Smartwatch shipments collapse in Q3 2016

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All is not well for the global smartwatch market. Year-over-year shipment figures dipped for the first time in the second quarter of the year. Things did not improve in Q3 as International Data Corporation (IDC) reported yesterday that the market experienced a “round of growing pains” with another year-over-year decline in shipment volumes. Volumes dropped 51.6% from a total of 5.6 million […]

Garmin fēnix Chronos multisport watch line unveiled

Garmin fēnix Chronos

Garmin today announced a new line of multisport watches. The Garmin fēnix Chronos collection is a premium take on its Garmin  fēnix 3 watch. Three models will be available, all sporting a metal housing, a first for the fēnix line. “High-end design meets top-tier performance with fēnix Chronos,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “With luxurious materials and trusted Garmin multisport […]

IDC: Worldwide smartwatch shipments decline for first time

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While analysts continue to predict a rosy future for wearables, the road there will not be without its bumps. International Data Corporation (IDC) today reported that the worldwide smartwatch shipments recorded their first ever year-over-year decline in the second quarter of the year. Data from its latest Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker indicates that shipments dropped 32% from 5.1 million units in Q2 2015 […]

Garmin vívosmart HR+ activity tracker adds GPS to vívosmart line

Garmin vivosmart HR+

Garmin is on a bit of tear lately with product announcements. After announcing the golf-specific Approach X40 activity tracker band, vívomove smart analogue watch and Forerunner 735XT, it today announced the Garmin vívosmart HR+ fitness band. It improves upon the original vívosmart HR by adding GPS as well as additional running data and automatic activity detection. “With a compelling combination of GPS, wrist-based heart […]

GPS Multisport Garmin Forerunner 735XT announced

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Garmin last week unveiled the vívomove smart analogue watch, a smarter watch geared at those wanting basic fitness tracking in a fashionable wearable. This week, it unveiled the Garmin Forerunner 735XT. The GPS running watch with multisport features and wrist-based heart rate is clearly aimed at those looking for far more than basic fitness tracking. Along with offering 24/7 heart rate monitoring, it can track […]

Garmin unveils Garmin vívomove smart analogue watch

Garmin vívomove

Garmin today unveiled its latest wearable, the Garmin vívomove, an analogue watch capable of activity tracking. These kinds of “smarter watches” have proven popular as evidenced by similar devices from companies like Withings, Runtastic and even Swiss watchmaker Frédérique Constant with its Horological Smartwatch. It should appeal to people looking for basic fitness tracking but unwilling to sacrifice their fashion style […]

Garmin announces golf-specific Approach X40 activity tracker band

Garmin Approach X40

Garmin today announced a new wearable dedicated to golf. The Garmini Approach X40 is an activity tracker that combines activity and fitness tracking (including heart rate monitoring) with GPS golf data to (hopefully) improve your game at any of over  40,000 golf courses across the globe. During your game, the Approach X40 will track and record shot distances and provide distance […]