Garmin has just brought its new GPS smartwatches to the country to encourage Filipinos to live healthier lives in style. And we’re here to share the essential features and specs on the Venu 2 and Venu 2S.
Monitor your overall health and fitness
The Venu 2 and Venu 2S come with a slew of health and fitness features we’ve gotten to preview on our Instinct Solar review. Garmin adds a new fitness age, sleep score powered by Firstbeat Analytics, and Health Snapshot features to give you a better grasp of your overall wellness. Health Snapshot makes it easy to record and share essential health stats you can share with a healthcare provider.
These wearables can keep track of your heart rate with user-configurable alerts for high or low readings, sleep insights, respiration, Pulse Ox, stress, hydration, menstrual cycle, and pregnancy.
Garmin’s Body Battery tech is also available with the Venu 2 series to let you know how “charged” your body is, which can be helpful for scheduling workouts, rest times, and sleep.
And if you need to focus and destress, the Venu 2 and 2S also have structured breathwork activities.
New UI and more color options
The Venu 2 series gets an improved user interface to make it easier to monitor your health right from your wrist. There are over 25 built-in sports apps with a better strength training profile and muscle map graphics. It’s viewable on both smartwatches’ bright AMOLED screens. The Venu 2 gets a 45mm watch case, while the Venu 2S has a 40mm watch case.
The Venu 2 watches are available in the following colorways:
- Silver Bezel with Granite Blue case and Silicone band
- Slate Bezel with Black case and Silicone band
- Slate Bezel with Graphite case and Silicone band
- Light Gold Bezel with Light Sand case and Silicone band
- Silver Bezel with Mist Gray case and Silicone band
- Rose Gold Bezel with White case and Silicone band
Additional activity profiles
Aside from the new strength training profile and muscle map graphics, new activity profiles are available on the Venu 2 series, including HIIT, indoor climbing, bouldering, and hiking. Live Track, which lets your loved ones keep track of your outdoor activity, is also available on these smartwatches.
There are pre-loaded workouts on the watches, but you can also get pre-set workouts from the Garmin Connect app or use Garmin Coach’s free adaptive training plans. You can also customize your sessions with over 1,400 exercises to choose from.
Let’s talk battery life
Battery life for the Venu 2 is up to 11 days, while the Venu 2S gets up to 10 days. Both with support for fast charging.
The ‘smart’ in smartwatch
The Venu 2 and Venu 2S also get smart features like built-in music and smart notifications for text messages, calendar reminders, calls, and more. You can download up to 650 songs from playlists on services like Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer. Android users can even reply to text messages directly from the watch. But the Venu 2 series is compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones.
If you want to get more apps and watch faces, you can download those through the Connect IQ store.
New partnership with Lotus Activewear
Garmin collaborated with Lotus Activewear, a Filipino sportswear brand, to launch the Venu 2 and Venu 2S in the Philippines. The two brands share the same ethos to lead a healthy, active lifestyle while staying stylish.
Lotus Activewear will be sponsoring gifts (consisting of products and vouchers) for the first 50 Venu 2/2S customers, as well as the winners of the upcoming Garmin PH’s social media contest.
The influencers joining Garmin PH’s upcoming 10-day’ Work on a Better You’ Challenge will be donning on the Garmin Venu
2/2S smartwatches and using Lotus Activewear products while committing to daily habits that will contribute to their healthier, better selves. Catch the Garmin influencers on social media through the hashtag #10Days #WorkOnABetterYou.
Price and availability
The Garmin Venu 2 and Venu 2S can be purchased for PHP 22,995 in all Garmin Brand Stores, official online Garmin stores (Lazada, Shopee, Kinetic.com.ph), and the Garmin PH Viber Community.
As we mentioned, the first 50 customers to purchase the Venu 2 or Venu 2S will receive a free Lotus Activewear Gift Bag and a Lotus Activewear Gift Voucher worth PHP 500 for every minimum purchase of PHP 2,500.
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