Over the weekend, Sprint officially confirmed plans to start selling the Apple Watch on Friday, September 25. The smartwatch will be available in-stores starting at 8:00 a.m. local time, and you can also order it online or over the phone.
The launch lines up with Apple’s new iPhones, suggesting the carrier expects at least some people to pick up a smartwatch along with their new smartphone. According to Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, the Apple Watch will also be a big hit this winter.
“We believe Apple Watch will be one of the hottest gifts for the holiday shopping season,” he said. “We are excited to offer Apple Watch at hundreds of our stores alongside iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.”
The Apple Watch is still one of the best wearable devices out there, offering solid fitness tracking, notifications on your wrist, voice controls and more. It’s also set to get even better once watchOS 2 finally arrives. The software update includes new complications, watch faces and a special bedside mode, but got delayed last week after a bug was discovered at the last minute.
Along with Sprint, T-Mobile is also expected to start offering the Apple Watch on Friday.