Amazon Black Friday is here, and if you’ve been eyeing a new smartwatch or fitness tracker, it’s time to browse some deals. Here’s a list of smartwatch and smartband deals from across Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon DE.
Starting on the smartwatch list is Apple’s top dog – Apple Watch Ultra. Sure it costs a pretty penny/eurocent, but you’re getting a really rugged smartwatch with all the bells and whistles offered by Cupertino, and it’s a few bucks off the regular price. Apple is not a fan of steep discounts.
Next up is Apple Watch Series 8 Aluminum starting at $449/£509/€569 for the 41mm version (GPS+mobile) while the 45mm is $479/£529/€609. Apple has been refining its Watch line for years, and the eighth iteration brings all the expected health and sports tracking features along with the new temperature sensor, crash detection feature and a low-power mode.
Next up is a Wear OS entry – the Pixel Watch from Google. This is one of the most elegant and unique smartwatches out there, and it definitely has that premium feel. We liked the speedy Wear OS 3.5 and improved fitness tracking via Google Fit, but like all first-generation products, the Pixel Watch falls short in some areas – especially battery life. Nonetheless, it’s an excellent companion to any Android phone, especially if you’re a Pixel phone user.
Samsung has a bunch of watches on offer and Galaxy Watch5 Pro is the latest and greatest. The LTE-equipped model comes down to $429/£429/€392, depending on the market. You have the full Wear OS 3.5 experience with the added One UI Watch overlay on top. The construction is top-notch with sapphire crystal and a titanium case, and there’s some advanced health tracking, including BMI readings and EKG monitoring.
The standard Galaxy Watch5 is another option to consider. It comes in 40mm and 44m sizes and runs the same Wear OS 3.5 with One UI Watch on top just like the Pro model, but with less premium aluminum case and watch straps as well as smaller batteries.
The older Watch4 generation is also on offer Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and Galaxy Watch4 models. The Watch4 Classic features the fan-favorite rotating bezel, while the Watch4 is an excellent alternative at a reduced price with most of the health and fitness tracking features of the Watch5 series.
If the Pixel Watch is too small and you’re not a fan of Samsung’s One UI 4.5, it is Fossil Gen 6, which also boots Wear OS (the old version), although an update to Wear OS 3 is available. This is a solidly built premium watch with a capable operating system and all the health and activity tracking features you could ask for.
Huawei’s See GT 3 Pro is a great alternative for the Wear OS crowd, and it’s down to £249/€279. You get flagship build quality with sapphire crystal glass and a titanium bezel along with over 10 days of battery life with most of the health and activity tracking turned on – something you don’t see on the Wear OS competitors.
We’ve also rounded up some Garmin watches for those who take their running and sports tracking seriously. The last Garmin Fenix 7 model is down to $599.99/£499.99/€568.36. It provides the ultimate sports and activity tracking experience with detailed tracking metrics for things like running, cycling, skiing, swimming, golf and strength training.
All Fenix 7 smartwatches support all GNSS positioning standards, including L5, for more accurate details. There is 16 GB of storage space as well as NFC with support for Garmin Pay.
The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is another option to consider. You get Garmin’s extensive sports tracking features, as well as built-in WiFi, GPS, sleep tracking and NFC, all topped off with up to two weeks of battery life on a single charge.
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music Edition is an even more affordable option in the world of top-level fitness tracking. The added benefit of the Music Edition is that you get music streaming with native Spotify, Deezer and Amazon Music apps as well as local music storage (3.5GB), which can hold up to 500 songs on the watch.
While smartwatches are definitely useful companions to our smartphone or even replacements in certain cases, smartwatches are a great alternative with most of the health and sports tracking features at a fraction of the price.
Fitbit Charge 5 is one such option with a 1-inch OLED screen, built-in GPS and elegant design. You also get a body temperature sensor and Fitbit’s premium health and fitness tracking options.
Amazfit makes some great smart wearables and Amazfit Band 7 is a great option at $39.99/€49.90. It offers a 1.47-inch AMOLED screen, Amazon Alexa, sports tracking for over 120 activities and 5ATM water resistance.
Amazfit GTS 4 Mini is another great option to consider at $89.99/£89. You get all the benefits of the Band7, but with a more spacious AMOLED screen and 15-day battery life.
You can also rate Huawei Band 7 which is down to £37/€42. You get an AMOLED display, blood oxygen and heart rate tracking, and all-day stress tracking. The Band 7 can last up to two weeks between charges, and you can sync your runs with Strava.