Garmin Venu 2/2S GPS smartwatches are now available in PH. The new series offers style and utility for health and fitness to boost overall wellness.
Garmin launches the Venu 2 and Venu 2S GPS smartwatches with the ultimate goal of encouraging Filipinos to live healthier lives in style.
Growing interest in health and fitness
More people in Asia have been increasingly paying greater attention to their health and fitness, and this grew even more during the pandemic. The worldwide shipments of wearables last year grew 28.4% from the previous year to hit 444.7 million units, based on IDC’s 2020 Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker reports.
There has also been a steady rise in indoor aerobic activities, such as yoga, strength training, and indoor cardio compared to the same period last year, according to Garmin Connect data in Asia. In comparison, the proportion of outdoor walking activities has dropped significantly by 17.7% in the same period, likely due to the varying lockdown restrictions brought about by the pandemic.
Overall wellness with Venu 2 series
The latest Venu 2 series GPS smartwatches add a new fitness age and sleep score to its robust portfolio of all-day health monitoring features that provide users with deeper and more meaningful insights into their overall wellness. A new Health Snapshot helps users log, record, and share important health stats with a healthcare provider.
The improved interface design allows users to effortlessly track their health and wellness with a comprehensive suite of health monitoring features right on their wrist. Users can find more ways to move with over 25 built-in sports apps with enhanced strength training profile and added muscle map graphics come to life on the bright AMOLED display. Users can also enjoy an enhanced battery life of up to 11 days in smartwatch mode on the Venu 2 and 10 days on the Venu 2S with rapid recharging.
Work on better health
The Venu 2 and Venu 2S are packed with the broadest range of 24/7 health monitoring features. These include the following:
- Heart rate with user-configurable alerts for high or low readings;
- Fitness age;
- Advanced sleep with sleep score and insights;
- Pulse Ox;
- All-day stress;
- Women’s health, such as menstrual cycle and pregnancy tracking;
- Body Battery energy monitoring which shows users how “charged” their body is. This is helpful for scheduling workouts, rest times, and sleep;
- New Health Snapshot feature that lets users record two-minute sessions that log key health stats and generate a report they can share with a healthcare provider.
When it’s time to recharge, the Venu 2 and Venu 2S advanced tracks light, deep and REM sleep stages, as well as movement, Pulse Ox, and respiration. With the new sleep score powered by Firstbeat Analytics, users receive a score based on the quality and quantity of the previous night’s sleep. These details and personalized insights on how to improve sleep quality are viewable on the smartwatch and in Garmin Connect. The Venu 2 and Venu 2S also offer structured breathwork activities designed to promote focus and relaxation.
Work on training efficiently
Whether exercising at home, in the gym or outdoors, the Venu 2 and Venu 2S make it easy for you to stay active and engaged.
Its new advanced strength training profile and workouts put weight scaling and strength PRs right on the device, and include graphics showing which muscle groups were worked. With the addition of new activity profiles for HIIT (including AMRAP, EMOM, Tabata, and custom timers), indoor climbing, bouldering, and hiking, the Venu 2 and Venu 2S have more than 25 built-in indoor and GPS sports apps. These include favorites such as walking, running, cycling, pool swimming, golf, Pilates, and yoga. In addition, the LiveTrack feature lets friends and family track user’s outdoor activity.
The Venu 2 series features a variety of workout options that include pre-loaded workouts on the watch, pre-set workouts available for download from Garmin Connect, and “create your own” customizable workouts with more than 1,400 exercises to choose from. Whether training for a 5K run or something longer, the Venu 2 and Venu 2S are compatible with Garmin Coach free adaptive training plans.
Work on moving stylishly
Enjoy all-day connection and convenience with a host of smart features, including built-in music and smart notifications for text messages, calendar reminders, incoming calls, and more. These smart features allow users to download up to 650 songs, including playlists from Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer, and let Android users reply to text messages directly from the device.
Users can personalize the Venu 2 and Venu 2S with apps and watch faces, which are available for download on the Connect IQ store. Unlike other smartwatches, the Venu 2 and Venu 2S can be used with both Android and Apple smartphones.
Partnership with Lotus Activewear
Garmin is proud to collaborate with Lotus Activewear, a well-known Filipino sportswear brand, for the launch of the Venu 2/2S in the Philippines.
The two brands share the same ethos that one can lead a healthy, active lifestyle while staying stylish. Lotus Activewear will be sponsoring gifts, consisting of products and vouchers, for the first 50 Venu 2/2S customers, as well as the winners of the upcoming Garmin PH’s social media contest.
The influencers joining Garmin PH’s upcoming 10-day ‘Work on a Better You’ Challenge will be donning on the Garmin Venu 2/2S smartwatches and using Lotus Activewear products, while committing to daily habits that will contribute to their healthier, better selves.
Catch the Garmin influencers on social media through the hashtag #10Days #WorkOnABetterYou.
Pricing and availability
The Venu 2 and Venu 2S can be purchased for ₱22,995 in all Garmin Brand Stores, official online Garmin stores (Lazada, Shopee, Kinetic.com.ph), and the Garmin PH Viber Community.
First 50 customers to purchase the Venu 2 or Venu 2S will receive a free Lotus Activewear Gift Bag and a Lotus Activewear Gift Voucher worth ₱500 for every minimum purchase of ₱2,500. The series is available in the following color variants:
- Silver Bezel with Granite Blue case and Silicone band
- Slate Bezel with Black case and Silicone band
- Slate Bezel with Graphite case and Silicone band
- Light Gold Bezel with Light Sand case and Silicone band
- Silver Bezel with Mist Gray case and Silicone band
- Rose Gold Bezel with White case and Silicone band
List of Garmin Brand Stores
Garmin SM Megamall
Garmin SM City Pampanga
Garmin SM Mall of Asia
Garmin Shangri-La Plaza
Garmin Uptown Mall
Garmin SM City Baguio
Garmin Alabang Town Center
Garmin Glorietta 1
Garmin SM Aura Premier
Garmin SM City Cebu
Garmin SM City North Edsa
Garmin SM Lanang Premiere
Garmin The Podium
Garmin Festive Walk
Garmin Ayala Malls Vertis North
Garmin SM City Bacolod
Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products continue to revolutionize the wellness industry. The brand is committed to developing wearables and health measurement tools that help people of all activity levels lead healthier lives. Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday.