We call Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 6 the best option for Android users in our smartwatch buying guide, and it’s now on sale for $235 at Amazon. There’s always a chance we see a better deal on Black Friday, but for now, that’s the lowest price we’ve tracked for the wearable outside of trade-in deals. The discount only applies to the 40mm Graphite model without LTE support, but it’s still $65 cheaper than buying from Samsung directly and $25 below the previous low we saw earlier this month. If you have larger wrists or want a bigger display, the 44mm version of the wearable is down to $280, which is $50 off its MSRP. The 40mm Gold model is also on sale for $250.
We gave the Galaxy Watch 6 a review score of 84 back in September. It’s not all that different than the Galaxy Watches that preceded it, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Its design is still clean and relatively durable, its interface remains simple enough to navigate and it continues to offer the usual array of health-tracking sensors. New with this model is a slightly brighter and larger OLED display with thinner bezels. There’s a bigger battery as well, though you shouldn’t expect much more than a day of use out of this 40mm model on average (the 44mm variant should last longer, though).
Apart from the expected activity- and sleep-tracking insights, the Galaxy Watch 6 can measure your skin temperature overnight, monitor your blood oxygen levels and notify you if it senses an irregular heart rhythm. It’s still accurate at automatically detecting and logging workouts as well. All of this runs on Google’s Wear OS 4, and Samsung says the device will gain software updates through 2027.
One thing the Galaxy Watch 6 does not have is a rotating bezel for navigating the OS. For that, you have to step up to the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, which is on sale for $350 and also comes with a sturdier stainless steel case. Though we broadly like both devices for Android users, they’ll still work best when paired with a Samsung phone. Many of the Galaxy Watch 6’s software features will trickle down to older models as well, so there’s no need to upgrade if you own a Watch 5. But if you don’t use an iPhone and have been looking to grab your first smartwatch, this is a good entry point.