Garmin

  • Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin and Mio fitness bands criticized for privacy failings

    Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin and Mio fitness bands criticized for privacy failings

    Several of the most popular fitness wearable makers have been criticized for having obscure and asymmetrical terms and conditions that impinge on Europeans’ consumer and privacy rights. Read More

  • Garmin makes fitness trackers for kids now

    Garmin makes fitness trackers for kids now

    I’m doing my best to resist the urge to go all Andy Rooney here and complain about kids these days. You’ve heard that one before. And besides, with all of those new VR tools and Pokemon Going, kids are probably getting a better work out than they have in a generation, right? Also, let’s be honest, when it comes to getting off the couch and moving around, we could all probably… Read More

  • Garmin releases a GoPro clone

    Garmin releases a GoPro clone

    Garmin has stopped trying. Meet the company’s new action camera: A clone of a GoPro. The company that innovated in the personal navigator space just announced the second generation of its action camera and it looks exactly like a GoPro. The new Virb Ultra 30 packs the goods to record at 4k and allows the user to control its functions through voice commands. Just say “Okay… Read More

  • Garmin adds heart rate monitoring to its latest GPS running watch

    Garmin adds heart rate monitoring to its latest GPS running watch

    With a cursory glance of Garmin’s current offerings, it’s pretty clear the company has pretty fully made the transition into fitness devices. It still offers in-car navigation systems, of course, but for Garmin, the future is wearable. Its latest offering builds on its line of GPS-enabled running watches by bringing heart-rate monitoring to the proceedings. The feature’s a bit… Read More

  • The Garmin vivoactive HR is the Swiss Army knife of health wearables

    The Garmin vivoactive HR is the Swiss Army knife of health wearables

    There are a plethora of ways to track and improve your fitness, from a simple notebook to hiring a team of Crossfit coaches who will work your core until you scream. One of the most compact and capable methods, however, might be the vivoactive HR. This $249 full-function GPS watch and heart rate tracker from Garmin is unique in that you’re supposed to wear it all the time. Not unlike… Read More

  • The Garmin vivofit 3 makes me want to move again Crunch Network

    The Garmin vivofit 3 makes me want to move again

    I’ve long been an activity tracker kind of guy. I strapped them all onto my fleshy wrist: the Fitbits, the Nikes, the Polars. I’ve watched circles fill up on my Apple Watch and I’ve watched ghost competitors race me on early GPS watches. But for the past few months I abandoned any wrist-based tracker because the battery in the one I was using kept dying. And so I went… Read More

  • Garmin’s Vivosmart HR activity tracker gets a GPS upgrade

    Garmin’s Vivosmart HR activity tracker gets a GPS upgrade

    It seems like every week brings a new activity tracker from Garmin. And hey, like clockwork, the navigation-turned-fitness-wearable manufacturer kicked off the week with a new one – or, rather, an upgrade to an old classic. The Vivosmart HR+ is, as the name not so subtly implies, an augmentation to the company’s Vivosmart HR device, this time bringing that old Garmin standby… Read More

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