7 best Amazon Prime Day wearable deals: Apple Watch, Garmin, Samsung

Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 7 is the best all-around smartwatch on the market, and the launch of watchOS 9 in fall 2022 should significantly boost its already strong fitness tracking capabilities.

Corey Gaskin

Despite all the shoddy deals it offers, Amazon’s Prime Day sale can still be a great time to pick up a bargain on a worthwhile laptop. We’ve sifted through the trash to highlight the best smartwatch and fitness tracker deals we’re currently seeing from the event.

This year, the Apple Watch Series 7 hits an all-time high to top this list, as does Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4. We called these two the best all-around smartwatches for iPhone and Android, respectively, in our guide to the best smartwatches.

If you’re more serious about fitness tracking than smartwatch capabilities, there are also a number of deals on Garmin watches that we like, including models from the Forerunner, Fenix ​​and Vivoactive ranges. All of our picks below have solid hardware foundations in terms of health sensors – all but one will soon be chosen in our next guide to the best fitness trackers – and their differences mainly lie in the depth of tools and metrics specific to the device. activity they offer. Below, we break down which Garmin watch may be best for you, along with the rest of our list of the best wearable deals.

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Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm) smartwatch for $279 ($335) (GPS + Cellular for $379)
Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm) smartwatch for $309 ($365) (GPS + Cellular for $409)

The Apple Watch Series 7 is the best all-round smartwatch on the market. It has state-of-the-art health hardware for heart rate, ECG, and blood oxygen monitoring, as well as GPS and music storage. If you opt for the cellular version, you can truly leave your iPhone at home, because the Apple Watch can make and receive calls and texts from your wrist, during workouts, swimming, hiking or a quiet walk. The device’s unrivaled third-party support means that many of your favorite iPhone apps have Apple Watch counterparts, often with complications built in for quick access from the main watch face. Cellular and non-cellular versions are on sale at the lowest prices we’ve tracked, and in a variety of sizes, colors, and configurations.

Garmin's Vivoactive 4 is the best blend of smartwatch aesthetics and the company's fitness tracking capability on this list.  It has all the fitness tools of an Apple Watch SE (heart rate, blood oxygen, GPS, music storage) and an always-on display, which the SE lacks.
Enlarge / Garmin’s Vivoactive 4 is the best blend of smartwatch aesthetics and the company’s fitness tracking capability on this list. It has all the fitness tools of an Apple Watch SE (heart rate, blood oxygen, GPS, music storage) and an always-on display, which the SE lacks.

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Garmin Vivoactive 4 (45mm) smartwatch for $188 ($280)
Garmin Vivoactive 4S (40mm) smartwatch for $188 ($270)

Garmin Vivoactive 4/4S is a great option for a well-equipped smartwatch with traditional watch looks. With a heart rate sensor, blood oxygen monitor, GPS, music storage and contactless payments onboard, it covers just about every smartwatch and fitness essential. Add in menstrual cycle tracking, a built-in altimeter, 5ATM water resistance, and it’s roughly comparable to an Apple Watch SE in terms of hardware. It can’t match Apple from an app perspective, but its battery life is far better than any Apple Watch, up to eight days.

True to its name, the Vivoactive is ideal for more active wearers, offering a range of activity tracking options with deeper analytics – VO₂ max, heart rate zones, swimming SWOLF scores and a suite of tools golf, to name a few. many wearable devices currently provide, Apple Watch included. There are even on-screen exercise animations for some of the workouts that you can load onto the watch. At this new low of $188, it is one of the highest values ​​on this list.

Garmin's Venu Sq Music is perhaps the best value on this list for what you get.
Enlarge / Garmin’s Venu Sq Music is perhaps the best value on this list for what you get.

Corey Gaskin