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Cyber Monday smartwatch deals 2021: early sales and what to expect

Cyber Monday is here! There are a few big smartwatch deals to find, though many have carried over from Black Friday. If you really care about wearables, you should check out our Cyber Monday smartwatch live blog where we'll post the latest deals we find. By contrast, the page you're on right now has our complete list of deals we've found.

With the exception of the Apple Watch 7 – which hasn't seen much of a discount this deals season and may be in short supply – we're expecting good availability and great prices on a range of smartwatches on Cyber Monday.

That's how it was for Black Friday at least, and we didn't see many great deals sell out then, which is good news for people who don't have the time to trawl the internet for a discount among sold-out deals.

So whether you're interested in something from Samsung, Apple, Garmin, Fitbit or any number of other smartwatch makers, there's a good chance there'll be a deal for you.

Below we'll highlight all the top Cyber Monday smartwatch deals as they roll in, and you can also see our predictions, along with the top smartwatches to look out for and the best deals we saw last year, to give you an idea of what to expect.

Cyber Monday smartwatch deal quick links

Cyber Monday smartwatch sales (US)

Apple Watch 7 (41mm, GPS): $399.99

Apple Watch 7 (41mm, GPS): $399.99 $379.99 at Amazon
Save $19.01 -
Right now at Amazon you can get a 5% discount off the Apple Watch 7 with a clover, red or starlight sport band. That's not a huge discount but remember, this is a brand-new smartwatch and it's in high demand, so any reduction at all is nice to see. While we normally would advocate holding out till Black Friday, it's a good idea to get your order in early if you want a speedy delivery - this is, after all, the lowest price we've seen yet on this device.

Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS): $279

Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS): $279 $239 at Amazon (save $40)
This is Apple's budget-friendly smartwatch and with a $40 discount it's even more budget-friendly than usual. Don't think the price makes this a lesser wearable though – it has many of the same features as Apple's top smartwatches. This discount is for the compact 40mm version, so it won't look large on your wrist either.

Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS): $374

Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS): $374 $319 at Walmart
Save $55 -
Last year's top-tier Apple Watch was the Series 6, which has all the same features as the newer Apple Watch 7 - the S6 processor, blood oxygen monitoring, ECG app, and elevation tracking - but a 20% smaller screen. It's discontinued now, which is why the price is so low. Still, we rated the Series 6 four out of five stars when we tested it, and it remains one of the standout wearables you can buy - at under $350 it's a bargain.

Apple Watch Series 3, 38mm: $199

Apple Watch Series 3, 38mm: $199 $169 at Best Buy
Save $30 -
We saw the Series 3 as low as $109 for Black Friday, but the stock was supremely limited and this is still a solid deal for the Apple Watch 3. This one's an older device but it's still a great smartwatch and worthy of the 4.5 out of 5 stars we gave it in our review. It's slower and less feature-rich than the SE, plus it's likely to lose watchOS support in the next few years. If you want a truly cheap Apple Watch, it's the best.

Apple Watch 5 GPS and Cellular, 44mm: $749

Apple Watch 5 GPS and Cellular, 44mm: $749 $459 at Amazon
Save $290 -
Right now on Amazon you can grab the Apple Watch 5 with cellular data at a saving of $290. That's for the 44mm model, and it's almost the lowest price ever, so this deal is well worth considering if you want a powerful smartwatch to pair with your iPhone.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 | 44mm | GPS: $279.99

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 | 44mm | GPS: $279.99 $229.99 at Amazon (save $50)
This is the bigger version of the standard Galaxy Watch 4, for if you like your big screens and chunky watches. The cellular version is also on sale, useful for if you want to use it without your smartphone.
44mm | GPS & cellular: $329.99 $279.99 at Amazon (save $50)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic | 46mm | GPS: $379.99

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic | 46mm | GPS: $379.99 $323 at Amazon (save $55)
This is a big and bougie smartwatch, especially if you opt for the cellular version, and the discount will barely help you there.
46mm | GPS & cellular: $429.99 $379.99 at Amazon (save $50)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 | 45mm | Bluetooth: $480

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 | 45mm | Bluetooth: $480 $330 at Amazon (save $150)
If you want a big 45mm smartwatch at a hefty saving then you could do worse than this Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 at a $150 discount. That knocks a healthy 31% off the price, and is a great deal for an older but still highly capable Samsung wearable.

Fossil Men's Gen 6 44mm: $299

Fossil Men's Gen 6 44mm: $299 $229 at Amazon
Save $90
– The Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch is one that's actually ready for the future, as it will support the upcoming Wear OS 3 in 2022. It's got powerful capabilities, a fantastic design wrapped around a solid AMOLED display, and it's nearly $100 off right now.

Fitbit Versa 3: $229.95

Fitbit Versa 3: $229.95 $179.95 at Fitbit
Save $50
 - The Fitbit Versa 3 is one of the latest and most high-tech Fitbit wearables, so a $50 saving is notable. Beyond the core fitness tracking features the Versa 3 also boasts blood oxygen readings and a great screen, all packaged in a lightweight and comfortable shell.

$299.95

Fitbit Sense: $299.95 $189.95 at Amazon
Save $110 - The Fitbit Sense is one of the more stylish smartwatches in Fitbit's range and this is the best discount we've seen yet on it. In our review we were fond of its GPS, its comfort, and its mood and stress tracking, but noted that some features require Fitbit Premium.

Fitbit Versa 2: $199.95

Fitbit Versa 2: $199.95 $118.99 at Walmart
Save $81 -
Walmart's Deals for Days sale has the feature-packed Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch on sale for a record-low price of $118.99. The smartwatch provides a remarkable six-day battery life and allows you to store 300 or so songs on your wrist.

Garmin Forerunner 45 (42mm): $194.95

Garmin Forerunner 45 (42mm): $194.95 $119.99 at Amazon
Save $74.96 - The Garmin Forerunner 45 is a feature-packed and lightweight running watch, and right now the red 42mm model is reduced by 33% at Amazon. We praised its value in our 4-star review, and that was before this discount, so it's a top entry-level choice for runners and anyone trying to get fit - just note that it doesn't do well at swim tracking.

Garmin Forerunner 45S (39mm): $199

Garmin Forerunner 45S (39mm): $199 $119.99 at Amazon
Save $79.01 - Right now you can grab the Garmin Forerunner 45S for just $129.99 - that's a 35% reduction. That's for the wearable in black, and the 'S' denotes its small 39mm size - that aside this is the same great running and fitness tracking watch as the standard Forerunner 45. So if you want a compact wearable that excels at basic run tracking then this is the one to go for.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: $349.99

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: $349.99 $249.99 at Amazon
Save $100
- This affordable wearable from Garmin is now even more affordable, with a saving of 29%. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music includes advanced training features and running dynamics, and as the name suggests it can also connect to music streaming services.

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro: $649.99

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro: $649.99 $449.99 at Amazon
Save $200
- The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is one of Garmin’s top wearables and right now it’s available for a hefty 32% discount, saving you $206 off the standard price. This highly capable multisport watch can track just about any activity you can do, so even without the discount it justifies its price tag.

Garmin Fenix 6S Pro: $649.99

Garmin Fenix 6S Pro: $649.99 $449.99 at Garmin
Save $200
- Whether you run, ride, ski, surf or do a range of other sports, the Garmin Fenix 6S Pro can track you, and now it can do so without emptying your wallet, as it’s down to just $449.99, saving you $200 off the standard price.

Garmin Fenix 6X Pro: $699.99

Garmin Fenix 6X Pro: $699.99 $499.99 at Garmin
Save $200
- The Fenix 6X Pro is reduced by $200 right now, making this exceptional wearable all the more tempting. This is a great deal on a device that’s packed full of sensors and features, making it ideal for serious athletes and outdoorspeople.

Garmin Vivoactive 4S: $349.99

Garmin Vivoactive 4S: $349.99 $199.99 at Best Buy
Save $150
- The Garmin Vivoactive 4S is a great way to keep track of your heart rate, energy levels and more during the day. Then when you work out properly you can also track your fitness more in depth, with GPS and workout tracking. This watch is designed to have mainstream appeal rather than being built for real athletes, but it's a step up from a basic tracker, and right now it's available at a big $150 discount.

Cyber Monday smartwatch sales (UK)

Apple Watch 7 (41mm, GPS): £369

Apple Watch 7 (41mm, GPS): £369 £349 at John Lewis
Save £20 -
One of the best Apple Watch deals is the all-new Apple Watch 7 that's on sale for £349 from John Lewis. That's a £20 discount and a new record-low price for the 41mm smartwatch. This is the cheapest deal we've seen for the Series 7 smartwatch, so we'd grab this fantastic deal now before it's too late.

Apple Watch 7 (45mm, GPS): £399

Apple Watch 7 (45mm, GPS): £399 £379 at John Lewis
Save £20 -
Want the larger size watch? You're also able to save £20, as this is down to £379 at John Lewis. We've yet to see any other retailers offer this deal, but luckily it's offered on the Blue, Starlight, Green and Red color options.

Apple Watch 6 (44mm, GPS):  £389

Apple Watch 6 (44mm, GPS): £389 £309 at Currys
Save £60 - When it comes to outright value, you'll be hard-pressed to beat this Apple Watch deal on the Series 6 at Currys today. This model is a little older now, but it's still a great buy if you want something with a great display, powerful chip, and access to all the latest apps. The downside? This price is currently only available on the Red colour. The next cheapest price is on the White - currently retailing at £319 at Currys.

Apple Watch Series 6 (Cellular, 44mm):  £509

Apple Watch Series 6 (Cellular, 44mm): £509 £399 at Amazon
Save £110
- Amazon's still got a few Apple Watch 6's in stock - and better still it's offering up a very nice discount indeed on the cellular version. If you're going to be cutting the connection to your phone then this one's a great option as the Series 6 is still a very powerful flagship smartwatch indeed. Aside from a bigger screen and a few design tweaks, you're not missing much by opting for this older model versus the Series 7. Note, this price is available on the White and Red colours.

Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS): £299

Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS): £299 £249 at Currys
Save £50 -
If you're looking for something a little cheaper, you'll find all Apple Watch SE colours on sale in today's Apple Watch deals at Currys. This one's a match for the lowest price we've seen on this cheaper new device, so it's a great option if you're looking for a modern Apple Watch that can tick all the boxes but still come in at a reasonable cost.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm): £199

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm): £199 £169 at Amazon
Save £30 - The Apple Watch 3 is the perfect choice if you're on a budget and just want a device that's great for the basics - alerts, music, and fitness apps. It's a little older now but it's still great in 2021 and this latest early Black Friday price cut from Amazon brings it to within £10 of its cheapest ever price.

Need a bigger size? The 42mm is also discounted to £199

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (Bluetooth, 40mm):  £249

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (Bluetooth, 40mm): £249 £199 at Samsung
Save £50 - The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has only just launched and you can already save £50 in this early deal, making this the lowest price yet for this cutting-edge wearable that does it all. This deal is available on all colors too.

Need mobile connectivity? With LTE support this is £239

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (Bluetooth, 44mm):  £269

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (Bluetooth, 44mm): £269 £219 at Samsung
Save £50 - You can currently save £50 on the larger 44mm Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, making this premium new wearable a lot more affordable. It's a great choice if you want a big screen and slick software. Need mobile connectivity? With LTE support this is £259

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (Bluetooth, 42mm):  £349

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (Bluetooth, 42mm): £349 £274 at Samsung
Save £75 - The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is Samsung's top smartwatch and you can already get it for £75 off, which is the best discount we've seen so far. With a rotating bezel and a body composition monitor, this wearable has a lot to offer.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (Bluetooth, 46mm):  £369

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (Bluetooth, 46mm): £369 £294 at Samsung
Save £75 - The biggest version of Samsung's most premium smartwatch is currently available for a £75 discount, making the price far more palatable. You get a big screen, a rotating bezel, and near endless health and fitness features.

Need mobile connectivity? With LTE support this is £334

£299.99

Fitbit Sense: £299.99 £189 at Amazon
Save £110 - This is the best deal we've ever seen for the Fitbit Sense, and it's unlikely to get much cheaper this Black Friday. It has dropped by £110, and we particularly liked its detailed mood and stress tracking features that you don't get on many other Fitbit products.

£199.99

Fitbit Versa 3: £199.99 £139 at Amazon
Save £60.99 - The Fitbit Versa 3 is available for over £60 less than usual right now, bringing its price down to a very affordable level. Despite the low price this is a full-featured smartwatch too (though the focus is on health and fitness), and you can get that discount on the wearable in every shade.

£139.99

Fitbit Versa 2: £139.99 £99 at Very
Save £40 - The Fitbit Versa 2 is a great choice if you don't need the extra bells and whistles of the Versa 3, as it's a cheaper buy, especially with this deal. The design and most of the features are similar to the newer smartwatch, though notably it lacks GPS, so runners may want to go for the pricier model.

Garmin Instinct: £269.99

Garmin Instinct: £269.99 £119 at Amazon
Save £150.99 - The Garmin Instinct is available for 56% less than usual in this deal, bringing this already affordable wearable down to an impulse purchase price. With a comfortable design and solid sports tracking performance there's a lot to like here, though it lacks full mapping features.

Garmin Fenix 6S: £529.99

Garmin Fenix 6S: £529.99 £279 at Amazon
Save £250.99 - The Garmin Fenix 6S is a compact version of the flagship Fenix 6 - so in other words this is one of the best multisport watches on the planet. Usually it has a price to match, but this deal knocks 47% off the standard price of the Fenix 6S in silver with a black band, meaning you can get a high-end sports watch for mid-range money.

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro: £599.99

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro: £599.99 £379 at Amazon
Save £220.99 - The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is a supercharged multisport watch that's way more than most people need, but with 37% off this black model it's at a price that many will be able to afford. It can track just about any activity you can do from running and cycling to skiing and beyond, and with more precision than many devices. This is a big saving so it's worth snapping up if you think you'll make good use of it.

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music GPS: £349.99

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music GPS: £349.99 £179.99 at Very
Save £170
- The Forerunner 645 Music is almost half price in this incredible deal from Very. It allows you to store 500 songs on your running watch and has a whole host of Garmin features for just under £180. It's a top choice for anyone after a fitness-focused smartwatch.

Garmin Vivoactive 4: £279.99

Garmin Vivoactive 4: £279.99 £179.99 at Argos
Save £100 - The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is a mid-range multisport watch that offers many of the same tools as Garmin's top-end models, and allows for the tracking of over 20 different activities, from jogging to golf. It's a great smartwatch for anyone with at least a passing interest in fitness then, and right now you can get the black/gunmetal model at a triple-figure discount, so it's a great time to buy.

Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS: £249

Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS: £249 £199 at Currys
Save £50
- Garmin deals are happening, and this gives us £50 off one of the best smartwatches from the company. With up to 7 days battery life, GPS connectivity and more, the Forerunner 245 is a top choice if you're looking for a mid-range running watch.

Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm): £139.99

Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm): £139.99 £84.99 at Very
Save £55 - The larger version of the Huawei Watch GT 2 is a little more expensive, but gives you all the same features as its smaller counterpart with 4mm extra screen real estate for viewing your workout and wellness stats. If you've been looking for a budget-friendly fitness tracker with onboard GPS and impressive battery life, this could be the one for you.

£109.99

Huawei Watch GT 2e: £109.99 £64 at Amazon
Save £45 - A sportier successor to the Huawei Watch GT 2, the GT 2e puts more focus on fitness, with a wider range of activity tracking options (both indoor and outdoor), a new SpO2 sensor for measuring blood oxygen saturation, and the ability to detect six workout types automatically. With a battery life of up to two weeks, it's a solid workout partner.

Tips for buying a smartwatch

If you're buying a smartwatch on Cyber Monday then it's worth knowing what to look for. That means both knowing which watches are worth buying, and being able to tell how to spot a genuinely good deal. Below we've provided some tips for both of those things.

1. Do your research

It's worth knowing which smartwatches you're interested in ahead of time, so you don't have to research them when you spot a deal - and potentially miss out in the process.

To make it easier to decide on a wearable, we've created guides to the best smartwatch and the best cheap smartwatch, so they're great places to start.

2. Spot the genuine deals

Just because a deal has a big flashy 50% reduction or similar on it, that doesn't actually always mean that you'll pay 50% less than you would elsewhere. Sometimes the price that they've started from is higher than you'd typically pay, so the deal looks better at a glance than it really is.

It's worth therefore looking at the actual price you'll pay as much as the apparent reduction, and also comparing the price to what other stores are charging. Keep an eye on TechRadar too, because we'll be highlighting all the best deals on and around Cyber Monday.

3. Older models are the ones to watch

While you might find a slight reduction on this year's smartwatches, most of the biggest savings will be on wearables that came out in 2020 or earlier. That's even more true if a newer model in the range has launched since.

So rather than the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, consider the Galaxy Watch 3, or instead of the Apple Watch 7, consider an Apple Watch 6. There's always a chance that a major deal will emerge for a new device, but generally the best discounts will be found on these slightly older models.

Cyber Monday smartwatch FAQ

When will the best Cyber Monday smartwatch deals start in 2021?

Cyber Monday itself is on November 29 this year, so the actual Cyber Monday deals can be expected on that day, but sales could start far earlier. At the very least, it's Black Friday on November 26, so that day and the following weekend will be packed full of deals too.

We'd expect to see a number of smartwatch deals in the run up to Cyber Monday and Black Friday too, so keep an eye on this article for any highlights, but the best ones will probably be between November 26 and November 29.

Where will the best Cyber Monday smartwatch deals be?

We'll be highlighting all the best Cyber Monday smartwatch deals on this page, but there are certain sites that are likely to host many such deals if you want to dig them up yourself. Our top picks are below.

Top US retailers
Amazon
: a wide selection of smartwatches at excellent prices
Best Buy: expect big discounts on lots of smartwatches
Walmart: good deals and free shipping on smartwatches

Top UK retailers
Amazon: likely to host some of the best smartwatch deals in the UK
Currys: discounts and free delivery on smartwatches
John Lewis: sales and extended warranties on premium smartwatches

Should I wait for Cyber Monday smartwatch deals?

Whether you should wait or not partly depends on what smartwatch you’re after. As we’ve noted elsewhere in this article, we wouldn’t expect the Apple Watch 7 will get much of a discount if it gets reduced at all.

This is a very recent model and it’s in high demand, so there’s no reason for retailers to reduce it. That high demand also means you might find there’s a wait to get hold of it too – so you might want to put your order in sooner rather than later.

To a lesser extent, other recent smartwatches such as the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are also probably worth buying now rather than waiting. While they’re unlikely to sell out, they probably won’t get heavily reduced either, so you might as well strap one to your wrist sooner.

But for older wearables it’s definitely worth waiting, as there are likely to be big discounts on some. And if you’re not in a hurry then there’s no harm in waiting even if you have your eye on a recent device, as it’s always possible that there will be reductions.

3 best smartwatches to watch out for

Apple Watch SE

(Image credit: Apple)
The best smartwatch... but you'll need an iPhone

Specifications

OS: watchOS 7
Compatibility: iOS
Display: 1.78" OLED
Processor: Apple S5
Onboard storage: 32GB
Battery: 18 hours
Charging method: Wireless
IP rating: Water-resistant to 50m
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE

Reasons to buy

+
Premium design
+
Great price for Apple Watch

Reasons to avoid

-
Lacks always on display
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Battery could be better

The Apple Watch SE is a mid-range smartwatch but it tops our list of the best smartwatches you can buy, as it offers much of what makes the Apple Watch 6 so great but at a much lower price.

It's worth noting that our best smartwatch guide doesn't include the Apple Watch 7 at the time of writing, as we're yet to put that through a full review. So it's possible the Apple Watch SE won't have the number one spot for long, but either way it's a great wearable and a great mid-range choice.

On Cyber Monday we'd expect it will be even better value too, as last year it saw some small discounts, and this year if anything it might get more heavily reduced.

Read our full Apple Watch SE review

A render of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 against a white background

(Image credit: Samsung)
The best Samsung smartwatch

Specifications

OS: Wear OS
Compatibility: Android
Display: 1.2" 396 x 396 / 1.4" 450 x 450 Super AMOLED
Processor: Dual-core 1.18GHz
Onboard storage: 16GB
Battery duration: 3 days on 44mm / less on 40mm
Charging method: Wireless
IP rating: IP68
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE (for extra)

Reasons to buy

+
Excellent performance
+
Interesting new software

Reasons to avoid

-
Limited compatibility
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Lacks rotating bezel

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is a great high-end Wear OS smartwatch. As a relatively recent wearable it probably won't be subject to massive Cyber Monday discounts, but we wouldn't be surprised if it's reduced at least a little.

It's packed full of health and fitness tracking features, including a body composition monitor, which isn't something its major rivals offer. However, it doesn't work with iPhones, and if you have a non-Samsung Android phone then you'll miss out on some features.

Still, for Samsung phone owners this is one of the best and most high-tech smartwatches available, so keep an eye out for it on Cyber Monday.

Read our full Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 review

Fitbit Versa Lite

(Image credit: Fitbit)
Like a Fitbit Versa, but lighter on features

Specifications

OS: Fitbit OS
Compatibility: Android 5+, iOS 10+
Display: 1.34" 300 x 300
Processor: N/A
Onboard storage: N/A
Battery duration: Around four days
Charging method: Magnetic connecting pin
IP rating: IP67
Connectivity: N/A

Reasons to buy

+
Cheaper than other Fitbits
+
Small and comfortable design

Reasons to avoid

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No Fitbit Pay
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No onboard storage for music

The Fitbit Versa Lite tops our list of the best cheap smartwatches, and it could be even cheaper on Cyber Monday, as Fitbits tend to get discounted during this yearly sale.

As the name suggests, it's a more basic version of the Fitbit Versa, but while it lacks some features such as Fitbit Pay and music storage, this is still a stylish smartwatch that's well suited to tracking your activity.

So assuming this ends up substantially cheaper than the standard Versa on Cyber Monday, we highly recommend it if you want a fitness-focused smartwatch bargain.

Read our full Fitbit Versa Lite review

You might want to check out Apple Watch vs Garmin comparison.

TechRadar is scouring every retailer and rounding up all the top deals over the Cyber Monday period, and we’ve put all the best Cyber Monday deals in easy-to-navigate articles to help you find the bargains you’re looking for.

Tom Bedford
Tom Bedford

Tom's role in the TechRadar team is to specialize in phones and tablets, but he also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK.


He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working in TechRadar freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. Outside of TechRadar he works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.