Yes, it’s coming. The bargain-chasing extravaganza that is Black Friday is not too far away. The day (well, week) of deals kicks off on 23 November and Amazon, along with retailers like Best Buy and Currys PC World, will be getting in on the action.
If you’re on this page, you’ve clearly already decided you want a new Garmin in your life and you probably know what model you’re after. The chances are that there will be Garmin devices going for cheap on Black Friday. The question is, which devices will be in the mix?
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We obviously won’t know that until Black Friday begins, despite the odd leak (shown below) giving us some indication. And based on what was discounted last year, along with new upgraded models that have launched this year, we can start to build a picture of what’s likely to be up for grabs in the UK and the US. When we do have firmer details, be sure to bookmark this page to find out the latest Garmin deals.
Best Garmin deals – US
Garmin Vivofit Jr. – $49.99 (save $30) – Target
Garmin Vivoactive 3 – $199.99 (save $70) – Best Buy
Garmin Fenix 5X Plus – $699.99 (save $150) – Best Buy
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music – $249.99 (save $50) – Best Buy
Garmin Forerunner 235 – $199.99 (save $50) – Best Buy
Best Garmin deals – UK
Garmin Vivomove HR – Â£129.99 (save Â£40) – Amazon
Garmin Forerunner 935 tri bundle – Â£399 (save Â£170) – Wiggle
Garmin Vivoactive 3
The Vivoactive 3 is Garmin’s answer to Apple, Samsung, Fitbit and Google’s Wear OS smartwatches. It gives you all those staple connected features including contactless payments, notifications and combines those with Garmin’s sports tracking skills. With the arrival of the Vivoactive 3 Music (which adds a built-in music player), there’s every chance the Vivoactive 3 will get discounted during the Black Friday festivities.
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin’s outdoor watch beast is probably a watch that Fenix 3 and Fenix 3 HR owners have been sizing up as an upgrade. Garmin has since introduced the Fenix 5 Plus series, which brings more smartwatch-like features to the Fenix party. But if you don’t care about payments and music player support and you’re all about the advanced sports tracking, the Fenix 5 series is a top candidate to get discounted.
Garmin Forerunner 235
An oldie, but still a solid watch for runners. The Forerunner 235 has the sleek design, big display and serves up plenty of useful running metrics whether you’re a beginner or starting to take your running more seriously. It does have a heart rate monitor on board, but it’s not the best performing based on our experience. The 235 has been part of the Black Friday deals action the last couple of years, and we’re tipping it to be there for 2018 too.
If you don’t want a Garmin watch but you do want something to track your outdoor activity, the Vivosport might be a better fit instead. It’s the only fitness tracker in the Garmin wearable family to include built-in GPS. It also finds room to pack in a decent performing heart rate monitor and offers smartwatch features like displaying notifications and controlling music from your smartphone.
Garmin Vivofit Jr
Garmin makes fitness trackers for the kids and along with the Fitbit Ace, the Vivofit jr 2 is one of the best options for your little ones. It’s designed for ages 4-7 and comes in a variety of fun, Disney-themed designs. It offers up basic fitness tracking features including sleep and the ability to make progress in adventure games when you unlock 60 minutes of active time.
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