Best Target Black Friday savings: Save on iRobot Roomba, Apple Watch Series 3, JBL portable speaker, more
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It’s finally here. Target’s bigsales are happening, with huge discounts available on portable speakers, fitness trackers, Roomba vacuum cleaners and much more. Worried about missing out on better deals? You don’t have to at Target. If you buy any product that’s labeled “Black Friday Deal” and the price goes lower than what you paid for it before Dec. 24, Target will offer you a price adjustment.
We also want to note that Target is matching sale pricing on Amazon brand devices. (To be clear, those sale prices on Amazon devices are available from Amazon, of course, as well as from Best Buy.) And Target is one of several retailers trying to keep up with consumers trying to snag Nintendo’s. There are plenty of other solid deals at Target, especially on electronics and fitness trackers. Our favorites are below.
Be sure to check back, as we’ll be updating this page throughwith our top picks from Target’s seasonal sale. Note that prices here were accurate at time of publication, but availability and pricing do fluctuate.
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The 38mm Apple Watch Series 3 is on sale today after price-matching with Walmart. The cheapest Apple Watch you can get new, the Apple Watch 3 has GPS, optical heart sensor technology, a digital crown, an aluminum case, water resistant and more. It lacks the always-on display of newer models, however.
You can also grab the larger version of the Apple Watch 3 (42mm) on sale today for $150. Originally the watch was $230, so you save $80.
Launched in September 2019, the Versa 2 has impressively long battery life and a straightforward interface, and it works with both iOS and Android. Its numerous watch faces give you lots of options and it’s much faster than its predecessor, the original Versa.
Apple owns Beats, which means the Powerbeats Pro features a lot of the same technology as Apple’s standard AirPods — but in a water-resistant design with better sound. You can get certain colors of Beats’ true-wireless earphones for as low as $160 (spring yellow, moss green).
Robot vacuums have come a long way over the past few years, but they can also cost a pretty penny. The Roomba 675 is not only affordable, but it also has Wi-Fi connectivity — not a bad entry into the world of letting a little robot do all the cleaning for you.
The JBL Portable Waterproof Speaker Flip 5 is currently available for $70. It’s not exactly swimming season for most of the US anymore, but a portable speaker is useful year-round. The speaker comes in multiple colors and has a built-in microphone for speakerphone calls.
Google’s Nest Hub smart display features a 7-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, and far-field voice recognition so it can hear you from across the room. Use it to organize your smart home, ask for help on a recipe or check what’s on your calendar. It’s currently selling for just $50, nearly half off its original price.
Amazon’s 4th-gen Alexa smart speaker offers improved sound quality and a fresh new design. (Read CNET’s full review here.) You can grab one this holiday season, Black Friday specifically, when it’s down from its original $100. The speaker will be available from Best Buy as well as Amazon.
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As the follow-up to the Inspire and Inspire HR fitness trackers, the Inspire 2 features a slim design, monochrome display and long battery life (up to 10 days). It can also track your sleep and has a heart rate monitor.
Google’s Nest Mini smart home speaker is as cute as a button and offers a similar experience to its predecessor, the Home Mini. Its sound quality is better, however, and its updates include ultrasound sensing, improved far-field voice detection and a fuller bass sound.
Expired and Out of Stock deals
Target is offering the always-popular buy-two-get-one-free deal on video games, with a large selection of eligible titles including Cyberpunk 2077 (coming Dec. 10), Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Watch Dogs: Legion and many others.
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Walk into an Apple Store, and you’ll pay $279 to $309 for an Apple Watch SE, the company’s 2020 midrange model. But Target (and some other retailers) has slashed $49 off that price (along with that of the Series 6).
If you’re in the market for a wireless Bluetooth speaker this holiday season, you should grab the Bose SoundLink. The speaker touts an eight-hour battery life with compact size without compromising on sound. It’s also water-resistant and has speakerphone capabilities. Note this is sold out online, but you may be able to pick one up at your local Target. Read our Bose SoundLink review.
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