When it comes to the best Apple Watch Series 5 alternatives available today, Samsung’s first-gen Galaxy Watch Active is not exactly at the top of the list. Commercially released a little over a year ago, the fitness-friendly smartwatch earned great reviews, but that was largely due to its reasonable price of $200.
Fortunately, that’s where Amazon and Best Buy come in, looking to keep the mass appeal of the original Samsung Galaxy Watch Active alive with an all-time high discount of 80 bucks. There’s no expiration date attached to these crazy attractive promotions, but for some reason, Amazon only sells the Android and iOS-compatible smartwatch in black and rose gold flavors, while Best Buy also has silver and green models in stock at the heavily reduced price at the time of this writing.
All four color options go for $160 on Samsung’s official US website, so you’re definitely looking at a solid deal here you absolutely do not want to miss. You can’t even find the Galaxy Watch Active at a lower price on eBay in refurbished condition right now, so if you have less than 150 bucks to spend on a brand-new smartwatch with a robust set of features, you should pull the trigger as soon as possible.
Said list of features and health tracking capabilities includes everything from a built-in heart rate monitor to standalone GPS connectivity, NFC support for wrist payments, a sleek water-resistant design, decently large 1.1-inch AMOLED display with a more than respectable resolution of 360 x 360 pixels, not-too-shabby battery life, and yes, even the in-depth sleep tracking functionality the Apple Watch still doesn’t support in its fifth iteration.