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Update: 1 December, 19:00
News: And... it's over! Although some offers have remained. I'll leave them in case the wise men have to find out about them. Thanks to all of you for sharing this week with me and, above all, for helping this page go forward. Thank you very much!

Here it is, after a hard week of combing the entire Internet it's finally Friday. I bring you the best deals on sports technology (and some other pearls). All offers come with a little tip or advice.

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Let's get down to business. Here are the best offers in Europe.

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GPS Watches - Black Friday 2018


 

Cycling - Black Friday 2018

  • Garmin Edge 1030 - The Amazon offer ended but continues on Wiggle at the same price. Here's the proof of the Edge 1030 with all the details; although I'm telling you it's by far the most complete computer.
  • Tacx Neo Smart - //Update - New price drop// The Tacx Neo is without doubt one of the best options among the intelligent rollers. It is not cheap, but its quality is well known. If you want a good roller to get through the winter cold training with Zwift, the Tacx Neo is one of the best options.
  • Favero Assioma - Favero has put on sale its pedal potentiometer. They are the ones I use. 445 euro the one that measures only one side and 695 euro the one that measures both sides (I strongly recommend the second option).

 

Other Sports Technology - Black Friday 2018

  • Garmin eTrex 30x - This is a handheld GPS navigator with cartography, perfect for all your mountain outings.
  • Polar OH1 - One of the best external optical pulse sensors available, it has memory so you can record activity without relying on anything else, or transmit data instantly to any Bluetooth compatible device. Complete test of the Polar OH1.

 

These are the offers for the moment, but remember that this is just a warm-up... Get ready because this month is going to be loaded.

Thank you for reading and above all, for collaborating with the site!

 

Expired offers

  • Garmin Vivoactive 3 - The offer of Vivoactive 3 in Italy has expired, slightly improving the purchase price in Spain.
  • Suunto Spartan Trainer WHR - For price and performance, the Spartan Trainer is always one of the main recommendations since it offers the same as the superior models but in a smaller size: navigation, multisport modes, potentiometer support, optical pulse sensor... Here's all you need to know about the magnificent Suunto Spartan Trainer.
  • Suunto Spartan Sport HR - This version has no optical sensor, but the pack includes the Suunto Smart Sensor. Compared to the Spartan Trainer, it's bigger, with a better finish and a higher-resolution screen, but in terms of functions it's the same. Two possibilities to accomplish the same task. You have all the information in the Suunto Spartan test.
  • Polar Vantage V - It's not an offer, but a 5% discount on a watch that is new to the market (and that is not going to enter into these promotions) is something... It means about 25 euros off that you can spend on more profitable things, such as the king's cake. Try it is not available yet, I'm working on it.
  • Garmin Forerunner 935 - Unlike Wiggle's offer, Retto's doesn't include the HRM-Tri or HRM-Swim sensors or the quick release kit. As a whole, Wiggle's offer is more competitive because the cost of the accessories separately is quite high. But if you're not going to use them and are too lazy to sell them through Wallapop, here's another option.
  • Fitbit Blaze - An activity monitor that features exercise programs offered directly on the clock screen.
  • Suunto 3 Fitness - Suunto 3 Fitness is a rather special activity monitor, offering training programs that can guide you both in maintaining and improving your fitness, and this small model of the Finnish is unique in that. You can see all the details in his test.
  • iPhone XR, XS and XS Max - I haven't seen any notable offers on the new iPhones this Black Friday... until I've come across this one. There are discounts of up to 38% on some of the new models
  • Fitbit Ionic - The Ionic is Fitbit's intelligent watch with GPS, applications, music playback capabilities and above all a very good quality display. It is more of a "sport" watch than a "running" watch. You got the details on the test.
  • Sony Alpha 7 II + 28-70 - It's one of the best mirrorless camera options you can find, with a full frame sensor, and it includes the 28-70 lens. In my case it has fallen, so the next pictures you see in the tests you know what they will be made with.
  • Apple Watch Series 3 - The penultimate model of the Apple Watch, with a very low price (222 ?).
  • App ithlete - The ithlete application for measuring pulse variability (and predicting your recovery state so you know when to give your training more cane) is free today, for Android and for iOSAll you need is a Bluetooth pulse sensor.
  • Sony WH1000XM2 Headset - I bought these headphones about a month and a half ago. And it was almost 300... A discount.
  • GoPro Hero7 Silver - Good discount on the GoPro Hero7 Silver.
  • 30% at Nike - 30% in additional products already discounted with the code CLEAR30.
  • Lenovo Laptop - The Dell is another interesting offer. A modern and competent processor and Full HD screen. It doesn't meet my standards in terms of hard disk (no SSD) and memory (only 4GB). But the disk can be replaced and the memory expanded; the screen and processor can't. So we put this SSD in And there's a laptop left over, at the expense of expanding RAM memory if your use requires it. And all for less than 400 euros in the final price and you have a 1TB disk left over that you can use as an external disk.
  • Garmin Fenix 5Reduced to 329The lowest price ever, better choice than the slightly cheaper one in Germany, probably what many of you are waiting for... And here's your proof.
  • Garmin Fenix 5S - Your doll is not adapted to the size of the Fenix 5? Well, you have the Fenix 5S at the same price for more discreet dolls. Performance is virtually the same.
  • Garmin Forerunner 735XT – // Now 199 It is the basic Garmin model for triathlon but it meets the requirements of almost everyone. The only thing I can miss is the absence of barometric altimeter, otherwise it is a great option for both training and competition. You can see all the details in the FR735XT test.
  • Garmin Vivoactive 3 - This is a very capable watch for both runners and sportsmen in general. Don't be afraid that it is not a Forerunner watch, it is perfectly suited to accompany you in training for any type of competition and even for marathons. You can see all the details in his test.
  • Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music – //Cyber Monday Offer with Skull Candy Headset// And the version with music playback also reduced in Italy (thanks Manu). The proof is the same.
  • Garmin Forerunner 35 - A simple watch for those who do not want complications, including optical pulse sensor. It repeats its minimum price of last year. You have the complete proof at this link.
  • Garmin Forerunner 235 -Updated- It has already dropped in price //. Amazon has it as an offer, but I would be patient with this model... And if it doesn't drop in price I would opt for the Vivoactive 3. Except for the guided training options the Vivoactive 3 is a better option and is at the same price. Still... I'll put it to you, it will be by options. Here are all the details of FR235 (if you don't already know him, which I doubt).
  • Polar M600 - The M600 is, without a doubt, one of the best smart watches for sports today. The mix of Android Wear in its latest version with the Polar universe is a winning horse, although it is obviously not going to be the best option if you are looking for autonomy. Here you can see all the details of the Polar M600.
  • Polar M200 - For less than 80 euritos the M200 is a very competent watch, with a good quality optical sensor and all the customization possibilities of the rest of the range. If the low resolution of the screen is not a condition, it is a fantastic model for beginners and not so beginners. You can read the full test here.
  • Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR - Like the previous Spartan Sport, but including the optical pulse sensor. And the proof is also the same.
  • Suunto Spartan Ultra - Although Suunto 9 has arrived to replace it, the Spartan Ultra is still a perfectly modern model. Extended range, barometric altimeter, sapphire crystal and Suunto's good construction for £335.90 including the Suunto Smart Sensor. It's never been so cheap. Here's the complete test.
  • Suunto Spartan Sport HR - If you want something with a more contained size the Spartan Sport has the same features, but a little less autonomy and lacks barometric altimeter and sapphire crystal. Otherwise the software is identical. In fact, the evidence is the same.
  • Suunto Ambit 3 Peak HR - A classic. A super-reliable watch with extended range, altimeter, and proof against any adventure in the mountains. Another one that is at a minimum price. You can see all the details in their corresponding test.
  • Amazfit Stratos - Direct from Spain, with guarantee and in 24 hours in your house avoiding fighting with Chinese sellers. Amazfit is on the right track, although as you'll see on the test there are things they're still not into with the best of us.
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 Frontier - If you're more into the smart part of sports performance, the Samsung watch may be an option. It's not the kind of product I usually deal with because it puts sports more in the background, which doesn't mean it's bad in that respect. There are simply more specific ones that will do it better.
  • Garmin Edge 820 - One time offer for 219 euros (and the pack with sensors for 279 euros). If you want advanced navigation features the Edge 820 is the option to choose, if not with the previous Edge 520 you will have more than enough. You can see their differences in the 820 test.
  • Polar M460 HR - The Polar M460 is a simple, small size cycle computer but it offers the basics for any rider. And it even goes further because it also allows the use of potentiometers (not all do in this price range), has specific power metrics and is compatible with Strava segments (something the M450 didn't have). And it includes the H10 sensor, which is an advantage.
  • Garmin Vivosmart 4 - It's Garmin's new activity monitor, so new I'm still setting up the test. It includes a blood oxygen meter to calculate the Body Battery, that's its main novelty. It's not often that a product new to the market is among the offerings.
  • Garmin Vivosport - And as we are with the activity meters, here is another one that has never been seen in these offers either. The Vivosport 4 stands out for offering GPS in such a small bracelet, in addition to a full color screen. Check out the rest of the features in your test.
  • Suunto 3 Fitness - Suunto 3 Fitness is a rather special activity monitor, offering training programs that can guide you both in maintaining and improving your fitness, and this small model of the Finnish is unique in that. You can see all the details in his test.
  • Polar A370 - The Polar Activity Monitor gives access to your platform and has a screen that is a real beauty.
  • Fitbit Versa - It's like the Ionic... but without GPS and with a different look. In black you have it in Italy a little cheaper.
  • Beurer EM 49 Vector Stimulator - Perfect for relaxing those muscles after an intense workout.
  • Suunto Core - One of the quintessential mountain watches. With a barometric altimeter and compass, the Suunto Core is a reliable and very rugged watch for those who "live" in the mountains but do not need what a GPS provides.
  • Garmin Vivofit Jr 2 - Activity monitor for the youngest in the house, with straps in Disney, super heroes or Star Wars themed designs. It encourages children to keep up a high level of activity and to do daily activities that can reward them. In short, to have fun while being active.
  • Garmin sensors and accessories - There is a whole collection of sensors and accessories from Garmin at a discounted price. For pulse sensors you have the normal Premium HR in addition to the HRM-Tri (with memory for swimming). And for cycling you have speed, cadence and handlebar-mounted sensors for the watches.
  • Polar H10 - It is the latest pulse sensor from Polar and according to the manufacturer it is the most reliable one to date, it is upgradeable and has memory so you can use it independently and download the data after your training.
  • Dell Vostro 3568 - Of the ones I've been watching in Black Friday I find the most interesting laptop, even the Cyber Monday model is a bit superior since it has dedicated graphics. Enough processor, 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and full HD matte screen. A professional laptop to work with.
  • Polar M430 - One of the best pulse sensors integrated into the watch (at least until the arrival of the Vantage), the M430 is a user-friendly watch that offers a lot for the money. Suitable for asphalt runners. Testing the Polar M430.
  • Suunto 9 Baro - Boom! Just when it seemed like it was all over... the latest Suunto with a price reduction. No less than 120 euros for the latest model from the Finnish factory, with ultra-exaggerated battery life and the new Sony GPS chipset that is giving manufacturers such good results. You have all the details in the Suunto 9 test.
  • Garmin Forerunner 935 Pack Tri - The 935 is the most advanced in Garmin's triathlon range, a cousin of the Garmin Fenix 5. That means it offers all the possibilities Garmin has in its range except for the new possibilities of the Fenix 5 Plus (maps, music playback and wireless payments). This is the tri-pack that includes the HRM-Tri, HRM-Swim, quick release kit and additional black strapThe price is great, I paid for this same pack more than 600 euros when I bought the watch... I think it's one of the great offers of this Black Friday, because that's the usual price of the watch without including any other accessory. And by the way, you chose it as the best training device in 2017Here's a full analysis of the Garmin Forerunner 935.
  • Suunto Spartan Trainer HR - The little one in the family also comes under promotion. For the 150 euros it costs there is no other model that offers the same possibilities: navigation, multisport, triathlon... It has the same software as the rest of the Spartan range. I'll leave the Spartan Trainer test for you to see.
  • Garmin Varia RTL510 – //In Chain Reaction Cycles in stock// (It appears as out of stock, but you can buy it and ship it when it arrives. I have a final delivery date of November). The new Garmin radar/light is also at a reduced price (I have already bought it). It is in the UK, so you can take advantage of the weakness of the pound, it is almost half the price of what it costs in Spain. Just today I published the test of the RTL510.
  • Garmin Edge 520 - Although it's been on the market for years, Edge 520 is still one of the best options as a GPS bike computer. Unless you need extensive route navigation, it's a device that meets everyone's requirements perfectly, from the most novice to the most advanced users. It's still one of my top devices when it comes to cycling tests. Here's the complete test of the Edge 520.
  • Garmin Edge 130 - Wiggle has a couple of offers on packs of the new Edge 130. There's no proof yet - I just got it - but it's a little wonder. It's amazing how much a device this small can do. Seriously, it's a lot smaller than you might think. Wiggle has it on sale in two different packs: on the one hand with the pulse sensor and on the other hand the Mountain Bike packageThe first pack includes the Edge 130 with the standard bracket and the Garmin premium pulse sensor. The second pack does not have the pulse sensor, but instead includes an additional front bracket, silicone sleeve and Garmin Edge Remote (the remote alone is already $50 separately). You can read the initial information here.
  • Garmin Vector 3 - A potentiometer in pedal format. For me this is the most comfortable option; especially if you use more than one bike, as it allows you to switch from one to another in a couple of minutes and continue training by power. There is no need to make complex installations or difficult calibrations in each gear, it's just a matter of mounting and going out to pedal. Here's all the initial information.
  • Garmin Edge 520 Plus - The Plus version of Edge 520 offers full navigation mapping, something that is not available on the regular Edge 520. Besides this there is also some small added detail, as you can see in the opening presentationThe offer indicated above is with the sensor pack (pulse, speed and cadence) but it is also on offer the Performance Pack which in addition to the device adds a specific front bracket, silicone case and the Garmin Edge Remote, which separately is already priced at £50.
  • Fitbit Charge 2 - As an activity monitor the Charge 2 is a device that I like, especially because it has a remarkable manufacturing quality and gives access to Fitbit's platform (which I think is the best in its field). You got the details on the full test.

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    1. The 935 with Wiggle's sensors is very competitive, don't rule it out... The 5S Plus I see quite complicated that it is discounted on this Black Friday.

      1. If I found the 935 for 285 euros do you think it's worth it or can it be worth waiting for next week? No one is a guesser but I trust your intuition more than mine.. 😉

          1. No 285 euros, I'm freaking out, it's 385 euros. From Spain and with shipping included. It's still 40 euros cheaper than the normal price...

  1. I will be watching for any offers on the Polar Vantage M, I know it's very new, but recently, but not long ago the new Fitbit Charge 3 had an offer where it went down from 150 to 123, so there is some hope

  2. Eduardo, my bet for this BF is the Phoenix 5 around 300
    What do you think?
    Last year I got the 3 hr for 250 and I'm very happy with it, it's worth the change or better I hope next year the Plus will come down and I'll get one with maps.
    It's just that £600 is going out of budget

    1. Fenix 5 will be safe. I think the price will be the same as Prime Day or a little less, so it will be around 300 and a little bit less.

      In the 5 you gain in size (notably smaller), supported version of Connect IQ, training metrics... Just because of the size, I already like the Fenix 5 better (the 3 is already too big for me). As for the Plus, it's up to you. In my opinion they are too expensive, that's their only drawback. But I say that I'm not going to get much out of the maps and I don't usually listen to music while running. For someone who does several routes a week and listens to a lot of music then it might be worth it.

  3. Good morning, I've been following your website for a long time, but I've never commented.
    I don't need to change my watch, but since it's already 4 years old, the battery is showing signs of running out. I don't think I can stretch the life of the watch much further.
    That's why I have my eye on this Black Friday.

    I'm looking for a watch to wear all day, to monitor and motorize the activity, and already for running, swimming and other sports. The smartwatch function (whatsapp, notifications and so on) I've never used it in the Ambit and I don't think I'll be using it. I had my eye on the Vantage both M and V but they're very green at the moment.

    I'm following the Garmin 935 and the Phoenix 5 very closely.
    What do you recommend? Other options?

    1. Hi Jaume, it's never too late to participate 🙂

      I like the Vantage M very much and as I was reading is the one I was thinking about, but will not be present at the Black Friday but will be others the protagonists. Without having to go to 935 or Fenix 5 you have the option of the Vivoactive 3, which is a very competent watch. If you prefer to go to something higher range (recommended if you're going to do triathlon) the two you raise are good choice. Note that at the software level are equal, only differ in design, materials and weight.

      1. Thanks a lot. Really the one that tempts me the most and in which I am interested is the Vantage M, and already if I stretched the budget the V. But of course, they are still very green and what you say, I do not think they are present in the Black Friday. I will see the offers and decide.
        Thank you very much 😉

      2. Greetings from Colombia, when a device like this runs out of battery life, it is useless? it can't be replaced? I have a Fenix 5 and I dread to think that I can't replace the battery when it runs out. You can, right?

        1. Unless the battery failure is usually not a problem, we usually change the device long before the battery is too damaged. It's not like a mobile phone, you have to do much less charging cycles.

  4. Hi, Eduardo,

    Do you know if the bike.discount site will make offers for Black Friday or for the German cyber Monday?

    Thanks in advance!!!

  5. Hi, Eduardo.
    I've only recently started running and I was about to buy the heart rate monitor with decathlon gps that costs 80 euros.
    After reading your analysis of the Garmin Fr35 and seeing that it is now for £99, I had my doubts.
    Yo no busco nada especial. Prefiero la fiabilidad, que me pueda durar muchos años sin averías y que no me tenga que preocupar de actualizaciones o cosas similares. Las funciones que utilizaré son las que se puedan usar durante el entreno, puesto que cuando llegue a casa no tendré tiempo para ponerme a descargar nada ni para analizar las sesiones.
    That's why I would like to know your opinion about the Garmin Fr 35 and the Polar m200 as they are both at the same price.

    Thank you very much.

    1. With that budget, FR35 is undoubtedly the best option, but buy it now, because the offer in theory is during the day (although it will most likely come back these days).

      The M200 is not a bad choice and will also be on Black Friday, but the Garmin screen is far superior.

  6. Good morning
    Do you think the Garmin 645 and Fenix 5 will go down on Black Friday? Between those two (non-music version of the 645) which one would you take? do they go the same way on the optical pulse level?
    And for another purchase between Polar m430 and Garmin 235?
    Thank you very much, I will use your links to thank you for your great work

    1. Fenix 5 for sure, in 645 I'm not so confident although it has possibilities.

      Between Garmin and Polar it is very complicated, both have things I like and things I like less... The decision would be more oriented towards which system and platform is preferable.

  7. I'll wait to see if there are any offers for the Garmin Edge Plus 520, because the one for the Wiggle sensors is already sold out, although I'm hesitating with the mtb bundle too, I'll wait for Amazon and get it from one of your links like last year with the Fenix 3 HR

    1. Let's see if the Plus comes out again, I think I remember that when I looked this morning there was still stock (although I wouldn't put my hand in the fire either...)

  8. Eduardo un duda, estoy buscando un GPS para mi hija, tiene 12 años.

    He does athletics and is starting in the intervals and with pulse control

    What do you recommend?

    1. Well, something that is very simple and straightforward with the basic functions so you don't have to mess around with a lot of stories... in that sense I think Forerunner 35 is going to do very well

  9. Hi, I'm following the prices of the 520 plus mtb, the edge explore and the edge 820 to see which one I take, for which the 820 is very well priced but I stop the criticism that has by stops, halo, touch screen ... also has a lot of time. I would like especially to follow tracks but also like to have data training. I appreciate your opinion because this is a headache to get it right.

    1. If you are not going to do pre-set workouts or use a potentiometer, Edge Explore will clearly be the best option for your use.

    2. There's an offer for the Edge 820 that I added today. Check it out, although in my opinion for that price the Edge Explore is a better choice for what you're looking for.

  10. Hello Eduardo, first congratulations on the great work you do and your professionalism, I turn to you to see if you can help me in my next purchase, I look for a GPS watch with wrist strap that fits my needs, I tell you practical Between 3 and 5 days a week mtb bike and one or two hiking, I never do maximum competition some non-competitive mtb gear and much mtb enduro mode but always without competing, I'm not looking for a watch to train, what I prioritize the clock is that it has a good altimeter and easy software wrist strapping, I have read that for mtb is not recommended on the wrist but for mtb I have a Suunto M5 with band, bike I have a Garmin Obregon 650t so I would opt for a Garmin watch to pass tracks from one device to another and take advantage of the antenna temp.
    Greetings

    1. For the difference in price I would be better off with the Fenix 5, which is more powerful in every way (also in processor) and has support for the latest version of Connect IQ. It is the most logical choice for what you are looking for. However, for pulses I would strongly recommend an external sensor for cycling. For hiking with the optical sensor you have more than enough.

      As far as passing tracks is concerned, you design them in Garmin Connect and simply transfer them to the device of your choice. After synchronisation, they are available to you.

  11. Thank you very much!

    I follow your offer update, thanks for your work! We are all crazy looking for the perfect offer and your page helps.

    Suunto fan about to get a Fenix 5 on Amazon...

    Health

  12. Thank you very much for the info. Let's see if we can take advantage of a good offer. I wanted to change my forerunner 235 for a model with an altimeter to also do trailers. Which one do you recommend without spending too much?

    1. If you want something similar by adding the altimeter simply to have accumulated meter data and such, the Vivoactive 3 can be an option.

      But if you want to go a little further, then the Fenix 5 with navigation and more trail specific features.

      Being already in Garmin, knowing the platform, having the previous trainings and so on, I recommend you to stay in Garmin.

      1. I don't think the Vivoactive 3 has any routes to navigate, does it?
        And how about the refurbished Fenix 3 they have on Amazon for 250 ?.

        1. No, the Vivoactive 3 does not support routes.

          A refurbished Fenix 3 HR can be dangerous, as there were a few units with altimeter problems, and as far as I can see the states aren't too far behind either. But as valid, of course it is.

  13. Eduardo, I saw this morning in Amazon the Polar Vantage V by 474...and then with your links I was hesitating between the Fenix 5 and the FR935 tri pack.
    I want it especially to follow the daily activity, gym, some running or cycling and swimming, some trail running and maybe I begin to prepare triathlon, but let's go that I am not a professional athlete, but I like very much to follow the activity to try to improve a little bit every day. I am very interested in the garmin training load, I suppose that the Polar has the same but with another name.
    Thank you very much in advance, I really appreciate any advice and I really appreciate all the effort you make with this page.

    PS: if you finally recommend the Polar and add an amazon link, I will buy it through your link, of course.

    1. Francisco, first of all thank you very much for wanting to support the page.

      As for the options you raise, the tricky part is the issue of trail and triathlon. For trail I suppose you'll be interested in navigation, which for the moment won't be available on Vantage V until next year.

      The training load information of Polar and Garmin is quite similar in concept, but perhaps in the case of Polar it is better suited to normal users (i.e. all of us) with simpler explanations. Garmin offers some other information but it is not so easy to "use". Anyway you can see what Garmin offers in its test.

      For triathlon something comfortable and light to have underneath the neoprene then both FR935 and Vantage V.
      For trail Fenix 5 or FR935 (both offer the same software)

      1. By the way, I'm adding Vantage V to the list. 5% off is not much, but when we're talking about a newly released product it's something...

        In any case, to get support you just have to click on one of the links, even if that is not the product you finally buy.

  14. Buenas! Yo tambien estoy esperando a que salgan buenas ofertas para pillarme un Garmin, el tema esta en que cuanto mas leo, mas me lio jejeje. He estado viendo el Garmin Forerunner 645 Music,Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music y Garmin Fenix 5 Plus (este ultimo se me va de precio, aparte que no le sacaria rendimiento). Busco uno que sea para ir al gym, entrenamientos funcionales y sobre todo correr, y que al hacer deporte el reloj me vibre o me pite avisandome de que me pasado de las pulsaciones marcadas y me realice algun programa de intervalos en carrera con el mismo tipo de aviso que el de las pulsaciones… Una cosa que me gustaria que tuviera es el poder meterle musica ya que tengo unos cascos bluetooth y me gustaria salir a correr sin el movil. Se que a lo mejor todo es imposible tenerlo y en un caso prescindiria de la musica pero tendria que llevarme el movil (un coñazo a veces). El Garmin Forerunner 235 se que esta muy bien, lo unico que no tiene lo de la musica. ¿Podrian ayudarme?
    Thank you very much and best regards

    1. The FR645 or Vivoactive 3 Music would suit you, you should already see if the features of the Vivoactive 3 in the advanced trainings would be enough for your use. I hope to publish offers from one of these two these days, so stay tuned.

  15. Good morning, I'm looking for a watch for training and daily use. especially cycling and running. I'm in doubt between the fenix 5 and fenix 5s, since I see the first one a bit big. Is there any noticeable difference between the two?

    Thank you

    1. The only differences are the size of the watch, the resolution of the display and the range (in both cases a little less in 5S). Otherwise they offer exactly the same features.

      1. I went to see them in the shop and the truth is that they look very wide, the one I liked was the vivoactive 3 music. Although I don't know to what extent I lose many features or not

        1. The main difference is that the Fenix have more mountain specific features (specific screens for climbing, vertical speed), more configuration possibilities in general, navigation, performance metrics... There are certainly many differences in terms of the possibilities they offer. If your use is more basic the Vivoactive 3 may be worth it, but if you are going to use it all you will miss it sooner or later.

  16. Hi Eduardo, I'm looking forward to buying the Garmin FR235 this week. I just saw it in amazon at 169.99. From your experience, do you see it as a good price or better I hope and take a chance? Thank you very much.

    1. Ana, the list of offers is that of Germany at 149 euros. And from that price I doubt very much that it will go down.

      1. Sorry, I just saw it. By clicking on your link, I get 149 euros for a used one plus 20 euros for shipping, is that the offer or am I looking at it wrong?

        1. You're right! Well, you're five minutes late, because the last update was still available...

          In that case I would wait, and at the same price the Vivoactive 3 is a better option.

          1. The FR235 is now at 169 euros direct from Spain. It has been reduced by 20 euros from what it was at the beginning of the Black Friday week.

  17. Hi, Eduardo.
    I currently have an FR220 and would like to take advantage of Black Friday to replace it. I've been thinking about the 235 for a long time, but now I don't know if it's worth stretching a bit more and taking the Vivoactive 3.
    I will only use it for running. I read in the test that the Vivoactive 3 does not warn you when you go from one phase of training to another during interval training. I do not know if that can be a drawback, although it did not train that much either.
    On the other hand, the 235 may be a bit outdated now, isn't it? I don't know if it's important that it's not compatible with the latest version of Connect IQ. That's why I had also thought of the 735, but it's almost £100 more...
    As you can see, I'm a mess. All advice is appreciated. Thank you!

    1. Personally, I find the Vivoactive 3 to be a much more interesting watch, even despite the limitations in the scheduled workouts. It all depends on how much you use that option in your workouts, but otherwise it's a better made model, with a greater sense of quality and more options.

      1. Good morning.
        Al final ha caído el vivoactive 3 alemán a través de tu enlace. Me ha costado decidirme entre este y el 735 a poco más de 200€, pero espero que con el vivoactive 3 tenga suficiente.
        Greetings

  18. Hi Eduardo, I bought with your link the Fenix 5! For now very happy, but I was thinking about buying a chest strap...for a good price: Polar H10 or Garmin Hrm-tri? thanks a lot!

    1. Thank you!

      For a Fenix 5 you will certainly have more running data and heart rate recording in swimming, and it certainly offers more features than Polar.

  19. Hi, Eduardo,
    I think you have been confusing the date of your updates for 2 days, yesterday you put 20 and today 21, whoever does not follow you assiduously will think that it has been more than one day since you updated information.
    If not, excuse me.

    Greetings and congratulations on your magnificent work.

    1. I don't even know what day I live in anymore, thank you very much Javier, I'm actually one day late, I've already corrected it.

      1. That's nothing for what you do, I follow you for a long time and always buy from your links, this year the Fenix 5 and 820 have fallen.
        Last night I realized the error in the day and I thought that someone who enters for the first time or sporadically in your page would think wrongly that you were more than a day late, so seeing that today you continued with that little error ...

        Thank you for everything.
        Greetings

        1. Thank you very much for supporting the site!

          I screwed up the date the other day, and I've been dragging my feet ever since...

  20. Hi, Eduardo,

    Suunto has already published its offers on the official website... it excludes the Suunto 9 of course but it lowers all the rest of the range, even the Spartan Baro! The doubt that assails me now is if it's really worth changing my Ambit3 Peak. I've been reading and re-reading and in each version it loses autonomy: from the 200h of my Peak to the 140 of the Spartan and the 120 of the Suunto 9, maybe I win in functions... I don't know.

    Thanks for your reviews!

    1. In general the prices I am seeing on Amazon seem more interesting than those of Suunto itself. It is true that the Spartan Baro is not on Amazon, but there are many units of the reconditioned ones that can be obtained as a real bargain: https://amzn.to/2DAua8y

      The same goes for the Suunto 9, you have several units in very good condition (from my experience, practically unrecognizable from the new) that would come out at about 350-400 euros: https://amzn.to/2PKjn30

      As far as autonomy is concerned, I'm sure your Ambit3 Peak no longer gives 100%, but still... do you really need 200h? Have a look at it, hahaha

      1. Don't tell anyone but I'm trying out Polar and Garmin mid-range and I'm loving it because it's so simple!

        In the end I save the Ambit for the mountain and more than one day trips with routes and those things that I think are essential and not 😉

        I don't know which one to keep, whether the M430 or the FR235

        Thank you, Eduardo!

  21. JAJAJAJAJAJA cierto!!!

    Following your reviews: I'd go for the Spartan Sport Baro, and I have plenty of them.

    I don't dare to 2 hand on Amazon... call me a coward 😉

    Thank you for everything!

    1. If you don't like what you get, you can return it. And you have until February (because it's Christmas) to return it without questions. More than enough time to know if it has any defects.

  22. Good morning.
    Al final ha caído el vivoactive 3 alemán a través de tu enlace. Me ha costado decidirme entre este y el 735 a poco más de 200€, pero espero que con el vivoactive 3 tenga suficiente.
    Greetings

    1. Thank you, Antonio!

      These are two models that I like very much. But it is true that unless you are going to do triathlon, the Vivoactive 3 is "more up to date" and has an extra set of day-to-day features that the 735XT doesn't. Although obviously the 735XT is superior in other things (multisport, Strava segments, race metrics...).

  23. Good morning.

    First of all, thank you for your website. Your analysis is very useful when deciding what to buy. On the other hand, in case you are interested in publishing it, I have seen the Vivoactive 3 Music at a very low price on Amazon Italy. Do you think it is worth the difference in price compared to the normal Vivoactive 3?

    Greetings

    1. Indeed, Manu, it's quite low. I include it. Thank you!

      If you're going to use the music it's a great option, the pity is that at the moment it's not compatible with Spotify, although I suppose they'll end up giving you a solution

  24. Good morning, Eduardo.
    First of all, congratulations on your work
    I just bought the Suunto Spartan Sport that comes with a pulse in the wrist
    I come from a garmin 735 that has worked great for me but I wanted to take advantage of this date to buy something more complete
    I've read a lot of good and bad opinions of suunto and you always get the bad ones right.
    My question is whether or not this purchase really improved
    Thank you

    1. Migue, first of all thank you very much.

      As far as change goes, it depends on your sport. If you're a triathlete you're going to get worse because Garmin in that sense is dominant in the options he offers. It's not that Suunto is bad in that respect, but it's less complete.

      But Suunto is also better in other ways. In terms of materials there is a huge difference in favor of the Finnish one, as well as in display quality, as is the navigation function that is more comprehensive in Suunto.

      1. Thank you
        If I do Triathlon that's what I'm afraid of not working out well
        I don't like the Fenix 5 garmin on my wrist because it moves too much
        And the overpriced 935
        Can you recommend someone else?
        Thank you

        1. Right now the top of the triathlon is 935, but as you say "it has a price".

          Not that Suunto is bad, it just doesn't have the level of multisport settings and the possibility of doing, for example, a duathlon. In that sense the 735 is a more multisport focused watch.

  25. Hello again, Eduardo.
    At the end I bought two models through your links one the suunto spartan with optical pulse and the other the Fenix 5 as I told you I had a 735xt with which I was very happy but I wanted to make a leap in quality
    The most common use of the pulse meters is for crossings and some tri
    I love the aesthetics of suunto but I think garmin fits my needs better by seeing your analysis
    Please, what do I do?
    Which one did I get?
    My dick is a mess.
    Thanks for your crack job.

    1. Well, it's complicated... I like Suunto better for mountain and trail. However, for triathlon I'll take Garmin without a doubt. So it all depends on how you balance both sides...

      If you do enough triathlon I think you will end up liking the Fenix 5 more, because although I prefer Suunto for the field the Fenix 5 is not lame in that respect either.

  26. Good morning, Eduardo,

    I have acquired the Fenix 5 with the offer for 329 euros.
    I put it on my wrist and it looks too big and flashy.
    At amazon I don't exchange it for the 5S, I get a refund.
    Do you know if he'll ever be around these prices again?
    I come from a 235 and I want to replace it with one that has an altimeter and route tracking.

    Greetings and thank you.

  27. Hello. Good afternoon,
    I drop by every now and then to read your opinions on the different watches, and I get more and more confused about which one to choose, hahaha.
    I currently have a Polar M400, but it has fallen a little short of what I need, and I'm very happy with it, because since I've had it, it hasn't given me any problems, but I would like to change my watch for Christmas, but I don't know which one to choose.
    I was looking for a good watch, with good performance in terms of quality-price... and I would use it, mainly, in the Gym (Crossfit and other functional activities), outings to run 3-4 days a week, since I participate in popular races with proper preparation, and for measuring daily activity.

    Which one should I choose? Thanks in advance for the help but, above all, for the exhaustive analysis in this Blog, you do a great job.
    GREETINGS.

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