2016 was the year smartwatches got cheaper, smarter, and more fashionable. This Black Friday, Amazon is running several promotions on smartwatches and smart fitness watches that definitely caught our eye. Some of the deals are on less well-known brands, but others come from major players like Samsung, Garmin, and Fossil. In the market for a smartwatch for yourself or a loved one? Take advantage of these Black Friday deals on Amazon. Want to see more Black Friday deals? Check out our Black Friday page to see all of our money-saving guides in one place. You can also browse all of Amazon’s current Black Friday deals, including limited time deals, right here.
1. $75 Off Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatches
Amazon is offering the Samsung Gear S2 for $75 off, while supplies last. That price is for the standard version, though other versions (like the rose gold variant) also appear to be on sale. The Gear S2 boasts 4GB of internal memory, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi connectivity, and compatibility with smartphones running Android 4.4 and later. One caveat: Samsung recommends that for best compatibility, you should connect your S2 with Samsung Galaxy devices.
Want something a little newer? Amazon is also offering a Black Friday deal on the Samsung S3 Smartwatch. As of this writing, the watch seems to be temporarily out of stock, but Amazon appears to to be honoring their 15 percent off deal, which saves you over $50 off the list price.
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Price: $224.99 (25 percent off MSRP)
2. 50 Percent Off Fossil Q Grant Gen 1 Hybrid Brown Leather Smartwatch
Fossil’s line of smartwatches strike a really nice balance between form and function. And with this model being about $90 off for Black Friday, now is the time to pounce on one of these fashionable smartwatches. If you prefer a smartwatch that looks more like a “real” watch, this design is probably right up your alley.
This smartwatch features a 44 mm case in polished stainless steel, a white guilloche dial with Roman numeral indices, three chronograph subdials, and a leather band with tonal topstitching and buckle closure. As a nice bonus, this smartwatch is compatible with all Fossil brand 22mm straps. This smartwatch is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Calorie tracking and step tracking make this a nice option for the light-to-moderately active person. It is rated at a depth rating of 3 ATM, so it can withstand splashes or brief immersion in water. However, Fossil recommends removing the watch before swimming or bathing.
Price: $86.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
3. Almost 50 Percent Off Garmin Vívoactive Black
Today, Amazon is offering the Garmin vívoactive fitness watch for $120 off. This fitness-focused smartwatch has a colorful touchscreen that’s designed to be readable, even in bright sunlight. There are a number of built-in sports apps, including GPS-enabled running, biking and golfing apps. When paired with a smartphone, the vívoactive offers alerts about incoming calls, texts, emails and calendar items, plus notifications from social media and other mobile apps. Customizable watch faces and three week battery life are the icing on the cake. A similar model, the vívoactive HR GPS watch, is also on sale today for 32 percent off (about $80 off). It’s a little more expensive, but it does a heart rate monitor.
If you’re looking for more deals on wearables, another option to consider is the Withings Activité Steel, which is 35 percent off for Black Friday 2016. That makes it just $97.47, a savings of over $50. The tracker was also one of our top picks in our Christmas gift guide to the best fitness wristbands, and it offers many of the benefits of a fitness tracker and smartwatch in one slender package.
Price: $129.99 (48 percent off MSRP)
4. Over $30 Off Samsung Gear Fit2 Smartwatch
This isn’t a crazy Black Friday discount, but if you’ve been thinking about getting a Gear Fit2 watch for a while, now is the time to take advantage of this modest price drop. The slender face gives this smartwatch a unique look in a marketplace that’s dominated by square and round watch faces.
In addition to step count, calorie burn, heart rate, and sleep tracking, this smartwatch also offers GPS tracking and automatic exercise recognition. With 4GB internal memory, you can store a decent amount of music right on the watch, or stream music from Spotify. The Gear Fit2 also lets you receive and respond to notifications, calls, and texts right on your wrist. While the battery life isn’t massively impressive (about three or four days per full charge), this is still a nice smartwatch option for those who operate in the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem.
Price: $148.56 (17 percent off MSRP)
5. Jarv Advantage + HR IPX7 Water Resistant Smart Watch
This budget-friendly smartwatch boasts 10 day battery life, a heart rate monitor, an OLED display, and IPX7 rated waterproofing. That means it can withstand immersion in water up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes. Sleep and activity monitoring are included, of course, along with less commonly seen smartwatch features like UV index info and a “nap mode” with silent alarm.
Price: $59.99 (46 percent off MSRP)
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