Best Prime Day smartwatch deals: Save on Fitbit Versa 2, Samsung Galaxy Watch and Garmin models


This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day is here and runs until Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Rivals of the retail giant, including Best BuyTarget and Walmart also have some big sales underway. 

Today’s deals on Amazon include slashed prices on wearables such as the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Fitbit trackers and Garmin running watches. Although there are tons or great deals to choose from, what you won’t see deep discounts on is the Apple Watch: We’re only seeing price drops between $15 and $30 on some models, but those are really just a continuation of “everyday low prices” that have been typical for weeks. 

Keep reading to discover the best smartwatch deals we’ve found so far on Amazon. We’ll keep updating this story regularly.

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The Galaxy Watch 3, released in August, comes with advanced sleep tracking, a blood oxygen level reader and improved fitness tools. It’s down to $369 for Prime Day, saving you $31. And unlike the Apple Watch, this one works with iPhones and Android phones.

Read our Galaxy Watch 3 review.

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If you’re new to smartwatches, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is a great option to get you started. It has many health and fitness features and is down to $139 from $200, saving you $61. It’s not the lowest price ever, but it’s $30 to $60 better than the usual selling price.

Read our Galaxy Watch Active review.

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If you’re looking to upgrade to a touchscreen watch, the Fitbit Versa 2 has much to offer. It has a battery that lasts for days and doubles as a fitness tracker. Originally priced

New Fossil Gen 5E Smartwatch Gets Smaller and Cheaper


Fossil has launched the Gen 5E smartwatch, and in doing so has recognized not everyone wants a big watch with a 44mm case on their wrist. The Gen 5E introduces four 42mm case sizes with designs aimed at women, along with three more 44mm styles to the range too. Previously, the Julianna style Gen 5 watch, which had the more feminine design, only came with a 44mm case.

Fossil Gen 5E in 42mm size

Let’s start with the new 42mm styles. The 42mm Gen 5E may have a smaller case, but the round AMOLED screen still measures 1.19-inches, the case is still 12mm thick, and the battery has a 300mAh capacity. The case has either a decorated or smooth bezel and is attached to an 18mm strap, and comes in a two-tone stainless steel and gold finish, or rose gold finishes. There are two stainless steel link bracelets, a stainless steel mesh band, and a silicone strap to choose from.

If you want the 44mm Gen 5E it comes in black with a black silicone strap, black with a stainless steel link bracelet, or in gunmetal grey with a brown leather strap. The 44mm Gen 5E case design is different from the existing Gen 5 models, with no buttons on the case apart from the single crown set between button guards, and a textured bezel. The straps measure 22mm, and the screen is the same as the one used on the 42mm model.

Fossil Gen 5E in 42mm size

The Gen 5E comes with Fossil’s recently launched Wellness software update, which adds a new fitness app that works in a way to conserve battery life, plus there’s sleep tracking and an enhanced battery saving mode too. We recently took a closer look at the software on the Fossil Gen 5