Amazon Prime Day is the ideal time to pick up a new GPS watch, and you don't have to splash out on a top-tier model. Lots of good quality budget-friendly watches have received a price cut too, making them more affordable than ever, and we've rounded up the very best options here.
All of these watches have their own built-in GPS modules, which means they can track your route on hikes, runs, and bike rides without the need to piggyback on your phone. The result? More accurate maps and distance calculations, and the option to leave your handset at home when you head outdoors for a workout.
There are other GPS watches in the Prime Day sale, and some might be cheaper than the ones listed here, but I've stuck with reputable brands that I know you can trust. As the former fitness editor on Advnture's sister site TechRadar I tested a lot of sports watches, and can personally verify that all of these are good quality and will serve you well for years to come.
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Amazfit GTS 2 Mini:
$99.99 $74.99 at Amazon
Save $25 The GTS 2 Mini is an excellent little sports-oriented smartwatch, and despite its remarkably cheap price, it's very well designed and made. Amazfit has explained to me before that it keeps costs down by building its own components rather than buying them in, which is why the GTS 2 Mini can be yours for so little.
Fitbit Charge 5:
$149.95 $109.95 at Amazon
Save $40 The Charge 5 is one of the few Fitbit devices that has its own GPS module rather than piggybacking on your phone. It also has a stunning OLED screen, a slim build, and comes with six months of Fitbit Premium free. This Prime Day deal is its lowest ever price at Amazon.
Garmin Venu Sq (renewed):
$199.99 $109.99 at Amazon
Save $90 Opting for a renewed Garmin watch is a great way to save extra cash ahead of Prime Day, and this Venu Sq is a great example. It's pre-owned, but has been tested and inspected, and is covered by a 90-day guarantee. Stock is now limited, so move fast!
Amazfit GTR 2:
$179.99 $125.99 at Amazon
Save $54 Amazfit's watches might be cheap, but having tested an armful of them, I can confidently say that they're very well designed and built. The GTR 2 is even more affordable than usual for Amazon Prime Day, and has returned to its all-time lowest price.
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Amazfit GTS 2 Mini:
£79 £55.30 at Amazon
Save £23.70 The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini is an excellent little sports watch that uses both GPS and GLONASS satellite positioning to accurately identify your location, and track your route and pace. It's good looking too thanks to its AMOLED face, and one of the cheapest GPS watches from a reputable brand this Prime Day.
Fitbit Charge 5:
£169.99 £94.05 at Amazon
Save £75.94 The Fitbit Charge 5 packs a whole lot of features into a very small space, including a GPS module and the same stress-monitoring tech you'll find in the larger and more expensive Fitbit Sense. It's never been below £100 at Amazon before.
Garmin Forerunner 55:
£179.99 £119.99 at Amazon
Save £60 The Forerunner 55 is Garmin's latest entry-level running watch, launched just last year, so it's great to see it so heavily discounted for Prime Day 2022. This watch will also suit intermediate runners well, and I was seriously impressed when I reviewed it for Advnture's sister site TechRadar.
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Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 13 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better).