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Cyber Monday sales make this the perfect time to swap your old analog watch for something fresh and digital, such as the Apple WatchFitbit Charge 3 or Garmin Vivosmart 4 — or to buy a holiday gift at a great price. Bookmark this page and check back for updated Cyber Monday deals that save you some bucks off the full retail price.

Before you start looking for deals, it’s important to figure out what you need in a wearable or you may end up spending more on features you don’t need. Designated fitness bands such as Fitbit’s Charge 3 and Alta, or Garmin’s Vivofit tend to be cheaper options. You get basic activity tracking, watch features and notifications, but you’re limited by a smaller screen.

Smartwatches such as the Apple Watch, Fitbit Versa or Samsung Gear for example, will still have a lot of the same fitness tracking functionality as the previous trackers, but they have more controls on the screen and can even become a secondary phone. The downside is they do tend to be bulkier and more expensive.

Just keep in mind:

  • Terms of the deal vary, so where possible we’ve listed when and where to get the sale price from each retailer.
  • The deals below are current as of Nov. 26 and we’ll update if we find more, or if they sell out.
  • CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.
  • We linked to the current listing at the retailer’s website when one was available.

With that out of the way, let’s get you started on some bargain hunting.

Free Apple Watch 4 or Apple Watch Free (T-Mobile)

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T-Mobile customers can get their hands on an Apple Watch (or an iPad!) when they activate a new account with a voice line and add a line of data. Make sure you know all the terms and conditions before signing on. For example, taxes will apply, and you’ll receive your discount in the form of bill credits. And there is that matter of buying a new phone first.

Fitbit Charge 3, $120 (Save $30)

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Fitbit’s latest tracker is almost a category of its own. It’s not quite a fully fledged smartwatch, but it’s not just a fitness band either. The design is also a nice middle ground between bulky and sleek, and has some tactile functionality on the screen. 

Available: Now

Fitbit.com: In stock

Best Buy: In stock
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS, $229 (Save $50)

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If you don’t need the EKG feature on this year’s Series 4, the Apple Watch Series 3 may be the perfect fit. It has most of the same features as the newer model, but for a lot less. And it still keeps track of your ticker by alerting you if your heart rate is abnormally high or low. It’s on sale for $229 at Best Buy.

Available: Now
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Fitbit Versa, $149 (Save $50)

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This Fitbit smartwatch has a comfortable, sleek design with a color touchscreen, heart rate sensor and a battery that will last you days at a time. It’s compatible with both Android and iOS devices, but only Android users will be able to program quick responses to reply to text messages. 

Available: Now

Fitbit: In stock 

Best Buy: In stock
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Samsung Galaxy Watch, $260 (Save $70)

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Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch is a great Android alternative that you can also use phone free. It’s one of the best looking smartwatches of 2018 with rotating bezel that makes it easy to navigate its many features. The watch can track over 35 different activities including sleep, and keeps a close eye on your stress levels. 

T-Mobile is is also giving away a Galaxy Watch to users who join T-Mobile with two eligible lines. Just make sure  you know all the terms and conditions before signing on. 

Samsung: In stock

T-Mobile
See at Samsung Check out our full review of the Galaxy Watch

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, $200 (Save $100)

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This well crafted smartwatch has a round design and a rotating bezel that allows you to easily navigate through its many features. It also boasts one of the best Samsung features available: Samsung Pay, which allows you to make payments at just about any credit card terminal. 

Available: Now

Best Buy: In stock

Samsung: In stock
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Gear Sport, $180 ($100 off)

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The Gear Sport Watch is fitness-focused and has both GPS and water resistance, but its greatest feature might actually be Spotify. 

Available: Now

Samsung: In stock

Best Buy: In stock
See at Samsung CNET’s Gear Sport take

Fitbit Alta HR, $80 (Save $50)

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The Fitbit Alta HR is the perfect companion if you’re just getting stated on your fitness journey. It’s the smallest and lightest fitness tracker on our list, with customizable straps that can give it a more stylish look. And it’s still able to fit in a heart rate sensor for improved activity tracking and calorie count.

Available: Now

Best Buy: In stock

Fitbit: In stock 
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