The deals on the Garmin Forerunner 245 have not disappointed – you can get it for under £170 on Amazon UK (opens in new tab) – but if you’d rather invest in the latest version of the watch Wiggle has surprised us by reducing it by £51 on Cyber Monday.
It’s one of the best Cyber Monday Garmin deals and brings the Forerunner 255 Music under £300 for the first time (that we’ve seen, anyway). It costs £298.99 in the sale (opens in new tab), and the non-music version of the Forerunner 255 has also been reduced by £51. It now costs £248.99 (opens in new tab) and is available in two sizes – the standard Forerunner 255 and smaller 255S, which suits thinner wrists better but offers a little less battery life.
Even with the discounts the Forerunner 255 is a fair bit more expensive than the Forerunner 245 in the sales, so it’s worth looking at the new features on the 255 to see if they excite you enough to pay the extra.
One key upgrade is that the Forerunner 255 is a full multisport watch with a triathlon mode, whereas the Forerunner 245 is more of a running watch. The 255 also offers Garmin’s dual-band GPS chipset, which improves the accuracy of its tracking during outdoor activities, and it also has heart rate variability tracking that can give you an insight into the state of your body each morning.
The Forerunner 255 also tracks running power from the wrist, and has other minor upgrades like Garmin’s morning report feature. It’s also worth noting the Forerunner 255 will be in line to receive future software upgrades in the next year or so at least, whereas the Forerunner 245 is unlikely to get any new features at this point.
If you want more details on the differences between the two watches check out our Garmin Forerunner 245 vs Garmin Forerunner 255 feature, but overall we’d tentatively suggest the Forerunner 255 is well-worth the upgrade for triathletes, but runners will find better value in the Forerunner 245.