CES 2022 New phone and hybrid features in Garmin’s Venu 2 Plus and Vivomove Sport watches.

CES 2022 New phone and hybrid features in Garmin's Venu 2 Plus and Vivomove Sport watches.

Garmin Introduces Innovative Upgrades to Venu 2 and New Vivomove Sport Watch

Garmin, the renowned provider of watches catering to a broad range of users, has recently made some exciting announcements in the wearables market. Last year, Garmin released the Venu 2, a GPS sports watch with a stunning AMOLED display, alongside the hybrid watch/sports watch experience of the Vivomove series. Today, Garmin has unveiled an innovative upgrade to the Venu 2 and introduced a captivating new hybrid watch.

Over the past couple of weeks, we have tested both the Venu 2 and the Vivomove Sport, putting them through various activities such as running, cycling, sleeping, working, and walking. In short, we can confidently say that Garmin has hit the ground running this year with these exceptional watches.

Before diving into the details, let’s take a moment to highlight the pricing of these two wearables. The Venu 2 Plus is priced at $449.99, while the Vivomove Sport comes at an affordable $179.99. Now, let’s explore the features and functionalities that make these watches such compelling options for consumers.

Venu 2 Plus: Taking Smartwatches to the Next Level

Building upon the success of the Venu 2, the Venu 2 Plus comes packed with even more impressive features. One notable upgrade is the ability to make and receive phone calls directly from the watch when connected to your smartphone, much like the non-cellular models of the Apple Watch. Additionally, you can now leverage your smartphone’s voice assistant to send text messages, ask questions, and perform various tasks, all from the convenience of your wrist.

The Venu 2 Plus offers up to nine days of battery life, setting it apart from many other smartwatches in the market. Alongside this extended battery life, users can enjoy a range of Garmin’s signature features, including sleep scores, stress tracking, Body Battery monitoring, pulse oximeter readings, animated workouts, and more. Furthermore, the watch supports Garmin’s safety and incident detection functions when connected to a smartphone.

Garmin Pay, subscription music downloads, Connect IQ apps, and other Garmin services are also seamlessly integrated into the Venu 2 Plus. With three color options, a 43mm watch case, and a 20mm standard quick-release band, this watch combines style and functionality. Moreover, the introduction of rapid charging is a game-changer. Just 10 minutes of charging adds up to one day of smartwatch use or one hour of GPS and music playback. This means that even if your watch is completely drained, you can quickly charge it while preparing for your run and be ready to go within minutes.

Vivomove Sport: The Perfect Hybrid for Analog Watch Lovers

Hybrid watches have gained popularity for seamlessly blending traditional watch design with smart features, and Garmin’s newest offering, the Vivomove Sport, is a prime example. At first glance, it appears to be a regular analog watch with two hands and six numbers on the face. However, a small OLED touchscreen positioned in the middle of the watch brings extra functionality and information to your wrist.

Catering to those who prefer the aesthetics of an analog watch while still desiring comprehensive health and wellness tracking, the Vivomove Sport strikes the ideal balance. It seamlessly integrates with the extensive Garmin ecosystem to capture essential data accurately.

Featuring advanced sleep monitoring, stress tracking, Body Battery recovery, blood oxygen level monitoring, 24/7 heart rate tracking, women’s health tracking, and more, the Vivomove Sport provides holistic health insights. While GPS is reliant on your smartphone, the watch itself offers step counting, intensity minutes, integrated sports apps, and other valuable features. Moreover, with a battery life of up to five days in smartwatch mode and support for smartphone notifications, you can stay connected and informed throughout the day.

In conclusion, Garmin’s latest offerings, the Venu 2 Plus and Vivomove Sport, exhibit the company’s commitment to creating innovative and user-focused wearable devices. With enhanced features, extended battery life, and seamless integration into the Garmin ecosystem, both watches check all the boxes for fitness enthusiasts and casual users alike. Whether you’re in search of a full-fledged GPS sports watch or a stylish hybrid, Garmin has got you covered.

Stay tuned for our Venu 2 Plus and Vivomove Sport reviews, where we delve into further details and provide comprehensive insights into these remarkable Garmin wearables.