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2022-07-30 04:51:27 By : Ms. Ann Ann

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Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you're looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.

We’re just days away from the official start of Amazon Prime Day, and while many discounts have already arrived, all signs point toward a swell of deals that should reach their peak on July 12th and 13th. There are many popular categories of tech expected to receive sizable sales — a few of which our deals team discussed via Twitter Spaces earlier this week — but some of the bigger categories are wearables and smart home tech. Luckily, there are already some pre-Prime Day deals in both categories that are worth your attention.

First up is the GPS-equipped Amazfit GTR 3, which is down to a new low of $120.98 ($59 off) on Amazon in the gray colorway. The budget-friendly smartwatch features a round, 1.39-inch OLED display and runs Amazfit’s own Zepp OS, named after its parent company Zepp Health. One of the advantages of this OS is that it’s compatible with both Apple’s Health app and Google’s Fit app. Sure, it’s not going to give you the notifications and software robustness of an Apple Watch, but it’s rated to last up to 21 days on a single charge while tracking the usual fitness metrics we’ve come to expect from a modern wearable — i.e., your steps, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and sleep habits.

Amazfit’s GTR 3 smartwatch is compatible with both Android and iOS. It also supports both heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring, as well as sleep tracking, with a claimed battery life of up to 21 days.

On the smart home front, there are a number of worthwhile deals to consider right now, specifically on Google Nest products. The Google Nest Audio, for instance, is on sale at Wellbots for $59.99 with coupon code GOOGLE40, which knocks $40 off the speaker’s regular price when used at checkout. This matches the price we saw during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The Nest Audio is an impressive smart speaker with support for Google Assistant and good sound quality when streaming music — much better than you would expect for a speaker of its size. It can be paired with a second speaker for stereo sound, too, and with this deal price, you can nearly get two for the price of one. To be fair, this multi-speaker functionality has changed a bit since the Nest Audio came out, thanks to a certain lawsuit from Sonos. It doesn’t work as easily as it used to, but the functionality remains. Read our review.

Google’s Nest Audio offers better sound quality than the Google Nest Mini, and pairing two in stereo can provide a better experience while jamming to your favorite tunes.

If you already use the Google Home app for your smart home needs or you’re partial to using Google Assistant for voice controls, Google’s Nest Cam with Floodlight is an ideal solution for monitoring and illuminating the exterior of your home. And right now, it’s on sale at Wellbots for $189.99 ($90 off) when you use promo code GOOGLE90 at checkout. While we’ve seen this smart home device drop in price before, this is $10 lower than its previous best price.

In addition to its bright floodlights, one of the biggest strengths of the Nest Cam is that it offers facial recognition. This helps it detect family members and regular visitors, like the mail carrier, so you don’t get as many concerning notifications alerting you of every little thing as a danger to your home. The 1080p security camera also offers a range of other attractive specs, including night vision, two-way audio, IP54 weather resistance, a built-in battery, and 24/7 continuous recording (with an optional subscription). Sure, it’s not going to win any design or beauty awards, and it lacks a siren, but it makes for a valuable addition to any Google Home ecosystem. Read our review.

The first lighting product from Google Nest, this floodlight camera features bright lights and a bevy of controls via the Google Home app. The camera — a battery-powered Google Nest Cam — attaches magnetically and via a power cable. For a limited time, it’s on sale at Wellbots for $90 off when you use promo code GOOGLE90 at checkout.

Completing our trifecta of Google Nest deals for today is the Google Nest Hub Max, a smart display that is currently available for an all-time low of $169 ($60 off) at Wellbots when you use promo code GOOGLE60. This larger sibling of the Nest Hub twins has seen some good discounts before, but this is an especially good one for the smart display, which features a 10-inch screen and sizable speakers that allow for some room-filling sound. And between this model and the smaller Nest Hub, this is the only one that offers video calling since it has a webcam. Its other big strength is its superb integration with Google Photos, a feature that makes it a fun addition to any kitchen counter or living room space. Read our review.

The Nest Hub Max has a 10-inch screen and integrated camera for making video calls. It is Google’s largest and most complete Google Assistant smart display, one that is on sale at Wellbots for $60 off when you use promo code GOOGLE60.

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