About the Garmin Venu™
If you're committed to your fitness, you know that it's not just going to the gym, it's a lifestyle. Garmin's Venu is the perfect companion for your fitness journey. Whether it's morning runs and rides, yoga, swimming, or almost any activity, Venu will guide you, record your activity, and even supply the soundtrack, thanks to 500-song music storage and music app access. And you'll see the results on a brilliant AMOLED display that can even provide animations to guide you through exercise routines.
Follow along to animated exercise workouts
Looks great; easy to use
The Venu's AMOLED display does more than just look good. Its touchscreen surface gives you easy access to all of the watch's menus and functions. And if you're into customization, use Garmin's Face-it™ app to change the display background to any picture stored on your smartphone. You can even customize the display for right- and left-handed users.
Connected to your tech
Once this Garmin is paired to your smartphone, you'll receive alerts for incoming emails, calls, texts, social media, and appointments. And you can use a variety of apps from the Connect IQ store to sync up with home automation, ride-hailing apps, weather, and more. After your workout, the watch automatically syncs with the Garmin Connect™ mobile app, so you can immediately review info about your workout or activity level on your smartphone. And Garmin Connect will sync with many other popular fitness apps, so you can easily share your workouts with your friends.
Topping it off, Venu includes the Garmin Pay™ mobile payment solution. You can use it for cashless payments just about anywhere you can tap your card to pay. Whether it's a sports drink or an adult beverage, just tap and go for refreshment and more.
Preloaded sports apps
From your morning yoga class to the after-work club ride, Venu is ready to roll. It includes presets for running, swimming, strength, yoga, Pilates, rowing, and more, and you can work with Garmin Connect to create custom workouts with your own reps, sets, and rest intervals.
Heart rate monitoring
This Garmin employs wrist-based heart rate monitoring, so you're always able to tap into this vital metric. And using the data it records with its heart rate monitor, Venu estimates and tracks your VO2 max. A Pulse Ox sensor is on your wrist as well, recording altitude acclimation and helping monitor your sleep. By combining this information, Venu advises you on when it's smart to rest and when it's time to ramp up the intensity in your workouts.
Stay active and stay on track
The Venu activity tracking app records your steps and assigns you a daily step count goal to provide you with an incentive, adjusting the count as you hit your goals. And to remind you to get up from your desk, the red move bar appears on the display after 1 hour of inactivity. Since a good night's sleep will recharge you for the next day, you can use this Garmin to record your sleep patterns.
- GPS smartwatch with AMOLED display
- 1.2" (390 x 390 pixels) diameter display
- Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 lens
- fits wrist sizes from 4.9" to 7.6" (125-190 mm)
- music player with 500 song storage and online app connection
- wrist-based heart rate monitor and Pulse Ox sensor
- compatible with Garmin Pay™
- customizable display fields, compatible with Connect iQ app for custom watch faces, widgets, and data fields
- multi-satellite network capability (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo)
- smart notifications when paired with your smartphone
- on-screen workout animations
- preloaded sports apps, including golf, rowing, Pilates, and yoga
- VO2 max, stress, menstrual tracking, and fitness age calculations
- Body Battery energy monitor
- activity tracker with step counter and auto goal setter
- move bar
- sleep monitoring
- compatible with Garmin Connect
- works with optional bike speed/cadence sensor
- ANT+, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth compatibility
- compatible with Garmin Varia lights and sensors; VIRB camera remote
- 5 ATM water rating
- built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery lasts up to 5 days in Smartwatch mode (6 hours in GPS mode with music)
- 1-3/4"W x 1-3/4"H x 1/2"D
- weight: 1.6 oz (46 grams)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 010-02173-01
What's in the box:
- GPS fitness watch (Silver bezel with Granite Blue 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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More details on the Garmin Venu™
Overview: The Garmin Venu (010-02173-01) 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.
Physical Attributes: The Venu features a rugged 43.2mm diameter stainless steel bezel, a fiber-reinforced polymer outer case with a polymer rear cover, 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 by Garmin.
- Watch: Width 1.708" (43.2mm), Height 2.014", Depth 0.542"
- Band: Width 0.785" (20mm), Length 9.625"
- Weight: 1.7 ounces
Water Resistant: The Venu 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 has a 1.2" diameter AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels. The AMOLED display is easy to see in any light. 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. In addition to the time of day, the Venu display offers dynamic graphic screens and animated, on-screen workouts.
Wireless Connectivity: You can connect your Venu to your smartphone via Bluetooth using the Garmin Connect app to gain access to numerous connected features. You can reply to text messages and answer incoming phone calls. If you connect via Wi-Fi, you can browse and select workouts and training plans on the Garmin Connect app, available for Android (5.0 and up) and iOS (11.0 or later).
Bluetooth Connected Features: The Garmin Venu 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:
- Live Track: 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.
- Phone Notifications: When you receive notifications and messages on your phone, they are displayed on the Venu.
- 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 and smartphone are paired, you can locate a lost smartphone with the Venu, or a lost Venu with your smartphone, as long as you're in range.
Music & Music Apps: The Venu provides three options for playing back music. You can use the device to control music playback on your paired smartphone. You can also download audio content to the device from your computer or a third-party provider when you smartphone is not handy. The device has storage for up to 500 songs.
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 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 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, 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.
Note: You may turn off wrist-based heart rate monitoring while wearing the optional HRM-Tri or HRM-Swim heart rate monitor.
Physiological Measurements: The Venu'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, the more accurate the estimates become, as the device learns about your activities and performances. Physiological measurement estimates include VO2 Max (oxygen consumption) and heartrate variability (stress).
Step Counter: The Venu's activity tracking feature records your daily step count, distance traveled, intensity minutes, floors climbed, 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 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, floors climed, 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 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 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 5 days|
|Smartwatch mode with music playback||Up to 7.5 hours|
|GPS Mode||Up to 20 hours|
|GPS Mode with music playback||Up to 6 hours|
|Activity mode with workout animations||Up to 8 hours|
|Activity mode with workout animations and music playback||Up to 4 hours|
ANT+ Sensors: The Venu can be used with wireless 2.4 GHz ANT+ add-on sensors, such as the optional HRM-Swim or HRM-Tri. These two sensors can be used to record your heart rate while swimming, or to determine your stress level (Heart Rate Variability). Other optional ANT+ sensors that work with the Venu include the Running Dynamics Pod, Bike Speed or Cadence Sensor, Foot Pod, Vector power sensor, Varia bike devices, and tempe external temperature sensor.
Golf: The Venu 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. The Venu is also compatible with the Garmin Approach CT10 golf club (ANT+) sensors, to automatically track your 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 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'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 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 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 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 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.