Top 10 Garmin Smart Watches
for January 2023

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9.9
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Garmin Instinct Solar, Solar-Powered Rugged Outdoor Smartwatch, Built-in Sports Apps and Health Monitoring, Sunburst Yellow

Garmin Instinct Solar

by Garmin
What We like

Monitor how your body uses energy by tracking heart rate, stress and sleep estimates with Body Battery energy monitoring

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Product Features

  • Track your activities for running, biking, swimming, strength and more
  • Rugged GPS Watch is water-rated to 100 meters and constructed to U.S. military standard 810 for thermal, shock and water resistance
  • Help understand your health and wellness better with all-day health monitoring and Pulse Ox (this is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition)
  • Vastly extended battery life through solar charging
  • Built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
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9.9
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Garmin Venu, GPS Smartwatch with Bright Touchscreen Display, Features Music, Body Energy Monitoring, Animated Workouts, Pulse Ox Sensor and More, Black, 010-N2173-11 (Renewed)

Garmin Venu

by Garmin
What We like

Easily download songs to your watch, including playlists from Spotify, Amazon music or Deezer (may require a premium subscription With a third-party music provider), and connect with headphones (sold separately) for phone-free listening

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Product Features

  • Get easy-to-follow, animated cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates workouts right on your watch screen
  • Record all the ways to move with more than 20 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, including yoga, running, pool swimming and more
  • The broadest range of all-day health monitoring features keeps track of your energy levels, respiration, menstrual cycle, stress, sleep, estimated heart rate and more
  • Beautiful, bright AMOLED display and up to five-day battery life in smartwatch mode; up to six hours in GPS and music mode
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9.3
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Garmin Venu, GPS Smartwatch with Bright Touchscreen Display, Features Music, Body Energy Monitoring, Animated Workouts, Pulse Ox Sensor and More, Black

Garmin Venu

by Garmin
What We like

Easily download songs to your watch, including playlists from Spotify, Amazon music or Deezer (may require a premium subscription With a third-party music provider), and connect with headphones (sold separately) for phone-free listening

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Product Features

  • Get easy-to-follow, animated cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates workouts right on your watch screen. Smartphone compatibility-iPhone, Android
  • The broadest range of all-day health monitoring features keeps track of your energy levels, respiration, menstrual cycle, stress, sleep, estimated heart rate and more
  • Record all the ways to move with more than 20 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, including yoga, running, pool swimming and more
  • Beautiful, bright amoled display and up to five-day battery life in smartwatch mode; Up to six hours in GPS and music mode
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9
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Garmin Swim 2, GPS Swimming Smartwatch for Pool and Open Water, Underwater Heart Rate, Records Distance, Pace, Stroke Count and Type, White

Garmin Swim 2

by Garmin
What We like

Connected features (paired with a compatible smartphone) include smart notifications and automatic uploads to our Garmin Connect online community

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Product Features

  • Includes free online analysis, custom workout creation, storage and sharing on Garmin Connect online community
  • Pool swim mode: records distance, pace, stroke count, stroke type and SWOLF (gauges swimming efficiency)
  • Open-water swim mode: uses built-in GPS for swims in lakes, oceans or rivers; records distance, pace, stroke count, SWOLF, stroke rate and stroke distance
  • Offers advanced features for staying on pace, logging drills and more
  • Monitors underwater estimated wrist-based heart rate during swim activities
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8.6
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Garmin vivoactive 4, GPS Smartwatch, Features Music, Body Energy Monitoring, Animated Workouts, Pulse Ox Sensors and More, Black

Garmin vivoactive 4

by Garmin
What We like

Easily download songs to your watch, including playlists from Spotify, Amazon music or Deezer (may require a premium subscription with a third party music provider), and connect with headphones (sold separately) for phone free listening

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Product Features

  • Stay connected with smart notifications (when paired with a compatible device) for incoming calls, text messages, calendar reminders and more
  • Get easy to follow, animated workouts right on your watch screen, including cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates
  • Battery life: Up to 8 days in smartwatch mode; Up to 6 hours in GPS and music mode
  • Personalize your watch with thousands of free watch faces, apps and widgets from our connect IQ store
  • Garmin Coach provides free 5K, 10K and half marathon training plans that guide you to reach your race goal and adjust based on your performance in the plan
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8.5
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Garmin vivomove HR, Hybrid Smartwatch for Men and Women, Silver with Tan Italian Leather

Garmin vivomove HR

by Garmin
What We like

Stay connected with smart features such as music controls and smart notifications for incoming calls, text messages, calendar reminders and more (when paired with a compatible smartphone)

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Product Features

  • Wellness monitoring tools, such as all-day stress tracking and a relaxation timer, help you manage stress; includes advanced sleep monitoring with REM sleep
  • Battery life: up to 5 days in smart mode; up to 2 additional weeks in watch mode (hands tell time only)
  • Estimates heart rate with Elevate wrist heart rate technology
  • Displays steps, calories, distance, heart rate, intensity minutes and VO2 max
  • Effortlessly change your look with industry standard 20 mm quick release accessory bands
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7.5
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Garmin vivomove 3s, Smaller-sized Hybrid Smartwatch with Real Watch Hands and Hidden Touchscreen Display, Rose Gold with Tan Case and Band

Garmin vivomove 3s

by Garmin
What We like

Hybrid smartwatches with sophisticated analog looks and advanced smart features. The watch fits wrists with a circumference of 110-175 mm

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Product Features

  • Keeps track of your energy levels, Pulse Ox (this is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition), respiration, menstrual cycle, stress, sleep, estimated heart, hydration and more
  • Hidden touchscreen display reacts to your movements and is only visible when you need it
  • Stay connected with smart notifications for incoming calls, text messages, calendar view and more (with a compatible smartphone)
  • Effortlessly change your look with industry standard or 20 mm quick release watch bands
  • Connects with your compatible smartphones GPS to Track outdoor walk or run activities; Includes additional activity profiles such as yoga, strength, cardio and more
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7
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Garmin vívoactive 3 Music, GPS Smartwatch with Music Storage, Supports Spotify - Black (Renewed)

Garmin vívoactive 3 Music, GPS with Smartwatch Music Storage, Supports Spotify

by Garmin
What We like

Easily download up to 500 songs to your watch, and connect with Bluetooth headphones (sold separately) for phone-free listening

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Product Features

  • Monitor your fitness level with VO2 max and fitness age estimates, plus keep an eye on how you handle stress
  • Customize with thousands of free watch faces, apps and more from our Connect IQ store
  • More than 15 preloaded sports apps, including yoga, running, swimming, strength training and many more; use preloaded workouts, or create and download custom ones
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7
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Garmin vívomove HR, Hybrid Smartwatch for Men and Women, White/Rose Gold (Renewed)

Garmin vívomove HR

by Garmin
What We like

Stay connected with smart features such as auto uploads, smart notifications, music controls and more

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Product Features

  • Wellness monitoring tools, such as all-day stress tracking and a relaxation timer, help you manage stress
  • Includes fitness monitoring tools such as VO2 Max and fitness age
  • 24/7 heart rate monitoring with Elevate wrist heart rate technology
  • Displays steps, calories, distance, heart rate and intensity minutes
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7
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Garmin 010-01769-21 Vivoactive 3, GPS Smartwatch with Contactless Payments and Built-in Sports Apps, White/Silver

Garmin 010-01769-21 Vivoactive 3

by Garmin
What We like

Get connected features such as smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin connect, LiveTrack and more when paired with a compatible smartphone; Strap material: Silicone

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Product Features

  • Monitor your fitness level with VO2 max and fitness made estimates, plus keep an eye on how you handle stress; Memory/history: 7 timed activities, 14 days of activity tracking data
  • Note: Kindly refer to the user manual before setting up the product
  • More than 15 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, including yoga, running, swimming and more; Case material: Fiber reinforced polymer with stainless steel rear cover
  • Battery life: Up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; 13 hours in GPS mode; Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart and ANT
  • Personalize your watch with thousands of free watch faces, apps and widgets from our Connect IQ store. Glonass, barometric altimeter, compass, accelerometer, thermometer sensors are available

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