Do you like running with music, but hate carrying your phone with you? Then you need to check out this Black Friday deal on the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, which cuts $50 off one of the best running watches around.
Right now Amazon has the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music for just $299 (opens in new tab), which is $50 off. That means it's an excellent time to pick up this GPS watch. The watch can not only track a ton of metrics, but can store up to 500 songs, so you can pair it with a set of Bluetooth headphones. This is one Black Friday deal you shouldn't run past.
Garmin 245 Music: was $349, now $299 @ 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.
Over the years, I've done a lot of running — four marathons and at least half a dozen half marathons — and found the Forerunner 245 Music to be one of the best running watches.
It's extremely light — just 1.4 ounces — so you barely notice it on your wrist. Its 1.2-inch display is a little small when compared with some of the best smartwatches, but Garmin does a good job at making the numbers and letters very legible, so you can get all the information you need at a quick glance. Plus, it's a transflective display, so it gets even brighter in the sun.
The Forerunner 245 can show a ton of metrics apart from pace and distance; for example, it can tell you how effective your training is. In our Garmin Forerunner 245 Music review, I really liked its light weight, as well as the ability to customize the display to show what I wanted to see during my runs. And, its excellent battery life — up to 6 hours when using both GPS and streaming music — meant I didn't have to worry about charging it after every run.
And then there's the onboard music storage. If you have a Spotify or Deezer premium account, you can download playlists from those services directly to the watch; otherwise, you can sideload music from your computer. You can then use the controls on the watch itself to play, pause, and skip ahead and back.
At $299 — $50 off its regular price — the Garmin 245 Music is at a very low price, making it a good time to pick one up. You should also check out our Garmin Black Friday deals for discounts on the company's other watches.