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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Garmin Vivoactive 4S GPS Smartwatch (40mm)

$290 $350
This is the perfect watch for smaller wrists. With its rose gold case and white band it features GPS tracking, music, energy monitoring, and more than 20 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps.
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Garmin Instinct Smartwatch with GPS

$207 $300
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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Michael Kors Access Gen 5 Lexington Smartwatch Powered with WearOS by Google

$228 $325
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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Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch in Mulberry

$125 $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

$316 $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 in Charcoal/Smoke Grey

$179 $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)

$155 $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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Fossil Men's Gen 4 Explorist HR Touchscreen Smartwatch

$236 $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
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Garmin fēnix 5 GPS Smartwatch, Slate Gray

$471 $500
The Garmin Fenix 5 is an older model that is still a great fitness partner for athletes with built-in activity profiles, performance metrics, and smart notifications.
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Fossil Women's Gen 4 Venture HR Stainless Steel Smartwatch

$195 $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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Garmin Vivoactive 4

$297 $350
Pick up this silver smartwatch with a grey band and you can enjoy animated workouts to help you hone your technique, plus GPS, Pulse Ox sensors, and body energy monitoring.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch in Midnight Black (42mm)

$219 $260
With its cool rotating bezel navigation and stellar battery life, this smartwatch from Samsung is the one you need. Samsung Pay and fitness tracking means you can leave your phone at home.
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Fossil Women's Sport Metal and Silicone Touchscreen Smartwatch

$199 $275
Strike a balance between function and flair with the Fossil Gen 4 Sport women's smartwatches. Powered by Google's WearOS, it has 24-hour battery life and weighs up to 40% less than other models.
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Certified Refurbished Apple Watches

Up to $180 off

When it comes to Apple Watches, you can save a generous buck by opting for a refurbished option without losing out on any of the functionality of a brand-new one.
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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm

$187 $200
This Apple Watch comes with a Space Gray aluminum case and black sport band. Built-in GPS helps you track your run or swim, you can listen to your favorite tracks, and it's water-resistant too.
REFURBISHED
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Fitbit Versa (Renewed)

$130 $162
With on-screen workouts to motivate you, trackers for activity, sleep, and heart-rate, and an impressive four days of battery life, this is the Versa for you if wellness is your priority.
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Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch Powered with Wear OS by Google

$140 $295
If you prefer a seriously stylish smartwatch, this is the one for you. With its gold case and black band, you'll look great in this watch while remaining organized thanks to smartphone notifications.
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Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS Running Watch

$105 $170
This easy-to-use GPS running watch features a wrist-based heart rate monitor, smart notifications, live tracking, music controls, step counter, calorie counter, and more, making it ideal for fitness.
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Michael Kors Access Sofie Touchscreen Smartwatch

$172 $350
Thanks to countless designers, there are several smartwatches that would look right at home on any wrists. A solid option is the Michael Kors Access Sofie, and it is discounted on Amazon right now.
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Fitbit Versa 2

$175 $210
Stay motivated with the Versa 2 smartwatch, which features heart rate, sleep, and swim tracking, while playing your favorite tracks. Alexa is built-in for productivity on-the-go.

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.

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