Garmin Vivoactive 3 Is the Best Smartwatch Deal on Prime Day

Garmin Vivoactive 3
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Garmin’s priciest GPS watches are now up to 50% off until 3 a.m. ET/midnight PT on Tuesday (July 16) for Amazon Prime Day. If you’re a serious athlete who needs a way to track lengthy runs, act fast.

Four of our favorite Garmins are on sale during Prime Day, including our favorite smartwatch for fitness, the Vivoactive 3. You can snag a model with on-board music storage or without, but we prefer the option with playlist space so you can run without a phone.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music: was $280, now $219.92 @ Amazon
You can track workouts, store up to 500 songs and pay for transactions without a phone using our favorite smartwatch for fitness.View Deal

Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS: was $280, now $150 @ Amazon
If you prefer to run with your phone for music, the Vivoactive 3 with GPS is a better deal with all the same workout-tracking features as the pricier model.View Deal

For outdoor athletes, Garmin’s Fenix 5X is a worthy splurge. 

The watch, normally $600, sports a rugged design, full-color topographical maps, and features that analyze your training status and training load for more efficient workouts.

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire: was $600, now $400 @ Amazon
This multi-sport GPS watch is designed for outdoor athletes who need advanced performance-tracking features. It's now $200 off, which is a great deal for a powerful Garmin.View Deal

Garmin’s Forerunner 235 is a little more basic than the pricier options, and lacks on-board music storage, but it’s tough to find Garmin’s advanced run-tracking metrics in a cheaper package.

Garmin Forerunner 235: was $330, now $250 @ Amazon
Garmin's classic running watch offers 9-day battery life and a reflective display you can easily see in bright sunlight. It's not the newest Garmin you can buy, but it's one of the cheapest.View Deal

Garmin has a newer model, the $350 Forerunner 245, that offers more sophisticated features. But the 235 is worth a look for the price alone.