Considering that we all have have stayed indoors and socially distanced, chances are you’ve got a digital gift or virtual gift card this holiday season. The best way to spend gift cards (or buy a last minute giveaway) is to make sure you get a good discount, which is why we’ve rounded up some of the best post Christmas deals on products we have. tested and appreciated this year. .
And if the undersized sweater or bulky headphones under the tree didn’t make your list, here is how to return everything.
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Outdoor and fitness offers
January is rich in business in fitness and outdoor equipment thanks to the new resolve of people with New Year’s resolutions. If that health related gadget or gadget you have been looking for is not yet on sale, it will probably be soon.
REI End of Year Sale: Up to 50% Off: Almost all categories of outdoor equipment sold by REI are discounted. These types of big discounts aren’t particularly uncommon for REI, but these are the best times to check out and see if a brand you love has a good deal. For example, all of us on the Gear team swear by DarnTough socks, and some of the Hiker styles are reduced. They’re super warm and great for cold weather (and backed by a lifetime warranty).
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 for $ 339 ($ 61 off): If you are looking for a Alternative to Apple Watch, That’s it. It has blood oxygen saturation measurement capabilities, an EKG, and you can perform all the usual smartwatch functions like tracking steps and responding to notifications on your phone. It will work on iPhones but with limited functionality. If you don’t want to spend that much, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is also a good option with a similar set of features. for $ 200 ($ 70 off).
Fossil Gen 5E Men’s for $ 139 ($ 110 off) and Women for $ 139 ($ 110 off): This is the best deal we’ve seen on these relatively new watches, even better than Fossil’s Black Friday sale. At this price, they’re great options for checking notifications and basic fitness tracking, but the battery will only last a day and they’re not very fast.
Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire Edition for $ 350 ($ 400 off): It’s not the latest Garmin, but if you’re a multisport athlete looking for a fitness watch, this is a great selling option. It offers full color topographic maps, route tracking, altimeter and GPS functionality. It will also analyze your heart rate to tell you what level of activity your body is ready for. The screen is protected by a sapphire crystal, which is more resistant to scratches than glass.
Beats Powerbeats Pro for $ 170 ($ 80 off): Headphones fall off when you exercise? These will stick in whatever you do, have good sound quality and have a battery life of 9 hours. Our opinion has more details.
Apple Watch Series 6 for $ 350 ($ 49 off): It’s the best smartwatch around if you have an iPhone. It can track sleep, blood oxygen saturation, the level of ambient noise around you, has an ECG, and can do a lot more. Read our review.
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