Garmin presented its latest wearables at the current CES 2022. The company has added two smartwatches to its catalog, the Venu 2 Plus and the Vivomove Sport. The Venu 2 Plus joins the existing Venu 2 series, but brings two important new functions with it, the ability to accept phone calls and voice assistant control. The Vivomove Sport, on the other hand, is an entry-level addition to the Vivomove series. This new Vivomove Sport looks like a traditional analog watch but has the health monitoring and associated functions of a smartwatch.
Garmin Venu 2 Plus price and availability
The Garmin Venu 2 Plus costs 450 US dollars (about 33,500 rupees) and is already on sale. The smartwatch is available in three color options: silver stainless steel bezel with powder gray case, slate stainless steel bezel with black case and cream gold stainless steel bezel with ivory case.
Garmin Venu 2 Plus specifications
The Garmin Venu 2 Plus comes in a single 43mm case and houses a 1.3-inch AMOLED display. This AMOLED panel has a resolution of 416 x 416 pixels, an always-on mode and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 as protection. The case has 20 mm silicone straps with a quick release fastener and is user-replaceable.
The new Garmin Venu 2 Plus has a loudspeaker and a microphone on board that make it possible to take voice calls on the smartwatch itself. The Venu 2 Plus can also be used to call the virtual assistant on a paired smartphone. Garmin has also integrated all of the fitness functions of the Venu 2 series into this new smartwatch so that it can also track multiple indoor and outdoor workouts. The Venu 2 Plus also has features like automatic event detection which can alert emergency contacts with the location of the user.
Garmin claims the Venu 2 Plus can last 9 days in smartwatch mode and up to 8 days in GPS + music mode. The smartwatch also has a quick charge function that can be used in smartwatch mode for around 1 day with just 10 minutes of charging time. The Garmin Venu 2 Plus can be paired with both Android devices and iPhones.
Garmin Vivomove Sport price and availability
The Garmin Vivomove Sport costs 180 US dollars (approximately 13,400 rupees) and is also on offer. It is also available in three case colors: cool mint case with silver accent, black case with slate accent and cocoa case with peach and gold accent.
Garmin Vivomove Sport Specifications
The Vivomove Sport is a hybrid watch and complements the Vivomove 3, Vivomove 3S and Vivomove Style in the Vivomove series. The new Vivomove Sport has an analog design with a small hidden touchscreen display in the lower half of the housing. When interacting with the touchscreen, the physical clock hands move away for a clear view. This screen can display information such as heart rate, blood oxygen, sleep tracking, and step tracking.
Garmin claims the Vivomove Sport can track various exercises and also uses the paired smartphone’s GPS to accurately track distance outdoors. It can be paired with both Android smartphones and iPhones. The hybrid watch can also show incoming calls, text messages, and other notifications. You can expect 5 days of battery life from the Vivomove Sport in smartwatch mode and 6 days of battery life in watch mode.
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