Black Friday deals: Fitness, home health and home tech

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Save on one of our favourite rowing machines

Hydrow Wave being tested by Harry Bullmore for LIve Science

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The Hydrow Wave offers a similar premium performance to the original Hydrow Rower but it comes in a smaller, more affordable package. It’s now cheaper than ever too, with the brand slashing the price by more than $100 on its website. 

When we tested the Wave back in September, we liked its lightweight design and the fact it’s $1,000 cheaper than the original Hydrow rower, making it more accessible to a wider range of people. In fact, we liked it so much, it features in our guide to the best rowing machines as the “most suitable for beginners”. If the Hydrow doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are plenty of other rowing machines on sale this Black Friday. But don’t delay as stocks won’t last forever.

This Theragun deal saves you $100 on a top massage gun

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Say goodbye to stubborn knots and achy muscles. Once armed with one of the best massage guns, like the Theragun Prime, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without these super sonic post-workout recovery devices. 

Right now you can save yourself an impressive $101 at Best Buy thanks to the incredible 30% Black Friday discount which has just dropped. This brilliant piece of tech is equipped with QuietForce technology for low sound and delivers up to 30lbs of force to help release tightness and warm up muscles. All this for $198.99? We’re sold.

Grab this great resistance band deal from Target

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Take your workouts to new heights with 35% off this handy resistance band set from Target (opens in new tab). For $25.99, you can add some extra resistance to your at-home gym sessions with five exercise bands that come with varying levels of resistance, a door anchor and two cushioned handles. This means you can adapt them for different exercises. 

Discover even more of the best resistance bands on sale now.

Save on the latest Fitbit Versa

Fitbit Versa 4 being tested by Live Science contributor Andrew Williams

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Save a bundle on one of the best fitness trackers this Black Friday. We like the Versa 4 for its multi-day battery life, nicely animated interface and distinctive design. The Fitbit Versa 4 launched in September 2022 alongside the Fitbit Sense 2 and two years after the Fitbit Versa 3. Our reviewer concluded the side button is the one obvious positive design change of the Fitbit Versa 4 as Fitbit’s last-generation watch used a touch panel. A classic clicky button is an improvement. 

Read the full Fitbit Versa 4 review or have a look at the best fitbits to see how it ranked against the others we’ve tested.

One of our top-rated toothbrushes is $80 cheaper

Oral B IO Series 9

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Save $80 on a top-rated electric toothbrush from one of the biggest oral hygiene brands worldwide. You can enjoy a superior clean with the Oral-B iO Series 9 thanks to its seven brushing modes, built-in timer, two-week battery life, and a two-year warranty. It also comes with a pressure sensor to improve your brushing. 

If you aren’t sure whether or not to invest, take a look at our Oral-B iO9 review and see why we rate it as one of the best electric toothbrushes on the market. Or, if you’re looking for a different model, we’ve rounded up the best Oral-B electric toothbrush deals around.

Save $130 on these adjustable dumbbells

NordicTrack 50 Lb iSelect Adjustable Dumbbells

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These NordicTrack 50 lb iSelect adjustable dumbbells work with Alexa to give you a next-level full body strength workout. A sleeker, squarer version of the Select-a-Weight adjustable dumbbells that we tested and loved, these dumbbells adjust from 5-50lbs in 5lb increments with a motorized weight selector that responds to vocal prompts for hands-free adjustment. 

An adjustment knob enables easy manual adjustment, making going up or down a weight even easier. If these aren’t the right adjustable dumbbells for you, have a look at our guide to the best adjustable dumbbells for more options.

Great deals on Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods Max

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Apple’s popular AirPods range is discounted at Best Buy, with as much as 23% shaved off in the case of the second-generation AirPods (opens in new tab). The headline deal, however, is for the AirPods Max. Apple’s (excellent) over-ear headphones launched at $549.99, but Best Buy is offering them for $449.99.

Better yet, all AirPods, including the latest AirPods Pro (opens in new tab), come with four months of Apple Music (worth $10 per month) and three months of Apple TV+ for bingeing content including the latest Christmas movie Spirited.

The best massage gun deal we’ve seen so far

man using a massage gun to relieve pain in his shoulders

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With $194.42 (75%) off, you won’t find a better massage gun deal this Black Friday. This cordless massage gun is equipped with a USB charging cable and 15 replaceable massage heads. This helps users relax all parts of the body, including back, neck, arms and legs. Seven speed levels, which range from low, medium and high, bring different intensity massage experiences. This handheld percussion massage gun has an ergonomic silicone handle design that can effectively prevent slipping, making it easy to grasp. Or, if this isn’t the right one for you, have a look at our guide to the best massage guns.

The Coway Airmega AP-1512HH has hit its lowest price yet in 2022

Coway airmega air purifier for black friday

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Save 42% on one of the best air purifiers, the Coway Airmega AP-1512HH. It’s currently the cheapest price we’ve seen it all year.

This appliance features a four stage filtration system, consisting of a pre-filter, deodorization filter, true HEPA filter and vital ion, to capture up to 99.99% of 0.01-micron particles. It also has a built-in timer feature. Read our full Coway Airmega AP-1512HH review or have a look at more air purifiers on sale this Black Friday.

Save $60 on the Withings ScanWatch

Withings ScanWatch

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This hybrid smartwatch (a wrist-worn tracker that looks like a traditional watch) can last almost three weeks between charges. It’s a great alternative to the Fitbit Versa 3 (opens in new tab), with many of the same health and fitness-tracking features, like sleep monitoring, heart rate, and workout recording. Plus, it comes with an ECG to monitor your heart rhythms like the Apple Watch. We ranked it as one of the best fitness trackers and you can save $60 right now with this rare discount.  

Save $300 Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+

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Amazon has dropped the price of Samsung tablets as part of its Black Friday sale, and the biggest saving is reserved for the biggest tablet. This Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ has had $300 knocked off the price of the 512GB version, and includes an S-Pen stylus and Samsung’s clever DeX functionality that can turn it into a PC when connected to a monitor. It’s one of the best tablets for students, too.

UP TO 33% OFF RUNNING HEADPHONES

Jabra Elite 4 Active

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Listening to music while running is a great motivator and Black Friday has seen running headphone deals galore. We’ve curated three of our favourites here, but if you prefer another model in our best running headphones round-up, chances are it will be discounted too.   

PRICE DROP! 50% OFF ORAL-B GENIUS X

Man uses Oral-B Genius X electric toothbrush

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Earlier this week, the Oral-B Genius X (our favourite electric toothbrush no less) was down to $136. Well done to those who waited because the price has dropped further to $99.99. A fantastic offer on a very smart toothbrush, which tracks how you brush your teeth and suggests ways to improve.

30% OFF FITBIT INSPIRE 3

Woman wearing Fitbit Inspire 3

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Black Friday has surprised and delighted us with reductions on fitness trackers released this year, rather than old stock from 2021, and we think this deal on the  entry-level Fitbit stands out. Fitbit is great at tracking your activity levels and gently encouraging you to fit in more where you can. If you pay more for the likes of the Sense 2 or Versa 4 you get high-end sensors, but those aren’t always that useful and the level of detail can become overwhelming. Getting the fundamental features, which will probably do the most to help you improve your health, for just $70 is hard to resist.

UP TO 50% OFF PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS

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Black Friday is a great time to stock up on protein powder, with brands reducing their supplements by more than a quarter, and often up to a half. We’ve been combing through the Black Friday protein powder sales for the best deals on protein supplements for muscle building, weight loss and for vegans. Here’s a pick from each type.

Get 74% off this massage gun from DACORM

Dacorm massage gun on sale for Black Friday

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Looking for a cheaper alternative to the Theragun (currently on discount (opens in new tab) for Black Friday)? You can save an incredible $184.40 (74%) on the DACORM percussion massage gun. It comes with a whopping seven different speed levels and 12 different massage heads, so you can relieve knots in your back, neck, arms and legs. The noise level measures less than 40dB, so you don’t have to worry about making a noise in the office or at home either. 

Save on adjustable dumbbells

Bowflex SelectTech 552 adjustable dumbbells being tested by Live Science contributor Harry Bullmore

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Snap up some of the best adjustable dumbbells on sale (opens in new tab) this Black Friday, with stocks still available on top brands like Bowflex and JaxJox, and hundreds of dollars of savings to be had. 

Save 64% on the Garmin Forerunner 735XT

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  • Garmin Forerunner 735XT: Was $349.99, Now $126.21 (opens in new tab) 

We’ve seen a number of incredible Garmin deals (opens in new tab) in the Black Friday sales so far, but the best discount goes to the Garmin Forerunner 735XT. Right now, you can save an incredible 64% on this multisport GPS smartwatch, saving you a massive $223.78. To find such a premium product for under $130 is a real steal, especially because the Forerunner 735XT offers a host of different sports and up to 14 hours battery life in GPS mode, making this a great option for endurance athletes.

OUR FAVOURITE PELOTON ALTERNATIVE IS $250 CHEAPER

Echelon Connect EX3 Black Friday deal at Live Science

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If you don’t fancy forking out over $1000 for the original Peloton (currently reduced by $600 for Black Friday (opens in new tab)), our favorite Peloton alternative, the Echelon Connect EX3, is reduced by $250 on Amazon — saving you 31%. This is the cheapest we’ve seen the Echelon so far, and it’s one of the best exercise bikes we’ve tested. Thirty two levels of silent magnetic resistance let you vary your workout intensity and there is a handlebar mounted 180-degree rotating console that lets you incorporate off-bike exercises into your routine. The 6” lever makes it easy to adjust the seat position to work for you too.

GET $50 OFF THE IPAD AIR M1

iPad Air M1 applications

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The iPad Air with M1 is arguably the best all-around tablet in Apple’s line-up. Cheaper than the iPad Pro but still packing a powerful M1 chip, it also supports the Apple Pencil (Second Generation) and the Magic Keyboard for a more laptop-like experience.

For more, be sure to check out our Black Friday iPad buying guide, and read our full iPad Air M1 review.

SAVE $80 ON SAMSUNG GALAXY BUDS LIVE

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 in case with lid open charging

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Save $80 on these top of the range Samsung Galaxy buds in blue this Black Friday weekend. Some of the best running headphones are currently reduced by over 50%. Offering improved bass and an open fit, your playlists will sound more like live music than ever before. When you need to block out background noise for a phone call or important task, initiate “Active Noise Cancellation” with one touch. If these Galaxy buds aren’t for you, there are plenty more running headphones deals to be had across this weekend. 

Save 38% on Fit Simplify Resistance Bands x5

Fit Simplify resistance loop exercise bands

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If you’re searching for the best resistance bands as an alternative to dumbbells, these budget-friendly bands from Fit Simplifier can help to make your workouts more challenging. The short loops are perfect for arm and glute movements and the five different tension ranges are great for the whole family, or to use for different workout moves. The bands are clearly marked with which tension they are, so you’ll never exercise with the wrong one. 

SAVE ON SUPPLEMENTS

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If supplements form a part of your daily routine, you could save money by stocking up over Black Friday. As part of our sales coverage, we’ve scoured the best Black Friday supplement sales to find you the best deals and while we’re not saying you’ll overindulge on Turkey day, we will leave these deals on supplements for gut health here just in case. 

25% off Gaiam Yoga Products

Gaiam Yoga Mats

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Gaiam makes a bunch of products, including posture correctors and stability balls, but really its best known for yoga mats. They’re relatively cheap (you can find plenty of options on the site for under $40) but this 25% discount sweetens the deal. We particularly like this sustainable cork design (opens in new tab), which features a mandala print. A perfect Christmas gift for any yogis in your life. 

Save $200 on the MacBook Air M1

Macbook Air M1

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The easiest way to get into the macOS ecosystem, this compact, yet powerful, MacBook Air packs an Apple M1 chip which means it’s capable of all-day battery life without sacrificing performance. It’s one of the best laptops for students in 2022, and this lower price point doesn’t hurt, with a saving of $200. Read our full review for more, and check out the full MacBook range with our student-focused buying guide

Lowest ever price on the iPad (ninth gen)

Apple iPad (Ninth gen)

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Apple’s cheapest tablet has become even cheaper thanks to Best Buy’s Black Friday deal. It offers a classic design with a home button, so is ideal for relative newcomers, and still offers great performance despite the tenth generation being out now. For more, be sure to read our full review, as well as our Black Friday iPad buying guide

$1300 off the Bowflex T10

Bowflex T10

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This is definitely one of the pricier deals that we’re going to highlight this Black Friday – but in our experience (and we have spent a lot of time testing out the best treadmills (opens in new tab)) you need to invest well over $1000 if you want a serious running machine. The price of this well-regarded Bowlex treadmill has been knocked down by $1300, which is a very respectable saving. It has a 3.0 HP motor, which means that it should feel like a fairly smooth ride and the machine will last you a long time, too (it comes with a five year warranty). Speeds can be cranked up to 12MPH and it even offers an incline of 15%. 

$120 OFF APPLE WATCH SERIES 7

Apple watch series 7

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You expect a discount on the previous generation of Apple Watch every Black Friday, but this $120 discount is bigger than we expected. The hardware upgrades to the latest Series 8 are restricted to a new skin-temperature sensor, improved gyroscope and upgraded accelerometer which can detect a car crash and alert contacts and emergency services. The most welcome improvements, however, came in the new WatchOS 9 software, which the Series 7 also got. Among many welcome developments, it made the Apple Watch a far better running watch.

50% OFF THE BEST PROTEIN POWDER WITH CODE DEAL

MyProtein impact whey protein powder

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Protein powder brands often hold sales, so it takes something special to grab our attention. Myprotein taking 50% off everything with the code DEAL is plenty special, so take advantage and stock up until next fall. We recommend Myprotein’s Impact Whey Isolate, the best protein powder on a budget in our selection of the best protein powders.

PELOTON’S BIKE DEAL BEATS AMAZON’S HANDS DOWN

Man rides Peloton Bike

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Both Amazon and Peloton have reduced the price of the original Peloton Bike, but smart shoppers will choose the deal from Peloton. While the listed price of $1,145 is the same, the Peloton offer comes with Peloton shoes so you can clip in, light dumbbells, a mat for the machine, a workout mat for you and a Camelbak water bottle. It’s much better value and as you’ll find in our Peloton Bike review, the service really is good enough to justify the spend. Peloton has also reduced the price of packages for the second-generation Bike+ and Peloton Tread treadmill. Browse the Peloton Black Friday sale (opens in new tab) to see all the reductions, or consider cheaper bikes included in our Black Friday exercise bike deals round-up.

FITBIT CHARGE 5 NOW UNDER $100

Fitbit Charge 5

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One of our favourite models, the Fitbit Charge 5, is currently 33% off at Amazon — saving you a tidy $50. It features a built-in GPS tracker, stress management tools, and sleep tracking. Choose from black, white and steel blue. Read our full review of the Fitbit Charge 5 (opens in new tab) and see how it fared against the rest of the best fitness trackers we rated.  

TOP DEALS ON ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES FROM PHILIPS AND ORAL-B

Black Friday electric toothbrush deals at Live Science

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Save up to $150 on the best electric toothbrushes (opens in new tab) from brands like Philips and Oral-B. 

$500 OFF BOWFLEX TREADMILL

woman using the Bowflex 10 treadmill

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Save a fantastic $500 on this top of the range Bowflex Treadmill at Best Buy (opens in new tab). Featuring powerful performance, and streaming entertainment from the 10” console, you’ll have access to daily custom workouts personalized to your unique capabilities and immersive environments from around the globe with the included one-year free JRNY membership (worth $149). 

A -5% to 15% motorized decline/incline with extended handlebar grips for high incline work out gives you a wider range of options than most home treadmills. The running belt is 22 inches wide by 60 inches long. Go up to 12mph as you hike, run, or sprint through 200+ scenic destinations around the planet with your free JRNY membership. 

$50 OFF THERAGUN MINI

Theragun mini massage gun

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  • Theragun Mini Handheld Electric Massage Gun: Was $199 Now $149 (opens in new tab)

Save $50 on the powerful but compact Theragun Mini (opens in new tab). It’s small enough to fit into most bags or purses, making it an ideal massage gun for on-the-go treatment or travel. The Mini comes with three speeds (with a maximum of 2400 PPM), but just one head attachment — the ball attachment.  We found it effortless to use, sturdy, and an investment that will give you years of great service. Overall, it’s one of the best massage guns (opens in new tab) we’ve tried.

$100 OFF BEATS EARBUDS

The Beats Powerbeats Pro headphones

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  • Beats PowerBeats Pro: Was $249.95 Now $149.95 (opens in new tab)

If you’re looking for a pair of the best running headphones (opens in new tab) that stay snuggly in your ears, even during the most demanding sessions, we love the Beats PowerBeats Pro (opens in new tab). Ear hooks provide a comfortable and secure fit, and the buttons on the earbuds are easier to use than touch controls while exercising. They offer nine hours of battery life on a single charge, making them ideal for endurance athletes or marathon runners-in-the-making.

44% OFF A HEPA AIR PURIFIER

Instant air purifier on a Black Friday deal

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Instant may be mostly known for its best-selling Instant Pots, but this home tech brand has much more to offer. With this amazing Black Friday deal, you can get a whopping 44% off its HEPA Quiet Air Purifier. Equipped with a highly efficient HEPA-13 filter and Plasma Ion Technology, this machine is a force to be reckoned with. 

Instant HEPA Quiet Air Purifier can filter up to 1,940 square feet per hour and scores a massive 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

30% OFF ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE HUMIDIFIERS

Elechomes HTJ-2119 cool mist humidifier review: image shows Elechomes HTJ-2119 cool mist humidifier front view

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Save a tidy 30% on one of our favorite Elechomes humidifiers. It’s good for medium-sized rooms, comes with a remote control, and lasts for up to 38 hours. The large LED Touch Display and child lock make this high tech humidifier perfect for families, and with whisper-quiet running it’s suitable for any room, even a bedroom or nursery. Read our full Elechomes HTJ-2119 Ultrasonic Humidifier review (opens in new tab) for our full round-up.

Best air purifier deals at Live Science for Black Friday

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SAVE UP TO $100 ON AIR PURIFIERS

Some of the best air purifiers (opens in new tab) we’ve tested are now on sale for Black Friday, with great savings to be found across some of the biggest retailers as they try to outdo one another with deals. Keep an eye out for air purifiers on sale and get cleaner indoor air for a fraction of the price.

$200 OFF BOWFLEX ADJUSTABLE DUMBBELLS

Bowflex SelectTech 552 adjustable dumbbells being tested by Live Science contributor Harry Bullmore

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  • Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells:  Was $549 Now $349 (opens in new tab)

If you are looking to spruce up your home gym, you can’t miss this great Black Friday deal. The Bowflex SelectTech 552 (opens in new tab) adjustable dumbbells, one of the best portable weight sets we have ever tested, are now 36% cheaper on Amazon (opens in new tab). Providing the equivalent of 15 pairs of free weights ranging from 5 to 52.5lb pounds, these adjustable dumbbells can guarantee a great full body workout — all while taking up the same floorspace as a shoebox. Not to mention that the Bowflex SelectTech 552 set is sturdy, secure and comfortable to use. 

UNEXPECTED $50 OFF LATEST APPLE WATCH

Apple Watch Series 8

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  • Apple Watch Series 8: Was $399.00 Now $349 (opens in new tab)

Released in September, the Apple Watch Series 8 (opens in new tab) has received a $50 discount in the Black Friday sales. We’d say it’s the best fitness tracker (opens in new tab)you can buy right now. It’s excellent for general health tracking, allowing you to check on your blood oxygen levels and conduct an ECG for insights into heart health. Stepping up from the previous Apple Watch Series 7, it also has improved motion sensors (a brilliant safety feature) and temperature tracking means you can accurately predict things like your menstrual cycle. 

45% OFF THIS FOLDING TREADMILL

Costway 2.25HP Folding Treadmill

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  • Costway 2.25HP Folding Treadmill | Was $799.99, Now $436.99 at Target (opens in new tab)

Save a whopping $363.00 (45%) this Black Friday weekend on the Costway Folding Treadmill, down to just $436.99 at Target. (opens in new tab)This already affordable Costway folding treadmill gives you the opportunity to build up your cardio fitness in the comfort of your own home. 

Compact and easy to fold away, it’s great for small apartments where every inch of space counts.  It is made from high quality steel and is suitable for someone weighing up to 250lbs. The 2.25 horsepower motor delivers power for interval, speed, or endurance training. Whether you walk or run, don’t worry about bothering your downstairs neighbors, it offers a quiet training experience even at its highest speed of 7.5MPH. The Costway Folding treadmill features four silicone pads, which can reduce noise and vibration through your floor.

The treadmill features a 5″ blu-ray LCD display which shows time, distance, calories burned, speed, pulse and incline. The 17″ X 47″ rubber running belt provides a comfortable and stable workout experience and 3 levels of incline to increase the difficulty of your workout. 12 built-in programs are available to add variety to your running experience and keep you entertained while you run.

Juxjox adjustable dumbbells tested by Live Science contributor Harry Bullmore

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MORE THAN HALF OFF THESE ADJUSTABLE DUMBBELLS

This is the cheapest we have ever seen these adjustable dumbbells from Jaxjox, which happen top our guide to the best adjustable dumbbells (opens in new tab). Sleek and sturdy, you can choose from eight different weight options with the click of a button (8lb-50lb) and be reassured that they feel solid and secure. At an incredible $300 off for Black Friday, this is a great time to invest in a pair for your home gym.  

UP TO $500 OFF INDOOR ROWING MACHINES

Ergatta Rower being tested by Live Science writer

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If you’ve been looking for a compact home rowing machine, there are some great deals on right now at Best Buy. Some of our favourite models from top fitness equipment brands, including Hydrow, NordicTrack and Ergatta, have hundreds of dollars knocked off for Black Friday.  

64% OFF GARMIN FORERUNNER 735XT

Garmin Forerunner 735XT deal for Black Friday

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Let’s start with one of the best Garmin deals (opens in new tab) we’ve seen so far in the Black Friday sales. The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is reduced by a massive 64% at Amazon, saving you over $220. This is a fantastic GPS running watch with multisport features, making it ideal for those who also enjoy cycling and swimming. It’s got an ultra-long battery life, with at least five days’ continuous use. This means you can take advantage of its fitness tracking capabilities, as well as sleep tracking information.

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