Now is the perfect time to move. Featuring a bright color display, the Venu® Sq GPS smartwatch combines daily style with health monitoring and fitness features that inspire you to keep moving. Track your heart rate, sleep, stress, Body Battery™ energy levels and so much more (Garmin devices are not intended to be used as medical devices). Walk, run, ride or choose from more than 20 preloaded apps for indoor or outdoor sports. Never miss a call or text with smart notifications delivered to your wrist (when paired with a compatible smartphone). Breeze through checkout lines and select transit systems with Garmin Pay™ contactless payments (with a supported payment network). Go longer between charges with up to 6 days of battery life. Swim, bike, run — do it all with a smartwatch that uses multiple satellite systems to accurately track your workouts.
Never miss a call, text or social media alert with smart notifications delivered right to your wrist when paired with a compatible Apple iOS of Andriod smartphone
Health Monitoring and Awareness
Health is important to you, so monitor everything from your Body Battery™ energy levels, respiration, hydration and stress to sleep, your menstrual cycle, heart rate and more*
Liquid Crystal Display
See everything clearly on a bright color display that includes an always-on mode, perfect for quick glances
Preloaded Sports Apps
Find new ways to keep moving with more than 20 preloaded sports apps, including walking, running, cycling, mindful breathing, swimming, golf and many more
Workouts and Coaching
Use preloaded workouts that include cardio, yoga, strength and even Pilates, create your own in the Garmin Connect™ app**, or try Garmin Coach free adaptive training plans to help you prepare for your next running challenge
Leave your cash and cards at home; Garmin Pay™ contactless payments (with a supported payment network) let you pay for purchases on the go
Safety and tracking features include incident detection (during select activities) and assistance, both of which send your live location to emergency contacts when paired with a compatible smartphone
Personalize your watch with thousands of free watch faces, apps and widgets from our Connect IQ™ Store (when paired with your computer or compatible smartphone downloaded with the Connect IQ Store app)
Go longer on a single charge with up to 6 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 14 hours in GPS mode
*Garmin devices are not intended to be used as medical devices
**requires app on a compatible smartphone
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
Operating System Compatibility
Android, Apple iOS
Activity vs. inactivity, Cadence, Calories burned, Cycling speed, Laps swam, Duration of exercise, Heart rate, Hours slept, Pace, Speed, Steps taken
Maximum Depth of Water Resistance
Venu® Sq 20mm GPS smartwatch with all-day health monitoring
Bought this as a replacement for my wife's Fitbit. We went through 3 replacements of her Fitbit and finally decided to give it up when the third finally quit working. She loves the color display and with the app it gives her more features to track her activity.
Adaptive Brightness Only. No static brightness set
Functional watch, but the brightness settings kill it for me.
Brightness settings are Low, Med, High. However each one is adaptive brightness. Adaptive brightness should be an option, not mandatory. I struggle to read the screen in low light situations since it brings the brightness of the screen down so much (even on the High setting). If this makes it back to Garmin, this needs to be addressed in a software update. There are forum entries about this for over a year now and still nothing has been done to address it. I don't use adaptive brightness on my phone for the same reason, don't force it onto my watch. Currently unhappy about my purchase.
This is a good smartwatch. I have a Garmin Venu and bought this Garmin Venu SQ for my wife. I love my Venu, but found a major flaw with the SQ; i.e., it is not nearly as scratch resistant. My wife has has this for about 2 weeks and it's already got some permanent scratches on its face.
A:AnswerNo you don't need a smart phone to get the data. However, he could connect it to a compatible computer and using Garmin Express upload the data to Garmin Connect where he will see more information. The readings will show on the watch but Garmin Connect can provide more data.
You may want to go to support.garmin.com where you'll find many helpful FAQ's and video's on the functions of the device. If you need further assistance you can reach out directly to a product support specialist from that page.
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