Garmin Venu Sq with NFC, GPS and six days of battery life priced at $199
Following the Performance Editions line of watches for the active lifestyle, Garmin has introduced another new model, the Venu Sq. They are more focused on everyday urban use. So, the gadget is equipped with NFC and supports the proprietary Garmin Pay payment system.
Garmin Venu Sq is made in a waterproof metal case of a square shape and equipped with a 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 240x240 pixels, covered with tempered Gorilla Glass 3. In many ways, this model is similar to the more expensive Garmin Venu, among the main differences is the lack of a barometer and gyroscope, animations in training mode, and live dials.
The watch is equipped with a GPS module that allows you to track training routes. They can also measure heart rate, breaths per minute, oxygen saturation, stress levels, and other indicators of physical activity. All data is displayed both on the watch and in the Garmin branded mobile application.
Traditionally for smartwatches, Venu Sq allows you to view incoming messages and calls with the ability to answer or reset. Android users can quickly respond to text messages directly from their watch. In addition, the NFC module and Garmin Pay allow you to pay for purchases in countries where this payment system is supported. There is also a version of Venu Sq Music with built-in storage to save music from the streaming services Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer for offline access.
The built-in battery is designed for 6 days of battery life in normal mode and up to 14 hours when using GPS. Venu Sq Music can work up to 6 hours when playing music.
The price of the regular Garmin Venu Sq is $199, while the Venu Sq Music version costs $249.