Garmin Venu with advanced fitness tracking, Spotify, and NFC launches in India
Garmin caters to a wide range of health and fitness products and while they started as a GPS equipment maker, the company has a wide range of sports and fitness trackers. In India, their portfolio primarily includes sports watches like the Forerunner and the Fenix series, light fitness bands like the Vívofit series, and analog-digital hybrids like Vívomore series. Today, they’re launching a new fitness tracker, the Garmin Venu, in India emphasizing on both – style and wellness.
The Garmin Venu is a hybrid between a fitness tracker and a full-fledged smartwatch. Firstly, it features a circular dial with metallic bezels and a 1.2″ AMOLED display. The AMOLED display has a resolution of 390×390 pixels and is coated with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 protective glass. The watch also supports AOD as well as “Live” watchfaces which include small animations besides the regular clock ticking.
When it comes to fitness tracking, the Garmin Venu not only tracks 20+ activities but also has a feature called “Garmin Coach,” which guides you through easy walk-through animations for workouts like cardio, strength, yoga, and Pilates. Besides the pre-loaded guides, you can also download more from the Garmin Connect app. You can also customize your workouts using the companion app and download them on to the Garmin Venu.
Additionally, the Garmin Venu has a pulse oximeter to determine the oxygen level in your blood. Furthermore, it comes with apps to measure the body’s energy and stress levels, supports menstrual tracking, your breathing cycles, and can track your daily intake of water.
Coming to its smartwatch features, the Garmin Venu smartly segments and prioritizes notifications and even lets you reply to messages from certain apps if the watch is paired with an Android device. Besides that, it has support for Spotify, NFC payments, and comes with an SOS mode. Garmin’s own payment platform Garmin Pay is currently not available but the company is working on including support for Google Pay and Apple Pay in the future.
The Garmin Venu is promised to have a 5-day battery backup. Additionally, it is rated for swimming at up to 5ATM.
The Garmin Venu is available in four designs and color variants –
- Slate stainless steel bezel with black case
- Rose gold stainless steel bezel with light sand case
- Silver stainless steel bezel with granite blue case
- Gold stainless steel bezel with Black Case
All of these variants come with Silicone cases by default but those can be swapped out by any standard 20mm strap.
The Garmin Venu will be priced in India at ₹37,490 (~$525 / €475) and will be available via Amazon until December 15. Following the day, Garmin Venu will be available via all major online platforms and offline retail chains.
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