With $100 off, I might finally buy the Galaxy Watch5

Galaxy Watch 5 deal
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The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 is a smartwatch that I've had my eye on for a while, and now at Best Buy, it's had a massive price cut dropping to just $179.99. This generous $100 saving might be enough to finally tempt me into making an upgrade, as I'm still repping the Galaxy Watch Active (2019), which remains one of the best Apple Watch alternatives for Samsung and Android users. 

For a bit of price context, the Galaxy Watch5 (40mm model) generally retails for $279/£269, and we've previously seen it drop to as low as $249/£239 during holiday sale events, so this mega price cut of just $180 for this GPS watch is definitely a first for us and absolutely a deal worth grabbing. 

Galaxy Watch 5 (40mm) BT GPS Aluminium
Was: $279.99
Now: Save:

Galaxy Watch 5 (40mm) BT GPS Aluminium
$179.99 at Best Buy
Save: $100

Overview: The Galaxy Watch 5 is the younger sibling to the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, and both have since been replaced by the prestigious Galaxy Watch 6 and premium Watch 6 Classic. It's a direct rival to the Apple Watch Series 8.

Key features: Size: 40 - 44mm | Processor: Exynos W920 (Dual core, 5nm) | Always on screen: Yes | ECG and blood pressure: Yes | Cellular: Yes | Brightness: Up to 2,000 nits

Release date: August 2022. 

Price history: The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (40mm) generally retails for around $279/£269, so this deal is a steal. 

Current price: Samsung: $229.99 | Amazon: $229.99

Review consensus: We have yet to review this smartwatch for ourselves, but our sister sites were impressed by the skin temperature reader and brilliant fitness features. 

Tom's Guide: ⭑⭑⭑⭑ | TechRadar: ⭑⭑⭑⭑ |

Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.