Garmin is having a massive smartwatch sale — 5 deals I'd buy right now

Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar.
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It’s no secret that Garmin makes some of the best smartwatches for athletes, from the entry-level Forerunner 55 — the best running watch for beginners — to the flagship, Forerunner 900 series for hardcore triathletes. It’s also no secret that Garmin is having a massive sale right now. Here are three smartwatch deals I recommend. 

The easy-to-use, entry-level Garmin Forerunner 55 is on sale for just $149 at Amazon, the midrange Forerunner 255 Music is $299 at Garmin, and the high-end Forerunner 955 Solar is on sale for $499 at Garmin, a savings of $100. All deals can be found at Garmin or Amazon. (Make sure to check out our guide to the best Garmin deals and Garmin coupon codes for more ways to save).

Garmin smartwatch sale 

Garmin Vivomove Sport: was $179 now $129 @ Amazon
We think the Garmin Vivomove Sport is the most stylish Garmin watch. It's lightweight and comfortable to wear, comes in four colors, and offers useful female health tracking features. Unfortunately, it lacks GPS, so opt for a different watch if you want GPS tracking on the fly. In our Garmin Vivomove Sport review, we said its a good health tracker for someone taking their first steps into fitness or just hoping to get a better overall picture of their health.
Price check: $179 @ Garmin

Garmin Vivomove Sport: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB09LRKKFCP%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $179 now $129 @ Amazon
We think the Garmin Vivomove Sport is the most stylish Garmin watch. It's lightweight and comfortable to wear, comes in four colors, and offers useful female health tracking features. Unfortunately, it lacks GPS, so opt for a different watch if you want GPS tracking on the fly. In our <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/garmin-vivomove-sport" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Garmin Vivomove Sport review, we said its a good health tracker for someone taking their first steps into fitness or just hoping to get a better overall picture of their health.
Price check: <a href="https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-8900245-15535239?sid=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/742133" data-link-merchant="garmin.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$179 @ Garmin

Garmin Forerunner 55: was $199 now $149 @ Amazon
The most affordable Forerunner model is an excellent option for folks just starting their fitness journey.“This is a watch that’s focused on helping the novice learn how to train and rest appropriately,” we note in our Forerunner 55 review. Outside of exercise and recovery tools, there’s not much by way of smartwatch features. However, the 55 does boast a bright screen, easy-to-digest stats and excellent battery life in a comfy-to-wear package.&nbsp;
Price check: $169 @ Garmin

Garmin Forerunner 55: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FGarmin-Forerunner-Running-Suggested-Workouts%2Fdp%2FB092RCLKHN%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $199 now $149 @ Amazon
The most affordable Forerunner model is an excellent option for folks just starting their fitness journey.“This is a watch that’s focused on helping the novice learn how to train and rest appropriately,” we note in our <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/garmin-forerunner-55" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Forerunner 55 review. Outside of exercise and recovery tools, there’s not much by way of smartwatch features. However, the 55 does boast a bright screen, easy-to-digest stats and excellent battery life in a comfy-to-wear package. 
Price check: <a href="https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-8900245-15535239?sid=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/741137/pn/010-02562-00" data-link-merchant="garmin.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$169 @ Garmin

Garmin Vivoactive 4: was $349 now $269 @ Amazon
With built-in GPS, on-demand health metrics, and offline Spotify playback, the Vivocactive 4 is a total score. This well-rounded, fitness-focused smartwatch improves upon the Vivoactive 3 with more bells and whistles for tracking health stats and workouts. In our&nbsp;Garmin Vivoactive 4 review, we called it an near-perfect workout companion.&nbsp;
Price check: $349 @ Garmin

Garmin Vivoactive 4: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB07W6RWL2R%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $349 now $269 @ Amazon
With built-in GPS, on-demand health metrics, and offline Spotify playback, the Vivocactive 4 is a total score. This well-rounded, fitness-focused smartwatch improves upon the Vivoactive 3 with more bells and whistles for tracking health stats and workouts. In our <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/garmin-vivoactive-4" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_self">Garmin Vivoactive 4 review, we called it an near-perfect workout companion. 
Price check: <a href="https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-8900245-15535239?sid=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/643382" data-link-merchant="garmin.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$349 @ Garmin

Garmin Forerunner 255 Music: was $399 now $299
The Forerunner 255 was recently replaced by the Forerunner 265 — &nbsp;the best Garmin watch on the market today — but remains a competent fitness tracker. This deal is on the 255 Music edition, which comes with onboard storage for downloading tunes. You don’t get the bright AMOLED screen found on its successor, but the 255 still sports a bright enough display for daytime viewing. Screen aside, features and specs are mostly a match with the 265, making this deal all the more tempting.&nbsp;
Price check: $299 @ Amazon

Garmin Forerunner 255 Music: <a href="https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-8900245-15535239?sid=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/780196/pn/010-02641-20" data-link-merchant="garmin.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $399 now $299
The <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/garmin-forerunner-255" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="garmin.com"">Forerunner 255 was recently replaced by the <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/garmin-forerunner-265" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="garmin.com"">Forerunner 265 —  <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-garmin-watch" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="garmin.com"">the best Garmin watch on the market today — but remains a competent fitness tracker. This deal is on the 255 Music edition, which comes with onboard storage for downloading tunes. You don’t get the bright AMOLED screen found on its successor, but the 255 still sports a bright enough display for daytime viewing. Screen aside, features and specs are mostly a match with the 265, making this deal all the more tempting. 
Price check: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FGarmin-Forerunner%25C2%25AE-Smartwatch-Advanced-Long-Lasting%2Fdp%2FB09WTV6MMY%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="garmin.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$299 @ Amazon

Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar: was $599 now $499 @ GarminPrice check: $499 @ Amazon

Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar: <a href="https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-8900245-15535239?sid=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/777730/pn/010-02638-00" data-link-merchant="garmin.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $599 now $499 @ Garmin
The <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/garmin-forerunner-955" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="garmin.com"">Forerunner 955 has similarly been updated to the <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/garmin-forerunner-965" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="garmin.com"">Forerunner 965 but remains a solid tracker with plenty to offer, especially for hardcore athletes. As the name suggests, the 955 Solar edition has a sunlight-absorbing face that can keep the device going for up to 20 days in smartwatch mode. Regarding specs and features, the 955 has more in common with the 965 than not. Again, the main thing you sacrifice with the older model is a brighter AMOLED screen. If you can live with that, this is a hell of a deal. 
Price check: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FGarmin-Forerunner%25C2%25AE-Capabilities-Triathletes-Long-Lasting%2Fdp%2FB09WT9PF2N%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="garmin.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$499 @ Amazon

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Dan Bracaglia
Senior Writer, Fitness & Wearables

Dan Bracaglia covers fitness and consumer technology with an emphasis on wearables for Tom's Guide. Based in the US Pacific Northwest, Dan is an avid outdoor adventurer who dabbles in everything from kayaking to snowboarding, but he most enjoys exploring the cities and mountains with his small pup, Belvedere. Dan is currently training to climb some of Washington State's tallest peaks. He's also a big photography nerd.