Yes! Prime Day always brings the best pricing of the year for smartwatches and fitness wearables, and that includes many of the top-selling Garmin smartwatches. Normally, Garmin watches cost anywhere from $100 to $1,000, so at these prices, now is the best time to upgrade.
It's finally here! After a few delays, the Prime Day deals are finally flowing, and you may be considering a few purchases to make. One of the most popular items to be purchased on Prime Day year after year are smartwatches from the likes of Garmin, and you may be considering buying one for yourself this year. These tend to sell very well, and certain colors and models are likely to sell out during Prime Day. If you are interested in securing one for yourself, be sure to get your order in now!
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One of our low-key favorite Garmins ever is the Forerunner 35, Garmin's entry-level running smartwatch. This device has been around for several years now, but it works every bit as well as the newer Forerunner 45. The only features it lacks compared to the 45 are a color screen and a round watch face, but you may not consider those drawbacks at all! For under $100, this is a great starter smart fitness watch, and it's also good if you don't want a lot of extras distracting you.
If you are looking for something that has more of a contemporary smartwatch feel with a beautiful OLED color touchscreen, multisport modes, contactless payments, and the ability to respond to notifications, then the Venu is for you. Garmin did just release a newer Venu SQ model that looks like this rounded watch had a baby with the Forerunner 45, but that newer model is not as premium as this one.
Runners who want a bit more training modes and feedback will enjoy the discounts available on the mid-range Forerunner 645 Music. Plus, they can leave their phones behind and listen to music from some of the most popular streaming services. Right now, you can save $100 or more on this great fitness watch!
Finally, we want to highlight the high-end of Garmin wearables, the Fenix line. Expect Amazon to discount many of the Fenix models, but we think the more popular variants will be the 5/5S Plus models. These have a smaller profile than the larger Fenix 5X and are usually significantly cheaper as well. They are made out of premium titanium casing and sapphire glass faces.
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With Black Friday right around the corner, we understand the hesitation, but we fully recommend buying a Garmin smartwatch on Prime Day. There are a few reasons for this, so let's take a look at them.
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Garmin makes some of the best fitness tracking accessories around, including foot pods and heart rate straps.
If you're more inclined to pick up a Fenix 5/5S Plus, you can grab it with the Garmin HRM Heart Rate Monitor for just under $800.
This older, entry-level to the Forerunner series is still an excellent option for those looking to pick up running or join the vaunted Garmin ecosystem. My daughter, who runs collegiate cross country, still swears by this model and won't give hers up for the newer, flashier versions. Who can blame her?
The Garmin Venu is the sports wearable company's best looking, most well-rounded smartwatch. It sports an AMOLED screen and five-day battery life and can store music, so you don't need to carry your phone with you.
Leave your phone at home on your next training run! Just grab your Bluetooth earbuds and go with the built-in music capabilities of the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music. You can store playlists from Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, or iHeartRadio.
The Fenix 5S Plus and larger 5 Plus provide a cheaper entry into Garmins top-end multisport watch than the ultra-premium Fenix 5X. This watch comes with color TOPO maps and music storage in addition to other fitness and smart capabilities.
Black Friday pricing isn't likely to be lower than this
With Black Friday just a few short weeks away, it's unlikely that Amazon will beat this pricing during the holiday shopping season. Historically, Amazon has matched the pricing during Black Friday, but if product availability is as light on Black Friday as it has been for the rest of this year, it's unlikely we see Amazon attempt to beat the price if they even match it then.
Overall, we think that the time to buy a Garmin smartwatch is right now. Be sure to check out the rest of the deals now to see what else is worth buying on Prime Day 2020!
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