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The Garmin Forerunner 45 is £50 off for Prime Day

Garmin’s entry level running watch is a bargain at £110.

If you’re looking for a running watch, Garmin wearables are a good place to start. And if you’re on a tight budget, then the Forerunner 45 is the obvious choice. With GPS built in and heart-rate monitoring, support for the Garmin Coach virtual trainer and access to the brilliant Garmin Connect app, it’s a great way to reach your running goals on the cheap.
 
And today it’s even cheaper than usual. As part of Amazon’s Prime Day sale, you can bag yourself a Garmin Forerunner 45 for just £105 – a £55 saving on the usual £160 price tag. 

That’s for the simple, smart looking black model. If you fancy something a bit more colourful, you’ll have to pay a little extra. The lilac version is just 99p more, but both the red and white models will set you back an extra fiver at £110. 
 

As the budget member of Garmin’s Forerunner line, it is lacking certain things. There’s no swim tracking, no built-in music playback and no NFC. What you’re left with is undoubtedly stripped back, but it’s an excellent running and cycling experience with accurate GPS and heart-rate tracking.
 
Most excitingly, it’s the cheapest product to support Garmin Coach: an automated system that will help you reach your running goals with a personalised training plan. Just put in your desired goal and how many times you can train a week, and the watch will schedule it all for you.
 
As our running expert Nick Harris-Fry wrote in his review: “Bar the omission of a swimming mode, the Forerunner 45 offers everything you could want in an entry-level sports watch, and in a package that looks and feels great on the wrist.
 
“In short, there’s no better budget GPS watch available, especially for new runners, and many experienced runners will be satisfied by it, too.”
 
At just over £100, it’s an absolute bargain. Strike quickly if you want one on your wrist – the deal is only on until the end of the day.
 
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