While Amazon Prime Day doesn’t technically occur until the 13th and 14th of July, the first Prime Day deals have started in earnest. It’s a great opportunity to save a bundle on all tech offerings, including Garmin.
Perennially popular with fitness fans, the best Garmin watches are likely to see some serious Prime Day discounts. Whether it’s running, swimming, hiking or golfing, Garmin has a watch for you.
However, Garmin also makes thinner fitness trackers for general fitness use alongside other devices such as bike computers to provide more detailed cycling metrics and dedicated heart rate monitors.
In this short guide, we’ll tell you what products we can expect to see at a discount during the Prime Day period (and which we think will be the best value).
Garmin Prime Day Deals: Watches
There’s a reason Garmin has so many entries in our guide to the best running watches. The running metrics that Garmin offers are truly excellent, with multisport watches such as the Forerunner, Instinct, Fenix and Epix series watches providing running power, heart rate, VO2 Max and accurate GPS with the ability to generate your own circular running routes thanks to the accompanying Garmin Connect software.
There have been some recent additions to the Garmin Forerunner series, the Forerunner 955, 255 and 55 models earlier this year. These are the premium, mid-range, and entry-level models in the series, respectively.
While we’re unlikely to see Garmin’s new entry-level running watches at a discount due to their recent arrival, what we’ll see are big discounts for their predecessors, the Forerunner 945, 245, and 45 watches. They’re still great watches in their own right, with a plethora of features and tracking options that feel even bigger with these new value prices.
As Garmin starts to phase out these models and replace them with new ones, we expect to see significant discounts across the entire lineup. For example, we are already seeing 30% off mid-range Garmin Forerunner 245 (opens in new tab): If you’re a runner, keep an eye out for the models above, as well as the entry-level Garmin Vivoactive 4 and premium Fenix and Epix watches. The Fenix 6 premium has been supplanted by the Fenix 7, just like the Forerunner series, the deep discounts are likely to be found on the older models, which remain excellent cheap watches.
Last year we saw discounts on the Fenix series of up to 32%, which – considering they sell over $500 in the US, £400 in the UK and AU$700 in Australia – has led to some strong changes to the cut. of prices. . There’s no reason to suggest that we won’t see the same again this year.
Not a runner? Don’t worry: there are many other offers to be found here. If you’re a golfer, the Garmin Approach series will likely be subject to some good deals, and not just from Amazon: in the UK, American Golf is getting in on the action with £80 off, bringing it down to just £399 (opens in new tab).
If you don’t want to spend that much on a golf watch, the entry-level Garmin S12 could be available for under $100, if the deals are right. We recommend creating a Google “Garmin Approach” alert to get the best deals in your inbox.
Garmin Prime Day Deals: Fitness Trackers
Garmin’s range of slimmer fitness bands isn’t as expansive as its competitors like Fitbit, but we still expect to see discounts on the Vivosmart, Vivofit, Venu Sq GPS and Vivofit Jr.
The Vivosmart and Vivofit bands act as more generalized activity trackers, compared to the specialized watches described above. They are primarily for people who do moderate exercise on a daily basis and want to track their calorie expenditure, sleep, and activities.
The Vivosmart 5, the current top model in the series, does not have built-in GPS, but can use your phone’s GPS to accurately record runs and rides. You can buy a Vivosmart 5 for around $160 in the US, £129 in the UK and AU$200 in Australia. However, with discounts we can expect to see the Vivosmart 5 drop to around $110, or less than £100 in the UK if the deal is right.
Garmin Prime Day Deals: Bike Computers
Another big development from Garmin recently was the Edge 1040 Solar bike computer. Released last month, the Edge 1040 Solar can help you better navigate courses by putting more effort where it counts, a real-time “effort level” metric, improved multi-band GPS tracking, and a USB-C cable instead. from old-fashioned to micro-USB.
However, the rest of the model is surprisingly similar to the old 1030 Plus model. Like the watches above, we can expect deep discounts on the previous model in the lineup as it starts to be discontinued – the only difference being that the 1030 Plus has almost all of the same incredible route, cadence and cycling metrics as the 1040 Solar.