Garmin unveiled the second era of the Venu smartwatch, which was its first with an AMOLED show. The brand new fashions are available in two sizes, the Garmin Venu 2 measures 45mm in diameter and packs a 1.3” show, the Venu 2S is 40mm with a 1.1” show. They’ve 416 x 416 px or 360 x 360 px decision, respectively, and an optionally available At all times On Mode.
The shows are protected by Gorilla Glass 3, the bezel across the glass is chrome steel and the physique of the watch is fiber-reinforced polymer. As earlier than, the Venu watches are rated at 5 ATM water resistance (pool swimming is supported).
The massive improve this era is the battery – it’s double what the outdated fashions may obtain. The 45mm model can last as long as 11 days in smartwatch mode, the 40mm one can go on for 10 days. The unique was obtainable in a single 43mm measurement and will solely handle 5 days on a single cost.
A key promoting level of the Venu line is the GPS monitoring and the endurance of that has gone up as properly – as much as 8/7 hours on the Venu 2, up from 6 hours on the unique mannequin (and that’s with music taking part in). Charging is quick too, 10 minutes add 1 day of smartphone mode or 1 hour of GPS monitoring.
Notice that apart from GPS, GLONASS and Galileo are additionally supported, there’s a compass on board in addition to a barometric altimeter. Additionally, Venu 2 duo is the primary with the brand new Elevate V4 optical coronary heart fee sensor.
A serious new train mode is Excessive Depth Interval Coaching (aka HIIT). This consists of assist for TABATA, AMOM, AMRAP and variations – you may learn extra about these here. Climbing, indoor climbing and bouldering are additionally new.
Sleep rating • Well being Snapshot • Hydration • HIIT
Different upgrades of word are the extra superior sleep tracker that calculates a sleeping rating based mostly on coronary heart fee, respiration, blood oxygen and stress. Mild, deep and REM phases are nonetheless tracked. The brand new Well being Snapshot information a 2-minute session to offer you an immediate studying of your well being standing, together with issues like coronary heart fee variability.
Options carried over from the unique are 24/7 coronary heart fee and respiration fee monitoring, blood-oxygen saturation monitoring, stress monitoring, plus hydration and girls’s well being options.
As for smartwatch options, you’ll get textual content messages out of your telephone (Android homeowners may even reply from the watch), calendar reminders, climate info and extra. You possibly can obtain watch faces, widgets and apps from Join IQ. Garmin Pay is on board so you may exit with out a pockets or perhaps a telephone.
Talking of, the brand new watches can retailer as much as 650 songs (up from 500 on the unique) from Spotify, Amazon or Deezer. In gigabytes, that’s 7 GB, up from 3 GB (or so). And if you happen to do have your telephone with you, there are music controls on the watch.
Extra storage for songs • Textual content messaging • Garmin Pay • Customization from Join IQ
The Garmin Venu 2 and Venu 2S can be found now, at a worth of $400/€400 (sure, each value the identical). You will discover them on garmin.com.