Garmin’s newest smartwatches aren’t limited to fitness buffs

Garmin’s newest smartwatches aren’t limited to fitness buffs


The Garmin Vivomove Sport (left) and the Venu 2 Plus | Photo by Victoria Song / The Verge

When you think of Garmin wearables, you’re probably thinking of its running smartwatches — durable and a little bulky, but with excellent GPS, detailed metrics, and long battery life. The company has made strides in recent years to expandbeyondits fitness niche, but it seems to have finally hit its stride at CES 2022 with the Venu 2 Plus and the entry-level Vivomove Sport.

It might seem a bit soon for a Venu 2 Plus, given that the Venu 2 just launched last April. However, the device fixes one of the more glaring omissions from the Venu 2: voice capabilities. The Venu 2 Plus adds both a speaker and microphone, meaning the smartwatch is now capable of taking and making calls directly from the wrist, as well as adding voice assistant…

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