Whether you want a wrist-worn extension of your smartphone or a device made for fitness and the outdoors, these deals may be what you need to find the right gift for yourself or someone else.
With COVID-19 continuing to bear down on the world, this year’s holiday season is going to look pretty different than those of previous years. That includes holiday shopping that kicks off on Black Friday, which is likely to be more online than ever before due to fears of crowded public spaces.
If you’re considering a smartwatch or fitness tracker, either as a gift or just for yourself, you have a lot of options to choose from, but it can take some work to find the best deal. These 10 options are great choices for those looking for a new wearable device, whether it’s for fitness or as an extension to your smartphone. Note: The deals in this article are for specific models/colors and prices may change if different customization options are chosen.
Samsung’s smartwatches are some of the most popular around, which makes sense considering Samsung is the most popular smartphone manufacturer on the planet, and pairing devices from the same manufacturer is always easier than syncing third-party devices.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 runs Samsung’s Tizen OS and has most of the fitness and watch-mirroring features you’d expect from a modern smartwatch. This deal only applies to the 40mm GPS version of the Active2 with the fluoroelastomer (synthetic rubber) band, but it is available in several colors for the same price.
It’s possible to use a non-Apple smartwatch with an iPhone, but if you choose to do so you’re missing out on a lot of features that make the iPhone + Apple Watch an ideal combo.
The Series 6, Apple’s latest smartwatch, can detect falls, has an ECG sensor, can read blood oxygen levels, and track a variety of different workout types. This deal applies to the 40mm Series 6 with GPS, but several colors are available at the same price.
Getting the best smartwatch deal requires knowing what you want out of your device. In the case of the Apple Watch SE, you’re getting what is essentially a Series 6 without the blood oxygen or ECG sensors. Aside from those differences it’s essentially the same device.
If you’re more interested in the non-fitness aspects of the Apple Watch the SE is a good choice: It looks the same, but it’s way cheaper.
One of the biggest drawbacks to most smartwatches is their less-than-stellar battery life, which is a particular problem if you want to use it for sleep tracking. Enter the Fitbit Charge 4: A basic device that can get up to a week of battery time between charges.
The Charge 4 has a heart rate monitor, can track workouts, and can sync with iOS and Android to put alerts