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Best smartwatch deals: Samsung, Google, Apple, Fitbit, and Garmin

A smartwatch can make a good investment if you’re looking for some style or a way to track your fitness endeavors this summer. Shopping the best smartwatch deals can help you land some savings if you’re in the market for one of the best smartwatches or best fitness trackers. We’re currently seeing some Apple Watch deals and Fitbit deals, and both the best Samsung Galaxy deals and Google Pixel deals have some smartwatches to choose form. With all of the best smartwatch deals scattered across brands and retailers, we thought we’d do some heavy lifting and round them all up in one place. You’ll find all of the best smartwatch deals below, as well as some information on why each smartwatch may best suit your wrist.

Garmin Venu Sq — $156, was $200

Overhead view of the Garmin Venu Sq.
Garmin

The Garmin Venu Sq smartwatch is a great option for anyone in search of a smartwatch that crosses over between a fitness device and a fashion accessory. It features the broadest range of all-day health monitoring features, which include things like energy level monitoring, respiration and stress tracking, and sleep tracking. You can easily download songs to the Garmin Venu, including playlists from Spotify, Amazon Music or Deezer, as well as other third-party music providers. The Garmin Venu makes great accompaniment when you’re deep into a workout, and its classy, luxurious design looks great when you’re out on the town.

Apple Watch SE 2 — $189, was $249

The World Time watch face showing on the Apple Watch SE 2.
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The Apple Watch SE 2 is the second iteration of Apple’s entry-level smartwatch. It rivals some higher end models in terms of capability, and includes all of the tracking and fitness features the Apple software ecosystem is famous for. This includes features like crash detection, fall detection, and emergency SOS, as well as fitness monitoring and health tracking software. It works seamlessly with your Apple devices and services, and can unlock your Mac automatically, help you find your devices with a tap, pay and send money with Apple Pay, and give you access to thousands of apps on the App Store.

Google Pixel Watch — $240, was $280

The Pixel Watch on a person's wrist.
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If you’re searching for a new smartwatch and you already own a Google Pixel phone, you might as well grab the Google Pixel Watch. The two obviously make a good pair. The Pixel Watch lets you access your messages and calendar, and even lets you control your other Google smart devices. That means changing the temperature, picking a TV show, or turning on lights just by talking into your wrist. It works with most Android phones, and comes with fitness tracking for 40 different exercises.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro Titanium (45mm) — $250, was $500

A person wearing the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
Andy Boxall / Digital Trends

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro has been on the market for a couple of years, but it still holds well as smartwatches go. Key features include advanced sleep coaching, start of the art accuracy, wellness readings, and the ability to track a variety of outdoor adventures. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 lineup in general currently makes for some of the best smartwatch deals you’ll find. This Galaxy Watch 5 Pro model offers great value at this price, as it’s still a relatively new smartwatch.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic — $257, was $399

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic showing a red watch face.
Andy Boxall / Digital Trends

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is the premium version of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6. While both models share health and fitness tracking capabilities, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic looks more like a traditional watch with its stainless steel case compared to the sporty look of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6, and it also keeps the rotating bezel that you’ll use to navigate its interface. Our Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic versus Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 comparison highlights more differences, so feel free to check it out.

Apple Watch Series 9 (GPS + Cellular, 45mm) — $429, was $529

The Nike Globe watch face on the Apple Watch Series 9.
Andy Boxall / Digital Trends

The Apple Watch Series 9 is the best smartwatch for the iPhone, according to our roundup of the best smartwatches, with its extensive health, fitness, and safety features combined with fast and smooth performance. You also wouldn’t want any other wearable device with your iPhone because it’s very easy to pair it with the Apple Watch Series 9. You won’t mind wearing the smartwatch the whole day because it’s extremely comfortable on your wrist, and Apple’s S9 chip enables new capabilities such as processing Siri commands locally on the Apple Watch Series 9.

More smartwatch deals we love

The Fitbit Sense 2 in moss.
Andy Zahn / Digital Trends

If none of the smartwatch deals above excite you, check out the other amazing offers that we’ve come across. There’s something for everyone, ranging from cheaper previous-generation models to premium wearable devices, so at least one of these bargains should catch your eye. Once that happens, you’re going to have to proceed with the transaction as soon as possible because we’re not sure how much time is remaining on these discounts.

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  • Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen) —
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  • Garmin epix (Gen 2) —
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