Garmin unveiled the second one technology of the Venu smartwatch, which was once 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 solution, respectively, and an not obligatory At all times On Mode.
The shows are safe by way of Gorilla Glass 3, the bezel across the glass is chrome steel and the frame of the watch is fiber-reinforced polymer. As prior to, the Venu watches are rated at 5 ATM water resistance (pool swimming is supported).
The massive improve this technology is the battery – it’s double what the outdated fashions may succeed in. The 45mm model can last as long as 11 days in smartwatch mode, the 40mm one can pass on for 10 days. The unique was once to be had in one 43mm measurement and may most effective organize 5 days on a unmarried fee.
A key promoting level of the Venu line is the GPS monitoring and the staying power of that has long past up as smartly – as much as 8/7 hours at the Venu 2, up from 6 hours at the authentic fashion (and that’s with track taking part in). Charging is speedy too, 10 mins upload 1 day of smartphone mode or 1 hour of GPS monitoring.
Notice that but even so GPS, GLONASS and Galileo also are supported, there’s a compass on board in addition to a barometric altimeter. Additionally, Venu 2 duo is the primary with the brand new Lift V4 optical middle fee sensor.
A big new workout mode is Top Depth Period Coaching (aka HIIT). This contains improve for TABATA, AMOM, AMRAP and diversifications – you’ll be able to learn extra about the ones right here. Mountaineering, indoor hiking and bouldering also are new.
Sleep rating • Well being Snapshot • Hydration • HIIT
Different upgrades of be aware are the extra complicated sleep tracker that calculates a slumbering rating in keeping with middle fee, breathing, blood oxygen and rigidity. Gentle, deep and REM phases are nonetheless tracked. The brand new Well being Snapshot data a 2-minute consultation to come up with an immediate studying of your well being standing, together with such things as middle fee variability.
Options carried over from the unique are 24/7 middle fee and breathing fee monitoring, blood-oxygen saturation tracking, rigidity monitoring, plus hydration and ladies’s well being options.
As for smartwatch options, you’re going to get textual content messages out of your telephone (Android homeowners will even answer from the watch), calendar reminders, climate data and extra. You’ll obtain watch faces, widgets and apps from Attach IQ. Garmin Pay is on board so you’ll be able to pass out with no pockets or perhaps a telephone.
Talking of, the brand new watches can retailer as much as 650 songs (up from 500 at the authentic) from Spotify, Amazon or Deezer. In gigabytes, that’s 7 GB, up from 3 GB (or so). And when you do have your telephone with you, there are track controls at the watch.
Extra garage for songs • Textual content messaging • Garmin Pay • Customization from Attach IQ
The Garmin Venu 2 and Venu 2S are to be had now, at a value of $400/€400 (sure, each value the similar). You’ll to find them on garmin.com.