Amazon just slashed up to 43 percent off Garmin smartwatches — but only for today

Mike Natale
·4 min read

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Time is on your side with these high-tech timekeepers. (Photo: Amazon)
Time is on your side with these high-tech timekeepers. (Photo: Amazon)

It’s remarkable how much of the “futuristic” technology we grew up watching can now be ours to own. Captain Kirk’s Star Trek Tricorder is what we call a smartphone. The Jetsons’ Rosie is now a Roomba. And the radio wristwatch Warren Beatty wore in Dick Tracy is now a reality, and even cooler than it was in the comic strips, thanks to the innovative line of Garmin smartwatches.

Whether you have more of an active lifestyle, or you put more emphasis on “-style”, there’s a Garmin smartwatch for you. And with Amazon offering up to 43 percent off select styles today, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your tech game, and your wardrobe, all at once.

Here’s what you can score — but you have to hurry, as the sale ends tonight:

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

A coin-sized coach right on your wrist! (Photo: Amazon)
A coin-sized coach right on your wrist! (Photo: Amazon)

This ultimate training tool does more than just measure distance or track your heart rate, it can monitor your VO2 Max (your maximum amount of oxygen consumption in a given period) to calculate estimated racing times. Get a sense of where you’re at, then use the 735XT’s ground contact time balance, stride length and vertical ratio data to step up your form, and you’ll be off to the races in no time.

With over 1000 five-star reviews on Amazon, even owners of other Garmin Forerunner models are impressed at the technological leaps. One owner noted: “I've never had a Garmin come close to the speed this thing powers up. I'd estimate that it charges at least twice as fast as my FR225 did.” and went on to praise the options, saying “The customizable nature of it (considering the size and weight) is, like, amazing.”

Shop it: Garmin Forerunner 735XT, $169 (was $225), amazon.com

Garmin Fenix 5

Save $250 on this sleek and intuitive smartwatch. (Photo: Amazon)
Save $250 on this sleek and intuitive smartwatch. (Photo: Amazon)

Overhaul your exercise routine with the sleek and stylish Fenix 5. The Fenix 5 is ready for anything, from the home gym to the great outdoors with a stainless steel bezel, buttons and rear case and sunlight-visible display. Its simple and intuitive monitors can help you track steps, pace and heart-rate, and offers an array of personalization options including free watch faces and apps from Garmin’s Connect IQ store.

The Fenix 5 certainly makes an impression, with over 4000 five-star reviews on Amazon. One reviewer noted, “The battery life is amazing. I charged it 2 days ago, ran twice since then and I'm at 76%”. Another praised the screen size noting “This watch does everything - it is big but not awkward but also means I can see the time without readers!”

Shop it: Garmin Fenix 5, $250 (was $500), amazon.com

Garmin vivomove HR

Even a subtle watch can help you make big lifestyle changes. (Photo: Amazon)
Even a subtle watch can help you make big lifestyle changes. (Photo: Amazon)

Let’s face it: many of us make excuses that we’re “too busy” to stay fit. But even if your daily exercise is the morning commute, Garmin offers a subtle, stylish way to manage your day to day and make strides towards a better tomorrow.

The vivomove HR offers email and text notifications when paired with your smartphone, plus wellness monitoring including stress tracking and a relaxation timer. To make sure you get a healthy amount of rest, the vivomove HR can also monitor your REM sleep patterns and help keep you on track. Paired with Garmin’s acclaimed heart-rate the VO2 Max monitoring, there’s never been an easier way to develop healthier habits and stay fit even with the busiest of schedules.

Reviewers agree, with one owner saying: “Love love love! I get lots of compliments on how it looks and people are shocked to learn it tracks your activity bc it looks like a classic, basic old school watch! But it’s not! It’s 100 times better! The app is kind of what makes it so great, in my opinion.. the tracking is very involved and includes stress, heart rate, sleep, stairs climbed... but also in a very user-friendly way!”

Shop it: Garmin vivomove HR, $159 (was $300), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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