We’re all caught up in the mayhem that is Black Friday, with huge savings on popular smartwatches from Fitbit, Casio, Suunto, Polar, Sigma and Garmin. Right now the Garmin Forerunner 45 is the lowest price it’s ever been — it’s madness, we tell you!
GPS-connected smartwatches are a popular alternative to cycle computers if you don’t need navigation functionality and are most interested in tracking your performance. They are also more versatile than a cycle computer because they can be used for other activities such as running or swimming.
Smartwatches are one of these mainstream products that will likely see large discounts on the day itself. Be sure to check this page and our main Black Friday 2019 deals for cyclists page for the latest bargains!
Garmin Vivofit 3 –
The Vivofit 3 is just £29.99 at Decathlon this Black Friday. Decathlon
Decathlon is offering a massive 50 percent off the Vivofit 3 activity tracker this Black Friday.
This simple smartwatch is best suited to tracking day-to-day activity and calorie counting but could still make a useful addition to your training toolkit.
Stock is limited so act quick!
Garmin Forerunner 45 GPS watch –
Grab a Garmin Forerunner 45 at its lowest price ever, while stocks last. Garmin
The Forerunner isn’t just for runners: it tracks a range of activities including cycling and swimming too.
It’s another device that lets you dispense with a heart rate belt, using its wrist-based heart rate measurement to give you all the key stats you need. It’s compatible with Garmin Coach, which provides adaptive training plans and expert guidance. All this, plus the usual smartwatch features you’d expect, including smart notifications. It even has a built-in incident detection.
Right now it’s the lowest price it’s ever been, but be quick, stock’s getting low as we speak.
Save 35% on all Fitbit Versa smartwatch models on Amazon
You can grab the Fitbit Versa with a 35% saving on Amazon. Amazon
Fitbit is one of the most popular smartwatch brands out there, and with good reason. With a vast range that covers everything from basic pedometers to fully-fledged training assistants, there’s something for everyone.
We’ve put together a separate Fitbit deals page, so head over there for the most sensational bargains.
Suunto 9 GPS Multisport smartwatch –
The Suunto 9 GPS Multisport smartwatch has dedicated cycling modes. Wiggle
With wrist-based heart rate monitoring and 80 different sport modes, the Suunto 9 can tackle up to 120 hours of activity recording with the GPS activated. It’s waterproof up to 100m and weighs a claimed 81g.
Along with swimming, running and road cycling modes, it’s also got a dedicated MTB mode.
Casio WSD Pro Trek smartwatch –
Casio WSD Pro Trek smartwatch Go Outdoors
You can log and follow a route and there is colour mapping with Casio’s PRo Trek smartwatch but, to conserve battery and enhance visibility, it switches the display to monochrome for less complex functions.
The Casio WSD Pro Trek also supports logging of a range of different activities. You get altitude tracking, sunset time and a compass, amongst other functions. Plus, there’s a Google Android companion app that allows you to track how your active time is spent.
Suunto Spartan Ultra Titanium GPS watch –
Suunto Spartan Ultra Titanium GPS watch Wiggle
This range-topping smartwatch from Finnish brand, Suunto gives you multisport capabilities, including swimming and running as well as cycling. It has a colour touchscreen, 24/7 heart rate monitoring and shows a breadcrumb trail for route navigation.
You can also download your activities to the Suunto Movescount app to log training load and recovery status.
Polar Vantage V smartwatch bundle –
Polar Vantage V smartwatch bundle ProBikeKit
Polar’s latest smartwatch range includes the Vantage V, a step up from the Vantage M below. Although they look similar, the Vantage V adds route downloads and a range of sophisticated heart rate analyses, plus you can tap the smartwatch to scroll through functions, rather than having to use the buttons.
There’s a comprehensive set of smartphone and computer functions to support your analyses and seamless upload to Strava. Although there’s a built-in wrist-based heart rate monitor, this bundle includes a heart rate strap for maximum accuracy.
Garmin Forerunner 735 GPS watch –
Garmin Forerunner 735 GPS watch Evans Cycles
The Forerunner 735 delivers your stats to your wrist, and measures like lactate threshold, VO2 Max and recovery status. The Garmin Connect IQ app also lets you download new watch faces for free.
Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire Titanium multisport GPS watch –
Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire Titanium multisport GPS watch Cycle Surgery
For the ultimate in Garmin smartwatch tech, go for this version of the Fenix 5. As its name suggests, it’s made from premium materials for rugged durability and scratch resistance.
You get wrist-based heart rate monitoring here too. Plus there’s route planning and tracking with colour mapping, multisport capabilities and sleep monitoring.
With WiFi, ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity it also provides ultimate connectivity to peripheral devices and your smartphone.
Polar Vantage M GPS smartwatch –
The Vantage M is a very popular model with, what Polar claims, is exceptionally good HR monitoring. Amazon
The popular Vantage M Advanced smartwatch from Polar is a good all-round option that’s fully waterproof.
The watch uses a combination of an optical heart rate measurement with skin contact measurement, which Polar claims greatly reduces interference and improves heart rate accuracy as a result.
It’s slim and particularly light at 68g and the always-on colour touch display uses tough Gorilla Glass.
Garmin Instinct Rugged smartwatch –
The Instinct Rugged is a great option if you’re looking for a simple device for activity tracking. Amazon
If you’re looking for a simple smartwatch to track your activities and performance, the Instict Rugged could be just the option for you.
With a built-in 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter and GPS unit, this fully waterproof model looks ideal for cyclist’s that don’t want to invest in a dedicated head unit.