Garmin sale launches ahead of Amazon Prime Day with up to 40% off - here are my 6 top picks

The Garmin sale has you sorted if you're looking for a new fitness tracker, with up to 40% off an excellent range of devices for a limited time only

A collection of watches available in the Garmin sale, including the Garmin Forerunner 55 and two colours of the Garmin vivoactive
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Good news for those looking to buy a new fitness tracker this summer - the Garmin sale is here! With Amazon Prime Day just a few days away, now is the best time to shop and score a saving on much-loved devices that can help monitor (and improve) your health and fitness.

Being among the best fitness trackers, a Garmin watch is a worthy investment if you've recently got into running, cycling, or swimming, or you just like to make sure you hit your daily step count. As the digital health editor at woman&home, I've tried and tested many of the brand's bestsellers - and I wear one daily myself. 

However, unlike some of the Fitbit deals we regularly see, there are hardly ever Garmin trackers for less than £100. So, it's always worth trying to find a good Garmin sale where you can if you're in the market for one. Having scoured the pre-Amazon Prime Day deals on fitness trackers, here are the best ones to consider and my six recommendations. 

Early Amazon Prime Day Garmin sale - top picks

The best Garmin sale deals

Garmin Forerunner 255: Was £289.99 Now £238.78 (save £50) at Amazon

Garmin Forerunner 255: Was £289.99 Now £238.78 (save £50) at Amazon
The Garmin Forerunner 255 is a watch designed for runners - but it's an excellent choice for anyone looking to improve their fitness. The device makes it easy to record your pace, distance, and route during your workouts, offering a 'Training Status' post-workout to help you figure out whether you're making progress. It also monitors daily fitness stats like calorie burn and steps and includes many of the same features as more advanced models in the range. 

Garmin Forerunner 55: Was £159.99 Now £131.72 (save £28.27) at Amazon

Garmin Forerunner 55: Was £159.99 Now £131.72 (save £28.27) at Amazon
The Garmin Forerunner 55 is a basic version of the 255 and others in the same range - but at under £150 for the first time in a while, it's well worth the money if you're new to running or looking to keep things simple with your exercise habits. As well as recording all the running-related metrics you could want, including pace and accurate GPS-recorded distance, the 55 offers free 5K to half-marathon training plans with on-wrist guidance. 

Garmin vivosmart 4:Was £99.99 Now £60 (save £40) at Amazon

Garmin vivosmart 4: Was £99.99 Now £60 (save £40) at Amazon
The vivosmart 4 is sleek and minimal in design with a simple interface, but it's packed with features that make it easy to track and improve your fitness - including heart rate and sleep monitoring, stress tracking, and a Body Battery energy monitor to help you plan your workouts more effectively. Plus, the battery life lasts up to 7 days - rivalling a similar tracker, the Fitbit Inspire 3, in features and more - and it's now 40% off from the original £99.99 price tag I saw just a few days ago.

Garmin vívoactive 5: Was £259.99 Now £234.99 (save £25) at Amazon

Garmin vívoactive 5: Was £259.99 Now £234.99 (save £25) at Amazon
Don't be deceived by the simple appearance of the vívoactive 5 - this smartwatch offers personalised insights into your overall wellbeing to give you a better picture of your health and fitness. It includes advanced metrics like Body Battery, to help you see how ready you are for exercise or whether you need a rest, over 30 workout modes, and complete sleep tracking. It also comes in various shades to suit your wardrobe. 

Garmin Venu 2: Was £368 Now £288.99 (save £79) at Amazon

Garmin Venu 2: Was £368 Now £288.99 (save £79) at Amazon
Want a watch that looks good and does good? The Garmin Venu 2 is a great lifestyle-orientated fitness tracker, with plenty of features to help improve your fitness - including animated workouts on-wrist and 25 workout modes. It can also help you out day to day with Garmin Pay, Spotify or Amazon Music connection. It comes in more colours than other Garmin types as well to suit your personal style better. 

Garmin Fenix 7: Was £519.99 Now £381 (save £138.99) at Amazon

Garmin Fenix 7: Was £519.99 Now £381 (save £138.99) at Amazon
Those who love walking and hiking will appreciate the impressive saving on the Fenix 7, now with almost £140 off. Its superior battery life and GPS (even in built-up areas), multiple workout modes, colour display, and practical design make it a must-have for those who prefer to spend more time outdoors than in and want a watch that can keep up. 

Garmin Venu Sq: £178.54 at Amazon

Garmin Venu Sq: £178.54 at Amazon
A bonus entry, this particular model Garmin isn't on sale right now, but it comes highly recommended by w&h editor Kerrie Hughes. "Garmin is renowned for its quality trackers, and the Venu Sq is no exception. This one has a very Apple Watch feel to it, with a square face opposed to Garmin's usual circle designs. Its got everything you need from a fitness tracker, all for well under £200. A different Garmin style that's worth every penny."

Which Garmin watch should I buy?

If you've just started running for beginners, you can't go wrong with a pick from Garmin's Forerunner range in the new Amazon sale. These specialist running watches are easy to use on the go and prioritise recording your mileage, pace, and route with advanced GPS tracking. They also do the basics like recording your daily step count, tracking your sleep, predicting daily calorie burn, and receiving call and text notifications. While some of the devices in the Forerunner range stretch well past £500, the Forerunner 55 is under £150 right now. I wear the Garmin Forerunner 945 (no longer for sale) personally, as it offers visual on-wrist maps and turn-by-turn directions where the Forerunner 55 does not. 

It is one of the more basic trackers in the range but for a device similar to one of the best Fitbits with more features and better GPS tracking, it's a truly excellent choice. 

For those weighing up Oura Ring vs Garmin or interested in the newest Apple Watch for more of a smartwatch, the Venu or vívoactive range may be a better fit. These help monitor all kinds of exercise and provide seamless integration with daily lifestyles, offering features like Garmin Pay and Spotify or Amazon Music connection. They aren't sports-focused like the Forerunner range, making them better all-rounders for daily life. 

When does Garmin have sales?

Garmin offers deals on the website during seasonal sales periods, such as Black Friday, Christmas, and over the summer. The brand also has Clearance Deals all year round with savings on a range of fitness trackers and indoor cycling equipment. 

The Amazon Prime Day sale, coming up on July 16 and 17, is the next big online sale and we're expecting to see even more excellent deals on Garmin and other fitness trackers when it officially begins. 

While we expect more deals to launch from July 16, it's worth keeping an eye out for the deals live now as there's no guarantee the savings will be better when the 48-hour sale begins. In previous years, I've seen cheaper deals in the week or two before Prime Day starts than on the actual days. So, when you see a deal you like - jump on it! It's unlikely to be around for long. Plus, you don't need an Amazon Prime account to make the most of these early savings, but you will for many offers available when Prime Day begins.

Do I need to be a Prime member to get these deals?

The best thing about these deals is it doesn't matter if you are an Amazon Prime member or not. All of the Prime Day deals next week will only be available if you have Prime membership, which you can sign up for a no obligation, free 30-day trial if you want to take advantage of the sale prices. These sale picks below are available to everyone, Prime member or not.

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Grace Walsh
Health Channel Editor

Grace Walsh is woman&home's Health Channel Editor, working across the areas of fitness, nutrition, sleep, mental health, relationships, and sex. She is also a qualified fitness instructor. In 2024, she will be taking on her second marathon in Rome, cycling from Manchester to London (350km) for charity, and qualifying as a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. 

A digital journalist with over six years experience as a writer and editor for UK publications, Grace has covered (almost) everything in the world of health and wellbeing with bylines in Cosmopolitan, Red, The i Paper, GoodtoKnow, and more. 

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