2018 may finally be the year you trade in your analogue watch for something a little smarter. Over the last few years wearable devices from companies like Apple, Fitbit and Garmin have become helpful tools that keep you connected while kicking your butt into shape. And with Black Friday deals like these, buying a smartwatch or fitness tracker is more tempting than ever.
But before you start looking for deals, its important to figure out what you need in a wearable or you may end up spending more on features you don’t need. Designated fitness bands like Fitbit’s Charge 3 and or Garmin’s Vivofit tend to be cheaper options. You get basic activity tracking, watch features and notifications, but you’re limited by a smaller screen.
Smartwatches like the Apple Watch, Fitbit Versa, or Samsung Gear for example, will still have a lot of the same fitness tracking functionality as the previous trackers, but they have more controls on the screen and can even become a secondary phone. The downside is they do tend to be bulkier and more expensive.
Now that you have a clearer idea of what you want, let’s save you some money. We’ll be sure to update this post with bothand later this week. In the meantime, check out our and in all their glory.
Just keep in mind:
- Terms of the deal vary, so where possible we’ve listed when and where to get the sale price from each retailer.
- The deals below are current as of Nov. 8, and include Best Buy and Walmart later this week, for example), we’ll include them too. , and Shopko. When more retailers’ deals come in (we expect
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- We linked to the current listing at the retailer’s website when one was available, but of course sale pricing won’t be available until the sale begins.