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Garmin unveils Venu 2 smartwatches with longer battery life (Updated with price)

By Cookie Monster - on 14 May 2021, 11:58am

Garmin unveils Venu 2 smartwatches with longer battery life (Updated with price)

Note: This article was first published on 24th April 2021 and is now updated with localized information and pricing.

The Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch. <br>Image source: Garmin

Garmin unveiled two new smartwatches, the Venu 2 and Venu 2S GPS

The 45mm Venu 2 comes with a 1.3-inch AMOLED screen (416 x 416 pixels) while the 40mm Venu 2S has a 1.1-inch AMOLED screen (360 x 360 pixels). Both screens are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and have an optional always-on mode. 

One of the significant upgrades is the better battery life with rapid recharging and battery saver mode. Garmin claims the Venu 2 can last up to 11 days in smartwatch mode while the Venu 2S can last up to 10 days in smartwatch mode. A 10-minute charge is stated to provide up to 1 day of smartwatch mode battery life or 1 hour of GPS with music battery life.

The Venu 2 Series GPS smartwatches come with several sensors which include a Pulse Ox sensor for measuring blood oxygen saturation, a heart rate sensor, GLONASS and GALILEO GPS, a barometric altimeter, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, thermometer, and ambient light sensor. 

Other new software features include a Sleep score and insights, fitness age estimate, animated, on-screen workouts, and advanced strength training profiles

The Garmin Venu 2 and Venu 2S have a retail price of US$399.99.

Locally, the smaller Venu 2S is now available for S$599 at Garmin's Shopee Store or Garmin's own online store through their official distributor, Convergent. The larger Venu 2 is set to be available from June 2021 and we'll update this article when it's time.
 

Source: Garmin

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