Smartwatches are getting better every year. They can now last for more than a day without a charge despite their tiny size while staying linked to your phone. Some give notifications and tell you when it’s going to rain while others can function as full-blown phones, untethered from your phone completely like the Apple Watch Series 3.

Best smartwatch deals

What smartwatch should you buy?

The Apple Watch is still the dominant force in the smartwatch market, but many smartwatches from the likes of LG and Moto run Android Wear, while Samsung's run its own Tizen UI. Make sure your watch of choice is compatible with your phone before you buy.

Also bear in mind whether or not your phone will be compatible with the smartwatch you’re after – Apple Watch is only for iPhones, and most Android Wear watches require your phone to be of a certain age and running a certain version or later of Android.

There are also designer smartwatches that often run Android Wear from brands like Guess, D&G and Tag Heuer. They are often very expensive, so if you have your eye on one, it's a good idea to look out for discounts.

Where to find smartwatch deals

Amazon often has some of the biggest discounts on smartwatches and other tech, but it's always worth shopping around if you don't see something you like in our selection here.

If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you'll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.

Sign up for Prime now to make sure you're ready.

Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check for bargains:

Best smartwatch deals today

1. Xiaomi Mi Band 2

From: Gearbest

Now: £20.76

The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is a genuine steal - an excellent activity tracker at the fraction of the price of a Fitbit. Here's our review to prove it.

2. Garmin Vivoactive GPS Smart Watch

From: Amazon

Was: £189.99

Now: £124.77  (£65.22 off)

3. Apple Watch Series 3 Stainless Steel, GPS + Cellular

From: Very

Was: £599

Now: £559  (£40 off)

Get this Apple Watch from Very at an even better price than Apple.

4. Fitbit Ionic

From: Amazon

Was: £299.99

Now: £239.99  (£60 off)

 The Fitbit Ionic is now cheaper on Amazon than on Fitbit's official store. Read our review.

5. Huawei Watch 2 Sport

From: Currys PC World

Was: £329

Now: £199  (£130 off)

The Huawei Watch 2 Sport at this price is a great deal.

6. Garmin Forerunner 235

From: Amazon

Was: £299.99

Now: £199.05  (£100.94 off)