Garmin Venu Puts Fitness First With Vibrant Display and Activity Tracking

Venu is the newest addition to Garmin's arsenal of active lifestyle smartwatches, luring fitness enthusiasts with its extensive range of health and fitness monitoring features.

Garmin, a leading brand of smart wearables for active lifestyles, relased its first smartwatch with a vibrant AMOLED display in late October 2019. The Garmin Venu™ is the newest addition to Garmin's arsenal of active lifestyle smartwatches, luring fitness enthusiasts with its extensive range of health and fitness monitoring features. It's sleek and classy to boot, sporting a gorgeously glossy watch screen.

Venu has a 1.2" screen and comes in Black with Slate Hardware, Granite Blue with Silver Hardware, Black with Gold hardware, and Light Sand with Rose Gold hardware 

Eyecatching and Vibrant Display

Venu's AMOLED display gives you vibrant visuals — deeper blacks, brighter colors, especially noticeable when you're using colorful watch faces. If you love customizing the look of your smartwatch and like different designs, you can even pick a watch face to suit your mood of the day. 

Downloading the Connect IQ app on your phone allows you to personalize Venu, and the choices are planty (to the point of overwhelming!) as it is an open platform for third-party developer apps. After getting the hang of both Connect IQ app and and Connect App (Garmin's main health and fitness data tracker app), you'll definitely have fun choosing what watch display (there are hundreds of options!) to install on your Venu as much as I did.

Venue boasts of smooth and sleek graphics, while the watch's face surface is smooth for swiping and tapping (you won't easily leave smudgy thumbprints behind)
Aside from built-in design options, you can install and customize watch faces using the third-party options on Garmin Connect IQ

Long-Lasting battery Life

Another noteworthy feature of Venu is its above average battery life — it's said to last up to five days, so you don't need to bring the charging cable around. You can definitely skip charging the device for short trips away from home. From unboxing and initial charge, the device lasted 4 days on me, worn daily even while sleeping (save for bathtime). There's an option for an always-on display mode, but if you opt out on this and additionally, lessen the brightness of the watch display, your device will go for even longer.

Hydration Tracking allows you to log your daily fluid intake, and turn on goals and alerts

Comprehensive Activity Tracking 

It's not a surprise that Garmin is a favorite brand among athletes, sports enthusiasts, and fitness geeks — their fitness watches are extremely robust, tracking every activity from sleep to steps, breathing to exercises, like a pro. Venu allows you to track your day and monitor your body extensively: you can get detailed information on heart rate, stress level, steps, stairs, calories, breaths per minute, pulse oximetry, weather, calendar, and hydration.

Paird with the Stress Level widget, Venu can help keep you calm with its Breathwork feature, allowing you to choose among breathing techniques ((ex: 'Relax and Focus,' 'Tranquility')

As it is very comprehensive, browsing through the app and the swiping your watch's screen takes just a little bit longer to setup — so you can narrow it down to specifics to bookmark your top workouts, sports, and favorite activities to track. I took the Venu to several of my favorite fitness classes such as Pound (drumming-based cardio), barre/pilates, circuit traning, and indoor rowing, and was able to set the watch to the specific types of workouts for better exercise tracking.

Pre-loaded animated workouts on Venu guide you on your exercises, and training animations are also available for free download.
Getting in-depth data on your day-today activities allows you to plan your days better, balancing rest, sleep, and active hours

Its indoor rowing tracker impresses the most, giving you stroke rate, stroke count, heart rate, and time. The Venu is definitely a powerful fitness companion for the fitness buff wanting the most comprehensive data paired with sleek and stylish hardware.

All in the details: Venu's multi-sport, multi-workout features makes this GPS smartwatch the perfect wearble for fitness enthusiasts that demand all-around tracking

The Garmin Venu is now available at authorized retailers at SRP P23,595. Venu is available online via Kinetic, Lazada, Shopee, and Lazada, and at Garmin Brand stores, Sports superstores, and Department and Retail stores nationwide.  


Leave a Reply

Share this story

Editor's Picks

Recent Posts

More on ClickTheCity