Both models now provide sleep results supported by Firstbeat analytics, to track the stages of light and deep sleep and REM sleep along with movement, pulse and breathing.
You then get information on how to improve your sleep quality straight from the watch, and if you’re having trouble getting relaxed, they also offer structured breathing activities to help you focus and relax.
The new models offer new activity accounts for high-intensity training with animation across the screen, with the addition of activities such as: indoor climbing, rock climbing and hiking.
It also comes with new advanced strength training accounts, including graphics showing the muscle groups I’ve used.
Other new features include Health Snapshots, which allow you to record and share key health stats, Fitness Age using your actual age, along with Activity, Resting Heart Rate, Body Fat and other stats.
The original Venu has a long battery life, but the Venu 2 models extend that up to 11 days in smartwatch mode (8 hours in GPS + music mode), or 10 days and 7 hours in the smaller Venu 2S.
And as before, new models support all-day health monitoring and offer smart notifications, contactless payments, music playlists from Spotify and other apps, and more.
The Venu 2 comes with a 45mm watch case and a 22mm strap, while the Venu 2S features a 40mm watch case and an 18mm strap.
The watches come in a variety of colors, including blue, black, light gold, rose gold, and silver. They are now available on the Garmin website for 400 euros each in Europe.