Analysis and handling of the venu from Garmin.

Foreword

Connected watches have become powerful. There is always a new version of a watch a few weeks or months apart, and faced with the number of possible choices, it is complicated to find your way around.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Screen size
Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

The watch that tells you about your health?

For several years now, Garmin has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
The venu is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this venu is no exception.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.It is possible to analyze and interpret the movements of daily life.This connected watch will, by monitoring your steps and arm movements, be able to establish the number of calories you will burn.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

Interesting for everyday life?

Do you need a smart watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.This is precisely what the venu test shows.
The model designed by Garmin offers an entry-level product.It is one of the worst models available on the market today.
The manufacturer even announces a service life of 14 days.
This model comes standard with GPS.Some users will never use it.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
Please note that when it comes to taking your shower, it is not waterproof.
The manufacturer has chosen a round screen on this new version.You can also, if you wish, choose from a large selection of multicoloured bracelets.You personalize the look and style of the watch to suit your taste.
The screen is protected by reinforced glass.There’s nothing more annoying than seeing a crack after a slight shock.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.That wasn’t planned here.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.And as far as the venu is concerned, here’s the thing.
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.

If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.

The right choice for downloading applications?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
This watch works with a specific operating system, making it impossible to add new applications.Only those installed by default are available.
With its large 1.6-inch screen, information is clearly displayed.And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

Finally, The venu…

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
Here’s the highlight of this connected watch:
– Screen size
The few weak points could be:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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