The Best Prime Day smartwatch deals for 2020: The best deals still live

Despite Prime Day having officially ended, there are still some amazing Amazon Prime Day deals on smartwatches, and we’ve got all the best deals right here. The days when folks puzzled over why they needed a smartwatch when they already had a smartphone in their pocket are gone — and there are plenty of advantages to wearing a wrist-based computing device, from tracking your fitness to receiving calls and texts.

You’ll find many smartwatches are compatible with either the iPhone or Android operating systems — but make sure to check before you buy. The latest three generations of the Apple Watch, for example, are only compatible with Apple’s iPhone range, and they’re a go-to for those using iOS. Prefer Android phones, or simply don’t want an Apple Watch? There are plenty of choices for you, too, including watches compatible with Samsung, Google, LG, and other phones that run on Android.

Below are the best smartwatch deals we’ve found so far. You can also take a look at our list of Prime Day Apple Watch deals, Garmin fitness watch sales, and Prime Day Samsung Galaxy Watch deals to find your perfect deal.

Today’s best Prime Day smartwatch deals

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (GPS, Bluetooth, 41mm)

$339 $400
With advanced health monitoring and intuitive fitness features, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is a powerful smartwatch for the athlete on the move, combining looks, brawn, and all the brains.
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Fitbit Versa 2

$129 $200
Ready to get fit? The Versa 2 tracks your heart rate, sleep, and workouts, with a streamlined interface and built-in Amazon Alexa. You can set it up to send you personalized fitness reminders, too.
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Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle (GPS, 44mm)

$179 $295
For a sleek and stylish smartwatch that comes with all the functionality and none of the bulk, the Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle is the perfect option for the stylish intellectual with a passion for fashion.
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Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire Smartwatch (GPS, 51mm) - Slate Gray with Black Band

$383 $600
The Garmin Fenix 5X may be an older model but it's still a great sports watch, with Glonass tracking for challenging hikes, plus preloaded run profiles, full color Topo mapping, and long battery life.
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Fitbit Versa 3

$200 $230
With built-in GPS, leave your phone at home and get active with the Versa 3. It has 6 + days battery life, so you'll never run out of juice, and fully charges in just 12 minutes.
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Garmin Vivoactive 4S GPS Smartwatch (40mm)

$250 $350
This is the perfect watch for keeping track of your runs and workouts. It features GPS tracking, music, energy monitoring, and more than 20 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm, Bluetooth)

$125 $280
With this Samsung Galaxy Watch you can stay connected while looking smart. Keep tabs on your health and wellness with sleep tracking and hydration reminders, and make payments with Samsung Pay.
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Fossil Gen 5 Julianna Smartwatch

$179 $295
This gorgeous rose gold smartwatch tracks workouts at home and outside with built-in GPS and Google Fit, and the smart battery mode extends battery life for days. It works with Android and iPhone.
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Fitbit Versa Lite

$129 $160
The only fitness tracker you'll ever need, the Versa Lite has heart-rate and sleep monitoring, over 15 exercise modes to track your workouts, and a lightweight, swimproof design (to 50 metres).
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Diesel On Men's Axial Touchscreen Stainless Steel Smartwatch

$310 $350
This industrial sports watch doesn't just come with a tough-as-nails exterior, it also offers some technological features like heart rate tracking, GPS-tracking, and a 24-hour battery life.
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Fitbit Ionic

$189 $250
The Ionic is the fitness smartwatch for the music lover. It has GPS to accurately track your workout, and space for over 300 songs so you can listen to your jam while you get fit.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch in Rose Gold (42mm, Bluetooth)

$105 $260
With this watch you can stay active and prioritize wellness. Track your sleep cycle, get hydration reminders, and enjoy up to five days of battery life from a single charge.
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Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire Edition GPS Smartwatch

$350 $750
The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire Edition GPS Smartwatch is a flagship model that boasts a rugged design for any adventure seeker. It also features health tracking to help you achieve your fitness goal
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Fossil Women's Gen 4 Venture HR Stainless Steel Smartwatch

$99 $275
A chic option for women, this watch provides smartphone notifications and GPS while ensuring your wrist looks seriously stylish thanks to its rose gold case and grey strap.
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Fossil Hybrid Commuter Smartwatch (42mm)

$119 $175
If you're in the market for a smartwatch without losing the classic wristwatch look, the Fossil Hybrid Commuter is a great option, designed with convenient features that make life a walk in the park.
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Michael Kors Access Gen 5 Lexington Smartwatch Powered with WearOS by Google

$245 $350
This stylish Michael Kors watch not only looks amazing, it means you can leave your phone at home with built-in Google Assistant, Google Pay, GPS, and smartphone notifications.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (41mm, Bluetooth)

$140 $400
Trade in and get one of the best smartwatches in Samsung's catalog, to manage your life from your wrist, with heart health monitoring, advanced run coaching and auto workout tracking to keep you fit.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (41mm, LTE)

$190 $450
The Galaxy Watch 3 packs the functionality and style of a fitness tracker with the epitome of a truly smart watch. With a simple yet effective design, this is a must-buy.
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Kate Spade New York Scallop 2 Smartwatch (41mm)

$129 $278
All style, all substance — the Kate Spade New York Scallop 2 smartwatch is the ultimate fashionista's dream come true, offering the power of the world without tarnishing your perfect aesthetic.
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Ticwatch Smartwatch, E Shadow

$100 $160
Everyone in the family can enjoy the solid connectivity and fitness tracking functionalities of the Ticwatch at this affordable price. Enjoy having Google Assistant always on hand -- or wrist.
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Garmin Vivomove 3S Hybrid Smartwatch in Rose Gold/Navy Blue

$180 $250
Dress to impress with this hybrid smartwatch which combines analog good looks with advanced smart features and up to five days' battery life in smart mode.
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Fossil Gen 5 Julianna Smartwatch (44mm)

$179 $295
With day-long battery life and three smart battery modes to extend it even further, the Gen 5 smartwatch is ideal if you're always forgetting to charge your watch - and it has Wear OS by Google too.
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Fossil Gen 5 Garrett Smartwatch (46mm)

$179 $295
With a plethora of features to keep you in tip-top shape as well as convenient utility for everyday usage, the Fossil Gen 5 Garrett smartwatch is an excellent tool for the every man with style.
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Fitbit Sense Smartwatch

$280 $330
If you've ever wanted a personal doctor, the Fitbit Sense smartwatch is the next best thing, packed with a myriad of health monitoring features to keep the health-savvy at their best possible shape.
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Garmin Vivofit Jr. Kids Activity Tracker

$40 $80
Get a great discount on this fitness tracker and get your little one moving and away from the TV, computer, or mobile. With a one-year battery life, it never needs recharging, and it's swim-friendly.
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Fitbit Inspire 2

$69 $100
This fitness tracker's 10-day battery life means you don't need to worry about running out of juice, and it boasts in-built sleep tracking, plus fitness tracking for a range of activities.
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Michael Kors Gen 5 Bradshaw Smartwatch (44mm)

$245 $350
For the best in affordable luxury convenience, the Michael Kors Gen 5 Bradshaw is one of the most budget-friendly high-end smartwatches for the smart user with an itch for style.
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Garmin Instinct Smartwatch with GPS

$250 $330
This outdoors-focused smartwatch is thermal, shock, and water-resistant, with GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo to keep your hike on track and the TracBack feature to help you navigate back the way you came.
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Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular, 40mm)

$309 $329
Available in Space Gray or Plum, the Apple Watch SE is an excellent, well-rounded tool with up to 2 x faster processor than the Series 3. It'll even notify you when your heart rate's low or high.
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Fossil Men's Gen 4 Explorist HR Touchscreen Smartwatch

$228 $275
Not all smartwatches have to look "techie." This Fossil watch combines a sleek style with powerful Wear OS capabilities to track heart rate, get smartphone notifications, control music, and much more

Should I shop on Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?

With Black Friday only a month after Prime Day this year, it’s possible Amazon won’t see a second restock in time for Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales. Shoppers also run the chance of competing with more buyers on Black Friday and then putting up with hefty shipping delays. If you’re worried about these smartwatches seeing a bigger discount for Black Friday, rest easy. We don’t anticipate prices varying by much between these two events. Get a jump on your holiday shopping this year and shop these Prime Day smartwatch deals instead of waiting until late November to get spending. But don’t forget, today is the last day to get these amazing Prime Day discounts!

Are any Prime Day smartwatch deals too good to be true?

Before you start shopping for a new smartwatch, make sure to put in a little research beforehand. Check to see the different brand offerings and the type of features you want. Also, spend some time checking out the different reviews and ratings of your chosen smartwatch. When looking for smartwatch bands or any other accessories always stick to name brands and brands that you’ve heard of before. Never jump too quickly on a heavily discounted product before putting in some research — if a deal seems suspicious, there’s probably a reason.

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How to choose a smartwatch in 2020

There are a lot of great smartwatches on the market and if you’re a smartwatch newbie, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by all of the options out there. Here are a few things to keep in mind while you shop these Prime Day smartwatch deals.

Operating system: The most important aspect of buying a new smartwatch is to make sure it’s compatible with your smartphone. With compatibility, you can answer texts and calls straight from your watch. That said, not every smartwatch is compatible with every mobile device. Apple Watches only pair with iOS devices. Wear OS smartwatches on the other hand work with both Android and Apple devices, albeit with some limitations. Tizen smartwatches like the Samsung Galaxy Watch also pair well with iPhones and other Android devices, as well as Samsung’s own Galaxy phones.

Style: Most smartwatches have interchangeable bands so you can select the style you want. The Apple Watch Series 6 offers tons of options from leather bands to woven sport bands. The Fitbit Versa 2 also has a couple of different sport band options. So, if presentation or style is something that does matter to you, make sure to check all the available bands and casing styles of your chosen smartwatch before you commit.

Always-on display: If you’re a traditionalist you’re going to need a watch with an always-on display to mimic your regular watch. It’s important to note that not all smartwatches have an always-on display (any Apple Watch before the Series 4 and the recently released Apple Watch SE doesn’t) so if that’s important to you, make sure to check if your smartwatch carries this feature.

Battery life: This is a big one. If you don’t want the hassle of charging your watch every night, you need a smartwatch that has a battery life that lasts days, not hours. The Fitbit Versa 2 for example, has a battery life of about five days while the newest Apple Watch Series 6 only has a battery life of about 18 hours.

Fitness tracker: Most active users are probably looking for a watch that’s both sweat and water-resistant, as well as doing a decent job of counting calories burned and measuring heart rate. Though most smartwatches have basic fitness trackers, some smartwatches are better at this than others. If you can afford to spend a little bit more, look for a watch that offers accurate fitness tracking, can measure ECG, has an in-built GPS, and has fall detection.

The last thing to keep in mind is the price of your new watch. If you need all of the above features, be prepared to spend upwards of $300. However, if you’re willing to compromise, there are a ton of smartwatches, like the Apple Watch Series 3 or the Fitbit Versa Lite, priced well below $200.

However, if for any reason you miss these deals, there are always Black Friday Apple Watch deals to look forward to.

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