Best Christmas smartwatch deals available now — 12 wearable gift ideas for Android fans

The holidays have nearly arrived, and you've only a little time to spare to find the right Christmas gifts. So we won't waste your time: these are the 12 remaining smartwatch deals for the best trackers and wearables that'll make great presents — either for loved ones or for yourself. 

Many of our favorite Android smartwatches and fitness trackers have been getting major discounts over the past few weeks, such as 43% off the Google Pixel Watch and a surprising 45% discount on the Fossil Gen 6. Many of our favorite Fitbits and Garmin watches have big discounts, and even Apple Watch fans have a rare chance to save some cash.

We'll keep adding new recommendations to this list until the holiday arrives, but if you're not totally sold on buying a new wearable, you can also check out our holiday deals gift guide for a broader look into discounted tech across the web.  

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1. Google Pixel Watch LTE: $400 $249.95 at Amazon

1. Google Pixel Watch LTE: $400 $249.95 at Amazon

Getting a cellular-enabled smartwatch is an expensive proposition at the best of times, even before you add it to your cellular plan. Grabbing the first-gen Pixel Watch LTE will save you $150 compared to the Pixel Watch 2 LTE, with a fairly similar experience and years of software support to come.

Price comparison: Best Buy - $250 

2. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 46mm BT:$379.99$179 at Walmart

2. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 46mm BT: $379.99 $179 at Walmart

2021's Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is also seeing an excellent $200 discount, thanks to the folks at Walmart. Essentially, you're getting this for about $200 less than the new Watch 6 Classic, for if you want the style and Wear OS integration and don't care that it won't get the same number of years of software support. 

Price comparison: Best Buy - $379.99

3. Fitbit Inspire 3: $100 $79.95 at Best Buy

3. Fitbit Inspire 3: $100 $79.95 at Best Buy

The Fitbit Inspire 3 isn't as advanced as the new Charge 6, lacking the built-in GPS and advanced health sensors. But it has the essentials built into a tiny tracker that's so comfortable, you'll barely notice it on your wrist. Its color AMOLED display is small, but has enough room for basic notifications. 

Price comparison: Amazon - $79.95

4. Fitbit Charge 6: $160 $129.99 at Best Buy

4. Fitbit Charge 6: $160 $129.99 at Best Buy

Fitbit's new tracker is a little over a month old, but you can already save $30 off the full price. That's bound to be frustrating for people who pre-ordered one, but at least you're in luck! I gave the Fitbit Charge 6 a 4.5-star rating, calling it the best fitness tracker available, thanks to its comfortable design, Google Maps support, and tons of health sensors. 

Price comparison: Amazon - $129.95

5. Google Pixel Watch: $349.99 $199.99 at Amazon

5. Google Pixel Watch: $349.99 $199.99 at Amazon

Should you buy the 1st-gen Pixel Watch, or the new Pixel Watch 2 for $150 more? That's the challenging question that this holiday deal is making you answer. But the Pixel Watch is still an excellent device with years of support left; you can see our Pixel Watch 2 vs. 1 guide to help you decide. Since the Pixel Watch 2 has remained full price through most of the deals period, the Pixel Watch is fairly tempting at this price. 

Price comparison: Best Buy - $199.99

6. Fitbit Versa 4: $200 $149.95 at Best Buy

6. Fitbit Versa 4: $200 $149.95 at Best Buy

Want to dive into the Fitbit ecosystem, only with a much better display than the Charge 6 offers? The Versa 4 doesn't have the same health sensors, but in most other respects it's similar, from health reports and sleep tracking to new Google apps. 

Price comparison: Amazon - $149.95 | Walmart - $152

7. Apple Watch Series 9: $399 $329 at Amazon

7. Apple Watch Series 9: $399 $329 at Amazon

Apple deals on an Android site?! Believe it or not, we're fans of Apple Watches here, both on their own merits and because they challenge Android watches to improve every year. If you're an iPhone user, this is the lowest price we've seen on this brand-new model. 

If you've been waiting to upgrade, now's the time. You get a performance boost for the first time in years, a display that's twice as bright, twice the storage for music and apps, and the fun new double tap gesture. 

Price comparison: Best Buy - $369

8. Fossil Gen 6 44mm: $299$164.99 at Amazon

8. Fossil Gen 6 44mm: $299 $164.99 at Amazon

The Fossil Gen 6 is a stylish and feature-packed smartwatch that comes with a Qualcomm chip, loads of activity-tracking features, and great battery life with super-fast charging. Right now, you can snag one for 45% off. 

Price comparison: Best Buy - $299

9. Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition: $229 $159.99 at Amazon

9. Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition: $229 $159.99 at Amazon

The Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition has similar specs to the standard Gen 6, but with a sleeker design with its stainless steel case and hybrid elements, along with unique "wellness" software. With Wear OS 3 built-in and Google Assistant finally added earlier this year, it's a solid budget option at this holiday price. 

Price comparison: Walmart - $244

10. Garmin Instinct 2X Solar: $450 $349.99 at Best Buy
Garmin Instinct 2 Solar: $399.99 $299.99 at Best Buy

10. Garmin Instinct 2X Solar: $450 $349.99 at Best Buy
Garmin Instinct 2 Solar:
$399.99 $299.99 at Best Buy

Want a watch that lasts for literal months per charge, so long as you spend some time in the sun every day? The Garmin Instinct 2 series is a fantastic, rugged option for athletes. The 2X Solar is our favorite, beating the 2 Solar by 12 days in smartwatch mode and doubling the GPS hours, while adding a flashlight for nighttime treks. But the 2 Solar is more comfortably light and costs less; you can see our Instinct 2X vs. 2 Solar guide to help you decide. 

11. Garmin Epix Gen 2 (Steel): $899 $599 at Amazon

11. Garmin Epix Gen 2 (Steel): $899 $599 at Amazon

If you don't want to compromise on anything, the Epix lineup is what you need. You're essentially getting all of the top-end Forerunner software and more, plus an AMOLED display and proper titanium material instead of plastic. $300 off is a rare perk for such an expensive device, so don't wait if you want one. 

Price comparison: Best Buy - $599

12. COROS PACE 2: $200 $179 at Amazon

12. COROS PACE 2: $200 $179 at Amazon

One of our very favorite running watches, the COROS PACE 2 weighs as light as a fitness tracker and can last an absurd 20 days per charge, or 30 hours with GPS tracking. It'll help you work towards your running goals by telling you how hard you're training and when you're fully recovered. 

Michael L Hicks
Senior Editor, Wearables & AR/VR

Michael is Android Central's resident expert on wearables and fitness. Before joining Android Central, he freelanced for years at Techradar, Wareable, Windows Central, and Digital Trends. Channeling his love of running, he established himself as an expert on fitness watches, testing and reviewing models from Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung, Apple, COROS, Polar, Amazfit, Suunto, and more.

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