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Compare the Garmin Venu Sq to the Garmin Venu

The Garmin Venu Sq isn't really the successor of the Garmin Venu, but more of a smaller, square brother. With the Venu Sq, Garmin offers a smart watch for the beginner athlete. Both models have different fitness profiles that give you insight into your heart rate, for example. But the Venu takes it one step further. Here, you can learn more about the differences and similarities between the two models.

Garmin Venu Sq Music Black

37mm wide | Displays smartphone notifications | Route registration via GPS
219,-
in stock
  • Thanks to the built-in music player, you can listen to your favorite playlists via your watch.
  • Don't worry about leaving your wallet at home, because you can make contactless payments with your watch via Garmin Pay.
  • Because you can work out based on heart rate zones, you can focus on building stamina or burning fat.
  • It's not possible to answer incoming messages via the smartwatch.
  • Garmin isn't compatible with every Huawei smartphone.

Garmin Venu Black

Measures heart rate, sleep, breathing frequency, and more | Integrated GPS | Shows smartphone notifications
329,-
in stock
  • Don't worry about leaving your wallet at home, because you can make contactless payments with your watch via Garmin Pay.
  • Since the watch lets you work out based on heart rate zones, you can focus on building stamina or burning fat.
  • You can leave your phone at home during your workout, because you can listen to your favorite playlists via your watch.
  • The navigation with an arrow and a route line isn't as clear as navigating with a map.
  • Garmin isn't compatible with every Huawei smartphone.

Comparison Garmin Venu Sq and Germin Venu

Garmin Venu Sq Garmin Venu
Shape watch case Rectangle Round
Screen type LCD display AMOLED display
Animated workouts No Yes
Navigation via GPS No Yes
Reply to messages No Yes

Appearance

Garmin Venu Sq colors rectangle

Garmin Venu Sq: square, LCD display

The letters Sq in Garmin Venu Sq stand for square. The plastic watch case is rectangular, as opposed to that of the Venu. It's also smaller than the Venu watch case. The LCD display on the Venu Sq is 0.1 inch wider than the AMOLED display on the Venu. An LCD displays shows matte colors and is relatively dark, but also energy-efficient. The Garmin Venu Sq comes in 3 different colors: dark gray, white/gold, and purple. The Venu Sq Music is available in 4 colors: black, beige/rose gold, blue/gold, and green.

Garmin Venu colors round

Garmin Venu: round, AMOLED display

The original Garmin Venu has a round watch case and is available in 3 different colors: black, silver/blue, and rose gold/beige. The Garmin Venu has an AMOLED display. These types of displays show colors very brightly and produce sharp and fluid images. AMOLED is relatively energy-efficient, but not as energy-efficient as LCD.

Fitness functions

Garmin Venu Sq basic sports watch

Garmin Venu Sq: base to track your workouts

Compared to the Garmin Venu, the Garmin Venu Sq is definitely a step backwards when it comes to fitness functions. That makes the Venu Sq a good choice for a basic watch to keep track of your workouts. With the virtual opponent function, you can compete with your friends while you work out, for example. The watch has a diverse selection of fitness functions like rowing, spinning, yoga, and pilates. The Venu Sq doesn't have animated workouts.

Garmin Venu animated workouts

Garmin Venu: more fitness functions

The Garmin Venu gives you more options in the gym. This smartwatch has multiple fitness profiles like tennis, water sports, and swimming functions. You can keep track of the number of laps you swam and adjust the length of the lap on the Venu, for example. Both watches are waterproof. And thanks to the animated workouts, the Venu can show you how to perform a workout.

Connectivity

Garmin Venu Sq connectivity

Garmin Venu Sq: no navigation, can't send messages

Though the Garmin Venu Sq has an integrated GPS receiver, you can't use it to navigate. The GPS sensor simply registers your route during your runs. Choose the Garmin Venu Sq Music if you like to listen to your favorite music while you run. This watch is an independent music player, so you can leave your smartphone at home when you go for a run. It's possible to read incoming messages on the Venu Sq when your smartphone is near, but you can't answer them.

Garmin Venu GPS navigation

Garmin Venu: stay in contact, find your way back

You'll never get lost with the Garmin Venu on your wrist. Thanks to the integrated GPS receiver, you can use the watch for navigation. You'll always be able to find your way back. With the Garmin Venu, you can respond to incoming messages and accept or refuse incoming calls.

Conclusion

Although the Garmin Venu Sq is newer, it's not necessarily a more extensive watch. Because of its simplicity, it's an excellent basic watch for tracking your workouts and daily activities. And with the Venu Sq Music, you can listen to your favorite music wherever you are. Are you looking for a more extensive watch to track your workouts? Then the Garmin Venu is the better choice for you.



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