As the leader in advanced sports watches, Garmin offers a range of features that make the monitoring of your performance easier than ever. But before making a purchase, ask yourself these four key questions: Which watch would suit me best? What features do I need? How long does the battery last? See detailed information on Garmin Lily, Vivomove, Vivoactive and Venu series.
The aforementioned versions of Garmin watches are particularly popular among women, although they also have a big following among men. The brand employs a clever strategy by offering some of its series in two different sizes: the S-class and standard. In addition, Garmin models differ in terms of functionality. The key differences between the Lily, Vivomove, Vivoactive and Venu collections lie in GPS, battery life and music playback capabilities. Which models are better suited for everyday use and which ones for outdoor settings? Let’s look into their parameters.
Garmin Lily — the most feminine sports watch, launched in 2021. It is the only watch from the list that doesn’t have the QuickRelease strap replacement system. Garmin Lily smartwatches are best for everyday wear. The watch has a delicate and understated charm thanks to its petite dimensions.
Garmin Vivomove — is a designer collection in a modern style launched in 2019. It features an OLED display, protected by a chemically strengthened glass. Its display resolution is 64 × 132 pixels. The brand offered interesting colour variants in pastel shades.
Garmin Vivomove Style — watches designed for everyday wear. They are ideal for active people who want to monitor their progress. They offer users more than 30 different sports activities and a very good display.
Garmin Vivoactive — released in 2019. Two versions with different dimensions are available. Worn by men and women. Both versions use Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a sunlight-readable, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display. Garmin Vivoactive is a GPS smartwatch for the active.
Garmin Venu — the collection includes several versions. All feature Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and an AMOLED display.
The Garmin Venu Sq 2/Sq 2 Music Edition was released in 2020. It differs in design from its predecessors and has a distinctive rectangular case with a streamlined shape. The Sq Music version is upgraded with Spotify playback and has built-in memory for music.
For those who enjoy outdoor training, sports watches with GPS are most recommended. Of the devices listed, the Vivoactive and Venu versions are equipped with independent satellite systems. To acquire location data, it’s necessary to establish a pairing between your watch and a smartphone. Below you will find info regarding additional sensors.
The function of playing music directly from the watch (when the headphone system is paired) is a very convenient solution during any form of activity. Garmin Vivoactive 4/4s, Venu SQ Music, Venu and Venu 2/2s offer music playback on the watch without the need for the phone to be nearby. While Lily, Vivomove 3/3s and Vivomove Style watches allow you to control music on your phone.
NFC is another convenient feature that allows you to leave your smartphone at home and enjoy your workout without any unnecessary distractions. The Garmin Pay function is available in Vivomove Style, Vivoactive 4/4s, Venu SQ/SQ Music, Venu and Venu 2/2s watches.
Advanced sports features like determining what type of stroke you are swimming (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly), golf features, skiing, cross-country training, downloadable workout plans and Auto Pause are mainly available in the Vivoactive 4/4s, Venu SQ/SQ Music and all versions of Venu. You will find detailed information in the product sheet provided for each of the watches. So if you want access to more data, these are the versions we recommend.
The choice of a Garmin watch really depends on the specific needs of users. Some individuals may find that a watch without GPS or music control suits them well, as it is less expensive and perfectly adequate for workouts at home or in the gym. For instance, the Garmin Lily would be an excellent option for women seeking to track calories burned, heart rate, sleep, or stress levels throughout the day. Additionally, the Vivomove versions offer a truly interesting and modern design. On the other hand, those who have more demanding requirements and engage in advanced sports, particularly outdoor running, will find the Garmin Venu 2/2s and Vivoactive series to be the best choice as they provide a long battery life.
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