The Garmin Forerunner 255 Is Back To Black Friday Prices

Woman running on track wearing Garmin Forerunner 255
(Image credit: Garmin)

Perhaps you’re planning to get your Christmas shopping out of the way this weekend and have a running watch on your list. Or perhaps you’ve been thinking of asking for the Garmin Forerunner 255, but are hesitant because of how much it costs. Either way, you’ll want to know about the discount at Blacks, which knocks the price down to £249.

This is as good a deal as we’ve seen on the Forerunner 255, matching the price it dropped to during the Black Friday sales, and we weren’t expecting to see a £50 discount on the watch this year since it’s a relatively recent launch.

Garmin Forerunner 255:Was £299.99Now £249 on Blacks

Garmin Forerunner 255: Was £299.99 Now £249 on Blacks

Save £50.99 The standard version of the Forerunner 255 without music storage is reduced to the lowest price it hit over Black Friday (give or take a pound) at Blacks. It has dual-band GPS and a multisport mode for triathletes, along with breadcrumb navigation and detailed training analysis which can help guide what and how much you do.

We rate the Garmin Forerunner 255 as the best sports watch available because of the features you get for the price. It is a full triathlon watch with accurate multi-band GPS tracking, extensive training analysis, breadcrumb navigation and advanced insights like heart rate variability status. 

There is a more expensive version of the Forerunner 255 with music storage, but that’s not discounted and with this reduction taken into account, you’d be paying an an extra £100 for that feature. While the music storage of the Garmin Forerunner 255 Music is useful, if you don’t need tunes on your wrist then the standard Forerunner 255 offers far better value.

If music is a key feature for you, and if you’re a pure runner rather than a triathlete, there are excellent deals available on the older Garmin Forerunner 245 Music. This doesn’t have multi-band GPS or a multisport mode, and lacks several other new features on the 255, but it covers the essentials well. 

The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is available for £169.99 from Wiggle at the moment, and you can get the non-music version for £149 at Amazon UK. If you’re not sure if upgrading to the Forerunner 255 instead is worth it, our detailed Garmin Forerunner 245 vs Forerunner 255 comparison should help you decide.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: Was £299.99Now £169.99 on Wiggle

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: Was £299.99 Now £169.99 on Wiggle

Save £130 The Forerunner 255 is a substantial upgrade for triathletes, but runners will be nearly as well served by the older Forerunner 245 and getting the music version of the watch for £170 is a fantastic deal. Along with top-notch sports tracking and music storage, the Forerunner 245 Music offers breadcrumb navigation and useful training analysis.

Nick Harris-Fry
Senior writer

Nick Harris-Fry is a journalist who has been covering health and fitness since 2015. Nick is an avid runner, covering 70-110km a week, which gives him ample opportunity to test a wide range of running shoes and running gear. He is also the chief tester for fitness trackers and running watches, treadmills and exercise bikes, and workout headphones.