Garmin devices make great gifts. Plus, with several new devices just released this fall, you’re sure to find some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to simplify your holiday shopping (or, to treat yourself!).
We’ll keep you up to date on the latest and upcoming sales and deals this holiday season and update this page as new information becomes available.
While we’ll be talking about some of the most current and the latest and greatest from Garmin, it’s worth checking out their other wearable devices. You can get some excellent discounts on previous or discontinued models as the new devices take center stage. Many of Garmin’s fitness trackers have deep discounts this time of year, and you shouldn’t worry about getting an older model — Garmin still supports discontinued devices, and there are plenty of current devices that didn’t make this list!
Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the Garmin trackers you might be shopping for this year.
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Which Garmin Devices are Hot This Year?
Garmin’s announcement of two new smartwatches, a new fitness tracker, and a new fitness tracker for kids means that Garmin will likely be a hot product for gift-giving. The new wearables aren’t the only devices we recommend for gifting, either — there are still several great Garmin devices that would make excellent gifts this year.
Garmin Vivoactive 3: The New Smartwatch
Garmin’s entry into the world of smartwatches came this year in the form of the Vivoactive 3.
The Vivoactive 3 lacks some of the spit and polish of its competitors the Apple Watch Series 3 or the Fitbit Ionic, but it’s still a worthy contender and sure to please long-time Garmin fans.
Before any discounts, the MSRP on the Vivoactive 3 matches the Ionic and comes in at just under $300. It is available in three colors: white with stainless hardware, black with stainless hardware, or black with slate hardware (which is about $30 more).
For the athlete or fitness fanatic in your life, the Vivoactive 3 is a great gift. It has a ton of fitness-friendly features as well as smartwatch capabilities like contactless pay and smart notifications.
Vivomove HR: Sport Hybrid Watch
Looking for something a bit different or little less expensive? The new Vivomove HR is a stylish and smart option for your loved one who doesn’t want a smartwatch look.
The Vivomove HR is a beautifully designed watch for just under $200 before any discounts. It has a “discreet display” and touchscreen, which lets the wearer see notifications, steps taken, heart rate, and more. Though it lacks some of the features of the Vivoactive 3 and other hybrid watches (notably built-in GPS), it’s still a useful and stylish device that offers a lot of smart features.
Vivosport: Updated Fitness Tracking
The third new Garmin device is a pretty standard fitness tracker, much like the Garmin trackers that came before it. This means that there will be plenty of people who want that style and the features it comes with. The Vivosport is similar to the popular Vivosmart 3, with a few big differences.
The Vivosport is slimmer and offers a low profile design (especially when compared to the Vivosmart 3). It also has built-in GPS and enhanced screen design. It is a little pricey — similar to that of the Vivomove HR, it is just under $200. Considering all the features it includes and the built-in GPS plus water resistance, it’s actually priced competitively in the fitness tracker market.
Vivofit Jr. 2: Fun Fitness Tracking for Kids
Fitness tracking and healthier living isn’t just for grownups!
With the Vivofit Jr. 2, kids can make being active and even doing household chores fun and rewarding. For the newest version of the Viviofit, Garmin teamed up with Disney to create fun fitness bands with characters from Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney.
The Vivofit Jr. 2 is an affordable fitness tracker (coming in with an MSRP of under $100). It makes an excellent gift that both kids and parents will appreciate — thanks to features like parent-controlled chores reminders and step/activity missions.
Get kids excited about moving around and completing their responsibilities at a great price this holiday season.
Forerunner 935: Ultimate Running Watch
For the runner or triathlete in your life, consider this highly-rated and data-intensive smart fitness watch. It’s favored by runners across the globe, and, while it can be speedy, works fantastically for any hard-core athlete.
The 935 has some features that help it act as a smartwatch, especially when paired with a smartphone. But for athletes who love the 935, it’s the training modes, GPS capability, durable, sporty design, and full activity tracking that makes it such a great watch.
Pick it up in black or yellow, and either as just the watch or as a tri-bundle with 1 set of black bands, HRM-TRI monitor, HRM-Swim monitor, and Quick release kit.
Fenix 5: Premium Multisport Watch
The absolute best in multisport fitness tracking comes from the Fenix 5.
The Fenix 5 can be pretty spendy with an MSRP of just under $600, but it’s worth every penny if you or your loved one is an athlete or adventurer. It includes the best in GPS and wrist based heart rate tracking, in addition to plenty of stats and tracking options.
It’s built for adventure, so if you’re looking for a smart fitness watch that can go anywhere and do anything, the Fenix 5 is the best option. It also has an incredible battery life. It’s both durable and lightweight, so it’s up to the task of adventuring.
Garmin has one of the most trusted names out there, so it makes sense that you would want a Garmin or Fitbit fitness device. They’re long lasting, highly affordable, and some of the most lightweight, comfortable products on the market. Plus, we’ve relied on Garmin for years to deliver the most high-quality products around- so why would we ever purchase a fitness device anywhere else. It only makes choice to go with the device that has the storied history, spectacular ratings, and a great eye for quality.
No matter what you choose, know that you’re getting some of the most high quality products out there. Garmin fitness devices consistently deliver the best results, and guarantee that you’re getting the most out of your fitness decisions.
Check back for updates on the best pricing for Garmin 2017.