Black Friday 2022 is upon us, and now is the perfect opportunity to pick out a Garmin GPS computer, smartwatch or other Garmin tech deal.
Many retailers have launched extensive sales (see our links below), where you’ll find all sorts of Black Friday cycling deals – and several of them have cut the prices of a range of Garmin products.
A smartwatch, such as those made by Garmin, can prove a valuable tool for cyclists. Not only do these handy devices work as fitness trackers – storing data about your heart rate and other metrics – they also provide valuable information about your ride.
The Garmin Edge GPS devices, meanwhile, are considered to be some of the best bike computers out there.
But to say shopping for deals during Black Friday is hectic is a serious understatement. Mercifully, we’ve done the searching and scrolling and found the best Garmin deals.
We’ve split this list into the best Garmin bike computer, smartwatch, and pedals and lights deals, which you can jump to by hitting the links below:
Best Garmin Black Friday 2022 GPS bike computer deals
These are the cheapest Black Friday deals we can find on Garmin’s leading GPS computers. Read on for our full list of Black Friday picks, including Garmin’s range of smartwatches.
- Amazon: Garmin Edge 130 Plus –
£169.99£114.99 (save 32%)
- Wiggle: Garmin Edge 1030 Plus – £519.99 £299.99 (save 42%)
- Wiggle: Garmin Edge 530 –
£259.99£159.99 (save 38%)
- Chain Reaction Cycles: Garmin Edge 830 –
£349.99£249.99 (save 28%)
- Sigma Sports: Garmin Edge 1030 Plus Performance Bundle – £599.99 £479 (save 16%)
- Sigma Sports: Garmin Edge 530 GPS cycling computer bundle – £349.99 £296 (save 15%)
Garmin Edge 130 Plus –
£169.99 £114.99 (save 32%)
The Garmin Edge 130 Plus is the perfect entry into the world of Garmin cycling computers.
With £55 off the retail price at Amaazo, this deal looks like a steal on one of Garmin’s most compact yet feature-packed computers.
The Edge 130 packs tons of training data into a compact head unit. It also offers synced workouts, performance insights and Garmin’s clever ClimbPro feature, to help you pace your efforts.
Garmin Edge 1030 Plus –
£519.99 £299.99 (save 42%)
The Edge 1030 Plus was Garmin’s previous flagship GPS cycle computer, only recently eclipsed by the Edge 1040.
Our in-depth Garmin Edge 1030 Plus review found it combines a super-responsive and bright touchscreen with fantastic battery life, comprehensive mapping and navigation capabilities, and every cycling metric imaginable.
One of our concerns, though, was its fearsome price, but having been knocked off its top Garmin dog perch there are now some nice discounts to be had, with Wiggle currently offering £220 off the SRP, so that feels a little less of an issue right now.
Garmin Edge 530 –
£259.99 £159.99 (save 38%)
The Edge 530 is a GPS bike computer that’s packed with features and marketed at serious riders who want a range of performance metrics and navigation features at their disposal and are happy with the button-controlled interface.
In our Garmin Edge 530 review, we gave this bike computer four stars out of five, praising the breadth of features in such a compact device, including ride-recording, turn-by-turn navigation and various performance stats, such as FTP tracking.
Although some buyers might gravitate towards the Edge 830, with its touchscreen display, we’d argue the Edge 530 offers better value for money.
Garmin Edge 830 –
£349.99 £249.99 (save 28%)
The Edge 830 is a fully featured GPS cycle computer that our tester described as “a true class-leading GPS that really offers plenty of useful functions above and beyond its competition”.
It’s almost identical in terms of features to the Edge 530, but adds a touchscreen for an improved user experience. It’s the Garmin computer preferred by many pro riders, including Geraint Thomas, for its compact size and comprehensive functionality.
Garmin Edge 1030 Plus Performance Bundle GPS cycling computer –
£599.99 £479 (save 20%)
Get the Edge 1030 Plus alongside some extra accessories in this bundle, including a heart rate monitor, speed sensor and cadence sensor.
If you’re not already obsessed with tracking and analysing your riding stats, you soon will with this versatile package. It’s currently on sale with a discount of £120 at Sigma Sports.
Garmin Edge 530 GPS cycling computer bundle –
£349.99 £296 (save 15%)
This bundle, with a heart rate monitor, cadence sensor and speed sensor, will help you get the most out of the Garmin Edge 530.
The Edge 530 has almost as many features as the higher-priced Edge 830, but it’s operated via buttons rather than a touchscreen.
If you’re happy to use buttons, this Edge 530 bundle is a great way to elevate your training and get greater insight into your riding.
Best Black Friday 2022 Garmin smartwatch deals
- Currys: Garmin Fenix 6X Pro – £599 £329 (save 45%)
- Amazon: Garmin Forerunner 245 – £249.99 £149.99 (save 40%)
- Wiggle: Garmin Forerunner 945 – £500 £329.99 (save 34%)
- Evans Cycles: Garmin Forerunner 645 Music – £349.99 £289 (save 17%)
- Wiggle: Garmin Forerunner 45 GPS watch – £119.99 £99.99 (save 23%)
- Wiggle: Garmin Enduro GPS watch – £649.99 £359.99 (save 44%)
Garmin Fenix 6X Pro –
£599 £329 (save 45%)
Garmin’s Fenix 6X Pro is the largest version of the Fenix 6, another Garmin product that’s now available with a decent discount due to the launch of a newer model, in this case the Garmin Fenix 7.
The Fenix 6X Pro has all the features you’d expect from a high-end smartwatch, including a number of different sport profiles, as well as ANT+, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. It also has a wrist-based heart rate monitor and pulse oximetry feature, to measure your blood oxygen levels.
Away from sport functionality, the watch supports contactless payments and integration with third-party apps such as Spotify, for playing music.
If all of that tickles your fancy, it’s currently available with £270 off at Currys.
Garmin Forerunner 245 –
£249.99 £149.99 (save 40%)
The Garmin Forerunner 245 and 245 Music are missing some of the Foreunner 945’s sensors, for example they can’t connect to your power meter.
However, they have both GPS navigation, integrated optical heart rate and Pulse Ox sensors and WiFi, Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity.
Garmin Forerunner 945 –
£500 £329.99 (save 34%)
When we reviewed the Garmin Forerunner 945, we thought the only thing holding it back was its price tag, but this Black Friday deal from Wiggle solves that problem.
It may be tailored towards running, but the Forerunner 945 is a true multi-sport watch. It has cycling modes (for outdoor riding and indoor), as well as modes for sports such as skiing.
The watch is jam-packed with features, from a new optical heart rate sensor to the ability to play music and make contactless payments. Full-colour mapping comes already loaded onto the watch.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music –
£349.99 £289 (save 17%)
Though the Forerunner 645 Music is designed primarily for runners, it does also have activity profiles for cycling, and it’s currently available at a discount at Evans Cycles.
Its key selling point is its internal storage space for up to 500 songs and the ability to connect to Bluetooth headphones. So, if you like to run or cycle with music (we’d recommend headphones that don’t obstruct your ability to hear other sounds, such as the Aftershokz Trekz Air bone conduction headphones, if it’s the latter), this could be a great option.
Beyond that, it has all the usual functions you’d want in a multi-sport watch, such as optical heart rate monitoring, GPS tracking, Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity, and lots of activity tracking modes.
Garmin Forerunner 45 GPS watch –
£159.99 £119.99 (save 25%)
Much as the name suggests, the Forerunner 45 is aimed at runners, but it can track a range of other activities, and that includes cycling. The wrist-based heart rate monitor will deliver all the crucial stats you’ll need on your ride and the Garmin Coach provides free training plans and expert guidance. The Forerunner 45 will give you smart notifications and built-in incident detection, too.
This wearable is cheapest at Wiggle, where you can pick up a large or small size from £99.99.
Garmin Enduro GPS watch –
£649.99 £359.99 (save 44%)
If you like to go long, the Enduro may be the Garmin smartwatch for you. Use it as a smartwatch and it is claimed to run for up to 65 days; track your GPS trace and Garmin says you can still get up to 70 hours’ runtime.
Garmin doesn’t skimp on functionality either, with the main items such as ClimbPro, MTB Grit and Flow, suggested workouts, Body Battery and recovery status covered. The Enduro includes sensors for heart rate and pulseox too.
Best Black Friday 2022 Garmin pedal and light deals
- Wiggle: Garmin Rally RS200 power meter pedals – £929.99 £699.99 (save 24%)
- ProBikeKit: Garmin Vector 3 double-sided pedal power meter reconditioned – £789.99 £399.99 (save 49%)
- Chain Reaction Cycles: Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight Trail Edition – £149.99 £99.99 (save 33%)
- Wiggle: Garmin Varia RTL515 Rearview Bike Radar and Tail Light – £169.99 £124.99 (save 26%)
Garmin Rally RS200 power meter pedals –
£929.99 £699.99 (save 24%)
Garmin Rally is the brand’s latest power meter pedal system, and the RS200s are the first Shimano SPD-SL compatible pedals. This is a real advantage if you already use Shimano pedals, because you won’t have to swap to another type of cleat and setup.
In testing, we found the Garmin Rally RS200 power meter pedals offered accurate and reliable power data and were easy to use.
The pedals do come at a premium cost, but the price isn’t out of line with other high-end dual-sided power meter pedals, and this discount from Wiggle helps too.
Garmin Vector 3 double-sided pedal power meter, reconditioned –
£789.99 £399.99 (save 49%)
These Garmin power meter pedals fully enclose the battery and electronics in the pedal bodies for a sleek look and resistance to damage.
As well as power output, the double-sided option gives you left/right balance, cadence and pedal-stroke data. That’s all available via Garmin Edge computers as you ride and for further analysis via the Garmin Connect app.
The pedal-based format means the Vector 3 power meter is easy to transfer between bikes, and Garmin reckons you get 120 hours of battery life from the four coin cells.
Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight Trail Edition –
£149.99 £100 (save 33%)
With 800 lumens output, the Varia UT800 might not be the brightest light for its price, but it makes up for that with smart features and integration with your GPS.
You can set it up to increase in brightness as you ride faster, conserving battery life when you need less light. It also uses ambient light to vary output and can be controlled via an Edge bike computer.
You get three constant and two flashing modes, run times between 1.5 and 20 hours, and the Varia UT800 can be fixed using a helmet or GoPro mount.
Garmin Varia RTL515 Rearview Bike Radar and Tail Light –
£169.99 £124.99 (save 26%)
The Garmin Varia RTL515 rearview radar is compatible with bike computers and smartwatches from a range of brands, not just Garmin. It alerts you via your head unit to approaching vehicles, detecting them at least 140m away. The computer screen or Garmin’s smartphone app gives you a visual representation of relative position and you get an all-clear once there’s nothing else detected behind you.
Where to find the best Black Friday 2022 cycling deals
These retailers typically offer Black Friday discounts on quality cycling equipment.
Black Friday cycling deals: UK quick links
- Chain Reaction – Chain Reaction is offering up to 60% off cycling gear including bikes, clothing, shoes and more
- Wiggle – Wiggle is offering up to 60% off wheels and tyres
- ProBikeKit – Find 25% off clothing and 35% off components with more deals to come
- Halfords – Halfords is currently offering up to 30% off online
- Tredz – Get up to 45% off with the Tredz Black Ticket event
- Sigma Sports – Sigma Sports is offering up to 60% off top-notch cycling kit
- Currys – Currys often has Black Friday sales on electronics of interest to cyclists, including smartwatches
Black Friday cycling deals: US quick links
- Competitive Cyclist – Competitive Cyclist is offering up to 40% off in its Black Friday pre-sale
- Jenson USA – Jenson is offering plenty of deals to those based in the US
- Mike’s Bikes – Mike’s is a big West Coast retailer with plenty of bargains
- Western Bike Works – Find up to 25% off at Western Bike Works’ Black Friday pre-sale
- The Pro’s Closet – Find discounts on wheels, electronics and more in The Pro’s Closet Black Friday sale
Which Garmin device should I buy?
Garmin devices fall into two broad categories: GPS computers and wearables (smartwatches).
GPS computers can be attached to the handlebars of your bike via a mount. All Garmin bike computers contain GPS chips, so at the very minimum will let you know where you’ve been, how far you’ve ridden and at what speed.
However, while lower-end models such as the Edge 130 will give you a breadcrumb-style trail, more advanced computers such as the Edge 530, Edge 830 and Edge 1040 Solar will offer extra features such as turn-by-navigation and route recalculation.
Take a look at our full Garmin Edge bike computers buyer’s guide for a more detailed lowdown on the Edge range.
Garmin’s wearables, by contrast, are more focused on fitness and health, and there are a lot out there. The brand has six ranges of smartwatch, although there’s plenty of overlap in terms of specs and features.
Basic features across nearly every model include step counting, sleep monitoring and smartphone notifications. As the models advance, they incorporate extra features such as not just tracking your heart rate but also measuring VO2 max and lactate threshold.
The good news is that as the technology in both categories advances, the basic models are capable of more and more. So our advice is to not overreach beyond your budget, and to prioritise what’s most important to you.
Are you looking to improve your ride performance by tracking your stats? Or are you looking for a wayfinder on your ride that’s more built-for-purpose than your smartphone?
How to get a good deal on Black Friday
Deals should never be taken at face value – they’re not necessarily the bargains they might first appear to be. Read on for a few tips in spotting genuinely good Black Friday Garmin deals:
- Conduct a spot of pre-deal research. See what the experts, who have tested a product, have to say about it before you commit to buying. Head to our Garmin reviews and news page for information about the latest products
- Put together a wishlist of items. Of course you might get inspired while browsing and find an unexpected perfect cycling Christmas gift for someone – but remember that retailers and markets do an exceptional job of convincing you to buy something you don’t necessarily want
- As mentioned, don’t assume a deal is genuinely good just because you see a huge discount against an RRP. The product might well have not been at the RRP price for months or even years prior – the best way to get around this is to take note of product prices way ahead of Black Friday
- Shop around – if you see what looks like an amazing deal, add it to your shopping basket. But before you pay at the checkout, have a quick look at Google’s price results to check it’s not cheaper elsewhere. And don’t forget that retailers such as Currys and John Lewis promise to match prices, so hold them to it!
Should I wait for Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday, as the name suggests, has always been something exclusively online. But as online shopping has increased, we imagine there will be less of a clear-cut divide between Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
Our advice this year is to not hang on until Cyber Monday to see if an already-discounted product drops any further in price. With so many more people shopping online, products are likely to sell out even faster.