Just because more of us are working at home, doesn’t mean that our days are any more manageable. Browsing our Apple Watch deals and Samsung Galaxy Watch deals, you can easily find a smartwatch that can help organize your day, lessen your stress, and help with health and exercise, too. Keeping tabs on fitness and health have never been so essential, or easier, and a smartwatch can be the best way to do it. And right now, at Amazon, you can get the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and the Apple Watch Series 5. Those are huge discounts.
— $299, was $400
These is a great looking watch that’s just as high-level in terms of performance. So many watches are big rectangular things that scream “smartwatch” from a block away. The Galaxy Watch 3 is more sophisticated, and has a traditional appearance in its design, but is still loaded with advanced features. We loved how seamlessly the software played, and the rotating bezel made controlling the watch a cinch. Also, for those looking for peace of mind, the battery holds up beautifully against other watches in the same class.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has fantastic health tracking features for a watch that looks, at first glance, like it could have been your dad’s. It’s got a round, 1.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 360 x 360 pixel resolution, along with more than 50,000 watch faces to choose from. And th brand has placed the buttons intelligently, so that you won’t smudge the screen when you’re making adjustments or checking your texts. It’s powered by Samsung’s Tizen OS (the processing is lightning fast) and comes with multiple health functions for monitoring the wearer’s heart rate, blood oxygen, and sleeping patterns. There’s even a health feature that detects if you’ve fallen down. The fitness tracking is not as accurate as some of the other watches we’ve seen, but there are more than 120 home workout programs to choose from. An amazing all-around watch, now 25% off.
— $329, was $429
“Near-perfect” is what our reviewers called the Apple Watch Series 5. This smartwatch is so effective, it can replace your smart phone for short periods of time. This version comes with Apple’s sport band, which is fun, easy, and perfect for tackling your workout, or your workday. It’s usually hard to argue with Apple’s boundary-pushing and ultra-stylish design, and this Watch adds an array of actually useful fitness and health features. Also, it’s always-on display means you don’t have to fiddle with any buttons; you can glance at your watch — in a meeting or on the street — and get all the info you need.
Apple upped the processor on the Series 5, as well as the storage, so while the smartwatch is physically the same size and weight, you’re dealing with a faster, more powerful machine. There’s an internal compass, too, another great new add. But that’s just the start. In the previous version, you needed to raise your wrist to activate the phone from sleep mode; with this version the digital clock is always glowing, and there are tons of watch faces to choose from. In terms of exercise tracking, it’s formidable. Your stats and corresponding metrics — like your steps, or how many situps you’ve just completed — are available almost immediately as you start your routine. And it goes way beyond that; tracking your VO2 Max Data, hourly movement, relaxation, and calories burnt. Also, there’s an ECG monitor, which is an phenomenal health feature for anyone concerned with irregularities in their cardiac behavior during exercise. Smartwatches don’t get much better, and this one is $100 off right now.
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