Garmin's next-generation fitness band is outed in Vegas

Garmin's next-generation fitness band is outed in Vegas
For years, Garmin was one of the top names in stand-alone GPS devices. But once the smartphone revolution picked up steam, everyone with a handset had a GPS device in their hands. The company tried to enter the world of smartphones, but the Garmin nuvifone was too flawed to be a hit. When it comes to wearables, though, the company has been a success with the GPS watches it has produced since 2003.

Last year, Garmin parlayed its success with the watches into a fitness tracker, the Garmin VivoFit. The sequel to the device has been introduced at CES, the Garmin VivoFit 2. Priced at $129.99, the fitness band has a battery that lasts 1 full year and will alert you when it is time for you to get up and move. A backlight allows the wearable to be useful in the dark, and the activity tracker will analyze your workouts. A new stopwatch function will time it. You can set personalized fitness goals, and track the amount of calories that you've burned. The device is water resistant to 164 feet.

The VivoFit 2 will be offered in various colors. A version with a heart rate monitor is priced at $169.99. You can look for the Garmin VivoFit 2 to be released in the first quarter of the year.


source: Zacks via AndroidCentral

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