Track your fitness on a budget
We've officially entered day two of the Amazon Prime Day shopping festivities, with innumerable discounts on several categories of products. Google-owned Fitbit is world-renowned for its fitness hardware, such as the Sense 2 and Versa 4, both refreshed last year. The latter can now be picked up for just $140, courtesy of this Prime-exclusive deal on Amazon. While this isn't the cheapest price on the Versa 4 in its lifetime, we're unlikely to see this extremely capable smartwatch going for any lower this shopping season.
The best price on the best Wear OS watch
Wear OS is more exciting than it's been in years, with great watches available from a number of manufacturers. But Samsung, who kicked off the ongoing Wear OS renaissance back in 2021 with the Galaxy Watch 4, still leads with its Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series. With killer performance and build quality, up-to-date software, and a quality 60Hz display, the Galaxy Watch 5 is my absolute favorite Wear OS watch right now — and at a new low price of just $152, it's a crazy good deal for Prime Day.
Samsung’s best earbuds get a big $50 discount
Samsung makes some of our favorite Android phones. But the company is also known for its various accessories, including wireless earbuds. The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro can give offerings from Sony, Bose, and Sennheiser a run for their money with their performance. Unless you need the absolute best earphones on the market, you'll be more than happy with the Buds. For Amazon Prime Day, you can get your hands on Samsung's excellent Galaxy Buds 2 Pro at a stellar price of $180, down $50 from its usual MSRP. This is among the best Prime Day deals on high-end headphones and earbuds we have seen so far, and it's one you should not miss.
Save 35% on this already affordable Wear OS smartwatch
Wear OS is the platform of choice if you own an Android smartphone. Smartwatches, like the Google Pixel Watch, are heavy on your wallet. But there are some cheaper alternatives in the market if you're willing to make some sacrifices. The TicWatch E3 fits this criterion, though it's somewhat expensive at the $200 MSRP. Thankfully, this budget smartwatch is now on sale with a 35% discount for Amazon Prime Day, bringing its cost down to just $130. While it's not the lowest price we've seen on the wearable, it's certainly one of the more exciting offers this shopping season.
This Garmin smartwatch is perfect for athletes and adventurers
Samsung and Google make the best Android smartwatches, but despite their health-tracking capabilities, they are not your best option if you are heavily into fitness and want to track all your key performance metrics accurately. Athletes and adventures prefer offerings from Garmin, as the company has made a name for itself with its expert-level fitness tracking. The problem is that Garmin's top smartwatches are expensive, making them out of reach for many. For Prime Day, Amazon has heavily discounted the Garmin Fenix 7S to $600, a massive $300 off its MSRP. You won't want to miss this fantastic deal on a smartwatch that will help you push yourself to your limits when training.
This Galaxy Watch 5 deal is still going, but it's fading fast!
When we reviewed Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, it was clear that Samsung had refined the finer points of the previous Watch 4 to make the Watch 5 truly shine. There's no doubt that the Galaxy Watch 5 is the best Android smartwatch for most people on the market right now. With stellar performance and amazing display, you can't go wrong; and right now is the best time to pick one up.
Save $50 on your purchase
Fitbit has established itself as one of the go-to brands for wearable fitness trackers. Its products offer all the features you would need, combining reliable tracking with good accuracy at a reasonable price. With capabilities like that, it is no surprise the Fitbit Charge 5 keeps its crown as our favorite premium fitness tracker despite being nearly two years old at this point. It comes with a comfortable strap, fantastic battery life, and critical health tracking features. The gadget usually sells for $150, but some of the best Prime Day discounts on fitness trackers have dropped its price 33% to just $100 — the lowest price we have seen since January 2023. Here’s a quick look at what’s included with this great Prime Day deal.
Distinctive hardware and the latest Wear OS for just $250
Prime Day is a fantastic time to pick up discounted tech — especially gadgets that might feel overpriced at MSRP. In the Wear OS space, the Google Pixel Watch is a prime example (eh?). While we like Google's first smartwatch quite a bit, we also know that at its full price of $350, it's not a practical option compared to lower-cost alternatives. But for Prime Day, the Pixel Watch is down to $250. That's a whole $100 off, making this the lowest price we've ever seen on the wearable and one of the best Prime Day smartwatch deals this year.
The Sense 2 and Versa 4 don't have Google Assistant, but they have Maps
The watch-style Fitbit Sense 2 and Fitbit Versa 4 were released in 2022, just months before the Google Pixel Watch. Sporting high prices compared to most fitness trackers and limited functionality compared to full-fledged smartwatches, the Sense and Versa aren't as easy to recommend as many of our favorite fitness trackers. However, they have a unique and useful feature among fitness trackers. They come with Google Maps integration that delivers detailed navigation directions to your wrist. Here's how to set it up.
Google is preparing to expand the Android beta program to include its smartwatch
Google lets you test drive upcoming Android releases and Feature Drop for Pixel phones through its Android beta program. This is a great way to try out new features before their public release and provide feedback to the company about them. Now, the company intends to launch a similar "Wear OS Beta Program" for the Google Pixel Watch, letting you beta test major updates for the wearable before its public launch.
No major changes reported so far
Besides its Pixel phones, Google rolls out monthly security patches for the Pixel Watch. Initially, the watch's update used to drop a few days after the phone's builds were out, though the gap has reduced in the last couple of months. The June 2023 Feature Drop for the Pixel Watch and the Pixel phones was released around the same time. Now, hot on the heels of the July 2023 patch being available for the Pixel phones, the company has also pushed the update for the watch.
This smartwatch will school you in the art of sleep
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is a great fitness-first wearable with outstanding battery life and solid sleep-tracking capabilities. It’s far from perfect, but if you want a rugged Android smartwatch with sleep tracking, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is well worth considering. So, how does it do with sleep tracking? And can it really help you sleep more soundly?
Keep a virtual eye on your little monsters even when you can't be there in person
Whether your kids are the light of your life or the rambunctious monsters you tolerate because of shared DNA, you're legally obligated to keep track of them. The best GPS trackers take some of that responsibility off your plate by letting you know where your children are at all times (and some even give you a sense of what exactly they're doing). That's just the tip of the iceberg, though — a great GPS tracker, like the best smartwatches, will also provide a bevy of other features like games and apps to distract your kid on long car rides, plus many of the same features that come packed into modern smartphones.
Get the 40mm Galaxy Watch 5 with a whopping $80 discount
If you want a Wear OS 3 smartwatch, the best options are from Samsung and Google. We prefer the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 over the Google Pixel Watch, as it packs a lot more powerful internals and features inside a durable chassis. And then, there's the price. While the Galaxy Watch 5 retails for $280, Amazon's early Prime Day deal knocks $80 off the smartwatch, dropping it to its lowest price again and making it a no-brainer over the Pixel Watch and other best Android smartwatches.
This time via the Google Play supported devices list
The mid-year Samsung Unpacked event will occur sometime later this month, with July 26 being rumored to be the possible launch date. Among the plethora of devices expected to debut at the hardware event are the Galaxy Watch 6 and its Classic sibling, which is rumored to bring back the rotating bezel after skipping a generation. A leak by 9to5Google, further fleshed out by Pricebaba, has unearthed additional details on Samsung's upcoming wearables just weeks ahead of the Samsung event.
The top tech to track both your fitness and health in one handy device
Fitness trackers allow you to monitor your health, exercise regimen, how well you sleep, your overall step count, and so much more. These are no longer basic step counters, and most of the best fitness trackers come with powerful heart rate monitors and a plethora of other health tracking tech that can ensure you're at peak physical fitness.
Samsung's latest smartwatches look great, but is the Watch 5 Pro's price worth the upgrade?
The current Galaxy Watch lineup from Samsung gives you two different models to choose from: the smaller Galaxy Watch 5 and the much larger Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. While both devices are very similar, the Watch 5 Pro has a bigger battery and some exclusive features you can’t find on the Watch 5. If you’re in the market to pick up one of the best Android smartwatches available right now, you really can’t go wrong with either of these. But which one comes out on top when you put them side-by-side? Should you go with the cheaper Galaxy Watch 5, or is the extra splurge of cash worth it for the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro’s exclusive features, bigger battery, and more durable casing? Let’s find out.
Every smartwatch should have a hybrid screen
With Prime Day just a few weeks away, the deals have really started to pour in on everything from Chromebooks to smart home devices. We are even starting to see discounts on wearables, like this one on the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra. Mobvoi isn't always the first name that pops up when you think of the best Android smartwatches, but the company has seen quite a bit of success in the space. The Pro 3 Ultra made our roundup of the best smartwatches that support Google Wallet, and we it's got a lightning deal for the next five hours to get it down to $210 instead of its normal $300.
The black colorway you've been waiting for could almost be here
The Nothing Ear 1 earbuds, launched by a startup called Nothing and founded by no other than Carl Pei of OnePlus fame, got a lot of press when they first came out. Thanks to their good feature set at a competitive price, they were quickly some of the best earbuds around, but they also got plenty of attention because of their unusual transparent design. The company launched a black version of those earbuds, but that black colorway has yet to land on the earbuds' successors, the Ear 2. That's set to change, though — and it might change as soon as next week.
The next version of Wear OS is already in Developer Preview
Google and Samsung have done a lot of heavy lifting to revitalize the Wear OS scene. Wear OS 3, which debuted on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series, breathed new life into Google's wearable platform with new functionality and a fresh coat of paint. While it took nearly seven years to reach version 3.0 of the platform, Wear OS 4 is already available as a Developer Preview and is expected to be available on both new and existing watches in the coming months. Here's everything we know about the latest and greatest in Wear OS.