Garmin’s watches are the most popular smartwatches for runners, and with good reason: They have accurate GPS, they collect statistics that runners care about, and they’re designed to be convenient to use while you’re running—hitting real buttons, for example, instead of trying to swipe a screen with your sweaty finger. So if you’ve been using a different smartwatch and are wondering what you’re missing, today might be your lucky day.
The Forerunner 945 is 36% off
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The Forerunner 945, one of Garmin’s most popular models for runners, retails for $499.99. But today, for Amazon’s Prime Big Deals Days, it’s just $319.99.
This model lets you download music, and it provides full-color maps so you can follow directions for a route as you run. It also tracks stats like your VO2max, weekly mileage, and your lactate threshold. It also provides suggested workouts and can show you Strava segments as you approach them.
The battery lasts 10 hours if you’re listening to music and using the high-accuracy GPS at the same time, 60 hours in battery-saving UltraTrac mode, or two weeks of ordinary smartwatch use. It’s also sold as a triathlon watch, not just a running watch, so you can use it for swim and bike workouts as well.
The Forerunner 745 is 30% off
If you like the Forerunner 945 but can make do with a little less storage space, try its little brother, the Forerunner 745. Another best-selling running watch, it’s got all the same major features as the 945. The difference is mainly in storage and battery life: The battery lasts for six hours with music and high-accuracy GPS, 30 in the battery-saving mode, or one week of non-running use. The 745 has 4 GB of storage space for maps and music, versus 16 GB for the 945.
More Garmin watches
There are some other smartwatches on sale today too: the Garmin Instinct, normally $399.99, is now $279.99. The Instinct is the super-rugged model with solar charging, ideal if you spend a lot of time outdoors and are hard on your watches. And at the other end of the spectrum, the sleek and stylish Garmin Venu Sq Music is just $119.99 in rose gold.
Check out more Prime Big Deals on Garmin devices, including bike computers and accessories.