Of all the Fitbit Black Friday deals, we didn't really expect the Fitbit Versa to be part of the sales action. But US retailers Target, Meijer and JCPenney have proved us wrong, and are set to knock off a big chunk of cash on the Versa.
The retailers have offered a sneak peek at some of the deals we can expect when Black Friday kicks off on 23 November. Front and centre of its Black Friday ad is Fitbit's second smartwatch, which will be available for $149. That's $50 off the usual price.
Fitbit Versa - $149.95 (save $50) - Target
Fitbit Versa - $149.95 (save $50) - Meijer
Fitbit Versa - $149.95 (save $50) - JCPenney
Fitbit Versa SE - $179.95 (save $50) - Meijer
Fitbit's 'mass appeal' smartwatch went on sale back in April of this year and has proved a big success story for the company. While last year's Ionic has dropped down in price over the year, this would be the first time that the Versa budges from its $199 price tag. At $149, that makes it even more of a great smartwatch to pick up and is a fair bit cheaper than investing in an Apple Watch.
If you're wondering how the Versa compares to the Ionic, the Versa has a smaller, slimmer design and lacks the built-in GPS support included in the Ionic. But the Versa offers everything else that Fitbit's first smartwatch offers. That includes swim tracking, female health tracking and 4-5 days of battery life.
It scored an impressive 4 out of 5 in our review, where we praised it for a more agreeable design, being packed with features and having a more attractive price.
With Target, Meijer and JCPenney offering a cut-price Versa, it could signal that other retailers and even Fitbit could follow suit and do the same too. If more Versa deals do surface, be sure to check into our main Black Friday 2018 deals page to keep track of them.