Garmin Unveils Venu 3 and Venu 3S GPS Smartwatches

Garmin, a renowned global leader in GPS technology and smartwatches, has recently introduced the much-anticipated Venu 3 and Venu 3S GPS smartwatches. These cutting-edge wearables have been meticulously designed to empower users on their health and fitness journeys, offering a wide array of features geared towards helping individuals achieve their wellness goals.

The Venu 3 series has redefined the capabilities of a smartwatch, providing users with comprehensive fitness insights, stunning AMOLED touchscreen displays, and impressive battery life. Engineered to offer users a more profound understanding of their health and fitness, it serves as the perfect companion for active lifestyles. Notably, this series introduces new features tailored for wheelchair users, allowing them to track pushes, engage in wheelchair-specific workouts, and more.

Available in two sizes and designed for all-day and night comfort, the Venu 3 series boasts an exceptional battery life of up to 14 days in smartwatch mode. This extended battery life means users can continuously monitor their health metrics 24/7, providing a holistic view of their stress levels, Body Battery™, and sleep quality. The addition of personalized sleep coaching and nap detection enhances the overall experience.

Mr. Scoppen Lin, Assistant General Manager at Garmin Asia, expressed the company’s commitment to innovation and user-centric technology, stating, “At Garmin, we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of our users through innovative technology. No matter what your health and fitness journey looks like, Venu 3 is ready to support you every step of the way. The Venu 3 series is a testament to our commitment to inclusivity, connectivity, and user experience. We believe these smartwatches will revolutionize the way people approach their health and fitness journeys.”

New features:

  1. Sleep Coach: Receive a personalized sleep score and coaching on recommended sleep duration while tracking various sleep stages, naps, and key metrics like Pulse Ox1 and heart rate variability (HRV) status.
  2. Morning Report: Start your day with an overview of your sleep, recovery, HRV status, and more, customizable to provide personalized insights.
  3. Nap Detection: Automatically monitor and log naps to understand their impact on your body and receive recommendations for optimal timing and duration.
  4. Body Battery Enhancements: Keep track of your energy levels throughout the day to optimize activity and rest periods. Gain deeper insights into how sleep, naps, daily activities, and stress affect your energy levels2.
  5. Wheelchair Mode: Tailored for wheelchair users, track daily pushes, receive weight shift alerts, and access wheelchair-specific sports apps and workouts. Existing algorithms have been fine-tuned to provide more meaningful insights for wheelchair users.
  6. Workout Benefit and Recovery Time: Gain a better understanding of how each workout impacts your body and determine the necessary recovery time for taking on new fitness challenges.
  7. Rate of Perceived Exertion: Record the intensity and perception of difficulty during your workouts.
  8. Interval Creation: Create interval workouts for running and cycling activities directly on the watch.
  9. Meditation Activity: Follow guided meditation practices to reduce stress and anxiety.
  10. Built-in Speaker and Microphone: Make and receive calls from your watch (when paired with a compatible smartphone), and utilize the smartphone’s voice assistant for text message responses. Android users can also view photo messages and respond with the on-watch keyboard.

Why it matters:

  • For Health Enthusiasts: Loaded with extensive health and wellness features, the Venu 3 series ensures users can maintain their well-being effortlessly. With prolonged battery life, users can access critical health metrics 24/7, including heart rate, respiration, Pulse Ox, stress levels, and Body Battery energy levels. During sleep, the Venu 3 series monitors heart rate variability, offering a deeper understanding of overall health and personalized tips to combat jet lag during travel.
  • For Fitness Aficionados: With over 30 pre-installed sports apps, users can easily track various activities, from walking and running to cycling, pool swimming, and workouts tailored for wheelchair users. Additionally, the Venu 3 series provides access to preloaded animated workouts for strength training, HIIT, Pilates, and yoga. Users can even create custom workouts from a library of 1,600 exercises in the Garmin Connect™ app. For those preparing for a 5K or longer races, free Garmin Coach adaptive training plans are available. The watch also monitors daily steps, calorie expenditure, floors climbed, moderate and vigorous intensity minutes, VO2 max during running or cycling, and cycling power in watts (when paired with a compatible power meter or indoor bike).
  • For Those On the Go: Stay connected seamlessly with the Venu 3 series, even while on the move. Apart from making and receiving calls directly from the watch, users can receive emails, texts, and alerts when paired with their compatible smartphone. Safety and tracking features provide peace of mind by sharing the user’s live location with chosen emergency contacts in case of unsafe situations or incidents3. Garmin Pay™ contactless payments make shopping and transit payments effortless4. Users can also download and enjoy music from Spotify®, Amazon Music, and Deezer (subscription required) for a phone-free listening experience. The watch offers a wide range of downloadable apps, watch faces, and more from the Connect IQ™ Store or smartphone app.

The Venu 3 and Venu 3S GPS smartwatches are now available for purchase, with a suggested retail price starting at ₱28,250. These extraordinary wearables are poised to redefine the way individuals approach their health and fitness journeys.

Carl Lamiel
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