Garmin Venu is a mid-range smartwatch model, which is available in various colour options, black-gold, light sand-rose gold, black-slate and granite blue-silver. Unlike the Garmin Fenix, the Venue is a more slender and lighter model, weighing at only 46 grams and with 12.4mm diameter. It means, prolonged use may cause wrist ache. Even so, the silicone strap should be comfortable to wear. Overall, the Garmin Venu should be a real delight to wear. Other than the stainless steel with grooves, there’s nothing unusual about this device. When you power on the smartwatch, the 1.2-inch AMOLED display is quite colourful and bright. At 390x 390 resolution, text should be reasonably crisp on the small display. Because the screen is touch-capable, there are fewer physical buttons on its side. There are only a couple of buttons on the right side of the Venu. During a workout, using the display should be quite easy to do, because the interface is simple and intuitive. Even when it’s rainy, the display should respond well. It should be very easy to switch between the screen interface. The smartwatch covers various activities, including yoga, swimming, cycling and running. Just like in other devices from Garmin, the Venu is reliable, easy to use and detailed.
However, the Garmin Venu still doesn’t support some physical activities, including multisport mode and open-water swimming. For better functionality, it is better to choose more capable Garmin devices, like the Forerunner 945 and Fenix 6. Despite a number of drawbacks, you should find that the Venu performs well when tracking fitness performance. It comes with reliable solution for recording heart rate and providing location tracking. Bluetooth headphone pairing and offline music playback are things that you would appreciate from the Venu. It comes with Garmin Pay, but it could support only a few banks. Unlike other Garmin devices, the new respiration tool could measure the rate of breathing. Overall, the Venu is quite responsive and its operating system should work flawlessly. An attractive feature of the Venu is its long battery life. On a single charge, this smartwatch could last for about five days with casual uses, including sleep logging and activity tracking. However, the battery life could only be around 3 or 4 days, if you include tracking of daily workout and enable the GPS feature. For heavy uses, such as GPS tracking and continuous music streaming through the Internet, the device could last only for five hours.
Overall, the Garmin Venu is an exciting smartwatch for your lifestyle with its stylish design. Although it’s not comparable in terms of design with other competing devices, the Venu can make you look stylish. The reasonably long battery life, good performance and detailed tracking features should make the Venu a good choice for anyone looking for a good smartwatch. The vibrant and bright display should make the Venu usable during outdoor activities. You should consider choosing the Garmin Venu if you are unsure about what models that are appropriate for your daily usage.