Garmin Venu 2 Plus review

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review

The Garmin Venu 2 was at that point a heavenly fitness-tracking smartwatch. I think of it as one of the most outstanding Garmin watches that is both a proficient exercise sidekick and a la mode lifestyle gadget - an equilibrium dominated by any semblance of the Apple Watch 7 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.


  • Price: $449
  • Size: 43mm
  • Display: Touchscreen AMOLED
  • Battery duration: 9 days (8 hours GPS)
  • Solidness: 5 ATM
  • GPS: Yes
  • NFC: Yes
  • Similarity: iOS, Android

To all the more likely test its huge name rivals, the $449 Garmin Venu 2 Plus presents on-wrist calls and voice aides. While it keeps up with Garmin's notoriety for intensive fitness tracking and exact GPS, the Venu 2 Plus is currently a more grounded sell for the people who need their smartwatch to go about as an augmentation of their cell phone.

However, Garmin actually comes up short on a huge outsider application store and keeps on avoiding LTE support, accepting more specialized instruments is a significant stage towards dominating the total smartwatch experience. As you'll learn about additional in this Garmin Venu 2 Plus review, this wearable has the trademarks to stay aware of the very best smartwatches around.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review: Price and availability

The Garmin Venu 2 Plus is accessible now for $449. The standard Venu 2 expenses $399, which denotes the Venu 2 Plus as an unmistakable move forward from last year's Venu send-off. However, it seems the Venu 2 will stay at a bargain.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review: Design

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review

With everything taken into account, the Garmin Venu 2 Plus looks a lot like the Garmin Venu 2, and the first Garmin Venu before that. The arrangement remains as Garmin's go-between of restricted lifestyle watches and the brand's best GPS watches. With its round face, side fastens and smooth equipment subtleties, it helps me most to remember the non-exemplary Galaxy Watch 4.

One key design distinction between the Venu 2 and Venu 2 Plus is size choices. The Venu 2 comes in 40mm and 44mm cases, while the Venu 2 Plus comes just in 43mm. I like bigger smartwatches so I wouldn't fret 43mm as the sole choice, however, I could see customers needing a more watchful size.

The Garmin Venu 2 Plus likewise adds a third control button. Two of the buttons go about as allowed applications or alternate routes (I set mine to the exercise menu and my music player) while the lower one is a back button. Every one of the three buttons opens various controls with a long press, similar to a device menu or settings. This smartwatch likewise has a touchscreen, yet the buttons are fundamental for route, so I barely tapped on the screen. Basically, this implied less finger impression smears - and less possibility of wayward taps from sweat-soaked fingers

Talking about the display, the Garmin Venu 2 Plus' shading AMOLED screen has different splendor levels and a surrounding light sensor that can auto-change the brilliance in view of your current circumstance. All the more significantly, the Venu 2 Plus display likewise holds facing direct daylight while outside - a significant shortage of Garmin's more stylish contributions, yet a praised element of Garmin's more fitness-centered models, similar to the Garmin Fenix 6 or Garmin Instinct. Even better, the Venu 2 Plus has a consistently on display choice, yet I kept it off for battery duration.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review: Fitness and health tracking features

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review

The Venu 2 Plus has basically a similar fitness tracking as the Garmin Venu 2, supporting day-by-day venture counts, move objectives and steps climbed like the very best fitness trackers. It likewise gets in excess of 25 inherent exercise types and an assortment of more than 1,400 extra presets accessible for download. For more than 75 absolute exercise types the watch will show legitimate structure through accommodating liveliness. A couple of the best Fitbit watches offer an adaptation of this element, so visual direction isn't a Garmin select, however professional component regardless.

Garmin is known for large numbers of the best running watches, and keeping in mind that the Venu 2 Plus probably won't be the toughest, it's appropriate for most preparing regimens with pace and directing features. Regardless of whether you're investigating how to run a 5K or how to prepare for a long-distance race, you can utilize the Garmin Coach's free versatile preparing plans. Like the Venu 2, the Venu 2 Plus has as exact a GPS as it gets, stacking up right away. The readings lined up with my distance readings on my rec center's treadmill, just as my bicycle's odometer.

One health-tracking highlight I especially like with regards to the Venu 2 Plus is Health Snapshot. Health Snapshot logs a two-minute window of key health details, showing you numerous significant measurements on a solitary screen. It helps me to remember the across-the-board health readings on the Amazfit GTR 3 Pro, and it's an apparatus I wish more smartwatches would duplicate.

Among the measurements gathered in Health Snapshot is Body Battery, Garmin's energy observing score that watches how rest, stress, and exercise sway your availability. It's like Fitbit's new Daily Readiness Score and the Oura Ring Generation 3's preparation score, however Garmin doesn't offer close to as much significant data in light of your scores.

Concerning rest tracking, the Venu 2 Plus can follow your rest stages, SpO2, and breath levels for the time being. It's adequately exact. Yet, I wish the watch had wind of some sort or another down or suggested sleep time in light of Body Battery and test scores, similar to my Apple Watch 7 or Oura Ring.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review: Smartwatch features and calling

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review

The Garmin Venu 2 Plus guarantees a more associated smartwatch experience than most other Garmin watches. With Android and iOS call backing, settling on and noting decisions from my wrist was a breeze. Many call-supporting smartwatches just work with iOS telephones or Android telephones - not both - however that appears to evolve. I as of late tried the Amazfit GTR Pro 3, which like the Venu 2 Plus works something similar with either cell phone programming.

As well as having the option to settle on a decision without burrowing for a telephone, the Venu 2 Plus sets with cell phone collaborators. A long press of the watch's center button brought Siri, allowing me to send messages or control the best HomeKit gadgets utilizing my voice. Those with Google Assistant and Bixby-empowered cell phones should profit from a similar comfort.

The Venu 2 Plus can hold up to 650 tunes, including playlists from Spotify, Amazon Music and then some. Garmin Pay, reflected warnings and devices like clocks are additionally coordinated into the client experience. More projects can be introduced with the Garmin Connect IQ store, however the outsider application determination stays restricted contrasted with the watchOS and Google Play wearable application stores. Garmin Connect is maybe better for seeing as fun (and free) watch faces for the Venu 2 Plus, assuming that is your thing.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review: Battery life

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review

Garmin's smartwatches are battery duration monsters, and the Venu 2 Plus is no exemption. The watch is appraised for 10 days of ordinary use and 8 hours of successive GPS use. Contrasted with my other most loved dependable smartwatches, the Venu 2 Plus falls between the Fitbit Sense (7 days) and the Amazfit GTR 3 Pro (12 days).

I picked to charge mine following 8 days, just to guarantee it'd endure for the time being for rest tracking and be prepared for working tracking the following morning.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review: Verdict

As somebody who's been after the Venu line since forever ago, it's energizing to see the Garmin Venu 2 Plus arise with network features once saved for a restricted rack of smartwatches. It's additionally one of the uncommon smartwatches that is both great for iOS clients and one of the most amazing smartwatches for Android.

In the event that you're somebody who preferences accepting calls from your wrist, yet you additionally need a smartwatch with an intensive set-up of fitness-and health-tracking features, the Garmin Venu 2 Plus lands in a perfect balance of basically lively and commonsense for regular use. All things considered, at $449 it's more costly than the Apple Watch and Galaxy Watch - and has far less applications than both - so I'll urge you to look at our smartwatch purchasing guide before you contribute.