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Garmin launches smartwatches & fit bands in India

Garmin launches smartwatches & fit bands in India
Garmin Fenix 5s, pic: Techsmartwear

New Delhi: Garmin India has launched a range of smartwatches and activity trackers in India. The devices are available in Croma stores and on Flipkart.

The multisport GPS smart watches comprise of Forerunner 935 and Fenix 5 series and activity trackers consist of vívofitjr and vívosmart 3.

The Fenix series of smartwatches come in 3 distinct models with different sizes to fit every wrist – smaller-sized Fenix 5s, the compact Fenix 5, or the full-featured Fenix 5X Garmin Fenix 5s Carrara White edition is priced Rs 50,990. These watches have a variety of stainless steel finishes and QuickFit watch band combinations mentions TechVorm.

Fenix 5 smart watches are Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with Connect IQ, which means users can customize their watch face, add data fields and widgets that provide information at a glance.

The watches have connected features of GPS with GLONASS support, 24-hour heart rate monitoring, a 3-axis digital compass, barometric altimeter and a host of multi sport activity modes.When paired with a smartphone, the watches display call, text and email notifications. Other features include automatic uploads to the Garmin Connect online fitness community, live tracking, and social media sharing. The Fenix 5S has a battery life of up to 12 hrs GPS & up to 28 hrs UltraTrac, Fenix 5 up to 21 hrs GPS & up to 44 hrs UltraTrac and Fenix 5X has battery life up to 20 hrs GPS & up to 30 hrs UltraTrac.

Forerunner 935 priced at 42,990, is a lightweight GPS running and triathlon watch with new performance monitoring tools and Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology boasts new training features, allowing users to fine-tune exercise and recovery. Forerunner 935 users can see all six running dynamics without the need for a chest strap.The watch is also equipped with advanced dynamics to help with cycling and swim training.

vívofitjr is listed at Rs 6,999, the first fitness activity band for kids and its design is comfortable, durable, swim friendly and features one+ year battery life for 24/7 wearability. In addition to tracking steps, sleep and kids’ activity on the way to their recommended 60-minute daily play goal, the vívofitjr comes with an innovative, free, parent-controlled mobile app. The app features a mobile adventure trail to unlock for kids and task management for parents. From the app, parents can add multiple children and see their daily activity, responsibilities, sleep and more when the vívofitjr automatically syncs to their smartphone.

Finally, the vívosmart 3 tracker, priced at 13,990 offers VO2 max estimate with fitness age that was previously only available on higher-end devices. It comes with a “hidden display”, which is only visible when activated via gestures, alerts, or notifications. It also has high-end fitness monitoring tools like wellness monitoring with all-day stress tracking and includes a new Strength Training activity. It has the ability to control music from the smartphone, send an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone, and remote control a Garmin VIRB camera (sold separately). It boasts a battery life of up to five days and can be worn while swimming or showering.