Garmin Launches 3 New Wearables for All Ages; vivosmart 3, vivofit jr., and Forerunner 935
Garmin launched 3 new wearables for users of all ages to enjoy.
Some of us take fitness very seriously. Then there’s other people who don’t have an idea if what they’re doing is correct, or having any effect at all. This is where technology has aided people for some time now.
Garmin has launched 3 new wearables for users of all ages so they can stay fit and healthy consistently. Here’s everything you need to know about the 3 new products.
Garmin Launches 3 New Wearables for All Ages
Garmin vivosmart 3
The first in the vivo range to have the VO2 max indicator is the slim and sleek vivosmart 3. It offers users the ability to get statistical insights on their fitness level, as well as fitness age. Users can influence the fitness stats through further exercise and training; making the feature a great source of motivation for achieving a certain level of fitness.
To make realising that goal easier, the vivosmart 3 also features rep counting capability available in the Strength Training activity tool, which helps keep track of reps, sets, and even rest times during exercises. In addition to tracking steps, heart rate, calories, distance, and sleep, activity intensity is also measured by the vivosmart 3 through Intensity Minutes, which are measured against goals recommended by leading health organisations.
Garmin Move IQTM automatically starts recording recognised activities like walking, running, biking, swimming, and elliptical training, without having the user to manually input instruction. The vivosmart® 3 also puts emotional well-being at the core of its offering. Users can now benefit from the wellness monitoring tool with the all-day stress tracking feature, which not only measures stress level based on heart rate variability, but also provides accessible breathing exercise guidance if stress level ever goes high.
All of the stats are accessible via the Garmin Connect mobile app, as the vivosmart 3 automatically syncs with the app throughout the day to save stats. Via Garmin Connect, users can track their workouts, strength training activities, stress levels, sleep patterns and join online challenges to compete against friends and earn virtual badges.
When connected to a compatible smartphone, vivosmart 3 can get notification alerts for emails, texts, calls, calendar reminders, app alerts, and social media updates delivered to users through vibration. Users will also benefit from the ability to control music on their smartphone via the watch, send an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone, and remotely control a Garmin VIRB camera (sold separately).
While the vivosmart 3 is suited for adults of all ages, particularly parents who make fitness a point for the family, children are not left out in having their own activity tracker to stay on the move. Both parents and children can now benefit from the vivofit jr.
The vivosmart 3 is available in black (small/medium and large) and purple (small/medium), and retails at RM 699.00.
Garmin vivofit jr.
Equipped with some of the features of the vivosmart, the highlight of the vivofit jr. is that it comes with a free parent-controlled mobile app. The innovative app serves to motivate kids with fun and educational mobile adventures, family step challenges, and reward-based task completions.
For parents, it includes helpful tools to motivate kids, to which they can assign responsibilities and agreed-upon rewards for completed tasks. Parents can encourage their kids to achieve a 60-minute daily play goal through the mobile adventure feature, where with goal achieved every day, they will get to unlock fun facts on the app’s adventure trail, motivating them to keep reaching their goals.
Parents can teach their children the value of a healthy and fun competition too, as they can compete as a family in a daily step challenge. Through the app, parents can also assign tasks that kids complete to earn coins, which can then be redeemed for agreed upon rewards.
The preloaded tasks are managed through the parent’s mobile device, and can be set to recur daily or weekly, or personalised chores can be created. To add a bit of intensity, a timer is accessible on the watch for a reminder that time to finish the task is ticking down.
Parents can add multiple children (children not included, lol) and see their daily activity, responsibilities, sleep, and more when the watches automatically syncs to their smartphone. The vivofit jr one-plus year battery life and water resistance mean kids rarely have to take it off, and its multiple stylish and vibrant band designs mean they will rarely want to take it off. With a high-resolution, sunlight-readable display; the watch face tells time, including the date, and even reminds kids to stay active with a move bar.
The vivofit jr, which retails at RM399.00 is designed for ages four to nine and is available in Broken Lava, Digi Camo, and Real Flower band patterns.
Garmin Forerunner 935
The 3rd member to join the family is Forerunner 935 – a GPS running and triathlon watch with new and enhanced performance monitoring tools.In addition to 24/7 heart rate monitoring, the Forerunner 935 includes new training features, allowing users to fine-tune exercise and recovery to be a better athlete.
With technology provided by Firstbeat, it is easier for users to monitor performance and better prepare for a race or training cycle. The watch is also easily paired with the new Running Dynamics Pod, where users will now be able to see all six (6) running dynamics without the need of a chest strap.
At only 49 grams, every detail in its lightweight, comfortable design was chosen with the athlete in mind. The Forerunner 935 is compatible with the full line of Varia cycling awareness accessories, Vector™ pedal-based power meter system and Index™ smart scale. Installed also is the new TrainingPeaks app which allows users to download free workouts directly to their watch.
Users also get better tracking capability in challenging environments with GPS and GLONASS coverage on the watch. Additionally, the watch includes ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensor capabilities. The Forerunner 935 can be automatically linked to Garmin Connect via compatible smartphones. It can last up to 21 hours of battery life in GPS mode, up to 44 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode, and up to 2 weeks in watch mode.
The Forerunner 935 is available in black and yellow for RM2,449.00, and is compatible with optional Garmin QuickFit bands in leather, silicone, or metal.
Pokdepinion: If you’re looking to get yourself a new wearable, why not consider these new Garmin products? Just make you don’t bully your child with the vivofit jr. if you’re getting them one :P