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Garmin Venu 3 - 45 mm Slate Stainless Steel Bezel and Black Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Case with Black Silicone Band - 8

Mfg # 010-02784-01 CDW # 7625115

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  • For fitness tracking
  • Diagonal display 1.4"
  • Wrist size: 5.31"
  • Bluetooth
  • ANT+
  • Black fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Silicone
  • 7.87"
  • Wi-Fi
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Purpose-built with advanced health and fitness features and the ability to make calls and send texts when paired with your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone, Venu 3 is more than just a smartwatch--it's your personal on-wrist coach there to support your every goal.
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Garmin Venu 3 - 45 mm Slate Stainless Steel Bezel and Black Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Case with Black Silicone Band - 8

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Garmin Venu 3 - 45 mm Slate/Black Stainless Steel Case w Black Silicone Ban is rated 4.40 out of 5 by 325.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features I bought a month ago and I’m so happy about that!!!
Date published: 2024-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has many great features but no instructions For example it keeps a ton of information on any golf course but I have not yet figured out how to find the distance to a hazard. Also only recently stumbled onto how to change distances from meters to yards. Same for my bike ride there are three screens of information on a ride, but once I saved the ride I could not find screen 2 or three. A very smart watch, but likes to keep secrets.
Date published: 2024-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu3 Owned for 1 month and so far I’m satisfied and not satisfied at the same time.
Date published: 2024-04-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to watch for sports! I own a Garmin Venu 3, Fenix 6X Pro and Samsung Galaxy Watch. Ever since buying the Venu 3, I haven't touched my Samsung watch. The battery life is better than all others. My wife has an Apple watch and I just bought her a Venu 3s because the battery on her Apple watch wouldn't last a day. Now her Venu 3S lasts a week or longer. I had a Forerunner 165 but returned it for the Venu 3 because I wanted a larger screen and the ability to use it to talk on my phone via Bluetooth. The Venu 3 display is awesome too. Bottom line - if you're loooking for a smart watch that handles serious activities, go with a Garmin!! The real hard part is picking the right Garmin watch for your specific needs!!
Date published: 2024-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving my Venu 3 I have had about a month and like the many features available.
Date published: 2024-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ECG Love my watch wish it had a ECG monitor system already on it. There are apps but they cost more and not sure what one to install
Date published: 2024-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Health and Exercise features are unique to Garmin At my 52 years, after several years with Apple and exercising more daily, I have found in Garmin a lot more features to train, rest and get accurate health data.
Date published: 2024-04-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for all types of users Having been a long time Fitbit user, I became frustrated with the lack of accuracy of my Versa 3 and the software and lack of support was increasingly frustrating. Having owned an Edge Explore I knew already the great Garmin potential so it took just a few minutes thought to move to the Venu 3 and drop the Fitbit in the bottom drawer. The quality of “free” reporting and the integration across devices and platforms as well as with Komoot is amazing. I committed to a personal fitness change with this purchase and the smartwatch has helped me every step of the way. Thanks Garmin
Date published: 2024-04-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it I love the venu3. It's a great little smartwatch/fitness tracker. It gives me motivation throughout the day if I've been sitting down for too long. It's got an onscreen keyboard like old cellphone keyboards. My only complaint is that the speaker while taking calls is very low and almost impossible to hear unless you're in a dead quiet place.
Date published: 2024-04-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overall watch I bought this a month ago and I'm so glad I did I'm loving everything about this watch
Date published: 2024-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not good for Swimming Apenas 1 ecrã no modo Natação em piscina. Não tem modo Drill. O contador de tempo não mostra os décimos/centesimos de segundos.
Date published: 2024-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgraded Garmin User Very Happy. I upgraded from a Vivo. Would have achieved Estatic if the migration/conversion process better processed/ completed the metrics and history for: VO2 Max, Fitness Age, Pulse Oxygen Readings and Activity Auto-Sense & Start.
Date published: 2024-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch just wish I could flip the display I’ve had this watch for a while. Great fitness tracking and overall battery performance. The problem is I wish I could flip the display. I keep accidentally pressing the buttons and if I could flip the display this wouldn’t happen. I also wish you could answer text messages on the watch but sadly there is no way to do that with this watch.
Date published: 2024-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exemplary, watch! I’ve had this watch for about two weeks and I love it. It does everything I need and quite a bit more. I do have a small problem however, with the size of the wrist strap I have very thick wrist and sometimes it’s uncomfortable, but that’s not enough to knock a star off.
Date published: 2024-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Watch I got the Venue 3 as a birthday gift about a month ago and it is amazing. I check the watch and the connect app daily and is such an amazing tool to track my health and fitness. I didn’t know that my sleep was as bad as it is and the sleep coach has been such a huge help!!
Date published: 2024-02-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tracking Watch Bought a few weeks ago since my FR645M corners broken rendering the watch unwearable. I have to say the screen on this watch is fantastic... Other than the one minor annoyance repeats of daily goal be achieved it's need a toggle for multiple or once ;)
Date published: 2024-02-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Garmin Works great and gives the best info that you need !!
Date published: 2024-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the various watch faces available. Variety of accessories to individualize my watch even more.
Date published: 2024-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buggy apps Poor support Purchased online directly from Garmin with sign for delivery request. Watch was delivered within a week by UPS with no signature required. Ring Doorbell cam showed a 45 seconds after small box was left on my front porch an individual crept up in broad daylight and it was stolen. Garmin refused to replace the watch. Lesson learned: order thru Amazon, Costco, Apple, etc as they would have honored the signature request and replaced the stolen watch.
Date published: 2023-11-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade to the Original Series 1 After 3 weeks all the functionality is now on and working well. Love the new screens I have on it and all the data it gives. Great purchase.
Date published: 2023-11-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Fitness Watch! Ive had my Venu 3 watch for about a month now, and I love it. This is my first Garmin product, and after reviewing the extensive array of watches that Garmin produces, I decided on the Venu 3. For the exercise routi es I do, and general lifestyle, it is perfect. Initially, I was looking for a watch with better battery life, and I'm happy to say that I've gotten up to 2 weeks of runtime on a single charge. I also appreciate the many metrics that the app provides, but one of the functions, (jetlag) has come in very handy, as I do international trips weekly. The sleep advisor is also a valuable tool to remind that more sleep is needed. Overall, I'm extremely happy with Garmin, and the Venu 3 smartwatch!
Date published: 2023-11-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Watch I purchased after seeing my cousin was happy with his. It helps me focus on lots of things regarding my health. The two main ones are steps and. As a shift worker it's an excellent sleep tracker because it will track sleep regardless of the time I go to bed. Also, it will track my naps. I also have sleeping problems.
Date published: 2023-11-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great so far What a marked improvement from my Fitbit Versa. So many more features, and more importantly the features work - accurate HR, I can read my HR while lap swimming, runnig, doing weights. All of these were spotty at best with that Versa. Happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2023-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome and better than the original Venu I had the original Venu and loved it for 3 years. I like the idea of the new heart features and Dick Tracy speakerphone watch. I larger font and improved user interface are worth the extra cost.
Date published: 2023-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome watch I upgraded to a newer watch last month. I had one of the original Venu. This one has so many extra features. It has a long battery life between 8-9 days with the pulse ox and other features turned on. There are a lot of free screen faces to choose from. Very comfortable and easy to read. I chose the larger face and it still looks good on a female wrist.
Date published: 2023-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart features I have been wearing my Garmin vue 3 for about 2 weeks now. It has been very insightful on why I am so fatigued at times. I have Ehler Danlos Syndrome and dysautonomia POTS and my pulse will jump 40 beats from laying to standing. My body battery often drops to 5 at the end of the day.
Date published: 2023-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this watch Extremely pleased with features, activities features, and battery life.
Date published: 2023-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Such a great watch for overall fitness!! I enjoy using it daily.
Date published: 2023-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice surprises I've only had this watch for a month. It has way more features than I knew I was getting. Even though I will only use a few of them it does what I wanted. I especially like the sleep score..its helping me get much better rest by making me more consious of what I need to do to sleep better And I'm sure I will learn more of the features over time. I also like the improved battery life.
Date published: 2023-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect workout partner 4.5 ?? so close to 5 I bought this to replace a perfectly functioning vivoactive 4. One thing about Garmin watches, they last. You’ll replace it just because you want something new, that is why I purchased the Venu 3. It was definitely an upgrade, the new screen is much brighter and the animations and tracking is better. The main reason for the upgrade was I wanted the option to answer calls and possibly voice respond to a text. The calls feature is great and has nice clarity and no delay. The voice response to texts is a disappointment. I am using a Samsung Galaxy Flip 5. I hate bixby so went to Google Assistant. I gave the watch and phone permission to access while locked, but cannot access the messages app without unlocking the phone. This could possibly work with a bixby, Samsung’s assistant, but its voice recognition is so bad, it’s not worth it. If this function worked as planned, this watch is easily 5 stars. For now it’s 4.5 Long story short, buy this watch, you won’t be disappointed and if not this one, any Garmin, you can’t go wrong.
Date published: 2023-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great health watch Great watch, accurate health monitoring. Long lasting battery. Only complaint is that its Not user friendly
Date published: 2023-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ECG app will not load after sync Purchased a month ago replacing an earlier Garmin, specifically for the additional capability of detecting Afib. The ECM app will not load after synchronization and getting an ECM reading. Deleted and reinstalled Garmin Connect did not help. HELP!
Date published: 2023-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incremental upgrade I e had the V3 for a few months now and I’m quite satisfied. There are still plenty of bugs that need to be sorted. Custom Workouts interface needs improving. You can’t edit reps or weight in the watch while doing the actual workout. It just moves forward to the next exercise. Overall I would recommend this watch for the niche group it is designed fo.
Date published: 2023-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing fitness watch This is not my first Garmin watch and not my last; I am enjoying several things from the Venu 3 including the following. The battery life is amazing, I charge it once a week and I get a lot of notifications from texts, WhatsApp, home alarm and more. I like how easy it is to setup not only the Venu 3 but also the application for the phone as well as my computer and both of them offer a lot of information of my activities. The watch is always monitoring my health, how well I sleep, if I have to keep moving, or if I need to rest by giving me my body battery information. In the morning it gives me a morning report, including how well I slept, what the weather is going to be like for the day and more. I have taken the watch swimming, running, hiking, yoga, meditation, cycle, exercising and it does great on keeping track. I can pay using Garmin pay without my phone so I like that as well. I can also leave my phone at home when I am doing any of the activities. The watch has a lot of types of activities that it tracks and it also has training programs to follow. The Venu 3 is also compatible with both Android and Apple phones. Overall it is an amazing fitness watch, customizable and well made. I am enjoying it. I would like the charging to be on the side instead of the back but since I charge it once a week, it is not a big deal. I would like a bigger version too.
Date published: 2023-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing and more Fun to Use! I am glad that I ended up with this watch! I had read another review on it before it arrived and it had me concerned but once I had a chance to give it a try out myself I was pleasantly surprised to see what it would have available! I find that it is better at noticing and noting my steps and movments and it seems to be more accurate on my step counts during my workouts too. I really appreciate knowing that it will give me info that I can use to assist me on my way to being healthy! And I am so appreciative of how it was built too so that the part that is in contact with my skin has less of an area that catches the yuck that makes it easier to wash away.
Date published: 2023-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still learning, great so far Frankly, I wanted a Samsung, but the battery life was an issue. 1 or 2 days just wouldn't work. And now I know I made the right choice. I'm still learning the features and how to use the 2 apps for it. The address book is a little clunky, but functional. My old Samsung just used the phone's list while the Garmin needs to import up to 50. I've added a data watch face that has about 10 different fields and colors galour. Love that. It's a pricey watch, but it does everything I've wanted so far.
Date published: 2023-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just love it ! Yeah I will say I love garmin products a lot but this watch is amazing responding easy to navigate I like brightness of the screen features also battery just last forever . Just one little thing I had problems with a fénix watch couple months ago with cable for charge for some reason the dots on this watch just peel off and then it was no way to charge the watch the Venu3 also has the type of dots hopefully that same issue won’t happens with this one in a near future
Date published: 2023-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very complicated It took me two days to get the clock face to pop up. I finally got it connectued to my phone and wifi. There is a lot of stuff that I do not know how to use. Last evening I was able to answer my phone with it. Dick Tracy here I come.
Date published: 2023-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Features Had this watch about a month and so glad I purchased it. This is my first smartwatch and glad I chose Garmin.
Date published: 2023-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch but..... In general...very pleased with the watch. Two reasons for not giving 5 stars: 1. Unable to see photos directly from watch..tried every setting with no result. 2. ECG app not available in my country (should use a disclaimer and let app work everywhere)
Date published: 2023-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it ! I love Venu 3, it is pack with great features and very light weight, very suitable for daily wear. The skin temperature change seems to reflect my daily wellness . I wish the training readiness is also added later on. For now, I have to wear my Tactix 7 one day per week to get my training readiness.
Date published: 2023-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 I have the original Venu that I purchased 4 years ago and it got a lot of use. I was ready to upgrade my Garmin watch and decided to go with the Venu 3. The watch functions are intuitive, the screen is brighter and crisper and it charges very easy.
Date published: 2023-12-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best one so far!!!!! I bought this Item 3 weeks ago, Just get it, you will not be disappointed at all…. Amazing
Date published: 2023-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features nice watch, but would like to see them sink the watch faces with the phone like samsung
Date published: 2023-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than the Versa Love the battery life, with always on display turned on. Customization is great. Heart beat has been very accurate. When security camera comes on the watch give we the picture.
Date published: 2023-12-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good as Advertised Upgraded my Venu 2 to the Venu 3. Not a significant upgrade as I was perfectly happy with the 2. The 3 however has a few more bells and whistles, a bigger display and will get new feature upgrades in the future that the 2 will not.
Date published: 2023-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Smartwatch held back by software It's a perfect smartwatch in every sense except for a few software issues that are mildly infuriating. For e.g. Using Voice Assistant on this watch is a hit or miss, mostly a miss.
Date published: 2023-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very well-designed gadget As a runner, data geek and former Apple watch and fitbit user, I love how this was designed and how it visualize the data it collects.
Date published: 2023-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definite Step Up from FitBit! I switched from FitBit to Garmin because the FitBit features were lacking. I decided to go with Garmin instead of Apple because the Venu 3 has 7-10 day battery life where the Apple watch has at most 36 Hours. I do not want to have to charge it everyday. Since wearing the Garmin Venu 3 for about a month now, I am loving all the data that I get from the app. I also love how comfortable the watch is, the customization of the watch face and being able to do challenges with my husband!
Date published: 2023-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would be amazing if it had a smart wake alarm Happy to be back with a long-battery life garmin watch, but in terms of features outside of battery life it is not better than Fitbit's sense/versa offerings. Previously with fitbit, I had a better-than-average waking experience with the smart wake feature. For some reason Garmin doesn't include this, despite tracking all of the body data that would make it possible. Third party apps support the functionality somewhat, but at the cost of overnight body data tracking which in turn removes a lot of the body battery / etc feedback on the watch. It is frankly embarassing that Garmin hasn't implemented this feature in 2023. If you're a busy person that doesn't always have a consistent bedtime then you'll need to find another alarm solution to make up for Garmin's feature oversight. Currently wearing my older fitbit to bed to make up for this.
Date published: 2023-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing technology in this It can do so many things. I printed out the user's manual. It was 40 pages..printed on both sides. As time goes on I am finding my way around the watch. I track my heart rate when I work out, my sleep cycles, I tried the EEG function, I like the fact I can change the watch face. Need to find one that has military time. I like how it connects to my phone and vibrates when I get an email or a txt. Still lots to learn about it and you keep adding new functions.
Date published: 2023-12-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing!!! I ditched my Apple Watch for the Venu 3 and I’m so glad I did. I love all of the features, the style, app integration, etc!!
Date published: 2023-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Watch This watch is amazing the accuracy and detail from sleep coach and walking tracking, the apps that you can link such as golf it's like 2 watches in 1. Battery is decent about 1 week on regular operation however 14 if you change to smart watch status. Wish it was 14 on regular operation
Date published: 2023-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than my Garmin Vivoactive4 I've used a Garmin Vivoactive4 for several years and this is a significant upgrade. For me it's the perfect combination of smart watch and activity tracker. I use it mostly for golf and pickleball and to track my sleep and daily health stats. It has not disappointed me. The new display is so nice, the watch is responsive, and easy to use. I have no regrets that I upgraded to this model. It has the perfect combination of features for my needs.
Date published: 2023-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features A smart watch that covers 90% use cases for an average Joe who uses a smart watch.
Date published: 2023-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I bought this a couple weeks ago and I love it. Very easy to use and I love the big numbers
Date published: 2023-12-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best smart watch I've had yet. Had Watch for 3 t4 weeks sofar.Display and Watch face are easy to read and love health and exercise features . My fourth. Smart water and my favorite so far . Second Venu. I'll stick with this one for awhile. I love it
Date published: 2023-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great variety of features Great for monitoring heart health and exercise. Checking the weather. And hanging up on spam.
Date published: 2023-12-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice product but still needs improvement Watch have great set of features and good battery life, although companion application could be better also some features are working worse than expected which doesn’t seem to be of rocket science and already existing for years in other watches, responsiveness and built quality/materials could be better for its price.
Date published: 2023-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features. A couple issues. I bought the Venu 3 on sale to replace my 5 year old Garmin. While it's neat that it can do a few more things, the activities remain the same as before. My main problem is how scratched the screen is already. I've bought a screen protector for it, but I never had to with my last one. I'm almost embarrassed that it looks so old so soon.
Date published: 2023-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall love it Love: Lightweight and so far, durable (I am notoriously klutzy) Has some touch screen interaction Can take calls Awesome HR tracking (I hate HR monitor straps, so this is great) Love all the Garmin workout features Redshift! flashlight!! Meditation and breath work (though I wish there was a way to turn off the voice prompts) Move alerts HRV Morning reports... OK, basically ALL the fitness features, plus I like how I can get/reply to (android phone) text messages, see emails, etc. I also like how this is more limiting than the current Android smartwatch that I own--in terms of I get notifications, etc from the Venu3 but there's a limit on how involved I can get with answering things--which I like because for me it feels like one step away from always being tied to my phone. Things I'd change/add: --customized move alert timing/time of day for the alerts --add an "I'm sick and can't workout" pause button to ease the workout guilt --Start an activity by tapping on an icon on the watch face --able to add 'time of day' to workout data screens
Date published: 2023-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I have had several different Garmin watches for years and the improvements and upgrades just keep getting better! I love the ease of getting to my activities and widgets. It is intuitive. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a smartwatch that helps you achieve your health goals.
Date published: 2023-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to setup and use I purchased this watch to help me track my overall fitness as I work to get back in shape. I have used Garmin products for competitive cycling and running in the past and the Venu 3 has not disappointed me so far.
Date published: 2023-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 110% better than last smart watch I am so happy to let go of that terrible Fitbit. This Garmin watch lasts forever on a charge. My Garmin never losses connection to my phone. My Garmin always counts flights of stairs correctly. Should have purchased 6 years ago.
Date published: 2023-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Watch This is a great product! This Garmin gives me more information on my health than I could ever ask for! Look forward to all the new stuff I learn about myself everyday!
Date published: 2023-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch just make it with flashlight I bought it last month. Great watch ! Like a fans of Venu line iam i hope on next venu to have flashlight and more premium material . Other things all great .
Date published: 2023-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Smartwatch ever! Very much anticipating this smartwatch with a wealth of features for both Health & Fitness, but now also really good Smartwatch-Features (like calling on the watch)! This is by far the best watch I ever had and I can wholeheartedly recommend this watch to every Health, Fitness and Smartwatch aficionado! Sleek design too and long battery! Excellent Watch!
Date published: 2023-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good . Good so far. Has some god features but wish it worked with Apple
Date published: 2023-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin Venu 3 Christmas 2023 I received a Garmin Venu 3 for Christmas (as I specifically bought it for my wife to give it to me) as a replacement for my other smartwatch due to them continually downgrading their app. I had been thinking of switching to Garmin for the past 2 years but due to price points kept going back with the competitor. Now I am wondering why I didn't get "smart" two years ago. The Venu 3 has everything the competitor ended: challenges for multiple types of exercises, fitness programs, expeditions, weekly challenges, and customizable app layout and watch faces. I am just beginning to use and learn its many features but have already gotten excited about achieving daily and weekly goals on multiple items. The Watch Face I am using, called GLANCE (free version), allows a complete customization where I can see progress arcs on steps, battery percentage and battery percentage arc, time with AM/PM and seconds, date (customizable format), distance, heart rate, and calories. That's all EASILY visible on the main watch face. I am still learning how to click thru for more details on the watch but have added multiple exercises which I plan on adding to my weekly exercise list. Then we go to the APP. Which literally blows away the former smart watch's app I used. Not even comparable. The app can be condensed or expanded on your phone. The map details on my walk show street names and you can even see what side of the street I walked on thru my neighborhood. It shows pace to such a level of color coded detail I can literally see where I had to stop and wait for my dog's to pee as we walked thru the neighborhood. I am literally kicking my self for not switching years ago. You do have to add My Fitness Pal to count calories and link it to Garmin as they suggest and this is seamless. They have a free version but I opted to actually pay for the version which allows a product code scan, which is awesome. I have had the Venu 3 and Garmin for about 3 days of use now and can highly recommend buying this product. Battery life is very good even with my usage of turning on all the battery draining features for daily use. The App Store, and even Garmin's web site, does not do the App justice in describing its features. Once you start to get into the details of what the app and watch are capable for enhancing fitness goals, its pretty remarkable. If you are on the "fence" about what Smart Watch to buy I can highly recommend Garmin for its App and this particular model, the Venu 3 which is highly rated on the internet in multiple review articles.
Date published: 2023-12-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love mostly everything about it. I got this about a month ago, love everything about it except it’s not accurate counting stairs-flights. Way off.
Date published: 2023-12-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and overwhelming. I’ve had my Garmin venue three for a couple months now. Still learning the ins and outs of its operation. Trying to set up a custom workout is frustrating. Not finding any of the specific exercises that I’m looking for. Subsequently what I’m doing is not on sync with what the watch thinks I’m doing. Still working on a custom watch face. Just not finding the items I’m looking for. Overall I am really enjoying this new watch. Coming from the vevo, active three it is quite an upgrade!
Date published: 2024-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good but watch out for this one gotcha... I upgraded from a Venu 2. Particularly loving the HRV insights (especially as I'm already improving them) but many new and improved features and made the upgrade worthwhile for me. However I'm very disappointed that this watch doesn't show Running Dynamics when paired with an HR Pro Plus chest strap. Time for Garmin to simplify the product/feature matrix and deliver features on all watches that can support them, not segment the product line up as they currently do. It's confusing and frustrating. And I don't think it's good for business.
Date published: 2024-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Switched from a Apple Watch 8 to this Garmin Venu 3. I am really impressed with the motivation this causes. For some reason closing the rings on the Apple Watch, is not nearly as exciting as adopting challenges and trying to achieve them. The commitment on the Garmin is great. I love the data, and the coachs built into the system that give practical advice. The body battery is a great feature also. Overall, its not the easiest to setup, and the app is not as refined. But looking past those things, its a better data and motifvation machine over the apple watch. The band that came with the watch did not do well for me, and caused me issues. I replaced the band and solved that problem easily.
Date published: 2024-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A complete smartwatch I like that it comes close to a smartwatch but without neglecting the sporty. The battery doesn't last more than 5-6 days and I expected a little more but I have quite a few features and it's a very nice watch to use
Date published: 2023-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The worse watch I ever had Bought it about 4 months ago mainly because I read a good reviews about its reliability. I am a very active person: wave surfing, Swimming, etc. After 2 months it’s start not working properly, another 2 weeks Dead!!! So frustrating….
Date published: 2024-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch I wear the watch for 4 weeks. I must say the watch is incredible! The sensors are really accurate. Is compared them with an independent system with a chest band and the test proved the accuracy of the watch. It took some time to understand the menu structure of the watch, but after 4 weeks I'm able to find the most things without tlhelp.
Date published: 2024-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venue 3 Absolutely love watch. One major short coming is that it can't be untethered from phone like Samsung smart watch 6, my other watch. Garmin battery life significantly better than Samsung.
Date published: 2023-12-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not what I expected click noises with buttons, hard to press the 3rd button` as well... don't know if it is defective
Date published: 2024-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great smartwatch I bought this right after Christmas,Great watch, wish it was solar
Date published: 2024-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Un muy buen producto, pero no Excelente. Lo compré hace 1 mes, y es muy buen productos y preciso con el pace y distancia. Sin embargo, no me gustó que no puedo responder mensajes cortos desde reloj porque no es compatible con Apple. El resto de herramientas si.
Date published: 2024-01-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the Apple Watch at Health and Fitness An impressive take on a smart watch from Garmin. I replaced my aging Apple Watch with the Venue 3 and haven't looked back. The health and fitness metrics are FAR superior, and it's much more comfortable to wear at night so I actually get to collect sleep metrics. My biggest complaint is the touch screen. It's not nearly as responsive as the Apple Watch. I find myself wishing it had the two additional buttons that the Forerunner has.
Date published: 2024-01-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like it with reservation. I got this for Christmas and returning it because comparing to other heart monitor devises, it sometimes give false elevated reading.
Date published: 2024-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch with scope for improvement The Garmin Venu 3 is a high-performance smartwatch that combines fitness tracking with advanced health features and smart functionalities. Its sleek design, stunning AMOLED display, and long battery life make it an excellent choice for those seeking both style and usability in a wearable device. With a range of preloaded activity profiles and accurate sensors, the Venu 3 provides comprehensive tracking for various sports and workouts. Whether you're running, cycling, or hitting the gym, this watch will deliver detailed data on distance, pace, heart rate, and more. The on-screen animations and coaching features further enhance your fitness journey, helping you achieve your goals and push your limits. Beyond fitness, the Venu 3 excels in health monitoring. It tracks your heart rate variability, stress levels, sleep quality, and even offers body battery energy monitoring. This holistic approach to health allows you to optimize your well-being and manage your energy throughout the day. On the smart front, the Venu 3 keeps you connected without the need to constantly check your phone. It delivers notifications for calls, messages, and social media alerts, ensuring you stay connected while on the go. The Garmin Pay feature allows for contactless payments, adding convenience and ease to your shopping experience. With onboard music storage, you can also enjoy your favorite tunes without the need for a separate device. Battery life is worth mentioning, as it offers up to five days of typical use and up to eight hours in GPS mode. This longevity ensures you can go about your day without worrying about constant charging interruptions. In conclusion, the Garmin Venu 3 is a powerful yet stylish smartwatch that caters to fitness enthusiasts and health-conscious individuals. Its comprehensive tracking features, advanced health monitoring, and smart capabilities make it a valuable companion for both workouts and daily life. If you're looking for a reliable, feature-packed wearable that combines fitness, style, and functionality, the Garmin Venu 3 is definitely worth considering.
Date published: 2024-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn't Keep It Sent it back. Google assistant rarely worked. Most notifications didn't come through consistently. Fitness features worked great. Smart phone features were unreliable.
Date published: 2024-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big upgrade! I bought this to replace another brand of smartwatch. And it easily has 10 times the features and depth of data from my previous smartwatch. This watch is a powerful aid, to managing health and fitness for me.
Date published: 2024-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love with my Venu 3 Since the first day wearing it, I loved it! Amazong watch, features and readings.
Date published: 2024-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please fix weather on watch. It shows wrong values Hi there, thank you for great product. I like garmin venue 3. But i am a little bit disappointed. After two weeks of usage, i found that weather became wrong on watch screen. It shows different values, not what i have on watch. When i did set up of watch, i selected Weather settings to get data from my iPhone. And everything was Ok. But after few weeks you released some upgrade to watch and Connect app. And now i don’t have option is user settings to change weather config. There is no such setting any more. Why? And now my watch shows wrong weather. In setting on watch for weather there is only option to update my location by GPS. But gps does not work properly in Ukraine due to fu*ed russia aggression over Ukriane. Please return weather setting to iPhone Connect app. Thanks in advance. Have a nice day.
Date published: 2024-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Screen just snags attention. I’ve had it for a month and it’s a pretty basic watch compared to other watches on garmin’s line, but make no mistake about it. This watch still runs circles around the competition. It’s the perfect everyday watch for me. Money well spent so far.
Date published: 2024-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device Much nicer than previous garmin devices... Has some update software that really helps.
Date published: 2024-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great.. no amazing watch It's been close to a month now with this beast of a watch and it's amazing. Watch history was apple watch which was great but battery is a no no for me till about 8 months ago. Then moved to a amazfit watch (gts 4) which fixed the battery problem but lacked some more smart watch features since there was close to none there till last month. No fast forward to now and I found the perfect mix. Good battery, good smart watch functions, great fitness tracking capabilities. I have AOD for about 15 hours of the day and that lasts me about 4 days and I use the fitness tracking for about an hour and a half a of which is not what was promised but still great to me which is better than 1 day. It is helping keep better track of my training plus my own body. 10/10
Date published: 2024-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much potential, but not realized. Good: The display is clear and bright. The setup was relatively easy. Poor: The only good watch faces are from 3rd party apps who want all sorts of access to my watch which in turn has access to all sorts of things from my phone ... Security issue. The watch doesn't automatically change from one time zone to another leading to missing appointments. The sleep data is way off ... someone is just guessing. The phone app does menu options you don't have on the watch and the watch has some menu options you don't have on the app. They should match. The screen-on-when-you-gesture only works about 75% of the time. The 3 buttons on the side are completely unintuitive .. which is "in" which is "out" which is "next" ... complete guess situation by situation.
Date published: 2024-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great daily driver I've had my Venu3 a few weeks. Before this I had a Fenix7 and also have an old Vivoactive 3music. The Venu3 has been great for the weight and thinner width. Good all-rounder..I can save music to the device, has big easy to read screen but not thick, has golf activity which I use all summer, and the newer sensor for better health metrics. I put on an elastic nylon band and it works great, whereas it might not with a heavier watch. I have had Afib so the ECG ability is great. Other than that I can't really tell any difference in the new sensor over the Fenix. HR seems a bit slow to respond compared to a chest strap but are super accurate once things stabilize. As Afib sufferers know... watch optical HR sensors are all but useless when you are actually in arrhythmia...you need a chest strap. But other than that they match up well in my tests. Venu3 has a unique sleep coach which is a neat feature and Sleep scoring has improved over time with Garmin, although I still wouldn't bank on it exclusively if sleep tracking is vital for you. I do find the new nap detection has worked well. Nowhere near the Fenix bells and whistles in the Venu3...simplicity has its pros and cons...things I personally wish the Venu3 had: Trail Running activity (I just use Hiking when I do a trail run, which is ok...I still think adding basic Trail Running should be available..cmon Garmin). I also wish the Golf features were more up to Fenix standard, but they are not. Just the basics, but glad to have them. I found I wasn't using the built in Fenix maps much at all so I don't miss that feature as much as I thought i would really, though some of the Hill and Endurance features were fun. The Venu3 is more health and daily driver functional and not the uber outdoor watch. Running has been fine and I appreciate the lighter weight... luckily the reaction time of the wrist gesture has gotten better with these amoled screens, so you shouldn't run into poles waiting for the display to light up to useable levels. That said, the MIP is probably always going to be more consistent there. Overall I have loved the brighter Amoled screen and has been worth the tradeoff in battery. For me, width of the watch is a biggie as I wear it all day and overnight. The 12mm is a nice compromise in size and functions/battery life. As Garmin gets better battery tech and bigger watches slim down, I may look at diff models down the road. I don't mind bigger screens at all.. it's the thickness that tends to bother me over time. I'm glad battery life tech has been a priority for Garmin as it makes it a front runner for me over the Pixel watches and such for now.
Date published: 2024-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Garmin watch I've had the Fenix, Epix and now the Venu3. What I love about the Venu is the simplicity of the screens. The great image it has and the variety of apps. Easy to use and really customizable with the Garmin connect app. What I wish it was a little dressier. The watch looks and feels a little plasticky despite the metal bezel. Which allows for an EEG which I really like. I'd pay slightly more for this watch if it looked nicer. Also I'd like the side buttons to be a little more substantial, not plastic. The bottom button is not as responsive as it should be. Overall it's know my go to Garmin watch as it has a nice small profile vs. the Epic and Fenix
Date published: 2024-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Combo of Smart and Training Updated my watch from the venu 2 Plus to the new Venu 3 and really really pleased. The screen is still amazing and really vibrant, easy to read, and works great! I've been really satisfied with the extra training features but the most important ones have been the sleep and recovery enhancements that did not appear on the venu 2 plus. I'm not sure if they would have but I was happy to do the upgrade to the new model and work with the new features as a whole. The HR monitor was worth the jump too as it incorporates the new sensor that should be more accurate as well as offer more features to the watch then just your basic HR monitoring. As far as the smart watch features go, it is cool that I can still take calls on my wrist with the watch although I rarely do. Seeing text messages was the biggest thing and although this is not different from my Venu 2 Plus, it is a nice feature to have. I think there needs to be a little more custimazation to the notification in general so that I can tailor my watch to show me the notifications I want like say texts, calls, certain app notifications, and other items. But for not its pretty much all app notifications or just the basic notifications of calls and texts. It works for me but something I would like to see down the line with the Venu series where you can customize your watch to notify you of certain things. I know other smart watches in the market are able to do this so I would love to see that in here eventually but not a deal breaker at all. In fact, it is such a small category item in comparison to all the other items that you get in this watch when it comes to training and day to day function. Last thing is about battery life. Really amazing battery life on this device. I've been able to get around 7ish days of battery all while logging at least one one hour training sessions 6/7 days of the week. This is all while using the watch in the smart watch mode and not the "always on" display. Really satisfied with this and happy to have made the jump to the newer model! Tons of great features I have not really even used here as well that I look forward to exploring down the line.
Date published: 2024-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing device! I bought the Venu 3 because of the features not available on my Garmin Vivomove Luxe, including afib detention and hrv status, as well as being able to answer calls. Exceeded my expectations. Easy to use and a beautiful display, plus with Garmin Connect IQ you can create your own watch faces.
Date published: 2024-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overall! Awesome watch to help keep track of all your fitness, sleep, and health. I really use it to help record my progress for fitness, tennis, and golf and tracking my results. The only complaint I have is wishing the Bluetooth could connect a little farther. It seems to only go about 25ft and alerts you every time you disconnect or connect when you are at that distance. Other than that it’s a solid overall watch!
Date published: 2024-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 Most multi functional watch I've ever had. Great for the sports I love, i:e: Running Golf, Biking, Hiking. Does it all quite well with ease. And great battery life compared to my other Garmins.
Date published: 2024-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent smartwatch I'm a long time Garmin fitness tracker / smart watch user, the Venu3 is my 4th Garmin. This is by far the best. The screen is bright and easy to use. The fitness tracking is easy to use and very effective. Integration with my iphone is great. I love that this watch has a speaker. Battery life is amazing.
Date published: 2024-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good features for a Fitness tracker watch I have a Garmin VivoActive4 Fitness watch that I purchased in 2019. It was my first Garmin Fitness watch and have been very pleased with it. It was way ahead of any prior fitness watch brand I had previously owned. But the battery was fading at 4 years of use. So I first purchased a Garmin VivoActive5 to replace it. The VivoActive5 was a disappointing experience. Inaccurate heart rate and sleep data and totally different from my VivoActive4. I went from meeting fitness and sleep goals to not even being close. Only difference was the Fitness watch. My fitness activities and sleep routines had not changed. I returned the VivoActive5 and purchased a Gamin Venu3. While there are still differences in heart rate and sleep data in comparison to my VivoActive4 they are more accurate than the VivoActive5. The Venu3 has later generation sensors, step capability, ECG and other features the VivoActive5 does not have. The OLED display is awesome. The battery charge is better but 11 days as stated in the Specs unless you turn off many of the features you use on a Fitness Watch. But overall a much better choice as a successor to my Garmin VivoActve4. Garmin offers the best value and choices for fitness watches. I would not go back to any of the previous brands I owned.
Date published: 2024-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch, great battery I mainly use the watch for running and sleep tracking. I'm not too concerned about the accuracy of the measurements, but it is reasonable and in line with my previous measurements on other devices. The battery life is great, since I don't have to worry about it being out of battery every day. I do charge it once every few days during the time I shower, so I'm not too sure about the exact battery length without charging. The watch is also stylish, and overall, I don't have anything bad to say about it :P
Date published: 2024-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features,battery life is not what they said. Brought this about a month ago.Really enjoyed the featuresThe one downside is that the battery only lasts about a week,not 14 days.
Date published: 2024-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice watch but could be improved Great activities, apps, and sensors. Needs more app support, specifically for me, YouTube Music.
Date published: 2024-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot of impressive features Got it for Christmas. All the features took some getting used to, since this is my first smart watch. It borders on too much information since I am used to a standar watch, but it is great.
Date published: 2024-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch Love the venu 3, way better than my old vivoactive.
Date published: 2024-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Battery life for days I switched from using a FitBit, which required daily charging and additional fees for full features, to the Venu 3. This new watch offers all its functionalities without extra charges, and I am slowly retraining my brain to break the habit of nightly recharging. The Venu 3 perfectly balances smartwatch and fitness tracker features. Surprisingly, it also integrates more effectively with my Pixel phone than the FitBit, even though FitBit is associated with Google.
Date published: 2024-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade from the original Venu I've had the original Venu for a few years and the OLED display is half faded-out. I liked that one so much that I stuck with it in the Venu 3. There are some nice upgrades and the screen is much better (yes, even before the fading). The main thing that kept me from getting a Fenix that was on sale is the ECG app - my Doc even recommended it for me and I got it with FSA $'s. I was given the Approach S62 for my golf habit, but if I forget that one the golf app in the Venu does just fine.
Date published: 2024-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice watch with plenty of features I got mine for Christmas and have been very happy with all the things that it does and how easy it is to use
Date published: 2024-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Rounded Bought it a few weeks ago, it's helpful with fitness goals, which is what I primarily got it for but it is also a capable smartwatch with texting and calling and the whole deal. Good purchase
Date published: 2024-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall excellent device! I am pleased overall. Great battery life. The software has a learning curve which is understandable. Hoping to replace the oura ring but sleep data is not on par. I work as an IT architect and happy to help test any software.
Date published: 2024-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great functions, better finish desirable. Ideal features for fitness focused and fantastic battery life.
Date published: 2024-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feature rich and stylish Been waiting for this upgrade for a while and it was definitely worth it. I'm a cyclist and this device compliments my Garmin head unit perfectly. The features are plentiful and the combo is great for even the most avid cyclist. I am particularly impressed with the display quality and the variety of watch faces available on Garmin Connect IQ Store. HRV and ECG are welcome introductions and the operating system is thankfully more intuitive than previous versions. As expected, Garmin Pay works faultlessly with my MasterCard for contactless payments. Voice Assistant is a handy addition, and when used with Google Home, works intelligently with my smart home devices for automation procedures. The watch is lightweight, has a massively improved battery life, and a wealth of new intelligent features (Glances). Garmin Connect is polished and integrates well with third party apps/services. All round, a great buy and I'm impressed with this generation of the Venu.
Date published: 2024-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely love it I received the Venu 3 as a Christmas gift and I love all of the features and the screen display is beautiful. It fits comfortably on my wrist and has an incredible battery life. Best. Gift. Ever. I had a Forerunner 45 before and the Venu 3 launched me into the future.
Date published: 2024-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my medical tools I'm I'm a quadriplegic with 1 arm that works. It saves me from having to reach for my phone.
Date published: 2024-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Venu 3 I really love the data it provides on sleep as well as the suggestions/recommendations based on my da
Date published: 2024-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from first smartwatch Got it for Christmas. So far so good and still learning all these functions that the watch have. One thing i think is not as accurate is the heart rate monitor. Reason i said this is because i know my heart is racing after doing a few pushup, but monitor is not reflecting it. Did not get a chance to utilized the GPS function yet. Definitely good battery life. Looks good. Still learning and alot of function i have yet to use.
Date published: 2024-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Venu 2 but with same software issues It is now over a month since I had this watch; I wanted to gather enough information for this review. I had a Venu 2 before this, so I can tell you a little bit about the differences. Let's start with the good part: - sync speed is better though occasionally the sync process seems to hang - battery life is offering a day or two extra; I have the always-on display enabled and it lasts about 4-5 days. - improved sensors. The altimeter sensor on Venu 2 was so bad that even after I got a replacement under warranty it will still show that I completed my floors goal by walking on a flat surface. But so far no issue with Venu 3. - I like the new Morning Report though there are issue with the weather info (see below) and calendar displaying only one event. The bad is mostly related to the watch software. I feel like Garmin's software team has something to learn from Fitbit. A collaboration with Fitbit/Google might benefit them. - Weather app. The issue here seems to be that they display "Feels Like" temperature instead of actual temperature. It might be their excuse to cover software issue but it gets even worth when current temperature is outside the Minimum-Maximum range by 10 degrees or more (see images). There are three temperatures displayed on the watch: current, min and max. Logically when the watch current temperature is outside the ranges, there is a technical problem. Instead of taking a logical decision, Garmin's customer support is trained to find the issue on the user's side. After long complicated debug processes, the outside temperature raised more than 10 degree so it will no longer falls under the minimum. Now they think their debug solved my issue. Until next morning when I see the issue again but I don't have time to waste on customer support anymore. - Sleep score. Sometimes you get a good sleep and then you look at the watch and it gives you 48 (Poor) score. Why? I looked at the sleep components: 3 are Excellent, 1 Good, 1 Fair and 1 Poor. How is that giving a Poor overall score. Don't you see a problem here? Customer support says: It seems there is a problem with the Stress Level on your watch. Can you clear all data from your watch and wait another 6 days to collect enough data for an "accurate" sleep score? Now my wife has the same issue on Venu 3S; I think you should treat this as a rule not like an exception. - Swimming. My pool is 10 meters long but Garmin doesn't allow me to set a length bellow 13 meters. Customer support answers that the algorithm is relying on number of strides and the data will not be accurate under 15 yards. First of all saying that my pool is 15 yards long instead of 11 will definitely generate inaccurate results. Second, the number of strides is not a good way to calculate swim length. In the beginning, when I am rested, I need 7-8 strides to cover the length, but when I am tired I might need double the strides. Why don't you use the pool length I set (10m) and using the amounts of sensors on the watch, you can auto-detect easily when users is doing a change in direction? - Auto-detect activity. I was expecting that Venu 3 will have an improved version of it since Venu 2 will sometimes auto-detect few minutes late. Well instead of an improved version, the software team decided to remove it. It was probably too much of a hassle for them. - Auto-pause activity. Even thought they removed the auto-start / auto-stop activity features from Venu 3, they are still offering auto-pause. With the same rigid thinking, the feature cannot be customized (how many seconds of inactivity would trigger the pause). I tried this feature on my last vacation and at a point, my watch was continuously switch between pause and start even though I was still walking and my hand was not in a pocket but moving. This will also make me raise may hand to see what the watch wants? Why is it vibrating or beeping? At the end of my walking activity, my watch only gave me credit for 1.7 miles. My wife used the same feature without the auto-pause and her watch recorder 2.4 miles. So I was penalized 30% of the distance though distance should be the same. - phone calls. Generally works but it's a hit-and-miss. Sometimes the call gets disconnected from the watch and there is no option to retrieve the call back. On the Phone, you have to option to send a call to the watch but you need to try multiple times to succeed. And even after success, they added a confirmation to the watch: "Accept audio call?". Are they afraid the call might go to another device in the room? Isn't that prevented by the pairing process of the bluetooth connection? I am not getting any confirmations if I try to send the call to my tablet or to my car. - Stats: The iConnect app is showing me 25 stats about by walking activity: heart-rate, distance, time, elevation, etc. It even displays a map of my route which I really like; but the most important stat for walking is NOT there: number of steps. Conclusions: Since Samsung switched its watch operating system to Wear OS (Galaxy Watch 4) their watches are no longer working on IOS platform. That makes Garmin the only viable competitor to Apple Watch. For me, battery life was the decisioning factor. If you are an IOS user and can close your eyes on the software issues and on the poor customer support, then this is definitely a good option for you. I really hope that my review can help Garmin improve their products and we will see better smarter watches from them. Please excuse the quality of some photos; they where taken at night and with my screen protector on.
Date published: 2024-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best watch ever Bought 1 month ago to replace vivoactive I had for years. Love this watch
Date published: 2024-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beat expectations Spent a good deal of time searching, reading reviews and watching videos. Ultimately the battery life won me over. I'm over 70 and thought the Venu 3 might help motivate me to keep moving, running is out of the question with a bum knee however I'm walking more now that I have the watch to keep me aware of my daily totals.
Date published: 2024-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this watch Originally bought a Samsung. Big mistake. It does not monitor/record pulse rates anywhere near what they are. The Venu 3 records pulse rates properly, which accordingly calculates calories burned more accurately. The mapping of my walks/runs is amazing in its accuracy. And the ~week-long battery life is wonderful. I love this watch!!
Date published: 2024-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced my Vent I am very happy with this version (and I was happy with the original). The new features and the much better display is great.
Date published: 2024-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice features, good statistics. I owned a Fitbit before and are very happy a switched for a Garmin. It takes a little, after 3 years Fitbit, to find my way around in the menus, but it’s ok now. Statistics for heartbeats, HRV, stress and body battery are great and better then Fitbit in my opinion.Also some activities are there now that I missed in the past. I did not check the golf app but looks promising. I still are discovering new nice features. I would by a Garmin again. Best: no monthly charge for all features.
Date published: 2024-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch! My son gave this to me for Christmas, lucky Dad! I love it! Absolutely love it!
Date published: 2024-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch I changed my Vivoactive 3 with this watch and I am very happy with this venu 3. Better performance and a lot of new functionalities. Only problem at begging with my local golf course cause Garmin golf app must be updated.
Date published: 2024-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Smartwatch I've Ever Owned! This watch is great. There are so many options on this watch. I did a lot of comparative shopping before I bought this model. I've had several different Fitbit models and they don't even compare. I'm glad I waited for the Venu 3 because I have the touch screen and other features. The other day I tripped and fell, the watch knew that I fell down. It went to an emergency mode and basically asked me if I needed help. That made me feel pretty secure knowing that something happened that it would activate an emergency system. I'm really amazed by how sensitive this watch is!
Date published: 2023-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Smart Watch! Excellent Smart Watch with everything I wanted and needed. I have been a Garmin fan for many years now, this is my fourth Garmin watch and have yet to be disappointed! I am particularly happy with the ECG App and it's features, which is my primary reason for upgrading now from the Vivoactive 4. Good work Garmin engineers and developers!
Date published: 2023-11-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Update required The voice conversation switches to the watch speaker automatically If the lock is on, calls cannot be answered via the watch The dial cannot be silenced by the watch, only the dial can be hung up When you take off the watch, notifications arrive on the watch, not like other watches, only when you wear the watch
Date published: 2023-11-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functionally great, easily scuffed. I've had this watch for about a month now. I previously was running a vivoactive 3 until it got to the point it wouldn't hold a charge the entire day. When I upgraded I wanted similar features and the venu3 had the integrated speaker so I went with that. Expectations wise it's been great from a a user standpoint and is responsive. Unfortunately from just everyday use it turns out the metal is just painted rather than dyed so it scuffs easily and I can see by the end of the year my black metal watch turning silver from simple usage. And for the record I have a desk job so it's not like I'm taking it into a construction site.
Date published: 2023-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Factory defect bad The phone calls switched to the watch by it self. And if someone call you, you cant stop the watch from vibrating you have to answer or reject the call. So bad experience
Date published: 2023-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to operate After pairing, everything adds perfectly. I love the challenges that are provided. Being able to customize your own watch face is also a great feature.
Date published: 2023-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Watch! Best watch I've ever had! This watch has everything that I could ever want. I wish I had this for years!
Date published: 2023-11-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colorful Screen I have been using my Venu 3 for about 3 weeks now. Overall so far I am very happy. I have been able to track steps and sleep and some basic info. I am looking forward to exploring and using more of the great functions available. I leave the watch on all of the time and have it go in sleep mode each night. I using give it a quick charge when I am in the shower, which has been more than enough to keep it going.
Date published: 2024-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A major upgrade I received the Garmin Venu 3 for Christmas to replace the original Venu. I immediately noted the screen was brighter and clearer and navigation was snappier than I had become accustomed to. In addition, I appreciate the improvements to the sensors. For example, I find sleep tracking to be much more accurate and the addition of naps is a good one. The band that comes with the Venu is fine, but I have had issues with the clasp on both my original Venu and the Venu 3. That is why I was delighted to find that you make a very good quality band that uses a Velcro connector. This band is the most comfortable watch band I have ever worn.
Date published: 2024-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will not remain paired to phone The first months of using this watch was wonderful. Then all the sudden i was getting connection failed and shortly connection established. This has been going on for several weeks with no apparent reason since many of the time connection is lost the phone is right beside the watch. Now the phone and watch will not pair at all. VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH GARMIN.
Date published: 2024-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Design I am a longtime Garmin user having different models from top end to vivo's. I love the design & how its feel on the hand, great big screen compare to the top end which are heavy & bulky. You added almost all the features most appreciated. The Watch face must have more options like adding the date, temp....
Date published: 2024-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect All-around Activity Watch! Purchased this watch to monitor heart beat, calories burned while doing my daily walks. Amazingly, this watch monitors your various exercise activities and as a plus, also connects with your online music app. Love it!
Date published: 2024-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 My husband got it for me as a Christmas gift, I wanted it so badly but now that I have it I don't love it. I think I'm Keeping my Fenix 5 instead.
Date published: 2024-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fitness watch This watch is exactly what I needed. Even my cardiologist thinks it is great. The EKG is very accurate as well as the oxygen and BPM. I highly recommend this to everyone.
Date published: 2024-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problems initially Was difficult at first, it seems Garmin only sends the watch with USB-c when most of the world is still using the standard USB took over a week to be able to use the watch, until then it was an expensive paper weight. once it was properly setup and I had the charging cable I needed it has worked very well. Expensive but worth it.
Date published: 2024-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best gift ever! My husband bought this for me to help monitor my health. I'm always saying I'm tired. This shows us why. I'm under lots of stress.
Date published: 2024-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't see my runs in training status When I do excersis like running I can see my run in first page of garmin app in mobile but when I go to training status I can't see my run there. Before when I use garmin 945 run watch my first watch it was OK. But when I bought the new venu 3 and add it and remove the old watch from the app I faced this problem.
Date published: 2023-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many fitness options, Great Battery Life! I bought this to work with my Android phone and I bought an Apple Watch for my wife to work with her I-phone. She has to recharge her phone daily, and I only need to charge after a week or two even though I tend to do it once per day. It's nice to know I don't have to recharge it daily. My wife and I are still comparing our applications and their performance. I like to use a stationary cycle, but the app doesn't allow me to input the calories burned based on the computer output from my cycle. Maybe I need to learn more about the applications and I will find a way to record stationary cycle activities better. We both like our sleep apps, but the Garmin provides more information than the Apple watch. OK, my Garmin will not receive calls without my phone Bluetoothed to it and her Apple watch doesn't require her phone to be nearby, but I don't pay an additional monthly fee to my service provider for the Garmin. I wanted her to have phone access because she does HIIT in our neighborhood and doesn't need to be carrying her phone at these times. Men have pockets, so carrying my phone is not an issue. I like the many choices of watch faces! I like the fact you can create your own even though I use one that's provided on the Garmin IQ. I could go on but this is all the time I have for the review today.
Date published: 2023-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very complete and elegant watch I changed my Venu to the Venu 3 and it was worth it. It has very useful new features such as recovery timer, morning report, and sleep enhancements. The only negative point is that the battery does not last even close to 12 days with a normal use.
Date published: 2023-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn’t be happier! Every time I buy a new Garmin smart watch I’m delighted and amazed. I loved the always on color display of my Forerunner. Than it was amazed at a solar smart watch when I bought my retro cool Instinct. Now with Venu 3 I’m impressed with on board phone calls and a speaker to listen to music from my watch itself. Another amazing watch! Thank you Garmin!
Date published: 2024-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch, love it! Upgraded from an older Fitbit, and really like the display and features. Not only does the watch track daily metrics on activity tracking, but it has also given me insights on better sleep that seem to help.
Date published: 2024-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it wish I can learn more Christmas gift from my bride and I love it!! Blows Apple away
Date published: 2024-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of features Have used it since Christmas Day. Great battery life. Would like the display to be of full steps
Date published: 2024-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome design and features I got this watch for xmas and I am very happy with it. I like the different apps that can be added and mostly the fact that I can use GPS without having to buy data from a wireless mobile provider. I am still learning about the watch and look forward to take full advantage of every feature.
Date published: 2024-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So happy! Great smartwatch with a lot of excellent insights of your health, training and impact. All well presented. Battery life 8-10 days. Trustworthy metrics. So glad I picked this over other watches.
Date published: 2024-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best watch ever!! I have had many watches and this beats them all. I can’t say enough good thing. Best Christmas present ever!!
Date published: 2024-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome SMARTWATCH! Does it all! I received the watch as a Christmas gift, so I've had it for almost a month and I really love it. I've had Garmin watches before (vivofit3, VenuSq), but it has great new features, such as a Sleep Coach and Sleep Score, and provides am overview each morning along with a daily breakdown of your activity levels and stress each night. This is in addition to heart rate monitoring, activity tracking, hydration tracker, cycle tracker for women, and even meditation activities. Highly recommend this watch if you want to monitor your health and activity levels.
Date published: 2024-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch but miss Garmin Pay Excellent quality. Replacing my Venu 2 Pro. Love the display. Battery life is much better than my old Venu 2. Biggest problem is that Garmin Pay is no longer compatible with either of my banks. It was a great feature on the watch as a contactless payment method. Probably will be moving away from Garmin if they continue to not support my banking in the future.
Date published: 2023-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good but not great It is an I interesting watch with some nice advices regarding sleeping time for exemple etc. But it freezes, restart, and overall the watch feel a bit cheap for that price range. For that price range I would appreciate having a dial brand gps too.
Date published: 2023-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features It was easy to set up and the app provides great data. The charge on the watch lasts several days and the power saving mode when the battery is low extends the life even longer.
Date published: 2023-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like my new venu 3. It is great for wheelchair sports man. I wander why garmin would not allow to create a general personal activity which allows to record a selection of measurments, i.e. heart rate, time and calories?
Date published: 2023-10-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! The best smartwatch/ sports watch I have ever owned! I'm an apple user for years. But this is in my opinion 10x better than apple watch even the ultra. Battery life is the best in about two weeks before charging! Constantly measuring my health and sleep. Great device, I'm so glad of my purchase!
Date published: 2023-10-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent watch Excellent watch having perfect features & accuracy.
Date published: 2023-10-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Graphic It's a beautiful ?? watch but I am having some problems with it and it's probably me. I upgraded from a FitBit Versa 2. It's really important to read the instructions, if not you can get lost and that's where I am now. I've looked up several videos on YouTube but they talk very fast. I need to educate myself more.
Date published: 2023-10-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Really Wanted to Love This Watch I really wanted to love this watch. I upgraded from a perfectly functional original Venu, and had the Vivoactive before that. I love the new (to me) user interface and enhanced sleep features. The key features I was looking forward to on the Venu 3 were 1) upgraded HR sensor and ECG capability and 2) Voice Assistant to dictate texts and the ability to make and answer phone calls. I wasn't worried that the ECG capability wasn't enabled at launch, although I would have hoped that Garmin would have planned to have the FDA approval in place prior to launch. The Voice Assistant and ability to use the built in mic and speaker to make phone calls and listen to or dictate texts has been a major disappointment. I couldn't get the Voice Assistant to connect to my phone when I was setting up the Venu 3, even though other notifications were successfully being sent to the watch. I contacted Garmin Support and was sent a replacement. I was able to get the replacement Venu 3's Voice Assistant to connect to my phone and work, but other major problems still remain. The watch disconnects from the phone if I get more than 10'-15' away (line of sight) or go into another room. My previous Venu had greater range. I also have a great deal of connectivity issues with the Voice Assistant when riding my bicycle. I'm guessing that the fact that my phone connects to my bike computer (head unit) is causing a problem, but being able to reply to texts or calls while riding was one of my primary use cases. The final problem is that while I can initiate or answer phone calls on the watch, after a few seconds, the audio on the watch stops and reverts back to the phone itself. I have to hurry to get the phone out of my pocket and talk to the caller before they think I've hung up and hang up themselves. These features feel like they're still in beta and weren't ready for release. The fact that the voice features were working on the Venu 2 Plus makes the problem even more aggravating. For the amount of money I paid for this watch, I didn't expect to be a beta tester. At this point, I'm hoping for a firmware update to address the Bluetooth connectivity issues which seem to be at the core of the problems I'm experiencing.
Date published: 2023-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better experience than Fitbit Sense Switched from Fitbit Sense to Venu3. Fitbit died after I swam in the pool... Advantages for Venu3: 1. more data rich watch experience: more apps, more data on the screen; Fitbit requires phone to view data 2. Garmin updates firmware/software more frequently than Fitbit, e.g., added ECG app recently 3. SpO2 is measured both at night and on-demand plus actual SpO2 values rather than "variation" in Fitbit 4. 3 Venu buttons are located to the right - much more convenient than 1 button on Fitbit on the left. 4. Longer battery life than Fitbit, but less than 9 days; maybe due to SpO2 at night. 5. I uploaded my iTunes library to Venu using Garmin Express app on Windows 6. Included premium features vs. 6 months and the $10/month for Fitbit Disadvantages: 1. Price 2. Convoluted IU for both Venu and phone app. Takes time to learn. I often need to google "how to ... on Venu" to learn how set things up.
Date published: 2023-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good The main issue is the resting heart rate resets after midnight to 53 if your is 50 or below.
Date published: 2023-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 I bought the Venu 3 a couple of weeks ago, replacing by old but still nicely functioning Fenix 5. I’m enjoying the touch screen, and the overall functionality of the watch. Battery life seems good, but I’ve only used it in the mode in which the screen stays off until you raise or touch the screen.
Date published: 2023-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Watch is great, voice command is not I had the watch for about 2 weeks. It is a great watch. I like the health metrics, garmin pay, workout tracking and notifications/alerts. The screen is great for displaying the notifications and easy to read. The biggest disappointment is the voice command. This is the reason why I chose this watch over the Vivoactive 5 is for the ability to use my watch to respond to messages with my voice and to initiate commands like timers and calling contacts. None of this has worked with the watch so far. The voice command screen just cycles and doesn't seem to connect to the phone. My big wish was to respond to text messages I received on my watch with a voice command, come to find out this is not possible. I am considering returning the watch for the vivoactive 5.
Date published: 2023-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 It is the closest thing to an apple watch! But with more features and a wayy better battery life! Wish their were new wrist bands out for it!
Date published: 2023-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good watch (mostly) It is very good as a watch and has a very clear display, but there are some issues. Using it for phone calls has worked 1 out of 5 times. The heartrate monitor is wildly inaccurate. There have been occasional disconnects from my Apple phone. I have not uses many other features, and cannot comment on them.
Date published: 2023-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features The best watch I use 1 month very happy much better like apple or samsung
Date published: 2023-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features! This is my first smart watch and so far so good. The sleep score and body battery is really accurate and helps me get better sleep by giving me tips throughout the day. The stress function also keeps me aware of what my stressors are and allows me to avoid them.
Date published: 2023-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALL OVER THE MAP I find the Garmin Venue 3 watch sleep data to be all over the map. Same with another device not worn on my wrist. I know when I turn in for the night. And all too often both devices have me going to bed hours later...hours...later. Batteries are adequately charged. And both devices are snug against my skin. Also, on a daily basis, the Venu 3 reports a total daily burn of 1920± calories while the other devices reports well over 2500±. HR is accurate against the Polar chest strap. So that's good. But I have endured chronic sleep deprivation for nearly 5 years: I'm 72 years old. Since I've stopped evaluating my body on a daily basis with a plethora of data, my sleep has greatly improved. As my very wise physician/acupunturist said to me, "When you get up, just feel your body. How do you feel?" Smart watches and rings are amazing techno-creatures. But given that the modern human brain is what?...200,000 years in the making, I think it has its own ways of talking to me whenever necessary. All I have to do is be quiet and listen. So off with the watches. So away with these techno-creatures: hello body. Talk to me, please. — Doug
Date published: 2023-11-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It needs more smart features. Best fitness watch on the planet better than fitbit hands down.
Date published: 2023-11-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I have been using a Garmin Fenix 5 for years and enjoyed it, but decided it was time to upgrade to a touch screen model with the more recent capabilities. I am thoroughly enjoying the Venu. Just wished they offered it with stainless frame.
Date published: 2023-11-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! This product strikes a good balance between health, sports, and daily use features. The battery is very good, lasting around 2 weeks! Highly recommend.
Date published: 2023-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart Rate Accuracy I upgraded from an older generation Garmin after heart surgery. My top priority was getting the most accurate, wrist-worn heart rate readings. The Venu 3 with the Elevate 4.0 sensor matches the heart rate monitor worn during cardiac rehab within 1bpm from rest up to moderately hard exercises. Extremely happy.
Date published: 2023-11-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All that you need to keep track of your fitness. I bought this watch looking for a device that could keep constant track of my heart rate and how my fitness improve or decrease. So far is working perfect.
Date published: 2023-11-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features The Venu 3 was a birthday gift from my son. I have been using Fitbit Flex for years but because this birthday I turned 67 he wanted to give me a closer look at my health. Learning all of the features has been a bit of a challenge. The Venu 3 is larger than what I have been using which is another change. So far it’s good, check back in a few months.
Date published: 2023-11-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Battery Nice looking watch. Battery last about a week with less than normal use. It would be nice if there was some kind of instructions on how to better use the watch. Heart rate and pulse oxygen are very accurate. Much better watch than Samsung watches
Date published: 2023-11-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 I have owned four Garmin watches now, the Venu 3 is by far the best, the graphics, the interfaces and overall performance is very good.
Date published: 2023-11-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features on the Venu 3! This is my third smartwatch and second GARMIN. I love the features of this watch. I am excited to learn more about the HRV tracking. The GARMIN coach is helping me explore running on my own terms, slowly a 5K. The step challenges with random strangers, great inspiration.
Date published: 2023-11-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for cycling and overall fitness tracking I've had my Venue 3 for a couple of weeks now and I absolutely love it. It's display is fantastic, I love the features and the user interface!
Date published: 2023-11-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This watch is absolutely amazing I come from a different smart watch -- the bit of Fit. Using my Venu 3 was a night and day difference. It is drastically better than anything I've ever owned. There is so much ease, so much clarity, and overall, is a far superior watch than anything the other brand could ever produce.
Date published: 2023-11-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Expensive, Not worth the money spent. I bought this watch a month ago. The plus point is it reads accurate heart beat and Oxygen readings. But the sleep tracker is total waste. It says, I having sleep, but I am laying in my bed wide awake watching YouTube . Self tested and realized it is a flaw after experimenting many times.
Date published: 2023-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features!! Super fitness Watch I really love this Garmin Venu 3. Screen size is just right and very responsive to touch and the screen brightness is super. I've turned down the brightness to 30% and it is still very bright. I'm enjoying the battery life. 10 + days on a single charge given its screen brightness and feature set is impressive especially coming from two major phone giants where you may get a day or maybe slightly more. The build is great and solid. I have placed a screen protector on and will add a soft bumper on occasion that warrants it. It is also very stylish. Functionality has been top notch. It's very accurate and allows for monitoring of my heart as I have a-Fib. It can do EKG, oxygen readings, sleep monitoring, Heart rate variability, has a body battery and stress levels. Overall I made the move because I feel it really is focused on fitness. And of all other smartwatches, for me, I have enjoyed the accompanied phone app that gives me a readout which is concise and informative. Much more so than others I've used before. This is an impressive smart watch. I thought it a bit expensive but after using it has been well worth it. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2023-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could be better I bought this a month ago and some features do not work well. The volume on the music feature does not work while running and it doesnt work well with “any kind of wireless earphones” (as people at the store said)
Date published: 2023-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 series I really like the sleep feature on the watch. It measures REM, nonREM, awake, resting. Body battery which tells me how good I should feel. I like the way in the morning it tells me to believe in myself. I have another watch and it needs to be charged once a day. This watch can go almost a week wit I think the EKG with just 2 fingers. It tracks when I go up and down stairs. It tracks my weight lifting, tennis, kayaking by time and calories. I can get phone calls on it which helps because I don’t hear my phone sometimes.
Date published: 2023-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Best investment i made in a watch, foes everything it advertised it did
Date published: 2023-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch with many features The Venu 3 is a real upgrade from the original Venu. It has so many more features and comes with a better safety alerting system.
Date published: 2023-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the watch; hate band availability I just bought a Garmin Venu 3 and set it up, which was very easy. Took maybe 15 minutes. And now I have spent 2 hrs searching online for a replacement silicone band that will fit my 8.3 inch wrist. Come on, Garmin! Get real about XL bands. Offer at least a couple of 22mm silicone bands that are true XLs. Novel idea: include ne in that $460 package!
Date published: 2023-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Watch so far I have had this for 3 weeks so far. I had 3 Apple Watches prior to this. There are small nuances that I am learning to navigate through that are different from apple but overall I couldn’t be more pleased. I don’t regret the switch so far at all. Battery life is amazing and the health and exercise analytics are great.
Date published: 2023-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I had been wearing a 1st gel Garmin Venu for many years and was hesitant to upgrade to the Venus 3 but so glad I did. It took a bit of doing as I had to go to 2 stores to actually get one. This watch is perfect for my lifestyle, though.
Date published: 2023-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome smart watch I am elated that I moved into Venu 3 from my Fitbit. What an incredible experience and great instrument
Date published: 2023-10-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One sorry feature The touch screen is so SENSITY that with a long sleeve shirt on the screen changes. In one instance emergency contact was made. Given that, I love It!!!
Date published: 2023-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I had for 3 weeks and works great. Accurate on my treadmill, much improved watch faces that are preloaded. Touch screen is nice to have.
Date published: 2023-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I miss my Fitbit Sense! I gave my husband an EPIX for our anniversary and he loves it. He wanted me to get a Garmin too, so I did the research and waited for the Venu3 to come out. I have read the instruction manual and this watch is a dud, at least with an iPhone. I am not getting notifications on my wrist to let me know I have a text or phone call, but I click to open the notifications app and there are 25 that include business and junk emails, and calendar items not calls or texts, which is all I want. The only notification (vibration) I do get is that I am disconnected from my phone if I walk into another room, only steps away from my phone. When golfing, the golf app shows the entire route on the road and how many mile to get to the golf course, then it shows my speed at 3-6 mph. Yeah. I’m in a golf cart! It does not sense when I have hit a shot or how far it went. This watch was a gift and I don’t want to complain, but don’t waste your money. You can download a golf app onto the Fitbit sense and get front, middle back distance and not miss out on texts or calls. I am going to try to return.
Date published: 2023-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Activity watch. Has become my daily wear. Tons of features and stellar battery life. Bright screen. Pricy but worth it. Supporting Apps work well. Only negative is strap feels cheap and makes your wrist sweat during regular wearing. Should be perforated.
Date published: 2023-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed! The setup of the watch was intuitive, it has performed flawlessly, and it has helped me be more fit/active! The Venu 3 has been so much more than just a watch... it's my Accountabilibuddy!
Date published: 2023-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Watch I originally brought the Garmin Venu 2 Plus, then I wanted to purchase one for my wife and found out about the Garmin Venu 3. We both have had Apple Watches in the past, and at the time believed they were great watches until mine just started to fall apart. I refused to purchase another Apple Watch and was looking for a replacement when I found your Garmin Watches. My wife & myself love our Garmin Venu 3 watches and know beyond a shadow of a doubt it was a great purchase. We love all of its features, Watch faces, reminders, huge watch face and different faces we can have on our watches. As far as we are concerned, Garmin hit a Grand Slam Bases loaded home run and we are Thankful.
Date published: 2023-10-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 has it all! I bought the Venu 3 about 3 weeks ago. I am absolutely impressed with the features and performance of the watch. I am a watch person and previously used the Samsung Galaxy watches. This is no longer the case Garmin Venu 3 is my go to watch. I even bought the Venu Sq2. Great battery life and watch overall.
Date published: 2023-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for basic exercise I use it to log my bicycle rides, walks, runs. Do to the fact this was my first smart watch, it took some time to get to know the features. I connected it to map my run, my fitness pal. It's everything I need.
Date published: 2023-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome watch I wore out my first Garmin so I reached out to them for a suggestion on a replacement. I got the most helpful rep who made suggestions based on my need. I bought the Venu 3 and I couldn’t be happier. It is an amazing watch with TONS of features. Unlike the Apple Watches I read about, the Venu battery lasts for weeks before a charge is needed. I couldn’t recommend this watch more.
Date published: 2023-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exciting experience This is a replacement for a Fitbit that has helped me get in tune with my health. Venu 3 brought to a new level of awareness and stats that will help me achieve better health. This is an outstanding piece of technology. Thank you Garmin
Date published: 2023-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tracker but I had purchased the forerunner 255 and did not like the fact that it was not touchscreen, it was not easy to navigate. However the forerunner 255 does turn by turn directions on courses the venu 3 does not! This is my only gripe on the Venu 3
Date published: 2023-10-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is Venu3/3S Worth the Extra Cost Vs Vivoactive 5? Needed a new Garmin watch and narrowed down choices to Venu3 and Vivoactive 5. These watches are very similar in terms of offered functionality and I answered the question for myself, "Do the additional features of the Venu3 justify the increased cost?" Below are the differences: 1. Garmin Elevate 5 versus Garmin Elevate 4 2. Steel bezel versus aluminum bezel 3. Microphone and speaker for bluetooth and voice assistant support 4. Barometric altimeter sensor - measures floors climbed and ascent/descent metrics for sport related activities (for me running and cycling). 5. Gyroscope 6. Smart Trainer control (haven't used it yet) 7. More activity profiles (don't need them but you might) 8. Cycling - ability to sync power meters 9. Jet lag advisor (don't really travel far enough for this to be a factor) Are these features worth the additional cost? That depends on your needs. For me, the biggest feature is the Elevate5 sensor and steel bezel. My previous watch was a 9 year old Forerunner 645. Current watch has most of the health related features plus additional features I thoroughly enjoy such as 'Body Battery' , 'HRV status' , 'Recovery' , 'Intensity Minutes' , the AMOLED screen is a huge improvement and battery life thusfar lasts 7 days (screensaver is turned on). In the 3 weeks I've owned the watch, no negatives only positives. Whether you purchase the Venu3 or Vivoactive5, either will be an excellent watch for years to come, which has been my experience with 11 years use of Garmin wristwatches.
Date published: 2023-10-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought it would be better I bought this watch because my Samsung Galaxy 4 classic was lacking in certain features, however, the Venu 3 does not allow you to respond to texts using voice, only keyboard. Not even qwerty format
Date published: 2023-10-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch Great watch for anyone that’s looking for a watch to track their fitness activities. Lots of features and customization.
Date published: 2023-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fancy So far I love my new Venu 3. Upgraded from the Fenix 5s. So getting used to the touch screen is taking some time. So many features!
Date published: 2023-10-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Upgrade Upgraded from Venu 2 on 9/2. Battery Life, Performance and Software responsiveness is much better than was on the Venu 2.
Date published: 2023-10-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Apple Watch Got this as a gift since my old Apple Watch can’t hold a charge anymore. Love the watch and features. Battery life is amazing
Date published: 2023-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Improvement A big improvement from my previous Vivoactiive 4! Easy to view, I like the "Glance" features, Morning Summary, and ECG has just been downloaded. Intensity Minutes starts tracking by the minute not needing 10 minutes like the V-4. I had to adjust the heart rate zones so they wouldn't record so easily. When going for a walk, GPS goes on automatically, not having to select like on V-4. Like all the other health tracking!
Date published: 2023-10-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's just ok I have been using the Garmin Venue 3 for about 3 weeks. One thing that bothers me is when I am out in bicycle or running or walking using the tracking I can't see the time. I have no idea what time it is. Another thing is I operate machinery, when I am operating a machine the watch is logging in steps. I would also like it to monitor blood pressure.
Date published: 2023-10-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fitness tracking! I read the reviews which were very positive. However, I am more pleased with the features of the Venu 3 than I had even expected!
Date published: 2023-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All good, except for one thing... I love this watch, but was disappointed that the golf app is not the same as with the my Fenix 7x Solar. It shows only the green (and not the fairway/entire hole too) so you can't touch the screen to figure out carries to/over hazards like on the Fenix. Odd.
Date published: 2023-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable clarity! I've had multiple Garmin watches, probably 7 total, and have loved them all. I got the Venu 3 because of being able to take calls from the watch but I'm most impressed with the clarity and touch screen. I also like the slimmer look for the office over the fenix. My only complaint is the watch band is short, I'm attach it on the 3rd notch from the end. Overall, another great product!
Date published: 2023-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VENU 3 Great Upgrade from the original VENU I enjoyed my original VENU for the past three years and only upgraded due to the additional features available on the VENU 3. Specifically, the larger face, larger font, ability to send and receive calls and texts, and improved health stats and metrics. I am highly pleased with the VENU 3. In addition to these features, I am finding that the health stats and metrics are accurate, the sleep coach and Garmin Coach is helpful, and was surprised to find that the activities apps graphics are also improved. Finally, the VENU 3 easily integrated with Amazon Music, easily integrated with the Garmin store so I could obtain more watch faces, and has been holding a charge for nine to ten days with average use. Overall, a great investment which enhances daily life from the smartwatch perspective and helps improve health by accurate health metrics.
Date published: 2023-10-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. Huge difference from my vivoactive I have been looking at the venu 2 plus for a while and just didn't pull the trigger and when the venu 3 was released I bought it and have really enjoyed it. I didn't think I would want the coaching but it is a great feature that I have never had with my previous Garmin watch.
Date published: 2023-09-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New to the game Switching from Apple to Garmin is a little different and taking some adjusting. i do miss some features but I do not see myself Going back to Apple.
Date published: 2023-09-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are the apps? Spotify can’t stream? These are the face watch options? The apps struggle to get installed by IQ? I knew there was no map but if the apps often fail to install and just work I’m out. The recommended option for an always on face watch has to jump around to prevent burn in? Health features are amazing though. Health features aren’t worth $450+tax though.
Date published: 2023-09-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 star for a reason The watch itself is great and I love the new features as a previous Venu 2 owner. The step counter has been quirky for me. Especially starting the day it is notoriously bad at missing lots of steps. I have to usually restart it just to get it to be poor but then as the day goes on it gets better. Don’t expect the “nap” feature to work it doesn’t. Overall it is a good watch with flaws.
Date published: 2023-09-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too much like an Apple Watch I purchased this Venu 3 at Best Buy this morning. I thought it would be a good updated replacement for my Garmin Instinct Solar. I liked the looks of the watch, the colorful display, and the larger viewable screen. However, I did not like the reduced number of control buttons and over reliance to touch screen. Also, I was not interested in sending/receiving text messages, calling/receiving calls on the watch, and music on the watch. These are the main reasons I do not want an Apple Watch. Also, I wasn’t sure about battery life compared to my old Instinct Solar. The default watch face was horrible and most of what I saw on the Garmin watch face choices weren’t much better. I understand that third party watch faces are available via Garmin IQ app. However, that seemed to be more effort than I wanted to expend just to set this up. I was having problems with pairing my iPhone. BOTTOM LINE: I returned the watch to factory settings, reboxed it and returned it to Best Buy for refund. I am back on my Garmin Instinct Solar. I’ll probably just keep using it until it quits and then look for an instinct 2 Solar when the third generation comes out and the second generation goes on sale as the first generation version Instinct Solar watches are now.
Date published: 2023-09-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic fitness/smart watch. Really liking the avenue 3 so after 1 week of use. The battery life is great. I run daily and then take long walks with my wife, and the activity yea king is second to none. Top notch watch. Oh- and you can answer your phone on it now! Highly recommend
Date published: 2023-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointed I bought this and returned it. for 500eu should be able to not count steps while driving. Or the screen should not be laggish
Date published: 2023-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A million times better than the apple watch I love this watch! I work in EMS working 24 hour shifts. This watch is durable and perfect for battery life so I don’t have to take my watch off mid shift to charge it. The battery can last me up to a week before I have to charge it. The fitness/running features in this are top notch. The sleep analysis features have helped me to learn my sleeping patterns and how to improve my sleep. This watch is completely customizable.
Date published: 2023-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 I have owned the Venu, Venu 2 and now the Venu 3. Each watch has been a major improvement. I am very happy yo have bought this watch.
Date published: 2023-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really want to like this watch, but... I've had this watch for a couple of weeks now and find it's just OK. My biggest problem is getting it to work effectively with Garmin Connect. I'm working my way through the troubleshooting checklist but it's painful. For example, I'm instructed to hold the watch face for a few seconds to get to the setup screen, but setup doesn't appear! Connecting to bluetooth takes such a looooooong time zzzzzz. The buttons on the watch aren't labeled as explained in the trouble shooting guide. It's all very painful.
Date published: 2023-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did not like it ! I bought this almost a month ago. I have been using Apple Watch for the last 4 years. Comparing to Apple, I am totally disappointed with Garmin. If there was an option to return the product I am ready to do that. Over all poor quality of buttons. Low battery life, hardly 4 days I am getting. Very low response comparing to Apple. Very poor call quality, speakers are almost not hearable. Totally disappointed. If you bake this review, let me know if I can return this product.
Date published: 2023-10-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good! I haven't had this watch long but so far I love it! I upgraded from Instinct Solar, which I also loved. The Venu 3 just has a lot of great features. I wasn't happy that it only came with a type c connector for charging, so I couldn't charge it. I had to get a different cable so I could charge it! Besides that I am really enjoying it.
Date published: 2023-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not happy The watch is difficult to use. The Golf app doesn't work. The weather app doesn't work. Sending it back
Date published: 2023-09-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and easy to use. This watch is a beauty, easy to use big enough to read many features, I put my Apple Watch aside it had some very good apps but having to charge it constantly or every 16 hrs just didn’t work for me anymore. This Garmin Venu 3 is perfect, I only wish it had a compas s that I could find and elevation. Other than that I highly recommend the Garmin Venu 3 watch , and I am a person coming for 2 Apple Watches.
Date published: 2023-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight and nice new features I’ve had my new watch for three weeks now and it has made my fitness tracking as well as sleep tracking more insightful. I love the addition of the sleep coach as it helps you understand when you might need to rest a little more as well as this watch finally tracking naps it’s amazing. Of course getting a Garmin the battery is phenomenal. I only wish that eventually Garmin will release an LTE version of the Venu so I don’t have to have my phone with me to or near me to make and answer calls.
Date published: 2023-09-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very accurate with a bunch of great features Product has delivered on expectations. I really appreciate the ability to hold phone conversations through the watch.
Date published: 2023-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This watch is loaded (could use more apps) I lost my Fenix and needed a replacement, so I looked back at Garmin. I didn't need the tactical stuff anymore, however I do like my creature comforts and started needing more health related diagnostic tools. This watch has been amazing for that. Having the speaker on it is awesome for answering calls from the watch. I also got the BP cuff and between the two, there is not a vital I can't collect... except for temp (which I think is an odd feature to leave out.) Also, I would like to see a "my fitness pal" widget and a larger variety of apps. This is a 5 star watch that, unfortunately, lacks some of the basic functionality of most smart watches. If you want an all around amazing health monitor and fitness watch with limited smart features, this is it.
Date published: 2023-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Every Penny I bought my Venu 3 a couple weeks ago. I decide to upgrade from the Venu 2 plus and it worth every penny.
Date published: 2023-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate HR, Good Features Purchased the Venu 3 after having issues with a competitor's tracker that failed to accurately register HR during exercise. The Venu 3 reads my HR accurately, is feature rich and has a good app. Just a few complaints so far: (1) Sync is one-way to Apple Health and most other apps/products (Garmin syncs to but not from); this means that readings from connected scales and BP cuffs (other than Garmin brand) as well as other connected exercise machines (e.g., Peloton, Hydrow, etc.) won't sync to Garmin without utilizing certain third party apps, making it difficult to use Garmin Connect as the "one-stop" source of tracking; (2) sleep tracker won't allow adjustment of 8 hour per day recommended sleep amount: people who regularly get/need less than that will always register "poor" or "fair" sleep; (3) Fitness Age relies on BMI (absent consistent body fat percentage which can only be fed by Garmin scale) which is often NOT a reliable indicia of health: for me to achieve a BMI that allows me to reach my lowest achievable Fitness Age would imply a very unhealthy (low) weight.
Date published: 2023-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I bought it in the first day of availability in Romania and I was upgrading a Venu2 Plus. In my opinion the most important fact is the font dimension … Everything is very accurate and the morning journal is very nice to read every day.
Date published: 2023-09-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent upgrade over Venu 2 I have been using the Venu 2 since launch and absolutely loved it. I am an avid runner who allows about 15000 steps a day with my wife who can’t run. This new Venu 3 is a great upgrade - really love the speaker and phone additions. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2023-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing smart watch! Combine the smarts of an Apple Watch with the good looks of a Breitling or fine swiss timepiece and you have the Venu 3. There are terrific watch faces that make you look like you paid $10K for what's on your wrist. Then add accuracy and easy, and you're all set. I couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2023-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu3 I bought through Garmin directly. I had a forerunner 45 and I was happy with it. I wanted to upgrade with sleeping app and it wet on sale and bought it. It has a larger face, better band and a few more tools, I may never use. It's been about a month and no issues.
Date published: 2024-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and outstanding features The Venue 3nis the perfect compliment to my Edge 1040 Solar. Tracks off bike activities and wellness. Got it to assist with altitude acclimation tracking as well as HRV. Great size and I like that it accepts different style bands. Would recommend if this is the niche you're looking to fill.
Date published: 2024-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving it When I bought this is was mostly to keep track of my O2 while I was asleep but it has been so much more . I walk more just to see the numbers go up.
Date published: 2024-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best So far so good, However, the sleep score can be off by as much 1hr or so. Also, having problems w/connecting to Amazon music. FYI...I do have an account w/them.
Date published: 2024-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I've had Have been a fitbit user and never really liked it, switched to Venu and love the fit, feel, look, data and screen.
Date published: 2024-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch, best combination for sport and daily Garmin known for it accuracy sensor, this watch having the ecg option is the best bargain as all others cost double...very comfortable on hand and great screen, speaker is great as well for calls while mobile is a bit far away//highly recommended
Date published: 2024-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best watch to have for active people I low less charge and giving back a lot off lot of features and details in watch , I would say best smart watch
Date published: 2024-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent watch Love the data and no subscriptions! So happy I switched to Garmin.
Date published: 2024-03-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb watch It does everything you need, and does it well. Fantastic battery to boot. Good weight, good face size.
Date published: 2024-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Fitness Tracker !! I have become more active since I got my Venu 3. Keeps me moving to keep up with the amount of steps and floors each day to meet my goal. The battery is amazing never having to plug it in all the time. It can go for 2 weeks and I never have to worry to charge it. Sleep tracking is great. All health related features are easy to use and a great asset to this fitness equipment. I would hate to be without it now. Highly recommend. This is my first Garmin and hope it's not my last.
Date published: 2024-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVING THE UPGRADE Absolutely love this watch! Upgraded from the Lily and OH WOW!!! This is my 4th Garmin and I love how they keep upgrading and add to all of the metrics. I love the body battery, the HRV, the ease to use, everything! I am slowly getting back in to fitness and this is a great transition watch for that!! all the activities and tracking are perfect!
Date published: 2024-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only upside is battery life. Lock screen dosnt disable touch so it wastes battery displaying a lock when wearing long sleeves. Ringer dosnt work for incoming calls and support is no help at all. Less than a year old and speaker sounds like garbage
Date published: 2024-04-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer I bought my Garmin Venus 3 about a month ago. I am speechless on what to say. I'm still learning the options and functional buttons. Having the ability to stay active and restful with the monitoring a healthy life. Get this watch and monitor your health better with me and many more Smart Watch users.
Date published: 2024-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lots of good info with good battery life I wanted a do-it-all watch to that could function like my Fitbit Charge 5 as well as my Garmin Approach S42. The smartwatch functionality is great for my needs and I didn't want an Apple/Pixel watch that I had to charge every day. The quoted 14 day battery life is probably a bit optimistic, but if I could get a week as I do with my Fitbit, I'd be happy. This is probably 10 days and that's enough for me. It provides much more info than the Fitbit does with no subscription required, and the golf functionality is as good as the S42 (minus having to download courses). Overall I'm extremely happy with this watch.
Date published: 2024-04-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I love all the features available on the watch. It’s my first Garmin watch as I previously used Polar and Apple Watch to track my activities. Both watches allowed me to see messages and pause activities. The Garmin watch allows me to see my text message at the expense that I have to disable privacy settings. Hopefully this can be fixed in the future.
Date published: 2024-04-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Very good watch everthing is easy and perfect everyday watch
Date published: 2024-04-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid upgrade, but lack of software upgrades No matter how good Garmin watches are on release, the fact that they don't get feature upgrades will always hold them back. Most every platform improves the experience of their devices throughout their lifespan -- except Garmin. Although they do release some (presumably) bug fixes -- I never saw a changelog. I noticed one weird inconsistency on my Venu 1 that never got fixed. Otherwise, a solid improvement over my Venu, although a more modern design would be appreciated.
Date published: 2024-04-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features I’ve had this about a month so far. It’s been amazing. It helps me keep my fitness goals on track and the golf app is really nice. Very comfortable to wear and lite weight.
Date published: 2024-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 ECG app I bought the watch back at the Beginning of February 2024. Currently I still have not got the ecg app to show a finish setup like it directs on the website. I have talked with Garmin and was emailing back and trying everything we could to get it to work. The ecg app never showed up after spending a lot of money on this watch it is basically like my old watch now with no new feature. I wonder why Garmin couldn’t get it to work.
Date published: 2024-04-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 seems to work just as required. I am still learning all it can do.
Date published: 2024-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 The watch is very good. The tracking of sleep and sleep coach is very excellent. The display got a new feel. The voice assistant and taking calls on the watch is very good.
Date published: 2024-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin Venu 3 I definitely love my new garmin venu 3 watch! The display is beautiful and it comes with a lot of features and activities.
Date published: 2024-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than my Apple Watch for what I want I was skeptical that my Venue would replace everything that I liked about my Apple Watch. I’ve been presently surprised that there is nothing I really miss from my old watch and many things I really like about it. I really like the Battery Life!, better screen, looks, comfort (much lighter in my opinion) training and activities, challenges etc. What it doesn’t do that the apple does that I don’t miss: Apple wallet. Don’t really need to use my watch for boarding passes etc. always have my phone anyway. maps, frankly I always hated that when navigating it killed my battery life.
Date published: 2024-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device for most consumers and fitness folks! I have owned almost every Garmin watch over the years (fenix' and venus and others) and much prefer them to any other fitness/smart watch brand. They are more durable and offer way way better batter life than the apple watch - I even had the ultra. (I'm a toal tech nerd) I've tried polar and suunto and others as well and always end up back at Garmin. My current go to is the Epix 2 and althoug I like the Venu, I prefer the Epix - for me it has more analysis features and maps compared to the Venu 3. But like I said, for most users the data and features of the Venu 3 are going to be plenty!! It has great battery life, amazing screen and tons of features!! Garmin wins the world of fitness/smart wearables hands down every time! Believe me, I've tried them all!!
Date published: 2024-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Watch I bought the watch a month ago and a have liked the features so far. The watch is lightweight, has a colourful display and the battery lasts more than a week. The apps are intuitive and easy to use. The one drawback I noticed is that the emails received are quite untidy in their format. I had a Fitbit earlier and in that the format of emails was crisp and neat. I hope Garmin improves on this aspect. Also incoming WhatsApp calls sometimes are audible only on the watch and NOT on my OnePlus 10 pro phone. Otherwise a lovely Watch and I'm enjoying it.
Date published: 2024-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch with excellent features. This is my third Garmin watch and the best yet. I do not need a hard core watch like a Fenix as I have an Edge 840 for tracking my cycling. But I do like a Garmin watch for track other activities and for tracking health metrics. My previous watch was a Forerunner 945. The Venu 3 was attractive to me because it's upped the ante by adding more features (temp sensor, enhanced HRV tracking, ECG app, etc.). It was very easy to adjust to the new watch especially due to the touch screen. The new AMOLED screen is BEAUTIFUL!
Date published: 2024-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin Venue 3 is great got for my birthday and very happy with all the features
Date published: 2024-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate with a brilliant display I have had my watch for about 3 weeks. The sensors on this watch seem to be accurate from the step count to the ECG. The screen is sharp and the watch faces are data rich. I highly recommend this watch.
Date published: 2024-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great battery life and full featured Great experience so far after moving to the Garmin ecosystem
Date published: 2024-03-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice upgrade from Vivoactive 4 My Vivo 4 still works great but I couldn’t resist trying the Venu 3. I’m glad I did bc the battery life, screen, and music features are MUCH better. I’m still waiting for wireless charging though. I HATE the finicky Garmin charging cords.
Date published: 2024-03-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product After I bought this watch, I thought it wouldn’t be this great but it turned out really nice.
Date published: 2024-03-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 Primarily purchased this for heart rate feature. Also purchased the HRM Pro Plus Strap as I wanted the best accuracy during exercise and ability to sync the watch with a strap was important. So far, one or both are a bit below my expectations as at times there are discrepancies between the strap and the watch. High/Low Heart Rate Alerts don't seem to work. In walking, the accuracy of the steps/miles is way off showing under 4 miles when I have walked 5. Have tried to adjust stride length but apparently has no effect. Strap easily syncs with stationary bike at the gym but watch app does not show distance or speed for this activity. I did download a watch face from the IQ app as the stock watch faces all have small icons/font size for heart rate and hard to see at a quick glance. Watch itself is a bit large, 43 mm would likely be a better size. Have reached out to Support a few times with questions and they have been helpful.
Date published: 2024-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great alternative to Apple Watch I love everything about this watch. The battery life is a big change. Even with always on display my experience with the battery has been awesome.
Date published: 2024-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sports watch for every day Excellent watch, I use it in the gym, every day, even walking in the woods, excellent companion for fitness.
Date published: 2024-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems pretty accurate! I’ve had this watch for about 3 weeks now, and while that’s not an extended period of time-so far it’s really impressed how accurate it seems to be. I’ve had several fitness watches, but this one really seems to be in tune with my body’s needs before and after workouts-as well as accurately tracking my workout. I love the sleep score and body battery feature.
Date published: 2024-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features! Easy to operate I bought this about a month ago and I am very happy with my Venu 3.
Date published: 2024-03-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good upgrade from the 3 Seems easy to use. Operates the same as the two. But has more features
Date published: 2024-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional, customizable & battery life for days Absolutely love the watch - super user friendly, great data output, easy to customize. Battery life is fantastic.
Date published: 2024-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tracker I've had my Venu 3 for about 2 weeks and really enjoying it. It has great meterics and is surprisingly light and comfortable to wear while sleeping (a problem for other watches I've owned). Worth the $ !!
Date published: 2024-03-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fitness watch, and smart enough I used it for 3 weeks and I am very happy with it. For health and fitness it helps you understand how your behavior affects you. But in a good way. Very dynamic and precise. Loads and resources vary during day. Sleep and rest too. Now I even register my hydration, because they made it easy. I had a macho Suunto 7 before, don't miss it. And I am happy I didn't go for the smart Samsung. I found the Venu 3 by luck. And the battery. Hijole. Problem is it lasts too long jajaja
Date published: 2024-03-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good but lacking features I have had the Venue3 for a couple of weeks now. For the price, this watch should have better working intermittent fasting app. Also, would be helpful to have better customizable watch layouts.
Date published: 2024-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid watch This watch does everything one needs to manage one's fitness program. Plus it has a battery life that is measured in days not hours. Great piece of technology!
Date published: 2024-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! My Venu 3 was a replacement for an Apple Watch, and I couldn’t be happier. The Apple Watch did a lot, but not much well. My Venu 3 does so much right! I’m really loving the level of detail with fitness metrics. I now have access to more data than I know what to do with. The battery life is stellar, at least 10 days with my configuration, which is a huge improvement. I used to charge my Apple Watch overnight, so I never could see my sleep patterns. Not with my Venu 3! I should also note that the Venu 3 charges so quickly. An hour or two and it jumps from 10 to 100%. Overall a great purchase. I’m glad I switched to Garmin!
Date published: 2024-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 does what I need it to do Bought Venu 3 as replacement for Apple Watch for longer battery life. Happy with it in general. Accurate gps/tracker, accurate spo2 tracker, a little wonky on sleep but not far off. Would be GREAT if it were just a tad smaller, and watch and selection was larger. Buckle style bands are only "official" Garmin choice, and they are uncomfortable.Bought adequate nylon replacements on Amazon.
Date published: 2024-05-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good. Pros: --Excellent Battery Life. --Fitness Apps and Amt of Data are accurate and amazing!! Way better than Samsung Watch 6 Classic. --Great integration with Speed Sensor 2 and Cadence 2. Accurate. --Heartbeat is accurate. --Body Battery is great. Coach is good. --Sleep app is acurrate, but I'm always getting Poor Sleep (that's on me, not Garmin). --HRV and Recovery is great. --Way more accurate that Galaxy Watch 6. --OK integration with smartphone. --IConnect is faster and more stable than better than Samsung/Wear OS. ---Has OK smartphone abilities. --Does Emails (via MS Office, and texts notifications). CONS: --Venu phone OS is not as polished as Samsung. It's built for button pushing, not for swiping. The OS really needs to be updated to modern times. --No Whatsapp integration. --Phone Volume is low. --Watch faces are OK, but could be better. Overall: --If you want a polished smartwatch, go for Samsung. But dont expect accuracy in their fitness areas. --If you want a semi hardcore fitness watch that does more than average, (not triathlonr/Pro Level, but more than average), and you are willing to trade some of the polish for fitness functionality, have basic smartphone connections, with MP3 player, and Amazing battery life (14 days max no bluetooth or constant on screen, but abt a week with constant bluetooth connections)--this is the watch to get.
Date published: 2024-05-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big improvement in features and technology I've been a Garmin customer for years and have always loved their customer support. After returning 2 Sense models recently due to sensor performance, the venue 3 was suggested. It has been very reliable and consistent
Date published: 2024-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent watch for health and fitness tracking I've had it for over a month, and it is by far the best fitness watch I've owned. I'm very happy with the range of data it provides, including the ECG feature, sleep data, and stress monitoring. It provides the perfect balance between cost and features.
Date published: 2024-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart watch I bought this watch primarily for the health stats it can track, like hear rate, pulse oxy and sleep score. But I can monitor txt, answer calls, so many other thing.
Date published: 2024-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like everything but the golf distance inaccuracy My Garmin Vivoqctive HR finally died and Garmin was nice to provide a discount on my next watch but only certain models. I did the research and found the venu 3 to be the best choice for the price. I did see that only the high end Garmin Golf watches used all satellites available where the Venu3 doesn't which was disappointing. Once on the golf course I found it to be a 10-12 yard difference between the Venu3 yardage and the laser range finder and I compared it to other devices some of my playing parters had so it confirmed to be inaccurate. I now regret my purchase since while I wouldn't have purchased the top end Garmin golf watch which is out of my price range but I prob would have chosen a competitor device since accuracy in golf should be garmins top priority.
Date published: 2024-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ECG doesn’t work in Guatemala I love the watch, but I’m disappointed with the ECG, doesn’t work in Guatemala, that’s sad.
Date published: 2024-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite watch I have had my Garmin Venu 3 for a few weeks now and have really enjoyed it. It is my first smart watch, so I can't compare it with other smart watches, only against going without a smart watch. I love getting my phone notifications on my wrist. It is also nice to be get notifications without disturbing those around me. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the sleep tracking feature. I knew I needed to get more sleep, but now I can't deny it... I know the facts. I'm not a very active person, so I can't speak to all of the activity tracking features, though there seems to be a bunch of activities it is setup to track. The battery life is also awesome. The one time I take it off is when I shower and if I plug it in for that short time every few days the watch stays fully charged. I did update the band, as the rubber version that it comes with makes my wrist sweat. But that is a common band for this type of watch and it was easy and cheap to find an alternative specific to this watch.
Date published: 2024-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty but Not Compatible with Features I bought this garmin a few weeks ago once my apple watch stopped working. After a month of researching both Venu3 and Forerunner965, I made my decision after watching many runners on social media claim to love this watch and explaining how much better it is than an apple watch. While this might be true, I wasn't aware that this watch would fall short on some key Garmin features that are key for runners. After spending an hour mapping out my courses for the week and deciding on a Pace Pro strategy, it turns out it's not compatible with my Gamin device. So while this is better than an Apple watch, I should have gone with the Forerunner.
Date published: 2024-05-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Smart watch I bought this watch to replace my samsung smart watch. The battery life on my venu 3 is incredible, 5x longer than my galaxy watch
Date published: 2024-05-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Screen options Have this watch for about 3 weeks now. If everything's pretty great, but I wish there was better options for the screen view. One?
Date published: 2024-05-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Everything I was looking for in a fitness/smart watch. Got the best for both.
Date published: 2024-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Battery battery battery I like everything about it except the battery performance. I was promised 15 days, I will be happy with 10 but 3-4 or 7 is sub par.
Date published: 2024-05-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scratches too easily. Beware. Otherwise great I've had many Garmin watches and recently tried a Samsung and their hardware/software did not compare. The Venu 3 is accurate for steps, stairs and oxygen sats (compared with hospital oximeter). Expect it will work well with my bike sensors but have not tried yet. BUT, I wear it gently, never when doing anything manual yet the face has 3 scratches already. Per the Garmin website I have not tried anything aside from a microfiber cloth but still they are there. Not sure if I received a defective device or they all have this problem. Aside from this it is a great watch but regretting my decision now.
Date published: 2024-05-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Abandon Your Apple I bought the Venu 3 when I was training for my half marathon and didn’t love the stats on my Apple Watch. I was worried the Venu 3 would be too big on my wrist going from a 41mm Apple Watch but this watch is 10/10. It is more comfortable than any Apple Watch I’ve ever worn. The stats and information from workouts is phenomenal as well as the recovery information and sleep coach. There’s also not even a close comparison when it comes to the battery life. I used to have to charge my Apple Watch every single night and I can wear my Venu for multiple days and not even be close to needing to charge it. So glad I made the switch.
Date published: 2024-05-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch, still learning I've always used the apple watch, but I couldn't monitor my sleep progress because I always had to take it off to charge. The Garmin Venu 3, is a great watch that helps me monitor my overall health, and workout.
Date published: 2024-05-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch! I’d been using Apple watches for years but I recently purchased the Garmin Venu 3 and I love it. The fact that I don’t have to charge every 3-4 days is awesome. Garmin is really stepping up in term of smart watches and in my opinion, they should be one of the best smart watch producers out there instead of Apple; that one is just for the brand.
Date published: 2024-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgraded from Apple Watch I was skeptically I would love the Garmin as much as my apple watch, but I was really looking for someone to elevate my training and sleep tracking. The Garmin Venu 3 is perfect for me. Though it has Smart Watch capabilities, I do not feel as hyper-connected as I did with my Apple Watch. Absolutely LOVE this watch and would recommend to anyone looking for the same features!
Date published: 2024-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Improvement from Venu 1 I love how bright this screen is and the battery life. Very pleased with my upgrade!
Date published: 2024-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great, love all of the health features Biggest value I get from this watch is that wearing it continuously (while sleeping, at work, working out) outputs super helpful health metrics. Had some revelations about why I always feel so tired and it helped me prioritize sleep. Also being aware of when I get stressed at work and taking steps to decompress has been helpful.
Date published: 2024-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adequate This watch works as advertise, but is a bit underwhelming. The clock faces are difficult to read and lack nicer sophisticated look. The controls are also complex to set or understand. The watches needs a way to convert exercising such as elliptical into total steps as well.
Date published: 2024-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ye bye Apple! Great watch and health monitor! Getting use to wearing it at night!
Date published: 2024-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome watch great updates from Venu 2. I’ve had this watch for almost 3 weeks and I like it a lot better than the Venu 2 Plus I had. The upgrades for the walking app and golf app are awesome. A lot better info and graphics.
Date published: 2024-05-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I could have thought! This watch's battery life is amazing! The watch is so light compared to my galaxy watch, I sometimes, don't realize that I have it on! I would 100 percent recommend this watch!
Date published: 2024-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch for general health and activities I bought this watch a lo th ago to replace a Venu 2 that died after 3 years. I like the health monitoring and reporting features - steps, stairs, sleep, stress - the timer and stopwatch - and the activity tracking for running, biking, hiking. I like the new morning wakeup wakeup feature, complete with an inspirational phrase to start off the day. It has a large, easy to read face, and best of all - long battery life !!
Date published: 2024-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Watch But HR Is Wildly Off I bought this two weeks ago as an upgrade to my Vivoactive3. Love the design and features but the HR readings while only wrist are wildly inconsistent and incorrect (I’ve compared to my other watches and chest monitor). I’ve been working with Garmin’s customer support to try and find a solution - but it’s been extremely frustrating. Most of my stats are affected as a result (I could be doing an exercise that has my HR at 130 based on manual counting and the watch will be reading 62). Hoping for a solution but it defeats the purpose of the watch if I need a chest band monitor for accurate readings for all activities.
Date published: 2024-05-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for running I am Happy with my venu 3. I LOVE it for running. I dont Love that I often need to reconnect it to my phone. I use It a lot for running/working out & was extremely excited to have the battery last me 14 days. But I am Lucky if it lasts a week. which is great coming from having to charge my Apple Watch each night. I also Struggle with not being able to respond to texts on it because that was very convenient when wearing my Apple Watch
Date published: 2024-05-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade Great upgrade from the Venu 2. Much more information displayed on the watch without having to access Connect. More intuitive app selection (e.g., timers, stop watch). ECG & HRV additions are great. Taking phone calls on the watch is much more useful than I thought it would be.
Date published: 2024-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Venu 3 I bought the Venu 3 this past month and I am very happy with it! I love the features and ease of use. Wish I had bought it sooner.
Date published: 2024-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome watch! My Apple Watch wasn’t cutting it anymore, I wanted to understand more about my health and fitness so I took the dive into a Garmin instead and I will never go back. I love the insights I receive each day. It’s an awesome piece of wearable tech that does everything I want and more. I tell anyone who asks about it that they should swap.
Date published: 2024-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent training sets Great for daily excercise, no more needed phone for excercise only this watch
Date published: 2024-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Switched to Venu 3 from Apple Watch I’ve had it for about 3 weeks now. I’m still getting used to it switching from my Apple Watch. I find it’s more accurate than my Apple Watch when running/walking. All positive things to say so far!
Date published: 2024-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good but glitchy I have been wearing this watch everyday for several weeks now. I had originally bought the instinct solar because I liked the idea of solar charging but had too many problems. Traded in and got this but seems to have the same problems although the look and functionality is way better. I bought this for two reasons, one being to track runs and the other for sleep monitoring. It works great for runs but is terrible at being consistent with sleep monitoring. More often than not it doesn’t even register it or it will only register a few hours. This has been a bit of a bummer honestly. I will say the gps works great and it is a great watch with a good app to keep track of runs. For the money, there is probably much cheaper options if this is all it is good for. Heart rate monitor is hit and miss and I often need to take it off, wipe the sensor, and put back on several times a day to keep it going. I charge once every seven days which is great but less than advertised.
Date published: 2024-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Health Features I made the switch from Apple watch to Garmin Venu 3 and am happy that I did.
Date published: 2024-06-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost Perfect Upgraded from a Fitbit Sense. This watch has most features that the Sense had. There is a bit of a learning curve but once figured out, no issues. The only suggestion I have is to allow Blood Glucose monitoring (for those with diabetes).
Date published: 2024-06-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Switched from Apple Watch Best decision! I recently switched from an Apple Watch Series 7 because I wanted a watch that had a longer battery, sleep tracking, and more accurate fitness reporting. After about a month of use, I am in LOVE. The sleep tracking is incredible, so is the battery life. This watch is perfect. I also wanted to step away from smart watch capabilities, as constant notifications to my Apple Watch was beginning to be too much. The Venu 3 only gets text and calling notifications and it's perfect for me! You can also still use the "Phone My Phone" feature as one can on the Apple Watch! Would recommend to anyone!!
Date published: 2024-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garmin Venu 3 I was somewhat skeptical purchasing this item but am very happy I did. I am not often pleasantly surprised but must admit the Garmin Venu 3 has exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2024-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get watch with lots of features I've had it for a few weeks and I really enjoy it.
Date published: 2024-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best smartwatch I've ever owned! I've owned the Venu 3 for about a month and I am so pleased with it! As someone who has owned a smartwatch since the beginning of the technology came out, this is by far my favorite one! My biggest complaint with smartwatches is that most companies try to make it something that could one day replace your phone. I believe most owners are like myself and just want something that is a great companion piece to technology we already own. The Venu 3 does just that. The health metrics are fantastic and have helped me make more informed decisions regarding my overall health. The notifications for things like messages and other apps on my phone are subtle and helpful. This is my first foray into the Garmin smartwatch world and I am now a customer for life!
Date published: 2024-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venu 3 .. nothing more On my Venu 2 after two and half a year was battery KO, so I must upgrade to Venu 3 and - its OK, hope battery will last more, .. Venu 3 gives exactly what you need. Phone calls are useless, music player too, but standard functions are good.
Date published: 2024-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does it all I’ve had this about month. I’m not a big runner, but I do walk daily for at least 40 minutes at a fairly fast pace. I love how it tracks my heart rate zones, steps, sleep, vo2 max. It even tells time. Battery life is great. Only have to charge it once a week.
Date published: 2024-06-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to navigate I’m still working through all the features that this watch has. Enjoying the ride of learning a new device.
Date published: 2024-06-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Takes a while to learn Lots of details no instructions. 2 software apps?? Which one is for what? Why 2 apps? Lots of data to access but I just don't have time to sit down and fumble through it all. Oh well, that's on me. It's a cool watch and I guess I'll learn more than the basics over time through trial and error. It is a cool watch though.
Date published: 2024-06-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it !! I love the versatility of the Venue 3. I can use it as a smart watch and also for training. My first Garmin and I love it.
Date published: 2024-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! I have several smart watch before this beat them all and the bets part is the battery life. On the negative I live in PR and the contact less payment is not letting me register because I live in Puerto Rico . With BTW is part of USA.
Date published: 2024-06-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch The watch is great! Accurate tracking. Very good battery life. The app support on Connect IQ could have been better.
Date published: 2024-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way better than Fitbit Had a Fitbit Charge 6. (Not supposed to mention but if you're thinking about these two, how better to help?) Moved to Garmin's Venu 3. 24 hours in, way better. Better screen (by far). Better info. Better app. And no Google Big Brother. OK, the price difference is significant. You usually get what you pay for. 5 stars may be premature due to lack of experience but I expect it to hold. Great functionality. Nice size. Light weight. Very responsive. Quality product.
Date published: 2024-06-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch Great for keeping track of my workouts and runs from the mountains to the tropics, Pura Vida.
Date published: 2024-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Watch! This was the first fitness or smart watch to ever actually satisfy me. The battery life is impressive, and the capabilites of the watches sensors are perfect. This watch has already improved my life so much.
Date published: 2024-06-13T00:00:00-04:00