Savvy savers, Amazon shoppers and anyone who loves a bargain will know by now that Amazon Prime Day is on the way. The shopping bonanza is taking place on 12 and 13 July this year and it’s set to be a seriously big one.
For those who can’t wait until the main event, there’s some good news. Amazon’s early Prime Day deals started on 21 June and continue to land. There’s some real bargains up for grabs already on smart watches, walking shoes, goggles and more. We’ve also had an early tip-off that bikes, camping equipment, and Fitbits will be cut by up to 30 per cent on the big day, along with sports apparel from Puma, Under Armour, Speedo and more.
When it comes to sportswear and home gym equipment, we’ll welcome any discount with open arms, as the cost of staying fit with sports leggings, equipment and running shoes, to name but a few items of our mounting fit kits, can quickly rack up.
Brands such as Nike, Fitbit, Adidas and NutriBullet are all featured on the site, alongside hundreds of others. So although we don’t know everything that will be in this year’s 48-hour long sale, we’re expecting big things – especially considering last year’s event was Amazon’s biggest yet.
And, as always, we’re here to answer all your questions about the what, when, how and why of Amazon Prime Day so you can get a head start before anyone else.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
This year’s sale will start on Tuesday 12 July, running until Wednesday 13 July. The event usually falls on a Monday, so this is an unusual move for Amazon. In another Prime Day first, early deals dropped on 21 June, with up to 50 per cent off top brands. This is the earliest the retailer giant has ever unveiled Prime Day deals ahead of the shopping bonanza itself.
Amazon is also rumoured to host a second Prime Day event in October. We’re yet to find out if this “Prime Fall Deal Event” will actually happen, but as you’re shopping guide experts we’ll keep you posted on any developments.
The best early Prime Day deals 2022
Fitbit inspire 2 health and fitness tracker: Was £89.99, now £58, Amazon.co.uk
Take your fitness regime up a gear with this Fitbit tracker, which is currently reduced by a sizeable 36 per cent. The sleek-looking smartwatch is available in rose, white and black, and we particularly like this summery pink pastel shade. It comes with a free one-year Fitbit premium trial, so you can make the most of personalised stats, as well as keeping an eye on your heart rate, activity goals and sleep stages. A similar model was rated best overall in our round-up of the best fitness trackers with our tester praising the “lightweight, durable and sophisticated” piece of tech.
Toplus yoga mat with carry straps: Was £30.99, now £16.99, Amazon.co.uk
If you’re getting back on your yoga flex for summer, you’re going to need the right mat. And Toplus is offering up a fantastic 45 per cent off this one right now, in time for Amazon Prime Day. This deal is only available in the colour “glamour purple”, so keep an eye out if you’re keen for another colour. The mat is 183cm x 61cm with a 0.6cm thickness, so you can feel supported as you stretch, and it claims to be easy to carry due to its lightness and strap. It’s also made from eco friendly material (think no latex, no PVC and no harmful chemicals).
Dig Sport inflatable stand up paddle board: Was £299.99, now £169.99, Amazon.co.uk
A paddle board may not be topping your list when searching for savings on sports goods, but if you are on the market for floating fitness bits, then this may pique your interest. With a saving of 43 per cent, the set includes an inflatable board, paddles, a pump and a handy backpack to store it. There’s a whole range of colours to choose from too. Be sure to take a look at our best paddle board round-up for more inspiration.
Salomon sensibelt hydration belt with 600ml water bottle: Was £40, now £28, Amazon.co.uk
With the rising temperatures of summer, it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated during your workout. This can be especially tricky when you’re off on longer runs, as you unfortunately still can’t bank on a water fountain everywhere. That’s where this handy hydration belt comes in.
Our reviewer had nothing but kind words for the brand in our best hydration pack round-up. Wear it as a waistband or tie it across your shoulder, whichever feels most comfortable, and it’ll hold a 600ml water bottle and has a storage compartment for keys, phone as well as other essentials.
Bluefin sup inflatable stand-up paddle board 12ft: Was £699, now £615.29,Amazon.co.uk
If you’re heading to the coast, a lake or basically any body of water this summer, chances are you’ve been looking into paddle boards. It’s a fun, relatively easy water activity that the whole family can enjoy, and with many boards being inflatable it’s quite easy to bring them with you, too. They are an investment, though, with most quality boards starting at around the £400 price mark.
This 12ft version now has 12 per cent off, just in time for your next holiday. It can be converted into a sup kayak in seconds and comes with its own travel backpack and fibreglass paddle, too.
Umi. Essentials pull up bar: Was £59.99, now £50.99, Amazon.co.uk
Struggling to fit the gym and proper exercise into your work day? This product might just be able to help you out. Umi. Essentials’s pull up and chin up bar should fit right onto your doorframe at home, so you can get a workout in whenever you get a spare moment. This bar allows you to customise the grip width to train different parts of the body, and it comes with a lifetime guarantee for replacement parts. There’s also no screws or drilling needed to install it, so you can save even more time.
Merrell women’s Nova 2 walking shoe: Was £125, now £51.87, Amazon.co.uk
With more than £50 off the RRP (in certain sizes), these Merrell walking shoes look to be a great investment. Whether you’re tackling tough ground on a hike or simply taking the dog for a walk, the shoes claim to be breathable, cushioned and lightweight. The faux-leather outer is complete with a rubber sole, lace-up closure and a sleek orange, black and grey finish. A similar pair of Merrell walking shoes earned a spot in our round-up of the best women’s hiking shoes so you’re in safe hands with the outdoor brand.
WalkingPad C2(S1) treadmill: Was £429, now £322, Amazon.co.uk
For those who want to make sure they’re getting their steps in despite their desk job, an under desk treadmill (also simply known as a walking treadmill) can be a great investment. This WalkingPad treadmill measures only 145cm x 51.8cm when unfolded and becomes a mere 13.6cm when stored away – perfect for hiding away under the bed or sofa when not in use.
There’s also no handle bar which means that, should you want to use it with your standing desk, it won’t interrupt your workflow and you can be up and walking in seconds. The speed can be set up to 6km/h and the LED display will keep track of your steps and training time. It’s still pricey but, with 25 per cent off – which equals £107 off the regular retail price – it’s certainly on track to be a hit.
FitBeast 2-in-1 foam rollers: Was £37.99, now £18.99, Amazon.co.uk
Most of us know recovery is an essential part of exercise, which is why we’re on the look out for deals on massage guns, foam rollers and other aids to help relieve post-work out muscle aches. Ahead of Prime Day, Amazon slashed 50 per cent off this set from FitBeast. It includes two foam rollers and two massage balls which the brand claims help with effective pain relief and will reduce tension respectively.
JX Fitness power tower adjustable dip station: Was £159.99, now £114.95, Amazon.co.uk
The power tower is perfect for a full-body workout, allowing you to target all areas on one simple machine with the option for pull-ups, push-ups and various abs exercises. As it can hold up to 120kg, you can either rely on body weight alone or use a weight belt (not included) to add some extra kilos. With a discount of almost 30 per cent, it’s a good time to start building towards those unassisted pull-ups. We’re no stranger to the brand either, as it featured in our round-up of the best pull-up bars, so you can definitely trust its credentials.
Maximo Fitness foam roller: Was £22.99, now £17.99, Amazon.co.uk
This foam roller is now reduced by 33 per cent, and the multi-tasking buy is ideal for back and leg massages, as well as relieving muscle tension. The textured surface suits physio techniques and sports massage, while helping with circulation. It’s available in six bright colour options and the transportable 45cm x 15cm roller weighs just 358g meaning you can carry it to the gym or use for handy home workouts.
Folding mini pedal exercise bike: Was £71.99, now £39.99, Amazon.co.uk
If you’re coming back from injury and can only manage some light exercise or if you try and get more movement in, a mini pedal exercise bike can help. It’s small enough to fit underneath your desk, so you can keep moving while you work, or you can put it in front of the sofa and pedal away during TV time. It has a little LCD screen, telling you your rotations per minute, calories burned and time and has adjustable speed levels too. It’s nothing too fancy, but an easy way to get the legs moving for those stuck behind a desk all day.
Do you need Amazon Prime to buy Prime Day deals?
In short, yes, Amazon Prime Day is only available to those who pay for Prime membership. But, there is a cheeky way around this...
Amazon Prime membership costs £7.99 a month, or £79 for a full year – which, if you ask us isn’t bad at all when considering that gives you access to free next day delivery, Prime Video, Prime Reading, Amazon music and even Deliveroo plus.
But, any true bargain-hunters will know you can sign up for a free 30-day Prime trial once a year to reap the rewards of Prime Day for free. You do have to input your card details though, so be sure to cancel your trial before the end of the time period to ensure you aren’t charged.
What to expect from Prime Day fitness deals in 2022
Last year everything from treadmills to trainers were included in the Prime Day discounts, with huge savings on big-ticket items, so nothing is really off the table when it comes to what could be on offer. And remember, when it comes to fitness it’s always worth looking in tech and home appliances sales too as headphones, speakers and blenders can all aid your fitness journey.
Last year’s best fitness deals in the UK
With an impressive £103 price cut, this Bluefin Fitness kick 2.0 folding treadmill was one of the best big-ticket items in last year’s sale dropping from £479 to £376.02 (£439, Amazon.co.uk). It’s an impressive machine that can connect to your phone or tablet via the Kinomap app, has two integrated Bluetooth speakers and it neatly folds away if you’re tight on space.
But it’s not just exercise equipment that can enhance a workout, handy gadgets like Apple’s airpod pros (£184, Amazon.co.uk) are also a must-have for avid gym-goers.
Last year we saw an impressive 25 per cent discount on them, but our tech writer predicts that this year’s saving will be even greater – especially given that they’re almost three-years-old and a second-gen AirPods pro are heavily rumoured to arrive in the autumn.
Similarly, the Apple watch series 6 (£325.76, Amazon.co.uk) got a generous price cut of £50, which is quite a big deal when it comes to Apple. And. with a new model out, this saving should only get better this year. You can keep a closer eye on all Apple discounts on our dedicated page for the brand.
Turning to gymwear, there were great savings to be had on everything from trainers to T-shirts. These Adidas men’s galaxy running shoes were reduced from £41.84 to £29.99 (from £60.10, Amazon.co.uk) while you could also save £6 on Under Armour’s performance polo men’s shirt (from £18.95, Amazon.co.uk).
How to get the best deals
We have a whole team dedicated to staying on top of the latest Prime Day news, deals and updates, so one of the easiest things you can do to stay in the know is to check back in with us regularly.
In the run-up to the event, you’ll see us start to drop explainers such as this on what we think Prime Day will include, but, come the big day, there will be a liveblog of the best deals, continually updated shopping guides and sometimes even product reviews so you know if the savings are really too good to be true.
You also need to activate your free Prime membership soon if you haven’t already, but be sure not to do this before 30 days of Prime Day. And start adding items you really want to your wishlist for easy shopping.
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