Garmin India has launched the new Venu 2 Plus, a smartwatch that includes a voice-calling feature as well as hands-free voice assistance, which was unveiled today. The voice assistance feature allows users to respond to texts, ask questions, control compatible smart home devices, and support applications such as Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Samsung’s Bixby.
Users can log a two-minute session to record key health statistics, such as heart rate, heart rate variability, Pulse Ox, respiration and stress, and then generate a report via the Garmin Connect app to keep track of the data.
Other features of the smartwatch include stress tracking, advanced sleep tracking with Firstbeat Analytics sleep score and insights, breath work activities, pregnancy and menstrual cycle tracking, respiration tracking, fitness age, and other health monitoring metrics to track users’ fitness goals and progress, among other things.
The Venu 2 Plus features a 43-mm watch case with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 as well as a stainless steel bezel and a comfortable 20-mm industry-standard quick release silicone band. The Venu 2 Plus is water resistant to 50 metres. Over 25 built-in sport applications are available, including preloaded enhanced high-intensity workouts, updated intensity minutes, animated cardio and strength workouts, as well as yoga and Pilates programmes.
There’s also built-in music (you can download up to 650 songs), Garmin Pay contactless payments, and smart notifications for things like phone calls and text messages as well as calendar reminders and social media updates. Apps, watch faces, and other features are available for download from the Connect IQTM store, allowing the Venu 2 Plus to be customised to suit your preferences. Venu 2 Plus can be used with either Android or Apple smartphones, depending on your preference.
It claims that users can get up to 9 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 24 hours in GPS mode, and up to 8 hours in GPS with Music mode when using the device in these modes.
The all-new Venu 2 Plus is available in three colours: Graphite Black, Cream Gold, and Powder Grey, with a starting price of Rs. 46,990. A number of leading retail outlets such as Flipkart and Amazon will carry the product.