Garmin Venu Sq Music vs Venu – The Differences Compared

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Last Updated on December 28, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Garmin recently released the Venu Sq which is a lower-end to the Venu that was released last year alongside Vivoactive 4. Venu Sq is a fitness-focused smartwatch like Venu, but lacks an altimeter, AMOLED display, and animated workout modes. In this post, I compare the differences between Garmin Venu Sq vs Venu, so you can make a more informed decision.

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Garmin Venu Sq vs Venu Full Specifications Compared

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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Battery:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Features:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Price:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Price:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Venu SqGarmin Venu
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorGarmin Vivoactive 3 MusicGarmin Vivoactive 3 Music
Successor----
Released dateSeptember, 2020September, 2019
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeLCDAMOLED
Display size1.3 inches1.2 inch
Display resolution240 x 240 pixels390 x 390 pixels
Pixel density----
Input typeTouchscreen plus 2 physical buttonTouchscreen plus 2 physical button
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension40.6 x 37.0 x 11.5 mm43.2 x 43.2 x 12.4 mm
Weight37.6 grams46.3 grams
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymerFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Strap/band materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialFiber-reinforced polymerStainless steel
Strap size20mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Venu Sq Music
Black
Light-gold/navy
Rose-gold/tan
Slate/moss

Venu Sq Standard
Black
Light-gold/white
Orchid purple
Gold/black
Rose gold/tan
Silver/dark gray
Black/black

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LE, ANT+Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE, ANT+
Bluetooth callingNoNo
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedNoYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingYesYes
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoYes
Triathlon modeYesYes
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety trackingYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassYesYes
Gyroscope NoYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse OximeterYesYes
ECGNoNo
ThermometerYesYes
Other sensors----

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OSProprietary OS
Chipset----
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity ----
Battery lifeSmartwatch mode: Up to 6 days

GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 5 days

GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
Charging typeUSB charging cableUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control camera__Yes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYesYes

MISC

Payment systemGarmin payGarmin pay
Compatibility Android and iOS
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Android and iOS
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Companion appGarmin connect IQ storeGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 20mm
Voice commandNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Venu SqGarmin Venu
StrapsStraps
USB charging cableUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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The Differences?

The difference between Garmin Venu Sq and Venu is that the latter has a round shape compared to Venu Sq with a rectangular shape. Venu also has an AMOLED display compared to the LCD of Venu Sq and has a more durable stainless steel bezel compared to the anodized aluminum bezel of Venu Sq. Venu also features animated workout modes and can count floors climbed which Venu Sq lacks. In other words, Venu is a more comprehensive smartwatch than Venu Sq.

Garmin Venu Sq vs Venu Features Compared


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