Garmin adds new connectivity features to its Venu 2 range with the Venu 2 Plus GPS Smartwatch.

Garmin’s versatile Venu 2 smartwatches strike a balance between a stylish lifestyle watch and a smartwatch with advanced fitness and wellness tools.

Where the Vivomove Sport includes the essentials, the Venu 2 Plus offers a wider gamut of tracking tools and options to paint a greater overall picture of health and wellbeing.

You can do a lot from your wrist when the Venu 2 Plus is paired with a compatible smartphone (Android and iOS) – receive smart notifications, access up to 600 downloaded songs, and use contactless Garmin Pay if you’re out without your wallet.

The ‘Plus’ relates to even greater connectivity; users can now also take phone calls and respond to texts while on the move using voice assistant support (Siri, Google, Bixby), and supported smart home devices can be controlled from the watch.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

The suite of advanced fitness and wellness features is considerable, with over 25 preloaded sports apps, built-in GPS, safety and tracking, detailed workout activity profiles, sleep and stress tracking, ‘Body Battery’ for energy levels, strength training, HIIT, and animated workouts for a variety of activities (yoga, Pilates, cardio and more). It’s a veritable personal trainer on your wrist!

A two-minute exercise session logged using the ‘Health Snapshot’ function records your vital stats, which can then be aggregated into a report using the Garmin Connect app. It’s a great way to track your progress.

The user interface is simple and responsive – use three buttons or the touchscreen for menu access and navigation – and battery life is good for up to nine days in smartwatch mode and eight hours when using GPS, with fast recharging.

You can now leave your phone in your pocket. With added connectivity for calls and voice assistant support, the Garmin Venu 2 Plus has got you well and truly covered wherever you are.

The Garmin Venu 2 Plus is available now in black/slate or ivory/cream gold.

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