Our smartwatch buying guide designates Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 6 as the top choice for Android users, and now you can snag it for a reduced price of $235 on Amazon. While we might come across even better deals on Black Friday, this currently stands as the lowest price we’ve observed for this wearable, excluding trade-in deals. The price drop pertains to the 40mm Graphite model without LTE support, making it $65 more affordable than purchasing directly from Samsung and $25 less than the previous lowest price we spotted earlier this month. If you have larger wrists or prefer a larger display, the 44mm version of this smartwatch is available for $280, a $50 discount from its MSRP. Furthermore, the 40mm Gold model is also currently priced at $250.
In our review back in September, we rated the Galaxy Watch 6 with a score of 84. While it doesn’t deviate significantly from its Galaxy Watch predecessors, this isn’t necessarily a drawback. It maintains a clean and reasonably durable design, boasts an easy-to-navigate interface, and offers a standard set of health-tracking sensors. This model features a slightly brighter and larger OLED display with narrower bezels. There’s also a larger battery, but the 40mm version typically provides around a day of use on average (the 44mm edition may offer longer usage).
In addition to the anticipated activity and sleep tracking features, the Galaxy Watch 6 can monitor your skin temperature overnight, check your blood oxygen levels, and alert you to irregular heart rhythms. It operates on Google’s Wear OS 4, and Samsung has committed to providing software updates through 2027.
One notable absence from the Galaxy Watch 6 is the rotating bezel for navigating the operating system, a feature present on the pricier Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, available at a sale price of $350, which also features a more robust stainless steel case. While we generally recommend both devices for Android users, they work best when paired with a Samsung phone. Many software features of the Galaxy Watch 6 will eventually reach older models, so there’s no rush to upgrade if you own a Watch 5. However, if you’re in the market for your first smartwatch and use an Android device, this makes for a great starting point.