Friday, July 1

Garmin launches its new Venu 2 Plus and Vívomove Sport watches: they are not for intense athletes, but for anyone

Garmin has in a way the metonymy of smart watches aimed at advanced athletes. Asphalt or trail runners, cyclists, triathletes … are often users of their watches due to the very long duration of their batteries, their precision with the GPS or their software designed for these users, with great importance both for exercise and recovery (did you hear that, Apple Watch?). However, his new watches, the Venu 2 Plus and Vivomove Sport, are aimed at the general user, which until now perhaps preferred less sports-oriented options, such as those of Samsung, Huawei, Apple and company.

The Venu 2 Plus is an evolution of a well-known model, the Venu 2 from last April, which now add both a speaker and a microphone to allow us to talk on the phone through it, or use the voice assistant on our phone, as it integrates with both Siri and Google Assistant as well as with Bixby. The Vívomove Sport, another evolution of an old acquaintance, is a hand watch in which the lower half of the watch is also tactile and has more basic functions.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus and Vívomove Sport data sheet


GARMIN vívomove sport


43,6 x 43,6 x 12,6 mm

51 grams

40 x 40 x 11 mm

33.8 grams


Touch, 416 x 416 pixels

AMOLED, always-on opcional

33mm diameter

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Partial touch with needles

72 x 154 pixels





Not advertised

Not advertised


Up to 650 songs

Up to 200 hours of activity data

Up to 10 activities or 14 days of activity


Up to 9 days in smartwatch mode

Up to 10 days with energy savings

Up to 8 hours GPS with music

Up to 24 hours GPS without music

Up to 5 days in smartwatch mode

Up to 6 days in watch mode



NFC (Garmin Pay)







5 ATM water resistance

5 ATM water resistance


Garmin Elevate heart rate

Sleep Pulse Ox3

Heart rate

Press Ox1


449,99 euros

$ 179.99

A basic model with analog needles, another more advanced with speaker and microphone

Garmin Vívomove Sport

The Garmin Vívomove Sport maintains the peculiarity of its predecessors: it looks like an analog watch when we see its analog hands and its design, but the bottom of the case hides something that will be familiar to fans of the brand: a touch screen that shows basic information about our physical form and “pushes away” the needles so that we can use it. Of course, only when necessary. The rest of the time, it remains hidden and the hands, logically, tell the time without moving away.

This model monitors our breathing, our pulse, heart rate, stress, our sleep with advanced metrics or the energy level of our body in order to contextualize our workouts and understand our load. Allows you to monitor yoga, pilates, strength exercises, treadmill racing, etc. Yes indeed, It does not have a built-in GPS, but rather uses that of our phone when it is connected to it. In this way, it also monitors outdoor workouts, like races or bike rides.

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Second floor they also do the classic counting of calories burned, steps walked, etc. Everything is recorded in the usual application, Garmin Connect. We have not been able to confirm if this model will reach the Spanish market at the time of publishing this article, which we will update as soon as we get a response.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

Garmin Venu 2 Plus

On the other hand, the new Garmin Venu 2 Plus, with its 43mm case, it sits between the previous 40 and 45mm models. However, this is not the main gap that they complete, but rather the inclusion of a microphone and a speaker to be able to call by phone or use the voice assistant of our mobile from the clock itself. This contextualizes the launch of a Plus version just eight months after the previous version arrived.

The battery loses some autonomy compared to its predecessor, although it is still more than generous and notable in the smartwatch market: between eight and nine days depending on whether we use it to play music. Includes the Body Battery function, which evaluates and quantifies our level of training load, necessary recovery time after an activity, etc.

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