Latest Garmin fitness tracker news

Garmin introduces Fenix 5 Plus models with plenty of new features, including Garmin Pay
Garmin introduces Fenix 5 Plus models with plenty of new features, including Garmin Pay By Max Langridge

Garmin has announced three new additions to the Fenix 5 fitness tracker/smartwatch series. All arriving with Plus in their name, the Fenix 5 Plus; Fenix 5S Plus and Fenix 5X Plus are all successor models to the trio that launched in 2017.  Garmin Fenix... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music adds offline music to Garmin's sporty smartwatch
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music adds offline music to Garmin's sporty smartwatch By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced the Vivoactive 3 Music, which as the name suggests, adds music to the sporty smartwatch experience that the Vivoactive offers.Like the Forerunner 645 Music that was announced earlier in the year, the Vivoactive 3 Music will let you... Read more

What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?
What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it? By Elyse Betters

First, there was Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. Then, there was Fitbit Pay. Now, we have Garmin Pay. All these mobile payment systems work with contactless payment readers so that you can check out at a store, right from your wrist, without... Read more

Garmin Approach X10 is the GPS golf band that won't affect your swing
Garmin Approach X10 is the GPS golf band that won't affect your swing By Rik Henderson

Garmin has announced a GPS golf band that is discrete and comfortable yet includes data for more than 41,000 courses around the world.The Garmin Approach X10 is similar in style to a fitness band but is designed specifically for golfers who want course... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music: Offline music and Garmin Pay make this a potent sports watch
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music: Offline music and Garmin Pay make this a potent sports watch By Chris Hall

Garmin has had a music-shaped hole in its line-up of sports devices for some time. While rivals like TomTom have been offering the ability to take your music with you for a couple of years, Garmin is only just catching up. The new skills come in the... Read more

Garmin Vivofit 4 has a year-long battery life, always-on colour display
Garmin Vivofit 4 has a year-long battery life, always-on colour display By Elyse Betters

There are so many activity trackers available, it's hard to figure out which one to buy. Here's a hint: Go for the one with the better battery.No one wants to be out for a run and then see their activity tracker is dead and has not properly tracked their... Read more

10 reasons to buy the Garmin Vivoactive 3
10 reasons to buy the Garmin Vivoactive 3 By Pocket-lint Promotion

Garmin - once a sat nav brand - is now a name synonymous with fitness and health focussed wearables. One of its latest products, the Vivoactive 3, seeks to bring many of the features found in its higher-end watches, and put them in a more affordable package.Garmin's... Read more

Garmin Black Friday (US) deals: $80 off Vivosmart HR, $100 off Forerunner 735XT, and more sales
Garmin Black Friday (US) deals: $80 off Vivosmart HR, $100 off Forerunner 735XT, and more sales By Elyse Betters

Garmin makes a tonne of smart watches and fitness trackers, and many of them have been deeply discounted for Black Friday.For instance, the excellent Garmin Forerunner 735XT is $299.99, a $100 reduction. It's Garmin's second-tier device, designed for... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 30 is a cheap GPS smartwatch made for runners
Garmin Forerunner 30 is a cheap GPS smartwatch made for runners By Elyse Betters

Garmin has announced a new Forerunner-branded watch.Earlier this year, we reviewed the Forerunner 35, a GPS smartwatch that we described as perfect if you're looking for an affordable entry into the world of running watches. Its fitness tracking is faultless,... Read more

Garmin rounds out Vivo wearable line with Vivosport and Vivomove HR
Garmin rounds out Vivo wearable line with Vivosport and Vivomove HR By Elyse Betters

Garmin didn't just announce the Vivoactive 3 at IFA 2017; it introduced two other Vivo-branded wearables.First up is the new Vivosport activity-tracking band. There's a lot of Vivo-branded fitness wearables in Garmin's portfolio, so it's important to... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive 3 fitness watch debuts with Garmin Pay and more
Garmin Vivoactive 3 fitness watch debuts with Garmin Pay and more By Elyse Betters

Garmin is known for making great fitness smartwatches, but they command a high premium when compared to watches from Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit. But its latest wearable has a more affordable price.While at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Garmin announced the Vivoactive... Read more

5 reasons to buy the awesome Garmin Fenix 5
5 reasons to buy the awesome Garmin Fenix 5 By Pocket-lint Promotion

There’s a reason Garmin watches are so popular among sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Their devices are tailor-made for the active people on the planet. The ones who climb mountains, run marathons, swim across lakes and snowboard down slopes.The company’s... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 935 is do-it-all activity tracker that will get the most out of your training
Garmin Forerunner 935 is do-it-all activity tracker that will get the most out of your training By Max Langridge

Garmin has introduced the Forerunner 935 as a top-of-the-range, do-it-all fitness and activity tracker. It's been designed to be the only companion you need when training for events such as triathlons, as it caters for running, cycling and swimming exercises.... Read more

Garmin Vivosmart 3 shows up in pictures, there's life in fitness trackers yet
Garmin Vivosmart 3 shows up in pictures, there's life in fitness trackers yet By Rik Henderson

Garmin is planning to update its Vivosmart fitness tracker, if leaked pictures are anything to go by.Wareable claims to have got its hands on an image showing a Garmin Vivosmart 3 in three different poses. And as one of them shows the name on the rear,... Read more

Garmin Fenix 5 brings fitness finesse in smaller sizes
Garmin Fenix 5 brings fitness finesse in smaller sizes By Cam Bunton

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... Read more

Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness tracker encourages your kids to keep active
Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness tracker encourages your kids to keep active By Rik Henderson

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 durable... Read more

Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get
Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get By Chris Hall

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,... Read more

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

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... Read more

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 By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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 By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Garmin Varia Vision is a heads-up display for cyclists
Garmin Varia Vision is a heads-up display for cyclists By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Garmin Vivosmart HR upgraded band wants you to 'Beat Yesterday'
Garmin Vivosmart HR upgraded band wants you to 'Beat Yesterday' By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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,... Read more

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 By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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 By Luke Edwards

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 that's... Read more

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 By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Garmin Varia focuses on safety: Radar detection and smart lights for cyclists
Garmin Varia focuses on safety: Radar detection and smart lights for cyclists By Chris Hall

Garmin has introduced a new line of devices for cyclists called Varia.Varia is all about safety, offering some smart solutions to the problems faced by cyclists on the roads every day.The Varia Radar is exactly what it sounds like. It's a rear radar for... Read more

Strava and Garmin team-up for Strava Live Segments
Strava and Garmin team-up for Strava Live Segments By Luke Edwards

Strava has shot to fame in the world of cycling and running. Now it's made friends with Garmin to add another layer of awesome to the hardware company's cycling kit.Strava Live Segments will feature on the Garmin Edge 520, making it the first to receive... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 225, its first optical heart rate watch: Is this the end of the chest strap?
Garmin Forerunner 225, its first optical heart rate watch: Is this the end of the chest strap? By Luke Edwards

Garmin has finally joined the competition in offering a sports GPS watch that tracks heart rate using optics built-into the watch rather than a connected chest strap. The Garmin Forerunner 225 will be the company's first optical HR watch.Pocket-lint previously... Read more

Nike+ Running App now plays nice with sports watches including Garmin
Nike+ Running App now plays nice with sports watches including Garmin By Luke Edwards

Nike has announced that its Nike+ Running App will work with more devices to make tracking workouts, in one place, much easier.The Nike+ Running App will work with various brands of hardware including Garmin, TomTom, Wahoo Fitness and Netpulse.The idea... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive is a proper smartwatch for fitness fans
Garmin Vivoactive is a proper smartwatch for fitness fans By Chris Hall

Garmin had devices adorning the wrists of athletes long before anyone had conceived the term "wearables". One of the big names in sport watches, Garmin has announced three additions to its range at CES 2015.Most interesting is the Vivoactive which sees... Read more

Garmin's new Forerunner 920XT is as high-end as you can get for a GPS sportswatch
Garmin's new Forerunner 920XT is as high-end as you can get for a GPS sportswatch By Elyse Betters

Garmin's latest GPS sportswatch is chock-full of features and doubles as a personal trainer. It's the new Forerunner 920XT, and it isn't exactly cheap.The watch, which has a slim profile and is supposedly 15 per cent lighter and 18 per cent thinner than... Read more

Garmin vivosmart tracks you and displays phone notifications
Garmin vivosmart tracks you and displays phone notifications By Luke Edwards

Garmin has announced its next generation of activity tracker following on from the vivofit, its new vivosmart will not only track a person but will also connect to their smartphone to display notifications.The Garmin vivosmart features a touchscreen OLED... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 15 wants to give sportsbands a run for their money
Garmin Forerunner 15 wants to give sportsbands a run for their money By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced the Forerunner 15, its most affordable sports watch, looking to give those cheap sportsbands a bit of stiff competition. Not only does the new Garmin Forerunner 15 offer running tracking - with GPS functionality and compatibility... Read more

Garmin announces Sony SmartWatch 2 integration, Xperia Edition navigation app
Garmin announces Sony SmartWatch 2 integration, Xperia Edition navigation app By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced the Garmin Xperia Edition app for navigation on Sony Xperia devices, including walking directions on the Sony SmartWatch 2.As we revealed previously, the new Garmin software will let you have walking directions on your wrist, so you... Read more

Garmin Approach G7 and G8 will make you a better golfer
Garmin Approach G7 and G8 will make you a better golfer By Luke Edwards

Garmin has announced its latest golf handhelds to join the Approach range: the G7 and G8.Both devices feature colour touchscreens with more than 30,000 preloaded international courses. The battery will last for several rounds before needing a charge (15... Read more

Garmin updates satnavs: Nuvi 2798LMT gets rear camera, Essential Series updates, HUD+ offers new app
Garmin updates satnavs: Nuvi 2798LMT gets rear camera, Essential Series updates, HUD+ offers new app By Chris Hall

Garmin has updated its Nuvi line of satnav devices at CES 2014, taking things large.The Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT has a Wireless Backup Camera. The camera can be installed on the rear of your vehicle so that you can see behind you when reversing and avoid driving... Read more

Garmin's Vivofit fitness band is ANT+ compatible, syncs with Garmin Connect
Garmin's Vivofit fitness band is ANT+ compatible, syncs with Garmin Connect By Chris Hall

Garmin has expanded its line of fitness products with the launch of the Garmin Vivofit fitness band.Looking to capitalise on the popularity of products like the Nike+ Fuel Band, Garmin is turning its sporting experience to a new segment. The Garmin Vivofit... Read more

Move along smartwatch: The Garmin Tactix is SWAT you want
Move along smartwatch: The Garmin Tactix is SWAT you want By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced a new GPS navigator watch called the Garmin Tactix. Garmin says it's inspired by "the requirements of Law Enforcement and Police Special Operations", hence the name.The Garmin Tactix is a rugged watch, offering 50-metre waterproofing,... Read more

Garmin Approach S4 smart golf watch receives notifications from your phone
Garmin Approach S4 smart golf watch receives notifications from your phone By Luke Edwards

Garmin has just announced an updated versions of its golfing watch. The new Approach S4 not only has 30,000 golf courses programmed in but now connects to your iPhone and displays notifications.The Approach S4 gives precise distance to the front, back... Read more

Garmin Astro DC 50 dog collar launches with bark detection and more robust GPS, battery life
Garmin Astro DC 50 dog collar launches with bark detection and more robust GPS, battery life By Elyse Betters

Garmin offers GPS-tracking collars for dogs, and the company has launched its latest version, called the DC 50, that's "more robust and reliable" than previous models.The DC 50 offers new features like built-in bark detection, improved battery life for... Read more

Garmin Edge 810 and 510 cycle computers track your ride, keep you connected
Garmin Edge 810 and 510 cycle computers track your ride, keep you connected By Chris Hall

Garmin has updated its Edge cycling computers with the launch of the Garmin Edge 810 and Garmin Edge 610 at CES 2013. The navigation company teased us before the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that new devices would be launched and has now listed... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 10, for runners who like to keep it simple
Garmin Forerunner 10, for runners who like to keep it simple By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced the Garmin Forerunner 10, a new model of GPS sports watch designed to keep everything simple.Garmin say the watch is pitched at all levels of runners, but the important thing about the Forerunner 10 is that it keeps stats to a minimum.... Read more

Garmin unveils its rugged Fenix GPS watch
Garmin unveils its rugged Fenix GPS watch By Danny Brogan

If Bear Grylls is looking for a new watch, the Garmin Fenix Outdoor Watch should prove just the ticket. Geared towards the outdoor adventurer, the watch is kitted with GPS, is waterproof and will even measure your performance.Before setting off on your... Read more

Garmin Swim fitness watch created for the more aquatic athlete
Garmin Swim fitness watch created for the more aquatic athlete By Rik Henderson

Garmin has expanded its sports fitness watch range with the Garmin Swim, the company's first timepiece and motion tracker specifically designed for swimmers.It tracks stroke type, stroke count, distance, pace, lengths and more and, once hooked up to... Read more

Garmin challenges Nike+ with new iPhone / Android fitness app
Garmin challenges Nike+ with new iPhone / Android fitness app By Ben Crompton

Garmin has announced a new fitness app for Android and iPhone mobiles called Garmin Fit, which makes use of its GPS expertise by bringing a wealth of functionality to the user and could challenge the popular Nike+ format.The sports app allows a variety... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 110 promises to be simple
Garmin Forerunner 110 promises to be simple By Chris Hall

The Garmin Forerunner 110 is a new entry-level device joining the ranks of Garmin's sports watches.The Forerunner 110 features a SiRFstar IV GPS receiver, which Garmin claim will acquire and hold signal under a woodland canopy and in built-up areas. Nothing... Read more

Garmin Edge 500
Garmin Edge 500 By Chris Hall

Garmin's new Edge 500 brings sleek GPS functionality to a set of handlebars near you. If you don't want the mapping that the Edge 705 offers, the 500 will give you a much more compact unit.It is still packed with technology however, offering GPS functions,... Read more

Garmin Foretrex 401 and 301 released
Garmin Foretrex 401 and 301 released By Stuart Miles

Garmin has announced an update to its Foretrex range introducing two new models; The Foretrek 401 and the Foretrek 301. Lightweight and waterproof, the wrist mounted GPS navigators aimed at runners who like to go "off-route" will feature a high-sensitivity,... Read more

Garmin nuvi 500 series launches
Garmin nuvi 500 series launches By Amy-Mae Elliott

Garmin has announced its first multi-use nüvi portable navigation device dedicated to walking, cycling, scootering, driving and boating in one rugged "easy-to-use" unit. The nüvi 500 series comes equipped with the latest tech from Garmin including Navteq... Read more