Black Friday 2019 Apple Watch and Fitbit deals: The Series 3 is available now for $170 – CNET

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It’s only Tuesday, but that won’t stop you from scoring an early Black Friday smart watch discount from Apple Watch or Fitbit. Take a look on Amazon and you’ll find the brand new Apple Watch Series 5 with a discount across the entire lineup. Meanwhile, Best Buy has every model in the Series 4 discounted by at least $100 — and you can save $300 on the higher-end, stainless steel version, too. As for Fitbit, Amazon has the Fitbit Versa 2 for $149 — a full $50 off the list price. 

Read more: Apple Watch 3 vs. Fitbit Versa: Which smartwatch should you buy?

But that’s only the start. We know that even lower prices are coming to some watches on Black Friday. The Apple Watch Series 3 will go on sale at Walmart (and elsewhere) for $159 (42mm) and $129 (38mm). And Walmart has already lowered the entry-level price to $199 for the cellular equivalent or $170 for the 38mm GPS model

Check our links below for the best price on every Fitbit and Apple Watch model — those available now, and the ones in the next few days. Also, as far as the Apple Watches go, some of these have the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

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We recently awarded the Fitbit Versa 2 an Editors’ Choice award, citing its reasonable price, long-lasting battery and compatibility across Android and iOS. We called it “one of the best examples of a hybrid fitness tracker and smartwatch you can buy.” Normally $200, it’s on sale for a limited time for $150, or $50 off, at various retailers, including AmazonBest BuyWalmart and Fitbit’s own site. It’s a very good deal, if we don’t say so ourselves. Read our Fitbit Versa 2 review.

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This is the Black Friday price for the special edition Versa, which includes all of the usual fare as well as a special woven band and Fitbit Pay’s on-the-go payment capabilities.

Apple Watch Series 3 discounts

Note: The Series 3 GPS models will be on sale at Walmart (and elsewhere) this week starting Wednesday, Nov. 27, for $129 (38mm) and $159 (42mm). See below for details. In the meantime, the best deals are as follows:

Apple Watch Series 4 discounts

Apple Watch Series 5 discounts

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We know that the Series 3 42mm model will also be on sale this week for $159 — its all-time low. Right now, the best price — that’s $200 — is at Amazon. Read our Apple Watch Series 3 review.

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The Fitbit Versa Lite Edition is a more budget-friendly, feature-reduced version of the Versa watch. This one will go down to $99 when the Black Friday sales kick off later this week. 

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The Inspire HR is an even more affordable slim band-type tracker that also gets notifications and does more than you probably realize. It’s scheduled to go down to $69 this week.

Apple Watch discounts, compared

List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (38mm) $199 $170 $170
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (42mm) $229 $229 $220
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (38mm) $299 $199 $199
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (42mm) $329 $304 $234
Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (40mm) $399 $299 $299
Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (44mm) $429 $329 $329
Apple Watch Series 4 GPS + Cellular (40mm) $499 $349 $349
Apple Watch Series 4 GPS + Cellular (44mm) $529 $379 $379
Apple Watch Series 5 GPS (40mm) $399 $355 $355
Apple Watch Series 5 GPS (44mm) $429 $385 $385
Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular (40mm) $499 $454 $454
Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular (44mm) $529 $485 $485

The Apple Watch Series 4 has now been discontinued. The “list price” given here shows Apple’s previous retail price.

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Originally published earlier this year. Regularly updated to reflect new sale prices.

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