If you missed out on the $129 Apple Watch deal Black Friday, then don't despair. There's still time to grab an awesome smartwatch at a great price, that will still be compatible with your iPhone and iOS. Whilst Apple Watch offers unrivaled integration with iPhone, that doesn't mean there aren't viable, and useful alternatives. Right now you can save up to 50% on Garmin smartwatches, or grab a Fitbit Versa 2 for just $150! Even Samsung's Galaxy Smart Watch is on offer and comes compatible with iOS.
Garmin Vívoactive 3
The Garmin Vívoactive 3 comes with support for contactless payment, thousands of customizable watch faces and 15 preloaded GPS and sports apps for tracking Yoga, running, swimming and more. It can also monitor your fitness levels by tracking your VO2 max, and has 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode.
The closest you'll get to the $129 dream. Sports tracking and contactless as standard.
Garmin Forerunner 645
The Forerunner is a real runner's watch, offering unrivalled insight into your athletic performance. Track ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more. In Smartwatch mode it'll give you 7 days of battery life, or 12 whole hours if you're using the GPS.
Advanced running dynamics
Another fantastic saving, especially if you like to run.
Garmin fēnix 5s
The fēnix 5s is Garmin's premium offering, with a smaller 42mm display, it features GPS and Elevate wrist heart wrate technology. It also featuers the same extensive set of apps and watch faces, as well as GPS and Glonass satellite reception, a 3 axis compass with gyroscope and a Barometric altimeter. Get 6 days of use a smartwatch, or 10 hours of GPS and music.
Garmin's Premium Offering
This is Garmin's premium, smaller sized watch, another massive discount at 50% off.
Fitbit Versa 2
If Garmin isn't your jam, you can always try FitBit. Fitbit's Versa is also enjoying some great savings this Black Friday. It's Fitbit's best offering, featuring an always on OLED display, better battery life of up to five days on a single charge, as well as on-device access to Alexa. Of course, it also works with iOS.
Always on, not always this cheap.
$199 $50 off
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The Samsung Galaxy Watch (yes, Samsung, you heard us right) is also iOS compatible, and right now you can pick up 42mm model in Midnight Black for around $230. Like most smartwatches, you'll get activity tracking, scheduling assistance, weather-watching and more, all packed into a rather stylish casing that houses a 1.2" Super AMOLED display (360x360) and 4GB of internal memory.
Bridge the Apple-Samsung divide
Pair this with either Android or iOS via Bluetooth, just don't tell Tim Cook!