Garmin Launch Venu Sq Smartwatch But You Will Pay More In OZ
Garmin who is fifth in the smartwatch market behind the likes of Samsung, Apple and Chinese brand Huawei has launched what looks like an Apple knock off designed watch and they are expecting Australians to pay a premium price.
Called the Garmin Venu Sq it’s a trimmed down version of the premium Venu smartwatch launched last year.
This new model takes a detour from the round shape used by the Venu to feature a square-shaped design reminiscent of the Apple Watch series.
The watch has 1.3”-inch display weighs 37.6 grams and has a thickness of 11.5mm.
Garmin has downgraded from 390 x 390 pixels to 240 x 240 pixels, it does have an aluminium frame and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
As for battery life Garmin claims it can remain on for up to six days on a single charge but when the GPS mode is turned on, the battery only lasts 14 hours.
Apart from GPS, the watch also comes with all-day health monitoring capabilities which do suck battery life. It also measures sleep, menstrual cycle, and stress tracking.
There is also a Pulse Ox sensor which keeps an eye on your blood oxygen saturation levels.
The Garmin Venu Sq is selling on the Companies Australian site for $329.
The US Amazon web site price is $199 or US$282.96 a difference of $47
There is also a Venu Sq Music Edition which comes with phone-free listening support and on-device music storage which allows users to download songs and playlists from a number of different services, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer included, for easy access on your wrist.
This model is priced at $249.99 or $354 Australian on the Amazon US site and on the Australian Garmin site at $429 a difference of $75.
It is available in light sand/rose gold, navy/light gold, moss/slate, and black/slate colours.