It’s Garmin’s birthday this weekend, and through September 18, you get to give yourself the gift of an anniversary sale. Not only have we combed through the sale to find deals on our favorite Garmin smartwatches, but we’ve also rounded up deals on wireless chargers, sound machines, and sunrise alarm clocks. After you’ve gone out for a run with your new Forerunner 945, you can keep it charged, fall asleep quickly, and wake up feeling fresh to do it all over again the next day.
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The Vivomove Sport is our favorite entry-level watch in the Garmin game. It has a ton of workout and activity tracking options, all the while measuring your heart rate, sleep, blood oxygen, and respiration. It comes in multiple colors and balances the technical features and analog watch elements on the actual face itself. You don’t have to sacrifice looks for fitness tracking capabilities. It was already fairly affordable for a Garmin, so this discount is a real win.
For the sportier among us, the Forerunner series is the way to go. You’ll get GPS connectivity, heart rate monitors, and the usual spate of health-tracking features but (infomercial voice) that’s not all! It also has incident detection (in case you fall), underwater heart rate monitoring and spectator messaging for races. If you don’t need all those features, the Forerunner 735XT is on sale for $150 ($200 off), and the Forerunner 45S is on sale for $140 ($60 off).
It’s no secret that we think the Fenix series is the cream of the crop when it comes to outdoor watches. The Solar Edition Fenix watches are even better, with solar charging that keeps the battery topped up for even longer, even in cloudy environments. We tested a newer version, but the 6X Pro will still satisfy the most hardcore athletes.
The Lily Classic Edition is a sort of Goldilocks combo of form and function. It may be small in stature, but the screen is just big enough to view notifications, and it responds well to swipes and taps. This is a great choice for folks with smaller wrists who want the activity and tracking features that come with much clunkier smartwatches.
Kids tend to copy the adults in their lives, so if yours is asking for their own smartwatch, look no further. The Vivofit Jr. 3 is a child-specific line that has a ton of fun colors, is safe to swim in, and allows you to monitor and encourage your child’s activities, from fitness to chores.
Wireless Charger Deals
There’s something sacred about where you charge your phone. Maybe it’s because our phones are almost another appendage, maybe it’s just because we crave consistency in an inconstant world. Regardless, trying to charge your phone in an unfamiliar place while traveling is burdensome, with all the errant outlets and limited space. The RapidX Modula 5 looks at this oddly existential problem and laughs. It can charge up to two phones at 10 watts each, with removable charging pods that offer more freedom. It’s a great option for folks who travel often or who just like a little more flexibility.
Got an Apple Watch, a recent iPhone, or AirPods with a wireless charging case? This is a great way to charge all three (you need an iPhone with MagSafe support). The phone floats and charges in the center, your wireless earbuds sit below at the base, and the Apple Watch sits at the back. It’s a very compact and convenient three-in-one system.
Samsung lovers, come one and come all—the Wireless Charger Trio is here for all your Galaxy Watch5, Watch4, Watch3, Active2, Active, and Samsung phones. The circular dip on the Trio is for the watches, but otherwise you can easily place your other devices on the long strip. This is perfect for families, couples, or cohabitants who all use Samsung phones.
Working with your circadian rhythm sounds simple on paper, but in practice it can be tough. Sunrise alarm clocks can help wake you up without jarring sounds ringing around the room doing it “naturally,” with light. The Homelabs Sunrise Alarm Clock is our favorite, with a sturdy build and substantial LED to gently guide your eyes open in the morning. It’s already quite cheap, so it’s a steal at this price.
Clip the coupon button on the page the see the discount at checkout. When you’re ready to drift off after a long day, the Dreamegg D11 white noise machine can help you drown out the silence. It’s marketed for babies, but its efficacy doesn’t discriminate. The sounds range from a fan or light lullabies to the busy hum of a restaurant, and the machine is tiny enough to fit in most spaces.