You’re in luck if you want a higher-end fitness smartwatch without paying a premium for it. A Garmin sale at Amazon has dropped the price of the 47mm Fenix 5 smartwatch to an all-time low of $250, a full 50 percent off the official $500 sticker. You can also buy the more sophisticated Fenix 5X Plus for $496, a record price drop well below the original $800.
These are older Fenix watches, from 2017 and 2018 respectively, but they can still fit the bill if you’re focused on improving your athletic prowess. The base Fenix 5 is a rugged multisport watch with a heart rate monitor, GPS, sleep tracking and up to two weeks of battery life in its usual smartwatch mode. Step up to the Fenix 5X Plus and you’ll get a pulse ox acclimation sensor for high-elevation exercise as well as newer creature comforts like tap-to-pay and on-device music playback.
They won’t rival the latest smartwatches in general functionality, but they don’t have to. There’s also a discounted watch if you’re more interested in classic looks than raw features. Garmin’s Vivomove HR is on sale at Amazon for $159, or just over half of the initial $300 asking price.