Smartwatches have grown in popularity, especially with their advanced sensors for tracking your overall health and wellness during a time when this data can inform you of upcoming medical situations. As we approach the holidays and the winter season when many people tend to stay inside and cuddle up, a smartwatch can help motivate and inspire you to stay fit.
Like previous years, we expect these deals to come and go, and will constantly update the listings as availability and new promotions hit the shelves.
While the Garmin Fenix 6 series is one of the best available sports watches, the solar versions take it to the next level with support for charging via available light sources. Battery life is extended and with the $250 off sale you can pick up a 42mm or 47mm solar version for the same price as a non-solar Garmin Fenix 6.
The Fenix 6X Pro Solar model, 51mm diameter, is also $250 off with a price of $699.99. This is still a rather high price, but much less than the $949.99 regular price. Solar charging can add three days in smartwatch mode or an extra hour in GPS tracking mode.
The Garmin Fenix 6 series watches are highly desirable and arguably the best watch from Garmin for the serious athlete. The standard and sapphire models are now $200 off, which is an incredible discount on a watch that will last you for years.
Garmin continues to update the Garmin Fenix 6 series so the latest and greatest features are there to help motivate you to succeed. The watches include support for offline music, Garmin Pay, third-party apps, detailed sleep tracking, golf course tracking, and much more.
Fitbit has been making health- and fitness-tailored smartwatches since 2007. It was also acquired by Google — that should tell you that it’s the real deal. For a limited time, Best Buy has the Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch listing for only $119.95 ($60 off). For the price, you’re getting a smartwatch with sleep measuring, an always-on display, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, on-screen workout tracking, and even water resistance (up to 50 meters) for the swimmers.
The Fitbit ecosystem is well supported, with many people on the platform to help motivate you toward achieving your daily activity and fitness goals. The smartphone app is fantastic and offers a ton of insight, recommendations, and understanding of the data collected by the watches. Android smartphone users enjoy a better experience with support for quick text message replies, but these new Fitbit watches work well with Android and iOS for most functions.
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 comes in two different styles and in different sizes, with options for LTE too. There is currently a $50 savings on all models so the price now ranges from $199.99 to $279.99.
The Galaxy Watch 4 is arguably better than the Apple Watch in many regards. In the past it didn’t have nearly the support for third-party apps that we see in the Apple ecosystem. However, we that is changing with this new watch being powered by Google’s WearOS. We already see Google Maps, Google Pay, Google Keep, and more available on the watch so stay tuned for developments here.
The Galaxy Watch 4 has a traditional round watch face design, a vast number of available watch faces, the ability to charge on the go on the back of a smartphone, and advanced health and wellness tracking capability.
Although the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is now available, you can realize serious savings on the previous generation that is still a very capable smartwatch. The Galaxy Watch 3, 41mm, is available now for just $179.99.
The Galaxy Watch 3 runs Samsung Tizen OS that is fully optimized for a smartwatch interface. It pairs with both Android and iPhone devices so anyone can purchase and use the watch. There is plenty of health and wellness tracking, messaging and call support, Samsung Pay, and much more.
If you are looking for a smartwatch with a fitness focus that will keep up with your field work, then the Garmin Instinct is a great option at just $189.99. This rugged watch looks great and is designed to take a beating. It will also last you a couple of weeks with standard use and up to 16 hours in GPS tracking mode.
I had the chance to try out a solar version and immediately ordered my own because it’s nice to wear a watch and not worry about it at all. Garmin Connect is an incredible application that gathers all of the data collected by the watch and provides you with reports, a network of friends to connect with, and more.
As always, we will be monitoring all the deals available on smartwatches over the next month. Be sure to follow this page for the most up-to-date promotions available.