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In the flick of a wrist, 2015 became the breakthrough year for smartwatches, activity trackers and high-tech fitness wearables. Between the April release of the Apple Watch, the blockbuster Fitbit IPO bolstered by a range of Fitbit products and the Pebble Time smartwatch becoming the most funded crowdfunding project ever in March (though it’s since been beaten out by a video game), this was the year that fitness trackers and smartwatches captured the public eye — and heart rate. It’s no surprise that these wearable fitness devices are among the hottest gifts of the 2015 holiday season.
So, who has the best activity tracker and smartwatch Black Friday deals? We’re tracking stores’ sales on fitness trackers and smartwatches to present this list of the best Black Friday Apple Watch, Fitbit and Pebble Time deals to keep you on pace for your holiday shopping gift list and budget.
Fitbit Activity Trackers
The Fitbit is a hit with anyone anyone who wants to track their exercise or calories burned, and our guide to the different Fitbit models can help you decide which Fitbit’s the best for you. We have all of the holiday Fitbit deals that are fit to print in our best Black Friday Fitbit deals guide, but here are the best Black Friday deals for each model:
- Fitbit Zip: Wal-Mart ($39, regularly $59)
- Fitbit Flex: Wal-Mart ($59, regularly $99)
- Fitbit Charge: Best Buy, Target and Kohl’s ($89.99, regularly $129.99)
- Fitbit Charge HR: Best Buy, Target, Kohl’s and Wal-Mart ($119.99, regularly $149.99)
- Fitbit Surge Fitness Watch: Best Buy and Wal-Mart ($199.99, regularly $249.99)
The revolutionary Apple Watch can serve as a fitness tracker, but it can do a lot more — you can talk to Siri, check your email, control your iTunes music, make calls and use countless other apps and features. Different versions of the Apple Watch cost anywhere from $349 to more than $10,000, so finding a good Black Friday sale can make sure the Apple Watch doesn’t take a bite out of your budget. We created a list of 2015’s best Black Friday Apple Deals, and we can recommend a few Black Friday Apple Watch deals:
- Target is giving away a free $100 gift card with the purchase of an Apple Watch
- Best Buy lists a “Save up to $100” promotion on Apple Watch models priced between $349-$699
A “best of both worlds” smartwatch, the Pebble Time has a beautiful color screen display like the Apple Watch, and is compatible with both Apple and Android phones like the Fitbit. Pebble Time also offers seven-day battery life and is water resistant to 30 meters.
- Target is offering the Pebble Time smartwatch for just $129.99, a full $70 off the regular price of $199.99.
All of the stores named above will open their doors and begin their Black Friday doorbuster sales on Thanksgiving and continue the sales on Black Friday. Check our full list of 2015 Black Friday store hours for opening and closing times at each store.
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