Black Friday smartwatch deals 2020: Huge Black Friday savings on Garmin, Suunto, Polar and more

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 Black Friday smartwatch deals
Black Friday smartwatch deals

With Black Friday inching ever closer, more retailers are unveiling deals in the run-up to try and beat the cyber rush and there is already an abundance of great Black Friday smartwatch deals available. Throughout the week and over the Black Friday weekend, we'll be scouring the web for the best Black Friday bike deals as they become available.

With Amazon's Black Friday sale launching more than a month early, Wiggle-CRC following soon after, and now almost every retailer on the internet offering a Black Friday sale there are now Black Friday smartwatch deals aplenty. We've found deals on Suunto, Apple, Polar, Fitbit and Garmin, although if you're after more deals from Garmin, we also have a separate roundup of Black Friday Garmin deals where you'll find more smartwatches, but also cycling computers, lights and more.

Over the past few years, smartwatches have gone from simple wristwear that made a noise when you received a text message, to seriously powerful electronics that rival the capabilities of the best cycling computers. Modern smartwatches can communicate with external sensors, have built-in GPS and barometric altimeters, and can even provide turn by turn directions. The latest crop feature hypersensitive optical heart rate sensors built into the case; these can not only read your current heart rate, but they can also track resting heart rate, heart rate variability, and sleep cycles. Oh, and did we mention they also tell the time?

Check out our guide to the best smartwatches for cycling for more info on what's hot and what's not, but if you're looking for a new smartwatch today, we've rounded up the best Black Friday smartwatch deals below.

Quick Black Friday deals

Today's best deals: USA

Today's best deals: UK

Black Friday smartwatch deals

Smartwatch Deals USA

Garmin Forerunner 35 | 43% off at Amazon
Was $169.99 | Now $96.46
A great, budget-friendly option designed for athletes. The Forerunner 35 can connect to Garmin Connect, track your heart rate, control your music and more. There are a few colours available here, with a variety of discounts depending on your preference. View Deal

Garmin Vivoactive 3 | 48% off at Amazon
Was $249.99 | Now $129.99
This smartwatch comes preloaded with GPS and indoor sports apps, as well as performance metrics like VO2 Max. You can pay for your coffee with contactless payments, and the battery life should see you for up to a week. All that with a 48% discount is a deal worth snapping up. View Deal

Garmin Vivomove 3 | 29% off at Amazon
Was $249.99 | Now $179.99
Do you want a smartwatch, but also long for the classic good look of an analog watch with real hands? Garmin's Vivomove 3 has a clever hidden touch screen that only reacts to your movements and has a full suite of the features you look for in a Smart Watch, including an optical HR sensor. View Deal

Polar Vantage M | Save 8% on Amazon
Was $279.95 | Now $249.90
The Vantage M is Polar's mid-range sport and outdoor smartwatch. Like the rest of the smartwatches featured here, it has a built-in GPS chip and up to 30-hours of battery life. It also plays nice with Bluetooth sensors, including power meters, and has a built optical HR sensor on the bottom of the case for 24/7 monitoring. The Vantage M offers a surprising number of training load metrics, to give you a real-time look into whether you're on track for fitness gains or are under/overtraining. View Deal

Garmin Forerunner 735XT Tri-Bundle | 40% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $499.99 | Now $299.99
Don't be fooled by the 'tri bundle' in the name; that only refers to the two HR straps included in the bundle, the HRM-Swim and HRM-Tri — which costs less than the watch by itself.

The Forerunner 735XT itself is GPS enabled and tracks every metric you could possibly want, including advanced power metrics. Even though it comes with HR-straps, the watch still sees Garmin's Elevate optical HR sensor. View Deal

Garmin Forerunner 935 | 38% off at Amazon
Was $499.99 | Now $310.96
While the name suggests it's for runners, the Forerunner 935 offers exceptional value for money for all athletes thanks to its GPS, multisport tracking and advanced training metrics. Now that it's no longer the top-tier model in the range, Black Friday means it's available with a huge saving, too, so that value-for-money just keeps getting better. Stock is low on this right now though, so be quick if this is the smartwatch for you.View Deal

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire | 40% off at Amazon
Was $599.99 | Now $359.99
If you can't quite justify the spend on the latest Fenix watch, maybe this is more appropriate. A generation lower but still packed with features, the Fenix 5X Sapphire comes with full-colour Topographical U.S. mapping, routable cycling maps and other navigation features, as well as preloaded run profiles and dynamic training for multiple sports. All that, and $240 knocked off the price.View Deal

Suunto 9 | Save 26% on Amazon
Was $499.00 | Now $369.99
The Suunto 9 has a claimed battery life of up to 120 hours using GPS, so if multi-day marathon rides are your thing, this is the watch for you. With a color touch screen, the watch is fully GPS enabled, can guide your through a route using activity-specific heat maps, connect to Bluetooth sensors (including power meters and smart trainers), and built-in optical heart rate on the underside. View Deal

Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire | 40% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $749.99 | Now $449.99
Whether you're looking to track your fitness, control your music, or get on-the-go directions, the Fenix 5 Sapphire does it all.View Deal

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro| 27% off at Amazon
Was $699.99 | Now $539.95
The ultimate GPS smartwatch, the Garmin Fenix 6 boasts a huge battery life, mapping, music, grade-adjusted pace guidance, pulse ox sensors, and all the usual premium multisport smartwatch features.View Deal

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire GPS Watch | 20% off at Walmart
Was $699.99 | now $562.49
While the Fenix 5 is no longer the king of Garmin's smartwatch castle, it's still a supremely powerful piece of hardware. With a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal screen, the watch has built-in GPS, GLONASS and Galileo capability, a three-axis gyroscope, a barometric altimeter, and support for ANT+ and Bluetooth sensors — including power meters — and built-in Optical HR. View Deal

Garmin Fenix 6X Pro | 20% off at Amazon
Was $749.99 | Now $599.99
Looking for an all-singing, all-dancing smartwatch this Black Friday? Well, how about access to mapping, GPS, music, grade-adjusted pace guidance, Pulse Ox sensors, and other advanced training features. All the while the battery life is seemingly endless thanks to the solar charging panel, and $150 spare at the end of the day? View Deal

Best Smartwatch deals UK

Garmin Fenix 6 | 35% off at Amazon
Was £699.99 | Now £460.99
The latest generation of Garmin Fenix, the Fenix 6 is the ultimate GPS smartwatch, with up to 36 hours battery in GP mode, and 72 hours in max-battery GPS mode. View Deal

Garmin Forerunner 45 | 18% off at Amazon
Was £169.99 | Now £139.99
If you're just looking for a device to track your rides, let you know who is calling without having to take your phone out of your pocket and tell you what time it is when you're not riding — the Garmin Forerunner 45 is the smartwatch for you. Save 18% on Amazon.View Deal

Fitbit Versa 2 | Save up to 20% on Amazon
Was £199.99 | Now £159.00
Fitbit has been at the forefront of activity trackers since...well, the beginning of wearable fitness trackers. Using 24/7 Optical HR the Versa 2 tracks your workouts, calorie burn and sleep, and Fitbit has added Alexa, so you can get weather, news, or set an alarm just by asking. Amazon has just knocked between 17%-20% of the RRP of the Versa 2, depending on the colour.View Deal

Garmin Forerunner 735XT HR Bundle | 33% off at Wiggle
Was £349.99 | Now £200.00
The 735XT is a fully-featured watch from Garmin that has largely the same feature set as the more expensive models but keeps the price down by using a plastic case instead of metal.

With 24-hour battery life, it supports Garmin's Varia lights and radar, speaks the same language as your Powermeter and Di2 and will even help you chase Strava segments. View Deal

Suunto Spartan HR | Save 34% on Amazon
Was £359.00 | Now £238.00
Until it was usurped by the 9, the Suunto Spartan was the best smartwatch the Finnish brand made — it's still pretty cutting edge. The GPS and GLONASS enabled watch offers optical HR, breadcrumb navigation, and a built-in barometric altimeter for accurate altitude readings. The screen is mineral crystal so it won't scratch and features Suunto's training load and recovery software. View Deal

Garmin Fenix 5S Plus | 40% off at Amazon
Was £599.99 | Now £359.69
With the Fenix 6 now launched, take advantage of the Black Friday smartwatch deals on the Fenix 5 models. This one gets you over £240 off, and it's more than just a good discount; this compact multi-sport smartwatch that comes with storage for up to 500 songs, a wrist heart-rate monitor, full-colour mapping and up to a week's worth of battery.View Deal

Garmin Fenix 6S Solar | 38% off at Amazon
Was £649.99 | Now £405.50
Looking for something packed with features but don't want to pay the premium? Try this Fenix 6S Solar, which comes with GPS, advanced training features, heart rate monitor, Pulse Ox sensing, smart notifications, Garmin Pay, and as the name suggests, a solar powered battery. View Deal

Polar Vantage V GPS Watch with H10 HR bundle | 12% off at ProBikeKit
Was £479.00 | Now £420.49

With a full-color touch screen and optical HR, the Polar Vantage V is a premium GPS watch — this bundle also includes Polar's uber accurate H10 HR strap. If you're a multi-sport athlete, it can measure running power straight from your wrist, no foot pod needed, and it supports cycling power meters too via Bluetooth. The watch will guide you through custom interval workouts and keep track of your training load and recovery to provide the big picture of how your training is progressing. View Deal

Garmin Fenix 5S Plus Sapphire Performer Bundle | 14% off at Wiggle
Was £759.99 | Now £650.00
With a slightly smaller size factor, the 5S Sapphire still has all the power of the larger version but is designed to fit smaller wrists. WIth a 240x240px display, the 5S Sappgirs has a scratch-resistant crystal screen, full-color Topographic maps pre-loaded and can create routes using Garmin's Trendline popularity routing. It's fully integrated with the brand's First Beat technology and features the cycling metrics recently launched with the Edge 830 like Climb Pro. The bundle comes with a waterproof HRM-Tri HR strap, but the watch also has an Optical HR sensor too.


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