This brilliant Garmin Forerunner 55 deal is a must-see for beginner runners

Grab a Garmin bargain on Amazon Prime Day: save £60 on a new Forerunner 55

Garmin Forerunner 55 deal Amazon Prime Day
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How many wearables do runners need? I'd say, if you're a beginner runner, you only need one running watch. Not a fitness tracker or a multisport watch – a running watch, such as the brilliant Garmin Forerunner 55, which is now 33% cheaper at Amazon, only for a couple of days.

The Forerunner 55 is the best Garmin watch for beginner runners, and thanks to this Amazon Prime Day deal, it's also incredibly cheap. To help you put the price in perspective, it's now on the same level as a new Fitbit Charge 5, which is by no means as capable of a training partner as the Forerunner 55 (it's a decent fitness tracker, though).

But wait, there is more! You can also buy many of the best Garmin watches for cheaper, including the Garmin Forerunner 245 (now only £139.99, 44% off), the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro (now sells for £339.99, 48% off) and the ever-so-popular Garmin Instinct Solar (sale price £149.99, less than half price).

Garmin Forerunner 55 GPS Running Watch: was £179.99, now £119.99 at Amazon

Garmin Forerunner 55 GPS Running Watch: was £179.99, now £119.99 at Amazon
The Garmin Forerunner 55 has all the features (and more) beginners need to get better at running, including built-in GPS and an optical heart rate sensor. It also offers daily workout suggestions to help you push through your limits without having to pay for a coach.

Why should you buy the Garmin Forerunner 55 GPS Running Watch this Amazon Prime Day?

Compared to its predecessor, the Forerunner 55 significantly improved battery life; in both smartwatch and GPS mode, the Forerunner 55 lasts almost twice as long as the Forerunner 45.

The Forerunner 55 also added a load of non-performance features such as a respiration rate tracker, women's health tracking, hydration reminders, breathing timer, etc.

The watch has a Pool Swimming profile and can now track a range of swimming metrics. Outside the water, it can help you pace yourself better using the PacePro Pacing Strategies feature.

Garmin Coach offers personalised run workout suggestions based on your training history, fitness level, and recovery time. The adaptable feature is convenient for beginner runners.

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.