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It’s only Tuesday, but that won’t stop you from scoring an earlysmart watch discount from or Fitbit. Take a look on Amazon and you’ll find the brand new with a discount across the entire lineup. Meanwhile, Best Buy has every model in the discounted by at least $100 — and you can save $300 on the higher-end, stainless steel version, too. As for Fitbit, Amazon has the Fitbit Versa 2 for $149 — a full $50 off the list price.
But that’s only the start. Weto some watches on Black Friday. The (and elsewhere) for $159 (42mm) and $129 (38mm). And Walmart has already lowered the entry-level price to $199 for the cellular equivalent or $170 for the 38mm GPS model.
Check our links below for the best price on every Fitbit and Apple Watch model — those available now, and the ones in the next few days. Also, as far as the Apple Watches go, some of these have the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
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We recently awarded the Fitbit Versa 2 an Editors’ Choice award, citing its reasonable price, long-lasting battery and compatibility across Android and iOS. We called it “one of the best examples of a hybrid fitness tracker and smartwatch you can buy.” Normally $200, it’s on sale for a limited time for $150, or $50 off, at various retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Fitbit’s own site. It’s a very good deal, if we don’t say so ourselves.
Read our Fitbit Versa 2 review.
This is the Black Friday price for the special edition Versa, which includes all of the usual fare as well as a special woven band and Fitbit Pay’s on-the-go payment capabilities.
Apple Watch Series 3 discounts
Note:(and elsewhere) this week starting Wednesday, Nov. 27, for $129 (38mm) and $159 (42mm). See below for details. In the meantime, the best deals are as follows:
Apple Watch Series 4 discounts
Apple Watch Series 5 discounts
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We know that the Series 3 42mm model will also be on sale this week for $159 — its all-time low. Right now, the best price — that’s $200 — is at Amazon.
Read our Apple Watch Series 3 review.
The Fitbit Versa Lite Edition is a more budget-friendly, feature-reduced version of the Versa watch. This one will go down to $99 when the Black Friday sales kick off later this week.
The Inspire HR is an even more affordable slim band-type tracker that also gets notifications and does more than you probably realize. It’s scheduled to go down to $69 this week.
Apple Watch discounts, compared
|List price||Best price (current)||Best price (all-time)|
|Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (38mm)||$199||$170||$170|
|Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (42mm)||$229||$229||$220|
|Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (38mm)||$299||$199||$199|
|Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (42mm)||$329||$304||$234|
|Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (40mm)||$399||$299||$299|
|Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (44mm)||$429||$329||$329|
|Apple Watch Series 4 GPS + Cellular (40mm)||$499||$349||$349|
|Apple Watch Series 4 GPS + Cellular (44mm)||$529||$379||$379|
|Apple Watch Series 5 GPS (40mm)||$399||$355||$355|
|Apple Watch Series 5 GPS (44mm)||$429||$385||$385|
|Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular (40mm)||$499||$454||$454|
|Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular (44mm)||$529||$485||$485|
The Apple Watch Series 4 has now been discontinued. The “list price” given here shows Apple’s previous retail price.
Originally published earlier this year. Regularly updated to reflect new sale prices.