Garmin releases Venu 3 and Venu 3S smartwatches

Garmin has released Venu 3 and Venu 3S smartwatches on 30th August 2023. The 3rd generation Venu smartwatches come with a lot of new additions to Garmin apps.

Garmin Venu 3 and Venu 3S succeed the Venu 2 series smartwatches and the Venu 2 Plus series smartwatches. Venu 2 Plus smartwatch was released in January 2022.

In more ways than one, Venu 3 and Venu 3S cater to the lifestyle smartwatch segment. The Venu 3 and Venu 3S watches differ in size. However, the core functionality of both watches remains unchanged.


The Venu 3 series uses an AMOLED display to offer a clearer and brighter display experience. There has been a marginal improvement in the battery backup when you compare it with the backup offered by the Venu 2 Plus.

Both watches use the 3rd generation Corning Gorilla Glass in the display lens.

The Venu 3 series has a 1.4″ inch display with 454 x 454 pixels of display resolution. The Venu 3S series has a 1.2″ display or 30 mm display with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels. Both watches feature an ambient light sensor to alter the screen brightness in terms of backlit surroundings.

Software improvements

Most advancements in the Venu 3 and Venu 3S have been made in the software and the various apps that are offered in the latest smartwatches.

Venu 3 and Venu 3S come with a wheelchair mode to help wheelchair users track pushes and moves all through the way. There is even a wheelchair workout to help wheelchair users.

New apps have been added for meditation, sleep coaching, and nap detection. The generic health tracking features remain intact on the Venu 3 and Venu 3S. Some of these features include continuous heart rate tracking and blood oxygenation monitoring.

Garmin Venu 3

Venu 3 and Venu 3S features

Both watches carry a 5 ATM or 50-meter water resistance rating. The watches come with an in-built profile for pool swimming.

There is an 8GB internal storage on both watch variants. Full music functionality has been provided in Venu 3 and Venu 3S. You could even listen to music offline using a Spotify or a Deezer premium subscription.

The biggest disappointment with Venu 3 and Venu 3S is the lack of a Garmin ECG app in the watches. We expected the Garmin ECG app to be a part of the standard features of Venu 3 and Venu 3S. These expectations were based on the availability of the Garmin ECG app in the Venu 2 Plus smartwatch.

However, the Garmin ECG app is not available in Venu 3 or Venu 3S as of now. It is not clear if the Garmin ECG app may be added to the Venu 3 and Venu 3S in a later product refresh or product update.

Venu 3 and Venu 3S support GPS, GLONASS, and GALILEO satellite systems. But, there is no multi-band capability in either smartwatch.

In terms of wireless connectivity, Venu 3 and Venu 3S support ANT+, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Incident detection for select activities is available on Venu 3 and Venu 3S smartwatches.


Venu 3 features a bigger battery and provides a longer battery backup of up to 14 days in the smartwatch mode. The watch also features a battery saver mode with a battery backup of up to 26 days.

You could go from zero-battery to full-battery charge in less than 2 hours of fast charging on a Garmin Venu 3 and Venu 3S smartwatches.

The watches come with Garmin’s proprietary wire charger.


Garmin Venu 3 and Venu 3S are available for a list price of $449.99. While the Venu 3 is a 45 mm smartwatch, the Venu 3S is a 41 mm smartwatch.

The price point of Venu 3 and Venu 2 Plus is identical.

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Helen Kurt - Contributor on TECHEPAGES.COM. Reach me on email.

Helen Kurt is a geeky nerd who loves to cover the wearables space. She has over 5 years of experience in the smartwatch domain. You can reach her on email at [email protected].