Garmin Venu 2 vs Venu 2 Plus

The Garmin Venu 2 Plus is the new and upgraded version of the Venu 2 with the main hardware difference being the addition of a microphone and speaker. The Venu 2 only had a beeper. This new hardware enables the user to use new voice functionality from the smartwatch.

The release date for the Garmin Venu 2 Plus was on 4.1.2022. The Garmin press release for the Venu 2 Plus can be found here.

Garmin Venu 2 Plus Differences compared to Venu 2

  • The Venu 2 Plus release date price is 449 USD compared to 349 USD for the Venu 2 on sale currently. For current prices check the links below
  • The Venu 2 Plus has a speaker and microphone instead of a beeper
  • The Venu 2 Plus has three buttons instead of two
  • The Venu2 Plus has a battery life of 9 days in smartwatchmode instead of 11 days on the Venu 2
  • The Venu 2 Plus bezel diameter is 43.6mm instead of 45.4mm on the Venu 2 or 40.4mm on the Venu 2S
  • The Venu 2 Plus quick release bands are 20mm instead of 22mm on the Venu 2 or 18mm on the Venu 2S
  • The Venu 2 Plus has BLUETOOTH phone calling and voice assistant support for Android and iPhone

Phone calls from the wrist: Enables making and taking phone calls with the press of a button. The Venu 2 Plus is not an LTE watch so you do need to be in the range of your smartphone.

Voice assistant control: Compatible with Siri, Google Assistant or Bixby, users can use their smartphone’s voice assistant to send texts, ask questions, control compatible smart home devices, and more.

You can check the comparison on via this link.

The Garmin Venu 2 was released in April 2021.

The Garmin Vivoative 4 was released in September 2019.

The Venu 2 Plus manual can be found here in pdf format.

The Venu 2 Plus online manual can be found here.


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