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Garmin Vivomove Sport and Venu 2 Plus smartwatches revealed with clever throwbacks

Garmin Vivomove Sport and Venu 2 Plus smartwatches revealed with clever throwbacks

Garmin today announced two additions to its smartwatch lineup: the Vivomove Sport and the Venu 2 Plus. Anyone who's a fan of Garmin's smartwatches is likely already familiar with many of the features these two new watches offer, but there are a few standout features for each one. Both watches are also launching today, though the price of the Venu 2 Plus, in particular, might give some prospective buyers pause.

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The Best Smartwatches of 2021 Ranked

The Best Smartwatches of 2021 Ranked

More than a dozen new smartwatches were released in 2021, including updates to existing models like the Apple Watch and entirely new products like the Wyze Watch. Though many smartwatches offer similar features, some are distinguished by new innovations, higher-end versions of common functions, or other notable elements that make them stand out from the competition. The seven smartwatches on this list are all excellent options for consumers looking for their next model, covering a variety of needs ranging from low costs to advanced workout tools, mobile data access, and more.

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Best running watches to meet your fitness goals

Best running watches to meet your fitness goals

Vigorous exercising, especially running, has well-described benefits. Whether you run to sweat or meet your fitness goals; tracking and monitoring your pace, distance and health is important. Running watches are an optimal and convenient way to monitor your daily regime. These smartwatches are specially made to be worn while running, whether indoors or outdoors, and to track associated metrics including time, speed, distance and in some cases even heart rate, O2 levels and sleep.

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Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE and 55 launch with opposite goals

Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE and 55 launch with opposite goals

Smartwatches have come into focus in the past few weeks thanks to Google I/O's big Wear OS announcement but that is hardly the only wearable platform available in the market today. Almost every big name in fitness and smartwatches, like Fitbit and Garmin, utilize their own custom OS to squeeze out as much as they can from smartwatches' minuscule batteries. Not to be left out from all the attention, navigation expert Garmin has announced the Forerunner 945 LTE and the Forerunner 55, occupying two opposite ends of the GPS smartwatch spectrum.

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Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch is the do-all fitness tracker

Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch is the do-all fitness tracker

The Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch will cost you approximately $400 - let's talk about why. The Garmin Venu 2 does everything the original Venu does, but ALSO adds an array of new features. This watch works with GPS (and GLONASS, GALILEO), heart rate monitor, barometric altimeter, compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, thermometer, ambient light sensor, pulse ox blood oxygen saturation monitor, and a battery time of up to 10 days in smartwatch mode. It has a touchscreen, color display, and is able to connect to Android and iOS devices.

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Garmin adds new Approach golf wearables and rangefinder

Garmin adds new Approach golf wearables and rangefinder

Garmin is probably best known for its line of GPS devices that are used in cars and other vehicles all around the world. The company also makes a line of wearables aimed at outdoors enthusiasts and sports fans. The company has announced three new smartwatches for its Approach range aimed directly at golfers.

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Garmin Enduro smartwatch aims at endurance athletes

Garmin Enduro smartwatch aims at endurance athletes

Garmin has launched a new fitness wearable that's aiming directly at endurance athletes called the Garmin Enduro. The Enduro is a GPS multisport watch focusing on long battery life. The manufacturer says that the wearable was designed for the longest races offering weeks of battery life along with a lightweight and durable design.

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Garmin Lily smartwatch for women may be confused over what they actually want

Garmin Lily smartwatch for women may be confused over what they actually want

Garmin today announced a small smartwatch aimed primarily at women. Dubbed the Garmin Lily, the company says that it's the "smallest smartwatch" it's ever made, outfitted with a 34mm watch case, 14mm band, and designed in a way that's "rooted in fashion" according to Susan Lyman, who is Garmin's vice president of global consumer marketing. Beyond the design, the Lily also comes with a feature set that's geared toward women.

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Garmin Lily smartwatch leak suggests a female target market

Garmin Lily smartwatch leak suggests a female target market

Smartwatches are a dime a dozen these days but, despite being targeted at the general population, some would point out how they seem to be designed more for males or at least those with larger wrists. Even those that are explicitly marketed to be for women still share the same watch and strap sizes as other models. That may be the issue that Garmin will be addressing with a new Lily smartwatch that is seemingly designed for those who prefer smaller, more discreet wearables.

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Garmin smartwatches get pregnancy tracking feature in Connect app

Garmin smartwatches get pregnancy tracking feature in Connect app

Garmin has announced a new Connect feature for pregnancy tracking, allowing expectant mothers to keep tabs on their heart rate, blood sugar levels, and even baby movements. The feature is available with certain compatible Garmin smartwatches, and likewise includes the ability to 'pause' training status to avoid a drop caused by the normal changes involved with pregnancy.

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Garmin gamer smartwatch allows YouTuber heart rate streaming

Garmin gamer smartwatch allows YouTuber heart rate streaming

Garmin made a smartwatch specifically for gamers called Instinct Esports Edition. As the name implies, this is a version of a watch that's already been released, this time made instead with gamers in mind, instead of a primary focus on outdoor sports. This new watch will be sold in stores in time for the holiday season 2020 - you might even see them available for sale later today!

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Garmin Venu Sq smartwatches pack GPS and phone-free music streaming

Garmin Venu Sq smartwatches pack GPS and phone-free music streaming

Garmin has unveiled its new Venu Sq and Venu Sq Music Edition smartwatches, two models targeted at the average consumer who wants smartwatch functionality alongside extensive fitness and health features. The models are very similar, both offering GPS and heart rate monitoring, among other things, but the Music Edition quite obviously differs in one big way: it enables users to stream their favorite music without using their phone, a feature particularly useful for evening runs and time spent at the gym.

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