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Apple Watch Series 7 VS Garmin Venu 2 Plus: Features, Differences and Price

Garmin is one of the benchmark brands in the sports watch sector. Their proposals are characterized by being rugged, deliver accurate results and long battery lifewhich allows you to use them for many hours in intensive sports activities even with the GPS function activated.

Many of these offerings lack smartwatch features like the apple watch Series 7, the company’s most advanced “smart” watch. Except for the Garmin Venu 2 Plus, a model that combines the best of smartwatches with the best of sports watches. We put these two devices face to face to see its features, differences and prices.

Features Apple Watch Series 7 and Garmin Venu 2 Plus

specifications Apple Watch Series 7

Garmin Venu2 Plus

Dimensions and weight

41mm (41 x 35 x 10.7mm and 32 grams) and 45mm (45 x 38 x 10.7mm and 38.8 grams)

43.6 x 43.6 x 12.6 mm and 51 grams

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1.69 inch (41mm) and 1.9 inch (45mm) Retina LTPO OLED

1.30 inch AMOLED

RAM | Processor

apple s7 dual core

Storage

1GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC 5.1 internal storage

Up to 650 songs | 200 hours of activity data

connectivity

Dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS and BDS) and NFC

Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi, GPS (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO) and NFC

sensors

Accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate (3rd generation), barometer, always-on altimeter, compass, SpO2 and VO2max. USB support

Garmin Elevate heart rate monitor, barometric altimeter, compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, thermometer (requires temperature sensor), ambient light sensor, and pulse oximetry acclimation

Drums

Rechargeable, up to 18 hours of battery life (depending on use)

Smartwatch mode: up to 9 days | Energy-saving smartwatch mode: up to 10 days | GPS mode with music: up to 8 hours | GPS mode without music: up to 24 hours

Others

4G option, Blood Oxygen app, ECG app, high or low heart rate notifications, irregular rhythm warning, emergency SOS, international emergency calls, fall detection, noise control, Apple Pay

Constant heart rate measurement, Body Battery energy monitor, advanced sleep measurement, Garmin Pay, incident detection during specific activities, automatic repetition counting, HIIT, Yoga, Pilates and strength training

Price

From €429.00

€449.99

Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS) – 41mm Midnight Aluminum Case – Midnight Sport Band – One Size

Garmin Venu 2 Plus Smartwatch AMOLED Display, Unisex Adults, Black

  • Design: we start with the physical appearance. The Garmin Venu 2 Plus bets on a more classic styleAnd it is that any “smart” watch whose screen is circular has that conventional touch that many people prefer. However, the Apple Watch Series 7 has “more personality” with its square display, which is also larger in both sizes. It is also said that square clocks display information better.
  • FilterNote: Apple Watch Series 7 is available in two sizes, 41mm and 45mm. The first has a 1.69-inch screen and the second has a 1.9-inch. The Garmin Venu 2 Plus relies on a 1.30 inch panel. However, the format is different and sizes are harder to compare. In contrast, Apple uses LTPO OLED technology and Garmin uses AMOLED, but the quality of both screens is very good.
  • Processor, RAM and storage: Garmin does not provide data on the processor or the amount of RAM which incorporates the Venu 2 Plus, and as far as storage goes, he comments that it can hold up to 650 songs and around 200 hours of activity data. Apple is more transparent with the Series 7, mentioning the dual-core S7 chip, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. 32GB is enough for many songs, podcasts, audiobooks and apps.
  • connectivity: Both devices are very similar at this point, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC connectivity for mobile payments; Apple Pay on the Series 7 and Garmin Pay on the Venu 2 Plus. However, the Garmin has ANT+a technology used in heart rate or chest cadence sensors, among others.
  • sensors: another aspect in which they coincide a lot, although in the Apple Watch Series 7 there is an ECG for ECG and UWB support.
  • Drums: One of the biggest criticisms of the Apple Watch and which Apple is asked to improve with each new generation is the autonomy. Your smartwatch lasts an average of a day and a half per charge. Although a step forward has been taken in the charging of the Series 7, which is now faster, greater autonomy is requested to be able to use it in more exhaustive physical activities, such as marathons, routes of mountain of several hours, etc. The Garmin Venu 2 Plus offers up to nine days of battery life in smartwatch mode and in GPS mode without music it lasts up to 24 hours.
  • Sports: The Garmin Venu 2 Plus has Over 25 pre-installed sports apps and HIIT, Yoga, Pilates and strength training of the wrist. The Apple Watch Series 7 has the Workout app and for a while the Fitness+ subscription with workouts updated weekly using a iPhoneiPad or Apple TV.
  • “Smart” Features: The Apple Watch is a smartwatch with sports and health functions. The Garmin Venu 2 Plus could be considered a hybrid and takes the best of both worlds: replying to messages, interacting with voice assistants, playing music from Spotify or Amazon Music, NFC payments with Garmin Pay and an app store. However, there aren’t as many apps available or of such quality as on the Apple Watch.
  • Price: both clocks They start at a fairly similar pricethe Garmin Venu 2 Plus being slightly more expensive (449.99 euros), although it is not such a big difference to consider it a negative point, and it can be found on sale in several stores at a price more competitive compared to the Apple Watch Series 7 (429 euros).

Apple Watch Series 7 VS Garmin Venu 2 Plus, which one to buy?

This is a decision that can be complicated. Apple Watch Series 7 fits seamlessly into the Apple ecosystem, but requires an iPhone. Yes the Garmin Venu 2 Plus works with iOS and android without there being any important features that are not available using one operating system or another.

Garmin has a lot of weight in the sports sector and its watches are a benchmark for recording physical activity. Also, there is the point of the battery: up to nine days per charge is plenty, enough to make you forget you have to recharge it. And if we are going to use it for long-lasting sports activities with GPS, it is a more suitable option than the Apple Watch Series 7.

Unless you need the ECG for ECGs or an extensive app store, with the Garmin Venu 2 Plus we are not tied to Apple and can switch between platforms without fear. But if you’re an avid iOS user, have no interest in Android, and play sports but don’t go on very long rides, you might be fine with Apple’s proposal.

Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS) - 41mm Midnight Aluminum Case - Midnight Sport Band - One Size

Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS) – 41mm Midnight Aluminum Case – Midnight Sport Band – One Size

Garmin Venu 2 Plus Smartwatch AMOLED Display, Unisex Adults, Black

Garmin Venu 2 Plus Smartwatch AMOLED Display, Unisex Adults, Black

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