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That’s a mega discount. Nab these bargains quick
Hurrah – Black Friday 2021 is nearly here, which is why here at team Marie Claire we’ve been working on rounding up a whole host of tempting discounts across a number of products (we’re looking at you, Glossier Black Friday deals, Lululemon deals and Jo Malone deals).
Fitness fanatic who’s keen to invest in your next smartwatch but not sure whether to invest in a Garmin or a Fitbit? Let me explain to you why, as a fitness editor, I’d opt for a Garmin. It’s the only tracker I’ve used for the past five years and I’ve used it to train for – and run – multiple marathons.
So, why is a Garmin better than a Fitbit? If you’re a keen gym goer or a HIIT lover, you might prefer a Fitbit. It’s a great gadget and errs on the slightly cheaper side than a Garmin, plus tracks your heart rate, steps, gym sessions, and more.
But if you’re a runner, there are a handful of reasons why Garmin’s are better, in my opinion. Keen to track your 5km, 10km, half marathon, marathons and more? Then go for a Garmin. It’s got a bigger watch face, so you can see your stats more easily, and shows predictions for the above distances based on your training. It’s far easier to track your pace, as most Garmin models show your rolling pace on your screen, and train according to your heart rate, too, if that’s your thing.
Basically it’s just a bit more detailed and offers more in-depth analysis of your run. Also, mine seems fairly unbreakable and I’ve had no issues with it in the 5+ years I’ve been using it.
Quick Garmin Prime Day deal links:
- Garmin venu – save 39%,
was £299.99, now £179.00. View deal
- Garmin Forerunner 45 – save 19%,
was £159.99, now £129.00. View deal
- Garmin fenix 6 – save 25%,
was £699.99, now £527.25. View deal
- Garmin Forerunner 245 – save 20%,
was £249.99, now £199.00. View deal
- Garmin Vivoactive 3 – save 59%,
was £299.99, now £118.95. View deal
- Garmin fēnix 6 Pro – save 33%, was £599.99, now £399.00. View deal
Garmin Black Friday deals
Garmin fitness trackers are respected industry-wide for the high quality of their trackers. The only slight hitch? They’re an investment, at anything from £200 to £800 a watch.
Not this Black Friday, with savings of up to 59%. That’s huge.
Garmin Venu Granite Blue & Silver –
was £299.00, now £179.00
The Venu is beautiful, with a bright display face and features that’ll track your energy levels, Pulse Ox, respiration, menstrual cycle, stress, sleep, heart rate, hydration and more. There are more than 20 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, including yoga, running, pool swimming and more. It’s an all-rounder.
Garmin Forerunner 45 –
was £159.99, now £129.99
This GPS fitness tracker has over 8,000 reviews and ranks a solid 4.7 out of 5 stars. If you’re buying your first Garmin, this is a great beginner’s option, promising to be easy-to-use and track your pace, distance, intervals and more.
Garmin fenix 6 –
was £699.99, now £527.25
The fenix 6 has a large display screen, sunlight readable display (so no squinting to see how far you’ve run on sunnier days) and an overview of your training load balance, training status, and running and cycling dynamics, too. Neat.
Garmin Forerunner 245 –
was £249.99, now £199.00
With the option of this merlot colour way – we love – the Forerunner 245 will tell you if you’re under-training or under-doing it, and even offers free adaptive training plans from Garmin Coach. Fun.
Garmin Vívoactive 3 Black Silicone Slate –
was £299.99, now £138.00
If you’re after a simpler design with fewer features, opt for the Vívoactive. It’s battery life will last up to seven days, you’ll be able to track your workouts with an in-built heart rate monitor and GPS, plus you’ll get smartphone notifications, too. Neat.
Garmin fēnix 6 Pro – was £599.99, now £399.00
This is one of Garmin’s ultimate multisport watches, with inbuilt GPS, mapping, music, pace monitoring and heart rate sensors. Fun fact: it scores 4.7 out of 5 stars of it’s 863 Amazon ratings.