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The best Cyber Monday deals on smartwatches and fitness trackers

The best Cyber Monday deals on smartwatches and fitness trackers


It’s a good time to get a jump start on Christmas presents for the athletes and fitness buffs in your life.

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The Galaxy Watch 5 screen showing third-party apps like Google Assistant, Spotify, Strava, and Calm
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Picking a smartwatch or fitness tracker can be daunting. There are dozens of factors to consider, such as style, durability, connectivity options, battery life, and the types of metrics tracked. Plus, there are enough models to make your head spin. With all the Cyber Monday deals currently available, it can be hard to know what’s worth it and what isn’t.

No worries. We’ve picked out the best deals so you don’t have to. They’re separated into three categories: smartwatches, multisport watches (for your hardcore athletes), and fitness trackers.

The best Cyber Monday smartwatch deals

  • If you’ve been eyeing a cellular Apple Watch for more freedom and convenience, the 41mm Series 8 with LTE is $449, $50 off its regular price, at Amazon, Walmart, and Target.
  • The 40mm Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 with GPS is down to about $229 at Walmart, Target, and Amazon. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 5 with LTE is 22 percent off for $259. This is a good pick if you want casual fitness tracking and prefer a slimmer profile watch. It has an improved sapphire crystal display for durability and a new temperature sensor. We just wish it had a physical rotating bezel.
  • But if you love the rotating bezel, the 42mm Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic with Bluetooth is $149 at Walmart — that’s $200 off! There isn’t much difference between the Watch 4 lineup and the vanilla Watch 5, so this is practically a steal.

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic features a nice physical rotating bezel and more third-party support by way of Google’s Wear OS 3. But keep in mind that it’s paired best with a Samsung-made phone.

  • The Google Pixel Watch is about $299 ($50 off) at Amazon and Target for the Wi-Fi-only version. This watch has a gorgeous circular display, as well as native Fitbit integration. It also comes with three months of YouTube Music and six months of Fitbit Premium. The Pixel Watch is a first-gen device, however, so keep in mind that Google is still working out some kinks.
  • The Fossil Gen 6 is $179, which is $120 off, at Amazon and $189 at Best Buy. While we weren’t initially impressed with the watch, it’s gotten several updates since launching last year. Those updates added Alexa compatibility, new wellness features, and, of course, the upgrade to Wear OS 3. Unlike the other Android smartwatches on this list, it’s also compatible with iOS.

The best Cyber Monday multisport watch deals

  • The new Apple Watch Ultra is $739 ($60 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. The 49mm watch has everything the Series 8 does, along with a titanium case, cellular, multiband GPS, an emergency siren, the Action Button, and the ability to double as a dive computer. It’s also the first Apple Watch with multiday battery life. This is the one to get for athletes and anyone who likes the best of the best — so long as they don’t mind the big 49mm case.
Side view of Apple Watch with Ocean band at the pool

The Watch Ultra is the most rugged and capable Apple Watch available. It has a thicker, bigger build than the Series 8, precise GPS tracking, and sensors that can measure metrics for diving. It only comes in one size and configuration, and it supports both GPS and LTE.

  • The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro with GPS is $399 ($50 off) at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target. It offers the best battery of any Samsung Wear OS 3 watch, and the raised lip makes the touch bezel much easier to use. It also has turn-by-turn route navigation for cyclists and hikers. At 45mm, it wears small for a fitness-oriented smartwatch. The cellular Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is 14 percent off at $429.
  • The 47mm Garmin Fenix 7 is $599.99, which is 15 percent off, on Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. While pricey, this is Garmin’s current flagship GPS watch, and it’s got all the bells and whistles an outdoors fitness buff could ask for. Each Garmin smartwatch model has several iterations, and they’re on sale, too. The smaller 42mm Fenix 7S is the same price as the Fenix 7 at each site. We also reviewed and liked the Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar, which is about $100 off at $799.99 on Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. This version supports solar charging for extra-long battery life and has a sapphire crystal display for durability.
The Garmin Fenix 7S on a wrist.

The Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar is the smallest of the Fenix 7 lineup, but it combines durability with long battery life and solar charging. 

  • The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is also on sale for $440. Best Buy has the smaller Fenix 6S Pro for $349.99, while Amazon’s got it for $339. If the Fenix 7 is too much for your tastes but you’d still like excellent GPS, battery life, and pace guidance, this is a good compromise.
  • The Garmin Epix 2 is $100 off at Best Buy for $899.99. This is for athletes who want an OLED screen on their multisport watch and weeklong battery life. It’s also got multiband GPS for accuracy and physical buttons galore.
  • For runners, the Garmin Forerunner 735XT is $126.21 (64 percent off) at Amazon and $129.99 at Best Buy.
  • The Polar Pacer Pro is $236.96 (about $63 off) at Amazon. It’s a no-nonsense running GPS watch but gets you access to some of Polar’s more advanced training features for a much better price.

The best Cyber Monday fitness tracker deals

  • The Amazfit GTS 4 Mini is a mere $89.99 (25 percent off) on Amazon and Best Buy. Amazfit may not be a household name, but they pack a ton of features you normally find at a much higher price point. That includes stress tracking, SpO2 monitoring, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and an additional offline digital assistant. It also uses the more holistic PAI method for gauging your health. The Amazfit GTR 4, which is the circular version, is also $159.99 (20 percent off) at Amazon.
  • The Fitbit Inspire 3 is $30 off, making it $69.95 on Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. It’s got an upgraded OLED display and 10 days of battery life. It’s also the most affordable way to get excellent sleep tracking on Fitbit’s platform. While Fitbit’s latest smartwatches were a bit of a miss, the Inspire 3 is exactly what you’d want from a basic tracker but in a more modern package.
The Fitbit Inspire 3 on top of a plant

Fitbit Inspire 3

$9919% off

The Fitbit Inspire 3 is a minimalist fitness band that delivers notifications and tracks your activity on a bright OLED screen.

  • The Fitbit Charge 5 is $99.95 (33 percent off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. If you want a fitness band with more oomph than the Inspire 3, the Charge 5 is a great choice. It’s got built-in GPS, EKG compatibility, a bright OLED screen, NFC payments, and long battery life.
  • The Withings ScanWatch is $239.99 (20 percent off) on Amazon and Best Buy. While it’s a hybrid smartwatch, it functions more like a fitness tracker — albeit one with a more elevated sense of style. You get an analog look, EKG capability, and blood oxygen monitoring. It also has 30 days of battery life.
  • The Polar Unite is $95 (37 percent off) on Amazon. This is a good option if you want a basic tracker with more of a fitness focus than Fitbit’s holistic approach.