Garmin Venu Sq, Venu Sq Music Edition Smartwatch With 6-Day Battery Life, Health Monitoring Features Launched in India

first_imgGarmin Venu Sq and Garmin Venu Sq Music Edition smartwatch has been launched in India. The Venu Sq series has over 20 inbuilt sports apps, health monitoring features including advanced sleep, and supports GPS. The smartwatch series have a battery life of up to six days in smartwatch mode and up to 14 hours in GPS mode. Venu Sq Music Edition comes with onboard music storage. The wearables were launched internationally in September and are now available in India as well.Garmin Venu Sq, Venu Sq Music Edition priceGarmin Venu Sq is priced at Rs. 21,090 in India, while the Garmin Venu Sq Music Edition is priced at Rs. 26,290. The smartwatches by Garmin are already available in the Garmin retail stores and will be available everywhere else, including e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Paytm Mall, and Tata CliQ soon. They will also be available in the following retail stores: Helios watch stores, Garmin stores, Just in Time, Lifestyle, Kamal Watch, and Malabar Watch.- Advertisement – Garmin Venu Sq Music Edition comes with onboard storage to save music tracks that you can directly listen to without using a paired phone. You can download songs and playlists on the smartwatch, including those from third-party services like Amazon Music and Spotify.The wearables come with an Innovative Body Battery energy monitoring feature that lets users monitor their energy levels. There are also preloaded workout options on the watch. Preset workouts can be downloaded from Garmin Connect that can also be customised as needed. The Venu Sq series is compatible with Garmin Coach, where free training plans are available along with a virtual personal trainer.Garmin Venu Sq series supports smart notifications and Android users can reply to messages directly from the wearable. Garmin Venu Sq smartwatches are compatible with Android and Apple devices. Users can download apps, widgets, watch faces, and more from the Garmin Connect IQ store. They are equipped with safety and tracking features as well.- Advertisement – Garmin Venu Sq is offered in three colour variants – orchid/metallic orchid, white/light gold, and shadow gray/slate. Venu Sq Music Edition, on the other hand, comes in four colour options – light sand/rose gold, navy/light gold, moss/slate, and black/slate.Garmin Venu Sq, Venu Sq Music Edition specifications, featuresBoth the Garmin wearables sport a 1.3-inch colour display. The Venu Sq series have a battery life of up to six days in smartwatch mode and up to 14 hours in GPS mode, as per the company.Garmin Venu Sq and Garmin Venu Sq Music Edition have over 20 inbuilt indoor and outdoor sports apps including yoga, Pilates, running, cycling, strength training, and more. It boasts of health monitoring features such as advanced sleep with pulse oximetry, respiration tracking, abnormal heart rate alerts, menstrual cycle tracking, stress tracking with relax reminders, and hydration tracking.- Advertisement – Are Apple Watch SE, iPad 8th Gen the Perfect ‘Affordable’ Products for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Camp Notes: Syracuse begins training camp, navigates around COVID-19

first_imgThe Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.The media won’t have access to Syracuse’s training camp practices this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the football team is organizing regular Zoom interviews with head coach Dino Babers and select players while also providing film from the Ensley Athletic Center. With “Camp Notes,” The Daily Orange’s beat reporters bring the latest news, observations and analysis as the Orange gear up for an unprecedented 2020 season. Follow along here and on Twitter.Nothing speaks to the uncertainty swirling around college football quite like Syracuse lacking a set game schedule until the first day of training camp. The football team published its 2020 schedule at 9 a.m. on Thursday, hours before the opening practice of camp. The schedule features a road trip to South Bend for Notre Dame, a season opener at North Carolina and a lone nonconference tilt against Liberty.“I knew who we were going to play, I didn’t know when we were going to play them until basically 45 minutes ago,” head coach Dino Babers told reporters around 1 p.m. on Thursday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEven Thursday’s schedule seems like a big question mark. Just take the official NCAA language: “All scheduled games are tentative and the times and dates may change because of the coronavirus. Plans on how, when and if college football games will be played are changing, sometimes daily.” Not exactly reassuring. And without an NBA or NHL-like bubble, with all games played in one location, the season could be perpetually in jeopardy.“I’m confident that we’ll start,” said Andre Cisco, FBS’ active leader in career interceptions. “We’ll definitely get some games in. Anything can happen from there.” When walkthroughs ended around noon, players could at last pore over their tentative schedule. They could also check the Twitter replies for their teammate, Cooper Dawson, the first SU athlete to publicly opt-out of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the current and impending fallouts from COVID-19, Syracuse is preparing for its Sept. 12 season-opener. To get to this point, the Orange wore masks, adhered to social distancing rules, tested often and behaved carefully. SU started voluntary workouts in small groups, called “pods,” to limit contact with each other. The groups grew to include offensive and defensive units and, eventually, the whole team. Unlike many other programs, SU hasn’t made its players’ test results public. But Babers, Cisco and offensive lineman Airon Servais all praised Syracuse’s protocols. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on August 6, 2020 at 6:19 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman “We just finished our 1,200th test,” Babers said. “And I know I’m not allowed to tell you what the number is, but if they were basing a National Championship, Final Four off of COVID testing and who had the lowest number, I really believe we’d be in the Final Four.”Keeping it under controlIf the Orange went to house parties or frequented Marshall Street bars, they might’ve looked more like Rutgers than a team gearing up for a football season. “I’m very happy with the testing results, and we’ll continue to test weekly to make sure our guys are in good standing,” Babers said. “When you look around the country, you just hope everybody else catches up to the standard we’ve set here up at Syracuse.” What happens when all students return to campus is a major concern among SEC athletes, according to The Washington Post. Student-athletes, who have more to gain from testing negative than non-athletes, will likely behave more carefully, but their actions may not matter if their classmates are reckless. As prominent athletes, they have to set an example for the rest of campus by wearing masks and making smart decisions, Servais said. “When the students come back, it’s going to be very hard to keep it all under control,” Cisco said. “So it’s going to take the whole community to stay disciplined to help us work. And on our part, we’re going to have to be very disciplined and choose wisely on where we go and who we hang out with outside the team.” One precaution the team may take during the season is strategically assigning roommates on the road. For instance, Babers would prefer that quarterback Tommy DeVito rooms with someone who’s been extra careful. Positive COVID-19 tests will result in isolations, and those who’ve been in contact with an infected person will undergo a two-week quarantine. The situation is delicate and has clear risks. As of now, Dawson is the Orange’s only player to opt-out of the 2020 season, but Babers said there are others who are contemplating it. The NCAA announced Thursday that colleges and universities must honor the scholarship of any athlete who opts out of the fall season. Divisions and conferences must decide on eligibility rules by Aug. 14. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” Cisco said of opt-outs. “It’s obviously new because of the pandemic. If guys want to exercise that, then that’s on them. I knew Cooper had announced it. It’s what he felt like he had to do. For myself, I haven’t considered it. I just want to play ball.” Roster flexibility, creativity will be keyFor the next two days, Syracuse will be practicing and walking through plays in helmets and shoulder pads. Then, they’ll be a full-go, Babers said, marking many players’ first time donning full pads since SU’s season-finale win over Wake Forest on Nov. 30. During the offseason, Syracuse hired Tony White as its defensive coordinator and Sterlin Gilbert as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Though Cisco said meetings during quarantine have helped the defense grasp White’s 3-3-5 concept, the lack of spring ball is far from ideal. The Orange’s wide receiver group also lost time to mesh with DeVito. Lack of continuity is a disadvantage, Babers said, and he doesn’t know what to expect for Syracuse’s season-opener in Chapel Hill. “Something’s going to happen on Sept. 12. It could be really really good, it could be really, really bad on one or both sides of offense and defense,” Babers said.Babers’ uncertainty of his team’s performance matches that of other college football coaches, who will face challenges in roster management that are unlike anything they’ve experienced. Syracuse’s roster is young, and that comes before any additional opt-outs or seemingly inevitable in-season positive tests. If a cluster of positive tests hits a certain position group, Saturdays could feature a mix of first- and second-stringers. Coaches must be flexible in changing game plans, Babers said.“You’re just going to notice that so-and-so’s not out there and so-and-so’s not out there,” Babers said. “You’ve got to find out if they’re in the bathroom and just going to come out late, or if they’re missing the doggone game. And then you’re going to have to adjust and improvise.” The “next man up” mentality is nothing new for Babers, Servais said. But it could come to an extreme head this year in the worst-case scenario that an outbreak hurts SU’s ability to field a competitive team. The decision to forfeit a game would have to come from someone above him, Babers said. He would have difficulty walking in front of his team and telling them it’s not worth trying. That doomsday scenario is just a hypothetical, but it’s a realistic enough possibility to warrant a question at the first press conference of training camp. Because in 2020, when everything is tentative, an industry as infallible as college football can crumble at any moment.last_img read more