With so many smartwatches out on the market at the moment, it’s difficult to know where to start. One brand we have always been able to rely on is Garmin and their stunning fitness trackers, GPS watches and high-end wearables. Sometimes we need more in a smartwatch than just simply notifying us of a text or providing us with attractive customisable dials; some of us need a high performing instrument that is going to track our every move and deliver an in-depth analysis of our health and fitness to improve our conditioning.
No matter what budget you are working with or what features are a must-have, we have done all the hard work for you and narrowed down the top 5 Garmin smartwatches on the market for you. All of these models plus many more are available to order on the Jura Watches website with free next day delivery and interest free finance.
1. Garmin MARQ Athlete
Those unaware of the Garmin MARQ smartwatch collection are in for a treat. Each luxury wearable is designed with a particular wearer in mind and engineered from premium materials like sapphire crystal glass and lightweight titanium. We have chosen two of our favourite Garmin MARQ watches to include in this list, with our first being the Garmin MARQ Athlete. Just as its name suggests, the watch is perfectly suited for who demand the very best of themselves with advanced training metrics, PacePro technology and a wrist based heart rate monitor.
- Battery life up to 12 days in smartwatch mode
- Most accurate sensor indications with high-performance rubber strap
- Lightweight titanium case
- Advanced training metrics
- Running dynamics
2. Garmin MARQ Adventurer
Our second choice from the Garmin MARQ smartwatch collection is the MARQ Adventurer. This modern tool watch is the ultimate instrument for those of you that like to stray off the beaten path and take adventures that compel you to push higher. Th etched 360-degree compass bezel and orienteering feature allows you to easily navigate with a classic compass overlaid on a map while the TopoActive Europe maps with Trendline popularity routing gives you a real-time map to discover new places to explore.
- Battery life up to 12 days in smartwatch mode
- 360 compass bezel
- Expedition app with extended battery life
- Topoactive Europe maps
- Multi-GNSS including GPS, GLONASS and Galileo
3. Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar
The Garmin Fenix 6 collection was one of the biggest smartwatch releases of 2019 and the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar was easily the star of the show. It is the first watch from Garmin to feature a solar-powered movement giving you absolutely no limit to how far you can go. The 1.4” power glass lens uses sunlight to extend battery life up to 24 days for off-grid adventures while the incredible Power Manager feature allows you to see exactly how various settings and sensors impact your battery life, letting you to make simple battery-extending changes when you need. Perfect for fitness junkies, the Garmin Fenix 6 collection also comes with wrist heart rate monitors that work underwater and a dynamic PacePro feature to help you run smarter over various types of terrain.
- Battery life up to 24 days
- Solar powered movement
- PacePro feature
- Animated workouts
- Waterproof wrist based heart rate
4. Garmin Instinct
If you like the sound of the Garmin MARQ Adventurer but you need something within a certain budget, then the Garmin Instinct smartwatch might be for you. These rugged multisport GPS watches are built to U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance so you can hike the mountains, wade through rivers and get lost in the wilderness feeling confident your Garmin smartwatch is keeping up. These colourful wearables also come with three satellite network capability including GPS, GLONASS and Galileo, so you can always find your way back home.
- Battery life up to 14 days
- Military standard toughness
- Multi-GNSS satellite support and outdoor sensors
- Fully vented silicone bands
- TracBack routing
5. Garmin Vivomove HR
For those that want all the functionality of a classic fitness tracker but with a design that effortlessly goes from day to night, the Garmin Vivomove HR smartwatch collection is perfect. The stunning hybrid design showcases classic timekeeping hands as well as an innovative digital display which only appears when you tilt your wrist. This then displays an interactive touchscreen with all your steps, calories, smartphone notifications and more for you to see. At a remarkably affordable price, these fitness trackers are perfect entrance models for those buying their first smartwatch while still promising exceptional performance with wrist heart rate monitors, VO2 max estimates, smart notifications and customisable alerts.
- Battery life up to 5 days
- Hybrid dial
- Wrist based heart rate monitor
- Fitness monitoring tools including VO2 max and fitness age
- Stress tracking