Smartwatch and fitness tracker deals are so abundant here on Cyber Monday that we’ve decided to dedicate an entire story to them. Fitness trackers can be great for keeping tabs on things like step counts, blood oxygen levels, and sleep data, while smartwatches are handy for filtering out notifications, controlling music, various safety features, and generally using your phone a little less. I didn’t actually think I’d like a smartwatch until I received one for Christmas. They’re amazing! If your upcoming New Year’s resolutions will be fitness-based, a little wrist tech can help you stay on track. Read on for our favorite deals on reviewer-approved gear.
We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. The discount amounts we show are based on actual street prices at retailers in the past few months. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be
crossed out. We’ll update this guide periodically.
Our guide to the Best Smartwatches can help you decide.
The Series 9 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) isn’t enough of a leap forward to justify replacing your Apple Watch Series 8 (or even your Series 7), but if you’re buying into the Apple Watch ecosystem for the first time or replacing your even-older smartwatch, you’ll find a host of spiffy, new features, such as daylight tracking and haptic gesture control. And of course, if you’re an iPhone user, the Watch pairs quickly and easily, making setup almost a complete non-issue.
The Series 9 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is the latest Apple Watch. If you haven’t updated recently, it’s faster with improved battery life and a brighter display. The next-gen ultra-wideband chip lets you precision-locate your iPhone or AirPods anywhere in your home. There’s also a new Double Tap feature where tapping your index finger and thumb triggers functions like hanging up a call or playing your music.
If you don’t need all the extensive capabilities that come with the Apple Watch Series 9, then the second-generation Apple Watch SE is a great option for most people. It can still track important health and fitness features, and with the latest S8 chip, you’ll also get the redesigned Compass app and Crash Detection. It has support for WatchOS 10 too, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on the latest software updates. The 44-mm version is also on sale for $209 ($70 off).
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is only a month old but it’s already on sale. It’s our favorite smartwatch for outdoor sports. It packs a new (and bright) 3,000-nit display, the latest S9 chip for faster processing, and the new ultra-wideband chip for precision-locating your phone. As with last year’s version, it also comes equipped with a useful Action button and the three-mic array. It’s a great option if you’re heavily into outdoor sports and are looking for a rugged, full-functioning smartwatch to take along with you. It’s also the Apple Watch with the best battery life thanks to its massive size.
The Galaxy Watch6 Classic has some exclusive features for Samsung phone owners only—like the electrocardiogram—but technically any Android owner can use this smartwatch. It has better battery life than an Apple Watch, smooth performance, and a fun mechanical rotating bezel. You can save some dough on the standard Galaxy Watch6 if you don’t care for the mechanical bezel.
Samsung’s latest Galaxy Watch (7/10, WIRED Reviewed) is a comfy and feature-packed Android alternative to the Apple Watch. Not all of its features work quite as well as we’d like, but this is a loaded smartwatch and fitness tracker and this price adds up to a good value, especially for Samsung phone owners. You can also get the 40mm version for even less.
This full-featured Wear OS smartwatch has some of the best battery life you’ll find—roughly three days—despite its capabilities. That’s thanks to a smart dual-layer display that barely sips juice when you’re not using the watch. Read more about it in our Best Smartwatches guide.
This barely smart watch looks attractive and barely ever needs recharging thanks to Casio’s Tough Solar tech. It has a stopwatch, a compass, and a barometer, plus it’s rugged yet comfy. Read more in our Best Smartwatches guide.
Be sure to check out our guide to the Best Fitness Trackers for additional context.
The Fitbit Charge 6 (7/10, WIRED Review) is the newest version in the Charge lineup. Its predecessor remains our favorite fitness tracker, but this price is the best we’ve seen for the newest model. The companion app leaves a bit to be desired, there’s no fall detection, and Bluetooth connectivity is glitchy. You should also be aware that to access every feature, you’ll need a Fitbit Premium subscription that costs $10 per month. (A free 6-month trial is included with your purchase.) With all that being said, especially at this price, the Fitbit Charge 6 is a simple and focused fitness tracker with a pretty robust suite of health metrics.
The Fitbit Inspire 3 offers the best battery life you can get on a Fitbit right now: up to 10 days, depending on how you use it. The display is a bit too small for our liking, but it’s better than you’d find in other versions of the Inspire. The price is right and better than we’ve seen all year. Read more about the Inspire 3 in our guide to the Best Fitbits.
We make no bones about it. The Versa 4 is the best Fitbit smartwatch, as we say in our guide to the Best Fitbits. The claimed six-day battery life impressed us, but what really impressed us was that real-world testing actually lived up to the claim—if you don’t leave the display on the entire time. A vibrant, 1.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen is easy and snappy to use, and the old third-party apps have been replaced by Google apps, such as Maps. Built-in Google Assistant joins Amazon’s Alexa, and GPS and Fitbit’s latest PurePulse heart-rate sensor round out the rich features list.
Withings just released the ScanWatch 2, so the first generation of the company’s watch to be cleared by the FDA is now heavily discounted. This hybrid smartwatch (8/10, WIRED Recommends) looks exactly like an analog watch with a host of reliable health and fitness features.
This tiny bundle of sensors can track your activity and sleep through the day and night. There’s no screen, but it offloads data to the companion app, which tries to guide you towards a healthier lifestyle and boost your fitness levels. The Whoop 4 was named the most wearable tracker in our Best Fitness Trackers guide, and is one of our picks of the Best Sleep Trackers. The subscription is pricey at $30/month, but you get a year included with this deal.
The Instinct 2S Solar (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best value for the money in the sports watch category. It has insanely good battery life thanks to its small, sharp monochrome screen. The Instinct can track an incredible array of fitness-related features and has three GPS systems to pinpoint location and distance, even at sea or under tree cover. It’s also our lead fitness band reviewer Adrienne So’s favorite watch.
Garmin’s Forerunner line of GPS-enabled fitness trackers is bewilderingly complex, but this is our favorite (8/10, WIRED Recommends). You get great battery life in a lightweight, comfortable watch. There’s all the detailed fitness tracking you’d expect, especially for running, hiking, and cycling. It also has pretty good sleep tracking. The Music version is also on sale for $300 ($100 off). It allows you to store and listen to music via Bluetooth headphones. If you’re not sure which model to get, have a look at our guide to picking the right Garmin.
The Oura Ring is one of the first, and arguably one of the best, models of fitness tracker that you don’t have to wear on your wrist. Every model has a discount, although not all of them are the same price off. You will still need a $6/month Oura membership to access many of the best features.
The Ultrahuman Ring Air (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is a fitness and sleep tracking ring that doesn’t require a subscription. Made from titanium, it comes in a few different colors, and tracks your movements through the day and night to give you a huge data dump in the companion app. The fitness tracking is flaky and the black version scuffs easily, but the battery life is quite good (four days).
Accessory and Charger Deals
Our pick for the best pad in our Apple 3-in-1 chargers guide, the Nomad Base One Max has a MagSafe pad that officially supports 15 watts to recharge your iPhone at the fastest speeds possible. There’s also an Apple Watch charger that is perfect for Nightstand mode (though it doesn’t charge at the fastest possible rate). There’s a spot behind the watch for your AirPods. It’s heavy and comes with a 2-meter USB-C to USB-C cable, but you need to snag your own 30W charger (also 30 percent off right now).
This is currently our favorite Apple 3-in-1 wireless charger. The T-shaped design is compact, so it won’t take up that much space on your nightstand or desk, and the charging tree suspends two of your devices midair. You can use it to charge your iPhone (at the fastest 15-watt charging speed Apple allows), fast-charge the Apple Watch Series 7/8/9/Ultra, and use the base to charge your AirPods Pro (or AirPods with a wireless charging case) simultaneously all from a single outlet. It’s normally around $150 but was discounted to $100 in August, so it’s possible that Black Friday won’t be your last opportunity to snag it for less.
The MagSafe Duo makes for an excellent travel companion if you own an iPhone and an Apple Watch. Rather than packing separate chargers, the MagSafe Duo combines chargers for both all within a compact, foldable form factor. You can also use it to charge your AirPods (if it comes with a wireless charging case) and other Qi-certified devices.