As someone who's run five marathons (and countless training miles in between), I've learned the value of having one of the best Garmin watches on my wrist to keep track of my pace, heart rate, and more. And, as the Fitness editor for Tom's Guide, it's quite literally my job to review the newest gadgets on the market.
Whether you're looking to upgrade your Garmin watch or buy one for the first time, these Black Friday deals are a good time to shop. We're already seeing some great deals, like the Garmin Epix 2, which was $799 but is now $449 at Amazon. You can also find discounts on the Garmin Fenix 7 and the Garmin Forerunner 265 and Garmin Forerunner 965 watches.
Below, I've hand-picked the deals worth shopping today, and I'll be keeping this page updated over the Black Friday weekend.
Today's best Garmin Black Friday deals
- Garmin Forerunner 45: was $199 now $134 @ Amazon
- Garmin Instinct Solar: was $399 now $189 @ Amazon
- Garmin Epix 2: was $799 now $448 @ Amazon
- Garmin Fenix 7 Pro: was $899 now $699 @ Amazon
- Garmin Epix Pro: was $899 now $684 @ Amazon
Garmin Forerunner deals
The Garmin Forerunner series is designed for runners. It starts with the entry-level Forerunner 45/55, then there's the mid-tier Forerunner 265 (and the older 245), and the top of the line Forerunner 965 (and older 745) that is packed with some of Garmin's most advanced training features.
Garmin Forerunner 265: was $449 now $394 @ Amazon
The Forerunner 265 is Garmin's mid-level Forerunner, with a beautiful AMOLED touchscreen and some of Garmin's most advanced training metrics. It's a fantastic little watch, and comes in two different sizes - the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265S.
Garmin Forerunner 965: was $599 now $549 @ Amazon
Best for triathletes: The Garmin Forerunner 965 packs a bright, beautiful OLED display, accurate heart rate and GPS tracking, and excellent integration with the Garmin Connect app. In our review, we said this is the ideal watch to get if you want a premium training watch with a large screen. However, there's no ECG sensor or support for wireless charging.
Garmin Forerunner 45: was $199 now $134 @ Amazon
Want to get a running watch, but don't want to spend a lot? Then the Forerunner 45 is your best option. It has great battery life and a nice big screen. It's perfect for new runners as well as veterans who are looking for an economical option. Check out our Garmin Forerunner 45 review to see if this is the best fit for you.
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: was $349 now $149@ Amazon
The Forerunner 245 Music is the older version of the Garmin Forerunner 265, but don't let this put you off. It's still an excellent watch, with plenty of Garmin's advanced training metrics, and while it doesn't have a touchscreen, we'd argue that doesn't make all that much of a difference, as you'll disable it during workouts anyway. Read our Garmin Forerunner 245 review here to find out more.
Garmin Fenix 7 deals
The Fenix 7 is Garmin's top of the line adventure watch, released in January 2022. There's also the Fenix 7 Pro, that was released a few months ago, which has Garmin's newest heart rate sensor and a built-in flashlight.
Garmin Fenix 7S: was $699 now $499 @ Amazon
The Fenix 7 is Garmin's top-tier adventure watch, and the smaller version (the 42mm 7S) just dropped to $499 in this early Black Friday deal. This is a great price for the solar edition of the watch, that can use the sun's power to re-charge on the go.
Garmin Fenix 7 Pro: was $899 now $699 @ Amazon
This is Garmin's newest Fenix, with a built-in flashlight, and solar charging. Right now, the Fenix 7 Pro has $200 off on Amazon in the 47mm version and the 42mm version, which is ideal for those with smaller wrists. Check out our Fenix 7 vs Fenix 7 Pro face-off here to find out more.
Garmin Epix deals
The Garmin Epix is like the glamorous version of the Fenix, with a bright, beautiful AMOLED screen, although this does mean the battery life isn't quite as impressive, and that there are no solar charging options.
Garmin Epix 2: was $799 now $449 @ Amazon
The Garmin Epix 2 is currently on sale on Amazon, discounted to $449. The watch comes in three different colorways, but it’s the slate steel design on the black band that is the cheapest. The black titanium and white titanium models are also on sale, but are slightly more expensive. Don’t hang around — this deal is bound to sell out quickly.
Garmin Epix Pro: was $899 now $684 @ Amazon
Another new watch, the Garmin Epix Pro has the same bright screen as the Epix, but has a built-in flashlight, and Garmin's latest heart rate monitor. At $684, this is almost the cheapest we've seen the watch drop. Check out our Garmin Epix Pro review and Epix vs Epix Pro face-off here to find out more.
Garmin Instinct deals
The Garmin Instinct is a rugged outdoors watch, that isn't quite as high spec as the Fenix or Epix, but has a long battery life.
Garmin smartwatch deals
Finally, Garmin also has a series of smartwatches, designed for 24/7 wear. Sure, they don't have as many performance tracking features as the Forerunner or Fenix lines, but they'll still be able to track your workouts, heart rate and sleep.
Garmin Venu 2: was $399 now $249 @ Amazon
If you're looking for a fitness tracker that looks beautiful, as well as tracking all of your activities, the Venu 2 does a good job. It has a bright, AMOLED display, 11 days of battery life, and will track your heart rate and sleep. At $249, it's a great price right now.
Garmin Vivoactive 4S: was $329 now $219 @ Amazon
The Vivoactive is Garmin's affordable smartwatch. This won't have the same advanced fitness tracking features as other watches on the list, but it'll still help you get a better understanding of your health. For $219, this is a great price. To find out more read our Garmin Vivoactive 4 review here.
Garmin Venu 3: was $449 now $399 @ Amazon
The Venu 3 is one of the newest Garmin watches on the market, so we're surprised to see it on sale already! It's one of the best smartwatches for fitness-tracking we’ve ever tested thanks to intuitive lifestyle guidance and up to two weeks of battery life.
Garmin Enduro deals
The Enduro is a top-of-the-line adventure watch - if you're climbing Everest, this is the watch you'd have on your wrist. If you're not, you probably won't use half of the features on this watch, and are better off shopping the Epix or Fenix lines.
Garmin Enduro: was $1,099 now $799 @ Amazon
It doesn't get more premium than the Garmin Enduro. This adventure watch has a monster battery life, as well as all of Garmin's top mapping and ski features, and a super-bright LED flashlight, that's twice as bright as that used on the Fenix 7. Plus, at $799, it's a great price.
UK Garmin Black Friday deals
Will Garmin have a Black Friday sale, and when will it be?
Yes! We normally see sales from Garmin directly as well as third party retailers. This year, Black Friday falls on November 24, with sales running throughout the weekend to Cyber Monday on November 27.
Is Black Friday a good time to buy a Garmin Watch?
In a word, yes! Last year we saw discounts on some of the newest watches on the market, not just last year's stock. This year we can expect deals on watches like the Garmin Fenix 7, and hopefully some of the brand's Forerunner lines.
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Jane McGuire is Tom's Guide's Fitness editor, which means she looks after everything fitness related - from running gear to yoga mats. An avid runner, Jane has tested and reviewed fitness products for the past five years, so knows what to look for when finding a good running watch or a pair of shorts with pockets big enough for your smartphone. When she's not pounding the pavements, you'll find Jane striding round the Surrey Hills, taking far too many photos of her puppy.