CES 2015: Garmin’s smartwatches are ready to roll

January 7, 2015

Company launches their own line of smartwatches.

Garmin is the latest company to introduce wearables to the market and while the company has been known for delivering the top of the line GPS devices, these smartwatches prove that they can integrate their technologies with premium wearables.

Fenix 3

The Garmin Fenix 3 is more than just a smartwatch, it is also a fitness tracker. The Fenix 3 includes a built-in GPS as well as support for Russia’s GLONASS system along with support for various sensors like heart monitors or even step trackers. It can even give you hourly reminders if you forget to do your workout. Additionally, the watch is equipped with various functions that would suit well for various activities such as swimming, biking, skiing or even snowboarding.

The Fenix 3 will start from $499.99, and will include a feature called LiveTrack that lets you take part in workouts which in turn you can send to your friends. If that’s not enough, the watch also has a compass, barometer and altimeter.

Epix

The Epix is being called by Garmin as the first handsfree navigation device. With a 1.4-inch touchscreen, you can easily see where you’re travelling. This watch comes with an 8 GB onboard memory along with a free one year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery.

Like the Fenix 3, the Epix will also add support for various sensors and you can even sync it to your smartphone using Bluetooth so can receive notifications on it. Prices start at $549.99.

Vivoactive

The Garmin Vivoactive is the least expensive among the three. Costing $249.99 for the base model, the Vivoactive supports the Connect IQ platform like the other smartwatches from Garmin that lets you install apps on the smartwatches.

Check back soon for a full review once we get our hands on these smartwatches. What do you prefer among the three? Share us your thoughts.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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