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This Garmin Forerunner 45 deal gets you a free Vivofit Jr 2

Garmin Forerunner 45
Garmin Forerunner 45. Image Credit: TechRadar (Image credit: Garmin)
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The Garmin Forerunner 45 is one of the company's latest running watches, so it's unlikely we'll see it discounted over Amazon Prime Day and the surrounding sales, but this latest deal gives you an unexpected freebie.

But if you're looking to buy a Forerunner 45, you can now get it with a free Garmin Vivofit Jr 2 children's fitness tracker alongside.

That's a totally free fitness tracker to give a child that's close to you in your life, and there's no strings attached. These are normally worth around £79.99, so it's quite a solid deal considering the Forerunner 45 watch sits at the normal £169 selling price.

Garmin Forerunner 45 and Vivofit Jr 2 bundle - was £248.99, now £169
The Forerunner 45 is an affordable running watch from Garmin that was only released in the last few months. It comes with a variety of fitness tracking features, and this particular deal allows you to get a children's fitness band too.

The Forerunner 45 is a solid running watch if you don't want to spend the extra on products like the Forerunner 945 or Fenix 5 series. It comes with a solid heart rate tracker, water-resistant design, GPS onboard and a battery life that should last around a week.

The Vivofit Jr 2 isn't the latest fitness tracker for kids from the company, but it's still a solid choice for those who want to be able to grab something to allow your child to start monitoring their step count.

The Garmin mobile app also allows you to gamify chores too. You can reward your child with virtual coins for tasks such as brushing their teeth, or you can switch it out for actual rewards as well.

If you're planning to use the Forerunner 45 yourself, you can also connect your accounts to give yourself a family leaderboard to make your child's step count even more competitive. 

Design choices for the Vivofit Jr 2 include some themed around Disney and Star Wars, which often mean these are a must-have for any child who wants to get their first watch.

James Peckham
James Peckham

James is Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He's currently most excited about the Samsung Galaxy S22, God of War: Ragnarok and the rumored foldable iPhone.