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Garmin’s forerunner 245 currently has 30 per cent off for Amazon Prime Day 2021

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The brand’s forerunner 245 and instinct solar are heavily reduced in the shopping bonanza (The Independent/iStock)
The brand’s forerunner 245 and instinct solar are heavily reduced in the shopping bonanza (The Independent/iStock)

Day two of Amazon Prime Day is almost over, which means you’ve only got a finite amount of time left to bag a bargain.

On what should’ve been Freedom Week, Amazon has lifted our spirits by slashing the price of big-ticket items across tech, TVs, gaming, home appliances, clothing, alcohol and more.

Over the course of the shopping bonanza, we’ve found all the best deals on some of our favourites, such as the Samsung Galaxy buds+, Apple AirPods, Fitbit watches and Amazon’s Fire stick, with plenty more on their way.

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For fitness fans who have been holding off purchasing a Garmin smartwatch, we’ve just spotted a whopping discount on its leading devices, so now’s the time to take the plunge.

Here at IndyBest, we’re huge fans of Garmin’s wearables, having featured them in our guides to the best running watches, fitness trackers, Android smartwatches and adventure-ready smartwatches, so we can testify to their performance and high quality. Read on to see how you can save on these devices that rival the Apple Watch.

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Garmin forerunner 245: Was £249.99, now £169,

Garmin forerunner 245: Was £249.99, now £169, (Amazon)
Garmin forerunner 245: Was £249.99, now £169, (Amazon)

Another firm favourite when it comes to fitness tracking, this model landed a spot in our review of the best running watches. It has a built-in GPS for measuring your pace and storing routes, which can be seamlessly uploaded to services like Strava for more analysis. Heart-rate tracking and VO2 estimates monitor your fitness as your exercise, and the accompanying app can be used to track trends and set goals.

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Garmin venu: Was £329.99, now £225,


This stylish smartwatch is as fashionable as it is functional. It has a five-day battery life to keep it running while it monitors your respiration, sleep cycle, heart rate, menstrual cycle and stress levels.

You can download songs and podcasts to the watch, which will keep you company during workouts or provide a motivational boost. There’s also easy-to-follow workouts built-in, covering cardio, strength training, yoga and pilates, and 20 preloaded GPS apps so you’ll never get lost.

The similar Garmin venu 2 model came highly rated in our guide to the best Android smartwatches, where it was dubbed “one of the most impressive smartwatches you can buy right now” – but we think the original holds up too, especially at this price.

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Garmin instinct solar: Was £319.99, now £264.96,

Garmin instinct solar: Was £319.99, now £256.99, (Amazon)
Garmin instinct solar: Was £319.99, now £256.99, (Amazon)

This also secured a spot in one of our reviews – in this case, our guide to the best android smartwatches. “The instinct solar is almost the survivalist’s dream: not only does it give you a wide range of features for fitness and everyday life, but its solar battery gives you plenty more juice – up to 54 days, in fact,” praised our writer. If you’re looking for a watch fit for Bear Grylls, this is the one for you as it is thermal-, shock- and water-resistant. Plus, “Garmin’s body battery energy monitor uses all the watch’s smarts to gauge when you’re ready to get going and when you need to rest”, they said.

If you don’t think you need a solar-powered smartwatch, the Garmin instinct (was £269.99, now £159, is currently at its lowest price ever and boasts all the same features except for the solar battery.

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