Labor Day is around the corner, and that means tons of sales are in the works. There's never a bad time for a sale - especially if you still have some back-to-school shopping to do - but it's these early REI deals that caught our eye.
That's right! The popular outdoor gear store has slashed prices on select items, including these top-rated smartwatches that are perfect if you're looking to upgrade to a newer watch, get into a new fitness routine, take on a new activity like running or swimming, or want to buy something nice for a fitness junkie in your life - or even yourself. But hurry! These deals will only last through September 2nd.
Suunto 9 GPS Watch: $349.29 (was $499) at REI
Save $150 - This is an incredible deal on a multisport fitness smartwatch with GPS, intelligent battery technology, and accurate motion and heart rate sensors. It has up to 120 hours of continuous tracking, making it ideal for endurance athletes on the go. It's also stylish - and at 30% off, the price can't be beat.
Suunto 3 Fitness Watch: $160.29 (was $229) at REI
Save $69 - If you're looking for an even cheaper Suunto option, this smartwatch is for you. The Suunto 3 Fitness Watch collects data like your steps, calories burned, sleep, stress levels, and recovery needs to help you cultivate a more balanced lifestyle. It doesn't have a built-in GPS, but connecting the watch to the Suunto app enables speed and distance tracking based on data collected by your phone.
Suunto Core Watch: $153.29 (was $219) at REI
Save $66 - If you're an avid backpacker or hiker, this watch is a great option for the price. It may not have all the basic bells and whistles some higher-end watches have, like a heart rate monitor and calorie and step counters, but it does have interesting features like elevation scale and a built-in inclement weather alert.
Don't see something you like? Luckily, Suunto has a Labor Day sale of its own with even more smartwatches and fitness watches on sale. Suunto is one of the top brands for activity and fitness watches: the watch software and hardware are both top-of-the-line, and there's a watch for everyone, from the casual gym enthusiast to the hardcore triathlon participant.
Suunto Traverse Alpha in Slealth: $299.40 (was $499) at Suunto
Save $200 - For outdoors enthusiasts who are particularly into fishing and hunting, this watch may have the functions you need that are normally not included in a standard fitness watch. It has sunrise and sunset alerts, moon phases and moon rise and set times, automatic shot detection, and a compass, among many other handy tools.
Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR: $139.50 (was $279) at Suunto
Save $139.50 - This popular Suunto option is now a whopping half off for Labor Day. It's a GPS sports watch that is both versatile and practical. If you want a basic yet very complete sports watch - and not mention, relatively cheap - this one is for you.
Suunto Spartan Ultra: $324.50 (was $649) at Suunto
Save $324.50 - Save half of the original $650 price tag on this GPS-enabled, touchscreen smartwatch. It's an upgraded version of the Suunto Spartan Trainer, so if you're thinking about seriously training for a race of any kind, this watch is for you. You can purchase a hear rate monitor with the watch for an extra $25 (the watch requires a HR belt or wrist HR monitor).
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