Garmin are synonymous with quality. If you need a watch to take on your adventures – especially if those journeys take you off the beaten track – there really is no other choice. Next level GPS, long battery life, and dedicated functionality for triathletes make them the outdoor athlete's watch of choice.
Right now, the excellent Garmin Fēnix 5X Plus Sapphire watch is now just $479.99 at Best Buy, as the tech store is offering $120 discount. It's rare to see a watch of this calibre go for under $500, making this a great buy. It's only left off our best running watch list because its sequel, the Garmin Fēnix 6 Pro, pipped it to the post, and given the 6 Pro is currently going for over $900, you won't find a better Fēnix deal right now. Check out the deal in full below:
Get the Garmin deal here
Garmin Fēnix 5X Plus Sapphire watch | was $599.99 | now $479.99 at Best Buy
Save $120 in this clearance bargain from Best Buy. Its Pulse Oximeter acclimation sensor allows it to accurately calculate how well you're doing at altitude and your blood oxygen saturation levels on the ground, useful when you're working at maximum intensity. It'll store and play 500 songs without a phone, and it's a proper smartwatch, interfacing with social media on the go and allowing you to use Garmin Pay.
Why get this deal?
Compatible with Apple, Android and Windows, the Garmin is for all adventurers who don't want to be tied to a phone on long-distance runs, rides, hikes and swims. Water resistant to over 300 feet, the watch has its own GPS, will play music independently of your phone and a huge 32 hours in GPS mode. Only in smartwatch mode? Expect the unit to last a Brobdingnagian 20 days between charges.
The Fenix models represent Garmin at its best: top-flight engineering for casual adventure fans and serious athletes alike. It doesn't get much better than this.
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Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and is currently Fitness and Wellbeing Editor at TechRadar, covering all things exercise and nutrition on Fit&Well's tech-focused sister site. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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