Garmin Venu Hands-on Review : First look – First true smartwatch was worth the wait

IFA 2019: It’s a Garmin watch – just not as we know it

It’s been a long time coming, but Garmin has finally launched a smartwatch to take on the Apple Watch. Garmin Venu is the company’s first smartwatch with a full AMOLED touchscreen display – diverting away from the basic LCD screens that have adorned its previous watches.

But the Venu is still a very Garmin watch.

If you were expecting to see the company go all-in with Wear OS and jump into bed with Google, you’d be mistaken. It’s translated the experience of a Fenix and Forerunner watches into a glossier, touchscreen smartwatch package – but left the mechanics nearly identical.

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