Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today reported new data that demonstrates the company’s strong and growing position in the wearables market. Garmin specializes in the design and manufacturing of unique and useful wearables for active lifestyles.
Today Garmin announced the Oregon 700, 750 and 750t, an update to its popular series of touchscreen outdoor handhelds. Featuring high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS support, the new Oregon 700 series has a redesigned GPS antenna for better reception and performance. All models feature a worldwide basemap with shaded relief.
The Garmin Vivo empire is expanding. This time though, in a way unlike any other Garmin product. It actually looks pretty. Swanky perhaps. Sure, there are other Vivo wrist bands you can buy that look great on women (The Girl often wears a metal band for her Vivofit). But those all cost extra. And yes, there are some Fenix3 variants that look more stylish too. But none look stylish in a ‘classical timepiece’ kind of way. And that’s the aim of the Vivomove.
Garmin introduced their first heads up display, the Varia Vision. The first in-sight cycling display from Garmin, Varia Vision enhances your road awareness by putting the cycling information you want right where you want it — in your line of sight.
Recently, Garmin rolled out their latest wearable, the Vivosmart HR. This new wrist-bound device takes the Vivosmart band that they announced slightly over a year ago, and adds in an optical sensor. Along the way it got a fancy new crisp display and a few new features.
Garmin have announced the new Garmin Forerunner 225 GPS running watch which has a wrist based heart rate monitor to help improve aerobic fitness. In the simplest possible terms, the FR225 is basically a FR220 running watch with an optical HR sensor stuffed inside.
Recently, Garmin has announced the Edge 20 and Edge 25, compact, easy-to-use bike computers with connected features available in the Edge 25. As the world’s smallest GPS cycling computers, the Edge 20 and Edge 25 allow cyclists to go the extra mile, capturing essential data including time, distance, speed, total ascent and location.
In year 2015, Garmin has managed to basically reinvent itself. Once the king of in-car GPS navigation, the company is now equally known for its sports watches and fitness trackers.