Whatever gadget you're looking for, odds are you'll find some of the best prices during Black Friday 2018. Last year, the week of Black Friday offered up the most electronics deals overall, 39% of which earned our Editors' Choice seal of approval.
We're rounding up the best Black Friday ads, so you'll know what to expect from smartwatches, fitness trackers, speakers, headphones, and cameras on Black Friday.
Best Black Friday Electronics Ads 2018
Fitbit Charge 3 Activity Tracker + $30 Kohl's Cash for $119.99 at Kohl's
Why Buy It: Big discount on a brand-new fitness tracker
The Fibit Charge 3 was just released a month ago, and we didn't expect to see any discounts for this new fitness tracker. However, when shopping the Kohl's Black Friday sale, you can shave $30 off the retail price and get another $30 in store credit.
Fitbit Versa Smartwatch + $45 Kohl's Cash for $149.99 at Kohl's
Why Buy It: Kohl's Cash makes this the best price we've seen
We expected the Fitbit Versa to hit $200 and to be bundled with gift cards. This deal goes beyond, with an even lower price than we predicted, and $45 Kohl's Cash that effectively drops it to $104.99.
Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch + $60 Kohl's Cash for $199.99 at Kohl's
Why Buy It: Kohl's Cash drops this below our predictions
We expected the Ionic to drop to $190 or less. While this deal isn't quite that low, it's pretty close. Factor in the Kohl's Cash and you'll basically get this fitness tracker for $139.99. If you don't need $60 in Kohl's Cash for some reason, Best Buy will have it for the same price.
Apple Watch Series 3 from $199.99 at Target
Why Buy It: Great price for last year's model
With the release of the Apple Watch Series 4, we expected discounts on the Series 3 to come in the form of sitewide coupons. This deal is much better than that, and it's an excellent outright price for still-recent Apple tech. (And it definitely beats Best Buy's Black Friday ad.)
Shopping elsewhere? Macy's is taking $80 off the Apple Watch Series 3, as well. Assuming that's off the list price, that should drop the starting price to fall right in line with Target's deal.
Select Klipsch, Polk, & Sony Speakers for 50% off at Best Buy
Why Buy It: Rare discounts to upgrade your audio system
If you want to upgrade your home sound system, this is a good way to do it. While Klipsch might take up to 60% off in its own store closer to Black Friday, this is a pretty great deal on a variety of quality speakers.
Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker for $99.99 at Best Buy
Why Buy It: It's the lowest price we've seen
If you need a solid Bluetooth speaker, this one will certainly check all the important boxes. It offers up to 20 hours of playtime per charge, a Bluetooth range of up to 100 feet, 360° sound, and it's waterproof.
Fitbit Versa Special Edition Fitness Tracker for $179.95 at Jet.com
Why Buy It: It's $50 cheaper than list
The special edition of the Fitbit Versa differs only in looks and price. If you prefer a woven wristband instead of the rubbery sport bands, this is the version for you.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier 46mm Smartwatch for $199.99 at Best Buy
Why Buy It: It's the best price for a new unit
If you want your smartwatch to look a little more traditional, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is a solid pick. It's even better as it's $100 cheaper than its list price, and is the best price we've seen for a new unit.
NOTE: The information below was assembled before the Black Friday ads came out. Please refer to the ads above before making any shopping plans.
Black Friday Smartwatch Deal Predictions
- Fossil Q smartwatches will drop below $100
- Fitbit Ionic could fall to $190 or less
- Fitbit Versa will cost around $200 and be bundled with gift cards
Black Friday Fitness Tracker Deal Predictions
- Select Garmin fitness trackers will sell for as little as $30
- Fitbit Blaze will cost as little as $80
- Budget fitness bands will fall under $10
Black Friday Apple Watch Deal Predictions
- Apple Watch Series 4 will be full price, but come with gift cards
- Use sitewide coupons to drop Apple Watch Series 3 to around $250
- Apple Watch Series 1 will fall to $179
- Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 will hit $320 at Nike
Black Friday Speaker Deal Predictions
- Klipsch will take up to 60% off its speakers (and headphones)
- Logitech UE Boom 2 speaker will hit $60
- JBL Flip 4 could drop to $40, and the Charge 3 will be $70
Black Friday Headphones Deal Predictions
- Apple AirPods will see a rare discount, dropping to $130
- High-end headphones from Audeze and Sennheiser fall to $275 or less
- Budget headphones will cost as little as $10
Black Friday Camera Deal Predictions
- Nikon and Canon bundles will often require mail-in rebates
- Camera bag deals will be priced from $25
- GoPro cameras will be bundled with $50 or $75 gift cards
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