[CES 2015] Garmin Wearables unveiled!
Navigation company, Garmin debuted a trio of wearables at CES 2015 – Vivoactive, Epix and Fenix 3 are smartwatches aimed for those who participate in sports. The trio stand to combine smartwatches and fitness trackers into one.
Above is the Fenix 3 which is Garmin’s version of a smart multi-sport GPS watch and just as the name implies, the device is meant to be used for a range of sporting activities. The Fenix 3 comes with a touchscreen display, built in GPS and accessibility to the Connect IQ app store. The device comes in Silver or Gray or Sapphire. The Sapphire variant comes with scratch resistant sapphire lens. The gadget should be launching in the first quarter of 2015. Price wise, the basic watch will cost USD$499.99 (MYR1777). If you want it with a wireless heart rate strap, it’ll cost USD$549.99 (MYR1954). The Sapphire variant cost a little more – USD$599.99 (MYR2132) to be exact.
Next, is the Garmin Epix. The device sports a 1.4 inch color touchscreen and comes with an altimeter, digital compass and barometer as well as 8GB worth of internal memory. The Epix is water resistant up to 50 meters. It comes with a range of preloaded maps for navigation to make up for the lack of GPS. Other than that, the gadget is compatible with Connect IQ so be ready to add all the extra apps onto the watch. The Epix will also be expected to go on sale by the first quarter. Price wise, it’ll be USD$549.99 (MYR1954) but the variant with the preloaded maps will cost an extra USD$50 (MYR178).
Last but not least, is the Garmin Vivoactive. This device is the most affordable out of the trio. It does seem less durable than the other two. It has a colorful touchscreen but serves to have more watch functions than that of a fitness tracker. However, the device has support for the Connect IQ app store so users can get fitness tracking apps and third party apps for there. It should also be released by April this year. There are black or white variants and price wise, we’re expecting about USD$249.99 (MYR888). You will have to pay an extra USD$50 (MYR178) if you want the variant with a heart rate monitor.
Source: Android Authority