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Garmin Fenix 5 preview: Mapping muscle added to outdoor adventurers' dream smartwatch

Garmin Fenix 5 preview: Mapping muscle added to outdoor adventurers' dream smartwatch

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Garmin has long been known as king of the hardcore outdoor smartwatch. And in the Fenix 5 - which, in 5X form only, adds mapping that the earlier Fenix 3 lacked - it's giving customers more choice: with the standard size 5, smaller 5S and beast of the... >>

Garmin Fenix 5 brings fitness finesse in smaller sizes

Garmin Fenix 5 brings fitness finesse in smaller sizes

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Garmin has unveiled a new range of three Fenix smartwatches. For the first time, the Fenix 5 series offers three unique styles and sizes without compromising on the tech and capabilities. The Fenix 5 has a 47mm case, but a new design that makes it more... >>

Garmin Vivosmart HR+ review: A fully-packed fitness tracker
4.5 stars

Garmin Vivosmart HR+ review: A fully-packed fitness tracker

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There's no shortage of fitness trackers on the market. Since the launch of the Nike FuelBand, just about everyone has had a crack at this lifestyle end of the sports device market. Offering a lighter and simpler approach than more established sports... >>

Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness tracker encourages your kids to keep active

Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness tracker encourages your kids to keep active

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Garmin has added a new activity tracker to its line-up, but this time it's strictly for kids. The Garmin Vivofit Jnr is a fitness tracker designed to encourage children aged from four to nine to keep active, with different fun-looking models that are... >>

Garmin Forerunner 35: Compact and connected sports watch

Garmin Forerunner 35: Compact and connected sports watch

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The Garmin Forerunner 35 is a GPS-enabled running watch that comes with wrist-based heart rate monitoring and can be used as a general activity tracking device. Thanks to the built-in GPS, it can track how far, fast and where you are running, while... >>

Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get

Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get

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Garmin has introduced a new premium version of the Fenix sportswatch. Based on the Fenix 3, the new Fenix Chronos packs in all the navigational and sporting nouse of the original, but places it in a high-quality design, at home in the wilds of the outback,... >>

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 takes on GoPro Hero4 Black with 4K thrills of its own

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 takes on GoPro Hero4 Black with 4K thrills of its own

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Garmin has announced a 4K Ultra HD action camera that includes GPS, voice control and a colour LCD touchscreen for easy control. The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 can shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second or, if you need extreme slow motion footage, 720p at 240fps.... >>

bPay Loop adds payments to your wearable: Garmin and Mondaine confirm support

bPay Loop adds payments to your wearable: Garmin and Mondaine confirm support

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While many have been worrying about whether they can use Apple or Android Pay on their smartphone, bPay has been presenting a number of easy payment options for a number of years. Now it is the turn of wearables, with Garmin and Mondaine both confirming... >>

Best sports watches 2016: The best GPS watches to buy today

Best sports watches 2016: The best GPS watches to buy today

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While wearables and smartphones are offering more ways to track health than ever, there's still a place for the powerful and accurate GPS sports watch.Sports watches are actually learning from the new kit and becoming smarter. Plenty now go beyond GPS... >>

Garmin Forerunner 735XT hands-on preview: Beating the bulk

Garmin Forerunner 735XT hands-on preview: Beating the bulk

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When it comes to proper sports watches Garmin is the primary brand that springs to mind. But with so many fitness-tracking devices out there exploring different designs, Garmin's bulky devices have arguably slipped down the ranks.The Garmin Forerunner... >>

Garmin Forerunner 735XT shows that sports watches can be sleek too

Garmin Forerunner 735XT shows that sports watches can be sleek too

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Garmin has unveiled a top of the range running and multisports watch that features heart rate monitoring yet is sleek on the wrist. The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is lightweight and has 24/7 Elevate heart rate monitoring built-in. It also has GPS - after... >>

Garmin Vivomove hands-on preview: Step-tracking gets stylish

Garmin Vivomove hands-on preview: Step-tracking gets stylish

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Step-trackers are nothing new, but it's taken some time for them to succeed on the style front. Garmin isn't exactly known for its elegance - more for sporty, practical designs with great features - but the Vivomove is here to change that perception.... >>

Garmin Vivomove watch is the GPS specialist’s stylish analogue wearable you'll want

Garmin Vivomove watch is the GPS specialist’s stylish analogue wearable you'll want

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Garmin, the sports GPS specialist, has taken the covers off its first analogue fashion watch, the Vivomove. The world of wearables is fast filling up and Garmin, as a leader in that field for decades, is competing on all fronts. The new Vivomove looks... >>

Garmin Epix review: Life-saving reliability
5.0 stars

Garmin Epix review: Life-saving reliability

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When you venture out into the wild, even if that's just a walk in the not-so-local woods, you want a GPS device you can rely on. Garmin, with years of experience in that area, is a name that generally offers peace of mind. When it comes to the Epix watch... >>

Garmin Vivoactive HR preview: The complete training solution

Garmin Vivoactive HR preview: The complete training solution

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Garmin has unleashed a new version of its popular and impressive Vivoactive called Vivoactive HR because, you guessed it, this one records heart rate. The Vivoactive HR uses a wrist worn, light-based heart rate monitor to track beats per minute for a... >>

Garmin Vivoactive HR with GPS and Vivofit 3 are here to make activity tracking smarter

Garmin Vivoactive HR with GPS and Vivofit 3 are here to make activity tracking smarter

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Garmin has unveiled two new additions to its smartwatch and activity tracking range today, the Vivoactive HR and Vivofit 3. The Vivoactive HR is the company's smartwatch that features GPS, activity tracking, notifications and now heart rate monitoring... >>

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

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It's that time of year when fitness is everyone's goal. But getting going and keeping up momentum isn't always easy. Apps and wearables can help make the process a whole lot easier by helping with motivation.Getting fit is not easy. The thought of sitting... >>

Garmin Varia Vision is a heads-up display for cyclists

Garmin Varia Vision is a heads-up display for cyclists

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You know heads-up displays are finally taking off when Garmin rolls onto the streets with one. That's exactly what the GPS specialist company has just done with its first heads-up display for cyclists, the Varia Vision. Garmin's Varia Vision is a display... >>

Garmin Forerunner 630 review: Deep dynamics set a new pace
4.0 stars

Garmin Forerunner 630 review: Deep dynamics set a new pace

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When it comes to GPS running watches the Garmin Forerunner range has been leading the race for wrists for years.In 2013 the Forerunner 620 was a big jump forward in the range thanks to a colour touchscreen, Wi-Fi and running dynamics. In a bid to further... >>

Garmin Vivosmart HR upgraded band wants you to 'Beat Yesterday'

Garmin Vivosmart HR upgraded band wants you to 'Beat Yesterday'

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Garmin has taken its Vivosmart activity tracker line to a new level in the Vivosmart HR. The new tracker, as the name suggests, now offers heart rate measurements. While the older bands were famed for all year battery, this will offer five days for that... >>

Garmin's Index Smart Scale brings more stats to your fitness fight

Garmin's Index Smart Scale brings more stats to your fitness fight

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Garmin has announced the Index Smart Scale, a connected scale offering a range of stats to help you battle the bulge, check yo' self or fight the fitness fight.  The new scales follow the likes of Withings and Fitbit, offering not only weight, but BMI,... >>

Garmin Forerunner 630 is a runner's dream, smarter and more connected than ever

Garmin Forerunner 630 is a runner's dream, smarter and more connected than ever

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Garmin has announced its Forerunner 630 GPS watch as its most cutting-edge running watch yet. The round-faced, colour touchscreen Forerunner 630 boasts more running dynamics than its predecessor and is also smart connected for notifications. Despite its... >>

Garmin Forerunner 25: Running down the price (hands-on)

Garmin Forerunner 25: Running down the price (hands-on)

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Running watches are a common companion for many, but for newbies looking to get from sofa to 5K the idea of spending a small fortune on a fitness companion is unlikely to make sense. That's where the Garmin Forerunner 25 comes in, the company's entry-level... >>

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 wants to take you and your bike off-road

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 wants to take you and your bike off-road

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Garmin's latest Edge Explore 1000 cycle computer is made for tracking data, guidance and to keep you safe too. The Edge Explore 1000 is aimed at touring and adventure cyclists that like to get off the roads and explore paths less travelled. And since... >>

Garmin made two heart-rate monitors just for underwater use, called HRM-Swim and HRM-Tri

Garmin made two heart-rate monitors just for underwater use, called HRM-Swim and HRM-Tri

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Swimmers need heart-rate monitors too. That's what the engineers at Garmin must've been saying to themselves months ago, because the company decided to come up with underwater heart-rate monitors. Announced today, the new monitors are called HRM-Tri and... >>