Garmin released a new version of its fitness smartwatch, Garmin Venue Square.
A larger screen with a higher resolution and better battery life are among the novelties that the Venu Sq 2 can boast of.
Battery life 11 days
Battery life in particular is perhaps the watch’s strongest feature. We are talking about almost double the previous one, from 6 to 11 days.
It’s impressive in itself, but also compared to current competitors like Fitbit Sense with 6 days and Apple Watch with 1-2 days.
More than an hour of health than an hour of fitness
While there’s a lot of focus on advanced training functions in Garmin watches like the Fenix and Forerunner, there’s even more focus on health in the Venu Sq 2. So, it’s a more comparable competitor to the Fitbit Sense/Versa and the Apple Watch.
Like its predecessor, the Venu Sq 2 is packed with health and activity related functions such as measuring heart rate and sleep, tracking stress and breathing, reporting abnormal heart rate, oxygen saturation, and a number of training profiles.
You can of course also practice with it, choosing from more than 25 built-in practice profiles. You’ll also find a large selection of different cardio, strength training, yoga, high intensity, and Pilates workouts.
The Venu Sq 2 is equipped with GPS, but it lacks a barometer and gyroscope sensors.
While the first version had a 1.3-inch rectangular LCD screen with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels, the Sq 2 comes with a larger 1.4-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels.
to me cnet Those who got a preview of the watch, the difference in screen quality was noticeable.
special music version
Venu Sq 2 comes in two versions where the main difference is that the music version supports music storage from, for example, Spotify and Deezer.
Both also have support for both smart mobile notifications and contactless payment with Garmin Pay, as well as access to apps via the Connect IQ Store.
Venu Sq 2 is in stock and sold at a suggested retail price of 2,999 NOK. Venu Sq 2 Music Edition is sold at a suggested retail price of 3,349 NOK.
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