Garmin launches the Venu 2 and Venu 2S GPS smartwatches – 45mm watch case and 40mm watch case respectively – with the ultimate goal of encouraging Filipinos to live healthier lives in style.
Growing interest in health and fitness
More people in Asia have been increasingly paying greater attention to their health and fitness, and this grew even more during the pandemic. The worldwide shipments of wearables last year grew 28.4 percent from the previous year to hit 444.7 million units, IDC’s 2020 Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker reports.
There has also been a steady rise in indoor aerobic activities, such as yoga, strength training and indoor cardio compared to the same period1 last year, according to Garmin Connect data in Asia. In comparison, the proportion of outdoor walking activities has dropped significantly by 17.7 percent in the same period, likely due to the varying lockdown restrictions brought about by the pandemic.
Overall wellness with Venu 2 series
The latest Venu 2 series GPS smartwatches add a new fitness age and sleep score to its robust portfolio of all-day health monitoring features that provide users with deeper and more meaningful insights into their overall wellness. A new Health Snapshothelps users log, record and share important health stats with a healthcare provider.
The improved interface design allows users to effortlessly track their health and wellness with a comprehensive suite of health monitoring features right on their wrist. Users can find more ways to move with over 25 built-in sports apps with enhanced strength training profile and added muscle map graphics come to life on the bright AMOLED display. Users can also enjoy an enhanced battery life of up to 11 days in smartwatch mode on the Venu 2 and 10 days on the Venu 2S with rapid recharging. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjwD03n7I4w
“At the core of the Venu product line is the belief that you can live better by building a healthier lifestyle. The Venu 2 series builds on this story with exciting new features that help explain what’s going on inside your body and the fitness and wellness tools needed to make healthy choices every day. Through science-based tracking, you can work on a better you more effectively each day,” said Mr. Scoppen Lin, Director, Garmin Asia.
Work on better health
The Venu 2 and Venu 2S are packed with the broadest range of 24/7 health monitoring features, including heart rate with user-configurable alerts for high or low readings,2 fitness age, advanced sleep with sleep score and insights, respiration, Pulse Ox3, all-day stress, hydration and women’s health, such as menstrual cycle and pregnancy tracking. Body BatteryTM energy monitoring shows users how “charged” their body is, which is helpful for scheduling workouts, rest times and sleep. The new Health Snapshot feature lets users record two-minute sessions that log key health stats and generate a report they can share with a healthcare provider.
When it’s time to recharge, the Venu 2 and Venu 2S advanced trackslight, deep and REM sleep stages; movement; Pulse Ox and respiration. With the new sleep score powered by Firstbeat Analytics, users receive a score based on the quality and quantity of the previous night’s sleep. These details and personalized insights on how to improve sleep quality are viewable on the smartwatch and in Garmin ConnectTM. The Venu 2 and Venu 2S also offer structured breathwork activities designed to promote focus and relaxation.
Work on training efficiently
Whether exercising at home, in the gym or the great outdoors, the Venu 2 and Venu 2S make it easy to stay active and engaged. Its new advanced strength training profile and workouts put weight scaling and strength PRs right on the device and include graphics showing which muscle groups were worked. With the addition of new activity profiles for HIIT (including AMRAP, EMOM, Tabata and custom timers) indoor climbing, bouldering and hiking, the Venu 2 and Venu 2S have more than 25 built-in indoor and GPS sports apps, with favorites such as walking, running, cycling, pool swimming, golf, Pilates and yoga.LiveTrack lets friends and family track the user’s outdoor activity.
The Venu 2 series features a variety of workout options that include pre-loaded workouts on the watch, pre-set workouts available for download from Garmin Connect and “create your own” customizable workouts with more than 1,400 exercises to choose from. Whether training for a 5K run or something longer, the Venu 2 and Venu 2S are compatible with Garmin Coach free adaptive training plans.
Work on moving stylishly
Enjoy all-day connection and convenience with a host of smart features, including built-in music and smart notifications for text messages, calendar reminders, incoming calls and more. These smart features allow users to download up to 650 songs, including playlists from Spotify®, Amazon Music and Deezer5,and let AndroidTM users reply to text messages directly from the device.
Users can personalize the Venu 2 and Venu 2S with apps and watch faces, which are available for download on the Connect IQTM store. Unlike other smartwatches, the Venu 2 and Venu 2S can be used with both Android and Apple® smartphones.
Partnership with Lotus Activewear
Garmin is proud to collaborate with Lotus Activewear, a well-known Filipino sportswear brand, for the launch of the Venu 2/2S in the Philippines. The two brands share the same ethos that one can lead a healthy, active lifestyle while staying stylish. Lotus Activewear will be sponsoring gifts (consisting of products and vouchers) for the first 50 Venu 2/2S customers, as well as the winners of the upcoming Garmin PH’s social media contest. The influencers joining Garmin PH’s upcoming 10-day ‘Work on a Better You’ Challenge will be donning on the Garmin Venu 2/2S smartwatches and using Lotus Activewear products, while committing to daily habits that will contribute to their healthier, better selves. Catch the Garmin influencers on social media through the hashtag #10Days #WorkOnABetterYou.
Pricing and availability
The Venu 2 and Venu 2S can be purchased for P22,995 in all Garmin Brand Stores, official online Garmin stores (Lazada, Shopee, Kinetic.com.ph) and the Garmin PH Viber Community. First 50 customers to purchase the Venu 2 or Venu 2S will receive a free Lotus Activewear Gift Bag and a Lotus Activewear Gift Voucher worth P500 for every minimum purchase of P2,500. The series is available in the following color variants:
- Silver Bezel with Granite Blue case and Silicone band
- Slate Bezel with Black case and Silicone band
- Slate Bezel with Graphite case and Silicone band
- Light Gold Bezel with Light Sand case and Silicone band
- Silver Bezel with Mist Gray case and Silicone band
- Rose Gold Bezel with White case and Silicone band