Garmin has announced two new smartwatches with the vívomove Sport and the Venu 2 Plus. The vívomove Sport is a relatively inexpensive ‘hybrid’ smartwatch, with an analog movement and a small screen. The Venu 2 Plus again has a speaker and a microphone.
The vívomove Sport is an analog watch with hour and minute hands and a small OLED screen at the bottom of the dial that can send notifications and other messages. This screen is 8.6mm by 18.5mm in size, or 0.8″, and has a resolution of 72×154 pixels. Normally this screen is off and the timepiece shows the time, but when using the screen, the hands move horizontally. so that they do not cover the screen.
On the OLED screen, users can see the time or receive notifications from a connected smartphone. The smartwatch supports Android and iOS. The smartwatch also supports multiple health and sports functions, such as an energy monitor, stress tracking, a sleep monitor and a heart rate monitor. In addition, the smartwatch supports GPS.
The smartwatch lasts a maximum of five days on a single battery charge; after those five days, the vívomove Sport will work as a regular watch for an extra day. Including silicone strap, the watch weighs 33.8 grams. The smartwatch is available in black, pink, brown and mint green and costs 180 euros.
Venu 2 Plus
The Venu 2 Plus is similar to Garmin’s Venu 2 and 2S, except the Plus has a built-in speaker and microphone for making phone calls. It also allows users to call the voice assistant of a paired phone. Furthermore, the smartwatch has a 1.3 “amoled screen with a resolution of 416×416 pixels. The Venu 2 Plus has dimensions of 43.6×43.6×12.6mm.
This smartwatch has a battery life of up to nine days, or ten days in save mode. If GPS is used, the watch can last for a maximum of 24 hours. Music and GPS mean a battery life of up to 8 hours. The Venu 2 Plus also supports multiple functions, such as a breathing rhythm sensor, a blood oxygen sensor and a sleep monitor. This model is available in white, gray and black and costs 449 euros.