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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for smart watch under $500.

Smartwatches are the next big thing in wearable technology. They can do everything from alerting you to texts, emails, and social media updates to tracking your fitness and keeping tabs on your calendar. Browse the top-ranked list of smart watches under $500 below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Apple Watch Series 9 GPS 41mm Aluminum Case with Light Pink Sport Band  (Small/Medium) - Pink - Front_Zoom
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    "Awesome Smart Watch!!!...Great working smart watch. No issues so far. Love the apps"

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    Apple Watch Series 9 helps you stay connected, active, healthy, and safe. Featuring double tap, a magical way to interact with Apple Watch, an even-brighter display, faster on-device Siri, and Precision Finding for iPhone.
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    "Awesome Smart Watch!!!...Great working smart watch. No issues so far. Love the apps"

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    Apple Watch Series 9 helps you stay connected, active, healthy, and safe. Featuring double tap, a magical way to interact with Apple Watch, an even-brighter display, faster on-device Siri, and Precision Finding for iPhone.
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  2. COROS - PACE 3 GPS Sport Watch - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: WPACE3-BLK
    SKU: 6568730
    Top comment

    "Bye bye Apple Watch...Overall, I like it and may even benefit from some of the data I've previously not had such as recovery status, resting heart rate and others. It is a nice watch! It has all the hardware a $500 Garmin watch would have! ...A runners watch with great battery life...I've had quite a few smart watches in the past, and this one has some features I love, and some features that I miss. "

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    Improving on its legendary predecessor in every way, COROS Pace 3 packs an even more powerful punch. Track your training and recovery with a technologically advanced watch that's lightweight and comfortable, with outstanding data accuracy, and backed by the industry-leading COROS training software system. COROS Pace 3 paves the way to discover your potential.
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    "Bye bye Apple Watch...Overall, I like it and may even benefit from some of the data I've previously not had such as recovery status, resting heart rate and others. It is a nice watch! It has all the hardware a $500 Garmin watch would have! ...A runners watch with great battery life...I've had quite a few smart watches in the past, and this one has some features I love, and some features that I miss. "

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    Improving on its legendary predecessor in every way, COROS Pace 3 packs an even more powerful punch. Track your training and recovery with a technologically advanced watch that's lightweight and comfortable, with outstanding data accuracy, and backed by the industry-leading COROS training software system. COROS Pace 3 paves the way to discover your potential.
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  3. Apple Watch SE 2nd Generation (GPS) 40mm Starlight Aluminum Case with Starlight Sport Band - S/M - Starlight - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Apple Watch SE 2022...Awesome Apple Watch for the price does everything the other watches do other the water resistant...Watch is good. Does the smart watch features well but nothing over the top like some other watches. "

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    Essential features to help you stay connected, active, healthy, and safe. Perfect for kids and older adults using Family Setup.
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    "Apple Watch SE 2022...Awesome Apple Watch for the price does everything the other watches do other the water resistant...Watch is good. Does the smart watch features well but nothing over the top like some other watches. "

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    Essential features to help you stay connected, active, healthy, and safe. Perfect for kids and older adults using Family Setup.
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  4. COROS - APEX 2 Pro GPS Outdoor Watch - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "My new favorite smart watch... - Apps and tracking: the sleeping, HRV, heart rate, and all the other functions motivates me to do better. This watch focuses on fitness and health. And has all the other functions of a smart watch...Rugged, fitness focused smart watch...I am excited to try out another “smartwatch company geared towards activity tracking. "

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    Designed for performance over all types of terrain, COROS Apex 2 Pro GPS Outdoor Watches are built with revolutionary technologies for your most ambitious goals. With an even more durable exterior, redesigned GPS antenna for stronger performance, enhanced navigation experience, next-generation optical heart rate sensor, and longer GPS battery life, COROS Apex 2 Pro watches are our most powerful wrist-worn tools to guide your training and track your movements across the wilderness. Get ready to train smarter and go longer.
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    "My new favorite smart watch... - Apps and tracking: the sleeping, HRV, heart rate, and all the other functions motivates me to do better. This watch focuses on fitness and health. And has all the other functions of a smart watch...Rugged, fitness focused smart watch...I am excited to try out another “smartwatch company geared towards activity tracking. "

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    Designed for performance over all types of terrain, COROS Apex 2 Pro GPS Outdoor Watches are built with revolutionary technologies for your most ambitious goals. With an even more durable exterior, redesigned GPS antenna for stronger performance, enhanced navigation experience, next-generation optical heart rate sensor, and longer GPS battery life, COROS Apex 2 Pro watches are our most powerful wrist-worn tools to guide your training and track your movements across the wilderness. Get ready to train smarter and go longer.
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  5. Samsung - Galaxy Watch6 Aluminum Smartwatch 40mm BT - Graphite - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Wish the battery lasted longer, but I guess that's standard with smart watches. Much more attractive than apple watch IMO....New to smart watches this is for you!...Got the watch 6 for a gift. New to the smart watch area. "

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    It’s your day —own it with Samsung Galaxy Watch6. From the gym to the office, our large display keeps you in the know with simple navigation and a super easy-to-read screen. Work out smarter with personalized heart rate zones, and get insights for better rest with Advanced Sleep Coaching. Stay connected by using Galaxy Watch6 to call, text, play music and get notifications on the go. Plus, wherever the day takes you, own your look with a variety of customizable Watch bands and faces. Unlock your day’s full potential with Galaxy Watch6.
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    "Wish the battery lasted longer, but I guess that's standard with smart watches. Much more attractive than apple watch IMO....New to smart watches this is for you!...Got the watch 6 for a gift. New to the smart watch area. "

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    It’s your day —own it with Samsung Galaxy Watch6. From the gym to the office, our large display keeps you in the know with simple navigation and a super easy-to-read screen. Work out smarter with personalized heart rate zones, and get insights for better rest with Advanced Sleep Coaching. Stay connected by using Galaxy Watch6 to call, text, play music and get notifications on the go. Plus, wherever the day takes you, own your look with a variety of customizable Watch bands and faces. Unlock your day’s full potential with Galaxy Watch6.
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  6. Samsung - Galaxy Watch6 Classic Stainless Steel Smartwatch 43mm BT - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is my first smart watch. I really like the bezel. It really sets this watch a part from other smart watches....Game changer for smart watches....This the best Samsung watch yet! Makes it alot easy to buy stuff with Google pay and keep track of fitness."

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    Meet the stylish smartwatch that’s packed with the latest innovation —Samsung Galaxy Watch6 Classic. With a sleek silhouette, a rotating bezel and our large display, it boasts the iconic look of a traditional watch. Take your style on the go and use Galaxy Watch6 Classic to call, text, pay and check notifications anytime, anywhere. Keep moving and motivated with wellness insights right on your wrist, and develop better sleep habits with Advanced Sleep Coaching. The style you want. The innovation you need. That’s Galaxy Watch6 Classic.
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    "[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is my first smart watch. I really like the bezel. It really sets this watch a part from other smart watches....Game changer for smart watches....This the best Samsung watch yet! Makes it alot easy to buy stuff with Google pay and keep track of fitness."

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    Meet the stylish smartwatch that’s packed with the latest innovation —Samsung Galaxy Watch6 Classic. With a sleek silhouette, a rotating bezel and our large display, it boasts the iconic look of a traditional watch. Take your style on the go and use Galaxy Watch6 Classic to call, text, pay and check notifications anytime, anywhere. Keep moving and motivated with wellness insights right on your wrist, and develop better sleep habits with Advanced Sleep Coaching. The style you want. The innovation you need. That’s Galaxy Watch6 Classic.
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  7. Google - Pixel Watch 2 Matte Black Smartwatch with Obsidian Active Band Wi-Fi - Matte Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The perfect smart watch!...Those who use pixel phone then this watch is must to have. This is the best amongst Android watches....Great watch...Ive been against smart watches for a while since they have either had good battery or good functionality but since I got this watch this watch has had both with great health sensors would recommend"

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    Meet the Google Pixel Watch 2 (Wi-Fi), engineered by Google with the best of Fitbit.¹ Understand your health and fitness with Fitbit’s most accurate heart rate tracking.² See the best of Google at a glance, including Gmail and Calendar, and get peace of mind from personal safety features.³ And keep going with even longer battery life.⁴ Works with most phones running on Android 9.0 or newer.⁵
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    "The perfect smart watch!...Those who use pixel phone then this watch is must to have. This is the best amongst Android watches....Great watch...Ive been against smart watches for a while since they have either had good battery or good functionality but since I got this watch this watch has had both with great health sensors would recommend"

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    Meet the Google Pixel Watch 2 (Wi-Fi), engineered by Google with the best of Fitbit.¹ Understand your health and fitness with Fitbit’s most accurate heart rate tracking.² See the best of Google at a glance, including Gmail and Calendar, and get peace of mind from personal safety features.³ And keep going with even longer battery life.⁴ Works with most phones running on Android 9.0 or newer.⁵
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  8. Samsung - Galaxy Watch6 Classic Stainless Steel Smartwatch 47mm BT - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Samsung watches never lack anything one is looking for in a smart watch ...expect high standards...Samsung is definitely top 2 when it comes to smart watches. This watch is Amazing!!"

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    Meet the stylish smartwatch that’s packed with the latest innovation —Samsung Galaxy Watch6 Classic. With a sleek silhouette, a rotating bezel and our large display, it boasts the iconic look of a traditional watch. Take your style on the go and use Galaxy Watch6 Classic to call, text, pay and check notifications anytime, anywhere. Keep moving and motivated with wellness insights right on your wrist, and develop better sleep habits with Advanced Sleep Coaching. The style you want. The innovation you need. That’s Galaxy Watch6 Classic.
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    "Samsung watches never lack anything one is looking for in a smart watch ...expect high standards...Samsung is definitely top 2 when it comes to smart watches. This watch is Amazing!!"

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    Product Description

    Meet the stylish smartwatch that’s packed with the latest innovation —Samsung Galaxy Watch6 Classic. With a sleek silhouette, a rotating bezel and our large display, it boasts the iconic look of a traditional watch. Take your style on the go and use Galaxy Watch6 Classic to call, text, pay and check notifications anytime, anywhere. Keep moving and motivated with wellness insights right on your wrist, and develop better sleep habits with Advanced Sleep Coaching. The style you want. The innovation you need. That’s Galaxy Watch6 Classic.
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  9. Samsung - Galaxy Watch Active2 Smartwatch 40mm Stainless Steel LTE (Unlocked) - Gold - Front_Zoom
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    "Good watch...the watch gives me all the options that a smart watch has...Smart watch...Smart watch is very good watch and I am so happy with this purchase"

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    Get healthy in style with this Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 smartwatch. An array of sensors help you track your steps, heart rate and calories burned, and the Samsung Health app helps you set and meet goals. LTE connectivity lets this Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 smartwatch send messages and access streaming services without being paired to a phone.
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    "Good watch...the watch gives me all the options that a smart watch has...Smart watch...Smart watch is very good watch and I am so happy with this purchase"

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    Get healthy in style with this Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 smartwatch. An array of sensors help you track your steps, heart rate and calories burned, and the Samsung Health app helps you set and meet goals. LTE connectivity lets this Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 smartwatch send messages and access streaming services without being paired to a phone.
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  10. Garmin - Instinct GPS Smartwatch 45mm Fiber-Reinforced Polymer - Graphite - Front_Zoom
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    "Great watch....Absolutely love this watch. I have owned many other brands of smart watches and this has been my favorite....Durable smart watch...I like that there are actual buttons rather than a touch screen. Watch is much more durable than other smart watches."

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    Track your heart rate and exercise with this Garmin GPS watch. It has activity profiles installed to help you plan workouts, and it's water-resistant up to 100m for swimming. This Garmin GPS watch has a battery life of 14 days in smart watch mode so you can wait longer between charges.
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    "Great watch....Absolutely love this watch. I have owned many other brands of smart watches and this has been my favorite....Durable smart watch...I like that there are actual buttons rather than a touch screen. Watch is much more durable than other smart watches."

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    Track your heart rate and exercise with this Garmin GPS watch. It has activity profiles installed to help you plan workouts, and it's water-resistant up to 100m for swimming. This Garmin GPS watch has a battery life of 14 days in smart watch mode so you can wait longer between charges.
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