Cyber Monday Garmin deals 2021: early sales and what to expect


If you're in the market for a Garmin watch then you might want to hold off on buying one just a little bit longer, as both Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching, with them being held on November 26 and November 29 respectively.

On Cyber Monday last year we saw discounts on a wide variety of Garmin wearables, with savings of up to around $150/£150, and we'd expect it will be a similar story this year. In fact, some impressive early deals are already emerging, and you'll find those below – some of which could be worth scooping up rather than waiting for the main sales event.

There don't appear to be any stock issues with Garmin's watches either, so whether you're after a Garmin Fenix 6, a Garmin Forerunner 945 or just about any other option, there should be plenty of availability.

Below we've highlighted the key Garmin wearables that you should look out for on Cyber Monday, along with our predictions of what might be discounted – and how much by. You'll also find a list of some of last year's top Garmin deals, so you can get a better idea of what to expect.

Cyber Monday Garmin sales (US): quick links

The best Cyber Monday Garmin deals in the US

Garmin Forerunner 45S (39mm): $199 $129.99 at Amazon
Save $69.01 – Right now you can grab the Garmin Forerunner 45S for just $129.99 – that’s a 35% reduction. That’s for the wearable in black, and the ‘S’ denotes its small 39mm size – that aside this is the same great running and fitness tracking watch as the standard Forerunner 45. So if you want a compact wearable that excels at basic run tracking then this is the one to go for.

Garmin Forerunner 45 (42mm): $194.95 $129.99 at Amazon
Save $64.96 – The Garmin Forerunner 45 is a feature-packed and lightweight running watch, and right now the red 42mm model is reduced by 33% at Amazon. We praised its value in our 4-star review, and that was before this discount, so it’s a top entry-level choice for runners and anyone trying to get fit – just note that it doesn’t do well at swim tracking.

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro: $649.99 $445 at Amazon
Save $204.99
– The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is a premium multisports watch for serious athletes, and right now you can get a huge $204.99 saving – that’s 32% off the regular price. With advanced metrics, detailed stats and endless features, this won’t let you down – though it could be overkill for more casual users.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: $349.99 $249.99 at Amazon
Save $100
– The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is available at a 29% discount right now. With a lightweight, comfortable design and long battery life this is a sports watch you’ll rarely need or want to take off, though serious athletes may want a higher-end model.

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar: $799.99 $549.99 at Best Buy
Save $250
– This is one of the biggest Garmin discounts we’ve seen yet, and it brings the Fenix 6 Pro Solar down to a much more manageable price. This multisport watch is one of the most powerful in Garmin’s arsenal, and it leverages solar power to last longer between charges.

Garmin Fenix 6S Pro: $649.99 $449.99 at Garmin
Save $200
– The Garmin Fenix 6S Pro is heavily reduced right now, making this rugged, accomplished multisport watch all the better. This is a fairly high-end option – so newbies needn’t spend this much, but it strikes a great balance between price and features, especially with this discount.

Garmin Approach S12: $199.99 $149.99 at Amazon
Save $50 – The Garmin Approach S12 is a GPS golf watch that we gave 4 stars to, praising its speedy and accurate GPS, its powerful app, and its great battery life, all at a fairly affordable price. And now that price has become even more affordable, with this discount taking 25% off the Granite Blue version. It lacks a color screen, but that’s one of our only complaints about this excellent wearable.

Garmin Venu Sq: $199.99 $129.99 at Amazon
Save $70
– The Garmin Venu Sq is a top choice for those buying their first Garmin. With tracking for sleep, stress, hydration and more you can keep a close eye on your body, while workout tracking means your exercise will be monitored too, and right now you can grab it at a bargain price.

Cyber Monday Garmin sales (UK): quick links

The best Cyber Monday Garmin deals in the UK

Garmin Fenix 6S: £529.99 £279 at Amazon
Save £250.99 – The Garmin Fenix 6S is a compact version of the flagship Fenix 6 – so in other words this is one of the best multisport watches on the planet. Usually it has a price to match, but this deal knocks 47% off the standard price of the Fenix 6S in silver with a black band, meaning you can get a high-end sports watch for mid-range money.

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro: £599.99 £379 at Amazon
Save £220.99 – The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is a supercharged multisport watch that’s way more than most people need, but with 37% off this black model it’s at a price that many will be able to afford. It can track just about any activity you can do from running and cycling to skiing and beyond, and with more precision than many devices. This is a big saving so it’s worth snapping up if you think you’ll make good use of it.

Garmin Vivofit Jr 3: £79.99 £49 at Amazon
Save £30.99 – The Garmin Vivofit Jr 3 is down to just £49 for Black Friday in this exciting Black Panther design, making for a massive 39% discount. With its durable build and at such a low price it’s the perfect activity tracker for kids. But it goes beyond just tracking, with quizzes, games and more also included.

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music GPS: £349.99 £179.99 at Very
Save £170
– The Forerunner 645 Music is almost half price in this incredible deal from Very. It allows you to store 500 songs on your running watch and has a whole host of Garmin features for just under £180.

Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS: £249 £199 at Currys
Save £50
– Early Black Friday Garmin deals are happening, and this gives us £50 off one of the best smartwatches from the company. With up to 7 days battery life, GPS connectivity and more, the Forerunner 245 is a top choice if you’re looking for a mid-range running watch.

Garmin Venu 2: £349.99 £265 at Amazon
Save £84.99 The Garmin Venu 2 is a superb sports watch that launched in April 2021, and this is the biggest discount we’ve seen so far. This deal is for the full-size 44mm model, and applies to just the Slate colorway, but you can get almost as much of a discount on the Granite Blue one too.

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro: £599.99 £399.99 at Very
Save £200 – The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro has a great discount of a third off right now, and it’s one of the most accomplished running watches you’re able to buy currently. If you want a big chunk off one of Garmin’s very best products, this is the deal to go for.

Our predictions

Based on what we saw last year we can take a good guess at some of the Garmin deals that we might see on Cyber Monday 2021. They include the following:

  • Garmin Instinct: last year this was reduced by up to $130, so expect big savings.
  • Garmin Fenix 6 range: some of the Fenix 6 models saw three-figure discounts in both the US and UK in 2020, so keep an eye on these watches this year – already the Fenix 6 Pro has seen a £200 discount in the UK, so that bodes well.
  • Garmin Vivomove Style: this got a hefty £70 discount in the UK last year, and may drop even further this year.
  • Garmin Vivoactive 3: this saw a healthy $120 discount in 2020, taking almost 50% off the price, so it could be a real bargain again this year.
  • Garmin Forerunner 45S: this only got a smaller $50 discount in 2020, but we could see that increase this year.

Tips for buying a Garmin watch

Garmin makes a wide range of wearables at different prices and for different types of users, so it can be tricky finding the right one.

It can also be tricky finding the best deals, even on sales days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but we've got some tips to help.

1. Check out our best Garmin guide

It's worth working out what you want to buy before you even head into the sales, and your first stop for that should be our best Garmin watch guide, where we've highlighted all the top options.

Don't just go for our number one pick though, as something else might suit you better – some Garmin wearables are aimed at serious athletes, while others are more for those just dipping their toes in, and some focus on specific sports too. So it's worth taking a look at all the best options.

2. Keep an eye out for dodgy deals

Not every deal is a good deal, even if it looks good. A discount of 50% off RRP for example might look great, until you realize that nowhere is selling the device at full price.

So it's worth checking the prices elsewhere before pressing the buy button, or even using a tool like The Camelizer to see price history for the site you're on. Or just stick with TechRadar, as we'll only be highlighting genuine deals here.

3. Watch for big deals on older models

The latest Garmin watches may well get discounted on Cyber Monday, but older models are far more likely to – and are likely to get biggest discounts.

Retailers will be looking to clear their stock to make way for the shiny new hardware, so big savings can often be had. And just because a model is older, it doesn't mean it's not still great.

Cyber Monday Garmin FAQ

When will the best Cyber Monday Garmin deals start in 2021?

The very best Cyber Monday Garmin deals are likely to be on Cyber Monday itself – that’s November 29. However, you might see some similarly good deals on Black Friday (November 26) and on the weekend between those two dates.

There will be some discounts ahead of even Black Friday too, but for the most part these probably won’t be quite as good, going by previous years.

Still, if you’re in the market for a new Garmin then it’s worth checking back on this page regularly between now and Cyber Monday, as we’re already seeing major discounts pop up on a few models.

Where will the best Cyber Monday Garmin deals be?

The best place to find Garmin deals on Cyber Monday will be this very page and the wider TechRadar site, as we’ll be scouring the net for all the top options and highlighting them here. But if you want to conduct a search of your own then the following stores would be a good place to start.

Top US retailers
Amazon
: expect loads of Garmin watches at low prices
Best Buy: expect big savings on various Garmins
Walmart: free shipping and discounts on Garmin wearables

Top UK retailers
Amazon: expect loads of the UK’s best Garmin deals
Currys: save on Garmins and get free delivery
John Lewis: save money on various Garmin smartwatches

Should I wait for Cyber Monday Garmin deals?

The big question in the run up to a sale like Cyber Monday is whether it’s worth waiting, or whether you should just buy now.

In the case of Garmin watches, there’s a good chance you’ll find some great deals on select models based on previous years – but there’s no guarantee that the specific model you’re interested in will get a hefty discount. So if you’re set on one particular Garmin, you might not gain anything by waiting.

If you buy one now on the other hand then you gain the ability to start using it sooner, so if you’re desperate to have one then that’s another reason to buy now.

But generally now that we’re getting close to Cyber Monday we’d suggest waiting, as other than getting the wearable later you don’t lose out by waiting, and you might gain a big saving.

That is, unless you see a great deal in early sales, as we’re starting to see on a few models. You’ll find all the best current deals further up in this article, so consider grabbing one of those if any catch your eye.

3 best Garmin watches to look out for

Garmin Fenix 6 with black band

The Garmin Fenix 6 is a powerful, feature-packed multi-sports watch, and is our pick for the best Garmin watch of 2021 (Image credit: Garmin)

1. Garmin Fenix 6

The best Garmin watch overall

Screen size: 1.3-inch diameter | Touchscreen: No | Battery life using GPS: 36 hours | Battery life on standby: 14 days | Onboard storage: 64MB | Bluetooth connection: Yes | Smartwatch capabilities: Yes | Multisport: Loads of them

Can't be beaten for outdoor tracking
Accurate activity tracking
Very expensive
Not the most stylish of watches

The Garmin Fenix 6 is for our money the best Garmin watch. It's not cheap, but it could become a lot more palatable on Cyber Monday, with prices likely to plummet for the sale.

Really it's the whole Fenix 6 range that we rate at the top – they're all unsurpassed multi-sport smartwatches with comprehensive activity tracking, great battery life and strong performance.

Even with a Cyber Monday discount this might not be for you if you're not a serious athlete or outdoorsperson, but if you want a watch that won't let you down whether you're running a marathon or hiking a trail, this is the one for you.

Garmin Venu 2 with gray band

The Garmin Venu 2 is a great-looking watch for everyday wear and workouts, and will suit more casual athletes (Image credit: Garmin)

2. Garmin Venu 2

The best Garmin watch for all-day wear

Screen size: 1.3-inch or 1.1-inch diameter | Touchscreen: Yes | Battery life using GPS: Up to 8 hours with music, 22 hours without | Battery life on standby: Up to 12 days | Onboard storage: 200 hours activity data, 650 songs | Bluetooth connection: Yes | Smartwatch capabilities: Yes | Multisport: Dozens

Available in two sizes
Superb AMOLED display
Great fitness tracking features
Limited app support

The Garmin Venu 2 is a mid-range wearable that does a great job of functioning both as a conventional smartwatch and as a sports watch.

Unlike many Garmin devices this has a fairly stylish, sleek design, yet it still has all the features you need when training outdoors or in, including GPS, heart rate monitoring, cadence tracking and a whole lot more.

The Venu 2 only launched in 2021 so we don't have any Cyber Monday history for it, but the original Garmin Venu did get a solid $100 discount last year, and Garmin wearables in general tend to get reduced, so we wouldn't be surprised if there are some decent deals on this too.

Garmin Forerunner 55 with white band

The Garmin Forerunner 55 is packed with tools to help new runners advance their training, including smart workout suggestions (Image credit: Garmin)

3. Garmin Forerunner 55

The best Garmin watch for new runners

Screen size: 1.04-inch x 1.04-inch | Touchscreen: No | Battery life using GPS: 20 hours | Battery life on standby: 14 days | Onboard storage: 200 hours of data | Bluetooth connection: Yes | Smartwatch capabilities: Yes | Multisport: Cycling | Inbuilt heart-rate monitor: Yes

Lightweight
Good value
Limited sport profiles
Plastic-heavy build

If you're after a budget Garmin watch then the Garmin Forerunner 55 is a top choice, especially if you're a runner.

There's no touchscreen, but the five hardware buttons that you get instead are arguably easier to use mid-run, and with suggested workouts and post-training advice this wearable goes beyond just tracking – it also gives you the insights you need to train better.

We found that it had extremely accurate GPS too, and it's a bit of a bargain even when it's not discounted, so this could be a low-end star of Cyber Monday if there are any decent deals on it.

Last year’s Cyber Monday Garmin deals

While we wait for Cyber Monday 2021, it's worth taking a look at some of the best Garmin deals we saw on Cyber Monday 2020. You can see these below, and while they're all expired, they provide an indication of the sorts of discounts you might see this year.

Last year's Cyber Monday Garmin deals in the US

Garmin Instinct: $299.99 $169.99 at Amazon (save $130)
The super tough Garmin Instinct is half price at Amazon for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is a seriously solid GPS sports watch, with very impressive battery life to boot, making it a good option for multi-day outdoor events.

Garmin Vivoactive 3: $249.99 $129.99 at Amazon (save $120)
Amazon has matched Walmart’s Cyber Monday deal on the Vivoactive 3 – one of Garmin’s most stylish sports watches. It features on-board GPS, lots of activity tracking modes, and all-day heart rate monitoring. You can also buy it for the same price directly from Garmin.

Garmin Forerunner 45S: $199.99 $149.99 at Amazon (save $50)
This is a slightly smaller version of the original Forerunner 45 running watch, and is surprisingly feature-packed for the price. It includes not just accurate GPS and optical heart rate monitoring, but also adaptive training plans, stress tracking, Body Battery energy monitoring, and sleep tracking. Stock is limited.

Garmin Instinct: $299 $169.99 at Garmin (save $130)
The Garmin Instinct is one of the brand’s toughest watches, offering solid battery life and advanced sports tracking features in a robust case designed to take the knocks of an active lifestyle. With this $130 discount, it’s super affordable, too.

Garmin Approach S40: $299.99 $195 at Amazon (save $104.99)
Amazon has beaten Walmart’s Cyber Monday price on this smart Garmin golf watch. It features a color touchscreen, and is pre-loaded with maps of over 41,000 courses around the world. It automatically records shot distances and locations, and can even be paired with optional Garmin club-tracking sensors.

Garmin Vivoactive 4S: $349.99 $246.29 at Amazon (save $103.70)
This is a scaled down version of the regular Vivoactive 4, with a 40mm face that’s better suited to smaller wrists. It packs all the same features as its larger counterpart, including excellent workout tracking with super accurate GPS, SpO2 monitoring, on-watch music streaming and stacks of stats.

Garmin Vivoactive 4: $349.99 $249.99 at Garmin (save $100)
Garmin’s Vivoactive 4 offers premium fitness tracking and smartwatch functionality, and this $100 discount makes those features a lot easier to obtain.

Garmin Fenix 6X Pro: $749.99 $591.31 at Amazon (save $158.68)
This is a turbo-charged version of the original Fenix 6X, with additional training features for runners and skiers, plus extensive golf course maps. It’s a top-end Garmin watch, and it’s very rare to see it under $600, so this is a seriously impressive deal.

Last year's Cyber Monday Garmin deals in the UK

Garmin Fenix 6: £458.53 £359 at Amazon (save £99.53)
This is a huge saving on Garmin’s flagship sports watch, and one we’d been hoping for all year. Our reviewer called the Fenix 6 “the best multi-sport watch you can buy” thanks to its unbeatable outdoor sports tracking, accurate biometrics, and solidly built design. Its main downside at launch was its price, but with almost £100 off, that’s no longer an issue. Very highly recommended.

Garmin Vivomove Style: £259.99 £189.99 at Argos (save £70)
The Garmin Vivomove is a gorgeous hybrid smartwatch that’s perfect for anyone who finds regular fitness trackers a little bit ugly. It has an analog face with a hidden digital display that reveals vital stats and smartphone notifications at the push of a button. It collects far more data than that though, and pushes a wealth of info on your activity and wellbeing to the Garmin Connect app on your phone. A stunning smartwatch, and a great deal with £70 off at Argos.

Garmin Fenix 6S: £424.29 £359 at Amazon (save £65.29)
This is a scaled-down version of Garmin’s flagship Fenix 6, with a 42mm face that’s better suited to smaller wrists. It still boasts all the same features as the larger version, including multi-day batter life in GPS mode, multi-sports tracking, stress monitoring and SpO2 tracking, plus barometric altimeter and thermometer.

Garmin Fenix 6S Pro: £581.94 £439 at Amazon (save £142.94)
This is a souped-up version of the classic Fenix 6S, with some added extras for runners and golfers. PacePro tech helps you manage your pace during training runs and races, and CourseView gives you access to over 41,000 golf course maps right on your wrist. That’s a lot to pack into a 42mm sports watch, and this is its lowest price ever at Amazon.

Garmin Fenix 6X Pro: £549 £488 at Amazon (save £61)
This is a turbo-charged version of the original Fenix 6X, with additional training features for runners and skiers, plus extensive golf course maps. The £61 price drop is fairly modest, and there’s no question this is still a very expensive sports watch. The original Fenix 6 is over £100 cheaper, and gives you almost all the same features unless you’re a very keen sportsperson.



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