If you visit Garmin’s website this Black Friday you would be forgiven for thinking that the annual sales extravaganza isn’t taking place in 2018, because there is nary a deal in sight. Fortunately, third-party retailers have recognised that Garmin’s excellent range of fitness trackers and GPS watches are much-coveted by bargain hunters, and have slashed prices across the board for Black Friday accordingly.
We’ve hit up all the major retailers to find the very best deals on Garmin trackers old and new.
Garmin Vivosport – 47% Off
If you want a band-style tracker that doesn’t skimp on features, the Vivosport is the tracker for you. It has built-in GPS and a heart-rate monitor tucked into its svelte frame, can estimate your VO2 max and track your stress levels. Amazon has cut the price of the Vivosport to just £89.99 for Black Friday. It would almost be rude not to.
Buy from Amazon | £89.99
Garmin Forerunner 235 – 41% Off
The venerable Forerunner 235 is a legend in the running watch world, packing in all the features you need – such as heart-rate tracking, built-in GPS and customisable workouts – without costing the earth. Sorry to inform you that you may have missed the best Black Friday offer on the 235 this year – it was 50% off on Black Friday – but at £179.99 on Amazon now that’s still a saving on the £200-odd it’s usually reduced to.
Buy on Amazon | £176.15 (was £299.99)
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music – 12.5% Off
The first tracker in Garmin’s line-up to have music (although others have since followed suit) the Forerunner 645 Music allows to store your own songs and syncs with Spotify Premium accounts. It’s also a terrific running watch, so if you don’t feel the need for tunes on your wrist then consider the standard Forerunner 645, which is cheaper (£40 cheaper during Black Friday, £50 at other times). Both devices are reduced in Runners Need’s Black Friday sale, with £50 knocked off the 645 Music.
Buy the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music from Runner’s Need | £349.99 (was £400)
Buy the Garmin Forerunner 645 from Runner’s Need | £309.99 (was £350)
Garmin Forerunner 35 – 31% Off (Lime Green)
The best budget running watch in the business. On Black Friday itself the 35 was a smidge over £100, but the lime green colourway is now the cheapest available at £116.95 – still a fine deal. The Forerunner 35 has built-in GPS and a heart rate monitor, and although tracking running is its raison d’être, it will also record a variety of other workouts too. Head to Amazon to nab this deal, which is available on four different colours of the watch.
Buy on Amazon | £116.95 (was £169.99)
Garmin Forerunner 935 Tri Bundle – 29% Off
The Forerunner 935 has a strong case for being called both the best running watch and the best triathlon watch available, offering in-depth sports tracking in a lightweight, sporty design. It’s also not a tracker that regularly features in sales, so it’s definitely worth grabbing this deal from Wiggle offering the Forerunner 935 plus two heart rate chest strap trackers, one of which is designed for swimming, for £399.99 this Black Friday.
Buy from Wiggle | £399.99 (bundle was £569.99)
Garmin Fenix 5 – 30% Off
Garmin recently updated the Fenix 5 line with the Plus range, which added music storage and full colour maps, but if you can do without those features then the Fenix 5 is available for a great price this Black Friday on Amazon. And remember that no music means more battery life, if you’re looking for a bright side.
Buy on Amazon | £309.99 (was 439.99)
Garmin Vivoactive 3 – 36% Off
This sports smartwatch has a hi-res touchscreen and built-in GPS to track all your outdoor workouts. There is a music version of the Vivoactive 3 reduced on Amazon as well, but the deal on the standard Vivoactive 3 is far better, slashing a nice round £100 off its RRP.
Buy the Garmin Vivoactive 3 on Amazon | £179.99 (was £279.99)
Buy the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music on Amazon | £239.99 (was £299.99)
Garmin Vivomove HR – 24% Off
The Vivomove is a little different to everything else in Garmin’s tracker range, with its analogue-style looks making it more appropriate to wear everywhere than the sporty Forerunners. Tap the watch face and it will show your everyday activity stats, including steps, calories and heart rate. Amazon has knocked 24% off the Vivomove HR in its Black Friday sale.
Buy from Amazon | £129.99 (was £169.99)