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What’s the difference between a smartwatch and a fitness tracker?

It may seem self-explanatory, but the differences between smartwatches and fitness trackers have been blurring lately as the product categories slowly merge together. You have full-featured smartwatches that are coming down in price to levels where fitness trackers have flourished, and you have fitness trackers whose capabilities are growing to include ever more smart features.

In addition to their ability to run more complex apps and serve as truly mobile communication platforms, most smartwatches available today have some sort of fitness tracking capabilities built-in to their hardware and software. This usually means monitors with the ability to track metrics like steps, heart rate, calories burned, and even sleep (battery-permitting), paired with some sort of interface to read and analyze that data. More advanced smartwatches like the Apple Watch Series 5, the Fitbit Versa 2, or the Samsung Galaxy Active 2 can do even more powerful fitness and workout tracking and use third-party fitness apps as well.

Fitness trackers tend to be smaller and less bulky than smartwatches, and generally speaking have fewer capabilities outside of fitness other than telling the time or maybe relaying basic notifications. These often take the form of a band that is comprised of durable materials like silicone or an engineered mesh and are often waterproof and dustproof as well. While they may have access to a similar app experience on your phone, the experience on your wrist is much more scaled back.

What’s the best smartwatch if you’re using Android?

As you can imagine, there is no shortage of smartwatch options for Android users… basically everything is available to you short of the Apple Watch! Which is the best is a matter of opinion of course, but several of my colleagues at Android Central have reviewed the top Android smartwatches and they generally have come away loving the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. Though it runs on Samsung’s Tizen platform, it still works perfectly well with any Samsung or Android phone. It has a decent app selection, a really good screen, and does solid fitness tracking. It also has built-in GPS and NFC, so you can take it out on a long adventure.

If style is your game, we recommend something like the Skagen Falster 2 or one of the latest from Fossil. Both give you the best of Wear OS (though that might not be saying much) while looking classy as can be. If fitness is your primary concern, take a look at the Fitbit Versa 2. You get Amazon Alexa access, the ability to respond to notifications on your wrist, and excellent fitness tracking.

What’s the best smartwatch if you’re using an iPhone?

If you’re an iPhone user who wants a great smartwatch experience, there really isn’t much point to getting anything other than an Apple Watch. The current generation Apple Watch Series 5 was lauded for its always-on display and amazing screen technology but has gotten mixed reviews for battery life and longevity. If you are lucky you can find the Series 4 still on sale at various online retailers, but perhaps the best deal in smartwatches right now is on the Series 3.

If the Apple Watch is too rich for your blood, or if you don’t like being completely locked into the Apple ecosystem, we recommend giving the Fitbit Versa 2 a serious look. While you won’t get all of the functionality of an integrated Apple Watch, you do get smart assistant access in the form of Amazon’s Alexa, over 5 days of battery life, an always-on display option (which, granted, reduces that battery life), and industry-leading sleep tracking.

How much should you spend on a smartwatch?

How much you spend on a smartwatch is obviously constrained by your budget, but generally speaking, most good smartwatches will run you from $200 on the low-end to $600 and more on the high-end. Less smart fitness watches like the Fitbit Versa 2 are on sale during Black Friday for under $200, and you can even pick up an Apple Watch Series 3 for that price range.

The more premium the watch build materials and the better the overall ecosystem, the more you can expect to pay. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is normally over $300 (though it’s on sale during Black Friday), or you can speck up an Apple Watch Series 5 in Titanium or Ceramic for upwards of $800 – $1,400!

How much should you spend on a fitness tracker?

Aside from their simplistic interfaces and ease-of-use, one of the areas that fitness trackers still compete is in price. Most fitness trackers still sit well-below even the sale prices of decent smartwatches, and you’d be hard-pressed to find one over $200 (if you do, avoid it!). The best from Fitbit, like the Charge 3 and Inspire line, run from $75 to $150, and Garmin’s Vivosmart 4 can be found during Black Friday for around $100. Heck, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is a pretty decent little tracker that is on sale for under $40 right now! Bottom line, you don’t need to spend a ton to get good fitness features from a tracker.

Do you have to charge a smartwatch every day?

This depends on the smartwatch you choose, and how you use it. Some of the most capable and impressive smartwatches also have the worst battery life. Case in point, the Apple Watch Series 5. Apple claims it will last 18+ hours on a single charge, but this is heavily dependant on how you use it (are you running GPS all the time, are you making calls, etc). Many people have mentioned the Series 5 has worse battery performance than the Series 4, so that means you’ll definitely be charging it at least every day.

Other smartwatches (albeit some that are less capable) can last at least two to three days on a single charge. The Fitbit Versa 2 can last nearly a week on a single charge (again, less if you use its always-on display or connected GPS), and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 can get up to two days of use on a charge (but you can top it off from your Galaxy S10 or Note 10 phone via reverse wireless charging).

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If you’re in the market for a smartwatch or a fitness tracker, and you missed the Black Friday sales, there are still plenty to choose from this Cyber Monday.

Here, we bring you our expert pick of the deals that really are worth a look to save you trawling through website after website.

Just want to know which wearables get the highest Which? scores? Check out our guides to the best fitness trackers and best smartwatches.

Apple Watch Series 4 40mm – was £329, now £299 (9% off)

We liked: There are many, many features to love here, and it looks beautiful

We didn’t like: The battery life is still short – tying you into charging it nightly

If you’re after an Apple Watch but can’t afford a full-price Series 5, an older model may seem very tempting. While the Series 3 didn’t represent much of an update on the Series 2, the Series 4 was a significant redesign on the Series 3, now with a larger display, new watchOS 5 software, an improved speaker, and, famously, fall-detection and the ability to take ECGs.

The Space Grey with black silicone sports band version is now discounted to £299 on Currys (was £399 in many retailers before, and £329 from Currys). Although you could save over £100 more by going for the Series 3. Prices relate to the GPS versions – you’ll need to pay extra for cellular connectivity.

Read our full Apple Watch Series 4 review or buy it now from Currys.

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm – was £199, now £189 (5% off)

We liked: When it comes to smart features, there’s really not much it can’t do

We didn’t like: It’s not worth upgrading if you already own the Series 2

The Apple Watch Series 3 GPS is the cheaper and more basic of the two third-generation Apple Watches: it has in-built GPS, but no cellular connectivity.

Despite being superceded by the Series 4 and Series 5, it’s still a great smartwatch: both feature-packed and fashionable.

It’s currently on sale from Argos for £189 – a saving of £10 on the normal Argos price of £199. That might not sound like much of a discount, but the price hasn’t dropped below £199 in months. Just bear in mind that you’ll need an iPhone to use it.

This is the 38mm version; there’s also one in 42mm if you have larger wrists, and this is being sold by Argos for £219.

Read our full Apple Watch Series 3 review or buy it now from Argos.

Garmin Forerunner 735XT – was £299.99, now £199.99 (43% off)

We liked: It’s crammed with fitness features, including accurate GPS tracking

We didn’t like: The heart-rate monitor on the underside of the watch can dig into your wrist slightly

This is an advanced running watch from Garmin’s Forerunner running range that offers a wealth of information, presented in useful charts, graphs and maps, from the accompanying smartphone app, which you can examine to understand trends in your fitness over time.

It’s a multi-sport watch as much as a running watch, though: swimmers will get data such as stroke rate and total strokes per length. And it has a triathlon function.

Sadly you’ve missed the 50% off Black Friday sale on Amazon. But Amazon still has it discounted by an impressive 43% for Cyber Monday.

Read our full Garmin Forerunner 735XT review or buy it now from Amazon

Fitbit Charge 3 – was £129.99, now £79.99 (38% off)

We liked: Packed with features, and has a large screen for a fitness tracker.

We didn’t like: There’s no built-in GPS.

An advanced fitness tracker that offers a built-in heart-rate monitor, VO2 max estimates, sleep tracking, 15 exercise modes for different sports, guided breathing for when you’re stressed out, period tracking and more. It’s waterproof for swimming, unlike earlier Charge models.

There’s no built-in GPS – which is a bit disappointing – so you’ll still need your smartphone to hand if you want it to track your run.

Special edition models offer contactless payments through Fitbit Pay – just check your bank is compatible.

It’s currently reduced by 38% on Amazon, making it one of the best Black Friday wearables deals we’ve seen so far.

Read our full Fitbit Charge 3 review or buy it now on Amazon.

Fitbit Versa – was £200, now £127.99 (36% off)

We liked: It’s a good alternative to the Apple Watch if you’re not an iPhone user.

We didn’t like: There’s no built-in GPS, so you’ll need your phone to track your run.

The Versa can do many things, from the basics, like tracking steps, to the more advanced, like detecting sleep apnoea through an SpO2 sensor, period tracking and storing music on the watch for phone-free listening. It’s a good choice if you want the best of both a fitness tracker and smartwatch – or if you like the rounded square design of the Apple Watch, but aren’t keen to pay the price of an Apple.

The lack of built-in GPS was our main niggle with this watch, but it’s worth considering if that doesn’t bother you.

It’s currently reduced to £127.00 on Amazon.

Read our full Fitbit Versa review or buy it now on Amazon.

Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro – was £214.99, now £142.97 (33% off)

We liked: It has a permanent time display, so would suit those wanting a traditional-looking watch with added smarts

We didn’t like: It’s on the heavy side, so not ideal for wrists that are easily tired

The Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro is an attractive watch, which would look equally good with office or gymwear. It has a decent range of smart features (including Google Assistant and NFC for contactless payments, assuming your bank is compatible) and features for tracking health and fitness (including heart rate monitoring and built-in GPS).

Somewhat bizarrely, there are two screens – one on top of the other (although you’ll only ever see one at a time). One is a colour touchscreen, which displays time with minute and hour hands, like a traditional watch does, and the other transparent display gets used when the watch goes into battery saving mode.

This innovation comes at a price – it’s bulkier and less comfortable than some we’ve tested. If you want to give it a try, it’s currently reduced by to £143 on Amazon and £144 on the Mobvoi website.

Read our full Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro review, or buy it now on Amazon or direct from Mobvoi.

Suunto 9 GPS Watch – was £318.18, now £249.49 (21.5% off)

We liked: Tons of fitness data with support for more than 80 activities.

We didn’t like: Missing some key smart functionality – such as wi-fi, calling and apps.

To call this a versatile wearable would be an understatement – we described it as a ‘smartwatch that Indiana Jones might have worn’. It’s chunky, but if you’re looking for something that can handle the great outdoors, this could be just the ticket.

Packed with features, including more than 80 sports modes, it was initially on sale for close to £500. Amazon now has it discounted to less than half that.

Read our full Suunto 9 review, or buy it now on Amazon.

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music – was £274.99, now £199.99 (27% off)

We liked: It’s packed with fitness features and will give you advanced running metrics and performance analysis

We didn’t like: It doesn’t have especially sophisticated smart features – so definitely only consider it if you’re a keen athlete looking for a training aid

The 645 Music is a GPS smartwatch from Garmin’s Forerunner range, aimed, as you can tell from the name, at runners. It offers in-depth running data to help you improve your running style, plus heart-rate monitoring, VO2 max estimates, sleep-tracking and pre-loaded tracking modes for plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, paddleboarding, snowboarding, elliptical training and yoga. It doesn’t have the golf-tacking which a number of other Garmins do.

It’s more or less the same as the Garmin Forerunner 645, but with music storage for 500 songs, which you can listen to while out running via Bluetooth headphones.

It’s currently reduced by more than 27% on Argos.

Read our full Garmin Forerunner 645 Music review or or buy it now from Argos

Huawei Band 3e – was £24.99, now £19.99 (20% off)

We liked: Runners will get detailed running data, when this device is worn in footwear mode

We didn’t like: The screen looks cheap: it’s small, monochrome, low definition and very glossy in bright sunlight.

This is quite a niche device. You won’t get much from it strapped to your wrist other than calorie counting, step counting, sleep-tracking and some rudimentary smart features. But, once you’ve popped it out of the wristband and clipped it onto your shoe, you’ll get a good set of running metrics, including foot strike pattern, average swing angle and ground contact time, and advice on how to improve your posture and positioning.

There’s no built-in GPS or heart-rate monitoring, though, which seem odd omissions in a running tracker.

If you’re already an enthusiastic runner, and you’re not sure if you want a fitness tracker, this could be a good taster tracker to start with. If you’re already into tracking your runs, or you usually do a different kind of sport, this one isn’t for you.

Read our full Huawei Band 3e review, or buy it now from Amazon or Argos.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 – was £159, now £129 (19% off)

We liked: It’s comfortable to wear and has a huge number of health and fitness features

We didn’t like: Honestly, there’s very little to complain about with this GPS smartwatch

This versatile smartwatch can handle a range of sporting activities: it has built-in GPS for phone-free run-tracking, it’s waterproof for swimming, it has a heart-rate monitor, it has 15 preloaded sports apps (including strength training, yoga, golf and skiing) and offers stress-monitoring and VO2 max estimates.

If your bank is compatible, you can also use it for payments via NFC.

It’s now been superceded by the Vivoactive 4, so it’s already dropped in price since it was first released. And now it’s dropped even more at Currys and Amazon for Cyber Monday.

Read our full Garmin Vivoactive 3 review or or buy it now from Currys or Amazon.

Huawei Band 4 – was £39.99, now £34.49 (14% off)

We liked: It comes with decent fitness features for the cheap price – even when it isn’t discounted

We didn’t like: There’s no built-in GPS, so you’ll need your phone with you to track your run

The Huawei Band 4 was already a cheap wearable: typically priced at just £39.99. For that, you’ll get some nice features such as heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking – and the ability to detect common sleep problems, VO2max predictions (an estimation of how efficiently your body is using oxygen) and water resistance, on top of all the basics.

It’s a fairly generic-looking tracker, its smart features are fairly rudimentary and – our biggest complaint with this tracker – there’s no built-in GPS. But, if you’re not looking for total freedom from your smartphone, this might be just the ticket.

It’s currently reduced to £34.49 on Amazon – not quite as cheap as it was on Black Friday (£29.99) but still less than normal.

Read our full Huawei Band 4 review or buy it now on Amazon.

Huawei Watch GT – was £126, now £109.99 (13% off)

We liked: It has a great touchscreen – large, very responsive and high resolution.

We didn’t like: Its smart features are a bit basic.

Sporty types will appreciate the range of features it comes with: tracking modes for common exercises, a heart-rate monitor, an altimeter, swim tracking and predictions of VO2 max (your body’s ability of consume oxygen, and, by extension, your aerobic endurance) for starters.

It has specific swimming modes for freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly and other strokes, which we liked. You’ll need to pay extra for a swimproof strap, though.

Read our full Huawei Watch GT review or buy it now on Amazon.

Garmin Fenix 5s Plus – was £479, now £400 (17% off)

We liked: Ideal for intrepid, outdoorsy types.

We didn’t like: There’s no touchscreen, which might deter some.

A multisport watch that comes in three sizes – Fenix 5s Plus, the Fenix 5 Plus and the Fenix 5X Plus. We tried the smallest size, the 5s Plus, and even this was big and striking – although also lightweight and comfortable.

For runners who love to leave the beaten track, it offers trail running profiles, preloaded colour maps and three forms of location tracking.

It’s discounted by £79 at John Lewis. Even at this price, we still think that for many people it’s not worth paying so much for all these features – though dedicated climbers, hikers, swimmers and golfers might want to snap it up.

Read our full Garmin Fenix 5s Plus review or buy it now from John Lewis

Michael Kors Access Runway – was £364, now £189 (48% off)

We liked: It’s stylish and you can customise it according to your ‘look’.

We didn’t like: The build quality looks cheaper up close than from afar.

There are plenty of variations, and prices differ depending on the strap you choose, but we think this gold-tone steel and white silicone version is a bit of a bargain with 48% off.

A fashionably-oversized watch with a traditional watch face, it looks good with bracelets stacked around it. Be prepared to take it to a jeweller’s to have the strap professionally adjusted if you buy a linked metal bracelet, though.

It has plenty of smart features, including contactless payments and Google Assistant. It also has some fitness features, such as GPS and waterproofing – but you can see the design isn’t aimed at people looking for a workout tool.

Read our full Michael Kors Access Runway product review, or buy it now on Amazon.

We’ll update this story as more deals emerge. In the meantime, check out all our smartwatch reviews and fitness tracker reviews to see the best, worst and everything in between.

Our Black Friday 2019 guide is packed with the latest deals and shopping tips to avoid getting ripped off in the sales.

The heart of the holiday shopping season is here, and with that comes amazing deals on all of your favorite products, including GPS watches and fitness trackers.

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These running and fitness tracking devices are as varied as their prices, but it can often cost a pretty penny to get your hands on one. However, it’s the holidays, and everything is getting marked down. You can get an update on your current smartwatch, or nab one you thought was out of your price range at a fraction of the price.

To guide you through the sales, here is a list of all the deals we’re seeing right now for Black Friday.

*Deals and promotions are subject to change leading up to and during Black Friday. Check back all week for updates and additional sales as they go live.

Polar Vantage V $396.00 amazon.com

Amazon—Amazon has tons of deals on smartwatches like the Garmin Fenix 5X Plus (the only 5X that has a “Pulse Ox” sensor) and Vivoactive 3, as well as the Fitbit Versa 2, Garmin Forerunner 935, and the Polar Vantage V.

APPLE Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 38mm $229.00 walmart.com

Apple—Word on the street is that Apple is unwrapping amazing deals beginning Black Friday through Monday. You can get an Apple Store gift card for up to $200 on select products. But, if you head to Walmart now, you can snag the Apple Watch Series 3 for $229 (originally $379).

fitbit Fitbit Versa 2 $149.95 fitbit.com

Fitbit—Get the Fitbit Versa 2 ($150, originally $200) or the Fitbit Ionic ($200, originally $250).

Garmin – Forerunner 235 Garmin bestbuy.com $249.99

Garmin—Save up to 50 percent on Garmin products including $150 off the fēnix 5 Series and fēnix 5 Plus Series, or get $100 off the Garmin Forerunner 235.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 44mm $299.99 samsung.com

Samsung—Save big on the Galaxy Watch Active2 44mm and the Galaxy Watch Active2 40mm.

Suunto Suunto 9 $349.30 suunto.com

Amazon has discounted its range of Fitbit Inspire HR, Fitbit Ace 2 and Fitbit Ionic activity trackers for Cyber Monday by up to 34%. You can see all the Amazon Fitbit deals here, but most notable is the Fitbit Inspire HR, which is down to its lowest ever price on Amazon UK (not in the UK? Scroll down for Fitbit Inspire HR prices where you are).

Unlike the Fitbit Inspire, which was discounted over Black Friday too (to £39.99 for reference), the Inspire HR has 24/7 heart rate monitoring, GPS tracking via your phone and 15 exercise modes. This is a deep discount, and this sale only runs until the end of the day, so take advantage if you think that extra functionality might enhance your fitness regime. Check out the deal:

Fitbit Inspire HR: £89.99 £69 at Amazon
This super cheap Fitbit deal is one of the hottest offers at Amazon this Cyber Monday – it’s the best ever price for the Fitbit Inspire HR, which unlike the regular Fitbit Inspire, has GPS and heart rate monitoring functionality. A great incentive to get up and moving, with step tracking and a wealth of stats visible in the Fitbit app.
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Also discounted is the Fitbit Ionic, which is close to its all-time best price as well. Here’s that deal:

Fitbit Ionic Health & Fitness Smartwatch (GPS): £249.99 £199.99 at Amazon
Closer to a smartwatch than the other Fitbit models, check out our review to see what we thought of the Fitbit Ionic. This isn’t quite the lowest ever price, but it’s close. View Deal

Check out the rest of Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals, and we’ll keep you up-to-date on the best bargains we can find throughout the day.

Not in the UK? No problem. Compare prices on the Fitbit Inspire HR wherever you are below.

TechRadar is scouring every retailer and rounding up all the top deals over the Black Friday period, and we’ve put all the best Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday deals in easy-to-navigate articles to help you find the bargains you’re looking for.

Cyber Monday Fitness Tracker Deals & Sales

Fitness Trackers are one of the hottest Black Friday gadgets. There is a wide variety of options and brands to choose from, and they’re almost always on sale during the holiday season.

Best places to find Black Friday deals on Fitness Trackers

Best Buy: Best Buy consistently puts Fitbits on sale during Black Friday and last year was no exception. Several Fitbits were on sale there, including the Charge 2 at $99.

Target: Target had a wide selection of fitness trackers on sale last year for Black Friday, featuring the Alta HR for only $99.

Kohls: They might specialize in clothing, but Kohl’s also has various deals on electronics and had the Fitbit Blaze for $149 last year, and also included $45 in Kohl’s cash.

Tips for choosing the right Fitness Tracker

Fitness trackers excel at tracking a variety of fitness and which one you’ll want to purchase depends on what additional features you’re looking for.

Smartwatch Fitness Tracker: There’s a small variety of fitness trackers that are also designed as smartwatches. With these, you not only monitor your daily fitness, but you can also receive notifications from your phone, including text messages and alarms.

Sleep trackers: Worried about what kind of sleep you’re getting at night? Make sure to look for fitness trackers that also monitor sleeping patterns. Several of these will connect to an app on your phone to provide sleep data.

Heart monitoring trackers: Not all fitness trackers just track your daily steps, some can track much more including monitoring your heart during workouts, runs, or long walks.

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Find all the best smartwatch and fitness tracker deals for Cyber Monday 2019. The list below contains links to the top wearable deals from brands such as Apple, Fossil, Suunto, Samsung and Garmin, as reviewed and updated by the team at Deal Stripe.

Best Smartwatch deals:

  • Save up to 50% on Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Garmin & Fossil smartwatches at Walmart
  • Save 50% on the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 – available at Sprint.com
  • Save up to 50% on Apple Watch Series 5 at Sprint.com – save on Apple Watch Series 5 Nike & Stainless Steel models
  • Save up to 49% on a wide range of smartwatches at Amazon.com – click the link for live prices on popular versions like the Apple watch, Samsung Galaxy watch active and the smartwatch for Android
  • Save up to 48% off on a wide range of Apple Watch Series 3, 4 & 5 at Walmart – deals live now on the latest Apple Watch models with GPS and GPS with cellular
  • Save up to $60 on Fitbit Versa 2, Ionic & more Fitbit models – check the full range of Fitbit activity trackers, smartwatches & smart scales on sale until end of 12/2 at the Fitbit online store
  • Save up to 33% on a wide range of Garmin watches & activity trackers at the Garmin Holiday Sale
  • Save up to 49% on Fossil smartwatches for men and women on Amazon.com
  • Save up to 30% on Suunto smartwatches at Amazon.com
  • Save up to 49% on Samsung Galaxy smartwatches at Amazon
  • Save on Apple Watch Series 5, 4 & 3 smartwatches at Amazon

Cyber Monday deals run for a limited period of time. Check out Amazon’s Cyber Monday sale page and Walmart’s Cyber Monday home page for thousands more deals on a wide range of products. Deal Stripe earns commissions from purchases made using the links provided.

A smartwatch helps keep users connected especially when paired with a smartphone. The Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch are two of the finest smartwatches on the market. Android users can find a more affordable alternative in the Fossil Sport with Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset. Fitness enthusiasts may find the Suunto 9 Baro with up to 120 hours of battery life or the Garmin Fenix 5X plus with full-color topographic maps more to taste.

What’s the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? Cyber Monday, which takes place on the Monday after Black Friday, was first conceived to motivate people to shop online after the big Black Friday sales. Shoppers can take advantage of deep discounts on gadgets, electronics and home products throughout Cyber Monday.

Since 2010, when over $1 billion USD in sales were generated, Cyber Monday has continued to be one of the biggest annual shopping days.

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The Fitbit Charge 3 dropped down to just under £80 over Black Friday but the price has fallen even lower if you’re willing to pick up the world’s best fitness tracker pretty quickly.

An Amazon flash sale has seen the price of the Fitbit Charge 3 drop to £74.99 for a limited time. The deal is only running for 24 hours and will end at 23:59PM GMT on Tuesday December 10.

Down from the RRP of £130, the Charge 3 serves up a multitude of fitness tracking features such as swim monitoring, all packed into a light waterproof design complete with a large screen for easily readable updates at a glance.

While the lack of GPS might put off hardcore runners, it can still track your activities, heart rate, calories burned, steps, sleep quality and more with a battery life that should last over five days from a single charge.

It’ll also automatically detect when you’ve started a particular exercise, differentiating between activities like running and swimming.

Fitbit Charge 3: £99.99 £74.99 at Amazon
If you don’t need to be able to pay with your wrist, this affordable fitness tracker will be perfect for you. It comes in 3 colors, all of which are discounted, so whether you’re monitoring your heart rate, measuring your workouts or just counting your steps, you can do so in style without breaking the bank.
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Fitbit Charge 3 with NFC: £149.99 £99.99 at Amazon
This matches the same price we saw over Black Friday for the NFC toting Fitbit Charge 3, and that extra bit of technology allows you to use Fitbit Pay in stores with contactless payment terminals. It’s also loaded with all the other features that make the Charge 3 great.
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  • Not in the UK? These are the best Fitbit Charge 3 deals you’ll find today

I wish I could say I work out enough times in a week. Sadly, I can’t. But the small nudges from my smartwatch to complete daily steps and calorie goal has frequently helped me get off my butt and move around. So, here are some fantastic Black Friday deals for you to start your fitness journey, even if it’s a small step.

Fitbit Inspire HR: $69 ($31 off)

Let’s start with the basics. If you’re just starting your workout journey or want to keep a general tab on your fitness, you’re probably looking for a tracker that’s cheap and tracks fundamental stuff including your steps and calorie intake. The Fitbit Inspire HR is a great option, and it’s under $100 with five days of claimed battery life. It also automatically tracks workouts such as walking, bike rides, and swimming.

Fitbit inspire HR

Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch: $149 ($51 off)

If you need a smartwatch on a budget and one that works with both iOS and Android, Fitbit Versa 2 should be your choice. It has some great features: Heart rate and sleep tracking, in-built Amazon Alexa support, and the ability to store over 300 songs. Plus, the company claims it has more than six days of battery life with a single charge. What more can you ask for?

Apple Watch Series 5 GPS 44 mm: $409 ($20 off)

There’s arguably nothing better than the Apple Watch when it comes to the smartwatches. It probably has the best screen and software in the segment. Apple’s new Series 5 watch with always-on display has a $20-$25 discount on various models. I’ve been using this watch for a couple of months, and it truly great. You can also pick up Series 4 44 mm watch with sports band for just $329 ($100 off).

Apple watch series 5

Garmin Instinct rugged smartwatch: $199 ($100 off)

If you like hiking, tracking, or any other outdoor activities, the usual crop of smartwatches might not cut it out for you. That’s where Garmin’s Instinct rugged outdoor smartwatch comes in. It’s built with US military standard 810 to withstand heat, shock, and water (till 100 meters). It’s equipped with a three-axis compass, a barometric altimeter, and multiple global navigation satellite systems support for great navigational features. Garmin claims it can last a whopping 14 days with a single charge. This watch is truly built to last.

Garmin Instinct

Amazefit Bip: $67 ($12 off)

It’s quite tough to get a smartwatch under $100. But if one company can do it, it’s Xiaomi. It’s ecosystem partner Huami produces Amazefit Bip that has all basic features of a smartwatch such as notification alerts, optical heart rate monitors, and GPS. It has a claimed battery life of 30 days and it works with iOS and Android both. A great value for money smartwatch, innit?

Huami Amazefit bip

Bonus deals

  • Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch with GPS and in-built sports app for just $134 ($145 off).
  • Fossil’s Explorist stainless steel smartwatch for just $165 ($100 off).
  • Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker for just $100 ($50 off).

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Published November 29, 2019 — 11:13 UTC

From New Year’s resolutions to summer hikes to holiday discounts, Garmin deals are a year-round event. Plus, with such a dizzying range of products and such a frequent turnover of new devices, there are always great Garmin sales to be found.

In this round-up, we’re mostly focusing on the current Garmin range of products, but if you’re willing to go back a generation or two on items such as fitness trackers you can often save even more. The downside, of course, is that you won’t get the very latest features or best batteries, but you might find that for the same money a previous-gen Garmin is a better buy than a brand new third-party imitation.

This Garmin round-up includes smartwatches and golf helpers, fitness trackers and activity monitors. No matter what kind of activity you’re into, these are great Garmin deals on products you’ll love. This is a fantastic time to compare prices too as we’re well into discount season.

The best Garmin deals and sales

Garmin Vivosmart 3

Super thin Super light Super generally

There’s a lot to like about the Vivosmart 3, and now it’s been superseded by the Vivosmart 4 there are some great Garmin deals to be found. It’s a fitness tracker rather than a smartwatch and it comes in two wrist sizes, so make sure you order the right one. It’s thin, light and fairly discreet – it’s more like a thick bangle than a chunky smartwatch – and it’s as happy in the water as it is on dry land. It monitors wellness as well as activity thanks to its stress monitoring, which is based on heart rate variability, and you can get notifications from your phone as well as your fitness information.

Garmin Vivosmart 4

Good looking Pulse Ox sensor Superb fitness tracking

The Vivosmart 4 is a little more expensive than the outgoing 3, but to our eyes it’s a lot better looking: you can opt for the standard None More Black version, but if you prefer there’s a selection of nice colors to choose from. The burgundy/gold one’s particularly nice.

The main difference between 4 and 3 is the addition of a Pulse Ox sensor, which monitors how your body absorbs oxygen. Garmin is clear that it’s not a medical device, but it’s a pretty good measure of a key part of your general health and fitness. It’s a useful addition to an already very impressive fitness device.

Garmin Vivosport

Always-on color display GPS Discreet

The Vivosport looks like a fitness tracker but has much the same feature set as a smartwatch, and its always-on color display means it’s immediately a lot less of a pain than a certain famously expensive watch. There’s seven days of tracking or eight hours with the internal GPS switched on, and like other Garmin trackers it monitors not just exercise and steps but also VO2 max and stress. You can also take it into the pool or the shower. As trackers go it’s one of the better looking ones, and it’s available in two sizes and a range of different color options.

Garmin Vivofit Jr 2

Fun designs 1 year battery Prices can vary

As the name suggests, the Vivofit Jr 2 is for kids. It’s available in a range of swim-friendly, kid-friendly designs, and prices vary dramatically: for example in the UK the Star Wars one is currently a lot cheaper than the others. It tracks steps and sleeps and has a game element: parents can set particular goals which the children can complete in order to earn coins. The accompanying app is kid-friendly too, and manages to stay on the right side of the line between encouraging activity and giving your kids a complex. And with a year of battery life you don’t need to worry about recharging it.

Garmin Vivoactive 3

Huge flexibility 7 day battery Personalized faces Cheaper than ever

If you’re looking for a do-everything smartwatch that won’t break the bank, may we humbly suggest the Vivoactive 3? It’s available in a decent range of colors (white and rose gold looks particularly good) which make a change from GPS watches’ usual black, although you can have that if you prefer. There’s substance to match the style: seven day battery life, 15 GPS and indoor sports apps, VO2 max estimates, phone notifications and even stress monitoring. You can also customize the display by choosing from a massive selection in the ConnectIQ Store. It’s an excellent all-rounder and really good value for money.

Now that the Vivoactive 4 has been released, you’re bound to find some great Garmin deals on this older model.

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Garmin Vivoactive 4

Music as standard Onscreen workout animations New metrics to track Garmin Pay Still at launch price

The latest instalment in the Vivoactive range, the Garmin Vivoactive 4 comes in with a higher price tag than those you can currently snag on the 3 model, but a load of features to get your money’s worth. Garmin have taken their music storage and playback functionality over to all their new releases this year, so you can keep your favorite playlists on your watch as standard.

You’re also getting more sports apps over the previous model, as well as new metrics to track and on-screen workout animations to keep you company. The new model is more than a refresh, it kits out your Vivoactive sport watch with a massive range of new features and quality of life improvements worthy of its launch price.

Garmin Vivomove HR

Looks fantastic Real hands Extensive tools

It’s a sad indictment of the smartwatch sector when something like the Vivomove HR is strikingly beautiful compared to its rivals, but that’s very much the case: it’s a hybrid smartwatch with a proper watch face as well as a screen, and it looks particularly good in its non-black variants. The rose gold/grey combination and black/sand are particularly nice.

Once again there’s substance to match the style: VO2 max measuring, stress tracking and the usual steps, calories, distance, heart rate and intensity recording. It does everything you’d want a smartwatch to do with the added benefit of not looking like an oversized kids’ cheapie.

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Garmin Forerunner 25

Simple tracking interface Cheap fitness tracker Still has bluetooth functionality Lacks some of the more high tech features of later models

This is the budget sport watch that many have come to rely on for cheap Garmin deals. It’s a far older model than many listed here and has the low price tag to reflect that, but it also means it lacks some of the more high tech features you may be looking for from your smartwatch. This watch is not for the hardcore fitness trackers among us, but if you’re interested in starting to track your activity and pair your efforts with a cheap smartwatch, you might want to check out these great deals.

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Garmin Forerunner 245

Strong mid-range fitness tracking Screen improvements over 235 Comfortable New tracking features Plastic shell

An upgrade from the favored sport-watch of many, the Forerunner 245 is the much-awaited sequel to the 235 model that performed so well at launch nearly five years ago. The new version of the lightweight, mid-range smartwatch offers comfortable everyday fitness tracking on an upgraded, larger screen. You’re getting far more tracking of far more metrics, including stress, strength, and swimming, as well as a pulse oximeter, a measure of how much oxygen is in your blood often only found in higher price tag models.

This is a sport-watch designed for everyday fitness, so you won’t find more intense features like multi-sport tracking. It’s a fairly new release, though, so you may well find better Garmin deals on the higher range models below.

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

Music! Garmin Pay 7 day battery

The Forerunner 645 is a do-everything smartwatch: you can download up to 500 songs and play them via Bluetooth headphones, or stream from supported third-party services, and you can use it to read and reply to messages and emails.

It has Garmin Pay for contactless payments, a whole host of activity monitoring features (and support for the Running Dynamics Pod and HRM-Run/HRM-Tri monitors) and a really strong battery. You’ll get seven days in smartwatch mode, or five hours in GPS mode with music playing. It’s also water resistant to 5 ATM.

It’s not bad looking either: it’s utilitarian rather than decorative, but it works.

Garmin Forerunner 935

Tons of sensors Multisport A little chunky Music and map features come at a premium

The Forerunner looks a little bit Casio G-Shock for our tastes – it’s not something you’ll want to keep on when you change into your best suit or evening dress – but we can’t argue with its capabilities: it’s a superb multi-sport activity tracker whether you’re a runner, a cyclist or a swimmer. It’s got a barometer, an altimeter and an electronic compass as well as GPS for really accurate tracking; it provides incredibly detailed information on everything from stride length to VO2 max; it’s compatible with chest straps and other external monitors and it syncs nicely with Strava Premium. It’s also very light at just 49g.

While the later model below offers more features as well as music and maps as standard, you’ll find some great Garmin deals on this older model for pure fitness tracking.

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Garmin Forerunner 945

Faster New tracking features and metrics Music, maps, and Garmin Pay as standard Same shell as 935 Expensive

The latest in the 900 series of Garmin Forerunner sport-watches, the 945 iterates on the previous model with more tracking metrics, longer lasting battery and a faster processor under the hood. It includes music, maps and Garmin Pay as standard and offers the new PulseOx blood oxygen level monitoring system. The new model keeps the hardware of the 935 model, but boosts the power inside considerably. A new Sony GPS chip will keep your battery life efficient while offering superior tracking features wherever you are.

If you’re looking for a high quality fitness tracker with a bunch of extra features, superb GPS tracking and maps, efficient battery life, and music but don’t want to splash out on the Fenix series, this is the model for you.

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus

Premium look and feel Does everything Expensive

You get what you pay for, and if you pay for a Fenix 5 Plus you get an awful lot. It’s a premium product with sapphire glass and stainless steel or diamond-like carbon titanium hardware, it connects to not one but three GPS systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo), it has more sensors than you can shake a stick at and it runs for 10 days in smartwatch mode or a whopping eight hours with GPS and music running. It’s quite heavy at 3oz (about 90g) but it looks and feels as indestructible as the Batmobile. It’s massively over the top for a quick run around the park but it’s a seriously smart watch for serious athletes and explorers. Plus, the Fenix 6 is out now so this is a great time to hunt for some sweet Garmin deals on this older model.

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Garmin Fenix 6

Bigger display Robust build quality but light Excellent outdoor tracking High price tag for extra features

The Garmin Fenix 6 is the latest all-terrain multi-sport smart watch in Garmin’s deluxe range. While the core model offers all the training and tracking you’ll need for an amazing range of sports and activites, there are pricier options that also include music, WiFi and maps – as well as solar panels if you opt for the 6X Pro Solar. The software running on the Fenix 5 Plus has been improved for the new model, with a more streamlined interface taking you through your progress and stats. Plus, the Fenix 6 model can now measure your heart rate underwater and GPS connectivity has been greatly improved.

The Fenix 6 is the perfect multi-sport watch for those looking for a more rugged, durable design with second to none outdoor GPS features.

Garmin Approach S60

Sunlight readable display 40,000 preloaded courses Precise maps

How much would you pay to improve your swing or just up your golf game? The Approach S60 offers a lot of useful tech in a package whose screen remains perfectly readable in direct sunlight. It knows of over 40,000 courses, can automatically track your shots and enables you to get the information you need about each hole as you need it. It can even help you with blind shots.

It’s useful off the course as well as on: you can use it to get smartphone notifications (or turn them off when you don’t want your concentration interrupted), you can customize the face and you can compete on leaderboards with friends via the app.

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If you’re not quite sure if any of these Garmin fitness trackers or smartwatches are a good fit for you, take a look at our guide for the best cheap Fitbit sale prices and deals for a list of alternatives.

The best Cyber Monday Fitbit deals you can get right now

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If you’re planning on making an investment in your health at the start of the new year—or know someone on your holiday gifting list who is—a fitness tracker like a Fitbit is one of the best ways to do so. And today, some of our favorite Fitbit models are on sale. Not sure which one you want? Read on to see the best Fitbit deals you can get right now.

1. Charge 3

Our favorite fitness tracker, the Charge 3, is currently at the lowest price we’ve seen. If you’re in search of a fitness tracker that is easy to use, comfortable to wear, and has a long battery life, now’s the time to get it.

Get the Fitbit Charge 3 at Amazon for $99.95 (Save $50)

2. Versa 2

The Versa 2 is one of our editor’s favorite smart fitness watches—and right now, it’s at its lowest price ever. It tracks steps, heart rate, calories burned, and floors climbed, and has on-board Alexa plus apps for Spotify and Pandora. Android users can even reply to texts using speech-to-text.

Get the Fitbit Versa 2 at Amazon for $128.99 (Save $70.96)

3. Inspire HR

This basic Fitbit is a great, all-purpose fitness tracker, with a sleek appearance, long battery life, and consistent sleep and activity tracking, but no bells and whistles.

Get the Fitbit Inspire HR for $68.99 at Amazon (Save $30.96)

4. Versa Lite

The Versa Lite has many of the same qualities as the Versa 2 in a slightly slimmer and more streamlined package. Reviewers like that it’s easy to see the clock face but doesn’t feel too bulky on the wrist and provides an easy way to check up on heart rate, steps, and sleep.

Get the Versa Lite at Amazon for $98.99 (Save $60.96)

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Cyber Monday Fitbit Deals 2019: Best Charge 3, Alta HR, Versa 2, Ionic & Blaze Smartwatch & Activity Tracker Deals Reviewed by Spending Lab

BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Fitbit Cyber Monday 2019 deals are here. Find the latest savings on the Charge 3, Versa 2, Ace & Alta HR listed below by the deals experts at Spending Lab.

Best Fitbit deals:

  • Save up to 75% on the latest Fitbit smartwatches, activity trackers & bands at Walmart – click the link for the latest prices on the latest Fitbit models such as the Versa 2, Charge 3 & more top-rated activity tracker
  • Save up to $60 on Fitbit Versa 2, Ionic & more Fitbit models – check the full range of Fitbit activity trackers, smartwatches & smart scales on sale until end of 12/2 at the Fitbit online store
  • Save up to 43% on a wide range of Fitbit Versa, Ionic, Charge, Alta & Surge activity trackers & smartwatches at Amazon – savings available on top rated Fitbit activity trackers and smartwatches
  • $50 off the Fitbit Charge 3 & Versa 2 now at Fitbit.com – deal valid until 12/2
  • Save up to $50 on the brand new Fitbit Versa 2 – check the latest deals on the Versa 2 and Versa 2 Special Edition smartwatches at Walmart
  • Save up to $60 on the Fitbit Versa Lite – at Walmart
  • Save up to $50 on Fitbit Versa 2, Versa & Versa Lite smartwatches at Amazon – check deals on the latest Fitbit Versa 2 and Versa smartwatches
  • $50 off the Fitbit Charge 3 now – limited time deal available at Amazon
  • Save up to 33% on Fitbit Charge 3, 2 & Charge HR activity trackers at Amazon
  • Save up to $38 on the Fitbit Charge 2 at Amazon
  • Save up to $45 on the Fitbit Alta HR activity tracker – on sale now at Amazon
  • Save up to $100 on Fitbit Ionic smartwatch – at Walmart
  • Save up to 31% on Fitbit Inspire HR Heart Rate & Fitness Tracker at Walmart
  • Save on Fitbit Aria smart scales – check the latest deals available on Fitbit Aria 2 & Aria Air smart scales at Amazon

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Fitbit has state-of-the-art technology enabling people to keep track of their weight and activities – sleep included – day in and day out. A health-buff’s ultimate best friend may be any of the Fitbit products. The Charge 3 Special Edition is the only model that has Fitbit Pay. The Alta HR was upgraded to the special addition with the heart rate sensor now found at the bottom of the device. The Versa line – Versa, Versa 3, and Versa Lite – features all day heart rate tracking, swim tracking, and all day motivation. Charge 2, Ace, Blaze and Flex are also some of the preferred smartwatches from Fitbit.

Shoppers looking to get more serious and motivated with getting fit and healthy should consider using one of Fitbit’s activity trackers. One of the best Fitbit smartwatches is the Fitbit Versa 2 with Spotify and Amazon Alexa support. The first Fitbit Versa is also a better value buy now with price reductions resulting from the release of newer models. For a more all-purpose fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 3 is a top choice, as proven by the numerous awards it has received. Savings on these Fitbits are available during Cyber Monday.

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CYBER Monday is here, and the offers are still going strong.

With big discounts still available to snap up, it’s the perfect time to snap up a Fitbit, and to make it easier we’ve put together all the best deals.

2 Black Friday is a great opportunity to upgrade your smartwatchCredit: Getty – Contributor *Just because products are in the Cyber Monday sale, doesn’t mean you can’t find the same thing, or similar, cheaper elsewhere. Always shop around to find the best offers.

There’s offers on the Versa, Charge and Ionic – the only problem will be deciding which one to go for.

Best live Fitbit Cyber Monday deals 2019

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When is Cyber Monday 2019?

Cyber Monday comes hot on the heels of Black Friday, landing on December 2 in 2019.

Most retailers will keep their Black Friday offers live until this date and some will even drop fresh offers for the tech-focused sale.

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How to get a great deal on a Fitbit on Cyber Monday

Make sure you shop around a bit before you buy this Cyber Monday to make sure you get the best deal.

Plenty of retailers are likely to have offers on Fitbits, so its worth checking out the likes of Amazon, Argos, John Lewis and Currys PC World before you buy to get the best possible price.

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  • Currys PC World
  • Argos
  • Boots
  • John Lewis
  • Debenhams

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