Don’t buy an Apple Watch yet: this Black Friday deal on a 5-star Garmin is better
If you’re in the market for a Black Friday smartwatch deal and you own an iPhone, the first thing you’re probably doing is sharking around for an Apple Watch. There are some great deals out there, especially if you don’t mind older models, but the best Apple Watch Black Friday deals are coming on models that Apple may stop supporting in a couple of years’ time, such as the first-generation Apple Watch SE. The more recent, fairly future-proof Apple watches are getting smaller discounts.
However, if you’re looking for an Apple Watch specifically to help you improve your fitness, we can recommend a deal for you, and it’s not actually one of the best Apple Watch models. It’s not even an Apple Watch at all.
The Garmin Venu 2 has consistently been rated higher than any recent Apple Watch, at a phenomenal (and rare) five stars in our review. Garmins can be used with any device, Apple or Android, and offers one of the best, most detailed companion apps on the market in Garmin Connect. The Venu 2 has an AMOLED screen, lasts up to 11 days in smartwatch mode, has outstanding workout credentials (especially for runners and cyclists), Garmin Pay, and space for 650 songs (or Spotify control if you prefer).
Don’t want a Garmin? Check out these US Apple Watch deals
Grab the UK Garmin Venu 2 deal here:
Still keen on an Apple Watch? Take a look at these UK Apple Watch deals instead
Although the Garmin Venu 3 is out now and is still a fantastic watch in its own right, you won’t see anywhere near the sort of discounts as you might on the older Garmin Venu 2. The deals above, in my opinion, make the Venu 2 better value than the newer Venu 3.