When you focus on healthy habits, you live better. That’s why Garmin just introduced the Venu 2, a smart watch with an elegant design, available in two sizes that allows you to keep up with what’s going on inside your body to get to know yourself better and help you connect your body and mind like never before.
It is a smartwatch with built-in GPS, which stands out for its advanced features for the control of well-being and physical condition, multiple animated workouts and numerous preloaded sports applications, both indoors and outdoors.
It allows you to forget your phone while training, as it provides plenty of storage for your favorite music, which you can listen to via compatible Bluetooth headphones (not included). It also offers a long battery life, charging quickly so you can always accompany you and in all activities.
The new Venu 2 is characterized at first glance by the elegant design which highlights the impressive bright and tactile AMOLED screen, that allows the visualization of all the details with great clarity and resolution as well as the colors incredibly defined and realistic.
This screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 lens that is resistant to scratches and shocks and offers the option to be always on (always on). The stainless steel rim surrounds it and its case joins a comfortable and resistant silicone bracelet.
Multiple sports to choose from
Another of the strengths of this new version of the Venu series is its more than 25 preloaded sports applications, with which you can choose the training option that best suits each moment. Thus, it incorporates new indoor activity profiles, such as indoor climbing, bouldering and swimming in a pool. In addition, Garmin has improved the profile of activity and strength training, providing a graphic of a human body, which shows which muscle groups will be worked on during the activity, being able to distinguish the intensity through the colors (red, orange and black), both in the watch and in the Garmin Connect application.
This profile also includes other elements, such as an update of the detail view of each activity and chronological graphs where you can see which exercise you were working on when your heart rate was at a certain point.
The new workouts HIIT (high intensity interval training) give you the option to choose the type of activity, set the number of repetitions and select work and rest intervals or, if you prefer, choose between different timers: AMRAP, EMOM and Tabata. In addition to the preloaded ones, you can download many more directly from Garmin Connect, plus the possibility to create and customize them.
And for the activities that are carried out abroad, it counts on GPS, Glonass and Galileo which supposes a great precision in the detection of the location, even in more populated or wooded areas.
With the music on your wrist
If you’re someone who doesn’t run or do on the elliptical without listening to music, this watch makes it easy because it lets you download and store up to 650 songs and playlists. Also has WiFi connectivity and music can be transferred from a computer or via music platforms such as Spotify, Amazon Music or Deezer directly from the watch. To listen, simply connect your smartwatch to a Bluetooth® headset (not included)
More animated and improved exercises
Training with the Venu 2 series gains more life than ever, allowing you to work on strength, cardio, yoga, Pilates and more through animated workouts directly on the device. Thanks to them, you can simply follow the proper form and technique to perform the different exercises, with just one look at your wrist. To this was added the Intensity Minutes 2.0, which will allow you to see throughout the day when you have reached your assigned minutes of intensity and how many minutes of intensity belong to timed activities.
Advanced Wellness Recognition
Venu 2 incorporates multiple 24/7 activity monitoring features that go far beyond step and calorie monitoring. Thus, it has been equipped with a set of functions that allow detailed physiological control and, therefore, an advanced daily recognition of various body parameters.
Among its main elements, the next generation heart rate sensor stands out, Garmin Elevate, able to monitor heartbeat several times per second, 24 hours a day. In addition, if the device detects that your heart rate is abnormal, both lower and higher than expected, it will send an alert to keep you on the alert.
It also provides advanced sleep monitoring, using the function Pulse Ox, which measures the oxygen saturation in the blood and calculates the different phases of sleep (awake, light, deep and REM). Likewise, it counts the number of breaths per minute and is able to detect any heart rhythm abnormalities. The combination of all these parameters results in a detailed sleep analysis that you can check on waking up thanks to the built-in sleep score that will help you to know in depth the quality of your sleep.
With the function Body Battery, which, through a combination of stress, heart rate variability (HRV), sleep and activity data, is able to calculate your body’s energy reserves at any time, so you can plan your day and optimize your activity and rest times.
In order to increase your concentration and relaxation, there are conscious breathing activities. So, when you need to breathe or reconcile your sleep, you can access four conscious breathing activities directly from the clock: “Tranquility”To promote sleep; “Coherence”To facilitate balance and calm; and two versions of “Relax and Concentrate”Designed to promote concentration and relieve stress.
If what you want is to have an overview of your well-being, it is possible thanks to the function Health Snapshot, which records your key metrics and displays them on a single screen. This recording can be done in just two minutes, taking into account heart rate, oxygen saturation, breathing and stress. It also offers the function Physiological Age, an algorithm that uses your resting heart rate, as well as your body mass index and your daily activity to find out if your physical state is higher or lower than what would correspond to your chronological age.
On the other hand, if you are a woman, it helps you to have control of both your menstrual cycle and pregnancy, analyzing the changes that the body undergoes during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy, being able to register periods and physical symptoms, as well as offering fertility forecasts during the month.
More confidence wherever you go
To help you get out with more confidence, there is a monitoring and security which, in combination with a compatible smartphone, during an activity, will automatically send a message (if a fall or an incident is detected) with your exact location, to the emergency contacts that you have previously established on Garmin Connect. If you wish, you can activate this feature at any time manually, just by pressing a clock button, and if the incident is not serious, you have a few seconds to disable the sending of the message and not alert anyone.
At the same time, and thanks to its connectivity features, you will be aware of the time, control the music, be able to receive smart notifications, locate your phone, view incoming calls, emails, calendar reminders, social network notifications… and all of this without having to take out your smartphone. Likewise, if you need to make a purchase, with Venu 2 you will not have to resort to your wallet or purse, because it includes technology Garmin Pay to make payments directly from the watch (via contactless).
Another extra that you will like is the enormous customization possibilities, because it allows you to choose from a variety of clock screens, applications and widgets through the Conect IQ application and a variety of straps that can be changed quickly and easily thanks to its quick disassembly system Quick Release.
In two sizes and in different colors
You Venu 2 and Venu 2S differ in their size and autonomy. The first one measures 45.4 × 45.4 × 12.2 mm, has a 1.3 inch screen (with a resolution of 416 × 416), weighs 49 grams and has a battery life of up to 11 hours (6 hours in mode) GPS plus music). As for the Venu 2S model, it measures 40.4 × 40.4 × 12.1 mm, has a 1.1-inch screen (360 × 360 resolution), weighs 38.2 grams and offers a 10-hour battery life ( 6 hours in GPS mode plus music).
Finally, the Venu 2 it is available in granite blue and black; it’s the Venu 2S it is available in slate gray, silver gray, light beige / gold and white / rose gold.
The Garmin Venu 2 and Venu 2S will go on sale for 399.99 euros.
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