The best Amazon Prime Day deals for runners

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If you’ve not already heard about Amazon Prime Day – think Black Friday deals, but in July. That said, there's not much time for browsing, as most of the deals are only around for 24 hours. 

The good news is, we've been shopping so you don't have to and have found the best running deals so you can grab them before they sell out. You’ll need to be a member of Amazon Prime to access them, but you still get access to all the deals on a free membership here.

When is amazon prime day?

Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ is on Monday 16 July 2018, with the deals starting at midday, and ending 24 hours later. It’s also a good day to sign up to amazon music for those long runs, with four months of membership costing just £0.99, or if you're a podcast fan, why not try audible audiobooks, with 50% off a 12 month membership.

Garmin Forerunner 35, £104.99, amazon.co.uk 

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Save nearly 20% on this basic, beginners’ running watch with wrist-based heart rate and smart notifications, allowing you to check your texts and emails as you move. There’s no multiple modes, just running tracking, but if you’re just getting started it’s super easy to use and navigate your way around.

Related: The best running watches for beginners

Garmin Vivosport Smart Activity Tracker, £109.99, amazon.co.uk  

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You can save £40 on this Garmin activity tracker in the next 24 hours. A basic tracker, with in-built GPS, stress tracking and even fitness age estimates, this is a good choice for those beginner runners just getting started. From a running point of view, the vivosport is able to track distance, time and speed or pace during the run.

Garmin Forerunner 235, £154.99, amazon.co.uk 

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One of the most popular Garmin running watches on the market, the 235 has 16% off in the Prime Day sales. Tracking heart rate, VO2 max estimate and giving you an estimate of recovery time, the 235 is a great mid-level running watch. With the option to create and download your own customised training plans onto the watch from the Garmin app, plus a fast GPS connection time, no matter what you’re training for, or where you’re running, this will help.

Garmin Vivoactive 3, £204.99, amazon.co.uk 

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More of a day to day smartwatch, the Vivoactive 3 has built-in GPS and wrist-based heartrate. Tracking running, swimming, cycling and more, if you’re looking for a watch to do more than just run, this is a high-tech, stat-filled watch.

Related: Where to buy a cheap Garmin running watch

Garmin Fenix 5 Multisport GPS watch, £349.99, amazon.co.uk 

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With a whopping £61.33 off, now is a good time to invest in this top-of-the-range Garmin multi-sport watch. For triathletes and ultra-runners alike, the Fenix 5 can be preloaded with maps, guidance cues and activity profiles for all of your sports and adventures.

Fitbit Charge 2, £79.99, amazon.co.uk 

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Save 27% on this Fitbit activity tracker on Prime Day. The Charge 2 tracks steps, distance, calories burned in the run mode, with connected GPS to allow you to see a map of your run once you’ve finished. There’s guided breathing sessions, the option to have smart notifications and sleep tracking should you want it. A good all-rounder, although it lacks the number of gadgets found on more serious running watches.

Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch, £99.99, amazon.co.uk

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Save £50 on the Fitbit Blaze in the Prime Day sale. A more advanced activity tracker, you can track steps, distance and calories burned, as well as using the running, cardio, cross-training and cycling mode for all your activities. There’s also in-built workouts to try if you’re unsure where to get started. Again, this is more of a fitness tracker than a running watch, but if running is only a small part of your fitness routine, it’s a good choice.

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder, £29.99, amazon.co.uk 

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Protein powder isn’t essential for runners, but if it is your cup of, well, protein, this is a great saving of more than 20%. Each serving contains 24g of protein and 1g of fat to help your muscles recover from hard runs.

Related: The definitive guide to protein powders and how to consume them as runners 

Related: The best protein products for runners