If you’re holding out for a Garmin, Fitbit, Apple branded or Samsung fitness smartwatch , Black Friday 2022 and Cyber Monday are only a couple of months away. Expect big savings on a range of different items. Here’s all the vital info on the event.
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Mark this date in your calendar – Friday the 25th of November. The big day falls slightly earlier this year although as always its the day after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday, is a few days later – on Monday the 28th November to be more precise. Along with Prime Day which is now behind us, this is the busiest shopping period during the year.
It might be strange to think about holiday deals now, but it is good to be prepared. Particularly as sales will not just happen on during those few days.
To keep ahead of competition, many retailers, will slash prices on a range of items from early November. There’s no traditional, set date for when these early sales kick off so you should even be able to find some great deals in October. Some items might sell out quickly so you may want to get in early.
Plus there’s the Amazon “Kick-off countdown to Black Friday” deals which falls in mid November every year. This offers Amazon Prime members early access to Lightning deals. It, therefore, pays to have a Prime membership (register here) around holiday time. Take advantage of the savings and then after the free trial month is up decide whether you want to keep the membership. If not, simply cancel before the 30 days are up and you won’t be charged.
This will be one of the better times to replace your worn-out your fitness gear and upgrade to a newer generation. Activity trackers, smartwatches and other items will all be on sale.
Black Friday 2022: Fitbit, Garmin, Apple, Samsung & others will all offer savings
Mind you, some of the most recent releases might be excluded. Companies typically wait a while before offering savings on new items. But that’s not to say we will not necessarily get deals on Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4 and Inspire 3. All of these were unveiled a couple of weeks ago. It is always a possibility. The same applies to Apple Watch Series 8 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 line.
Garmin, on the other hand, has released a slew of devices earlier this year. So these are more likely to be offered on a discount as they were released earlier this year. We are still waiting for the first sales on Garmin Forerunner 955 and 255. Both of these saw the light of day in early June.
What’s certain is that most wearables manufacturers will aggressively lower prices of earlier generation devices in order to clear stocks. That happens every single year. And some of these will be excellent purchase opportunities.
Take the example of Fitbit Versa 4 and Versa 3. The two generations are practically identical. The same applies to Apple Watch Series 8 and 7. There’s very little to separate them. So you may as well save a few bucks and go for the previous generation. Particularly if you get a fat discount on top of the regular retail price.
We’ll cover all these sales, of course, sifting through the individual deals, flagging up the best and offering tips on how to avoid rip-offs. So keep checking back as we’ll be updating these daily when things start to get busy. And on Black Friday and Cyber Monday we’ll be refreshing the list of deals multiple times per day. We’ll also be highlighting particularly tasty offers.
The other option is to look for these yourself. Amazon and other retailers will make this easier by having a a dedicated Black Friday section on their sites. This will allow you to save time as you won’t need to browse through the entire inventory to take advantage of good deals.
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