Garmin Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal Predictions (2017)

Predicting the best deals on the fenix, Forerunner, vivofit & vivoactive activity trackers

I love Garmin running gear. It’s well designed, reasonably priced and packed out with lots of useful features and tracking functionality. I use the Forerunner GPS smartwatch on a daily basis as it tracks my run distance, speed and monitors my heart rate. It also provides a host of other useful stats about my workouts. As someone who loves analysing data about my performance, there’s no better option than a Garmin.

In the run up to the biggest sales days of the year we’ve predicted the price drops that online shoppers can expect on popular Garmin devices like the fenix, Forerunner, Vivofit and Vivoactive. By analyzing historical Black Friday Garmin sales we can make informed predictions about 2017 deals.

Garmin fenix

Garmin Fenix Black Friday Deals

The fenix series of smartwatches are designed for multi-sports and have a premium design and feel. Last year Garmin’s fenix 3 was a hugely popular Black Friday deal with Best Buy offering a 50% price drop to $400 for Black Friday. The fenix 3 is now retailing for around the $350 mark so it’s unlikely we’ll see another 50% price drop. However, given that Garmin have released three new smartwatches under the fenix brand we can assume that there will be some sizeable price discounts on the older model.

We are predicting price drops in the range of 10-20% on the fenix 3 this year.

Model Current Price Black Friday Prediction
Garmin fenix 3 GPS Watch, Gray
Garmin fenix 3 GPS Watch, Gray
$330.25 $300
Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire - Black with Black Band
Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire - Black with Black Band
$599.99 $450
Garmin Fenix 5S Sapphire - Black with Black Band
Garmin Fenix 5S Sapphire - Black with Black Band
$579.97 $450
Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire - Slate Gray with Black Band
Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire - Slate Gray with Black Band
$599.99 $525

As for the three new fenix smartwatches – the 5, 5S & 5X – we predict that there will be noticeable Black Friday price drops. Although we’re unlikely to see discounts as high as 50%, there’s certainly scope for up to 25% off, particularly with Apple providing stern competition with their series 3 Apple Watch.

Garmin Forerunner

Garmin Forerunner Black Friday Deals

Designed with runners and triathletes in mind, the Forerunner series provides useful statistics including your heart rate, running stride length and ground contact time. The Garmin Forerunner 235 saw a 30% price reduction last year with Best Buy lowering from $330 to $250 on Black Friday. With the Forerunner 235 one year older and now retailing at $289 on Amazon, another 30% price drop this year would bring the price down to the $200 range.

As for the Forerunner 230, last year saw its price drop from $250 to $180 on Amazon. If we take that 28% price drop as a ball park figure then we can forecast the price of the Forerunner 230 to drop to $160 on Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017.

Model Current Price Black Friday Prediction
Garmin Forerunner 230 - Black/White
Garmin Forerunner 230 - Black/White
$249.00 $159
Garmin Forerunner 235 - Black/Gray
Garmin Forerunner 235 - Black/Gray
$270.93 $199
Garmin Forerunner 25 (Large) - Black and Red
Garmin Forerunner 25 (Large) - Black and Red
$114.97 $99

Garmin vivofit

Garmin Vivofit Black Friday Deals

The vivofit activity tracker is a personal assistant, reminding you to move after extended inactivity and greeting you with personalized daily goals. They have a sleek, stylish design and an incredible 1 year battery life. Last year we saw several Black Friday deals on vivofit smart trackers with average price drops between $50 and $80. We’ve translated these figures for this year and are expecting the following.

Model Current Price Black Friday Prediction
Garmin vivofit 3 Activity Tracker, Regular fit - Black
Garmin vivofit 3 Activity Tracker, Regular fit - Black
$58.68 $49
Garmin vívofit 2 Activity Tracker, Black
Garmin vívofit 2 Activity Tracker, Black
$50.97 $39
Garmin vivofit JR. - Broken Lava
Garmin vivofit JR. - Broken Lava
$79.99 $49

Garmin vivoactive

Garmin Vivoactive Black Friday Deals

Last year Amazon really delivered with excellent vivoactive Black Friday deals. They offered a 40% discount on the vivoactive and a 20% discount on the vivoactive HR. The vivoactive has dropped markedly in price since then, currently selling at $116.67 on Amazon, so we’re expecting a 15% drop this year.

The vivoactive HR is currently selling at $173.00. We’ve used last year’s 20% price drop as the basis for our prediction.

Model Current Price Black Friday Prediction
Garmin vívoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch - Black & Gunmetal
Garmin vívoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch - Black & Gunmetal
Currently out of stock $249
Garmin vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Regular fit - Black
Garmin vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Regular fit - Black
$173.00 $169
Garmin vívoactive Black
Garmin vívoactive Black
$116.67 $79

The brand new vivoactive 3 has all the actvity features of the original vivoactive in addition to Garmin Pay contactless payments for quicker transactions in store. Significant price drops on the vivoactive 3 are unlikely as the model is so new to the market.