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This Is The Best Amazon Prime Day Garmin Deal – Take It From Someone Who’s Used Almost Every Garmin

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is in the Amazon Prime Day sale and you can’t get better for the money (Image credit: Nick Harris-Fry / Future)

Amazon Prime Day 2022 has arrived and with it a bevy of discounts on fitness trackers and running watches we rate highly. The offers on Garmin devices are particularly strong this year but there’s one discount which stands out to us – the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music.

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Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: Was $349.99 Now $239.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: Was £299.99 Now £169.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Recently we tested and loved the Garmin Forerunner 255, the successor to the Garmin Forerunner 245. Notable updates on the new watch included a triathlon mode and enhanced GPS accuracy, however, we noted in our review that keen runners would be almost as well-served by the Forerunner 245, especially if it popped up in sales at a juicy discount.

That deal is clearly the best discount going on a Garmin in the UK sales, but in the US it’s run very close by the reduction on the Garmin Forerunner 945, which is now $349.99. That’s a great price for a top multisport watch with music storage and colour maps, and worth considering.

However, we rate the Forerunner 245 deal as better simply because it’s a watch that will appeal to more people and completely blows the competition out of the water at the price it’s going for in the sales.

Having tested all of the best running watches, we can say with confidence that you won’t find anything better than the 245 Music for $240/£170 even if it is an older device.

Garmin’s sports tracking and training analysis remains the gold-standard and the Forerunner 245 includes breadcrumb navigation. The music storage on the Forerunner 245 Music is also very easy to use as it partners with streaming services including Spotify so you can wirelessly transfer and store your playlists offline. You’d think most, if not all, GPS watch makers would offer this but that is far from the case.

We tested the Forerunner 245 extensively and it offers very accurate GPS tracking, even if it falls slightly short of the accuracy of the Forerunner 255, which has multi-band tracking.

UK Prime Day Deals On Garmin Devices

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Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: Was £299.99 Now £169.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save £130 The Forerunner 245 Music is a terrific sports tracker for runners in particular (the new 255 added a multisport mode), and offers insightful training analysis, breadcrumb navigation and music storage so you can leave your phone behind. At £170 it’s a snip.

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Garmin Forerunner 245: Was £249.99 Now £139.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save £110 While you don’t get music storage on this version of the Forerunner 245, it’s the best running watch you’re going to find for the £140 it’s been reduced to this Prime Day. It offers excellent sports tracking and training analysis, plus breadcrumb navigation in a smart, lightweight design that’s comfortable to wear 24/7.

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Garmin Venu 2: Was £349.99 Now £239.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save £110 Aside from the astonishing (and astonishingly expensive) Epix 2, the Venu 2 is the best smartwatch in Garmin’s range. It has a bright AMOLED screen and offers useful if sometimes limited smart features like music storage, NFC payments and access to the Connect IQ app store. However, it’s still mainly a sports and activity tracker, and excels on this front compared to true smartwatches. Both the Venu 2 and smaller Venu 2S have been reduced substantially this Prime Day.

Read more in our Garmin Venu 2 review (opens in new tab)

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Garmin Fenix 6 Pro: Was £599.99 Now £304.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save £295 The Garmin Fenix 7 series launched earlier this year so there are always deals available on the Fenix 6 range these days, but this is one of the best discounts we’ve seen on the 6 Pro version of the watch, which offers music storage and maps alongside its top-notch sports tracking and training analysis. The Fenix 6X Pro is also reduced from £649.99 to £339.99 (opens in new tab) if you want a bulkier watch with more battery life, and you can get the basic Fenix 6 with music and maps for £259.99 (opens in new tab) if you don’t need those features.

Read more in our Garmin Fenix 6 Pro review (opens in new tab)

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Garmin Forerunner 55: Was £179.99 Now £119.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save £60 The Forerunner 55 is one of the best beginner running watches thanks to the suggested workouts it provides each day and the Garmin Coach training plans you can follow from your wrist. It’s also just a great running watch in general, whatever your level, and it’s been reduced to £120 this Prime Day. However, we’d be tempted to pay the £20 extra to get the Forerunner 245 in the sale (opens in new tab), since that offers more battery life and breadcrumb navigation.

Read more in our Garmin Forerunner 55 review (opens in new tab)

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Garmin Swim 2: Was £219.99 Now £139.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save £80 We rate the Garmin Swim 2 as the best swimming watch you can get, and it’s already good value at its full RRP of £220 so we were delighted to see it available for just £140 in the Prime Day sale. The Swim 2 tracks indoor and open-water swimming in great detail, and you can set up customised workouts to follow in the water.

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Garmin Venu Sq Music: Was £229.99 Now £144.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save £85 Both the Venu Sq Music and cheaper Venu Sq have been reduced this Prime Day, with the non-music watch going for £104.99. The Music version is the smarter watch thanks entirely to the music storage it offers, plus the ability to link up with streaming services including Spotify. Both watches offer NFC payments and great fitness tracking too, so if you want a cut-price sporty smartwatch this Prime Day, the Venu Sq range is well worth considering.

Read more in our Garmin Venu Sq review (opens in new tab)

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Garmin HRM-Duel: Was £59.99 Now £34.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save £25 There’s no way around it, the heart rate monitors on the back of watches can struggle to keep up with serious training, intervals especially. Overcome that program by pairing a chest strap which typically overs much greater accuracy. You may balk at the extra cost, but it really is worth it (especially if your device has training load analysis) and £34.99 is a price worth paying for more accurate data.

US Prime Day Deals On Garmin Devices

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Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: Was $349.99 Now $239.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $110 The Forerunner 245 Music is a terrific sports tracker for runners in particular (the new 255 added a multisport mode), and offers insightful training analysis, breadcrumb navigation and music storage so you can leave your phone behind.

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Garmin Forerunner 945: Was $599.99 Now $349.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $250 You can take that “was” price with a pinch of salt, because the Forerunner 945 is almost always reduced from its RRP, especially since its successor the Forerunner 955 was launched with a new lower RRP of $499.99. However, this is still the cheapest we’ve seen the Forerunner 945, with the closest being when it was reduced to $399.99 over Memorial Day weekend. The Forerunner 945 is a superb multi-sport watch with music storage and built-in maps, and while the 955 is a modest improvement, runners and triathletes of all levels will find all they need and more in the older watch.

Read more in our Garmin Forerunner 945 review (opens in new tab)

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Garmin Venu 2: Was $399.99 Now $269.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $130 Aside from the astonishing (and astonishingly expensive) Epix 2, the Venu 2 is the best smartwatch in Garmin’s range. It has a bright AMOLED screen and offers useful if sometimes limited smart features like music storage, NFC payments and access to the Connect IQ app store. However, it’s still mainly a sports and activity tracker, and excels on this front compared to true smartwatches. Both the Venu 2 and smaller Venu 2S have been reduced substantially this Prime Day.

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Garmin Fenix 6S Pro: Was $599.99 Now $399.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $200 The Garmin Fenix 7 series launched earlier this year so there are always deals available on the Fenix 6 range these days, but this is one of the best discounts we’ve seen on the 6 Pro version of the watch, which offers music storage and maps alongside its top-notch sports tracking and training analysis. The deal is for the 6S which has a smaller case and a shorter battery life, but it’s still got more juice than most. There are also reductions on the standard 6 (opens in new tab) and the supersized Fenix 6X Pro (opens in new tab).

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Garmin Instinct Solar: Was $349.99 Now $199.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $150 The Garmin Instinct 2 launched this year and offers better battery life and more detailed training analysis features than the Instinct Solar, but the latter remains an excellent adventure watch and it’s reduced to $199.99 in the Prime Day sale. The solar panels on its face extend the watch’s battery life to the point where it can run indefinitely in battery saver mode if you’re in sunny conditions, and it offers breadcrumb navigation along with Garmin’s reliably excellent sports tracking.

Read more in our Garmin Instinct Solar review (opens in new tab)

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Garmin Venu Sq Music: Was $249.99 Now $159.99 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $90 It’s rare to find a sporty smartwatch at this price which works so well with streaming services such as Spotify, so this is a great deal for people who like to run or walk to music but want to take a break from their phone. The Venu Sq also offers NFC payments and great fitness tracking too, so if you want a cut-price sporty smartwatch this Prime Day, the Venu Sq Music is well worth considering.

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Garmin Vivoactive 4: Was $329.99 Now $188 On Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $141.99 While it doesn’t have the bright AMOLED display found on Garmin Venu watches, the Vivoactive 4 is still an attractive device with smartwatch features which complement the impressive sports tracking it offers. It can store music and link up with streaming services including Spotify, tracks all your exercise and everyday activity in great detail, and can even guide you through workouts through on-screen animations. The Vivoactive 4 is an older device that’s often in sales, but the $188 it’s dropped to is the lowest we’ve seen it on Amazon.

Nick Harris-Fry
Nick Harris-Fry

Nick Harris-Fry is a journalist who has been covering health and fitness since 2015. Nick is an avid runner, covering 70-110km a week, which gives him ample opportunity to test a wide range of running shoes and running gear. He is also the chief tester for fitness trackers and running watches, treadmills and exercise bikes, and workout headphones.