The best Garmin deals from the January Sales - savings on smartwatches, cycling computers, turbos and more
We've rounded up the best prices on Garmin and Tacx hardware from the January Sales...
Like 'kleenex' for tissues or 'hoover' for vacuum cleaner, 'Garmin' is fast becoming an anepronym for 'cycling head unit'. That's how total the US brand's dominance of the market is.
Garmin also now owns Tacx, the Dutch manufacturer of indoor training hardware.
The January Sales period offers an ideal opportunity to pick up a Garmin bike computer, GPS smartwatch or Tacx turbo trainer at a big discount - whether you're shopping for gifts or treating yourself.
We've tracked down the best deals on the internet from the biggest retailers and have listed them below with our take on the product and the price. There are links to our reviews, too.
Quick Links to Garmin January Sales Deals US
- Amazon: Deals on Edge computers and Instinct watches
- Competitive Cyclist: Computers, watches and indoor trainers
- Jenson USA: 25% off the Edge 130 Plus
- REI: Edge computers, various watches and trainers
- Wiggle: Discounts on computers and watches
Quick links to Garmin January Sales Deals UK
- Amazon: Deals on Edge, Fenix and Forerunner
- Wiggle: 42% off 1030 Edge Plus
- Sigma Sports: Savings on Edge computers and Fenix smartwatches
- Tredz: Up to 18% off Edge computers
January Sales smartwatch deals USA
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: was
$349.99 now $187.00 at Amazon
The Forerunner 245 Music is packed with features, including performance stats such as VO2 max and training status as well as GPS and weather tracking. It's 3GB memory means it can store up to 500 songs as well as sync to your favorite playlists from a selection of streaming services.
was $249.99 now $162.77 at Amazon
Built to US Military standards for thermal, shock and water resistance, the Instinct is one tough cookie - and ideally suited to those who are hard on their gear or like to cycle or run off the beaten path. Features include a compass and barometric altimeter, support from multiple satellite systems and data trackers that measure heart rate, activity and stress.
Garmin Fenix 6 Pro:
was $599.99 now $349.99 at Amazon
The Fenix 6 Pro features a 1.3" screen that's well-proportioned to take full advantage of its range of navigational and training features, such as pre-loaded topo maps, built-in sensors for 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter and PacePro for grade-adjusted pace guidance. Battery life is up to 10 hours in GPS mode but as much as 14 days when in smart mode.
January Sales cycling computer deals USA
Garmin Edge 1030 Plus:
was $599.99 now $440.19 at Amazon
While the Edge 1030 Plus is no longer the top-tier offering in Garmin's extensive line-up, it's still a computer that's packed with functionality and features. The large screen makes it ideal for maps and navigational features as well as those designed to help your training program. This discount is a fair one, but be aware that the brand has also just bought out its latest flagship model the Garmin Edge 1040, making this no longer the range topper, meaning that discounted units are more likely in a few shops, so check the quick links above before you buy.
January Sales indoor trainer deals USA
Tacx Flux S Direct Drive Smart Trainer:
was $799.00 now $599.99 at Amazon
The original Flux has a maximum power of 1,500w, maximum slope of 10% and the accuracy is <5%. With a 15lb flywheel and electro braking resistance system ride feel it supplies a realistic and interactive ride feel. With over $200 off the list price at Amazon this is an excellent deal.
Tacx Neo 2T Direct Drive Smart Trainer: was
$1,399.99 now $1,199.95 at Mike's Bikes
Tacx's top smart trainer can replicate tougher climbs with its 25% slope, has a higher max power of 2,200 watts and improved accuracy compared with the Tacx Flux 2. The accuracy of <1% is especially impressive and the realism - particularly its ability to recreate cobbles or gravel - is novel and adds to the experience. We gave it four stars when we reviewed it, marking it down for the high price, which is mitigated a little bit in this deal.
Tacx Neo Bike Smart:
was $3,199.99 now $2,559.99 at Competitive Cyclist
Tacx has just launched the new version of the Neo Bike Smart, the Tacx Neo Bike Plus, and has upped the price to a jaw-dropping $3,999.99. The new bike has two extra crank length options, redesigned shifters and a slimmer seatpost, but the internals and spec are the same. The original Neo Bike Smart was considerably cheaper and is now available at a decent discount here. You can check out how the Bike Smart fared against the competition in our smart bike buying guide here – it did extremely well.
Tacx Galaxia Indoor Retractable Bicycle Rollers:
was $269.99 now $215.99 at Garmin
There are two Tacx rollers available. This is the higher-spec model and features the 'swing system' to help make out-of-the-saddle efforts feel more natural. We included it in our guide to the best bike rollers 2022 so you can read all the details and comparisons there.
January Sales Data Tracker Deals USA
was $69.99 now $46.90 at Amazon
The Garmin HRM-Dual transmits via both the ANT+ protocol and Bluetooth LE, so you can use it with computers from other makes too. We gave it four stars out of five when we reviewed it, noting that the battery life is good - always important - and only marking it down on price - but at this discount that high-ish list price is no longer and issue.
January Sales Garmin deals UK
January Sales smartwatch deals UK
Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar:
was £729.99 now £399.00 at John Lewis
With pre-installed Topo maps this is a great option if you're looking for a smartwatch for navigating your rides and runs. Packed with health and fitness features for tracking your activities, and analysing them afterwards too - it really does cover all your needs on and off the bike. The Solar recharging is a handy feature too...
January Sales cycling computer deals UK
Garmin Edge 1030 Plus:
was £519.99 now £349.99 at Wiggle
We gave the Garmin Edge 1030 four stars out of five when we reviewed it in 2018. Physically it's It's one of the largest Garmin bike computers with 3.5in screen and large bezel, but this mapping and other ride data very easy to read. It features Garmin's virtual coaching and is has a specific off-road mode setting. The 1030 Plus has been superseded by the Garmin Edge 1040, making this no longer the flagship model, meaning that there will be lots of discounts around, so check all the quick links as well as Wiggle's price - which is a very good one.
Garmin Edge 530:
was £259.99 now £199.00 at Merlin Cycles
The Edge 530 is much like the more expensive Edge 830 but without a touchscreen. If you're happy to use buttons then you get plenty for your money, including mapping and training features as well as wireless connectivity to third-party apps and smart trainers. You can read our full review here.
Garmin Edge 130 Plus:
was £169.99 now £122.17 at Amazon
Garmin's small but mighty bike computer already offers great value, and at this price is incredible. As you'd expect, it will pair with all your sensors via ANT+ and Bluetooth, there's turn by turn GPS navigation and all the data you need for your ride. We gave it the full five stars when we reviewed it.
Garmin Edge 830:
was £349.00 now £279.00 at Sigma Sports
The Edge 830 has a 2.6in touchscreen, ideally sized to make use of its mapping and training functions, which include turn-by-turn navigation, weather alerts and data analysis such as VO2 max and stress score. Its battery life and storage capabilities are impressive too, with up to 20 hours life with GPS and room for up to 100 stored routes.
January Sales turbo trainer deals UK
Tacx Flux 2 Direct Drive Smart Trainer: was
£700.00 now £565.00 at Sigma Sports
The Flux 2 looks very similar to the Flux S outwardly, but internally you're getting a higher spec. The maximum power is 2,000w instead of 1,500w, the maximum slope is 16% instead of 10% and the accuracy is ±2.5% compared with ±3%.
Tacx Flux S Direct Drive Smart Trainer: was
£599.99 now £449.00 at Leisure Lakes Bikes
The Tacx Flux S is the brand's entry-level smart trainer and is a great value option. We recently compared it with others at a similar price point in our entry-level smart trainer grouptest. However, check out the bigger saving on its bigger brother above - that's the better deal.
Tacx Neo Bike Smart: £2,299.99 at Sigma Sports
Okay, this might not technically be a deal as such - but given that the recently released Tacx Neo Bike Plus retails for £3,499.99 and is largely the same as the original Tacx Neo Bike Smart, this counts as a saving in our book. Plus new customers get £25 off a £250 spend at Sigma Sports and a Vel Turbo Trainer Bundle (RRP £55) is also included.
Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.
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