Garmin Malaysia has launched the Venu Sq and Venu Sq Music Edition GPS smartwatches as part of its Venu lifestyle series.
The Venu Sq smartwatches come with a 1.3-inch rectangular Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen display with a lightweight aluminium bezel. The Venu Sq features a battery life of up to six days in smartwatch mode and up to 14 hours in GPS mode.
Health features include a 24/7 Elevate heart rate monitoring function, energy monitoring, respiration tracking, advanced sleep monitoring via Pulse Ox2, abnormal heart rate alerts, menstrual cycle tracking, and more. There are also four activities, Tranquility, Coherence, and two Relax and Focus versions, that are dedicated to breathing in different situations like sleeping and stress relief, and the resulting data can be seen in graph-form via Garmin Connect. The device tracks steps, intensity minutes, burned calories, and others as well.
Aside from monitoring and tracking, the Venus Sq smartwatches have over 20 sport apps that include Pilates, yoga, running, pool swimming, cycling, and golf. There are also workout options that include both preloaded and customizable choices. The Venu Sqs are compatible with Garmin Coach.
The smartwatches can also receive notifications for calls, text messages, and social media updates, and Android users can respond to text messages with them as well. Security-wise, they can send your real-time location to emergency contacts, and let your activity be tracked in real time by friends and family with LiveTrack.
In the case of the Venu Sq Music Edition, you can download songs and playlists from services like Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer.
The Venu Sq is available in orchid/metallic orchid, white/light gold, and shadow gray/slate colours. Meanwhile, the Venu Sq Music Edition is available in light sand/rose gold, navy/light gold, moss/slate and black/slate. Their prices are RM999 and RM1,250 respectively. Those who buy a Venu Sq will also get a limited-edition batik watch band, which was designed with the involvement of local designer Seza Zulkeple, while stocks last.