If you've been searching for Amazon Black Friday deals on the best running watches for beginners up, these Garmin Forerunner 245 and Garmin Forerunner 45S GPS deals are worth considering. Both GPS running watches track your distance and pace, so you can see how you're progressing. There's $50 off the Garmin Forerunner 245 at Amazon (opens in new tab), on sale for $299.99, and it's the one to get if you want a Bluetooth running watch that can store and play music.
The Garmin Forerunner 45S is also $50 off at Amazon (opens in new tab), making it $149.99 (was $199.99). This beginner's running watch gives you access to Garmin Coach, which gives you tips on how to become a better runner. Like the best fitness trackers (opens in new tab), both GPS running watches will track your distance covered and calories burned.
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Garmin Forerunner 245 Music |
Was $299.99 | Now $249.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 on this GPS running watch with music. It'll sync with music streaming sites like Spotify, storing all your favorite songs and playing them straight from your wrist to soundtrack your run.
Garmin Forerunner 45S |
Was $199.99 | Now $149.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 on this GPS watch that estimates your heart rate and tracks your pace and distance. Compatible with Garmin Coach, you can get free training plans, and the incident-detection feature will alert your contacts to your location in an emergency.
With a lot of the same features as some of the best smartwatches (opens in new tab), the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music syncs with music streaming services like Spotify. If you have a pair of Bluetooth wireless earphones for exercise, you can sync those with the Forerunner 245 Music and blast your favorite tunes while pounding the streets.
The Garmin Forerunner 45S is smaller and easier to use than many of the best running watches, so it’s great for beginners or those who just want basic tracking. It'll syncs with your smartphone too, so you can receive incoming texts and calls, and the battery life is decent: seven days in smartwatch mode, and 14 hours when used in GPS mode.
For a more advanced smartwatch, the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is packed with features to help you perform at your best when running. It monitors each training session to ensure you’re not under or over performing, and provides additional data when paired with Running Dynamics Pod, HRM Run, or HRM Tri monitors on your stride length and ground contact time.
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