About the Garmin Venu SQ Music Edition
Bold and beautiful
Bold and beautiful
Garmin makes a lot of very capable watches, but you won't find one as beautiful as the Venu SQ. Slim and elegant, this Venu SQ Music boasts a brilliant and colorful liquid crystal touchscreen display that looks great even in direct sunlight. You can customize the display fields and functions to match your style, and even download custom displays from the Garmin Connect IQ store.
Music on the go
Your tunes are right on tap at your wrist with Venu. You can control popular music apps and playlists that are on your phone, or store up to 500 songs on the watch, no phone required. Just pair up some Bluetooth® headphones and your music is always ready to go.
Advanced health tracking tools
You'll get a better handle on your health if you're mindful of your present state and past activity. Venu's health tracking tools are extensive and useful. Wrist-based heart rate monitoring tracks your heart rate throughout the day, while advanced sleep monitoring tools track you when you hit the sack. Respiration tracking and a mindful breathing tool help you optimize your lung functions, while the Pulse Ox sensor tracks oxygen saturation in your blood. Feeling stressed? Venu measures that too, and even provides a relaxation tool to help you chill, while the Body Battery™ feature tracks your energy levels.
The sporting life
What's your favorite activity? Odds are that Venu has you covered, with preloaded apps for over 20 indoor and outdoor sports activities. Whether it's running, cycling, swimming, yoga, golf, or more, you can track and record your activities. Super-accurate GPS means you'll know how far you go when you're outside, whether it's marathon training, a weekend bike ride, or walking the dog.
Whatever your fitness goals, Venu is equipped with useful features. You can keep track of steps, calories burned, and other activity metrics. A built-in running coach will sketch out a great training plan to get you ready for your next race, and you can create and import custom workouts too.
Why fumble your phone? Venu is your connection to the world. Smart notifications let you know when you receive a call, text, or email — just pair Venu to your smartphone once and you're done. And when you're on the go, use Venu for convenient no-touch payments with Garmin Pay™. Venu lets your loved ones know exactly where you are during that long run or bike ride, thanks to activity tracking.
- GPS/GLONASS/Galileo multisport training watch with touchscreen color illuminated display
- music storage for up to 500 songs
- 1.3" liquid crystal touchscreen display (240 x 240 pixels)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 lens
- stainless steel bezel
- wrist-based heart rate measurement
- Pulse Ox and respiration rate measurement
- stress measurement and relaxation timer
- time/date, alarm, timer, chimes, and vibration watch functions
- more than 20 preloaded apps for indoor or outdoor sports
- compatible with Garmin Connect, Strava, and popular training apps
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ANT+ connectivity
- text and email smart notifications
- smartphone music control
- incident detection
- downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets, and apps
- GPS speed and distance, AutoLap, AutoPause, interval trainer, heart rate, calorie counter, cadence, and fitness functions
- VO2 max estimator
- recovery advisor
- race predictor
- personal record logging
Multisport and Outdoor Activity Features:
- pool swimming lap counter and stroke recognition
- compatible with Varia cycling lights and radar
- compass and barometer
- golf features
- gym activity profiles for strength, cardio, indoor rowing, yoga, and more
Activity Tracking Features:
- step counter with auto goal setter
- move bar
- sleep monitoring
- hydration feature
- dimensions: 1.46"W x 1.60"H x .45"D
- 5 ATM water rating
- battery life: up to 6 days in Smartwatch mode; 14 hours GPS mode; 6 hours in GPS + music mode
- weight: 1.33 oz
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 010-02426-01
What's in the box:
- GPS fitness watch (Rose Gold Aluminum bezel with Light Sand case and silicone band)
- 21" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and proprietary connector on other end)
- Quick Start Manual
- Important Safety and Product Information
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Overview: The Garmin Venu Sq Music (010-02426-01) is an advanced health, fitness, and training watch with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver which accurately pinpoints and tracks your location during your activities. With the built-in Elevate wrist heart rate technology, your heart rate can be measured at the wrist instead of requiring you to wear a separate chest strap. The results of your activities can be easily uploaded to the Garmin Connect online community for sharing. The Garmin Venu Sq Music lets you easily download songs and playlists to the device, so you can listen to your favorite music with Bluetooth headphones (sold separately), without your phone.
Physical Attributes: The Venu Sq Music features a rugged squared anodized aluminum bezel, a fiber-reinforced polymer outer case, and a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 lens. The silicone band fits wrists with a circumference of 4.92" to 7.48" (125-190mm). The silicone watch band can be replaced with a wide variety of optional Quick Release Bands (20mm) available separately from Garmin.
- Watch: Width 1.49", Height 1.982", Depth 0.507"
- Band: Width 0.785" (20mm), Length 9.58"
- Weight: 1.35 ounces
Music Storage and Controls: The Venu Sq Music lets you download audio content from your computer or third-party provider and store it on your device. There is enough built-in memory on the device to store up to 500 songs and playlists, so you can leave your phone behind and listen to your favorite tunes on Bluetooth headphones. The Venu Sq Music, when paired with your smartphone, can also control the music loaded onto your phone. You can browse the audio files and playlists, adjust the volume, play/pause the current track, skip to the next or previous track, fast forward or fast reverse the current track, and engage the repeat or shuffle modes.
Water Resistant: The Venu Sq Music has a 5 ATM water rating, which means it can withstand pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters (164 feet). Not only can you wear the device in the rain and wet weather, you can even swim with it. It is not recommended for high-speed watersports or scuba diving. The device also has a wide operating temperature range of -4° to 140°F.
Display: The Garmin Venu Sq Music has a 1.3" (diagonal) liquid crystal touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. You can set the length of time before the display turns off, or choose the Always On option to keep the time of day visible. The online Garmin Connect IQ Store lets you download optional watch faces, apps, and widgets to customize your watch to match your personality.
Wireless Connectivity: You can connect your Venu Sq Music to your smartphone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi using the Garmin Connect app to gain access to numerous connected features. You can reply to text messages and answer incoming phone calls. The Garmin Connect app is available for Android (6.0 and up) and iOS (12.0 or later). The Venu Sq Music can also connect to Bluetooth accessories, such as Bluetooth headphones, for listening to music stored on your device.
Bluetooth Connected Features: The Garmin Venu Sq Music features Bluetooth wireless technology that allows you to pair the device to your smartphone through the Garmin Connect Mobile app. When connected via Bluetooth, you can do the following:
- LiveTrack: Your friends and family can follow your races and training activities in real time on the Garmin Connect tracking page. You can also invite others to follow via email or social media. (You must have your phone paired to the device throughout your run for Live Tracking.)
- Automatic Uploads: When your workout is completed, you can automatically upload the stored data from your activity to Garmin Connect.
- Bluetooth Sensors: You can connect the device to Bluetooth heart rate monitors or Bluetooth headphones.
- Phone Notifications: When you receive notifications and messages on your phone, they are displayed on the Venu Sq Music.
- Connect IQ: Allows you to extend your device features with new watch faces, widgets, apps, and data fields.
- Software Updates: You can keep your device up to date with software updates.
- Find My Phone/Find My Watch: When your Venu Sq Music and smartphone are paired, you can locate a lost smartphone with the Venu Sq Music, or a lost Venu Sq Music with your smartphone, as long as you're in range.
High-Sensitivity GPS Receiver: The unit features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver. With multi-satellite support (GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo), the device stays locked onto satellites, even near tall buildings or under tree cover. If you're in a wide open area, you can turn off the GLONASS or Galileo options to save battery life. The Venu Sq Music is also equipped with altimeter (for elevation data), barometer (showing short-term air pressure trends), and compass sensors (to keep your bearings).
Elevate Technology: The Venu Sq Music is equipped with Elevate wrist heart rate technology, which monitors your heart rate without having to wear a chest strap. Whenever you wear the Venu Sq Music, your heart rate is being monitored through your skin, even while you sleep. The heart rate data helps to provide an accurate reading of calories burned, and to measure the intensity of your workout. You may turn off wrist-based heart rate monitoring while wearing an optional chest heart rate monitor.
Physiological Measurements: The Venu Sq Music's Elevate wrist heart rate monitor can take physiological measurements to help you analyze your training activities and race performances. The more you use the Venu Sq Music, the more accurate the estimates become, as the device learns about your activities and performances. Physiological measurement estimates include VO2 Max (oxygen consumption) and heart rate variability (stress).
Step Counter: The Venu Sq Music's activity tracking feature records your daily step count, distance traveled, intensity minutes, calories burned, and sleep statistics for each recorded day. You can create daily goals, which are updated automatically based on your previous activity levels. Move alerts, which appear after a period of inactivity, remind you to keep moving.
Widgets: The Garmin Venu Sq Music comes preloaded with widgets that put information at your fingertips. You can choose which widgets are visible in a customizable list. Some widgets are general in nature, such as Calendar, Music Controls, Notifications, and Weather. Fitness activities, including calories burned, golf, intensity minutes, step count, and My Day (summary of your activities). The remaining widgets are health-related, including Body Battery, heart rate, hydration, menstrual cycle tracking, pulse oximeter, respiration, stress, and Health Stats (a summary of your current health statistics). Many of the widgets require the use of the Garmin Connect app.
Garmin Pay: The Garmin Venu Sq Music features the Garmin Pay contactless payment solution. Garmin Pay lets you pay for purchases quickly without your wallet or phone. It works almost anywhere you can make contactless payments. All you have to do is enter your passcode, select the credit card you want to use from your virtual wallet, and hold your wrist near the card reader. Your card number is not stored on your device, or passed to merchants when you pay, so it's private and secure. Garmin Pay works with many major credit and debit cards from major banks, including Visa and MasterCard.
Rechargeable Battery: The Venu Sq Music has a powerful built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. A 21" data cable/charging cradle is provided for charging the battery and uploading your training data. The battery life depends upon the features you use:
|Smartwatch Mode (with activity tracking and 24/7 wrist-based heart rate monitoring)||Up to 6 days|
|Smartwatch Mode (with on-device music playback)||Up to 8 hours|
|GPS Mode||Up to 14 hours|
|GPS Mode (with on-device music playback)||Up to 6 hours|
ANT+ Sensors: The Venu Sq Music can be used with wireless 2.4 GHz ANT+ add-on sensors, such as optional chest heart rate monitors. Other optional ANT+ sensors that work with the Venu Sq Music include the Bike Speed Sensor 2 or Cadence Sensor 2, and tempe external temperature sensor.
Golf: The Venu Sq Music gives you access to full-color CourseView maps of more than 41,000 preloaded golf courses around the world. The maps include distance data, and allows you to keep your score on the digital scorecard. As you play golf, distance information for each hole (front, middle, and back of green, plus layups and doglegs) are displayed on the Venu Sq Music. The Venu Sq Music is compatible with the Garmin Approach CT10 golf club sensors, and can track your golf shots, including location, distance, and club type.
Swimming: You can use the device while surface swimming in a pool or open water. While pool swimming, you can enter the pool size data and keep track of the strokes, and the number of lengths (of the pool) you swam.
Skiing/Snowboarding: In Skiing and Snowboard modes, the Venu Sq Music keeps track of your speed, time, distance, and total descent to calculate the number of runs you make. Auto Pause stops the timer while you're on the lift.
Sleep Tracking: The Venu Sq Music's Sleep Mode can monitor your rest, and display sleep statistics such as total hours of sleep, periods of movement, and periods of restful sleep. If desired, you can use the Do Not Disturb mode to turn off the backlight and vibration alerts.
User Profile: The Garmin Venu Sq Music uses information that you enter about yourself to calculate accurate training data. You can enter the following user profile information: Gender, Birth Year, Height, Weight, and heart rate zone. The device will use this information to calculate accurate training data.
Auto Lap: Auto Lap automatically marks a lap at a specific distance. This feature is helpful for comparing your performance over different parts of an activity. Each time you complete a lap, the device will beep or vibrate, and the lap time is displayed.
Auto Pause: You can set the Venu Sq Music to pause the timer automatically when you stop moving, or when your pace drops below a specified value. This feature is helpful if you have to stop for traffic or to tie your shoe during your run.
Watch Functions: When you're not working out, the Venu Sq Music can be used as a basic watch, displaying the time and date, along with an alarm and stopwatch. You can configure the watch face in a number of ways, including analog/digital, icons, style, and colors. The time is automatically set by the GPS receiver (or manually, if desired), and can be displayed in 12-hour or 24-hour format. The device can also provide local sunrise and sunset times.
Watch Faces: The Venu Sq Music lets you customize the appearance of the watch face by selecting available layouts, colors, and additional data. Custom watch faces can be downloaded from the Connect IQ store.