Garmin India has announced a new smartwatch — the Venu SQ in the country. The all-new smartwatch comes in two variants — the standard Venu SQ and all-new Venu SQ Music Edition. These GPS-enabled watches are targeted to the fitness audience that features a wide variety of modes and health monitoring parameters.
Venu SQ — Design
Both the Venu SQ variants feature identical specifications and share the same design elements. The smartwatch features a square display with rounded edges. It is an LCD display, which measures around 1.3-inches. They come in a wide range of colour options; however, the Venu SQ Music Edition here has an advantage since it has a few more colour options than the standard one.
Venu SQ — Modes and Features
The SQ comes with twenty different sport modes, which include indoor and outdoor activities. These modes consist of training, running, swimming, yoga, strength training, cycling and more. The health monitoring features on the SQ include sleep tracking, respiration tracking, menstrual tracking, heart rate monitoring, hydration tracking, and Pulse Ox2, to measure oxygen saturation level.
While both the editions share these features, the Venu SQ Music Edition, as the name suggests, additionally comes with built-in onboard storage for music. Users can stream and store songs on the music edition with integrated music services like Spotify or Amazon Music.
There are several personalisation options on the new VenuSQ smartwatch as well. Users can download apps and widgets from the integrated Garmin Connect Store. The other options include changing watch faces for free or customising them with personalised photos.
For security, there’s incident detection feature, which connects or alerts (using built-in GPS) the emergency SOS contacts if a user faces any mishap or so. In terms of battery, the smartwatch promises a six-day battery life in the regular watch mode and with GPS enabled it promises to give a 14-hour battery life.
Since its a smartwatch, after all, it has smart notifications. It connects through Bluetooth to your phone, which further enables users to read messages, control music, glance at social media updates and more. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity. The smartwatch supports both iOS and Android devices. Besides, Android users will be able to send/ or respond to texts, whereas iOS users can’t — due to the operating system limitations.
Venu SQ — Pricing
The Venu SQ pricing starts at Rs 21,090, and the Venu SQ Music Editon retails at Rs 26,290. Consumers can buy the latest smartwatches online through all major e-commerce websites and offline watch stores as well.