This Garmin budget running watch deal is a must-have for new runners

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If you're a new runner, or know one that's looking to take their fitness game to the next level, then this Garmin running watch deal in the Amazon Summer Sale has to be checked out.

It's for one of our best budget running watches, the Garmin Forerunner 45 - which originally appeared at £169 when launched in the middle of 2019.

Now dropped to just under £117, it's an incredible saving, and makes it a must-buy right now when you consider the feature list it’s packing.

This Garmin running watch deal sees a device that brings not only the ability to track your pace, distance, heart rate and the ‘standard’ things you’d expect from a fitness tracker, but brings the advanced features that debuted on watches (like the Forerunner 945) that are nearly four times the cost.

Garmin Forerunner 45 | £170 £116.99 at Amazon

Garmin Forerunner 45 | £170 £116.99 at Amazon
If you know someone who needs a new running watch, loves a few fancy features on top of the run-of-the-mill tracking, but doesn't want to spend loads of money, this is the deal for them, as it's a sensationally large amount of tech for a smaller than expected outlay.

VO2 Max tracking, smartphone notifications, and the ability to control music from your phone (super useful when it’s in a pouch or strapped to your arm) are all top features we’re looking for in a running device, but it’s the extra things like stress tracking, body battery (which can literally tell you how tired you are) and safety features to let your loved ones know where you are that seal the deal here.

We said in our Garmin Forerunner 45 review that “all in all, it's a solid option that’s punching well above its price tag”, and that was when it cost £50 more than it does right now - so if you need a running watch and don’t want to spend a lot, this is the one to go for.

However, if the Forerunner 45 isn't quite right for you, there's 20% off loads of Garmin fitness trackers and watches in the Amazon Summer Sale - check out the full list to see if there's something else that tickles your fancy,

Not in the UK? We’ve got some other excellent Garmin fitness tracker deals rounded up for you here too:

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.