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Best Black Friday Garmin watch deals 2021 — Forerunner, Vivoactive and more

Garmin Forerunner 245 deal
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Great Black Friday Garmin watch deals are happening right now. If you've been holding off upgrading your running watch or fitness tracker, Black Friday deals are the time to shop, as some of the most popular Garmin watches are on sale. 

If you’re a runner, triathlete, golfer, or cyclist then you should definitely consider shopping Black Friday Garmin deals and investing in device that'll help you improve your game. That said, they’re also ideal for people who’re just trying to get active and exercise more.

All Garmin's connect to the Garmin Connect app, which gives you insights into your training. Some watches will also give you the option to download Garmin coaching plans, which help you train for a specific event or goal. Does that sound like what you're looking for? Check out the best Garmin Black Friday deals below.

Top 5 Garmin Black Friday deals today: 

Black Friday Garmin deals — best sales now

Garmin Forerunner 45

Garmin Forerunner 45S: Was $199 now $129 @ Best Buy
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Garmin's affordable Forerunner running watch just got even more affordable in the Best Buy sale. The entry-level Garmin gives you the option to download Garmin Coach training plans onto the watch. It also has in-built GPS, menstrual tracking and an easy-to-use design, that's clear and bright when glancing at the watch on the run. Save $70 on the Forerunner 45S today on Best Buy! 

Garmin Forerunner 45S: was $199 now $129 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Forerunner 45S is currently on sale, having been replaced by the Garmin Forerunner 55. It's still a brilliant running watch — it's got in-built GPS, Garmin coach support, and smart notifications. It also comes in a smaller size, built for more petite wrists.

Garmin Forerunner 245

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: was $349, now $249 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Garmin 245 Music can store up to 500 songs, and can last up to 6 hours when using GPS and listening to music. If you're just using GPS, it can go for up to 24 hours. It has a bright 1.2-inch display, and is water-resistant to 165 feet. You can find the same deal at Best Buy (opens in new tab).

Garmin Forerunner 245: was $299 now $199 @ Garmin (opens in new tab)
If you're not likely to ever upload music to your running watch, this is a great deal on the Forerunner 245 watch. t has a bright 1.2-inch display, a 7-day battery life and is water-resistant to 165 feet. You can also upload Garmin Coach plans onto the watch. It's now got $100 off in Garmin's early Black Friday sale. 

Garmin Forerunner 745

Garmin Forerunner 745: was $499 now $399 @ Garmin (opens in new tab)
The Forerunner 745 is Garmin's triathlon watch, with a number of multi-sport training modes. The watch has the ability to hold music, get daily workout suggestions, and do contactless payments via Garmin Pay, as well as track workouts. It's a great buy, and has $100 off in the Garmin Black Friday sale. 

Garmin Forerunner 945

Garmin Forerunner 945: was $599 now $499 @ Best Buy
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This is a brilliant watch for serious runners or triathletes. In fact, multisport and ultrarunners who want onboard music and payment features on their GPS watch should check out the Garmin Forerunner 945. It's got a brilliant battery life, and all of the features of the Fenix 5 in a smaller package. It's also currently got $100 off in the Best Buy Black Friday sale. You can also grab the same deal on Amazon (opens in new tab) here.

Garmin Vivoactive and Vivomove Series

Garmin vivoactive 4S: was $349 now $194 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This well-rounded, fitness-focused smartwatch has an impressive amount of bells and whistles for tracking health stats and workouts, plus offline Spotify playback. The 40-mm 4S, includes almost every feature you could want from a smartwatch — music, GPS, heart rate — plus all of the excellent fitness-tracking capabilities that Garmin does best. It's also got $150 in this early Black Friday sale!

Garmin Vivosmart 4: was $129 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Vivosmart 4 is a sleek fitness tracker that looks great and is good for tracking your steps, calories-burned and sleep data. It's not the best choice for runners, but if you're looking for an affordable fitness tracker, it's one worth shopping. 

Garmin Vivomove 3S: was $249 now $124 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Vivomove is one of Garmin's most stylish watches, and can easily be worn all day. The hidden touchscreen responds to your movement, and only appears when you need it, plus the watch can connect to your smartphone's GPS to track outdoor activities. It's probably not the right pick for serious runners, but if you're looking for an attractive smartwatch, it ticks all the right boxes, plus, it has $100 off in the Amazon Black Friday sale. 

Garmin Fenix 6

Garmin Fenix 6S: was $549 now $349 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Fancy saving $200 on Garmin's most premium adventure watch? Yes, please. This sale is mega and the Garmin Fenix 6 is one of Garmin's most premium sports watches, with wrist-based heart rate and Pulse Ox sensors, as well as multi-GNSS satellite reference and outdoor sensors for off-road adventures. You can also grab the Fenix 6S for $349 directly from Garmin (opens in new tab) here.

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar GPS Smartwatch: was $899 now $649 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
If you're shopping for an adventurer, or after the best of the best, this is Garmin's most advanced smartwatch. It's the same Fenix 6, but with a Power Glass Solar Lens, which means the watch can be recharged by the sun when you're out on your hikes, or trail runs. You can save a massive $250 on this watch right now over on Best Buy. 

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro: was $699 now $492 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Fenix 6 Pro comes preloaded with mapping that includes routable street and off-road networks, popular ski resort maps, and more than 41,000 golf courses. It currently has $200 off in the Amazon Black Friday sale, so grab it while you can. 

Garmin Venu

Garmin Venu: Was $199 now $129 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Garmin Venu Sq is a great value for those who want an inexpensive fitness tracker with long battery life. It has a great selection of fitness and health features, an accurate, fast GPS and a fantastic 14-hour battery life while using GPS. You can also save $70 on the tracker in the early Black Friday sales.

Garmin Venu: was $349 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
With GPS, cool health features—and an awesome display—the Garmin Venu is a good fitness-focused smartwatch for most people. This watch has a beautiful AMOLED display, but also packs a ton of fitness features. You can currently save $100 on the watch, making it a killer early Black Friday deal. 

Garmin Venu 2: was $419, now $369 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Looking for the newer model? This deal includes not just the Venu 2, but a pair of wireless earbuds - perfect for listening to the music that you can store on the watch itself. THis deal is for the white earbuds only. 

Garmin Instinct

Garmin Instinct: was $299 now $169 @ Garmin (opens in new tab)
You can save $130 on the Garmin Instinct right now if you shop directly with Garmin. It's a great sport watch for anyone who loves setting off on adventures and needs some tech that'll keep up with them. It's comfortable on the wrist, has a fast-connecting GPS and there are about 30 different activities the watch can track, ranging from skiing and mountain biking to treadmill running and yoga. You can also grab the same deal on Amazon (opens in new tab) here.

Garmin Instinct Solar: was $399 now $249 @ Garmin (opens in new tab)
This is the same Garmin Instinct outdoors watch, but with a solar screen, that allows the watch to be charged by the sun. As well as tracking all the important things, you'll also get up to 54 days of battery life in smartwatch mode. The Instinct Solar currently has $150 off in the Garmin Black Friday sale, so grab it while you can. 

Garmin Forerunner 35

Garmin Forerunner 35: was $169 now $130 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Forerunner 35 is another older version of the Garmin Forerunner 55, but again, it's still a great entry-level running watch. It'll tell you everything you need to know — your pace, distance, calories, and heart rate tracking. It's also got built-in GPS, to help you accurately track your training.

Garmin Lily

Garmin Lily: was $199 now $149 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Arguably Garmin's most attractive smartwatch, the Garmin Lily is fashionable, midrange smartwatch with a great display and useful health tools for female users. It has an on-board pregnancy tracking app, as well as all the other health tracking features you'd expect from a Garmin. It's also got $50 off in the Best Buy Black Friday sale. 

Garmin Enduro

Garmin Enduro: was $899 now $799 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is Garmin's latest adventure watch. It has a polar glass solar charging lens that gives you up to 80 hours of battery life, a Trail run VO2 max feature that tracks your cardiovascular fitness level and adjusts based on trail conditions, and heat and altitude acclimation. It's currently got $100 off in the Black Friday sale, which is one of the biggest savings we've seen on the relatively new watch. 

Should I wait till Black Friday to buy a Garmin?

Black Friday Garmin deals are unmatched and practically every retailer is offering early sales. However, if you're hoping to buy one of the newer Forerunners, it might be holding out until nearer Thanksgiving, as Garmin are yet to start their own Black Friday sale, and we'll probably see retailers dropping their prices to match them. 

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 four 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.