Garmin Venu 2 and 2S health-focused smartwatches deliver more features for the same starting price as the original
Garmin has launched two new upgraded versions of its popular premium fitness and health Venu smartwatch. The new Venu 2 and Venu 2S devices look visually similar to their predecessor, but a number of upgrades have been made across the board. While the original came in a single 43 mm size, the new Venu 2 is 40 mm in size and the Venu 2S is 45 mm size, giving users more options when it comes to best fit.
The most notable upgrade to the Venu 2 models is with battery life. Where the original Venu could last up to 5 days in smartwatch mode, the Venu 2S can last up to 10 days and the Venu 2 can last up to 11 days. The smaller model is fitted with a new 1.1-inch AMOLED display and the larger model picks up a 1.3-inch AMOLED panel -- both have an optional always-on mode. Each display is also covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Other new features also include a sleep score and insights by Firstbeat Analytics, and a new fitness age that estimates the body’s age using chronological age, activity, resting heart rate and either body fat percentage or BMI. There is a new Health Snapshot to log, record and share key health stats and new HIIT workouts with on-screen animations. The Venu 2 and 2S also include 25 built-in indoor and GPS sports apps.
The Venu 2 and Venu 2S come in a range of colors and retail for the same US$399 price as the original Venu.