.

  • Anon

    Just run a VM. No need to buy a PC. I run multiple OS’s on my Mac.

  • Al

    That’s the plan… sort-of. I need a new notebook, so… Parallels on a notebook for out-of-office work, demos, etc.

    My high-end Windows PC, though, is not yet ready to be tossed just because of a faulty 3rd party component and a suddenly temperamental BIOS. A Mac can’t replace it (maybe a Mac Pro could). One day…

  • Anthony ?

    I agree that the Sport bands look pretty hideous, but the watch itself is essentially the same, except the case is aluminum instead of stainless steel. If you could get the Sport model and then replace the strap with something more appealing that might work for some, but I’m not sure if it works that way. Regardless, not something I’ll be purchasing. If I’m going to spend $1000+ on a watch it’s going to be a TAG, Omega, or something else that will last beyond the next couple of years.

  • nightfly

    30% + , that where the stick shock is. The pricing in USD was not bad at all, but add the market up and it socks. I would have bought a gold version if not for the exchange lrate, just kidding. I still want a steel version but Apple might have price me out of the link Bracelet. All well I hope there is going to be after market Bracelet or I can rig my old Tag Heuer Bracelet to fit it.

  • Salinger

    Absolutely agree! It looks like the connecting mechanism for the straps is proprietary (did we expect anything else?) and so if you want a strap, you have to get it from Apple. Even the strap prices are insane!

    I’m sure once it’s released there will be 3rd party manufacturers who will jump in for straps, but like you, not something I’ll be purchasing.

  • nightfly

    Every human should have one, not I find gold so tacky. The better option buy a steel version and take the rest of the cash and buy an one oz bar off gold, a way better investment.

  • nightfly

    Stupid rich folks, I know lots of wealthy who buy $20 casio from Walmart, like my parents and their friends. Some rich people are super cheap and frugal. They rather donate the money to a cause they believe in than give to Apple. To each his own!

  • nightfly

    And I though size matter to women?

  • nightfly

    Agreed, l want a Grand Seiko really bad especially the spring drive version.

  • lol

    lol at these prices, just lol.

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