JB Hi-Fi lowers Garmin’s $ 499 smartwatch price from HALF to just $ 249 – and Australians take advantage of Mother’s Day
- Australian electronics store JB Hi-Fi has Garmin smartwatches on offer
- The Garmin ‘VivoActive 3’ from $ 499 AUD was first lowered to $ 299 AUD
- It’s on sale now for $ 249 AUD as part of an additional Mother’s Day promotion
- It keeps track of your heart rate, sleep quality and calories burned during exercise
- Available in white and rose gold colors, it has glowing five-star reviews online
Australian electronics store JB H-i-Fi sells a Garmin $ 499 smartwatch at half its original price for $ 249, online and in retail stores.
The ‘VivoActive 3’ watch and fitness tracker was initially lowered to $ 299, before being lowered by another $ 50 as part of an early promotion for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10.
A shopper in Darwin, in the Northern Territory, alerted bargain hunters in a Facebook group early Sunday morning after purchasing a half-price watch from a JB Hi-Fi in the north of the city.
Available in white with rose gold hardware, the tracker records your heart rate, measures the quality of your sleep, analyzes stress levels and counts calories burned during exercise, to help you lead a healthier life by better understanding your body.
You can also tap it to make contactless payments so you no longer have to jog, walk or run your wallet or phone.
The Garmin VivoActive 3, which is currently being lowered from $ 499 to $ 249 at JB Hi-Fi online and in rural stores
The smart fitness tracker, seen here with a white strap and rose gold hardware, measures the quality of your sleep, counts calories burned during exercise and can be used to make contactless payments
It is the first Garmin smartwatch to offer this convenient purchase function.
Compatible with Apple and Android phones, the watch comes with GPS and 15 sports apps that take you through challenging yoga, running, golf and cycling classes, which can be adjusted to suit your personal goals and fitness level.
It has a battery life of seven days – almost twice as long as the popular FitBit Versa – in smartwatch mode and 13 hours in GPS mode when used for maps, distance and location.
Tech Radar technology experts said the “sporty yet smart” watch offers useful tools that “compete with high-end devices” that are significantly more expensive.
Happy customers gave the watch similar rave reviews, with one woman saying that she is “still discovering new features” almost six months after receiving it as a Christmas gift.
A promotional ad shows the further $ 50 cut on the VivoActive 3 (top bar), bringing the price from $ 299 to $ 249
A receipt for the watch proving that it has been lowered to $ 249, which was posted to a Facebook group by a bargain hunter from Darwin, Northern Territory
Tens praised the long battery life and lightweight design of the watch that is comfortable to wear with any exercise.
“I recently bought this to replace a VivoActive HR and I’m glad I did. It has most of the same features, but it’s a little lighter, has a round face with a much better view, and it’s more comfortable to wear because the strap is narrower, ‘said one woman.
The belt is also easily replaceable and will appeal to both men and women. The battery life is also great. ‘
A JB Hi-Fi sales assistant at a store in Darwin, in the Northern Territory, told a customer that the half-price discount would run until Mother’s Day on May 10.
You can buy the watch by clicking here.