This year at the CES, Gamin released their smartwatch Venu 2 Plus, which is the latest in the Venu lineup. The Venu 2 plus has some critical upgrades compared to its predecessor, making it one of the best smartwatches available both in terms of design and features. Nevertheless, both Garmin and Samsung are leaders in the smartwatch industry, and their latest releases are strong contenders to be on your wishlist. This post is all about an in-depth comparison between the Garmin Venu 2 Plus vs. Galaxy Watch 4, where we’ll look into their key features to help you decide which one is better for you. So, let’s get started.
Starting with the design, The Venu 2 plus comes in larger size compared to the original Venu 2. Both the Venu 2 plus and Galaxy Watch 4 are made from Stainless Steel and also include a fiber-reinforced polymer and silicon band. However, the users can adjust bands to fit their style. In terms of colors, the Veno 2 plus offers more variation and beautiful colors than Galaxy Watch 4.
A key feature to compare when looking at smartwatches is the quality of the watch display. With the latest technology, smartwatches also provide the best display quality for color and brightness.
Both smartwatches come with an always-on AMOLED display, but the Galaxy Watch 4 has a larger display and resolution for more accurate color. The Venu 2 plus has 416 x 416 resolution, whereas Galaxy Watch 4 offers a bit more resolution. Both screens are also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. However, the Galaxy Watch 4 comes in two versions, one is the classic version and another one is the standard version. In the standard version, you will get a touch bezel and in the classic version, you will get a physical bezel to control your smartwatch. The classic version also has a rugged design to resist drop, shock, and more.
Fitness and Health
Smartwatches are also an excellent tool for tracking health and fitness, allowing you to see how well your body is performing on a daily basis.
The Garmin Venu 2 plus and Galaxy Watch 4 offer almost similar health and fitness features. They both have a heart rate sensor, sleep tracker, sports mode, and many more. But the Galaxy Watch 4 offers extra health and fitness features like ECG and bioelectrical impedance analysis for measuring your body composition.
Though Garmin Venu 2 plus doesn’t offer these features, it comes with features like Health Snapshot, Hydration Tracking, which will record key stats, including Heart rate and daily fluid intake as a reminder to stay hydrated.
There are many smartwatch features that are always important to compare when looking at different watches. These include GPS, communication, timers, and general features that improve everyday life for the users.
If you are looking at the full range of smartwatch features, the Garmin Venu 2 plus might not be the watch for you. It does offer contactless payment with Garmin Pay, and users also can stream music from Spotify and Amazon Music, but you can’t access any third-party apps. However, this watch has an additional third button on the right side of the device to customize a bunch of things. It also comes with a built-in speaker and microphone to receive and make calls.
The Venu 2 plus also comes with voice assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, and Samsung Bixby, which might not be a new feature for many smartwatches. Whereas the Galaxy Watch 4 already has everything that you need. It comes with a complete smartwatch experience, including LTE connectivity, third-party apps, music streaming, and contactless card payments, but the bad news is you can not use it with your IOS devices.
Charging time and battery life is imperative features to look for when buying a smartwatch. Because charging them frequently might be annoying for some users, especially when you are on a trip.
Garmin Venu 2 plus offers up to 9 hours in smartwatch mode and up to 24 hours in GPS mode. It seems like they increased the battery life in GPS mode to give you more accurate information compared to the previous Venu 2 models. On the other hand, Galaxy Watch 4’s battery will allow you to use it for up to 2 days with mixed-use. If you use the GPS more constantly, the watch might run out quicker. So, in terms of battery life, the Garmin Venu 2 plus will provide you longer battery life compared to Galaxy Watch 4.
Price is something you should worry about when smartwatches have almost the same features.
The Venu 2 plus comes in 449.99 US Dollars, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 standard edition comes in 249.99 US Dollars and the classic edition comes in 349.99 US Dollars. So, it seems Samsung is offering more to their consumers even at a lower price.
The Garmin Venu 2 plus and Galaxy Watch 4 both offer a range of high-tech features and premium services. However, there are some key differences between both watches. For sports, fitness tracking, and GPS features, Venu 2 plus works accurately. However, if you are a solid Android user, then Galaxy Watch 4 is better for its display with the Latest WearOS, Navigation, and Health sensors like ECG, BIM.