With a unique design, clear AMOLED display, and impressive battery life, the Garmin Venu range has cemented itself as an all-around winner. But will we be meeting a Garmin Venu 3 anytime soon?
The Venu range hasn’t seen an update since January 2022 with the Venu 2 Plus, and fans have waited nearly a year for a new release. It was one of the first touchscreens watches from Garmin and offered a lower entry point in the Garmin world. If the brand follows the same pattern, we could be seeing a new Venu model at summer of 2023. Perhaps Garmin will treat us to a surprise launch! The release date might soon be published.
The Venu 3 is mid-range offering from Garmin that sits between the 255 focused on running and the Vivoactive 4/5 ($250-300) on the one hand and the Fenix 7/Epic range ($700-1200), sports-focused, high-end watches on the other hand. We expect the new Venu 3 price to be around $400. Its main advantages are the graphic features on the AMOLED screen. It will eventually sit between the Fenix 8 and lower-end future Vivoactive 5 range.
It will be a good-looking, feature-rich midrange Garmin smartwatch. We expect it to fully incorporate the microphone and voice assistant features already present in the 2 Plus so you can expect to be able to make and receive calls with this watch. This 2-way communication feature is a strong plus for the Venu range and is perhaps now what makes it unique!
If you’re a fan of the Venu range, keep reading. We’re exploring some of the potential features and upgrades for this smartwatch. Let’s get into it!
Was Garmin’s leak about the Venu 3 on purpose?
As we follow all online updates and rumors about the new Garmin watches to be released, we might have come across an interesting leak about the Garmin Venu 3.
Was this a mistake, or a brilliant marketing gimmick? In any case, we are happy to bring our conclusions and predictions for this new release.
Garmin Venu 3 Possible New Features
Interested in the next Venu generation? Here are our predictions for the third smartwatch.
If there’s anything you’d like to see, let us know in the comments!
Venu 3 Design
If there’s one aspect of the Venu range that works well, it’s the signature design. This fitness watch offers a signature circular watch face with an immense range of distinct design options. Users can choose between chic rose gold, silver, and gray models. Square watch faces are also available – part of the Venu Sq range.
The Venu 2 display already offers a beautiful screen with an impressive easy-to-read format, allowing users to use their watch in bright sunlight and darkness. Three sizes are available (45mm, 43mm, and 40mm), so you won’t have to worry about fit when purchasing. We can’t see the design being heavily altered, as Garmin already provides extensive choice. However, we may see a larger display-to-watch ratio, copying Apple’s Watch 7 increase.
With the release of the Garmin Vivomove Trend and its wireless charging function, we believe that Garmin will carry out this feature in its next releases as well. After the positive feedback for the wireless charging, it only makes sense that Garmin will carry on with this success.
A New Stronger and Brighter Display
The screen type will remain AMOLED in the Venu 3 as that works well and is a well-accepted feature of this watch. We think it’s also the main reason customers choose this watch over other models.
Venu 2 uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Some people wish to have better screen glass. That is a feature that could naturally evolve as we see newer models. We expect to see a glass that is stronger, more durable, and resistant to scratches.
In terms of the button layout, since Venu 2 is already a defined touch model we don’t see that changing so expect Garmin to keep the subtle two-button design.
As the Venu 2 comes with the Sq (Square) option, we predict that the Garmin Venu 3 will have this option as well, for approximately 25% of the Superwatches users prefer the square design for their watch.
The Venu range offers many fitness features, including GPS tracking for any distance sports. However, many Garmin Venu 2 users have complained about the inaccuracy of the watch’s GPS tracking. We expect that to change.
With this in mind, we hope to see an improved GPS that offers precise routes and recorded activities on the next model. Nothing’s more frustrating than faulty GPS!
Fitness & Health Improvements with Venu 3
Garmin has always put fitness first, and the Venu range is a clear example of this priority.
The current Venu range provides pace, calories, 25 sports apps, women’s health tracking, and even coaching. The Venu 2 even offers Pulse Ox sensors, hydration tracking, and stress tracking – ideal for getting to know your body. We also expect many improvements in the coaching section. Future Garmin watches are expected to excel in providing training support and visual guidance.
Will the new Venu 3 have the wishful feature of tracking and analyzing our Tennis strokes? Our Tennis users would very much want to see this option.
Similar to the design, we’re already pretty satisfied with this wearable’s fitness and health features, but there’s always room for improvement on the Garmin Venu 3! Suggestions from users include added nap periods to sleep tracking, improved calorie tracking, and more sports modes – such as trail running.
On top of all these advanced Health features, we see an increase in demand for Blood Pressure monitoring. Combining technology and Artificial intelligence with the smart sensors and Algorithms of Smart Watches today, it only makes sense that some users wish for ECG and Blood Pressure monitoring capabilities. But that remains to be seen and isn’t that likely because the Venu is usually an advanced all-rounder rather than health-focused. The US FDA has recently approved the Garmin Venu 2 Plus to show ECG readings. This is done by connecting to the ECG APP and working with Garmin Connect. This feature is only available in the USA. So if you want to connect your Venu 2 Plus to this feature, you can only download it in the US. The Garmin Venu 2 Plus is the only Garmin Smartwatch that can read ECG at the moment. This is due to the optical sensor ring added to the watch’s sensors. We believe that Garmin will enroll this feature in Venu 3 as well.
Focus on Battery Life
Finally, another critical feature of any smartwatch is its battery life.
Unfortunately, the Venu range has always had a shorter life span, with users needing to charge the wearable daily. The Venu 2 battery lasts approximately 22 hours with GPS on and up to 11 days otherwise (Without using always on). Users have complained about significant battery drainage since the SW 9.17 update.
We hope to see longer battery life on the Garmin Venu 3 and better battery management, but with innovative features (such as Pulse Ox and GPS), it’s unlikely this will happen, but there will be some improvements. High-tech tools are battery killers, so those who want a longer battery span might need to opt for a simple watch.
The Garmin Venu 3 could shake up the smartwatch market and compete with big names. We expect new features and better materials overall. However, there’s still no confirmation that we’ll meet this smartwatch soon. Hopefully, we’ll catch a glimpse of the next model before 2022 is up!
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Last Updated on April 21, 2023
Isobel is a freelance copy and content writer who regularly contributes to Superwatches. Well-versed in all the ins and outs of the smartwatch industry. Isobel specializes in Fashion and design and is a First Class fashion design graduate.
Currently lives in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.