Wearable tech deals of the week

Wearable tech deals of the week

BIG savings to be made on smartwatches, fitness trackers and more
Wearable tech deals of the week

MWC saw a raft of cool new tech being announced and, while some people will no doubt be waiting for the likes of the Garmin Vivoactive HR and the Samsung Gear 360 to land, there's plenty of folk who realise that new kit means bargains galore on existing devices.

But there's no need to trawl around, we've done all the searching so you don't have to.

Read on for our favourite wearable bargains of the week, with the best deals, discounts and offers we've found on the web...

Samsung Gear VR and Gear S2

Samsung's MWC show may have been about the Galaxy S7 smartphones but the real star were free Gear VR headsets bundled with the phones. There's still time to claim one if you ordered a phone on or before 18 March. Oh, and it comes with a six-game bundle. If bought from T-Mobile, you'll get a whole year of Netflix for free.

If VR doesn't strike your fancy, what about a new smartwatch? If you ordered an S7 or S7 Edge from Verizon, you'll also get the option to choose a Samsung Gear S2.

Simply head to Samsung and pick your carrier or retailer where you purchased the mobile device, then follow the instructions to claim your prize.

Shop direct from Samsung

Pebble Time

Pebble smartwatches have long been a cult favourite for their style, simple interface and affordability. Now the wrist-ware range is even more cost-friendly.

Starting today, you can pick up the Pebble Time for $149.99 and the Pebble Time Round for $199.99 in the US. That's a $50 dollar drop for each gadget.

In the UK, the price slashing for the Pebble pieces encompass the whole line. The original Pebble has dropped to £79.99, Pebble Steel is £119.99, Pebble Time is £149.99, Pebble Time Steel is £199.99 and Pebble Time Round is only £179.99.

Shop direct from Pebble

Polar M400

We're big fans of the Polar M400 and there's all the more reason to go out and buy one now that notifications have been added to the mix.

Combining a toned-down version of the training features of the heavy-hitting Polar V800 with everyday activity tracking, the M400 is perfect for runners who want a more lifestyle friendly device.

Best Buy has chopped $51 off the usual price.

$178.99 (down from $229.99) | Best Buy

Jawbone UP Move

The UP Move has an accelerometer for step tracking and the like, and there's sleep tracking on offer too. Fashion savvy readers will be pleased to know that it comes in a range of different colours and straps to mix and match.

Along with the steps, the UP Move can work out the time you spent active as a whole, the total calorie burn of your day, the calories you burned just by being alive and how long you were sat down doing nothing.

Amazon has it cheap as chips.

$23.99 (was $49.99) | Amazon

Garmin Vivofit

Garmin is a goliath of tracking, and its GPS products have ruled the roost for much of the last decade. And while there has now been two Vivofit sequels, the original is a great bet for anyone looking for a reliable first fitness tracker.

The Vivofit monitors your steps, calories and sleep, can venture into the swimming pool, track your sleep and be paired with a heart rate monitor for enhanced stats.

Target has it on sale for less than half price.

$64.88 (down from $169.99) | Target

Microsoft Band 2

Design and comfort were the original Microsoft Band gripes – and while the new device has benefited from a substantial rethink, it's still not the slickest or most comfortable activity tracker to wear.

However, the spec sheet is impressive, with GPS connectivity blowing most of its rivals out of the water.

Best Buy has $75 off.

$174.99 (down from $249.99) | Best Buy


  • TheWerewolf says:

    There were no Android Wear or Band deals anywhere?

    I'm shocked!

  • Thebrooksmeistr says:

    avoid the moto 360 terrible customer service!

  • SkipStein says:

    I have had my Vivofit from Garmin since December 2014. It's not 2016.01.29 and it's still ticking. Batteries are amazing and I'm waiting to see just how long they will last. I don't use the heart rate band much as I'm not a big jogger or heavy exercise guy; mostly a lot of walking. Love the latest update/presentation on the software. I now have over a year of vital stats to review and compare. Amazing!

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