Garmin Debuts next gen multisport watches, activity trackers in India

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Garmin India has launched Forerunner 935, Fēnix 5 series of smart-watches and two brand new vivo activity trackers- vívofitjr and vívosmart 3 in India.

Sleek, packed with featuresand powered by Garmin’s latest software, these multisport GPS smartwatches and fitness trackers enhance and promote active lifestyles. Garmin has also appointed NexG Devices Pvt. Ltd., subsidiary of a listed company, Media Matrix Worldwide Limited (MMWL) as their national distributor for their fitness and wellness products.

Athletes and adventurers come in all sizes and so does the Fenix series of smartwatches in 3 distinct models that vary in size to fit every wrist and every workout. One can choose from the sleek, smaller-sized Fēnix 5s, the compact Fēnix 5, or the full-featured Fēnix 5X, which comes loaded with full-colour onscreen mapping for at-a-glance navigation and location awareness. All 3 of these Fēnix watch designs offer a variety of stainless steel finishes, QuickFit™ watch band combinations, and premium feature sets to give you the look, performance and lightweight comfort to match both your aesthetic and athletic interests.

Fēnix 5 smartwatches are Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with Connect IQ, which means users can customize their watch face, add data fields and widgets that provide information at a glance. The three modelsboast common connected features like GPS with GLONASS support, 24-hour heart rate monitoring, a 3-axis digital compass, barometric altimeter and a host of multisport activity modes.When paired with a smartphone, the watches display call, text and email notifications. Other features include automatic uploads to the Garmin Connect online fitness community, live tracking and social media sharing.The devices come with an excellent battery backup. Thefēnix 5S has a battery life of up to 12 hrs GPS &up to 28 hrs UltraTrac, Fēnix 5 up to 21 hrs GPS &up to 44 hrs UltraTrac and Fēnix 5X has battery life up to 20 hrs GPS &up to 30 hrs UltraTrac.

Forerunner 935, a lightweight GPS running and triathlon watch with new performance monitoring tools and Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate technology boasts new training features, allowing users to fine-tune exercise and recovery. Easily paired with the new Running Dynamics Pod2, Forerunner 935 users can see all six running dynamics without the need for a chest strap. With technology provided by Firstbeat, users can monitor performance and better prepare for a race or training cycle. The watch is also equipped with advanced dynamics to help with cycling and swim training, GLONASS coverage, ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensor capabilities and Strava Live Segments to view real-time results. Forerunner 935 come with a battery life of up to 2 weeks in watch mode, up to 24 hours in GPS mode, up to 50 hours in UltraTrac™ mode (with wrist-based heart rate), or up to 60 hours in UltraTrac™ mode (without wrist-based heart rate).

vívofitjr is the first fitness activity band for kids. The band’s stylish, kid-friendly design is comfortable, durable, swim friendly and features one+ year battery life for 24/7 wearability. In addition to tracking steps, sleep and kids’ activity on the way to their recommended 60-minute daily play goal, the vívofitjr comes with an innovative, free, parent-controlled mobile app. The app features a mobile adventure trail to unlock for kids and task management for parents. From the app, parents can add multiple children and see their daily activity, responsibilities, sleep and more when the vívofitjr automatically syncs to their smartphone.

Commenting on the launch of the newest additions, Ali Rizvi, National Sales Manager Garmin India said: “The health conscious consumers in India demand fitness devices with greater capabilities and enhanced features. Garmin’s smart, multifunctional wearables are equipped with advanced fitness and wellness monitoring tools that not only help you stay active throughout the day, but also keeps a record of your overall health & wellbeing. From rugged and sporty to sophisticated and well-tooled, these new-age multisport watches and activity trackers ensure a healthy lifestyle.”

Featuring a slim, inconspicuous band, vívosmart 3introduces exciting fitness monitoring tools designed to provide customers a better understanding of their current fitness level.It’s Garmin’s first dedicated activity tracker to offer VO2 max estimate with fitness age that was previously only available on higher-end devices. It comes with a “hidden display”, which is only visible when activated via gestures, alerts, or notifications. Besides VO2 max, the device brings high-end fitness monitoring tools like wellness monitoring with all-day stress tracking andincludes a new Strength Training activity. Users will also benefit from the ability to control music on their smartphone from the vívosmart 3, send an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone, and remote control a Garmin VIRB camera (sold separately). The vívosmart 3 boasts a battery life of up to five days, and can be worn while swimming or showering.

Garmin Fēnix® 5s Carrara White edition is priced at Rs 50,990.00, Fēnix® 5s Sapphire at Rs. 54,990.00, Fēnix® 5 Sapphire at Rs. 54,990.00 and Fēnix® 5X Sapphire at Rs. 56,990.00. The Vivofit Jr (Kids) is competitively priced at Rs. 6,999.00, Vivo smart 3at Rs. 13,990.00 and Forerunner935 at Rs. 42,990.00. The devices are available exclusively in Croma stores and on the ecommerce platform-Flipkart.