The best cheap smartwatch deals in September 2018

best cheap smartwatch deals

Roll up, roll up, one and all and come see our best smartwatch deals curated for you and your bare wrist. 

No longer will you be without time, smartphone notifications and a calculator on your wrist as our best smartwatch deals offer something for every price point.

But let’s not drone on, here's our selection of the top smartwatch deals including Wear OS, Tizen and Apple Watch devices.

Wear OS smartwatches

The platform with the widest choice of smartwatches is Google's Wear OS, with devices arriving in a range of designs, sizes and prices. Previously known as Android Wear, the platform was rebranded at the start of 2018 to reflect more and more iPhone owners are using Wear OS products, largely we imagine due to the much lower prices.

From cheap smartwatch deals to premium smartwatch deals, there's something for everyone who wants a Wear OS watch.

Huawei Watch 2

Feature-packed with more functions than you can shake a stick at

Built in GPS and NFC
Optional 4G variant
Screen a little small
Design not premium

If you're looking for a smartwatch packed-full of features... STOP LOOKING. The Huawei Watch 2 is stuffed full of party pieces, from GPS for tracking your runs and NFC for contactless payments, to an optional 4G variant for internet on the move and the ability to make and receive calls - it's got it all.

Sure it's not cheap, and there are better looking smartwatches on the market, but if it's features you're after the Watch 2 is a great choice.

LG Watch Style

The thinnest Android Wear watch around

Thin, sophisticated look
Reasonably priced
Missing NFC and GPS
Still requires nightly charge

The LG Watch Style is undeniably a fashionable device, and in the smartwatch world it's also on the cheaper end of the scale.

It does miss out on GPS and NFC, which means for those looking for a fitness watch or a fancy way to make contactless payments are out of luck here.

However, this is the thinnest Android Wear watch around, making it suitable for more slender wrists - something of a rarity at the moment.

Apple Watches

Going from strength to strength since the original version in 2014, we're now onto the Apple Watch Series 4. While some of the older models have been discontinued, there are some big discounts to be had on the older versions like the Apple Watch 2 and 3.

The older Apple watches are available in two screen sizes, 38mm and 42mm. Nowadays though, the new Apple Watch 4 comes in larger 40mm and 44mm sizes. There's a range of case materials and straps to choose from on every model - and the fancier you get the steeper the price goes.

Apple products are very good at holding their price - especially the newer stuff - so the chance of some great smartwatch deals is slimmer here. Keep checking back though, as this page will automatically update to show the cheapest Apple Watch deals.

Apple Watch 4

The best Apple Watch yet

OS: watchOS 5 | Compatibility: iOS | Display: 40mm and 44mm OLED | Processor: S4 dual-core | Onboard storage: 16GB | Battery: 18 hours | Charging method: Wireless | IP rating: IPX7 | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS

Larger display
Better battery
More health and fitness features

The Apple Watch Series 4 is a worthy upgrade. Many are already calling it the best smartwatch yet. The new watch face has a larger screen, losing those large black bezels and it feels less 'chunky' than older models. Fitness fans will appreciate the improved heart-rate monitor and there's even a built-in ECG monitor (a world first on a smartwatch). The improved 18-hour battery will finally let you get through the whole day without worrying about recharging it too.

Apple Watch 3 (Series 3)

A modest - but impressive - upgrade

Altimeter
Cellular options
LTE isn't good value
Battery life needs to be longer

The regular Apple Watch 3 and Apple Watch 3 LTE delivers a really minimal upgrade, unlike the new iPhone X. The latter version essentially just adds in connectivity to its latest wearable. This basic Series 3 model though can only be called an incremental upgrade over the Apple Watch 2.

If you're not that bothered about being connected wherever you are - or don't want to pay extra for the capability - you might want to look at the older Apple Watch Series 2 deals below and save yourself some money.

Apple Watch 2 (Series 2)

A speed boost and fitness focus

Water-resistant
GPS onboard
Expensive
Lack of useful apps

The Apple Watch 2 is water-resistant, which means it's more durable than most of the other devices on this list and you won't have to worry about getting it wet in the rain when you're out for a jog.

There's GPS onboard to make running that little bit easier plus. but be warned though, the Apple Watch 2 is expensive. If you already own an Apple Watch, the 2 may not be worth the upgrade plus there's the newer Apple Watch 3 too. It can also be difficult to find the Apple Watch 2 now Apple doesn't actively sell it.

Apple Watch 3 Nike + deals prices

Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+

The Apple Watch for fitness fanatics

Improved sports band
Pre-installed Nike+ app
Still expensive

If you're into your fitness and on the hunt for a smartwatch which can help you track your workouts this is the Apple Watch you want. Its sports band makes it more comfortable when you work up a sweat and the pre-installed Nike+ app means you're ready to run right out the box.

Samsung Smartwatches

Samsung started its smartwatch life using Android Wear, but over the past couple of years it's moved away from Google's platform and onto its own Tizen OS offering.

Apps aren't as plentiful here compared to the Apple Watch Android Wear ranges, but the ones you do get (e.g. Spotify, MyFitnessPal, Uber) are very well integrated. They work with both Android and iOS too.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

The sporty Samsung watch gains some style

OS: Tizen OS | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Display: 1.2" or 1.3" 360 x 360 Super AMOLED | Processor: Dual-core 1.15GHz | Band sizes: 22mm or 20mm | Onboard storage: 4GB | Battery duration: 4 days on 46mm / less on 42mm | Charging method: Wireless | IP rating: 50m | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Impressive battery life
Useful rotating bezel
Annoying charger
Bixby isn't great

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is arguably the finest smartwatch on the planet right now. This is the follow up to the Gear S3 (there is no Gear S4), and marks a big enough improvement to justify moving to a brand name of the same calibre as its excellent Galaxy mobiles.

The battery life here is simply outstanding as the 46mm version comes with a four-day battery, even with extensive use. And to think Apple is so pleased the new Apple Watch 4 can last for 18 hours now. Generally we've gotten used to the best smartwatches lasting a day or so at best, so this is something special. This seems much more suited to fitness fans than earlier models too.

With an intuitive rotating bezel and interface, navigating your apps is a joy. That being said, there aren't as many available with Wear OS or Apple watches. 

Samsung Gear Sport

A Gear S3, but in a smaller package

Sleeker design
Offline Spotify
Poor exercise tracking
Erratic GPS

This is much like the Gear S3 before it and it only sits above that watch because it's a newer device. The Sport is a fine smartwatch, but we didn't love it and if you can find the Gear S3 a touch cheaper you'll be just as happy.

It does almost precisely what its predecessor does in a slightly sleeker and more water-resistant way, but lowers the battery life somewhat 

Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Gear S3

Samsung's latest goes big against Apple - literally

Intuitive interface
Great activity tracking
Very large on wrist
Severe lack of apps

Despite a lack of original apps, the Samsung Gear S3 is one of the best smartwatch options on the market and it works with iOS and Android. The intuitive controls and Super AMOLED screen from the Gear S2 are here, plus GPS makes its debut too. 

While its look is more executive than the Gear S2, it rocks a IP68-protected build and lasts up to 3 days before needing a charge.

Samsung Gear S2

Samsung is finally a real smartwatch contender

Innovative rotating bezel
Works with Android and iOS
Too few apps

The Samsung Gear S2 felt like a real step forward in smartwatch design when it launched, with its rotating bezel and Tizen OS viewed as useful innovations. The Super AMOLED screen is also a real standout feature, it's incredibly sharp, vibrant, and fully circular.