This is just a super-quick post to let ya know of a new long-form video I just posted. This one is a complete tutorial on using the watch. A blend between my usual ‘user interface & menu deep-dives’ and a beginner’s guide. I’ve been doing user interface guides for years, but have more recently started tweaking them very slightly to be useful more as a tutorial with tips and tricks, rather than just showing all the pieces in the menu. In other words, it’s a video version of my very long-form written reviews. Whereas my typical YouTube “Reviews” are faster paced focused more specifically on what’s new and how well it works.
As such user guides/tutorials are all at a bit slower pace than my usual videos – which means a roughly regular conversational pace understandable for most humans. 🙂
The focus/camera in the video is almost exclusively on the watch, and how to use all the features in it, including all of the newer features. The video is divided up into a bunch of YouTube chapters, so you can find the part that’s most interesting – or, just start from the beginning. And, for those more geeky, it’s worthwhile checking out the ‘Making Phone Calls from the Wrist’ section, as DesFit and I actually do a Venu 2 Plus to Venu 2 Plus wrist to wrist phone call while 5,000 miles apart.
Here’s all the sections, with clickable links that take you directly to that chapter marker:
0:46 The Hardware Basics
3:27 Watch faces & Display Modes
5:28 Widgets & Activity Data
8:48 Health Snapshots
10:07 Sport Mode Details & Customization
16:42 Post-Workout Data
17:32 Voice Assistants
18:57 Music & Speaker Quality
20:16 Making Phone Calls From Wrist (Demo/Test)
22:55 Emergency Assistance & Safety
25:49 Leftover Quick Tips & Tidbits
And technically speaking, virtually everything here except the Voice Assistance, Speaker, and Phone Call sections applies to the original Venu 2/2S too.
As always, if you’ve got suggestions for topic areas to cover in future user interface guides/tutorials (or any other idea for that matter), then definitely drop a note below! I’ve tried to find the balance between what most folks are probably looking to understand, versus the uber-geeky details. Maybe I just need to make a “Geeks Guide” too…
In any case – thanks for watching and reading!