Garmin Forerunner Black Friday & Cyber Monday Price Predictions 2018
There are many smartwatches in the Forerunner range, so it’s likely that the discounts available will depend on the models in question. Based on previous years and deal periods analysis (more on this below) we think it is likely there will be at least some Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals available on the Forerunner range.
Our price history analysis suggests we could see around 15% discounted from the Forerunner 15 and 35 models, with a more modest 10% predicted for the Forerunner 235. However, we think the Forerunner 735XT could see Black Friday discounts in the region of 20%, with potentially up to 40% off on the 230. These are of course only predictions, but we will be posting any Forerunner Black Friday deals we find right here!
Garmin Forerunner Overview
The Garmin Foreunner are a large series of smartwatch fitness trackers with a traditional watch design. There is quite a lot of variation with the devices in terms of price, features and design. If you are looking out for any Forerunner Black Friday deals, you may want to take a read through below as we try to tease apart the key differences between them. As a result, you might have a better idea of what to look out for Garmin Forerunner this Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
Please Note: These are only what we think are the key differences, there will be other differences we have not covered. For a more in-depth look, head over to the Garmin website.
Are there any new Garmin Forerunner Models in 2018?
At the time of writing, there haven’t been any new Garmin Forerunner models released. However, it’s not out of the question that new models will be released in the run up to Christmas, and we will continue to update this article with the latest Forerunner models, and any new Forerunner Black Friday deals in 2018.
Garmin Forerunner 15 Black Friday deals
- Display – Simple black and white 21 x 20 mm or 25 x 24 mm (small & large model) display that shows distance, pace, steps, calories, time of day and other data. The 25 can then set personalized goals based on your activity. Can also be paired with HR monitor (sold separately).
- Auto-Pause & Auto Lap – Automatically pauses when you stop, can also laps for every mile so you can assess your consistency.
- Virtual Pacer – Set a pace pre-run and then compare it to your actual performance.
- GPS – Can be activated for more accurate activity data.
- Waterproof – Up to 5 ATM.
- Battery Life – Garmin claim up to 5 weeks in watch/tracking mode and up to 8 hours in GPS mode.
- Garmin Connect – Connect to PC/Mac to upload your data to the Garmin Connect App for a more detailed look.
Garmin Forerunner 25 Black Friday deals
- Smartphone Pairing – Can be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth for transfer of activity data. Also allows you to view calls, texts & emails on the watch display.
- Battery Life – Garmin claim up to 10 hours in GPS mode and up to 8 weeks in watch/tracking.
- Display – Different display size of 18.5 x 18.5 mm in the small model and 23 x 23 mm in large.
Garmin Forerunner 35 Black Friday deals
- Design – More modern aesthetic with 23.5 x 23.5 display.
- HR Monitor – Built in heart rate sensor.
- Vibration Alerts – Vibrates with running prompts, milestones or smartphone notifications & messages.
- Intensity Minutes – New feature to designed to help you reach WHO recommended 150 minutes moderate activity per week. Distinguishes moderate or vigorous activity and assigns points for each.
- Sport Profiles – Select pre-set sport profiles for more relevant metrics, such as running, cycling or cardio.
Which Garmin Forerunner Black Friday & Cyber Monday Models are more likely to be on sale in 2018?
The pasts three Forerunner watches all have a similar square design style, resembling a digital watch shape. We think it is more likely there will be Forerunner Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday deal on these entry-level watches. However, the next watches in the series have a noticeably different aesthetic, with a rounded face that looks more like traditional watches. It is probably less likely there will be Black Friday and Cyber Monday Forerunner discounts on these premium models, but be sure to return here for ant deal news! Find out more below.
Garmin Forerunner 23 Black Friday deals
- Design – Sleek, round watch face design with large 31.1 mm diameter color display. Display can also be customized with widgets, watch faces and apps from Connect IQ.
- Battery Life – Garmin claim up to 5 weeks in watch mode and up to 16 hours in training mode.
- Fitness – As well as previous metrics, can also estimate VO2 max – a measure of running performance with HR monitor (sold separately). Move bar tracks periods of inactivity and alerts you. Can also track sleep activity.
- Garmin Connect App – Download advanced training plans and workouts to the watch.
- Built-in Accelerometer – Gathers distance and pace data.
Garmin Forerunner 235 Black Friday deals
- Wrist-Based HR – Tracks heart rate at the wrist with built-in monitor for more accurate calorie data, presented in color coded on-screen graph. Can also track pulse 24/7 for metrics like resting pulse.
- Battery Life – Garmin state up to 9 days in watch mode, up to 11 hours in GPS mode with HRM.
Garmin Forerunner 630 Black Friday deals
- Battery Life – Garmin claim up to 4 weeks in watch mode and up to 16 hours in training mode.
- HR Monitor – Does not have one built in, relies on additional chest strap (sold separately) to capture HR data.
- Run Metrics – Can calculate advanced metrics with HR strap like stride length, ground contact time balance, vertical ratio, cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time.
- Other Metrics – Can also calculate physiological metrics including stress score, performance condition, lactate threshold, recovery time and predicted race times.
- Display – Features a touchscreen display.
Garmin Forerunner 735XT Black Friday deals
- HR Monitor – Wrist based HR monitor built in to the watch to monitor heart rate whenever you are wearing the watch, without a chest strap. Although, HR strap required for advanced data.
- Sport Profiles – Also includes profiles for cross-country skiing, paddle sports, trail running, hiking and strength training. Multi-sport feature also lets you switch between profiles with one button – useful for du/triathlon.
- Battery Life – Garmin claim up to 24 hours in UltraTrac mode without optical HR, up to 14 hours in activity mode with GPS and optical HR, and up to 11 days in watch mode, including activity tracking, smart notifications and optical HR tracking.
Garmin Forerunner 935 Black Friday deals
- Training Status – Analyzes exercise history and data to advise on whether you are training productively, peaking or overreaching.
- WIFI – Connect to WIFI to sync data.
- Battery Life – Garmin claim up to 2 weeks in watch mode, up to 24 hours in GPS mode, up to 50 hours in UltraTrac™ mode with wrist-based HR, or up to 60 hours in UltraTrac™ mode without wrist-based HR.
- Running Dynamics Pod – Clips to waistband and replaces the need for chest strap. Works with wrist HR sensor to give advanced metrics (sold separately).
- Barometer Altimeter – Used to measure altitude and elevation changes.
We hope that this article has left you a little more informed when looking out for a Forerunner during this Christmas Season. As mentioned above, there are many more differences between each model that we have not covered, so it is advised to check the Garmin website for an in-depth look at all the specs. If you are interested in getting a discount, be sure to return here for any Garmin Forerunner Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal news for 2018 that pops up.