Best Garmin Running Watches of 2021

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

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Garmin Forerunner 35
Garmin Forerunner 45
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct Rugged


Running is a terrific form of exercise for two reasons. The first reason: running confers a whole host of health and fitness benefits – such as a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and many different cancers. The second reason: it’s probably the most inexpensive form of exercise we can do; if you’ve got a pair of trainers, tights and a tee and a stretch of open road you’re good to go.

For the puritanical practitioner who enjoys running for the exercise and feel-good factor, the basics will more than suffice to satisfy their running requirements.

However, for those who like to get a bit scientific in their training, or those who perhaps harbour a predilection for statistics and analytics, you can add a technological element to your run sessions.

The contemporary running watch is a super-advanced technological training tool that could open up a new dimension to your run sessions. It’s no exaggeration to say that they are like running with a scientific laboratory strapped to your writs (a scientific laboratory of the 1960s).