Garmin Reviews

Garmin Venu Sq 2 Complete Beginners Guide & Features Overview

Just a super quick note that I’ve posted a huge 36-minute-long user guide for the Venu Sq 2 & Sq 2 Music series. This guide covers virtually every feature of the Venu Sq 2 from start to finish, taking you … Read More Here

Garmin Venu Sq 2 In-Depth Review

Garmin today has announced their latest Venu series watch, the Garmin Venu Sq 2, which is an update to the existing Garmin Venu Sq watch that came out two years ago. This new model essentially brings the hardware specs inline … Read More Here

Garmin Enduro 2 GPS Watch In-Depth Review: Tested to the Limit!

When Garmin first announced the original Garmin Enduro about 1.5 years ago, it was met with mostly confusion. How could an ultra-running focused watch not have maps? Sure, it had amazing battery life, and even a nifty nylon strap. But … Read More Here

Garmin Edge Explore 2 In-Depth Review

This week at Eurobike 2022, Garmin announced the new Edge Explore 2, which is a product line that’s historically been targeted at bike touring and navigation/routing. That continues with the Edge Explore 2, though I think the reality is that … Read More Here

Garmin HRM-PRO Plus Heart Rate Strap In-Depth Review

 Garmin has just released a slightly revamped version of their HRM-PRO chest strap, now the HRM-PRO Plus. Like most Garmin ‘Plus’-enabled things, this is a modest upgrade from their existing high-end chest strap, the HRM-PRO that came out two … Read More Here

Garmin Edge 1040 (with Solar) In-Depth Review

With Garmin’s introduction of the Edge 1040 Series they’ve become the first GPS bike computer to not only add solar panels to it, but also add multiband GNSS, dramatically increasing the accuracy of the GPS tracks – especially in tougher … Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 255 In-Depth Review: Now A Full Multisport Watch

 The Forerunner 255 is now a multisport triathlon watch. Sure, it’s also a running watch, but it can now swim/bike/run with the best of them, including featuring Garmin’s high-end multi-band/dual-frequency GPS chipset. This is the lowest priced watch we’ve … Read More Here

First Look at Garmin’s ECG Functionality, and Clinical Trials Details

Garmin has tipped their hand, demonstrating that one of their most recent watches actually has ECG hardware built inside, along with the foundations to utilize it. Read More Here

Garmin Instinct 2 vs Fenix 7: A Very Detailed Comparison

For this post, I’m going to dive into all the differences between the Fenix 7 and its mini-me, the Instinct 2. Comparisons have long been drawn between the two, and whether or not the Instinct was essentially a Fenix-lite. And … Read More Here

Garmin Instinct 2/2S/Solar In-Depth Review

Garmin has just revamped their Instinct series with the new Instinct 2 and smaller Instinct 2S, both offered in not just Solar, but approximately 87 other variants for things like surfing and military use. And while these units visually look … Read More Here

Garmin Venu 2 Plus vs Garmin Epix: A Very Detailed Comparison

This might sound like an oddly quirky comparison, but if the comments section the last week is any indication – there are far more folks than I would have thought who want to know the difference. Thus, when you ask, … Read More Here

Garmin Fenix 7 vs Epix: A Very Detailed Comparison

Over the last few days there have been endless discussions about deciding between a Fenix 7 Series and Epix Series unit, so I figured a more detailed comparison was in order. In my case, I’ve been using the units for … Read More Here

Garmin Epix In-Depth Review

 No, this isn’t your grandfather's Epix from 2015, but rather, this is Garmin’s new 2nd gen Epix that effectively takes an Epix and elevates it with a full AMOLED color touchscreen display. Now, Garmin officially calls it just ‘Epix’, … Read More Here

Garmin Fenix 7 Series In-Depth Review

Today Garmin has announced not one, not two, but like 287 watches. Technically speaking they’ve announced two core product series – the Fenix 7 Series, and the Epix series. I mean, ignoring the fact that Garmin previously announced an Epix … Read More Here

Garmin Venu 2 Plus In-Depth Review

The Venu 2 Plus is Garmin's first watch with a microphone and speaker, as well as voice assistants. But does it still hold up in sport & fitness? I dive into everything from features to accuracy. Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE In-Depth Review

 I know, I can hear the screams already ‘But…but…but…Forerunner 955!’. So no, this is not a (or the) Forerunner 955 – at least in name. But in spirit, it mostly is. So much so that Garmin themselves even long … Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 55 In-Depth Review

Alongside today’s announcement of the new Forerunner 945 LTE, Garmin has also refreshed its least expensive running watch – the Forerunner 55. This watch is aimed at folks that don’t need all the fancier features of a higher-end Forerunner 245, … Read More Here

Garmin Venu 2 & Venu 2S GPS Smartwatch In-Depth Review

Today Garmin announced the new Venu 2 & Venu 2S watches, the AMOLED display successors to the original Garmin Venu watch. The Venu 2 series sports two sizes now (45mm and 40mm), as well as a slew of updated health … Read More Here

Garmin Rally Power Meter In-Depth Review (SPD/SPD-SL/LOOK KEO)

Garmin has launched three new power meters today, all under the new ‘Garmin Rally’ brand, which supersedes the Garmin Vector power meter lineup. The Rally series includes three pedal bodies at this point:  Shimano SPD-SL (road), Shimano SPD (typically off-road/MTB), … Read More Here

Garmin Enduro GPS Watch In-Depth Review

Let’s just get this out of the way upfront: There’s precisely one reason – and ONLY one reason to buy the Garmin Enduro: You want really long battery life, and are OK with that at the expense of any other … Read More Here

Garmin Lily Fitness Smartwatch In-Depth Review

Garmin has launched a new fitness tracker that extends the brand's offerings further into the stylish realm. On the surface, Lily might seem similar to the existing Vívomove series (including the Vívomove Style). However, there are numerous differences compared to … Read More Here

15 Years This Week: The Forerunner 305 Was Released: How does it test now?

It was 15 years ago this past week that the Forerunner 305 was released, at CES 2006 (Consumer Electronics Show). Arguably the device that began it all from a GPS running watch standpoint, its famed reddish color made it easy … Read More Here

Garmin Index S2 Smart WiFi Connected Scale In-Depth Review

Garmin has just announced the new Index S2 smart WiFi scale, building slightly upon the previous first-generation Index WiFi scale released nearly 5 years ago. This new model switches to a color display that’ll show weight trending information, helping to … Read More Here

Garmin Venu SQ In-Depth Review

Roughly a year after Garmin introduced their first AMOLED display unit, the Garmin Venu, the company is back at it with a stripped-down rectangular version – the Venu SQ. This less expensive variant still packs the vast majority of the … Read More Here

Garmin HRM-PRO In-Depth Review

The HRM-PRO brings together everything a Garmin user could want in a chest strap, from higher accuracy to offloading of workouts when in the water, plus daily activity data when a watch can't be worn. Read More Here