Garmin started the year at CES 2022 with the launch of Garmin Venu 2 Plus and Garmin Vivomove Sport. The Venu 2 Plus will cost $450, while the Vivomove Sport will be available for $180.
Venu 2 Plus is a part of the existing Venu 2 smartwatch series. It is currently available in three colors – Powder Gray case with silver colored bezel, Black case with slate-stained bezel and Pure Ivory color case with cream gold bezel. It has a 1.3-in. Is amoled Display with 416×416 pixels resolution. The addition of Always-on-display will be an additional feature Corning Gorilla Glass 3 For protection.
What separates the Venue 2 Plus from the Venu 2 series is its ability to take voice calls and the voice assistant feature that uses a built-in speaker and microphone. All the fitness-tracking features of the Venu 2 series are present in the Plus model, including multiple outdoor workout modes. A single charge on the Venu 2 Plus helps it last for eight or nine days in GPS + Music mode. Its rapid charging feature helps the watch to last for an extra day after just 10 minutes of charge.
The Vivomove Sport is the latest model in Garmin’s hybrid watch series, with the Vivomove style model being one of its early devices during the series launch in September 2019. It is a hybrid smartwatch that comes in four colors. Its 40mm OLED display will be paired with a silicon strap. The top half of the watch has an analog design, with the bottom half showing touchscreen parameters.
When you’re interacting with the touchscreen, the clock hands move slightly to show regular details, such as heart rate, number of steps, and oxygen saturation level (SpO2) The Vivomove Sport can track multiple fitness exercises and can be connected to the phone’s GPS for tracking. Although it cannot receive or place calls, it can receive incoming calls and message alerts. The phone’s battery life lasts for six days in analog watch mode, while it lasts for a full five days in smartwatch mode.