News : Garmin Venu Sq Analysis, Opinion and Offer


News : Garmin Venu Sq Analysis, Opinion and Offer

It is a watch? Is it a bracelet? It’s the Garmin Venu Sq! And although it may remind you of the Fitbit Versa for aesthetics, it has no point of comparison. This GPS watch (yes, it is a watch) is a Venu but smaller and with fewer features. Let’s see it in depth.

Garmin Venu Sq vs Venu, comparison

Let’s go straight to the question, because more than the new we would have to talk about what things have taken away from the Venu (here its review) to dry to have a cheaper option on the market but in the same line of the daily smartwatch.

There are two possibilities to buy a Venu Sq, and those areon with and without internal music storage. And with that being said, we go with the differences:

Garmin Venu Sq Garmin Venu
Bezel Anodized aluminum Stainless steel
Case Polymer and fiber Polymer and fiber + polymer cover
Size 40.6 x 37.0 x 11.5 mm 43.2 x 43.2 x 12.4 mm
Tam. screen 33.1 mm (diagonal) 30.4 mm diameter
Resolution 240 x 240 pixels 390 x 390 pixels
screen Liquid crystal AMOLED
Weight 37.6 g 46.3 g
Autonomy Smart watch mode: 6 days
GPS mode: up to 14 hours
Smart watch mode: up to 5 days
GPS mode with music: up to 6 hours
GPS mode: up to 14 hours
Exercise animations Not Yes
Barometer Not Yes
Gyroscope Not Yes
Light sensor Not Yes
Store music Not Yes
Play music Not Yes
Raised floors Not Yes
Golf No stick tracking support Club tracking support
Ascent / descent values Not Yes

Garmin Venu Sq Music Garmin Venu
Bezel Anodized aluminum Stainless steel
Case Polymer and fiber Polymer and fiber + polymer cover
Size 40.6 x 37.0 x 11.5 mm 43.2 x 43.2 x 12.4 mm
Tam. screen 33.1 mm (diagonal) 30.4 mm diameter
Resolution 240 x 240 pixels 390 x 390 pixels
screen Liquid crystal AMOLED
Weight 37.6 g 46.3 g
Autonomy Smart mode: 6 days
GPS mode with music: up to 6 hours
GPS mode: up to 14 hours
Smart mode: 5 days
GPS mode with music: up to 6 hours
GPS mode: up to 14 hours
Exercise animations Not Yes
Barometer Not Yes
Gyroscope Not Yes
Light sensor Not Yes
Raised floors Not Yes
Ascent / descent values Not Yes

Garmin Venu Sq, news and features

Venu Sq news

Yes there are new things, like everything related to its design. Suddenly Garmin goes back to betting on the rectangular shape (although beveled) in a GPS watch.

The return of the touch smartwatch without music is novel, which seems a nod to the Vivoactive 3 and which will probably be one of the purchase alternatives to this new Venu Sq.

Garmin Venu Sq Features

  • Smart features. Bluetooth, ANT + and Wi-Fi connectivity, Connect IQ, notifications, text response, calendar, time, music (500 songs) and music control in the version with this feature, Garmin Pay, etc.
  • Monitoring and security. Livetrack, incident detection and assistance.
  • Live tracking. Steps, Activity Line, Auto Goal, Calories, Distance, Intensity Minutes, TrueUp and Move IQ.
  • Fitness and gym. Activity profiles, cardio sessions, strength sessions, yoga, Pilates, and rep counter.
  • Training and planning functions. HR zones, HR alerts, HR transmission via ANT +, yoga breathing rate and breathing activity, VO2 Max, TrueUp for physiological data, etc.
  • Race. Outdoor, track and treadmill; real-time cadence, training sessions, compatible with speed and cadence sensor, etc.
  • Cycling. Time and distance alerts, outdoor and indoor cycling, compatible with Varia lights and radar, cadence in real time.
  • Swimming. Only in pool, no open water; length, distance, pace, stroke count, calories, stroke type detection, rest time, time and distance alerts, underwater HR sensor.
  • Outdoor functions or outdoors. Activity profiles for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, paddle boarding and rowing. It also has a return to the beginning, but routes cannot be loaded.
  • Golf. Distance in yards to D / C / T, to approach / dogleg, digital scorecard, statistics, autoshot, green view with manual positioning of pennant, obstacles and course objectives, pinpointer, course timer and odometer and, on the cn music version, support for automatic stick tracking (with accessory).

Garmin Venu Sq Technical Specifications

We have already advanced many in the comparison with the Venu, but let’s make a complete list:

  • Lens. Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Bezel. Anodized aluminum
  • Case. Fiber reinforced polymer
  • Straps. Silicone with quick release, 20 mm.
  • Dimensions. 40.6 x 37.0 x 11.5 mm, for wrists with a circumference of 125 to 190 mm
  • Screen. Liquid crystal, color touch, with 33.1 mm diagonal and resolution of 240 × 240 pixels
  • Weight. 37.6 g
  • Battery autonomy. Smart watch mode: up to 6 days; GPS mode with music: up to 6 hours; GPS mode without music: up to 14 hours
  • Waterproof. 5 ATM
  • Memory. 200 hours of activity data

Venu Sq price and offers

The starting price in this case is much more competitive than that of the recently released Forerunner 745 (€ 500) because the version without music starts at € 199.99. And if we want the version with music it will cost us € 50 more: € 249.99.

Here you can find the best updated offers, so stay tuned because we will upload them as they come out. Meanwhile you can also think about the Vivoactive 3, which as I said before will be one of the best alternatives to this newcomer. You can also find offers for the complete Venu, with music, on-screen exercise animations, etc.

Garmin Venu GPS Smart Watch, Adults Unisex, Black, Medium
Price: € 325.65

You save: € 54.34 (14%) (14%)

Garmin Vivoactive 3 - Smartwatch with GPS and pulse on the wrist, White, M / L
Price: € 188.00

You save: € 41.99 (18%) (18%)

Garmin Venu Sq review

If we want to buy a Garmin GPS Watch, we may end up going crazy about the number of models they have on their display, but deep down we have to be grateful that this is the case because, if we have patience, we will end up finding what really suits our needs.

In this case, with the turn of the screw to the Venu, we are going to an even more daily watch, with fewer outdoor functions than a sports watch (with the Venu and Vivoactive forget about route tracking) and with two main objectives from me point of view:

  • Lower the price of the Venu grande
  • Offer a different way to reach the non-round audience

This watch arrives for compete with Fitbit and Apple clearly, and perhaps also with the world of activity bracelets. A tactile watch with GPS for less than 200 euros is a very good move, also with contactless payments and with the possibility of adding music for 50 euros more.

If you are looking for a daily watch with GPS, a good autonomy, very light, focused on the gym, and you go off the beaten track, this may be a very good option.

The good thing about Venu Sq

  • Low starting price
  • The autonomy is equal to that of the Venu with GPS (14h) and one more day in smart mode (6)
  • Weighing only 37.6 grams, it becomes a truly wearable watch on a daily basis

The downside of Venu Sq

  • The screen is somewhat exposed to deterioration as it protrudes from the bezel
  • Loss of on-screen animations may affect some users

In the absence of a thorough analysis, this GPS watch aims to become one of the stars of Christmas.

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