You guys know how much I love my Garmin smartwatch. I’ve been wearing it for a few years now and still love it and rely on it as much as the first day I got it! That reliance has become even more so this second pregnancy, too—I am determined to stay as healthy as possible not only for our new little one but for myself. If I learned anything the first time around, it’s that forgetting to take care of yourself is scary-easy to do and I don’t want to do that round two!
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Specifically, I love the Garmin Venu Sq. It has a square shape that’s right on trend but you can’t beat the price. It’s also available in a wide variety of colors on both the watch face itself and the band, and I love options! More than that, my exact style (the light gold with white case and band) is on sale right now for $149.99. And all of this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Garmin’s line-up of smartwatches.
The Venu Sq is packed with features and functions, but these are the ones I’ve been using the most the last several months to ensure I have a healthy, active pregnancy:
Steps – gotta get them all in or at least close to it!
Sleep — it’s so nice to track my sleep and sleeping habits to see if I’m getting enough of it and what kind
Body Battery — this literally checks your body’s energy levels throughout the day so you know when you’re good to go and when you maybe need to sit one out
Stress — the Garmin Venu Sq helps track your stress levels for the day and even sends relax reminders when your stress levels get high (which happens often for me & so important to watch during pregnancy).
Heart rate — another way to track your stress on your own is via the heart rate monitor. I also like looking at this mid-workout to see if I can push it a bit more or pull back some
Pregnancy tracking — this feature is so awesome for moms-to-be! You can log how you’re feeling every day, learn how your body is changing, track baby movement, and so much else. It’s really neat and I love that it’s so accessible, sitting on my wrist. They also offer menstrual tracking!
Smart Notifications: I love this feature because I don’t always have my phone with me. I keep my texts off, but I receive calls, email previews, security notifications from my outdoor cameras and all of Baby Joe’s monitor notifications come straight to my wrist which is SO helpful! Not having to pick up my phone when I’m on the treadmill, reading a book or playing with my son has been a game changer!
Having such a high-tech smartwatch on my wrist gives me daily motivation on the regular, but especially during this second pregnancy. I love knowing all my stats at any given time and how to better relax, push myself, and know how my baby is doing from a glance! Can’t recommend the Garmin Venu Sq enough if you’re in the market for a fitness watch.
Thank you so much to Garmin for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.