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Many new announcements today from Garmin. Have a look at the Garmin blog. The information is always released there straight to the all-important investors.
A contendor to compete with this year’s Apple Watch? Several high-end alternatives to the AMBIT2 and 920XT. New, improved VIVFIT and corporate wellness tracking. Interesting stuff. They are obviously investing in this product sector
GARMIN PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: 5 January 2015 @ 7:15 AM
We have many exciting announcements at CES this year that include smartwatches, fashion forward wearables, multisport watches and car navigation. Here is our 2015 CES lineup of announcements:
vívoactive– a lightweight and ultra-thin GPS smartwatch with built-in sports and activity tracking apps. Helping users develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle, vívoactive captures more activities with GPS-enabled running, cycling, golfing, swimming and activity tracking apps. Vívoactive is comfortable for all day wear and smart notifications keep users connected with pressing work matters, family and friends. With the new Connect IQ store, users can easily customize vívoactive with free watch face designs, widgets and additional apps. Vívoactive features a sunlight-readable, high-resolution color touchscreen and can be accessorized with interchangeable bands to complement any outfit or occasion.
fēnix 3- the next-generation multisport GPS watch, fēnix 3. With the new EXO™ GPS antenna, fēnix 3 boasts features that support a full range of multisport activities, from advanced fitness training, to cross-country and alpine skiing, snowboarding, as well as hiking, climbing and trail running. It’s compatible with the Connect IQ™ store for even more smartwatch functionality and customization. Fēnix 3 comes in three variations: Silver, Gray, and the premium Sapphire, which features a scratch-resistant sapphire lens. With uncompromising details like a stainless steel bezel and sunlight-readable high-resolution colordisplay, the fēnix 3 combines the GPS and wearable technology that Garmin is known for with a sleek new form factor that suits both the outdoors and the boardroom.
vívofit 2 and the Style Collection- adding features to our popular daily activity tracker, and a line of interchangeable accessory bands to help users stay active no matter the occasion. Vívofit 2’s new features help users develop lifelong healthy habits. In addition to the visual move bar on its always-on display, vívofit 2 also features audible alerts that remind users when it’s time to get up and move. An activity timer allows users to track and analyze individual workouts, and a newly added backlight provides better visibility in the dark. To satisfy a wide variety of fashion preferences, vívofit 2 can be accessorized with interchangeable design options. The Style Collection includes chic and classic looks from the Signature Series made from premium materials, such as leather and stainless steel.
Jonathan Adler + Garmin– a partnership with renowned potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler, introducing a collection of chic, pattern-printed accessory bands for the company’s popular daily activity tracker vívofit and the newly announced vívofit 2. By bringing the impeccable craftsmanship and modern style of the designer’s lifestyle brand to the vívofit family, the Jonathan Adler + Garmin line keeps users on trend while they develop lifelong healthy habits.
epix– the first-of-its-kind, rugged GPS mapping watch for outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for a hands-free navigator. Featuring a 1.4” high-resolution color touchscreen, epix comes preloaded with a worldwide shaded relief basemap, a free 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, plus 8 GB of built-in memory for additional maps. Epix boasts an omni-directional EXO™ steel antenna with GPS and GLONASS support for a quick fix and accurate position, as well as traditional altimeter/barometer/compass functionality. Epix is also compatible with ANT+ sensors like heart rate monitors and Tempe™ temperature sensor for even more data. Additionally, epix supports the Connect IQ™ store for customization and smartwatch capabilities. With a full menu of outdoor and navigation features, epix allows users to not only track where they’ve been, but plan for what’s ahead, right from their wrist.
dēzl 570/770- the two new devices are designed to meet the needs of truckers and address the unique challenges they face on the road. Large 5 and 7-Inch glass displays in a rugged housing make it easy to see information at a glance, even on a large dashboard. To assist truckers in the best possible way, the new dēzl devices add a range of new truck-specific features, such as easy route shaping, points of interest highly-rated by professional drivers, simple truck profiles and headset support (dēzl 770 only). Also new to the dēzl series are the latest navigation features from Garmin, including Garmin Real DirectionsTM, free HD Digital Traffic (dēzl 770 only), Up Ahead and Foursquare® data. Additionally, the dēzl 570 and dēzl 770 are compatible with the new BC 30TM backup camera, which provides a live camera feed from the rear of the vehicle to eliminate blind spots.
nüvi Essential Series– every year, thousands of drivers get into accidents when reversing because they can’t see what’s behind their vehicle. One way to eliminate the blind spot is to use a backup camera. Our newly announced 2015 nüvi Essential Series makes it easy to add this important technology to your car. It’s our first entry-level lineup of navigation devices with backup camera support, so you can get a navigation device and a backup camera without breaking the bank.