Previous Garmin Venu fitness tracking models — the Venu and the Venu Sq — have broadly similar smartwatch features. Both offer Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity, so you can link to your phone and additional sensors like chest-strap heart rate monitors and footpods. However, the Venu supports Wi-Fi, allowing you to connect to your home network to easily upload music and data.
The Venu 2 series has everything these previous versions do ... and more!
More Music Storage
The original Venu allows you to store up to 500 songs for offline listening. But if you want that same option with the Venu Sq, you have to buy the more expensive Venu Sq Music model.
With the Venu 2 collection, Garmin has boosted your beats load to 650 songs. Plus, music and offline playlists can be downloaded through your subscription-based music go-tos like Spotify, Deezer and Amazon Music.
Health and Fitness Tracking
All the Venu models come standard with advanced health and fitness tracking features, such as wrist-based heart rate monitoring, Pulse Ox, Body Battery™, stress tracking, sleep monitoring, women's health, hydration monitoring, pre-loaded workouts, Garmin Coach, built-in sports apps, and much more!
So what more could you ask for? How about, along with more music storage, several new sports modes, including HIIT, indoor climbing, hiking, and bouldering. They've also added two new widgets. Fitness Age, which was only available in the Garmin Connect app before, reinterprets your VO2 Max score in terms of age to make it more relatable. The Health Snapshot widget allows users to share vitals data with doctors and coaches.
Elevate Optical Heart Rate Sensor
The Venu 2/2S multisport watch has the latest heart rate sensor. Designed to give you the most accurate reading during exercise by filtering out signal noise, you can count on improved data from this upgrade. It is especially helpful for the sleep tracking function.
Sleep Score and Insights by Firstbeat AnalyticsTM
When it’s time to recharge, the Venu 2/2S advanced sleep monitoring tracks light, deep and REM sleep stages as well as movement, pulse ox and respiration. With new sleep score powered by Firstbeat Analytics users receive a score based on the quality and quantity of the previous night’s sleep.
Twice the Battery Life
The Venu 2/2S was has enhanced battery life with rapid recharging and battery saver mode (Venu 2: Up to 11 days in smartwatch mode; Venu 2S: Up to 10 days in smartwatch mode).