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Garmin Venu and Vivoactive 4 smartwatches launched in India, prices start at Rs 32,590

On: December 7, 2019

Smart wearables manufacturer Garmin has launched two new smartwatches in India. The latest offerings from the brand include the Garmin Venu and Vivoactive 4. The former is the company’s first smartwatch with an AMOLED display panel, while the latter offers 24/7 health monitoring features. Both the Garmin Venu and Vivoactive 4 smartwatches come with almost the same set of specifications and features. Garmin says that its new wearables are built to impress the users by providing enhanced health and wellness monitoring features and improved battery life. Let’s take a look at the smartwatches below. 

The Garmin Venu comes with an AMOLED display, making it the first smartwatch from the brand to offer this feature 

Garmin Venu and Vivoactive 4 specifications

Both the Garmin Venu and Vivoactive 4 feature a circular display. The former comes with a 1.2-inch display with AMOLED panel on the top. On the other hand, the Vivoactive 4 has a 1.3-inch screen in a 45mm diameter. Both the devices are equipped with the Chroma Display technology that is always-on and readable in sunlight and easy to see in any lighting. The wrist bands of the wearables are interchangeable as per user’s choice of the band. Both the devices are water-resistant up to 5ATM. The Garmin Venu is offered in four colour options – Granite Blue with Silver hardware, Black with Slate hardware, Light sand with Rose Gold hardware, and Black with Gold hardware. The Vivoactive 4 can be availed in Shadow Gray/Silver and Black/Slate colours. 

Coming to the health-centric features, the Garmin Venu and Vivoactive 4 offer more than 40 on-device animated workouts for strength training, cardio, yoga and pilates. The devices come with a virtual personal trainer and are compatible with the Garmin Coach. The Garmin Venu and Vivoactive 4 are equipped with various health monitoring features and support for tracking activities. These include advance sleep with Pulse Ox, respiration tracking, hydration tracking, abnormal heart rate alerts, menstrual cycle tracking, and stress tracking with relaxed reminders. Both the smartwatches come with Body Battery feature allowing the user to monitor their energy levels and let them decide when to work out and when to rest. There is also safety tracking that detects any incidents during select activities and sends a real-time location to emergency contacts. 

Garmin Vivoactive 4 offers 24/7 health monitoring feature 

As for user-convenience, both the Garmin Venu and Vivoactive 4 display smart notifications like incoming calls, messages, emails, social media updates, calendar reminders and more. Android users can also reply to text messages from the smartwatch. The smartwatches come with inbuilt storage space for 500 songs and users can also use streaming platforms like Spotify and Deezer to listen via a Bluetooth headset. The watch faces are customisable using the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone.

The Garmin Venu is claimed to deliver a battery life lasting up to five days in the regular smartwatch mode and up to six hours with GPS and music playback turned on. The Vivoactive 4, on the other hand, promises up to eight days of battery life in the smartwatch mode and up to six hours while tracking GPS activity and playing music. 

Garmin Venu and Vivoactive 4 price in India

As for the pricing, the Garmin Venu is priced at Rs 37,490, while the Vivoactive 4 carries a price tag of Rs 32,590. Both the smartwatches will be exclusively available on Amazon India till December 15th. Post the date, they can also be purchased on other e-commerce portals and leading offline retailers across the country, including the Garmin stores. 

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Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.