Venu SQ as the name suggests is the low-end square version of the original Venu. To keep the budget low, Garmin replaced the AMOLED display with a low-resolution TFT LCD display and pulled out the Music support. The rest of the features are largely similar.
Venu SQ strikes the right balance of health and sports features but the former dominates. The sleep, stress, and heart rate tracking of the watch is almost similar to that of premium Fenix and Forerunner Series watches.
If you can’t live without the music feature, you would have to pay extra about $50 for the Venu SQ music.
Device Name Garmin Venu SQ Release Date September 2020 Box Items Venu Sq, Charging/data, cable documentation Sensors GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, GARMIN ELEVATE™ WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR, COMPASS, ACCELEROMETER, THERMOMETER, AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR, PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITOR
Dimensions 40.6 x 37.0 x 11.5 mm Weight 37.6 g Shape diagonal Casing Material fiber-reinforced polymer Strap Material silicone Strap Size 20 mm Colors 3 Colors Water Resistance 5 ATM
Screen Size 1.3″ (33.1 mm) Screen technology liquid crystal Screen Resolution 240 x 240 pixels Screen Protection Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Touchscreen Yes Always on Display optional always-on mode Wake up No
Operation System Garmin OS Companion App Garmin Connect Compatibility iPhone®, Android™ Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+® Music No Contactless Payment: GARMIN PAY App Stores: Garmin Connect IQ Yes Calls Yes SMS Yes Email Yes Calendar Yes Weather Forecast Yes Timer Yes
Health & Safety Features:
Heart Rate Yes Daily Resting Heart Rate Yes Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts Yes (High and Low) Respiration Rate (24×7) Yes Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Yes (spot-check, and optionally all-day and in sleep) Fitness Age Yes (in app) Body Battery™ Energy Monitor Yes Sleep Tracking Yes Sleep Score And Insights Yes Stress Tracking Yes All-Day Stress Yes Relaxation Reminders Yes Relaxation Breathing Timer Yes Menstrual Tracking Yes Fall Detection Yes Hydration Yes Women’s Health Yes Health Snapshot No
Calories Intakeburned Yes Distance Yes Steps Yes Sleep Quality No Active Minutes No 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 Climbed No Intensity Minutes Yes Trueup™ Yes Move Iq™ Yes Garmin Connect™ Challenges App Yes (optional Connect IQ app)
Available Run Profiles Running, Indoor Track Running, Treadmill Running Gps-Based Distance, Time And Pace Yes Cadence (Provides Real-Time Number Of Steps Per Minute) Yes Run Workouts Yes Foot Pod Capable Yes
AVAILABLE SWIM PROFILEs Pool Swimming 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 Alerts Yes Underwater Wrist-Based Heart Rate Yes
Alerts (Triggers Alarm When You Reach Goals Including Time, Distance, Heart Rate Or Calories) Yes Available Cycling Profiles Biking, Indoor Biking Compatible With Varia™ Radar (Rear-Facing Radar) Yes Compatible With Varia™ Lights Yes Speed And Cadence Sensor Support (W/Sensor) Yes
Yardage To F/M/B (Distance To Front, Middle And Back Of Green) Yes Yardage To Layups/Doglegs Yes Measures Shot Distance Automatic Digital Scorecard Yes Stat Tracking (Strokes, Putts Per Round, Greens And Fairways Hit) Yes Garmin Autoshot™ Yes Green View With Manual Pin Position Yes Hazards And Course Targets Yes Pinpointer Yes Round Timer/Odometer Yes Automatic Club Tracking Compatible (Requires Accessory) No
Gym & Fitness Equipment:
Available Gym Activity Profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing, Yoga, Pilates and Breathwork Cardio Workouts Yes Strength Workouts Yes Hiit Workouts No Yoga Workouts Yes Pilates Workouts Yes On-Screen Workout Animations No On-Screen Workout Muscle Maps No Automatic Rep Counting Yes
Battery and Charging:
Battery Life Up to 6 daysGPS mode: Up to 14 hours Battery Capacity N/A Charging Type Charging dock Charging Time 1-2 hours Fast Charging Support No