Does Garmin Venu 2 have Always on Display?

Garmin Venu 2 and Venu 2S do have Always on Display that can be turned off or on as per user discretion. Garmin Venu 2 is one of the best smartwatches that is pitted right next to the Apple Watch 7. Always on Display on the AMOLED display of Venu 2 and 2S will keep the watch face active at all times. The background of the watch face will dim. You will be able to see the time on the watch when the watch display has been set to remain always on. AOD is automatically disabled during your sleep time to conserve battery life and to ensure that the watch face does not hinder your sleep.

Always on Display has a significant impact on the battery life of the Venu 2 and Venu 2S. The battery life goes down to 2 days with Always on Display enabled. Normally, the Venu 2 and 2S battery can easily last 11 days on the smartwatch mode.

Does Garmin Venu 2 have ANT+?

Yes, Garmin Venu 2 does have ANT+ wireless support. Venu 2 and 2S support Bluetooth, ANT+, and WiFI wireless protocols for seamless data connectivity and transfer. Venu 2 and 2S track Heart Rate data on a perpetual basis. This heart rate data can be broadcast through ANT+ to the paired Garmin devices. This is one of the most significant advantages of the ANT+ support on the Venu 2 and Venu 2S smartwatches.

The following ANT+ activities are supported on the Venu 2 and 2S:

  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Gym/Indoor Fitness
  • Health Monitoring

ANT+ can easily support the following:

  • Bike Cadence
  • Bike Lights
  • Bike Radar
  • Bike Speed
  • Bike Speed and Cadence
  • Environment Temperature
  • Foot Speed
  • Speed Count
  • Heart Rate

These capabilities allow Venu 2 and 2S to share data with the paired Garmin devices. The Bike features are especially useful for cycling and biking trips.

Can Garmin Venu 2 answer calls?

Garmin Venu 2 and 2S do not have a speaker and microphone. So, you cannot use the watch to answer calls or make calls through Venu 2 and 2S. However, the Garmin operating system on the Venu 2 and 2S allows you to pick incoming calls when you have paired the watch with an Android smartphone. If you have paired the Venu 2 with an iPhone, you do not have any ability to answer calls, pick calls or make calls.

Garmin Venu 2 can pick an incoming call on the Android smartphone. Incoming call details flash on the Venu 2 watch screen in the form of a contact name or phone number. You can pick the call through the call icon or reject it. The Voice stream will need to be transmitted through the smartphone. On a similar note, you can send replies to text messages through the Garmin Venu 2 and 2S, provided you are using the Android smartphone. So, the bottom line is:

  • Garmin Venu 2 and 2S can pick incoming calls on the Android smartphone. This functionality is unavailable if you use an iPhone with the Garmin Venu 2 and 2S.
  • You can send replies to text messages through Garmin Venu 2 and 2S if the paired smartphone is an Android smartphone. This feature is unavailable if the paired smartphone is an iPhone.

Does Garmin Venu 2 have GPS?

Garmin Venu 2 and 2S have GPS support for the following satellite systems:

  • GPS – The GPS satellite system is owned and operated by the US Government. It has 24 satellites that provide locational data.
  • Galileo – The GPS satellite system is owned and operated by the European Space Agency. It has 26 satellites that are orbiting the earth and offer locational data.
  • GLONASS – This is the GPS satellite system owned and operated by the Russian Government. It has 24 satellites that are orbiting the earth and offer locational data to GPS-capable devices.

Garmin suggests using GPS + Galileo or GPS + GLONASS satellite system as part of GPS configuration. Using two satellite systems in parallel improves the chances of providing accurate locational data. However, it has a downside too. Your battery drains faster on Garmin Venu 2 and 2S devices if you make use of the two GPS satellite systems for locational targeting.

  • Garmin Venu 2 and 2S come with a battery life of 11 days on the smartwatch mode.
  • Venu 2 has a battery life of 22 hours on the GPS mode. This degrades faster if you are making use of two satellite systems for better locational targeting.

GPS should be used during activity tracking as it has a massive impact on the battery life of the Venu 2 and 2S.

Does Garmin Venu 2 have wireless charging?

Garmin Venu 2 does not support wireless charging. Venu 2 is shipped with a USB cable for charging. One end of the USB cable goes into the Venu 2 smartwatch. The other end goes into the charging plug or socket on the wall. On a similar note, Venu 2S does not support wireless charging.

Both smartwatches have a Lithium-ion battery.

Can I wear Garmin Venu 2 in the shower?

Garmin Venu 2 and 2S have a water resistance rating of 5 ATM or 5 Atmospheres. It implies that the Venu 2 and 2S are water-resistant 50 meters below water level. The watch can withstand depth pressure of 5 atmospheres or the depth pressure that exists 165 feet below water level. The water resistance rating of Garmin Venu 2 and 2S implies that you can wear the watch in the shower. There should be no complications in doing so.

5 ATM water resistance rating also implies that the watch is not fit for deep sea diving or snorkeling. On a similar basis, you need to be careful in wearing the watch while swimming in seawater as it may cause damage to the watch body or screen.

Summary

Garmin Venu 2 and 2S smartwatches are value propositions. Both watches come with ANT+ support and GPS support for the world’s leading satellite systems. 5 ATM water resistance rating makes the watch comparable to the Apple Watch 7. AMOLED display with Always on Display capability is a premium feature of the Garmin Venu 2 and Venu 2 smartwatches.

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