Let’s look at the Garmin Smartwatches available from Rogue.
If you are an athlete or an active person, then definitely you own at least one smartwatch. Smartwatches do more than just showing you the time – they make your life easier and more convenient, especially when you are on the go or running for miles.
The Apple Watch isn’t the only Smartwatch in town.
Here are some of the styles we are going to look at:
Garmin Smartwatches – Overview
One of the most essential features of a smartwatch is its ability to track your fitness, and this is especially crucial for athletes and fitness freaks. It can count steps, distance, heart rate, calories, SPO2, sleep pulse rate, and some even go beyond this to calculate other vital metrics you might need. In addition, most smartwatches out there are entirely waterproof, perfect for swimmers or for people who forgot to remove their watches before hitting the shower.
If you have a smartwatch on your wrist, you will no longer need to bring your smartphone because it can also receive calls or reply to messages on the go. This is especially helpful if you are training or in a situation where taking a phone is just too uncomfortable. Some smartwatches also show you messages and social media activity, and others will enable you to even communicate with the application. You can even listen to music while running, training, or on long travels with other smartwatches. With Garmin Smartwatches from Rogue, you can do this and so much more. Garmin Smartwatches have powerful batteries, and some of them have a Power Glass solar charging lens that provides up to nine days of battery life without a cord. They are also durable, functional, with more unique features. Let’s take a look at them!
Garmin Instinct Solar Smartwatch
Garmin’s Instinct® is a military-grade, energy-efficient GPS smartwatch—equipped with an advanced solar battery, fiber-reinforced polymer case, and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® glass. It has a high-contrast display and carries loads of built-in sports and workout apps for your training, with wrist-based heart rate monitoring, stress tracking, sleep/altitude monitoring, calorie/step counts, and more. The Instinct is developed to the U.S. military standard 810 for thermal, shock, and water resistance (rated to 100 meters), but it is also lightweight (53g) and compact (45 x 45 x 15.3 mm).
When outside, the Instinct connects with GPS and other global navigation systems (GLONASS and Galileo) to track across more challenging conditions. ABC Sensors (barometric altimeter, weather barometer, 3-axis electronic compass) help you adjust to fluctuations in that environment, while Traceback Routing can help you retrace your steps. The solar-powered battery and power manager keep you out in the world longer, connected without having to pause for a charge. In addition, you can connect your watch to the Garmin Connect app to view your stats and track your goals in real-time. The Garmin Instinct Smartwatch can last up to 24 days and 54 days with solar, while the GPS can stay up to 30 hours.
Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar Smartwatch
The Fēnix® 6 Pro Solar Edition is a next-level, energy-efficient, functional smartwatch from Garmin. It is tested to U.S. military standards for thermal, shock, and water resistance. This sleek design emphasizes a stainless steel bezel, fiber-reinforced polymer case (with a metal rear cover), and a Power Glass solar charging lens that provides up to nine days of battery life without a cord. If the design impresses you, its function will impress you even more. The Fēnix® carries a vast diversity of specialized training programs and innovations, including pre-loaded activity profiles for swimming, trail running, running, hiking, biking, rowing, skiing, indoor climbing, golfing, surfing, and more. There’s also wrist-based heart rate monitoring, sleep/altitude monitoring, stress and hydration tracking, calorie/step counts, and more!
The Fēnix® connects not only with GPS but with other global navigation systems (GLONASS and Galileo) as well to track across more challenging environments. In addition, ABC Sensors (barometric altimeter, weather barometer, 3-axis electronic compass) help you adapt to changes in that environment. At the same time, the ClimbPro, Topo Maps, Acclimation, and Round Trip Routing innovations provide you the means to get the most out of your every activity. The Fēnix® also functions like your phone as it can manage all your everyday on-the-go needs, from emails, texts, and alerts to music apps, contactless payments with Garmin Pay, safety and tracking features, and so much more.
Garmin Venu 2 Fitness Smartwatch
Garmin’s Venu® 2 Smartwatch has a sleek and uncomplicated design with advanced health monitoring and fitness specialties to give you a better knowledge of what’s influencing your body — as well as your power and your viewpoint throughout each day. Each Venu 2 comprises a stainless steel bezel, fiber-reinforced polymer case, a Gorilla Glass 3 lens, and a convenient silicone strap. In addition, the 416×416 pixel AMOLED display, Bluetooth® / ANT+® / Wi-Fi® connectivity, and long-lasting battery life (up to 11 days in smartwatch mode) enable you to use the watch’s massive variety of unique features with instant touchscreen access and visual clarity, whenever and wherever you need it. Scaling and strength PRs right at your wrist show you detailed activity as well as graphics telling what muscle groups you worked. You don’t have to worry if you left your phone at home because this smartwatch can handle everyday on-the-go needs from smart notifications and music play/storage to contactless payments with Garmin Pay.
The Venu 2 comes with a complete, customizable toolbox of health-tracking programs, including stress, women’s health, respiration, hydration, heart rate, blood oxygen saturation (Pulse Ox Sensor), sleep monitoring, and energy levels (Body Battery Energy Monitoring). In addition, you can follow along with animated, on-screen workouts, build an evolving strength training activity profile, and use more than 25 pre-loaded GPS and sports apps, including running, walking, pool swimming, cycling, golf, and more.
Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE Smartwatch
The Forerunner 945 is an energy-efficient GPS smartwatch with a lightweight, sporty design well fitted to highly active lifestyles. The Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE Smart Watch gives peace of mind and convenient connectivity wherever your daily training regimen is. It has an LTE option so you can leave your phone at home while still using vital tracking features, spectator messaging, and live event sharing, with no need to switch phone providers (a monthly service plan is required). In addition, the Forerunner connects with GPS and other global navigation systems (GLONASS and Galileo) to track across more challenging environments.
Its high-performance silicone band and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX lens can handle just about anything, from open water swim to long training rides. It has a large 1.2”, 240×240 pixel display and includes plenty of specialized training apps (including Running Dynamics and Cycling Power), along with wrist-based heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring, energy level tracking, women’s health tracking, and more. In addition, the watch has full-color mapping, round-trip routing, and the advanced ClimbPro feature that gives you a leg up on what’s ahead, while Garmin Pay lets you make purchases with a quick tap. You can also soundtrack your training with playlists direct from your favorite streaming services, with storage for up to 1,000 songs.
Garmin Instinct Tactical Edition Smartwatch
The Tactical Edition of Garmin’s Instinct® Smartwatch blends military-grade durability and excellent energy efficiency with special tac-specific features such as Night Vision Compatibility Mode, Dual-Format GPS, Stealth Mode, and Jumpmaster Mode (to calculate high-altitude release points). The Tactical Instinct is made to the U.S. military standard 810 for thermal, shock, and water resistance, with a fiber-reinforced polymer case and chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant glass display + high-contrast visibility. In addition, it is pre-loaded with many sports and workout apps for your training, along with wrist-based heart rate monitoring, stress tracking, sleep/altitude monitoring, calorie/step counts, and more.
The Instinct connects with GPS and other global navigation systems (GLONASS and Galileo) to track across more challenging situations. ABC Sensors (barometric altimeter, weather barometer, 3-axis electronic compass) help you conform to changes in that environment, while Traceback Routing can help you retrace your steps. You can stay out in the world longer, connected without having to pause for a charge because of the internal, rechargeable lithium battery and UltraTrac™ mode. The watch can also be connected to the Garmin Connect app to see your stats, track your goals, and receive texts and emails in real-time.
Garmin Smartwatches Review – In Summary
That’s our look at the various Garmin Smartwatches offered by Rogue Fitness.
Whether you’re a professional athlete or just a weekend warrior, Garmin Smartwatches offer you durability, versatility, longer battery life, and other valuable features. They are iPhone and Android compatible using silicone straps with GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo navigation, and a wide variety of gym, sports, training, running, cycling, and swimming features and programs.
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