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Get a top-rated Apple Watch alternative for less than $40 before Black Friday

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Grab this top-rated Apple Watch alternative for less than $40.
This Apple Watch alternative is loved by users - and today it’s less than $40.
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If your wrist could use an upgrade, we have some good news. A great everyday smartwatch doesn’t have to cost as much as an Apple Watch Ultra. ChronoWatch offers an affordable alternative, with activity-tracking features that might give Apple’s smartwatches a run for their money.

It’s on sale for just $39.99 (regularly $159) until 11:59 p.m. Pacific today (November 23). This special markdown is part of our Thankful Deals sale. We handpicked some of our bestselling products with low prices, huge discounts and fantastic reviews, and price-dropped them ahead of Black Friday, so you don’t have to wait until after Thanksgiving to start your holiday gift shopping.

Snag early Black Friday savings on this Apple Watch alternative for fitness fans

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You're just in time to get this Apple Watch alternative for its early Black Friday Price.
This Apple Watch alternative is marked down early for Black Friday, and it's great for fitness lovers.
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Take a look at your holiday shopping list and see if there’s a smartwatch on there. Instead of paling at the price of an Apple Watch, take a look at the MagPro instead. This activity-tracking smartwatch packs a lot of fun features into a sleek, modern design. And you can get it at an early Black Friday discount before the big day.

Purchase the MagPro Smartwatch in gray, black, tan or teal for $39.99. No code is needed, but stock is limited. Once we run out, it’s gone for good!

Don’t wait for Prime Day Apple Watch deals. This alternative costs just $40 for a limited time.

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Get our best smartwatch in this Deal Days sale.
Keep your phone in your pocket with this smartwatch.
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Apple ups its smartwatch game every year, and the company certainly does a great job at making us feel like we need one. But if you’re not sure if an Apple Watch is right for you, you might want to consider a cheaper alternative before dropping an exorbitant sum.

If you want to dip your toes into wearables on a budget, the ChronoWatch C-Max Call Time offers useful smartwatch features at a fair price. Rated five stars in our store, it costs just $39.99 (regularly $159) through October 12 as part of our Deal Days.

During the sales event — which is our answer to Prime Day — you can visit our promotional collection to find additional discounts on gear, apps and courses, some of which you won’t find on Amazon!

Apple Watch Series 8 review roundup: Best smartwatch gets a tick better

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Apple Watch 8 is great. But it's not necessarily great enough to upgrade, given its minimal improvements.
Apple Watch 8 is great. But it's not necessarily great enough to upgrade, given its minimal improvements.
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The upcoming Apple Watch Ultra garners most of the oohs and aahs, and the Apple Watch SE takes the cake as Cupertino’s best-selling wearable, but gosh darn it, people like the Apple Watch Series 8, too. And by people, I mean reviewers.

Early reviews of Apple Watch Series 8 started coming in Thursday morning. They tend to emphasize that it remains the best smartwatch you can buy, even though its upgrades over the Series 7 seem minimal.

Get this Apple Watch alternative for the best price you’ll find on the web

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Upgrade your watch with this top-rated Apple Watch alternative.
This top-rated Apple Watch alternative is on sale today for less than $55.
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If last week’s Apple Watch Series 8 announcement left you reeling from sticker shock, you might want to reconsider what features you actually need from your smartwatch. For example, this GTS 2 by Amazfit offers plenty of smartwatch features — without the Apple tax.

Usually $99, it’s currently on sale for just $49.99. That’s the best price you can find anywhere online.

Skip the Apple Watch price tag and grab this affordable alternative instead

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Watch out for this affordable Apple Watch alternative.
Your smartwatch can be affordable and useful, and The C-MAX Smartwatch proves it.
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Apple Watches are fantastic, but they’re also pretty expensive starting at $399 for a Series 7. Luckily, there are Apple Watch alternatives that get the job done and look great at the same time. The C-Max Chrono-Max Smartwatch is an affordable Apple Watch alternative that comes in black, teal, rose and pink, and for a limited time, all colorways are on sale for $34.99 (regularly $219).

This smartwatch might save your grandparent’s life

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This discounted smart watch is also a first-rate medical alert.
This wearable combines typical smartwatch features with advanced medical alerts.
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The LutiBand is a next-gen medical alert device as well as a great smartwatch. Its combination of advanced security features and precise biometric readings make this a fantastic wearable for you or a loved one.

For a limited time, the LutiBand Smartwatch is on sale for $99.99 (regularly $169).

This $50 smartwatch is a solid Apple Watch alternative

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This smartwatch isn't second best.
This $49.99 smartwatch is packed with features.
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A smartwatch doesn’t need to come with a hefty price tag. While it might not boast all the advanced features of the latest Apple Watch Series 7, the ChronoWatch C-Max Call Time smartwatch gets the job done just fine. And it’s definitely a bargain when you consider the Series 7’s starting price of $399.

This affordable smartwatch comes with many common features related to health, fitness, productivity and entertainment. It works with iPhones as well as Android devices. And it’s on sale for just $49.99 (regularly $159).

Withings smartwatch sports long battery life and Apple Health integration

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The Withings ScanWatch Horizon looks like a classic dive watch but it's quite tech-savvy.
The Withings ScanWatch Horizon looks like a classic dive watch but it's quite tech-savvy.
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Withings, maker of health devices and smartwatches, launched its new ScanWatch Horizon wearable on Tuesday. It looks like a classic dive watch but packs modern health and activity tracking, 30-day battery life and Apple Health integration.

It’s not cheap, but there are reasons for that.