Garmin are releasing so many wearables that I’m hardly getting time to write about anyone else..
The world’s leading GPS firm have never really been known for the fashionista approach to their body connected gadgets, catering in the past mainly for running and other sports with wearables such as their Forerunner GPS watches.
It seems like the vein age of the selfie is rubbing off on the tech mammoths, as recent attempts to plug some glamor into their wearables is showing. Along with yesterday’s announcement of the release of the Vivofit 3 fitness tracker with strap design input from Gabrielle and Alexandra, and Jonathan Adler, they introduced another addition to their fashion-centric wearables lineup.
The Garmin Vivomove Smart Analog Watch
Posing as a mechanical timepiece, the new Vivomove is treading a similar path to Frederique Constant and Martian, in the sense that it’s a good-looking smart analog watch with fitness tracking capabilities. Although it’s pretty, the new Vivomove does considerably less smart than the likes of the Vivosmart HR and Vivoactive. It will track you steps, distance, calorie output, sleep, tell the time, and remind you to get moving; but there’s no smart notifications, HRM, music control or GPS.. Damn, it doesn’t even vibrate for goodness sake..
Nevertheless, it syncs wirelessly with your smartphone and works with the Garmin Connect app so you can keep tabs on your stats, get tips on how to improve your health and more. Garmin Connect is compatible with Android 4.3 + / iOS (iPhone 4S +) / Windows 10 +.
The Garmin Vivomove will be available in a variety of styles and colors with interchangeable straps – models ranging from £139.99 to £239.99. It uses a coin cell battery that lasts around 1 year, and has a 5 ATM water-resistant rating so it’ll survive a swimming session.
The handsome new fitness tracker will start shipping during the 2nd quarter of 2016.
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