In the previous few quarters, Garmin increased its shares in the wearable market. It is the result of the company’s new functions and the wide support for third-party apps. Recently, Garmin smartwatches received many apps in the app store including some premium ones. It has now become excellent in handling all third-party apps as well as services. Along with new apps, it also supports app notifications and alerts.
Also, the Fenix 6 & Fenix 7 series can get WhatsApp messages on the main display to stay updated in your friend circle or your work. All these Garmin watches support advanced techniques in replying to apps & notifications.
It is not the first device to get this treatment as the previous watches are also rich in receiving app messages. WhatsApp is one of the essential apps for many customers on smartphones as well as smartwatches. With over 2 billion users, it is the most downloaded app in Apple App Store & Google Play Store.
The Garmin Fenix series watches are so advanced that you can receive all the messages. We are not saying you can fully use the WhatsApp app on the wearables, but you can receive the messages, view them, control them, or delete them. Here is a guide to using WhatsApp on Garmin Fenix 6 & Fenix 7 watches for new users.
WhatsApp on Garmin Fenix Watches
There are different methods to use WhatsApp notifications on Apple & Android. Follow these simple steps.
For Apple Users:
1. On iPhone, go to Settings
2. Select Notifications
3. Then in the Show Previews option, select Always or When Unlocked
4. Go to Notification Style
5. Here activate button in front of WhatsApp
For Android Users:
1. Open the Garmin Connect app
2. Tap on the icon that is present at the upper left corner
3. Go to Settings
4. Then tap on Notifications
5. Now click on App Notifications
6. Here, scroll down & select WhatsApp
7. Enable toggle to receive WhatsApp messages
It is all for both platforms to get the latest notifications. Once you get the new message, it will quickly display on your Garmin Fenix 6, 6 Solar, Fenix 7 & 7 Solar series smartwatches. From the above steps, in the same way, you can disable the notifications. For some reason, If you have disabled some persons or groups on WhatsApp, then those messages will not alert on the Garmin Watch. If you need further assistance, then feel free to contact me in the comment box below.
Is it possible to run WhatsApp natively in the smartwatch without owning a phone?
I would like to have a smartwatch with a sim contained within it that I can also use for messaging purposes. Thank
No, it isn’t possible for now.
From your knowledge, has their been any update to the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro to allow reading of Facebook Messenger messages from the watch face? Thank you.
Should this work on a Garmin Venu 2 Plus as well?
Hi! I have a fenix 6pro solar. I receive WhatsApp notifications but I can only see the sender. I have to click the light button to see the message. Is there any way to see the message without touching the phone? It’s handy when driving or when walking with hands busy