Garmin Venu Full Specifications and Features

Released in 2019, the smartwatch was Garmin’s first AMOLED watch to compete with the likes of Apple and Fitbit. It comes with smartwatch features like NFC paymentsMusic storage, and third-party app support. Venu is a mid-range smartwatch that caters to the needs of casual fitness and sports enthusiast. This watch is waterproof up to 50m so you don’t have to worry about getting it wet or using it in the pool. With 2-week long battery life, this one is a definite buy if you can’t pay for the latest Garmin Venu 2/2S.

General Features: Garmin Venu

Device NameGarmin Venu
Device TypeFitness/Sport/lifestyle smartwatch
Predecessor Garmin Vivoactive 3
SuccessorGarmin Venu SQ
Release DateSeptember 2019
Box ItemsVenu, Charging/data cable, Documentation
SensorsGPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Garmin Elevate™ Wrist Heart Rate Monitor, Barometric Altimeter, Compass, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Thermometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor

Garmin Venu Design:

Dimensions43.2 x 43.2 x 12.4 mm
Casing MaterialFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover, Stainless Steel Bezel
Strap MaterialSilicone
Quick Release BandYes
Strap Size20 mm
ColorsRose Gold bezel with Light Sand case, Silver bezel with Granite Blue case, and Gold bezel with Black case.
Water Resistance5 ATM


Screen Size1.2″ (30.4mm) diameter
Screen technologyAMOLED
Screen Resolution390 x 390 pixels
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Always on DisplayYes
Wake upYes

Smartwatch Features:

Operation SystemGarmin OS
Companion AppGarmin Connect
CompatibilityAndriod, IOS
ConnectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
Music500 songs
Contactless Payment:Garmin Pay
App StoreGarmin Connect IQ
Calls NotificationsYes
SMS NotificationsYes
Email NotificationsYes
Calendar NotificationsYes
Weather Forecast NotificationsYes
Timer Yes

Health & Safety Features:

Heart RateYes
Daily Resting Heart RateYes
Abnormal Heart Rate AlertsYes ( High and Low)
Respiration Rate (24×7)Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen SaturationYes (spot-check, and optionally all-day and in sleep)
Fitness AgeYes (in app)
Body Battery™ Energy MonitorYes
Sleep TrackingYes
Sleep Score And InsightsYes
Stress TrackingYes
All-Day StressYes
Relaxation RemindersYes
Relaxation Breathing TimerYes
Menstrual TrackingNo
Fall DetectionNo
Women’s HealthYes
Health SnapshotNo

Activity Tracking:

Calories Intake BurnedYes
Sleep QualityNo
Active MinutesNo
Move Bar (Displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)Yes
Auto Goal (Learns Your Activity Level And Assigns A Daily Step Goal)Yes
Floors ClimbedYes
Intensity MinutesYes
Move Iq™Yes
Garmin Connect™ Challenges AppYes (optional Connect IQ app)

Sports Features:


Available Run ProfilesRunning, Indoor Track Running, Treadmill Running
Gps-Based Distance, Time And PaceYes
Cadence (Provides Real-Time Number Of Steps Per Minute)Yes
Run WorkoutsYes
Foot Pod CapableYes


Pool Swim Metrics (Lengths, Distance, Pace, Stroke Count, Swim Efficiency (Swolf), Calories)Yes
Stroke Type Detection (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly) (Pool Swim Only)Yes
Basic Rest Timer (Up From 0) (Pool Swim Only)Yes
Time And Distance AlertsYes
Underwater Wrist-Based Heart RateYes


Alerts (Triggers Alarm When You Reach Goals Including Time, Distance, Heart Rate Or Calories)Yes
Available Cycling ProfilesBiking, Indoor Biking
Compatible With Varia™ Radar (Rear-Facing Radar)Yes
Compatible With Varia™ LightsYes
Speed And Cadence Sensor Support (W/Sensor)Yes

Golfing Features:

Yardage To F/M/B (Distance To Front, Middle, And Back Of Green)Yes
Yardage To Layups/DoglegsYes
Measures Shot DistanceAutomatic
Digital ScorecardYes
Stat Tracking (Strokes, Putts Per Round, Greens And Fairways Hit)Yes
Garmin Autoshot™Yes
Green View With Manual Pin PositionYes
Hazards And Course TargetsYes
Round Timer/OdometerYes
Automatic Club Tracking Compatible (Requires Accessory)Yes

Gym & Fitness Equipment:

Available Gym Activity ProfilesStrength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing, Yoga, Pilates, and Breathwork
Cardio WorkoutsYes
Strength WorkoutsYes
HIIT WorkoutsNo
Yoga WorkoutsYes
Pilates WorkoutsYes
On-Screen Workout AnimationsYes
On-Screen Workout Muscle MapsNo
Automatic Rep CountingYes

Battery and Charging:

Battery LifeSmartwatch mode: Up to 5 days GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours GPS mode without music: Up to 20 hours
Charging TypeUSB cable into a USB charging port.
Charging TimeAbout 80 Minutes
Fast Charging SupportNo