Garmin Venu Evaluation & Specs

Garmin Venu Review

This Garmin Venu Evaluation is replicated right here with approval by the initial writer Jerome at Montre Cardio GPS. If you are proficient in French after that right here is the initial variation.

Throughout 2018, rumours recommended a feasible Garmin watch running Google’s Use OS. Rather, in very early September, Garmin revealed a GENERAL PRACTITIONERS see like nothing else: the Venu.

Released in parallel with the Vivoactive 4, like 2 twin sis, the Venu is the very first Garmin watch with an AMOLED touch display (and also not a transflective display). Technically, this crucial information brings it a lot more detailed in interest smartwatches like the Samsung Galaxy Watch Energetic or the Apple Watch.

The Venu still preserves Garmin DNA, with all the sensing units, widgets and also sporting activities includes that we understand. In regards to performance, the Venu and also Vivoactive 4 equal. The distinction in cost is as a result discussed by the option of display.

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Discussion of the Garmin Venu

Garmin Venu presentation

It changes: none

Greater versions: none

Reduced versions: Vivoactive 4, VA3

From a style perspective, the Venu is extremely comparable to the Vivoactive 4:

  • Very same situation (yet a little smaller sized in size)
  • Very same arm band
  • Very same switches

The bezel bordering the display is a little various, being striated. It looks great, yet I assume it’s much more conscious scrapes.

The lines of the situation coincide, yet the Venu is a little smaller sized than the Vivoactive 4: 43 mm vs. 45 mm. The also smaller sized Vivoactive FOUR procedures 40 mm. So there are 2 situation dimensions for the Vivoactive, and also the Venu is the intermediate dimension which coincides dimension as the Leader 245 and also 645.

This option has 2 effects, on the weight and also the dimension of the display.

The display is entirely various from that of the Vivoactive 4 which has the very same sort of display as the Leader and also Fenix. It is called a transflective display, which takes in little power, which is quickly understandable completely light, yet dark as quickly as the illumination lowers.

The Venu has an AMOLED display, which is regularly lit. The colours are as a result vivid in all scenarios other than straight sunshine. An ambient light sensing unit is made use of to change the strength of the display according to the environments. You can see it extremely well when you trigger the display with a wrist motion, it in some cases brighten in reduced light and also ends up being brighter after a 2nd. It is, as a result, an ideal display for interior usage … FOCUS health club addicts!.

As the Veuu’s sort of display takes in much more power, Garmin has actually selected, like all smartwatch producers, to maintain it turned off a lot of the moment in order to conserve battery. It is turned on periodically either by a wrist motion or by a switch press. It after that turns off on its own after 5 secs (default brief hold-up, which can be altered usually, lengthy or long).

The display has a size of 30.5 mm, like most of Garmin GPS views. Venu, as a result, did not take advantage of the boost in display dimension of the Vivoactive 4, Fenix 6 and also Fenix 6X.

Yet the Venu’s resolution is unmatched in the Garmin GPS see variety: 390 x 390 pixels! Also the Fenix 6X just has a 280 x 280 display. On this factor, Garmin went with a display of far better top quality than Polar on the Ignite (240 x 240). So the Venu is plainly completing in the worlds of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Energetic (360 x 360).

Truthfully, the display looks excellent. I developed some individual watch confronts with FaceIt, by submitting pictures to the internet to disclose the top quality of the display (see on Instagram ). It’s one of the most lovely display you can locate on any type of Garmin.

There are likewise computer animated watch encounters that appearance great. In some cases the very same watch face exists in fixed variation along with the computer animated variation.

The bezel is flush with the display. It uses the touch positive. Versus scrapes, Garmin went with a Gorilla Glass 3. The touch functions incredibly well, without latency. The widgets scroll inside out (or lower to leading) and also you can set up a faster way on the swipe from entrusted to right (fast accessibility to the songs gamer or contactless repayment, for instance).

Along with the touchscreen, the Venu is geared up with 2 switches on the appropriate side. Garmin appears to have actually deserted the concept of permitting the screen to be inverted on the display, that made it feasible to change sides of the Vivoactive 3 switch. Each switch functions by a brief press or a lengthy press:

  • Leading switch: validate (brief press), faster way display (lengthy press)
  • Base switch: cancel/go back (brief press), food selections (lengthy press)

The Venu evaluates 46 g, it is 4g much less than the Vivoactive 4. Unavoidably, it is a little smaller sized.

It exists in numerous colour variations:

The arm band is a requirement 20 mm, with a zipper to change it in secs without devices. It is distinctive, which will certainly restrict the look of indicators of wear.

The sensing units are common for a current Garmin GPS watch:

  • Cardio + SpO2 sensing unit (blood oxygenation)
  • Barometric altimeter (which can not be adjusted by hand)
  • Accelerometer and also gyroscope

You can include sensing units in ANT + or Bluetooth, Garmin executing twin compatibility for numerous months. Unlike the Polar Ignite which is restricted to cardio sensing units (belt or optical armband), the Venu likewise sustains footpods for running and also speed/cadence sensing units for biking.

In regards to performance, the Venu and also the Vivoactive 4 equal. We, as a result, locate the very same widgets:

  • Time: the watch face, which can be altered
  • My day: exercise, variety of actions, variety of floorings, calories
  • Health and wellness data: Human Resources, stress and anxiety, body battery, respiratory system price
  • Background: admits to the data of each sporting activity session
  • hydration
  • Schedule
  • climate
  • Notices
  • Songs gamer
  • Garmin instructor

Plus all the ones I do not utilize: heart price, pulse oximeter, menstruation surveillance, body battery, actions, strength mins, last sporting activity, phases, stress and anxiety, calories, last run, last path (bike), last swim, last golf, last exercise, lights (Varia), breathing.

The Venu, a lot more than the Vivoactive 4, is a watch that wishes to take on linked watches like Apple Watch, functional yet designated for professional athletes that do not look for efficiency (there are Forerunners and also Fenix for that). There are as a result around twenty sporting activity accounts, with the opportunity of developing extra individual accounts:

  • Operating, treadmill, interior track
  • Bike, house fitness instructor
  • Swimming in the swimming pool
  • Stroll, stroll inside
  • Climbing up stairways, cardio, elliptical machine fitness instructor, stepper
  • Golf
  • Snowboarding, snowboarding, cross-country winter sports
  • muscle building
  • Yoga exercise, pilates
  • Rowing, interior rower, stand paddle

An unforeseen attribute is that you can set up complicated exercises. Yet it’s done by means of Garmin Link and also you can not produce an easy split session from the watch.

Unfortunately, no path monitoring.

The Venu has Bluetooth and also Wi-fi links, which are made use of to couple a smart device, a headset or to download and install songs.

Daily surveillance is exceptionally innovative and also consists of nearly all the performances presently offered on the marketplace. As a matter of fact, I assume the only point missing out on is the EKG. Every little thing else exists: from heart price to respiratory system price, consisting of stress and anxiety degrees, menstruation and also hydration.

Also if Garmin is not a Samsung or an Apple, the Venu uses a great deal of linked attributes:

  • Smart alerts
  • Schedule
  • Climate
  • Songs gamer
  • Contactless repayment
  • Downloading and install applications

The LiveTrack and also Aid features utilize the link of a smart device to supply calming performances throughout sporting activities sessions.

On the application side, you can connect your Garmin Link account with Strava, Educating Peaks accounts, and so on

Continual Use

Garmin Venu autonomy

Everybody recognizes that an AMOLED display entails regular billing.

Well, Venu shocked me and also might well amaze you as well. Undoubtedly an AMOLED display takes in greater than a transflective display, yet Garmin masters the OS of its linked watches with excellent skill and also in some way handles to provide 5 days of freedom vs. 8 days for the Vivoactive 4.

Directly, throughout the Xmas vacations (a duration throughout which I did not utilize the Venu for my ski visiting sessions), I handled to fire 10 days with the very same cost by shutting off the SpO2 sensing unit. So, real battery life will certainly depend upon exactly how you utilize the watch– which see face, which setups, the number of sporting activities sessions, and so on.

In regular usage for me, that is to state with running, biking and also swimming sessions, I charged the Venu every 4 or 5 days. Plainly, that is COMPLETELY appropriate. I do not such as needing to bill my watch every 2 days, yet 4-5 days is great with me.

In GENERAL PRACTITIONER recording, the freedom is around 18 h( with a display that shuts off instantly).

Utilizing the songs gamer on top of that, it goes down to 6 hrs, much like the Vivoactive 4.

The distinctions in between Vivoactive 4 and also Venu

Venu Vivoactive 4 Difference

Primarily, the just large distinction is the display. Later on, when we explain we recognize that

  • it has an influence on freedom
  • there is likewise a distinction in situation dimension

The top quality of the Venu display transcends

  • Vivoactive 4: 33 mm, transflective, 260 x 260 pixels
  • Venu: 30.5 mm, AMOLED, 390 x 390 pixels
  • Vivoactive FOUR: 27.9 mm, transflective, 218 x 218 pixels

Yet I think that Garmin might have manipulated the top quality of this display a lot more. While the colour making is fantastic, the personalities are thinner et cetera of the visual user interface is primarily the same. We might have had good slopes on the graphics or points like that.

In regards to performance, it is purely similar throughout.

Information areas

Garmin Venu given field
  • Chrono: overall, circuit, last circuit, typical circuit, elapsed time
  • Range: overall, circuit, last circuit
  • Rate: immediate, standard, circuit, last circuit
  • Rate: immediate, avg, circuit, last circuit, max
  • Human Resources: immediate, avg,% HRmax, circuit,% HRmax circuit, last circuit,% HRmax last circuit
  • Cardio area, area 1 time, area 2 time, area 3 time, area 4 time, area 5 time
  • Tempo: immediate, avg, circuit, last circuit
  • Temperature level: instant, max 24 h, minutes 24 h
  • Elevation, elevation modification
  • calories
  • circuits
  • Dawn/ sunset time
  • Hr
  • Sizes: overall, period
  • SWOLF: avg, period, last period, last size
  • Activities: last size, standard by size, period
  • Activity regularity: avg, period, last size
  • Floorings: climbs up, came down, per min
  • Rowing rate: 500 m, avg 500 m, circuit 500 m, last circuit 500 m


Garmin venus running

There are less setup alternatives with the Venu than with a Leader or Fenix. As an example, we are restricted to 3 information displays, with 1 to 4 information things per display. Plus the Human Resources meter.

There are likewise much less options of metrics, specifically the physical metrics from Firstbeat.

Yet hello, it will certainly suffice for all those that do not look for pure efficiency yet play sporting activities simply for enjoyable. It will certainly likewise suffice for a person that simply wishes to run a marathon when in their life (no demand for a EUR 500 look for that).

For those that require to be directed in their training, it is feasible to utilize among the training strategies of Garmin Train. These strategies are constructed after a couple of standard inquiries (purpose, beginning degree, variety of sessions weekly, and so on). These are not flexible strategies. That is to state, if you miss out on a session for whatever factor, well, it’s missed out on. The instructor will certainly not recommend that you delay the session to the following day.

Amongst the setups, there are likewise:

  • Automatic laps
  • Hands-on laps (1 press of the lower switch)
  • Automatic time out
  • Programmable alarm systems (Human Resources, rate, time, range, tempo, calories, walk/run, beverage, consume, return house, reverse)

My remorse is that Garmin has actually not manipulated the top quality of the display. Nonetheless, when you get in touch with the Human Resources scale, you promptly see that the colours are much more noticable than on the transflective display of the Vivoactive 4. I can just picture the visuals discussions that Garmin might have carried out with that said. Rather, all various other screens show white numbers on a black history. Pity.

The lights of the display is rapid and also we do not have, as on some watches, a latency for upgrading the information on the display. So you do not hold your wrist fixed for as well lengthy whilst running.

I made use of the Aftershokz Aeropex earphones to pay attention to songs throughout my running sessions. There have actually been some mini failures of sound for much less than a 2nd, without me having the ability to recognize specifically their reason, neither to replicate the trouble methodically. Yet they continue to be extremely uncommon.

At the end of the exercise, the recap is likewise a lot more limited than on the Leader and also Fenix. We locate the basis: range, time, rate, calories, actions, Human Resources. If we dig a little in the food selections, we can likewise show the moments of each lap and also the circulation in each Human Resources area. That claimed, a lot more information is discovered once the task has actually been moved to Garmin Link.

Various other sporting activities– Garmin Venu Evaluation

Garmin Venu multisports

Venu includes GREAT DEALS OF sporting activity accounts as well as likewise incorporates a barometric altimeter to provide particular information kinds for particular sporting activities such as those that are swimming and also rowing-related.

The muscle building account is a lot more innovative than that discovered on linked watches from various other brand names.

To start with, the Venu has the ability to:

  • Discover the sort of workout (basically great)
  • Count the variety of repeatings (basically well)
  • Count the variety of collection
  • Time the remainder

Garmin has actually currently developed some pre-programmed training sessions. On each of them, a computer animation provides the motion to be done on the display. After that, you can set any type of session on Garmin Link from the virtually 250 motions offered and also the opportunity of defining the weight to be made use of and also the variety of repeatings. Yet when it comes to customized exercises, there will certainly be no computer animation.

Automatic discovery does not function also on all kinds of motion. As an example, it functions much better with larger motions and also much less so where there is even more wrist motion. In the last situation, it is after that essential to by hand fix the variety of repeatings. With every one of this taped appropriately, Garmin Link changes right into an excellent training note pad.

The yoga exercise and also pilates accounts function specifically the very same, with computer animations, pre-programmed sessions and also development of individual sessions.

The ski account can discovering climbs and also descents. It will, as a result, document a great deal of information on your descents (the number, the range, the optimum rate, and so on) and also will certainly stop briefly instantly when you utilize the ski raises.

When biking, I utilize the Coros Safesound earphones to pay attention to songs and also I have actually never ever had a reducing trouble.

The swimming account functions well, also if the user interface is a little bit rough when quiting and also tape-recording a task.

GENERAL PRACTITIONER and also cardio precision

Customarily, I did a great deal of trips with the Venu, yet I did not take care of to highlight any type of specifically negative efficiency, in spite of that, generally, it does not provide the very best of GPS precision.

Also on much deeper flows in the woodland, the GENERAL PRACTITIONER track continues to be virtually devoted to the course. Yet you will certainly see that the Venu in some cases has minutes on the training course and also off the training course.

An instance of someday off training course:

An excellent efficiency!

The very same location with a somewhat various path and also Venueoges for an unforeseen swim.

An Additional outing where the Venu does along with the 2 various other GPS watches I used that day. We see that the trace is spick-and-span in the park, after that deteriorates upon getting in the city. This behavior is normal of all GENERAL PRACTITIONERS watches, because structures make complex the GENERAL PRACTITIONER signal courses.

On this kip down an open location, the VEnu is super-precise

The Venu might well be planned much more for running/fitness than for exterior, yet its barometric altimeter is no much less precise. On these 2 trips, it also offers much better outcomes than the Fenix 5X And also, whose elevation analysis obtains with time (possibly a weather condition modification). On this round path, Venu acquires a coordinating arrival- and also departure-altitude.

The most up to date variation of the Garmin optical cardio sensing unit provided pretty good outcomes on my previous examinations. Yet it is great to duplicate the examinations whenever due to the fact that software application updates typically transform the outcomes– in some cases great, in some cases much less so.

On this very first trip, I had actually not tightened up the arm band as I typically do prior to each exercise. The typical cardio accuracy is right, yet the surveillance is still not reputable, specifically on the section in between 10 and also 25 mins.

3 days later on, this is a far better contour. The Garmin sensing unit flawlessly adhered to the boost in strength from 160 to 188 bpm, after that the descent to 140, after that the climb to 185, after that the go back to 150.

Later on, I saw interested practices without having the ability to recognize their beginning. On this following trip, the tracks match flawlessly for around 15 mins, after that the Venu’s contour ends up being rugged and also maintains going back and also forth by +/ -5 bpm.

And also on my last running trip, the distinction was a little bigger in the 2nd fifty percent of the run. My tentative verdict would certainly be to suggest the Venu for exercising in Areas 1, 2 and also 3 yet except even more extreme operating.

Everyday task monitoring

Garmin Venu activity tracking

24- hr surveillance goes much past real task surveillance. It is a battery of dimensions covering the state of health and fitness and also health and wellness on a 24 × 7 basis, with:

  • Heart price (you can set an unusual Human Resources alert)
  • Blood oxygenation (made use of just in a wellness context and also except elevation acclimatization)
  • Variety of actions
  • Range
  • Variety of floorings
  • Extensive mins
  • Calories melted
  • Body battery
  • Tension degree
  • Rest
  • Menstruation (just functions if you establish your sex to lady on Garmin Link)
  • Breathing price (brand-new)
  • Hydration (brand-new)

The body battery is a fascinating indication due to the fact that it incorporates power expense information (sporting activities, buying, standing manual labor, stress and anxiety, and so on) and also power healing (rest, snooze, tranquil time on the couch to see a movie, and so on). It is, as a result, a possibly great indication of the physical activity/recovery equilibrium.

The hydration widget needs you to by hand get in each water consumption. It depends on you to approximate the ability (250, 500 or 750 mL). It is fairly laborious. Garmin approximates the quantity of everyday water you need to consume alcohol (2100 mL for my component), including if essential the quantity of water that was shed in sweat throughout each exercise.

I have actually constantly been skeptical concerning keeping an eye on the stress and anxiety degree (I have actually never ever confirmed a connection in between my sensations and also ball game on guard). Yet I need to confess that with the Venu, the sharp for high-stress degrees went off numerous ‘appropriate’ times in the week. When that occurs, the Venu uses you the choice of a led breathing workout to cool down. Yet hey, the alert likewise went off when I really did not really feel specifically distressed as well!

The directed breathing device is one of the most born down the marketplace. With various other brand names, it merely is composed in appreciating a normal breathing rhythm by connecting ideas, restriction, expiry, restriction, and so on. There, there are downright various sessions, with various goals uniformity, leisure, serenity) and also various developments.

Attached watch

Garmin Venu presentation

There are numerous means to personalize or transform the watch face:

  • Select a Garmin watch face, after that customize it (transform the form and also colour of the hands or numbers, pick approximately 4 information to show, and so on). Some are computer animated: we identify them by the little circles at the end of the discussion picture
  • Locate a watch face on Link INTELLIGENCE
  • Produce an individual watch face from any type of picture or picture many thanks to FaceIt

The Venu obtains all alerts gotten on your mobile phone: SMS (consisting of with particular emojis), e-mail, WhatsApp and also any type of application (Strava, Facebook, Youtube, and so on). The watch likewise shakes when a phone call is gotten. You can after that grab or hang up by touching the touch display up or down. Yet afterwards, you will certainly need to talk on your mobile phone, due to the fact that the Venu does not have either a microphone and also audio speaker.

Unlike various other deeply linked smartwatches, images and also video clips are not noticeable on the Venu. Utilizing an Android mobile phone, you will certainly have the ability to respond to text with pre-recorded messages. Yet not with an apple iphone.

Nonetheless, Garmin uses much more remedies than any type of various other brand name (also Apple and also Samsung) for paying attention to songs:

  • Mp3 gamer and also a lots various other styles (consisting of podcasts)
  • Spotify
  • Deezer
  • Songs

Technically, as the Venu does not have a 3G/ 4G link, this is unreal streaming. The playlists are downloaded and install from the mobile phone to the watch memory (3.5 GB offered). After that, they are upgraded routinely throughout synchronizations.

After, simply attach a Bluetooth headset (any type of) and even a Bluetooth audio speaker in your area. There are lots of alternatives for paying attention to songs, depending upon your choices: by playlist, musician, cd, shuffle, and so on

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There is likewise a schedule widget, which will certainly combine both your visits reduced your mobile phone and also the training sessions set by Garmin Train.

For the climate widget to function, make certain to enable the Garmin Link application to access your area whatsoever times.

LiveTrack can be made use of to enable those around you to track your area in real-time on a map. It can be made use of throughout a race, for instance, to reveal your pals your development on a marathon, or on all trips where you go alone for safety and security.

Still, in the individual safety and security area, Garmin has actually carried out mishap discovery with automated sending out of an SMS to a checklist of emergency situation calls conserved in your Garmin Link application. This feature can likewise be activated by hand (either from the command food selection or by pushing the leading switch for 10 secs).

However, For all this, you will certainly require to take your mobile phone together with the Venu throughout of the task.

The Venu is clearly suitable with Link INTELLIGENCE and also the thousands of watch encounters, applications, widgets and also information areas that can be discovered on this system. Currently, as the AMOLED display choice is current, there are still couple of applications that totally manipulate the capacity of this better display. I assume it will certainly take a couple of months to locate good computer animated watch encounters or applications with a prettier user interface.

Garmin Venu Specs

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Verdict of the Garmin Venu Evaluation

Garmin Venu reviews

By the end of this Garmin Venu Evaluation, I still have one remorse: Garmin did not, in my viewpoint, completely manipulate the capacity of the AMOLED display.

Absolutely, several of the displays are awesome-looking yet the display resolution is not made use of to aesthetically boost the mass of the remainder of the user interface. The information displays remain in black and also white, the food selections as well #sigh. Nonetheless, renovations might get here in the coming months by means of the designers that add to Link INTELLIGENCE.

There is no doubt, the Venu display uses far better top quality than that of the Vivoactive 4, without being as well destructive to battery life.

Later On, it needs to likewise be born in mind that the Venu expenses 50 EUR greater than the Vivoactive 4. One more component to take into consideration when selecting.

Currently, it will certainly interest see if Garmin proceeds here by using an AMOLED variation of a Leader 245 and even a Fenix 6.

This Garmin Venu Evaluation is replicated right here with approval by the initial writer Jerome at Montre Cardio GPS. If you are proficient in French after that right here is the initial variation. If you click the GARMIN BUY pictures listed below after that Jerome advantages in some nations and also I profit in various other nations … lots of thanks for your assistance from both people!


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Cost, Discount Rates and also Accessibility

Garmin Venu is currently extensively offered and also, since January 2020, you can in some cases obtain discount rates of $/ ₤ Eu 50 if you look around.

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