Garmin’s Latest Fitness Tracker Is Its Most Elegant and Approachable Yet

September 14, 2019 Sports and Outdoors By

For those who are generally skeptical of fitness trackers, one of the biggest hangups can simply hinge on style. You’ve already got a good-looking, classic wristwatch… why would you want to replace it with some clunky, brain-cluttering tech product? Garmin has heard your gripes and aims to address them with the all-new Venu, its most elegant and approachable fitness tracker yet.

The looks speak for themselves, but the product also has a bunch of features that make using it borderline effortless. There are 20-plus built-in sports apps, music, on-screen workouts and Garmin Pay. Plus of course all-day health monitoring (energy levels, respiration, stress, heart rate and more) and an AMOLED display that’s easier on the eyes than what has come before. The Venu also boasts a battery that lasts up to five days in watch mode and up to six hours in GPS + music mode, so you can take off on an after-work run, hike or road ride and always find your way home.

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Steve Mazzucchi is Gear Patrol’s outdoors and fitness editor. Outside the office, you can find him mountain biking, snowboarding, motorcycling or sipping a dram of Laphroaig and daydreaming about such things.

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