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The best Black Friday smartwatch, fitness tracker and wearable tech deals for 2022

The Apple Watch Series 8 on a wrist held up in mid-air.

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers have become some of the best phone accessories available now. Not only can they prevent you from whipping out your smartphone every second to check alerts, but they can help you get healthier by promoting habits like regular exercise, standing up throughout the day and more. If you’re shopping for yourself on Black Friday, you probably have a good idea of which wearable you want — but the decision can be harder if you’re looking to gift one of these gadgets. We’ve collected the best deals on our favorite smartwatches, fitness trackers and other wearables here so you don’t have to go searching for them.

Apple Watch Series 8

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The Apple Watch Series 8 is $50 off and down to $349 for Black Friday, which is a record low. While not a huge departure from last year’s Series 7, it does build upon that wearable’s solid foundation. You’ll find all of the Series 7’s features on the Series 8, along with a new skin temperature sensor and crash detection. Essentally, Apple didn’t fix what wasn’t broken and we consider the Series 8 to be the best smartwatch you can get right now.

Buy Apple Watch Series 8 at Amazon – $349

Apple Watch SE

The Apple Watch SE (2022) with a starlight case and starlight band, on a person's wrist.

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The second-generation Apple Watch SE is on sale for $229, which is an all-time-low price. Apple upgrade a lot in this smartwatch — it has a new SiP and a larger screen, both of which help the new SE look and feel more modern. Apple still left some features to the Series 8, include an always-on display, ECG reader, skin temperature sensor and a few others, but if you can live without those upgrades, the Apple Watch SE gives you a ton of value at its relatively affordable price.

Buy Apple Watch SE at Amazon – $229

Apple Watch Ultra

Off-angle view of the Apple Watch Ultra on a person's wrist, with the Wayfinder watch face on its screen.

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The Apple Watch Ultra is $60 off and down to $739 for Black Friday, which remains high, but still represents a good deal on this high-end smartwatch. This wearable was designed for the most adventurous among us, with a titanium case, a larger digital crown, physical buttons, 100m of water resistance and more. We gave it a score of 85 for its big, bright display, durable build and even longer battery life when compared to…

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