Garmin is arguably the front-runner when it comes to cycling computers and smartwatches
Its multi-sport gadgets are consistently well-reviewed on BikeRadar as reliable, robust and prolific, with their ability to track health data and ride metrics adding new insight to familiar rides.
Whether you’re looking for a device to provide simple GPS tracking for your rides or a deep-dive into performance metrics, we’ve rounded up the best Garmin deals for August.
Best Garmin deals, 10 of our favourites for August 2020
- Garmin Forerunner 45 GPS smartwatch: £148.05
- Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS smartwatch: £185
- Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS smartwatch: £99.99
- Garmin Edge 530: £229.99
- Garmin Edge 130: £99
- Garmin vivomoveHR Hybrid smartwatch: £143.84
- Garmin fenix 5 Plus Multi-Sport smartwatch + QuickFit band: £357.66
- Garmin vivoactive 4S GPS smartwatch: £259
- Garmin vivofit 4 Medium activity tracker: £49.99
- Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS Cycle Computer Bundle: £219
Garmin Forerunner 45 GPS smartwatch: £148.05
Don’t let the name of this Garmin watch put you off, its tracking capabilities extend across a range of sports including swimming and cycling.
It has an in-built heart rate monitor and will also track your pace, intervals and distance ridden. When connected to your smartphone, the watch can live-track your rides, detect incidents and also allows you to control your playlists.
Free guidance from expert coaches and training plans are also available through Garmin Coach.
Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS smartwatch: £185
A step-up from the Forerunner 45, this Garmin smartwatch tracks more complex training indicators to help with fitness gains, including estimations of VO2 max (a popular measure of aerobic fitness), lactate threshold and advice on how much recovery you’ll need. Smart notifications are also available on texts, emails and calls.
If social media alerts are your thing, there’s also the option to link your channels up.
Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS smartwatch: £106.14
The basic ride-tracking functions in this GPS Garmin watch could make it a practical cycling companion. Like others, it has a wrist-based heart monitor.
Its square watch-face makes it a nice alternative design if Garmin’s round watches don’t float your boat. The watch is also available in blue, limelight green and white.
Garmin Edge 530: £229.99
Pre-loaded with the Garmin Cycle Map, the Edge 530 can provide you with turn-by-turn directions along with navigation alerts to help you on unfamiliar routes.
A separate Grit and Flow function is available to rate the difficulty of your mountain bike rides as well as provide feedback on how smoothly you ride. Garmin’s ClimbPro feature also automatically shows you the remaining ascent on a climb to help you pace yourself.
The Edge 530 has 20-hour battery life and is rated waterproof to IPX7 standards, so should be able to withstand rides through even the worst conditions.
Garmin Edge 130: £99
Rated 4/5 stars when tested by the BikeRadar team, this lightweight Garmin gadget is well worth considering.
GPS and altimeter info are all shown on a 1.8in display that’s designed to be easy to see in both sunlight and dark conditions. Simply download your ride route.
Garmin vivomoveHR Hybrid smartwatch: £143.84
The vivomove has a sleek, contemporary design and would be a good option if you’re looking for a hybrid watch to wear everyday.
It tracks health data for both resting and fitness periods, including 24/7 heart rate monitoring and stress levels throughout the day. For rides, the watch offers estimations on VO2 max and fitness age.
Garmin fenix 5 Plus Multi-Sport smartwatch: £357.66
The fenix 5 is Garmin’s premium multi-sport GPS watch range and was rated 4.5/5 stars by the BikeRadar testing team.
This watch supports almost every ANT+ accessory under the sun, from the simple to the obscure, including muscle oxygenation sensors. It’s also Bluetooth friendly, so plays nice with power, speed and cadence sensors.
Garmin vivoactive 4S GPS smartwatch: £259
If vibes are a must for your rides, the vivoactive 4S provides the option to download songs and playlists direct from Spotify and Deezer, if you have a premium subscription with the music provider.
It’s a smaller-sized and more discrete smartwatch compared to other Garmin models but still offers 24/7 health tracking, phone connectivity and more than 20 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps.
The watch’s battery lasts up to five hours in GPS mode, but if you’re also planning to wear it when not riding the battery will last up to seven days when running in basic smartwatch mode.
Garmin vivofit 4 activity tracker: £49.99
If you’re looking for a simple piece of tech for tracking your activity on and off the bike, the vivofit 4 will capture simple ride data such as distance cycled and calories burned, alongside generic steps and sleep tracking.
Its battery is non-rechargeable but has a one-year battery life and is replaceable at the end, making for a convenient charger-free bit of kit that’s conveniently swim friendly too.
Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS Cycle Computer Bundle: £219.99
Like the 530, the Garmin 520 Plus also offers turn-by-turn navigation, as well as off-route redirection and back to start routing functionality and was rated 4.5 stars by the BikeRadar team.
Claimed to be suitable for both on and off-road cycling, this Garmin should be an ideal all-rounder and this particular package comes with a premium heart rate monitor and cadence and speed sensors.