Garmin’s fashion-forward Lily 2 tracker is still on sale for $50 off

Garmin’s unassuming tacker is daintier than most smartwatches, but is that really such a bad thing? | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

As an avid runner, I understand the appeal of tracking fitness metrics. That said, in recent weeks, I’ve also grown annoyed with the onslaught of notifications I receive on my wrist via my Apple Watch Series 7, which I find to be incredibly distracting. Thankfully, if you’re like me, Garmin’s back-to-basics Lily 2 is on sale at Amazon and direct from Garmin right now for $199.99 ($50 off), its lowest price to date.

Whether it aims to be or not, Garmin’s fashion-forward smartwatch is a throwback to the heyday of Fitbits, Misfits, and Jawbones — you know, basic fitness bands. Its compact, 35mm sizing probably means it’s best suited for women, though, we’d venture to guess it should work for anyone with smaller wrists who wants a touch of style to their wardrobe. It can track all your basic fitness activities (including your sleeping habits), too, and works with both Android and iOS, allowing you to receive text and call notifications. Admittedly, the hidden OLED display on the Lily 2 is a bit difficult to navigate and the watch eschews premium features like built-in GPS, but if you prefer to keep things simple, it’s a great little tracker for casual users that can easily cut back on notification fatigue.

Read our hands-on impressions of the Garmin Lily 2.

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