The Garmin Venu is a smartwatch compatible with iOS and Android and includes real-time heart rate monitor, steps, sleep, and calories. It has a touchscreen display with 390 x 390 screen resolution, always-on display capability, on-screen battery indicator, and a wireless non-magnetic charging dock. It has phone notifications, vibration alerts, and inactivity alerts that remind you to move if you are sitting for a long time. It has a find my phone and find my watch feature, can control playback of music stored on your smartphone or on your watch. It can accept and dismiss phone calls from the watch. Has WiFi, GPS and NFC. The manufacturer offers changeable straps and weather at-wrist. It is compatible with optional sensors: Foot Pod, Bike Speed, and Golf Club. It has an underwater wrist-based heart-rate sensor, and can navigate to a saved location and then back to where you started from. It has multi-sport tracking features: walking, running, biking, swimming, and seventeen more selectable from the watch. Its dimensions are 1.9 x 1.7 x 0.5 inches (LxWxD) and it weighs 1.6 ounces.
CellularHas the ability to connect to a cellular network without a smartphone.
Phone compatibilityIndicates which phones, either specific models or the operating system they use that works with the watch.
iOS and Android
Standalone GPSStandalone GPS means you connect to GPS from your watch without bringing your phone with you.
Standalone musicStandalone music means you connect to your headphones from your watch without bringing your phone with you.
NFCA short-range wireless technology that triggers a transaction between the watch and another device, usually by bumping them together. On smartwatches, it’s most often used to initiate the pairing sequence with a new phone or tablet to authorize payments at a retailer’s pay terminal.
WiFiA long-range wireless communication technology that enables a smartwatch to pair with a smartphone and with other devices within a home network or remote location via the Internet.
Heart-rate monitorIndicates what type of heart-rate monitor is used, if at all. The two main types are active and stationary. Stationary heart-rate monitors measure your pulse only at intervals you choose, mostly at rest. Active heart-rate monitors measure your pulse continuously, or automatically at variable intervals.
Display typeTechnology used by the display, such as OLED, AMOLED, Super AMOLED, LCD, or e-paper.
Touch screenIndicates whether the watch can be controlled by touching its display.
Battery lifeClaimed number days, often a range, manufacturer says the watch will function on a charge.
Depth and duration
Depth and durationHow resistant the watch is to submersion in water, as tested by subjecting the device to a water pressure equivalent to the depth the manufacturer claims the smartwatch can withstand.
164 feet for 10 minutes
Crystal typeThe material used to protect the display. Often it’s made of a mineral such as sapphire or quartz, or other materials such as glass or plastic.
Gorilla Glass 3
Case materialPrimary material used to manufacture the case, excluding the display.
DiameterThe diameter of the case, measured to nearest tenth of an inch.
Display sizeSize of the active screen, to the nearest tenth of an inch.
WeightWeight of watch in ounces.
ThicknessThickness of the watch measured to the nearest tenth of an inch.