8 great deals: Smartphones, fitness trackers and more

We are in it weird liminal deals between sales holidays. Is not quite a lot early enough for Memorial Day deals, but most Mother’s Day discounts have come and gone. That didn’t stop us from scouring the web for the best discounts we could find. You probably don’t want to buy a new mattress or grill right now, as these prices should be even better at the end of the month. But if you’re looking for a smartphone, TV, or some fancy cookware, we’ve got you covered.

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Discover Samsung’s offerings

The Discover Samsung sales event runs until May 21. New deals go live every day, and while the deals on the bigger sale are a bit off, it’s still worth checking out if you’re in the market for a Samsung device. We’ve highlighted our favorites below.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best flagship phone series in our guide to the best Android phones. The Ultra normally costs $1,200. There’s currently a free memory upgrade, meaning the 512GB version costs the same as the 256GB model. You’ll also get a $50 Samsung credit. Finally, Samsung is offering up to $750 when you trade in an eligible device. This is a great deal if you want to upgrade your device. The discount beats others we’ve seen.

Like the deal above, there’s a decent, slight discount on this phone, but you can save even more if you trade in a device. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a pretty nice and durable foldable phone, but we don’t like the high price. This deal makes it a little more achievable. The same deal is available on the Flip 4 if you prefer that style.

This is our favorite TV for bright rooms. The best deals are on the 75- and 85-inch models. The Samsung QN90B (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a Mini LED display that offers excellent contrast, and the 120Hz refresh rate supports the latest gaming consoles.

Fitness and outdoor offers

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar.

Photo: Garmin

WIRED editor Adrienne So has tested many, many fitness trackers. The Garmin Instinct 2 Solar (9/10, WIRED recommends) is her favorite. There’s a good balance between fitness features like precise GPS tracking and modern convenience features like music control. The battery is recharged by sunlight – Adrien’s battery lasts three weeks on a single charge. The wide variety of colors and styles are the icing on the cake.

The Apple Watch Ultra (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a giant gadget, but it’s still a good Apple Watch and fitness tracker. Its rugged body and improved outdoor capabilities potentially make it a better option for serious athletes than other Apple watches. This deal only applies to the Yellow Ocean band color. If yellow isn’t your thing, you can check out our guide to the best Apple Watch accessories for some strap recommendations.

Offers on everything else

LEGO Icons Succulents Building Kit

Photo: LEGO

Lego artificial flower sets are all over my TikTok feed. This price is the lowest we’ve seen for the succulent set. The orchid version sells for the same price on both Amazon and Walmart. Added bonus: These bouquets won’t wilt.

Fully lined main pan

Photo: All-Clad

This sale was so good we gave it its own story. If you don’t mind packaging damage or a small cosmetic blemish, you can save up to 50 percent on the best pots and pans. You will need to enter your email address to view the offers. Find our favorites here.

This table often sells for at least $100. I haven’t tested it, but I’ve tried similar versions from other companies and they’re all the same. This table folds up into a small roll when not in use. Simply unfold the stakes, drive them into the frame, and you’ll have a flat surface on which to place a plate, cup, or bottle of sunscreen. There are even built-in cup holders. I especially love these friendship bracelet making tables.

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