This is the Cyber Monday Garmin deal I'd get if I was just starting out running

Garmin Forerunner 45
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It's Cyber Monday, which means it's a great time to kit yourself out if you're planning to get fit in 2023. Couch to 5K and similar programs are a really good way to get started on your running journey, but it can be really helpful to have additional guidance along the way. 

Right now you can pick up the Forerunner 45 for just $118.99 at Walmart in the US, and £99.99 at Wiggle in the UK, one of the best Cyber Monday deals for beginner runners. Check out the deals in full below.

The Cyber Monday Garmin deals can help you score a cheap Garmin watch to guide you along your running journey, and this Forerunner is perfect for beginners. The best Garmin watches are used by serious athletes, from ultra-marathoners to world-class cyclists, but the entry-level Garmin Forerunner 45 can help advise burgeoning athletes of all levels, whether you're hoping to take on a park run later in the year or you're gearing up for a half-marathon. Get this deal. 

 (Not in the US or the UK? Scroll down for the best deals in your region).

US Cyber Monday Garmin deal: Forerunner 45

Garmin Forerunner 45 GPS smartwatch 42mm: was $199.99 Now $118.99 from Best Buy

Garmin Forerunner 45 GPS smartwatch 42mm: was $199.99 Now $118.99 from Best Buy
The entry-level running watch in Garmin's stable remained a favorite even after the 55's release, and is perfect for new joggers. It even comes with Garmin Coach to guide you through training plans for runs all the way up to a half marathon.

UK Cyber Monday Garmin deal: Forerunner 45

Garmin Forerunner 45 running watch: was £129.99 now £99.99 at Wiggle

Garmin Forerunner 45 running watch: was £129.99 now £99.99 at Wiggle
Amazing tracking that will do any runner up to around half-marathon distance, the watch contains Garmin's impressive running metrics and in GPS terms, was found to be just as accurate as much more expensive fitness watches in our testing. A great buy at under £100. 

Why get this deal?

Because it's a better value buy than most Fitbits at this low price, which are comparably priced (although you can check out the Cyber Monday Fitbit deals if you'd prefer one of those). 

The Forerunner 45 can tell you how fast you're running and how much effort you're putting in, and compare it with previous runs. It'll add up the total amount of exercise you've done in any given week, helping you to hit your goals. The in-app Garmin Coach will provide a training plan to help you achieve any distance from 5K all the way up to a half-marathon, meaning it'll be a constant companion throughout your running journey. Well worth the investment.

I remember first getting started running as a teenager, and I just ran free without training or guidance. Not knowing how to pace myself or properly structure my training, I would frequently run too hard and too fast, thinking I was fitter than I was.

Information about your run, such as how hard your heart is working and how fast you're running compared to your average pace, would have helped enormously during my runs at the time, while Garmin's advanced programming tools now allow me to plan my training in advance. Plus, it's quite cheap, and many people first beginning their fitness journey might not want to spend hundreds of dollars or pounds on a watch. 

It's swimproof, with up to seven days of battery life and 24/7 heart rate monitoring, meaning you barely need to take it off. Wear it for long enough and the Body Battery feature can tell you how well you've recovered after exercise, and when you're ready to hit the road again. It's honestly a game-changer. If you're a beginner runner, there's no need to spend hundreds on a device overtuned for your needs: this tried-and-true, reasonably priced running buddy will fit the bill. 

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You'll find all the lowest prices from around the web right here, with offers available in your region. 

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Matt Evans
Fitness, Wellness, and Wearables Editor

Matt is TechRadar's expert on all things fitness, wellness and wearable tech. A former staffer at Men's Health, he holds a Master's Degree in journalism from Cardiff and has written for brands like Runner's World, Women's Health, Men's Fitness, LiveScience and Fit&Well on everything fitness tech, exercise, nutrition and mental wellbeing.

Matt's a keen runner, ex-kickboxer, not averse to the odd yoga flow, and insists everyone should stretch every morning. When he’s not training or writing about health and fitness, he can be found reading doorstop-thick fantasy books with lots of fictional maps in them.