While it might seem foolish to make any big tech purchases so close to Black Friday, when all major retailers and device manufacturers are expected to offer the year’s greatest discounts on the hottest gadgets out there, it’s also important to remember that a bird in the hand is often worth two in the bush.
Curiously enough, the smaller 40mm Vivoactive 4S is actually a tad costlier right now, scoring markdowns of anywhere between $65 and $86 from an identical $349.99 MSRP in multiple different hues.
As its name suggests, the Garmin Instinct Solar is a solar-powered smartwatch with a rugged design resistant to shock, extreme temperatures, and water immersion up to 100 meters, as well as a built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter, heart rate monitoring technology, and a Pulse Ox sensor that normally costs $399.99. Said list price is reduced by $100, or 25 percent, for a limited time only, making for a very compelling early holiday deal for outdoor enthusiasts.
The same goes for the “ultimate” Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire, Fenix 5S Plus, and Fenix 6 Sapphire multisport GPS smartwatches that are on sale at massive discounts ranging from $150 to $286 at the time of this writing, although given the typically exorbitant prices of these particular models, there’s a very good chance even better deals will come soon.