New Garmin Venu Sq: The toughest rival of the Fitbit Versa

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Garmin is one of the leading manufacturers when it comes to sports watches available in Spain. Although the company normally specializes in watches more focused on traditional sports, little by little it has started to launch more conventional models in regards to health measurement as well.

The Garmin Venu was the manufacturer’s first model to ditch transflective displays to use more conventional panels. Now, they have released a more modest and affordable version of the Venu. His name is not too mysterious, and is called Venu Sq (Sq, short for square, square in Spanish).

The Garmin Venu Sq aims to become the direct rival of the Fitbit Versa

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As soon as we see the new Garmin Venu Sq, it is inevitable for us to think of the Fitbit Versa, one of the most recommended watches specialized in health monitoring today. Garmin wanted to make a health-focused fitness tracker that is lightweight, decent battery life, and loaded with features.

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Beyond its similarities, the truth is that it is an activity meter that deserves a lot to consider, since it is capable of doing all this.

  • BodyBattery Energy Monitor:Through this technology, the watch knows which are the best times of the day for our body to train or rest.
  • Pulse oximeter:One of the fashionable characteristics in watches, which allows us to measure the oxygen level in the blood.
  • Stress management:In addition to measuring our stress, it alerts us to do breathing exercises when we are most stressed.
  • Monitoring the menstrual cycle:With this feature you can track the cycle, record physical and emotional symptoms, and learn about training and nutrition during each phase of the cycle.
  • Advanced sleep control:In addition to measuring our sleep, it adds advanced metrics based on blood oxygen and our breathing.
  • Others:Tracking respiration, heart rate, step tracking and hydration, control of notifications, notifications and responses.

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Beyond the health features that it stands out for, this is still a Garmin watch, which is why we have sessions for strength training, cardio, yoga, Pilates, as well as over 20 sports. It also offers us the ability to design our own training sessions and upload them to the watch, as well as subscribe to Garmin Coach, a premium training service.

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The Garmin Venu Sq features Garmin Pay, Garmin’s mobile payment system. This system is currently compatible in Spain with Caixabank, Curve, Openbank, Revolut, Santander and Transferwise cards. You can see the list of banks here.

On the other hand, there are two versions of the Garmin Venu Sq, and the difference is in the support for music. If we choose this option, we will have the possibility of connecting wireless headphones and listening to local music, Spotufy, Amazon Music or Deezer.

Technical characteristics

  • Screen:
    • LCD technology.
    • Always-on display available.
  • Measurements:
    • 40.6 x 37.0 x 11.5 mm.
    • Fits wrists with a circumference of 125-190mm.
  • Weight:37.6 grams.
  • Battery:
    • Smart watch mode: up to 6 days.
    • GPS mode with music: up to 6 hours.
    • GPS mode without music: up to 14 hours.
  • Sport and health:
    • BodyBattery energy monitor.
    • Pulse oximeter.
    • Stress management.
    • Monitoring the menstrual cycle.
    • Advanced sleep control.
    • More than 20 sports.
    • Custom and pre-installed training plans.
    • Access to Garmin Coach (premium service).
    • Others:Tracking respiration, heart rate, step tracking and hydration.
  • Special functions:
    • Music (top model only): Local Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer.
    • Garmin Pay.
    • Clock, alarm, stopwatch, countdown.
    • Control of notifications, notifications and responses.
    • Connect IQ App Store.
  • Water resistance up to 5 atmospheres.

Price and availability

The Garmin Venu Sq is now available for purchase in Spain with shipping between 1 and 3 days. Its official price is 199 for the standard version and 249 for the music edition. In each model you have several alternative colors to choose from.

Buy the Garmin Venu Sq on the official website.

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