Black Friday falls on November 23rd this year, the day after Thanksgiving. This marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. The sales day was originally an American tradition, but retailers in other countries have jumped on the bandwagon in the last few years.
Essential reading: Top fitness trackers and health gadgets
Prices on fitness trackers, smart and sports watches, intelligent scales, blood pressure monitors and other goods are set to be reduced as shoppers gear up for the festive season. Bargain hunters around the world are anxiously waiting for discounts to be taken advantage of. But some retailers are kicking things off early.
This year Amazon is running something it calls Black Friday Deals week. In the run-up to the big day, the retail giant will post rotating discounts, some of which should match the best you’ll find throughout Black Friday 2018.
Things are just getting started now, so let’s dive into some of what’s on offer. The list below also includes deals directly offered by wearables manufacturers. We’ll aim to keep everything up-to-date so keep checking back. The page for our UK readers can be found on this link.
The San Francisco outfit is one of the most recognized names in the fitness tracker game. Its wearables sell well for a reason. They are simple to use, reliable, look smart, provide great vitals statistics and have an excellent app behind them.
For the average person who is interested in tracking their activity and does the occasional run here and there, any Fitbit fitness tracker will do the trick. If you are a swimmer and are after something more sophisticated Versa is the way to go.
Garmin was an early mover and pioneer in the wearables market. For those who are very serious about tracking their athletic pursuits, the company sells a range of sports watches. Garmin’s strategy is centered on purpose-built devices for consumers who are interested running, cycling, swimming, golfing and more. For those who are simply looking to be more active, there is also an ever increasing selection of fitness trackers.
At the moment, all Fenix 5 and Fenix 5 Plus watches are being offered at a sizable discount. These are the best deals on the range that we’ve seen in 2018.
Here’s is a selection of other Garmin wearables on sale.
Samsung is a global conglomerate that operates multiple subsidiaries in a wide range of industries. Headquartered in South Korea, the company operates in over 75 countries. In the wearables market, Samsung offers a number of smartwatches and activity trackers, as well as their Tizen open-source operating system.
Withings is a French consumer electronics company that is one of the pioneers in the wearable tech industry. Its known for the first Wi-Fi scale on the market, an FDA-cleared blood pressure monitor, a high-definition wireless security camera, a smart sleep system, and a line of automatic activity tracking watches. The outfit is a flagship company of the French Tech community and has received numerous awards for its products and innovation.
Fossil Group has an incredible range of over 300 wearables under its belt. This includes devices across a number of its brands such as Adidas, Emporio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Burberry, DKNY, Diesel, Armani Exchange and others.
Polar is a global leader in the health and fitness industry. After developing the first wireless heart rate monitor, the outfit has continued to grow in the wearables market through innovating on heart rate monitor devices and developing a line of activity trackers.
Amazfit is a US-based wearable technology company with a mission to seamlessly connect people’s biomechanical signals and daily activities with smart data services to promote healthy living. They’re owned by Huami, the exclusive provider of wearable technology for Xiaomi.
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