Garmin launches new fitness products

Garmin has announced two new devices and a range of fitness accessories – the vivoactive HR and vivofit 3.

vivoactive HR

vivoactiveHRThe vívoactive HR can count steps and floors climbed, intensity minutes and sleep monitoring. It features built-in GPS-enabled sports apps for walking, running, biking, swimming, golfing, paddle boarding, rowing, skiing and snowboarding. The vívoactive HR uses 24/7 wrist-based heart rate data to calculate calories burned, as well as the intensity of fitness activities.

Garmin’s Connect IQ store offers free apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields to customise the vivoactive HR.

Battery life is rated at eight days for watch/activity tracking mode (with 24/7 heart rate monitoring, no GPS) or up to 13 hours using GPS.

The vívoactive HR will begin shipping to Australia in April for a suggested retail price of AU$399. It will be available in regular and extra-large fit black bands. Accessory bands will be available in black, white, force yellow and lava red for a suggested retail price of AU$49 each.

​vivofit 3

vivofit3Garmin’s vívofit 3 is a daily activity tracker with one-year battery life and Garmin Move IQ. It can automatically detect activities such as walking, running, biking, swimming and elliptical training, the vívofit 3 keeps up with users throughout the entire day. Unlike many trackers, it is water resistant to 50 metres.

The vivofit 3 can also be personalised with an array of colourful interchangeable accessory bands, with designs from the Garmin Style Collection and new styles from the Jonathan Adler + Garmin line.

The vívofit 3 features a backlit display that shows steps, calories, distance, intensity minutes and time of day. Its move bar with audible alert reminds users when they have been inactive too long.

The vívofit 3 will begin shipping to Australia in March/April. It will be available bundled with a regular or extra large sized black band and white band for AU$169, or a regular sized white or black band for AU$159.

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