There’s a dizzying array of Black Friday induced discounts on Garmin products, but with so many good offers it can be hard to spot the great ones. We’ve hunted out the best deals on Garmin bike computers and accessories and neatly compiled them in this list for your perusal.
The products featured have been chosen because we know they’re good quality and are an excellent offer at the price we’ve included (at the time of writing). Our Tech team have unrivalled expertise and years of experience testing new products, so you can trust our recommendations – and we also know what represents a good deal. Where we’ve reviewed the product we’ve included a link to it so you can read more.
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Best Black Friday Garmin deals UK 2020
Garmin Edge 1030 Cycle Computer at Rutland Cycling |
The ultimate Garmin Edge unit to take your cycling to the next level. The 1030 offers everything you need to read and analyse your ride data during and after your efforts.
It has the largest screen on offer by Garmin making map reading and navigation a doddle with such a bright and sizeable screen. Battery life is amazing as well considering what it needs to achieve, allowing for a few decent rides before it needs a recharge.
Garmin Edge 520 Plus at ProBikeKit |
Although the screen is smaller than the flagship Edge 1030, the Garmin 520 packs a punch with its functionality. To highlight just a few of the many, many features this head unit provides, it comes with: preloaded maps with turn by turn directions, Strava live segments so you can see the competition, as well as Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity for all the peripherals you could wish.
Garmin Vector 3 Double Sided Power Meter Pedals at ProBikeKit |
These are Garmin’s latest and greatest power meter pedals, which have been made significantly more user friendly than the previous iterations. It really is as simple as swapping out your pedals and pairing them with your head unit.
The dual sided readings will measure the power of your leg to an accuracy of ±1 per cent, helping you quickly spot any imbalances you might be harbouring.
Garmin Vector 3S Single Side Power Meter Pedals at ProBikeKit |
If you’re after power readings, but aren’t fussed about your left/right balance, these single sided power pedals represent an affordable option for getting the “metric of truth”. Although the power reading itself is accurate to ±1 per cent, it works by simply doubling the reading of your left leg, so it’s not quite as precise as the double-sided pedals.
Although it is only the left that reads power, you’ll still get a dumb right-side pedal in the package. There’s also always the option to upgrade the right pedal down the line, if you decide to.
Garmin HRM Dual Heart Rate Monitor at ProBikeKit |
Although power might be the most hyped metric right now, heart rate hasn’t lost its importance. Although power might measure the work you are putting out, it isn’t measuring the effect it is having on your body—heart rate does. There’s a reason why you’ll rarely see the pros racing without one.
This strap communicates over ANT+ and Bluetooth for fuss free connectivity and Garmin claim that the battery won’t need replacing for three and a half years.
Garmin Forerunner 735XT at Amazon |
The cost of equipment for any budding triathlete can quickly add up, but Garmin’s Multisport watch can triple up for measuring your swims, cycles and runs. There are many great features relating to the other two sports, but we’ll focus here on the cycling.
The watch can pair up with your power meter and heart rate monitor to show you those metrics as you ride and also to give an estimate of your VO2 max. It’s also compatible with Strava live segments, so you can see your competition in real time as you blast it up those hills.
Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight at Wiggle |
Garmin’s Varia UT800 Smart Headlight has an 800-lumen beam that will last up to 1.5 hours and has five different light modes to tailor to the conditions you are riding in. But the impressive part is, when you connect to an Edge cycling computer, the GPS automatically adjusts the intensity of the light depending on the speed you’re riding – the faster, the brighter.
Best Black Friday Garmin deals US 2020
Garmin Edge 1030 Bundle |
The 1030 is solid computer, and this bundle gives you the GPS device as well as a bonus heart rate monitor strap, speed and cadence sensors, and mount included – that means you’ll have everything you need to get set up. The 1030 offers navigation as well as providing a large display to data analysis.
Garmin Edge 520 Plus Bike Computer at Competitive Cyclist |
The Garmin Edge 520 has long been a popular model, it provides data readings on all the standard metrics – such as speed, distance, time, elevation, calories burned and pairs with external devices to rear power, cadence and heart rate. The Plus model comes pre-loaded with full-color Garmin Cycle Map and Strava Live Segments, too.
Garmin fenix 6 Multisport GPS Watch at REI |
If you’re partial to sports outside of cycling, or just want your stats on your wrist, then this GPX watch from Garmin is a great option. It’s water resistant to 100 metres, and can also act as a heart rate monitor via wrist based readings.
Garmin Edge 1030 Cycle Computer at Competative Cyclist |
The Edge 1030 is reduced for UK and US customers, and it’s a ‘do-it-all’ machine, capable of offering detailed mapping, tons of data fields as well as navigation to specific areas or points of interest. You’ll also get Strava Live segments, and of course pairing via Bluetooth and ANT+.
Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight at Wiggle |
Another one that’s on offer both in the US and the UK is Garmin’s Varia UT800 Smart Headlight. This connects to a Garmin Edge computer and automatically adjusts the strength of the beam based upon your riding speed. The max output is of course 800 lumens, and it lasts for 1.5 hours, with five different light modes.
Background on Garmin
It seems like bike computers are a compulsory gadget for any avid cyclist, not only so we can record and share our rides but view and analyse our ride data during and after our rides too – connecting to third party sensors like power meters, heart rate monitors and even our electric groupsets!
Garmin in particular has been the market leader when it comes to providing cyclists with cycle computers. Anything from small, basic models that’ll provide general ride data like speed and distance, to much larger and more expensive training aids that’ll give you absolutely everything from maps, to ride data and even pedalling analysis to help improve your efficiency.