Garmin Venu 2S

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  • Great for casual athletes
  • Looks are important
  • Inexpensive compared to other smartwatches
  • Long battery life - Health alerts let users stay on top of stress
  • Dozens of workout routines - Numerous watch faces


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Garmin Venu 2 Review
The selection pales in comparison with what you can get on the Apple Watch, which offers the best third-party app library of any wearable, including Audible, Breathe, Calm, iTranslate Converse, The Weather Channel, Starbucks, ESPN, and YouTube Music, just to name a few. . The Venu 2 doesn't support Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant
Angela Moscaritolo
5 months ago
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I got SO into using it optimally and getting all I could from it, making all the settings really personal etc., Following this forum etc!. Here are my thoughts so far on the Venu 2s:. Improvements:. - The workout tracking at least for strength activities is so much better.
For anyone asking "should I get X or Y watch?" - Definitely check out DC Rainmaker's comparison tool
She said she wanted "something different" from her Apple Watch, but knew absolutely nothing about any of the Garmin's aside from that she liked the rose gold colour. She came back the next day to return it saying that the smart watch features weren't as good as the Apple Watch (which I had told her repeatedly). She then bought the Venu 2S (again knowing nothing about it aside from that it comes in rose gold), and returned that the next day for the same goddamn reason. I don't understand how you spend that much money on something you'll be living with constantly for the next 1-3yrs without extensive research, but a lot of people are willfully uneducated consumers so it's no surprise that we get so many people coming on here and straight up expecting people to tell them what they need without doing any of their own research...
The Venu 2 straddles the line between a lifestyle accessory and dedicated sport watch
It’s just bad. These are some big omissions in my book, and it seems like Garmin only made these choices because it doesn’t want to cannibalize its sales of its higher-end sports watches, which is extremely disappointing. This watch could attract far more people if it just included more apps
Brent Rose
5 months ago
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Garmin Venu 2 Review: Superb Tracking With Superior Battery | Digital Trends
Our take. The Garmin Venu 2/2S is an incredible piece of technology that packs a lot of features into a small package — and includes enough customization that you can modify yours to be unique to your lifestyle.
5 months ago
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I've ordered the Venu 2S and it's on the way, upgrading from a Forerunner 235. I run probably between 20-30k per week, do the odd half marathon and am looking for a watch that's nice enough to wear daily as well as track my runs.
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Garmin Venu 2 review: A top smartwatch for fitness tracking
In real-world testing, I managed to get five days of use out of the Venu 2S before having to charge it. This included a daily 30-minute GPS workout, notifications, as well as sleep and SpO2 tracking at night. Even though I didn't get to test the larger Venu 2 I'd expect the battery to last even longer
5 months ago
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The smaller version ticks all the boxes now. Good size, beautiful screen, fantastic battery life (on paper), and plenty of exercise features. The new user interface is amazing so far, love how the widgets give a good quick view, and going deeper into the stats you get the usual detailed data analytics every Garmin user appreciates. The setup process was very easy and straightforward.
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Garmin vs. Apple vs. Fitbit
While this isn’t a fancy Apple Watch, it does everything I needed it to without the jaw dropping cost. You also don’t have to pay a monthly membership to use features like O2 saturation the way you have to with FitBit watches. It also looks really nice. It tracks my heart rate, oxygen levels, sleep,...
2 years ago
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I had my Venu 2s for around 3 months, and everything works fine except the fitness age, which i have never gotten it to display. Whenever i click "view you fitness age" under the VO2-max, i get the "No fitness age" and under that, "Record a 15-minute run or walk with your Garmin device.". I have already entered all the required data, done the activities required, i even have the VO2-max estimate and my activities clearly show in the tab, but it still says "No fitness age".
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Supported Host Device OS

iOS, Android


Calendar, applications


GPS/GLONASS/Galileo receiver

Activity / Sport

Golf, running, ski, cycling, hiking, indoor running, indoor cycling, pool swimming, yoga, snowboarding, stepper, strength training, cardio training, treadmill, elliptical, rower, stand up paddleboarding, bouldering, indoor climbing