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Can Garmin Watches Answer Calls? (Find Out Here)

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Jacky Chou

Can Garmin Watches Answer Calls (Find Out Here)

Garmin watches offer a wide range of specifications. On the smartwatch variants, you could wonder if these watches can answer calls or not.

I have researched Garmin smartwatches in this piece to help you pick which ones can answer calls and those that can’t.

Can You Answer Calls On Garmin Vivoactive 4?

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 has an inbuilt microphone and speaker to answer calls. You can see incoming calls on the watch’s face, pick the call from the watch and respond without picking the paired phone.

Can You Answer Calls On Garmin Forerunner 45?

You can answer calls on the Garmin Forerunner 5, but you would still need your phone to serve as a speaker. This watch can only display texts and incoming calls and allow you to pick when paired with your phone. 

Can You Answer Calls On Garmin Venu?

YES. You can answer a call on the Garmin Venu without having to reach for the paired phone.

Can You Answer Calls On Garmin Venu 2?

The Garmin Venu 2 comes with an in-built voice assistant to pick up your calls with. You can also answer the call with the physical (on-screen) end/ accept button.

Can You Answer Calls On Garmin Instinct?

The Garmin Instinct can’t answer calls. You can still use the Garmin Instinct to send and receive texts and emails. It also has a quick reply feature built-in for more accessible communication when you cannot send a detailed message.

Can You Answer Calls On Garmin Fenix 6?

Like the Garmin Forerunner, the Garmin Fenix 6 can also accept and decline calls but needs the paired phone to act as a speaker.

Can You Text On A Garmin Watch?

You can text on your Garmin watches, but this feature covers those Garmin smartwatches that can be paired with an Android device. iOS-paired Garmin watches do not support this texting function yet, but that might be introduced in the nearest future.

Note that the messages you send on the Garmin watch aren’t the same as the ones you type on your phone. Instead, they are customized short messages preloaded into the watches by the manufacturer.

Can You Answer Calls On Garmin Vivoactive 3?

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 can answer and decline calls, but the paired device will need to act as a speaker.

Can You Answer Calls On Garmin Forerunner 245?

You can answer calls and reply to texts on the Garmin Forerunner 245. You can also access other notifications from your paired devices on this watch.

Can You Use The Garmin Forerunner 245 Without A Smartphone?

The basic Garmin Forerunner 245 can be used to control music playback, pick calls and reply to texts when connected to a mobile device. On its own, the watch’s innovative features cannot be used anymore.

On the other hand, the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music edition can download music stored directly on the watch. Thus, this watch can be used without a smartphone to play music, even if you cannot pick calls without a paired device.

What Other Garmin Watches Can You Answer Calls On?

Some other Garmin watches that can answer and decline calls are listed below:

  • The Garmin Instinct 2;
  • Garmin Vivosmart 4 – this is for the ladies;
  • Garmin Lily;
  • Garmin Forerunnr 45S;
  • Garmin Enduro.

Other Garmin watches can answer your calls, but these are some of the popular makes you might also come across.

Jacky Chou

Jacky Chou is the co-founder of Uberwrists and has gotten into watches from his father from a young age. His first watch was a black G Shock that was comedically large for his wrist. He appreciates watches from Seiko to a Patek Philippe.

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