New Garmin Venu 2 Plus and Garmin vivomove Sport smartwatches offer expanded functionality and added features

Futuristic Apple Watch-style voice functionality as well as retro analogue ticking hands are included in updates to Garmin's smartwatch lineup

Garmin smartwatch hero
(Image credit: Garmin)

Garmin opens its 2022 launch account today with new versions of two of two GPS smartwatches, the Venu 2 Plus and the vivomove Sport.

The Garmin Venu 2 Plus (£399.99/$449.99) adds voice functionality, allowing wearers to make and take phonecalls from the wrist, Apple Watch style, and is voice assistant compatible with Siri, Google Assistant and Bixby meaning texts can be sent, questions asked and compatible smart home devices controlled from the watch.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.