Amazon has big savings on a number of popular smartwatches from Fitbit, Withings, Polar, Sigma and Garmin.
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 as they can be used for other activities such as running or swimming.
Save 15% on Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS smartwatch
The Garmin Forerunner 234 smartwatch is aimed specifically at runners but is also relevant to cyclists — with full GPS functionality and heart rate monitoring, it is perfect for tracking your rides and uploading them to platforms such as Strava.
Save on Withings smartwatches
Withings’ smartwatches are definitely best viewed as a ‘connected fashion’ device rather than an out-and-out training aid.
However, for the dedicated cyclist who absolutely must track their recovery and activity every minute of the day, but also wants to look the part when sipping a (low calorie) Aperol Spritz apres work, a Withings smartwatch may just be your best shout.
Save 42% on Sigma GPS smartwatch
This feature-packed smartwatch from Sigma is currently available with a hefty discount at Amazon.
Its GPS tech will record the speed, distance and route of your activities, while its optical sensor will provide heart rate measurement without the use of a chest strap. An integrated pedometer records movement, distance and calories consumed.
The mineral glass screen is backlit and connects to a silicone bracelet. It’s also water-resistant in accordance with IPX8.
Polar Vantage M Advanced GPS HRM smartwatch
The popular Vantage M Advanced smartwatch from Polar is a multisport option that’s fully waterproof.
Polar is particularly proud of the heart rate sensor on this watch, which uses a combination of an optical heart rate measurement with skin contact measurement. Polar claims this combination 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.
Save 22% on Fitbit Versa smartwatch
The Fitbit Versa is the most popular smartwatch on Amazon, and with good reason.
The Versa is just about as fully-featured as you could ever want, with GPS and Bluetooth connectivity, full compatibility with apps such as Strava, Uber and Fitbit Play, a 4+ day battery life and so much more.
Better still, you can have the watch with a healthy 22 percent saving right now on Amazon.
Save 15% on Fitbit Ionic smartwatch
The Fitbit Ionic has a slimline profile and is waterproof to 50 meters, which makes it a great option for riders who also like to swim or run and don’t want a dedicated device for cycling.
The Ionic also has storage for 300+ songs, so it’s also a great option if you like to listen to music while you ride
Save 8% on Fitbit Charge 3 smartwatch
If you want a more simple (and cheaper!) option, the Fitbit Charge 3 could be for you. With no GPS connectivity, it’s best suited to riders who just want to track their health and performance.
The inbuilt Bluetooth transceiver could also be a good option if you want a heart rate monitor to feed into your cycle computer.
This article was last updated 25th September 2019