Garmin uses CES 2015 to enter the smartwatch race with the Vivoactive

Garmin vivoactive
By John Callaham on 5 Jan 2015 08:32 am

Garmin, best known for their standalone GPS devices, is entering the smartwatch market for the first time with the Vivoactive. The product, announced as part of Garmin's CES 2015 lineup, will go on sale later this quarter for $249.99, or for $299.99 with the heart rate monitor bundle.

Garmin says:

Helping users develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle, vívoactive captures more of their 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.

Garmin says that the Vivoactive will have up to three weeks of battery life or up to 10 hours when the GPS feature is turned on.

Garmin also announced two new GPS-themed watches today: The Fēnix 3 and the Epix, both of which will also come out in the first quarter for the starting price of $499.99.

Source: Garmin

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Garmin uses CES 2015 to enter the smartwatch race with the Vivoactive


Garmin is the leader in sports smart watches. Smart watches are not represented only by devices with functionality of interaction with a smartphone. Garmin was in this market long before iOS and Adroid were even in development.