The 11 best smartwatches of 2021 for men, women and kids

Smart smartwatch deals for Mother’s Day: Discounts on Apple Watch, Fitbit and more


Tick tock, time is running out on your chance to line up a Mother’s Day gift. If you plan to skip the flowers this year and go the tech route, splurging on the latest Apple Watch for dear ol’ mom won’t set you back as much as you might think. Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 3 models are currently discounted, and there are other smartwatches on sale, too.

Take a look at the smartwatches on sale below, and if you need some other ideas for Mom, check out CNET’s Mother’s Day gift ideas for health nuts and fitness buffs and favorite gifts for moms. 

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The 11 best smartwatches of 2021 for men, women and kids

Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS, 40mm): $349 (save $50)

If Mom already has an iPhone, an Apple Watch makes a great addition. She can make payments, stream music and track her fitness. The health benefits of the Series 4 go beyond counting steps: it notifies you of high or irregular heart rhythms that could signal potentially life-threatening conditions like atrial fibrillation; it has a built-in electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) feature; and it alerts your emergency contacts if you’ve taken a bad fall. The smaller 40mm size will likely fit most moms.

Amazon and Best Buy each have multiple color options on sale. Best Buy has the Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sand Sport Band, Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band and Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sand Sport Loop. Amazon has the Seashell Sport Loop, Space Gray Aluminum with Black Sport Band and Space Gray Aluminum with Black Sport Loop.

At Walmart, only the Space Gray model with the Black Sport Band is on sale. 

Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS, 44mm): $379 (save $50)

Amazon also has six color combos on sale of the larger 44mm model.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm): $199 (save $80)

The Apple Watch Series 3 isn’t quite as sleek as the Series 4 has a slightly smaller screen and lacks the EKG feature, but it is much more affordable and still a great smartwatch, especially for iPhone-toting moms. Plus, it has great heart health features that don’t require the EKG. A Series 3 watch can both alert its user if it detects abnormally high or low heart rates during a period of inactivity, which can help catch some serious medical conditions such as AFib.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 42mm): $229 (save $80)

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