Garmin Southern Africa announced the Venu Sq and the Venu Sq Music Edition, its latest GPS smartwatches that combine daily style with the industry-leading health monitoring and fitness features users have come to expect from Garmin – starting at just R4499.00 For customers seeking a playlist to take them from one activity to the next, the Venu Sq Music Edition features on-device music storage for phone-free listening. With a sleek rectangular watch face, bright color display, and a battery life of up to 6 days in smartwatch mode, and up to 14 hours in GPS mode, the Venu Sq inspires movement.
The Venu Sq series takes wellbeing seriously with a suite of health monitoring features supported by Garmin’s cutting-edge, 24/7 ElevateTM heart rate monitoring1, which outpaces the competition by sampling heart rate multiple times per second, 24-hours a day. Other built-in health features include advanced sleep with Pulse Ox2, respiration tracking, abnormal heart rate alerts (high and low), menstrual cycle tracking, stress tracking with relax reminders, hydration tracking and more. Innovative Body BatteryTM energy monitoring lets users monitor their energy level which can help with scheduling workouts, rest times and sleep
Fitness and Customizable Workouts
When it’s time to move, the Venu Sq series boasts over 20 built-in indoor and outdoor sports apps including Pilates, yoga, strength training, running, pool swimming, cycling, and golf, just to name a few. Also tracked are steps, intensity minutes, calories burned and more1. Need help planning a fitness routine? The Venu Sq’s robust suite of workout options include preloaded workouts on the watch, preset workouts available to download from Garmin Connect, and “create your own” customizable workouts. Whether training for a 5K or something longer, the Venu Sq is compatible with Garmin Coach, free training plans adapted to a runner’s goals and performance, complete with a virtual personal trainer for added motivation.
Advanced Sleep with Respiration and Pulse Ox
When it’s time to wind down, advanced sleep monitoring estimates light, deep and REM stages of sleep. Respiration tracking measures the number of breaths per minute, and Pulse Ox gauges blood oxygen saturation levels. Upon awakening, users can review their sleep stats in Garmin Connect to see whether they are getting the quality sleep they need to feel rested and recharged the next day. Pulse Ox spot checks can also be performed at any time during the day2. Venu Sq also supports all-day Pulse Ox tracking which can optionally be turned on in the user’s settings.
Smart Features for Life on the Go
The Venu Sq series provides all-day connection and convenience with a host of smart features including:
- Notifications: Receive smart notifications3 for incoming calls, text messages, social media updates, calendar reminders and more. Android users can reply to text messages from the device.
- Music storage: With Venu Sq Music Edition, download songs or playlists4, including those from third-party music services like Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer, right to the wrist.
- Safety and tracking: Incident detection (during outdoor walks, runs or rides) and assistance send real-time location to emergency contacts. LiveTrack lets friends and family track the user’s activity in real time, providing peace of mind during outdoor workouts and race days3.
- Garmin PayTM: Contactless payment solution lets users leave their cash and cards at home for fast, touch-free transactions5.
- Personalization: Add personality by downloading apps, widgets, watch faces and more from the Garmin Connect IQTM store. Users can even upload their own photos and turn them into watch faces.
- Compatibility: Use the Venu Sq with almost any smartphone (compatible with AndroidTM and Apple® devices).
Design, Pricing and Availability
The Venu Sq series features a 1.3” rectangular Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchscreen display with a lightweight aluminum bezel and a comfortable silicone band. Designed to complement every style, the Venu Sq is available in orchid/metallic orchid, white/light gold, and shadow gray/slate. The Venu Sq Music Edition is offered in light sand/rose gold, navy/light gold, moss/slate and black/slate. Available now, the Venu Sq is priced at R4499.00 and the Venu Sq Music Edition is priced at R5499
1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy
2 This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.
3 When paired with a compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.
4 May require premium subscription by a third-party music provider
5 View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information.