Garmin Venu 2 Plus sports smartwatch review: Technology leads life

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The success of the Garmin Venu series of sports smart watches has provided more choices for friends who love sports and pay attention to health. In addition to requiring Garmin’s expertise in the field of sports and health, it also requires more intimate intelligent functions, beautiful appearance design, to meet the needs of daily life, sports and travel.

Just after the New Year’s Day, Garmin released a new Venu series product —— Venu 2 Plus sports smartwatch. On the basis of Garmin Venu 2, practical intelligent functions such as smartwatch to make calls directly, voice assistant to send information, and voice interaction are added. Combined with more than 25 built-in indoor and outdoor GPS sports modes, all-weather health data tracking can escort users’ health. It can be said that all aspects meet the needs of sports people.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

As for the newly released Garmin Venu 2 Plus, how does it feel? In today’s hands-on, we would be diving straight into more details about the Garmin Venu 2 Plus sports smartwatch.

In life, we always find various excuses to say that we are busy with work and socializing to cover up the fact that we do not want to exercise. I always procrastinate when it comes to sports and fitness, and the Flag established at the beginning of the year has not been implemented at the end of the year.

Therefore, in order to solve our exercise procrastination, Garmin has implanted a training plan in the APP, which can be used for walking, running, fitness, etc. We only need to provide basic information and the sports we want to participate in, and we can follow the coach to exercise.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

The picture above is my 5km running training plan formulated by Jeff in the Garmin Connect App. The entire training program lasts 11 weeks, and each training session will be reminded on the Garmin Venu 2 Plus. Today’s specific training is 2 minutes of jogging, 5 minutes of fast running, and 2 minutes of gentle walking. I am afraid that it is more difficult to achieve for me who often do not exercise.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

How can you run without music? Garmin Venu 2 Plus provides music playback from three sources, including My Music (music in watch storage), Cached Music, and Phone Music. I still prefer offline music online, which is very convenient, and I don’t need to carry a mobile phone or plug in a data cable to copy songs every time.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

Garmin Venu 2 Plus is connected to the bluetooth headphones, let’s go.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

Select the basic running training reminder in the calendar and click Start.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

The biggest change in the Garmin Venu 2 Plus is that it can make and receive calls. When a colleague calls during a run, you don’t need to take out your mobile phone, you can answer it directly on the watch.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

The Garmin Venu 2 Plus speakers can play the other party’s voice without affecting the progress of the exercise.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

In addition, Garmin Venu 2 Plus can also be adapted to Siri, Xiaoai, etc. It can make calls, send messages, interact and control compatible smart home devices through intelligent voice, which frees up both hands.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

You can also make calls directly on the Venu 2 Plus.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

9 minutes of running basic training has been completed. Let’s take a look at some health stats while running.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

On the basis of Garmin Elevate, Garmin cooperates with the Firstbeat algorithm to achieve more comprehensive derived data. It can not only measure heart rate, but also measure blood oxygen saturation at any time, providing the most accurate reference value for our exercise.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

A total of 9 minutes of basic running training, running a total of 1.28 kilometers, consuming 89 calories. The average pace stats start high during the warm-up, reaching 5:36, and then get slower and slower as the stamina drops.

It can also be found from the data that jogging takes a long time in heart rate zone 3, which is aerobic exercise, which can reach about 70%. At this time, the heart rate is maintained between 128-145. By the time of zone 4, the heart rate has risen to 156, and breathing is a bit difficult at this time. If you reach zone 5, you have to be careful, because the heart rate is about to reach the threshold, which is a more dangerous stage.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

Of course, these data can also be viewed on the Garmin Venu 2 Plus.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

Garmin Venu 2 Plus also supports mobile payment function, which can be bound to WeChat or AliPay. In many scenarios, the payment can be completed without taking out the mobile phone.

After the afternoon running exercise, I feel a lot better. It seems that it is necessary to keep exercising. So when I got home at night, I followed Garmin Venu 2 Plus to do a set of HIIT training, including 10 minutes of AMRAP bodyweight training, 5 minutes of full body fat burning and Tabata high-efficiency fat burning training.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

At the same time, there are also professional sports guidance animations. We only need to follow the standardized movements and exercise prompts to complete the training project. With the supervision of Venu 2 Plus, it can really solve the problem of exercise procrastination.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

The Garmin Venu 2 Plus sports smartwatch also has a strength training mode, which is very helpful for friends who often go to the gym. Everyone knows that personal training in the gym is very expensive because they have professional fitness knowledge, but the Venu 2 Plus is equally good.

When the given training task is completed, Garmin Venu 2 Plus will generate a muscle heat map to let us know the muscle training situation.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

Garmin Venu 2 Plus has a 43mm diameter, with a stainless steel bezel and buttons, and a 20mm industry standard quick release silicone strap, which can be matched with different styles of straps according to your preferences.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

In addition, the AMOLED screen of Venu 2 Plus and the ultra-narrow frame design make the viewing field larger and more comfortable. In terms of power, the battery life in smart mode is up to 9 days, and it also supports fast charging technology. Charging for 10 minutes can meet the power usage needs of a day in smart mode.

To sum up, the Garmin Venu 2 Plus sports smartwatch has been completely integrated into my life. For example, if you sit for a long time at work, it will prompt you to move. After setting the water reminder, you will be reminded to drink water at a fixed time. In addition, there are menstrual management and pregnancy tracking functions for female friends, which supervise our healthy life in all aspects.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

More intelligent functions save a lot of trouble, such as support for answering calls, voice control, etc., which are all very practical functions. The Garmin Venu 2 Plus does everything a sports smartwatch should have. If you love life, do you choose a smartwatch to encourage yourself in the new year?


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