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.

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.

Today’s best Garmin deals

We’re already seeing discounts on some Garmin wearables, and you’ll find all of today’s best deals for our favorite Garmin watches below. That said, in most cases you’re better off waiting for Cyber Monday, as the deals then are likely to be much better.

Today’s best Garmin deals

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.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.

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 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 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 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


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

Last year’s Cyber Monday Garmin deals in the UK

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