The New Venu® Sq GPS Smartwatch From Garmin® Gives You More Than You Expect, For Less Than You Think
A pocket-friendly smartwatch with all-day health monitoring, over 20 built-in sports apps, Garmin Pay in non-music and music editions
Singapore, 24 September 2020 — Garmin Singapore today announced the Venu Sq and the Venu Sq Music Edition, it’s latest GPS smartwatches that combine daily style with the industry-leading health monitoring and fitness features users have come to expect from Garmin. For customers seeking a playlist to take them from one activity to the next, the Venu Sq Music Edition features on-device music storage for phone-free listening. With a sleek square watch face, bright colour display, and a battery life of up to six days in smartwatch mode, and up to 14 hours in GPS mode, the Venu Sq inspires movement.
“We are excited to offer a smartwatch that upholds Garmin’s high standards of functionality at a price point that is more accessible to a broader customer base,” said Mr. Scoppen Lin, Director, Garmin Asia. “In a time where staying active and keeping tabs on your health is more important than ever, Venu Sq delivers with over 20 built-in sports apps and the broadest range of 24/7 health monitoring features available on the market.”
Make health monitoring your priority
The Venu Sq takes wellbeing seriously with a suite of health monitoring features supported by Garmin’s cutting-edge, 24/7 Elevate™ heart rate monitoring, which outpaces the competition by sampling heart rate multiple times per second, 24-hours a day. Other built-in health features include advanced sleep with Pulse Ox2, respiration tracking, abnormal heart rate alerts (high and low), menstrual cycle tracking, stress tracking with relax reminders, hydration tracking and more. Innovative Body Battery™ energy monitoring lets users monitor their energy level which can help with scheduling workouts, rest times and sleep.
When a situation calls to “just breathe,” users can access four mindful breathing activities right on their watch: “Tranquility” to promote sleep, “Coherence” to promote balance and calm, and two versions of “Relax and Focus” to encourage concentration and stress relief. At the end of each breathwork activity a summary is provided showing duration, respiration, average heart rate, and change in stress. Reviewing the activity in Garmin Connect™ enables the user to see this data represented in graphs.
When it’s time to move, the Venu Sq series boasts over 20 built-in indoor and outdoor sports apps including Pilates, yoga, strength training, running, pool swimming, cycling, and golf, just to name a few. Also tracked are steps, intensity minutes, calories burned and more. Need help planning a fitness routine? The Venu Sq’s robust suite of workout options includes preloaded workouts on the watch, preset workouts available to download from Garmin Connect, and “create your own” customisable workouts. Whether training for a 5K or something longer, the Venu Sq is compatible with Garmin Coach, free training plans adapted to a runner’s goals and performance, complete with a virtual personal trainer for added motivation.
When it’s time to wind down, advanced sleep monitoring estimates light, deep and REM stages of sleep. Respiration tracking measures the number of breaths per minute, and Pulse Ox gauges blood oxygen saturation levels. Upon awakening, users can review their sleep stats in Garmin Connect to see whether they are getting the quality sleep they need to feel rested and recharged the next day. Pulse Ox spot checks can also be performed at any time during the day. Venu Sq also supports all-day Pulse Ox tracking which can optionally be turned on in the user’s settings.
Make your Venu Sq your daily essential
The Venu Sq series provides all-day connection and convenience with a host of smart features including:
- Notifications: Receive smart notifications for incoming calls, text messages, social media updates, calendar reminders and more. Android users can reply to text messages from the device.
- Music storage: With Venu Sq Music Edition, download songs or playlists, including those from third-party music services like Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer, right to the wrist.
- Safety and tracking: Incident detection (during outdoor walks, runs or rides) assistance send the real-time location to emergency contacts. LiveTrack lets friends and family track the user’s activity in real-time, providing peace of mind during outdoor workouts and race days.
- Garmin Pay™: Contactless payment solution lets users leave their cash and cards at home for fast, touch-free transactions.
- Personalisation: Add personality by downloading apps, widgets, watch faces and more from the Garmin Connect IQ™ store. Users can even upload their own photos and turn them into watch faces.
- Compatibility: Use the Venu Sq with almost any smartphone (compatible with Android™ and Apple® devices).
Everyday style at pocket-friendly prices
The Venu Sq series features a 1.3” rectangular Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchscreen display with a lightweight aluminium bezel and a comfortable silicone band. Designed to complement every style, the Venu Sq is available in orchid/metallic orchid, white/light gold, and shadow gray/slate. The Venu Sq Music Edition is offered in light sand/rose gold, navy/light gold, moss/slate and black/slate. Available for pre-orders from 25 September to 8 October online, Garmin Brand Store located at 360 Orchard Rd, #01-15, International Building and all authorised Garmin retailers. Pre-order purchases are entitled to gifts up to SGD 295.
Venu Sq is priced at SGD 299 and the Venu Sq Music Edition is priced at SGD 379 and will be in stores from 9 October. For more information, visit https://www.garmin.com.sg/minisite/vivo/venu-sq/.