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Best Garmin Watches for Men to Gift in 2022

Give the Best Men's Garmin Watch of 2022! Shop GPS Watches for a Variety of Activities & Budgets.

Gift the Very Best! Garmin fēnix 7X Solar / 7X Sapphire Solar

The gift for the athlete or adventurer who wants and does it all—the rugged fēnix 7X GPS multisport watch with large 1.4" touchscreen and 51 mm case.

Get Him the Garmin Forerunner 955 Running Watch

Give him a watch that takes running as seiously as he does. The Garmin Forerunner 955 has the training tools he wants on his wrist.

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT on the Garmin Venu® GPS Fitness Watch

Get him a gorgeous sport watch! It may not be the ultimate Garmin GPS watch, but the Venu is definitely the ultimate in price on PlayBetter!

Buy the Best Garmin Watch That Fits His Fashion and Activities

Today’s Garmin watches offer a suite of features and functionality that can’t be matched by any other brand.

Beyond the features and build quality, Garmin offers a wide range of GPS watches for the style and budget shoppers are looking for.

So, whether he runs, cycles, swims, hunts, golfs, hits the gym daily or all of the above—there's a Garmin watch for the man in your life.

Is he the type of guy who wants a watch that looks as good as works? We've got you covered with GPS watches for running, outdoor, golf, and more—and at all price levels.

In this article, we'll run you through the most affordable fitness watch you can buy this year—Garmin Venu—to the most battery life—Garmin Enduro 2—to the best overall multisport watch you can put on his wrist—Garmin fēnix 7. And everything in between.

Are you ready? Let's shop the best Garmin watches for men in 2022!

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Best Overall Garmin Watch for Men — fēnix 7X

The fēnix 7X Solar multisport GPS watch is built to go strong for days. Sound like your guy? Keep reading.

Put a big, sexy 1.4” display, built-in LED flashlight, and Power Glass™ solar charging lens on his wrist, and give him extra-long battery life and durabiltiy that can handle whatever he puts himself—and his watch—through.

He'll get trusted button controls AND the new touchscreen interface to access advanced training features, an impressive range of sports apps, Garmin's extensive 24/7 health and wellness monitoring, and more.  

He'll love the performance insights and metrics that help him manage exertion and build stamina. Plus, he'll be able to optimize recovery and overall wellness by monitoring heart rate, respiration, stress, sleep, and more.

Garmin's latest GPS and outdoor navigation sensors guide him while he's off the beaten path. And for his tamer days, connected features include smart notifications when connected to a compatible smart phone, music storage (up to 2,000 songs), and Garmin Pay™ contactless payments in supported countries and payment networks.

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Most Affordable Fitness Watch for Men in 2022 — Garmin Venu

For pure value in a men's Garmin watch, we don't know a better contender than the Venu GPS watch. And right now, you can get this fitness watch with stunning AMOLED display for less than $250! This is an EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT ON PLAYBETTER!

Sure, it doesn't have the navigation and training tools of the premium fēnix 7, but there's still a lot included with this watch that an active guy can totally appreciate.

First of all, it's got more than 20 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, plus cool animated workouts right on the screen.

A solid suite of all-day health monitoring features keeps track of energy levels, respiration, stress, sleep, estimated heart rate, hydration, and Pulse Ox.

And as if all that were not enough, he can easily download songs to his watch (up to 500), including playlists from Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer and connect with his headphones for phone-free listening.

He'll be able to personalize his watch with thousands of free watch faces, apps, and widgets from the Connect IQ™ Store, use Garmin Pay contactless payment, and receive smart notifications.

True, the Venu battery life is nowhere near the newer 2022 high-end Garmin watches, but if 5 days in smartwatch mode and 6 hours in GPS will work between charges, this might be the Garmin gift for him to put on your list.

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Best Men's Running Watch — Garmin Forerunner 955

Gift your favorite guy a Garmin Forerunner 955, the premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch of 2022, and give him the training tools he needs to lead the pack.

Features include training readiness, which tells him when he's primed for a productive session.

Daily suggested workouts adapt to his performance and recovery alongside the race widget, which provides training tips, course details and completion time predictions.

With morning report, he can get an overview of his sleep, recovery, training, and more—as well as a picture of his overall health with heart rate variability (HRV) status.

On the run, new multi-band GPS and full-color, built-in maps, help him navigate confidently. And with traditional buttons and a touchscreen, it'll be super easy to tap into his training status and know whether he's training productively, peaking, or strained.

Give him what he needs to push to the podium—or to the very limits— with the Forerunner 955 with up to 15 days of battery life in smartwatch mode. Plus, there's a solar charging option for even more power on the go!

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Best Running Watch with Music — Garmin Forerunner 255 Music

Help him run at a higher level—and with music on his wrist—with the Forerunner 255 smartwatch.

This running GPS watch will help him train and recover smarter with training status, running power, multi-band GPS, and daily suggested workouts that'll adapt to his performance and goals.

Plus, other new features—such as race widget—will help him plan his race-day strategy, and morning report with HRV status will show him his overall health alongside the day ahead.

With Garmin Pay™ contactless payments with a supported card, it’s never been easier to buy that post-workout coffee. Plus put more than 30 activity profiles on his wrist, including triathlon, cycling, swimming, and much more.

With Forerunner 255, he'll have a continuous picture of his health, from training and recovery to sleep quality and overall wellness.

And with up to 14 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 30 hours in GPS mode.

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Best Golf GPS Watch for Men — Garmin Approach® S62

Alright, if you’re gonna give him a golf gift, why stop short of the actual ultimate? That’s what you’re getting (or giving) with the Garmin S62 golf watch. This is the bar-none, top-of-the-line, premium golf GPS watch.

Here's why it gets our nod for overall best golf watch for dad, hubby, son, boss—whatever golfer guy in your life!

This is a watch that that is jam-packed with features and has the potential to actually improve your guy's golf game. Seriously. This Garmin watch is going to learn how far he hits each of his clubs, and it’s going to use that data to help him make better decisions out on the course with its virtual caddie function.

Beyond the virtual caddie, the S62 provides slope, wind speed and direction, a beautiful touchscreen display that allows you to pinch and swipe around each hole to find yardages to hazards and layup spots, a pin pointer that gives you a target on blind shots, swing tempo monitoring, and much more. This golf yardage watch is unbelievably smart!

And if all that weren’t enough, he's going to get a full-fledged, top-of-the-line fitness tracker that includes a heart rate monitor, a pulse oxygen sensor, a sleep sensor, a step counter, a stress level monitor, and more.

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Best Display on a Garmin Watch — epix™ (Gen 2)

Give the most epic Garmin watch for men in 2022 with the epix (Gen 2).

With epix, the premium active smartwatch, you can take on every day with the stunning AMOLED display and up to 16 days of battery life in smartwatch mode.

Your guy with stay connected with smart features, music storage, and get even more functionality on the wrist with Garmin Pay contactless payments in supported countries and payment networks.

He'll get insight into his body with 24/7 health and wellness monitoring features that track Pulse Ox, heart rate, respiration and more.

Plus, he can train how he wants with 30+ built-in sports apps, and take it further with performance metrics and Garmin Coach training plans.

When he wants adventure, he can download TopoActive mapping via Wi-Fi connectivity, or get it preloaded on Sapphire editions. Plus, Sapphire editions support multi-band GNSS technology for stronger, better, more accurate positioning in challenging environments!

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Garmin Watch with the Best Battery Life — Enduro™ 2

The Garmin watch for the man who wants to run to ends of the Earth—the Enduro 2 ultraperformance multisport GPS watch.

Gift him solar power that provides battery life of up to 150 hours in GPS mode with solar charging so he can outlast his next ultra race. Plus, he can use AutoSelect mode uses SatIQ™ technology to dynamically determine the GPS mode necessary to maximize battery life without compromising positional accuracy.

The rugged, lightweight design won’t slow him down, and the light UltraFit band offers a secure, comfortable fit during all his activities.

Help him find his way with a watch preloaded with TopoActive and ski maps, while a variety of built-in sports apps as well as endurance, stamina, and other performance metrics will help take his training to the next level.

He can use traditional button controls or the new touchscreen interface to access selections. Enduro 2 includes an Adventure Racing World Series-approved adventure racing app. Plus, its advanced features, including the NextFork™ map guide, grade-adjusted pace, and automatic rest timer for ultra runs, help him prepare to go the distance. A superbright LED flashlight (twice as bright as the fēnix® 7X multisport GPS watch) will even guide him in the dark.

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Best Hunting Watch — Garmin Instinct® 2 Camo

Give the hunter in your life the Garmin watch for men that's ready for the hunt—Instinct 2 – Camo Edition.

This rugged GPS watch features a distinctive camouflage design to his personal style. The distinctive camo design stands out in a crowd and blends in with his surroundings.

Give him the outdoor GPS watch that'll let him do more of what he loves with preloaded activity profiles for running, biking, swimming—but especially hunting and fishing profiles. He'll also get accurate multi-GNSS for GPS tracking, breadcrumb navigation with back to start and TracBack features, plus projected waypoints, area calculation, sun and moon information, XERO™ locations, and expedition activity.

When paired with a compatible device, he can still live the ultimate connected life with smart notifications and Connect IQ™ compatibility. Plus he can keep up with his all-day health monitoring for energy levels, stress, sleep, Pulse Ox and much more—so he can keep going on his hunting trips and adventures.

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Best Tactical Watch — Garmin tactix® 7

We've got the perfect gift for the man who needs to be mission ready—the tactix 7 is the Garmin watch for men who lead a life of adventure, military, and tactical pursuits.

This tactical multisport GPS smartwatch offers both traditional button controls and a touchscreen display. Featuring a rugged yet sophisticated design, tactix 7 has an always-on 1.4” display, custom front bezel design, black DLC-coated titanium bezel and black PVD-coated titanium rear cover.

Mission-ready tactical features include a sapphire lens with dimmable white or green LED flashlight, night vision compatible display, preloaded tactical and aviation features, dual-position GPS formatting, Jumpmaster mode, projected waypoints, stealth mode, and kill switch.

With this gift, you'll enable him to navigate the harshest environments with elite navigation featuring preloaded TopoActive and ski maps plus multi-band and multi-GNSS support.

The tactix 7 smartwatch also includes advanced training and performance tracking such as endurance and stamina, a new HIIT activity profile, comprehensive health and wellness monitoring, and everyday functionality with smart notifications (when paired with a compatible smartphone), Garmin Pay™ contactless payments (with a supported country and payment network) and more.

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Choose the Best Garmin Watch for Men

We’ve now given you our best-of picks based on budget, looks, bonus features, comfort, performance tracking, and display quality. Each Garmin watch for men option included here is guaranteed to deliver reliable performance.

All you have to do his pick out the one that matches the guy in your life and surprise him with your thoughtfulness!

And remember, even if you don't quite nail the right GPS watch, and it turns out he has another preference, you’ve got two months to return the product for free at That should take the pressure off of your decision-making.

Put a smile on face of the man you love this season, along with a little style around his wrist. You can’t go wrong with any of these candidates for best men's watch of 2022.

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