Garmin launches FR60 fitness watch

Garmin has announced the launch of the FR60, describing it as a "sleek fitness watch plus workout tool that tracks your time, heart rate and calories burned".

Unlike other Garmin wristwear, the FR60 offers no GPS capabilities, but can be used in conjunction with the bundled heart rate monitor and optiional ANT+ compatible wireless foot pod.

The new FR60 also boasts "advanced" training tools, such as training alarms and "Virtual Partner", which lets you race against a virtual training partner to improve your performance.

Garmin is offering a men’s and women’s version of FR60 that differs only in size and colour options. The men’s model, which weighs 1.6 ounces, comes in black or red on black. The women’s model, at 1.4 ounces, comes in black or lilac.

In order to monitor workout data, the FR60 automatically transfers data to your PC or Mac wirelessly, when in range, which can be analysed, categorised and shared through the Garmin Connect online community.

The FR60 has a recommended retail price of £130 and is available now.