Garmin has once again upped the ante in the GPS smartwatch and fitness tracking landscape with the release of the Garmin Venu® 2.
The second-generation Garmin Venu 2 is the perfect GPS smartwatch that combines sports fitness and functionality for the modern age. It is designed to be the bridge between the mind and the body in order for its users to live the best healthy and holistic active lifestyle.
The Venu 2 utilises Garmin’s advanced health and monitoring features gives the user an up-to-date stats-based reflection of their mental and physical health. It is all about giving users the information they need to be the best version of themselves.
Advanced fitness features as well as more than 25 built-in apps will give users the perfect tool to get in tune with their mind and body.
This includes GPS sports apps, such as walking, running, cycling, HIIT, swimming, golf and many more on offer.
On a micro level, this is fantastic for sportsmen and women who want to track specific stats such as stroke type detection for swimmers and shot distance measurement for golfers in a long list of sport-specific features.
The unprecedented functionality is where the Venu 2 really shines with a plethora of options for the user.
Some of the daily smart features include the well-known calendar and weather apps as well as continuous activity tracking features so the user literally does not miss a step.
At a physical workout level, the Venu 2 also does not disappoint. The built-in animated workouts are one of its best features with an in-depth muscle targeting feature for each workout as well as the correct way to do each specific curl or lunge.
Workouts take on another level as users can use preloaded workouts or fully customize every aspect of their workout in the Garmin Connect™ app on a smartphone. The preloaded workouts include cardio, yoga, strength, HIIT and Pilates. Essentially, the Venu 2 fits in with your lifestyle and creates the best platform to help users achieve their daily goals.
Health monitoring features such as the Health Snapshot™ feature, Body Battery™ energy levels, sleep score, fitness age and all-day stress tracking combines all that is required for the modern user on a 24/7 basis.
On a monitoring level, the sleep scoring system comes in real handy to track your body’s sleep response – one of the key factors of a healthy lifestyle. The sleep scoring system can also give insights to improve the quality of sleep. The stress tracking feature is also one of the key elements of the Venu 2, with relaxation reminders to give users a real balance in their daily routines. The built-in memory can also store up to 200 hours of activity data on the watch.
The functionality of the Venu 2 will as per usual gives unlimited access to your Android™ or Apple® smartphone with smart notifications delivered to your wrist. Safety is also one of the best features of the Venu 2 with built-in incident detection and assistance. A live location can be sent to emergency contacts which is quite a reassuring feature for those that prefer outdoor activities.
Activities can also be achieved uninterrupted with a battery of up to 11 days in smartwatch mode and up to 8 hours in GPS mode thanks to rapid recharging and battery saver mode. A water rating of 5 ATM is also a fantastic feature that can withstand pressures of up to 50 metres, perfect for users with a love for water-based activities or when taking a shower.
The AMOLED display gives a crystal-clear picture of your health and with a superb battery life you will never miss a beat – whether you are training or relaxing with up to 650 songs that can be stored right on your wrist. Users can also upload playlists from Deezer, Amazon Music or Spotify.
This circular designed watch has an aesthetic beauty that comes in two colours as well as two wrist sizes to cater to every individual’s needs. Another advantage of the Venu 2 lies in its lightweight (38.2 grams) and durable design with a silicone strap, stainless steel bezel material and a Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 lens.
Further personalization comes in the form of watch faces, apps and widgets from Garmin’s Connect IQ™ Store which can be synced with the Garmin Connect™ app on a user’s compatible smartphone to review your health and fitness data in detail.
As the Venu 2 smartwatch is part of the Garmin Connect ecosystem and community it lets you store and monitor all your health stats, join challenges, earn badges, and interact with friends and family.
Garmin has always been about connecting mind and body with its latest cutting-edge technology and the Venu 2 is the latest star edition to the Garmin family.