Garmin’s latest smartwatch could replace Apple Watch.

Garmin's latest smartwatch could replace Apple Watch.

Garmin Introduces the Venu 3 and Venu 3S: The Smartwatches Redefining Health and Fitness Tracking


Garmin, the renowned technology company, has recently unveiled its latest smartwatches, the Garmin Venu 3 and Venu 3S. Packed with innovative features such as AMOLED touchscreen displays and long-lasting batteries, these smartwatches not only provide real-time wellness information but also offer a comprehensive range of fitness-tracking capabilities. With its impressive design and functionality, the Garmin Venu 3 series aims to empower users in better understanding and improving their overall health and well-being – similar to what many top smartwatches on the market offer today.

The new Venu 3 series presents a host of advancements compared to its predecessor, the Garmin Venu 2. Notably, it includes features specifically designed for wheelchair users, such as push tracking, tailored workouts, and other relevant functionalities. Setting it apart from the Garmin Forerunner 265 released earlier this year, the Venu 3 is equipped with built-in microphones and speakers, enabling users to make phone calls and respond to text messages directly from their watch.

An exciting addition to these smartwatches is the sleep coach feature, which monitors various sleep patterns, including naps and different sleep stages. It also measures essential metrics such as health rate variability (HRV) and Pulse Ox-1. Moreover, the watches track energy levels throughout the day and suggest the best times for exercise and rest. Underlining Garmin’s commitment to providing comprehensive information, the Body Battery measurement has been upgraded, offering personalized insights into energy levels and their correlation to sleep, naps, daily activities, and stress.

Dan Bartel, Garmin’s Vice President of Global Consumer Sales, expresses his confidence in the Venu 3 series, stating, “No matter what your health and fitness journey looks like, Venu 3 is ready to support you every step of the way.” Whether users prioritize rest, workouts, or even preparing for a race, these smartwatches promise to cater to their specific needs.

Not limited to health and fitness tracking, the Venu 3 series also delivers workout benefits, recovery time information, and tracks the rate of perceived exertion for each activity. It allows users to create interval workouts directly on the watch for running and cycling. Additionally, the smartwatches offer guided meditation practices to help reduce stress and anxiety, promoting holistic well-being.


Impressively, the Garmin Venu 3 series boasts a remarkable battery life of 14 days and is compatible with the major smartphone platforms, including Apple and Android devices. The watch features a stainless steel bezel and a silicone band, which adds to its durability and comfort. It comes in two color combinations for the Venu 3: whitestone/silver and black/slate, while the Venu 3S is available in five color combinations: pebble gray/slate, sage gray/silver, French gray/soft gold, dust rose/soft gold, and ivory/soft gold.

With features like nap tracking, an upgraded Body Battery experience, and sleep coaching tools, the Garmin Venu 3 series significantly enhances the already impressive capabilities of Garmin wearables. Moreover, its smartwatch-centric aspects, such as the inclusion of a speaker and microphone, make it a formidable competitor to devices like the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Apple Watch Series 8, especially for users who prioritize health and fitness tracking.

Starting August 30, the Garmin Venu 3 series is available for purchase at a suggested retail price of $450. If you’re looking for a smartwatch that caters to your health and fitness needs while combining style and functionality seamlessly, the Garmin Venu 3 series is an excellent choice.