Garmin Venu 2 Specifications, Features, Pros, Cons and Price

$399.99

  • Release date:: June, 2021
  • Display:: 1.3 inches, AMOLED, Touchscreen
  • Body:: Silicone, Fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Battery Life:: 11 days
  • Storage:: 4GB ROM
  • Compatibility:: Android 6.0+ and iOS 13.0+

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

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Description

Garmin Venu 2 Specifications, Features Pros, and Cons – The Venu 2 is one of the latest smartwatches from Garmin. It’s a stylish and durably built smartwatch that is loaded with lots of features. It is the successor to the very successful Venu, and in this regard, it comes in two sizes; Venu 2 and Venu 2s, and as well comes with new activity-tracking features like health snapshot, muscle heatmaps, sleep score insights, and longer battery life. Beyond this, the Venu 2 also comes with music storage capacity, Garmin Pay, and the ability to manage notifications.

Garmin Venu 2 Design


The Venu 2 like the Venu is an attractive timepiece, it’s a beauty to behold. Thanks to its stylish stainless steel bezel and fiber-reinforced polymer case. The straps are made of silicone and are interchangeable with compatible 22mm straps. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The always-on display is powered by AMOLED which is very colorful and offers a better viewing experience especially when outdoors. It comes with an ambient light sensor that auto-regulates the screen brightness depending on the environment. There are preloaded watch faces to choose from and you can also get more from the Garmin Connect app. Venu 2 is only available in gray color.

Garmin Venu 2 Activity Tracking


The Venu 2 comes with lots of activity tracking features. It’s equipped with a heart rate sensor, accelerometer, altimeter, pulse ox, and a gyroscope. All these sensors enable a bunch of activity tracking features which include all the basics such as steps counting and tracking of your sleep, heart rate, blood oxygen, floors climbed, and calories. It comes with an inbuilt GPS that enables you to track outdoor activities like your routes and locations.

Onscreen animated workout modes introduced to Venu are also available on Venu 2. Moreover, on-screen animated heatmaps that show which muscle is being worked is also available Venu 2. Other new features include the health snapshot that shows your heart rate, SpO2, respiration rate, and stress at a glance as well as a sleep score insight.

Other activity tracking features include preset workout modes, menstrual cycle tracking, incidental fall detection, and more.

Garmin Venu 2 Music Storage, Managing Notifcations and Garmin Pay


Venu 2 comes with a music storage capacity that allows you to store your favorite tracks on the watch. You add your personal music, and you can also download your Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer playlist to the watch. It also allows you to manage the notifications you receive on your connected phone. You will need to enable the apps you want to receive notifications from in the Garmin Connect app. There is also Garmin Pay that allows you to make and receive payments directly from the watch.

Garmin Venu 2 Battery Life

The battery life of the Venu 2 is also impressive. It has a long battery life that lets you go long from a single charge. You can get up to 11 days with smartwatch mode, up to 12 days with battery saver mode, and up to 22 hours with continuous GPS tracking.

Garmin Venu 2 Features

  • It comes with a 1.3 inches AMOLED display that is very colorful and also easy to read outdoors. Navigation is via two physical buttons and touchscreen.
  • Features lots of preset sport modes to choose from.
  • Clock features include time/date, GPS time sync, auto daylight saving, alarm, timer and stopwatch.
  • Download watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps from the Garmin Connect IQ Store.
  • Calls reject/text response with preset texts (Android only).
  • Find my phone, watch, control music on smartphone and remote camera control.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you, so you never get to miss important updates.
  • It is rated 5ATM which represents 50 meters waterproof rating (swim-proof).
  • 22mm interchangeable straps with quick release feature.
  • Make payment directly from watch with Garmin Pay.
  • You can download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store.
  • Compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Check if your device is compartible
  • Sync and upload data from watch to the Garmin Connect community – a thriving community of fitness enthusiasts where you can connect and share.
  • 4GB onboard storage capacity with support for streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and Amazon Music. You can download your playlist from any of the aforementioned brands and as well store personal music to the watch.
Garmin Venu 2 Activity Tracking Features
  1. Health Monitoring features include
  2. Heart rate monitoring with abnormal heart rate alerts. A battery energy monitor gives you insight into your fitness level to help you know the best time to train. Also, fitness age shows your fitness status, while Pulse Ox. monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation. Others include sleep tracking, menstrual cycle tracking for women, hydration tracking, stress monitoring, and sedentary reminders.
    Mindful breathing will allow you to relax or focus, you can start a breathwork activity, and this watch will track your stress and respiration to help you get a better understanding of how you’re breathing.

    The New Health Snapshot feature will allow you to record key stats, including heart rate, heart rate variability, Pulse Ox, respiration, and stress. You can then generate a report with those stats via the Garmin Connect™ app on your compatible smartphone to share.

  3. Safety and Tracking Features include
  4. LiveTrack lets you invite others to join in your training goals and group LiveTrack lets you invite more people to join in your training activities.
    Features Incidental fall detection and assistant that let you seek help when a fall has occurred. The watch will automatically send your location to preset emergency contacts when an incidental fall or a problem has happened (phone must be connected to the watch to enable this feature).

  5. Activity Tracking Features include
  6. Steps counter, sleep monitoring, calories, floors climbed, distance traveled, intensity minutes, TRUEUP and MOVE IQ.

  7. Gym and Fitness Equipment include
  8. Cardio workouts, yoga workouts, strength workouts, HIIT workouts, pilates workouts, and automatic rep counting. Available gym profiles include strength, cardio, HIIT and elliptical training, stair-stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing, yoga, pilates, and breathwork.
    Features animated on-screen workouts that are easy to follow. Available preloaded workouts include animated cardio, strength, yoga, Pilates, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). You can also download more from the Garmin Connect app.
    Features on-screen workout muscle maps – a detailed activity profile that puts scaling and strength PRs right at your wrist plus graphics that show what muscle groups you worked.

  9. Heart Rate Tracking Features include
  10. HR zones, HR alerts, HR calories, % HR max, and HR broadcast data to the paired device.

  11. Training, Planning, and Analysis Features include
  12. Downloadable training plans, VO2 max, activity history on watch, GPS speed and distance, create custom activity profiles, advanced workouts, auto lap, and manual lap, and more.

  13. Running Features include
  14. GPS-based distance, cadence provides realt-time steps per minutes, run workouts and foot pod capable. Available run profiles include running, indoor track running, and treadmill running.

  15. Golfing Features include
  16. Yardage to layups, measures shot distance, and stat tracking. Others include Garmin auto shot, pinpointer, hazards and course targets, digital scorecard, and round timer.

  17. Outdoor Recreational Features include
  18. Back to start, total descent/ascent, sun and moon information, hunt/fish calendar, and area calculation. Available outdoor recreational profiles include hiking, indoor climbing, bouldering, skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, and stand up paddleboarding, rowing.

  19. Cycling Features include
  20. Alerts triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories. Also features advanced vector support, speed and cadence sensor support, and race and activity. Compatible with Varia Lights, and Varia radar. Available cycling profiles include biking and indoor biking.

  21. Swim Tracking Features include
  22. Pool swim metrics include lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (swolf), and calories.
    Stroke type detection include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly (pool swim only).
    Other features include drill logging (pool swim only), basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only), “repeat on” rest timer (pool swim only), auto rest (pool swim only), time and distance alerts, pacing alerts (pool swim only), countdown start (pool swim only), pool swim workouts and critical swim speed.

    Also features underwater heart rate tracking. Available swim profiles include pool swimming, open water swimming, swim running.

    Pros

    • Stylish, compact and lightweight design.
    • Comprehensive activity tracker.
    • Swim-proof.
    • Make payment on the go with Garmin Pay.
    • Pulse ox sensor onboard.
    • Onboard music storage.
    • Animated workouts modes.

    Cons

    • Lacks microphone and loudspeaker.

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Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Garmin Venu 2

Device type

Gender

Release date

June, 2021

Predecessor

Garmin Venu

Successor

Versions

Garmin Venu 2 & Venu 2S

BODY

BODY

Dimension

45.4 x 45.4 x 12.2 mm

Weight

49 grams

Shape

Circular

Case material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap material

Silicone

Bezel material

Stainless steel

Strap size

22 mm

Screen protection

Water resistance

Durability test

Swim-proof

Color

Granite blue

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.3 inches

Display type

AMOLED

Display resolution

416 x 416 px

Pixel density

452.5 PPI

Always on

Custom watch face

Yes

Input type

2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

ANT+, Bluetooth

Bluetooth calling

No

GPS

Galileo, GLONASS, GPS

NFC

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

Memory card slot

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

None

SIM type

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Calls alert

Email alert

Event reminder

Third-party apps alert

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

Bluetooth music

Loudspeaker

Microphone

Camera

Radio

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Altimeter

Yes

Ambient light

Barometer

Compass

ECG

Gyroscope

HRM

Pulse oximeter (SpO2)

Yes

Thermometer

Yes

Other sensors

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

Blood Pressure

Calories

Distance

ECG tracking

Heart rate monitoring

Sleep tracking

Steps

Stress

Yes

Incidental fall detection

Menstrual cycle

Floors climbed

VO2 Max

Swim-tracking

Underwater heart rate tracking

Yes

On-screen workout

Sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

non-removable Lithium-polymer

Battery capacity

Battery life

GPS mode with music: Up to 8 hours, GPS mode without music: Up to 22 hours, Smartwatch mode: Up to 11 days

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging time

30min-1hr

Solar power

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

CPU

GPU

Operating system

Proprietary OS

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Garmin Connect

Compatibility

Android 6.0+, iOS 13.0+

Payment system

Interchangeable strap

,

Voice command

Find my phone

Box content

Charger, Garmin Venu 2, Manual, Straps

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