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Garmin targets outdoor action with its new smartwatches

Gamin announces two new smartwatches, destined for an active audience

By Chris Smith from Feb 22, 2016 @ 9:32 CST

Designed to appease those who love both adventure and technology, Garmin has announced the Vivoactive HR and Vivofit 3 smartwatch models, set for release sometime in March or April this year.


The Vivoactive HR comes packed with up to eight days of battery life, an always-on touchscreen that can be read in full sunlight, a 24/7 heart rate monitor and plenty of features for those who are looking to take it golfing, cycling, swimming or more. This watch is able to track pace, distance, intervals, speed, calories and more, depending on what sporting or action function you want it for.

The much smaller Vivofit 3 allows for functionality with Gamin's Move IQ, a daily activity tracker. Designed as a thinner model, this product is able to automatically recognize when you are running, riding or swimming, utilizing Gamin in Connect to sync your activity throughout the day, stored for later consideration.


The Vivoactive HR will set users back around $285 ($299 AU) and the Vivofit 3 is destined for release at approximately $121 ($169 AU).

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