Amazon is the best place to buy Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 — here's why

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 with a Tom's Guide deal tag
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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is a wearable worth getting excited about. We’ve already had some hands-on time with the smartwatch and our early impressions are extremely positive. This sixth-generation watch is shaping up to be Samsung’s best effort yet, and courtesy of Amazon you can order yours and get a little extra back. 

For a limited time, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 comes with a free $50 gift card at Amazon. This deal applies to all models of the device including both the regular Samsung Galaxy Watch and the larger Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. Plus, if a free Amazon voucher wasn’t enough of an incentive, all variations of the wearable also come with a free fabric watch strap. 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6: from $299 w/ $50 Gift Card @ Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6: from $299 w/ $50 Gift Card @ Amazon
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is set to launch on August 11 starting from $299. All orders at Amazon come with a free $50 Gift Card and a fabric band. The latest Galaxy Watch lineup makes meaningful upgrades with a slightly refreshed design, additional fitness and wellness features and a brighter display. But all this new tech doesn't come at the cost of battery life, with the Galaxy Watch 6 still rated for 40 hours on a single charge. 

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is set to launch on Friday, August 11, priced from $299 for the standard 40mm model up to $479 for the larger 47mm Classic version. In our hands-on review, we labeled the wearable the "most polished Samsung smartwatch yet” and were impressed by its “thoughtful design and wellness upgrades.” We’re particularly pleased to see that the latest Galaxy Watch offers a few substantial upgrades after the previous generation was more of an iterative update on what had come before. 

Powered by the excellent Wear OS, the Galaxy Watch 6 is well-positioned to be included in our roundup of the best fitness trackers, and places a particular emphasis on sleep and heart health tools. We also love the reworked design that aligns more flush with the display and bezels that are around 30% slimmer than the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. Plus, the display is brighter with a peak of 2,000 nits. The new interchange band mechanism is another win for the Galaxy Watch 6.  

Meanwhile, the slightly more expensive Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic boasts a 15% thinner rotating bezel, and once again sports a physical dial that is highly satisfying to use thanks to its audible clicking sound. The Classic is a great pick if you’re looking for a slightly larger device that more closely resembles a traditional timepiece. 

Based on our time with Samsung's latest smartwatch, it appears to make meaningful improvements that have a tangible impact on the overall user experience. It seems a near shoo-in to claim a high spot in our best Samsung watch rankings, and if you’re looking to buy one we definitely recommend scoring this Amazon deal while it lasts. Not only are you getting a solid smartwatch at launch, but you can use that $50 gift card to buy accessories and extras. 

Rory Mellon
Entertainment Editor (UK)

Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.