Black Friday Deal: Save $200 on the Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire

Garmin smartwatches track stress, so they're sort of perfect for the holidays.

by Donna Freydkin
Garmin's black Vívoactive 3 GPS smartwatch

Black Friday has started, for real. Already, Apple’s newest AirPods Pro are on sale. And we’re seeing some killer toy deals. But there’s more. Namely, major Black Friday smartwatch deals on the Garmin Fenix 5, the Garmin Forerunner, and the Garmin 3 Vivoactive GPS workout watches, the latter of which is also a heart rate and stress level monitor. And there’s also a nutty deal on the Garmin Instinct GPS tough watch. Read on.

Garmin Fenix 5

The Garmin Fenix Sapphire 5 is one hell of a smartwatch. Whether you’re into trail runs, or just a quick session at the gym, this watch can handle anything. It has a performance widget that shows you the effects and progress of your workouts. The battery life in smartwatch mode lasts two weeks. It has outdoor sensors, including GPS and GLONASS satellite reception and a three axis compass with gyroscope and barometric altimeter.

Garmin Forerunner 945

For the dad who’s into long runs or, dare we even say the word, triathlons, here’s the watch for you, at a perfect price. You get full-color maps to guide you, so you never get lost during your trail runs. The watch syncs up to play music, of course, but also lets you store 1,000 songs so you have them ready no matter what.

The Forerunner has serious monitoring features including VO2 max and training status with adjustments for heat, altitude acclimation status, training load focus, recovery time, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects. So you get the ultimate workout, every damn time.

Garmin Vívoactive 3

Sure, we dig the Apple Watch as much as the next person. But Garmin is pretty much the industry leader in smartwatches for folks who are active and love themselves a solid hike or run. The Vivoactive 3 is loaded with features. You can pay for purchases using the watch. It comes with 15 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, including yoga, snowboarding, running, and swimming. It lets you easily monitor your fitness level with VO2 max and fitness age estimates. And it helps you manage stress.

The battery life on this watch is bonkers: Up to seven days in smartwatch mode and 13 hours in GPS mode. And we absolutely love the easy-to-use interface.

Garmin Instinct Watch

If you like to work out hard, very hard, weather conditions be damned, this is the watch for you. It’s built to withstand pretty much anything. It has top-tier thermal, shock and water resistance, a built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter, and plus multiple global navigation satellite systems. And of course, you can monitor your estimated heart rate, activity level, and stress.

So, the holidays are about gluttony and political arguments over turkey and mashed potatoes. The watch alerts you when your stress levels rise. Get it now.

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