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With Amazon Prime Day underway, now is the time to buy (or upgrade) your smartwatch. In addition to fitness and sleep tracking, the best smartwatches are essentially a second screen for your phone or another device for playing music. While Prime Day deals might not always be for the latest versions, the models on sale are all highly rated and still have plenty of functionality.
Here are the best smartwatch sales on Amazon for Prime Day:
When people imagine a smartwatch they often think, “Apple Watch.” It’s the device that redefined what smartwatches are and still one of the best on the market. The Apple Watch Series 3 has an optical heart rate sensor, is swim-proof, and was only supplanted from my wrist when the Series 4 was released. It’s the perfect companion to your iPhone and a great device overall. And now, for Prime Day, you can grab a 42mm Apple Watch for $199 (36% off) or a 38mm for $169 (39% off).
The Garmin Fenix 5X is one of my favorite smartwatches. It’s seen me through half-marathon training and is, frankly, the pinnacle of Garmin’s smartwatch design. It features a wrist-based heart rate monitor and also comes with Wi-Fi, which is handy for keeping run data transferring smoothly between the watch and Garmin Connect. If you’ve never used a Garmin GPS watch, there’s a lot of data to parse. Add in the smartwatch capabilities and fitness tracker-style data of the Fenix 5X, you can get quickly overwhelmed. Luckily, users can do a lot of the arranging of screens and setting of daily goals from the Garmin Connect app.
As a smartwatch, the Fenix 5 does a superior job of letting you know what’s happening on your phone, providing you with verbose notifications. (If it pops up on your screen, it pops up on your wrist.) You can also accept or decline incoming calls, which is handy when you’re running with a mic-enabled headset. With an impressive battery life, the Fenix 5X will automatically monitor your sleep as well. While it’s not backlit, the sapphire crystal allows the watch to be readable in full sunlight, there’s no wrist yoga required. Pick one up right now for $399, $200 off its usual price.
Want fitness tracking, smartwatch notifications, wrist-based payments, VO2 max stress tracking and more, but don’t want to pay a fortune? Then the Garmin vivoactive 3 is exactly what you need. Backed by the Garmin Connect app, the Garmin vivoactive 3 can do a lot of what more expensive Garmin devices do, but for considerably less. It’s also the first vivoactive tracker that features Garmin Pay, a contactless payment system. The vivoactive 3 is 46% off for Prime Day, bringing the price to an incredibly low $149.
And what if you don’t need to make calls from your wrist or track your blood oxidation level? What if all you want is something that helps keep you active and motivates you to be a little healthier? Then grab the Fitbit Inspire Fitness Tracker. It automatically tracks your activity throughout the day, buzzing to remind you that need to get moving. It has a 5-day battery, so you can wear it to bed for sleep tracking. During Prime Day, you can get one for 29% off, pushing the price down to $49. That’s some serious savings for a seriously useful tracker.
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