Black Friday 2021 is today, and now is the perfect opportunity to pick out a Garmin GPS computer or smartwatch 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 both Garmin smartwatches and bike computers.
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. Garmin’s 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 currently out there.
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 2021 GPS bike computer deals
- Best Garmin Black Friday 2021 smartwatch deals
- Best Garmin Black Friday 2021 pedals and lights deals
Best Garmin Black Friday 2021 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.
- Garmin Edge 130 Plus:
£169.99£99.99 (save 41%)
- Garmin Edge 530:
£259.99£199.99 (save 23%)
- Garmin Edge 530 Performance Bundle: £349.99 £279.99 (save 20%)
- Garmin Edge 830:
£349.99£279.99 (save 20%)
- Garmin Edge 830 Performance Bundle: £429.99 £349.99 (save 18%)
- Garmin Edge 1030 Plus:
£519.99£429.99 (save 17%)
- Garmin Edge 1030 Plus Performance Bundle: £599.99 £499.99 (save 16%)
Garmin Edge 130 Plus –
£169.99 £99.99 (save 41%)
The Garmin Edge 130 Plus is the perfect entry into the world of Garmin cycling computers.
With £70 off the retail price at Halfords, 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 £429.99 (save 17%)
The Edge 1030 Plus is Garmin’s latest flagship GPS cycle computer.
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 with Wiggle currently offering a 17 per cent discount that feels a little less of an issue right now.
Garmin Edge 530 –
£259.99 £199.99 (save 23%)
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.
The Edge 530 replaced the Edge 520 and Edge 520 Plus, which have both since been discontinued.
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, including FTP tracking. Although some buyers might gravitate towards the Edge 830, with its touchscreen display, we’d argue that the Edge 530 offers better value for money.
Garmin Edge 830 –
£349.99 £279.99 (save 20%)
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. And, with the price difference now down to just over £50, this could be the perfect time to grab the touchscreen model instead.
Garmin Edge 1030 Plus Performance Bundle GPS cycling computer –
£599.99 £529.99 (save 16%)
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 be with this versatile package. It’s currently on sale with a discount of £100 at Tredz.
Garmin Edge 830 GPS cycling computer bundle –
£429.99 £349.99 (save 18%)
While the Edge 830 as a standalone head unit may be a class leader, this bundle takes it to the next level, helping you make the most of the computer’s training functions via the heart rate monitor.
The speed sensor will prove useful during any GPS dropout, and the cadence sensor will unlock a world of extra cadence drills.
You can currently pick this bundle up for 19 per cent off the RRP at Tredz.
Garmin Edge 530 GPS cycling computer bundle –
£349.99 £279.99 (save 20%)
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 2021 Garmin smartwatch deals
- Garmin Fenix 5 Plus GPS watch – $818.99 $478.49 / £599 £399
- Garmin Fenix 6S Pro – £479 £389
- Garmin Forerunner 945 – £500 £399
- Garmin Forerunner 645 Music – £349.99 £185
- Garmin Forerunner 45 GPS watch – £159.99 £119.99
- Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS watch – £129.99 £84.99
Garmin Fenix 5 Plus GPS Watch —
$818.99 $478.49 / £599 £399
A stylish, functional and durable smartwatch, the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus GPS impressed our tester, but it was eye-wateringly expensive.
This deal from ProBikeKit means the Fenix no longer costs an arm and a leg. Claimed battery life is 24 hours in GPS/HR mode. The Fenix 5 Plus has stacks of data and three cycling modes. Connection to the usual apps and devices is via ANT+ and Bluetooth.
Garmin Fenix 6S Pro –
Garmin’s Fenix 6S Pro is the small version of the brand’s flagship multi-sport smartwatch.
There are 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 £90 off at Currys.
Garmin Forerunner 945 –
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 –
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 hefty 47 per cent discount at Wiggle.
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, like Aftershokz Trekz Air bone conduction headphones, if it’s the latter), then this could be a great option.
Beyond that, it has all the usual functions you’d want in a multi-sport watch, like optical heart rate monitoring, GPS tracking, Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity, and lots of activity tracking modes.
Garmin Forerunner 45 GPS watch –
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 that 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 for £119.99.
Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS smartwatch –
The Forerunner 35 is a smartwatch that comes with something that will appeal to cyclists: a ride-recording function. And while it’s best suited to running, the Forerunner 35 is an excellent wearable, featuring a wrist-based heart rate monitor and phone notifications that come with most of Garmin’s other GPS watches.
It’s currently on sale at Wiggle for £84.99.
Best Black Friday 2021 Garmin pedal and light deals
- Garmin Rally RS200 power meter pedals – $1,325.99 $1,012.49 / £969.99 £844.99
- Garmin Vector 3 double-sided pedal power meter – £789.99 £499.99
- Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight Trail Edition – £149.99 £128
Garmin Rally RS200 power meter pedals –
$1,325.99 $1,012.49 / £969.99 £844.99
Garmin Rally is the brand’s latest pedal system, and the RS200s are the first Shimano SPD-SL power meter pedals. This is a real advantage if you already use Shimano pedals, as 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 Pro Bike Kit helps too.
Garmin Vector 3 double-sided pedal power meter –
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 that 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 –
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.
Where to find the best Black Friday cycling deals
Black Friday is here! Take a look below for a run-down of which retailers and brands have launched the best Black Friday sales.
Black Friday cycling deals: quick links
- Amazon – The retail giant’s ‘Black Friday Week’ sale runs until 26 November
- Wiggle – The Wiggle ‘Brighter Black Friday’ includes up to 50% off cycling shoes, wheels and tyres, and cycling clothing
- ProBikeKit – Big Black Friday savings in the UK and US
- Halfords – A wide range of Black Friday deals online, including discounts on nearly 100 cycling products
- Tredz – ‘Black Ticket’ event with significant discounts on ‘nearly new’ ex-demo and ex-display bikes. Spend and save up to £300
- Sigma Sports – Save up to 40% on a wide range of products, including clothing, helmets, smart trainers and cycling shoes
- Competitive Cyclist – Save big over ‘Black Weekend’ if you’re in the US
- Chain Reaction Cycles – New Black Friday deals released
- Currys – the store’s Black Friday sale is underway
- eBay – Reductions galore in the auction site’s 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 1030 Plus 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 actually 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 & Partners promise to match prices, so hold them to it!
Should I wait for Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday, as the name suggests, has always traditionally been something exclusively online. But as online shopping has increased over the last year, 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 to 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.