If you're looking to get into smartwatches this year — or just want to upgrade the aging one you've been using for a while — Black Friday is the best time to do it. While you could get a smartwatch the moment it's released, waiting until Black Friday ensures you're getting the best smartwatch at the best price possible. It's that fabled moment when you don't have to compromise to stay in line with your budget. These are the best Black Friday smartwatch deals you'll find anywhere!
This year has brought plenty of excellent products to choose from. Whether it's the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, the Fossil Gen 6, or the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS, there's a brand new smartwatch that's sure to be on sale for Black Friday. Fans of fitness trackers will find a refreshed series of wearables from brands like Fitbit and Garmin, as well as snazzy offerings from Amazfit.
Those willing to pick up a slightly older model could save hundreds of dollars, as retailers have put year-old watches like the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 on sale for more than half-off already. Either way you track it, this is the best time of year to buy a smartwatch or fitness wearable!
Where to find the best Black Friday Android smartwatch deals
Smartwatches are as ubiquitous as smartphones these days, and, like smartphones, there's no one-size-fits-all model that will please everyone. Thankfully, retailers are on the ball and willing to heavily discount smartwatches to ensure you've got the latest and greatest model of what you want to wear. These are our favorite smartwatch retailers because each of them has something special going for it.
- Amazon: probably the only place to get some of the best International brands like Amazfit and Xiaomi (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: has huge discounts on Samsung smartwatches and many more (opens in new tab)
- Target: keep an eye out for Fitbit-specific deals, although many other wearables are on sale right now (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: has most brands on sale but seems to be particularly Apple-focused this year (opens in new tab)
Black Friday Android smartwatch deals: Samsung
This year, you'll be able to choose between several major types of Samsung watch depending on what phone you use.
If you're rocking an Android phone that's not Samsung-branded, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the smartwatch to get. It's powered by Google and Samsung's new Wear OS 3 operating system, which works with all Android phones no matter who makes them. The caveat is that you'll be missing out on the ECG feature if you're not using a Samsung Galaxy Phone.
Regardless of which size or style you choose, though, the is a phenomenal deal and is finally available at a discount for Black Friday. If you've got an older smartwatch to trade-in, Samsung will add an additional discount toward the purchase of a Galaxy Watch 4, making it the most affordable full-featured smartwatch you might ever buy!
For those who simply don't want to wait, Walmart is also offering the same promotional deals as Samsung, just with handy in-store pickup. Want it today? Follow those Walmart links below.
The brand new Galaxy Watch 4 can already be had for $50 thanks to Samsung's early Black Friday sales. It's the best new Android smartwatch you'll find, and now it's available for less money.
Get that classic watch appeal with the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and start seeing how a brilliant smartwatch can make your day even better.
The Fitbit Versa 3 is the best smartwatch Fitbit has ever made and, arguably, the best Google smartwatch you can buy anywhere. Exceptional health-tracking features, a comfortable and easy-to-use design, and the choice of Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa make this $50 Black Friday deal even sweeter.
For all that the Fitbit Versa 2 has to offer, this is a pretty sweet deal that's worth taking advantage of. It has an impressive health and fitness tracking suite as well as several smartwatch features. Whether you're using your watch to make a contactless payment or record a workout, you can do it all with the Versa 2.
Black Friday Android smartwatch deals: Fitbit
Fitbit fitness trackers and smartwatches are excellent no matter what phone you use, even if it's an iPhone. Fitbit might be owned by Google now, but the company has maintained its platform-agnostic nature regarding fitness bands and smartwatches, and you'll be pleased to find how well they can track any important fitness metric.
Black Friday Android smartwatch deals: Fossil
Fossil makes some of the best Wear OS-powered smartwatches on the market, and their latest Gen 6 hardware packs in the best wearable processor Qualcomm has ever produced. Couple that with sleek new hardware, a stunning design that looks like a proper watch, and the upcoming Wear OS 3 update expected in early 2022, and you've got a winning combination.
With a brand new processor that can monitor your health stats all day long (without affecting battery life), the Fossil Gen 6 is a stylish way to keep up to date with your health and your notifications. It's also got that promised Wear OS 3 update coming soon, making this feel like a brand new watch all over again when that lands.
The Fossil Gen 5E might be last year's model, but it's still a great watch for the price. Get a cool $90 off the normal price of many Fossil Gen 5E styles at Walmart with this early Black Friday deal.
The TicWatch Pro 3 brings some of the best battery life in all the smartwatch land, a screen that is visible in all lighting conditions, and health tracking features to help you with your New Year's resolutions — oh, and it's compatible with the new Wear OS 3. Just don't forget to clip that coupon before checkout to save $100!
If you prefer a smaller watch, then the TicWatch E3 is a perfect choice. It is deceptively powerful and offers excellent health monitoring features. Plus, thanks to the Snapdragon 4100 processor, it will get updated to the enviable Wear OS 3.
This battery life beast is a solid choice if you desire a watch with cellular connectivity. The TicWatch Pro 4G LTE is also a durable option if you need a watch that can take a beating and keep ticking
The TicWatch GTH is a good option if you are looking for a fitness tracker first and a smartwatch second. It has great battery life, and the health tracking features you'd expect. You'll even get a skin temperature sensor for even deeper health monitoring.
Styled more like a classic timepiece, the TicWatch C2+ is a great-looking smartwatch that offers solid performance and can be the watch that goes from the office to the gym without skipping a beat.
Black Friday Android smartwatch deals: Mobvoi
Mobvoi makes our highest-rated non-Samsung smartwatch, the TicWatch series. Its latest, the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS, is a mouthful to say but, as the name seems to imply, adds everything and the kitchen sink to the smartwatch experience. It's even got a double display that can be used just to display the time, giving you up to 45 days of battery life without losing sleep tracking, step tracking, or heart rate monitoring functionality. It's impressive and very much worth your cash this Black Friday.
Black Friday Android smartwatch deals: Garmin
Garmin was once known for car-mounted GPS systems and is now as well-known for great GPS smartwatches. Every Garmin smartwatch is built to last and many even include military-grade standards for toughness. That's particularly great if you're someone who finds themselves out and about frequently, out in nature for extended periods of time, or just relaxing poolside for a day of relaxation.
Some of Garmin's best smartwatches even have solar panels built-in, keeping them charged for as long as you're outside. Most Garmin smartwatches last days or weeks — not hours like too many other smartwatches — and, yet, still give you notifications from your smartphone and can track your location via GPS.
But not all of them are just for outdoors folk. Garmin's eSports Edition watches let you directly link your vitals to your gaming stream, giving your audience a unique look at how your heart rate is being affected by what's happening in-game.
Plenty of Garmin's watches also look stylish, too, and can be worn with anything from a pair of jeans to the best suits without looking funny. The best part? They're all on sale for Black Friday!
Never worry about charging again thanks to the Garmin Instinct Solar's ability to charge from the natural rays of the Sun. Get a world-class GPS experience and never get lost again, plus keep up with those notifications while on the go.
Enjoy the perfect blend of fashion and fitness with the Garmin Lily. It offers the essential features most people need, including activity/sleep tracking, heart-rate monitoring, blood oxygen tracking, and seamless notifications.
The Amazfit Band 5 will fulfill all your fitness-tracking needs without costing very much at all. The generous-size display on the front ensures using the band is easy, and 15-day battery life means you'll only have to charge it twice per month. It's even a great sleep tracker and has several other important health-tracking functions like a menstrual cycle calendar built-in.
Gather around sporty folks for this one's for you through and through. The Amazfit Bip U Pro GPS smartwatch comes with Alexa integration, 60 sporting modes, water resistance, and everything you need to track your health & fitness.
With Amazon Alexa built-in, 9-day battery life, notifications from your phone, and an ultra-light 31g design, the Amazfit Bip U is the ultimate affordable smartwatch and fitness tracker.
The T-Rex Pro is Amazfit's most premium smartwatch, featuring a rugged, circular design, a 1.3-inch AMOLED display, 18-day battery life, 10 ATM waterproofing, and support for tracking over 100 different sports and workout modes.
If you're ready to get moving, check out the Withings Move. It's one of the most affordable options on the market and has evertything you need to start tracking your fitness while still looking like a traditional watch.
Black Friday Android smartwatch deals: Amazfit, Xiaomi, and other fitness trackers
Some folks just want to track their steps and don't care much about notifications or apps and, for those folks, a dedicated fitness tracker will do exactly what you need without costing much. Brands like Amazfit, Xiaomi, Fitbit, and Garmin make some of the best fitness trackers around and will work with any phone you're currently using. There are even some from companies like Amazfit that look nothing like what we've come to expect from a fitness tracker and double as a snazzy-looking watch.
Black Friday Android smartwatch deals: Kids smartwatches
A kids smartwatch is meant to help parents keep in touch with their kids better. These watches can track your child's location if they get lost, make phone calls or send messages in case of emergency, and many can even play games. These great deals will help you, as a parent, lower your anxiety and get your kids a fun gadget they'll love to wear.
Gabb Wirelss offers kids of all ages to have a connected smart watch for tracking activity, taking pictures, and messaging contacts that are approved by Mom and Dad in the parental companion app.
Black Friday Android smartwatch deals: Apple
If you or someone else in your household is rocking an iPhone, there's no better smartwatch to get than the Apple Watch. Apple likes to lock down its ecosystems so that its products work best with each other, and the Apple Watch is no exception to this. You'll get an unbelievable experience that is, quite frankly, the best smartwatch you'll find on any platform.
When do the Black Friday Android smartwatch deals begin?
All major retailers are already running Black Friday sales on many of the best smartwatches around. So whether you're looking for a full-fledged smartwatch like a Samsung Galaxy Watch or an Apple Watch, or you just need a fitness tracker to help keep you in stride all day, you should be able to get an excellent deal right now without having to wait until Black Friday.
That's particularly great if you're just looking to buy a smartwatch or fitness wearable right now and don't need to wait to give it to someone for the Holidays.
For folks that can wait until closer to the Holidays — because of gift-giving or just out of sheer patience — waiting until the week of Black Friday, and especially Friday, November 26, will net you even better discounts. For example, best Buy already has last year's Galaxy Watch 3 on sale for more than half off, and we expect other smartwatches to receive similar treatments on Black Friday, especially older models that retailers want off the shelves.
For the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Classic, Costco has the same $50 off sale, but has an incredible return policy of 90 days after pickup. I'll be trying it out over that period to see if I can swing it with my Pixel 5.
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