Garmin has launched three new smartwatches at the ongoing CES event named Vivoactive, Fenix 3, and Epix. The Garmin Vivoactive is priced at $250 USD for the standalone version and $350 USD for the version with heart-rate monitor; the Fenix 3 at $500 USD, $550 USD (with heart-rate monitor), and $600 (with sapphire screen), while the Epix comes with a price tag of $550 USD. The devices will be available before Q2 this year.
The Vivoactive features a square touchscreen display for reading phone missed call notifications, text messages, reminders, emails and social media via Bluetooth connection, and comes a with an inbuilt GPS for keeping track of distance as well as sports activities. The smartwatch is waterproof certified and can survive up to 50 metres deep in water. It packs a battery that can last up to 7 days in a single charge. It will be available in Black and Silicone White colour options.
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Much like the Garmin Vivoactive, the Fenix 3 also sports a touchscreen display for reading notifications, but it comes with more additional features. It is equipped with barometer, electronic compass, and auto-calibrating altemeter for distance tracking, analyzing intense workouts, sleep tracking and various activities. The Fenix 3 include the firm app store called “ConnectQ1” for accessing supported apps and can survive up to 100 metres deep in water. The device can last up to 3 weeks in a single charge. The smartwatch will be available in different colours, these includes Grey with Black band, Silver with Red band, and Sapphire with stainless steel band.
Lastly, the Garmin Epix features almost identical specifications with Garmin Vivoactive, but have additional functionality like GLONASS and pre-loaded maps for intense navigation.