This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Garmin, a leading GPS watch company, will release the VENU SQ and VENU SQ Music, two entry-level GPS smartwatches with Suica support, on December 3. The VENU SQ will be priced at 24,800 yen and the VENU SQ Music at 28,800 yen (each excluding tax), and pre-orders will begin on November 26, according to the company.
The current VENU series has a round bezel, but the VENU SQ has a square shape, which is unusual for Garmin's smartwatch. It's also affordable among Garmin's GPS watches because it's an entry-level model.
Nevertheless, the basic functions are solid, and the 1.3-inch (240x240) LCD panel is touch-enabled. As well as various fitness functions, you can also measure your heart rate and sleep measurements. It is water-resistant to 5 atm and can be used for swimming.
VENU SQ Music allows users to download songs and playlists from streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon Music, and Line Music locally. It can store up to 500 songs, according to the company.
And best of all, despite being an entry-level model, the two models feature touchless payment and Suica with Garmin Pay.
The battery life is about six days in smartwatch mode without GPS and about 14 hours with GPS, while VENU SQ Music has a battery life of about six hours with GPS plus music playback, which should be enough for a full marathon.
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