Apple Watch models are displayed in the demo area after an Apple special event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Sept. 9, 2015, in San Francisco. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images

If you’re looking to purchase the Apple Watch this holiday season, you may be in a bit of a buyer’s dilemma. On one hand, Apple is anticipated to launch the Apple Watch 2 in just a few short months. On the other hand, Best Buy has slashed the prices of all the models it sells by $100 -- making the starting price for the Apple Watch only $249.

In either case, it isn’t an easy decision. Whether you’re looking to save or looking to stay on the bleeding edge, here are a few reasons why you should (or shouldn’t) hold off from buying the Apple Watch.

Why You Should Hold Off

The Apple Watch is already eight months old -- not quite ancient, though at the same time certainly not new when taking into account Apple’s annual release cycle. It does a number of things well such as mobile payments through Apple Pay, notifications and text messages. And it’s a great tool to have when used with Apple Maps for navigation. But there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

Despite the addition of support for native third-party apps, they often can be slow to load. While there are thousands of apps to choose from, you’d be hard-pressed to call most of them “essentials.” Not to mention the battery will typically get you through a work day. But you’ll still need to charge it on a nightly basis.

If you can muster the patience, the Apple Watch 2 is also just around the corner for a launch sometime in March. Details surrounding the smartwatch are anything but confirmed. However, rumors point to a number of new features, including new case materials, built-in camera and a thinner display. While it’s not a rule per se, historically Apple products see a huge improvement in the second generation, as was seen with the iPhone 3G and the iPad 2 -- the latter of which many consumers continue to use to this day.

Why You Should Buy It

If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to buy the Apple Watch at a reduced price, here’s your chance. At $249, that makes the base price of the aluminum Apple Watch Sport about $50 to $100 below the starting price of many Android Wear smartwatches, such as the Moto 360 and the Huawei Watch. Or if you prefer a different material, the same $100 discount also applies to the stainless steel Apple Watch at Best Buy -- bringing its starting price down to $449.

The Apple Watch is still a “work in progress,” but getting around and staying connected is even easier with the watch’s seamless integration of Apple Maps, messages, notifications, Apple Pay and a slew of other features. Whatever you choose, keeping those things in mind should help you come to the right decision.