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Garmin gamer smartwatch allows YouTuber heart rate streaming

Garmin gamer smartwatch allows YouTuber heart rate streaming

Garmin made a smartwatch specifically for gamers called Instinct Esports Edition. As the name implies, this is a version of a watch that's already been released, this time made instead with gamers in mind, instead of a primary focus on outdoor sports. This new watch will be sold in stores in time for the holiday season 2020 - you might even see them available for sale later today!

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Garmin Venu Sq smartwatches pack GPS and phone-free music streaming

Garmin Venu Sq smartwatches pack GPS and phone-free music streaming

Garmin has unveiled its new Venu Sq and Venu Sq Music Edition smartwatches, two models targeted at the average consumer who wants smartwatch functionality alongside extensive fitness and health features. The models are very similar, both offering GPS and heart rate monitoring, among other things, but the Music Edition quite obviously differs in one big way: it enables users to stream their favorite music without using their phone, a feature particularly useful for evening runs and time spent at the gym.

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Garmin Forerunner 745 released with over-the-top tracking abilities

Garmin Forerunner 745 released with over-the-top tracking abilities

Garmin today announced the Forerunner 745 GPS smartwatch, the successor to the Forerunner 735XT. These days Garmin makes smartwatches and fitness trackers for a lot of different segments, but like the 735XT, the Forerunner 745 seems aimed squarely at athletes who need a higher degree of fitness tracking. Specifically, the 745 has workout tracking features for running, biking, and swimming.

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Garmin confirms cyberattack: Cloud services held to ransom

Garmin confirms cyberattack: Cloud services held to ransom

Garmin has confirmed that it was a cyberattack that took Garmin Connect and the wearables company's other systems offline for more than four days. The company says that it is still working on bringing all of its systems back online, but says there is "no indication" that any payment information from its Garmin Pay service or otherwise was stolen.

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Garmin outage begins to ease as services slowly return

Garmin outage begins to ease as services slowly return

Garmin's huge outage is gradually starting to ease, with a number of the fitness company's connected services beginning to come back online after reportedly being the victim of a ransomeware attack. It's been a long weekend for the fitness wearables and navigation products firm, as it enters day four of Garmin Connect and other services being pushed unexpectedly offline.

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Garmin Connect down: Get your data fix during server maintenance

Garmin Connect down: Get your data fix during server maintenance

This week Garmin suffered an outage, so some (or all) of their services are down. That won't stop active individuals from running (or so we hope), so what's to be done with all this data that's still being racked up in Garmin trackers? How might you quantify your activities? For some Garmin products, there's good news: You don't need Garmin's (currently out of commission) services to see your data!

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Garmin outage: What we know about this apparent ransomware attack

Garmin outage: What we know about this apparent ransomware attack

This week Garmin services and production were reportedly the victim of a ransomware attack. As a result, Garmin experienced an outage that affected Garmin.com and Garmin Connect, as well as Garmin call centers. This attack's various hits meant that at the same time Garmin was experiencing what was likely the most comprehensive loss of service in its history, the company was completely unable to reieve service calls, emails, or participate in online chats.

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Huge Garmin outage takes sync and Garmin Connect offline

Huge Garmin outage takes sync and Garmin Connect offline

If you're a Garmin customer, you may have found yourself unable to access the company's mobile apps, smartwatch syncing features, or even to get ahold of customer support through the company's call center. This is due to a major ongoing outage, the company has revealed, one that has been taking place for the majority of Thursday. It's unclear when the services will be back online and it has been several hours since the company's last status update.

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Garmin’s new solar-powered watches definitely aren’t for the budget shopper

Garmin’s new solar-powered watches definitely aren’t for the budget shopper

Just about a year ago, Garmin rolled out a solar-powered fenix 6X smartwatch - the first solar-powered watch it's ever released. The fenix 6X Pro Solar, as it's officially called, featured a special lens called "Power Glass" that would charge the watch when exposed to sunlight. Today, we're seeing Garmin bring its Power Glass to a range of new smartwatches, with wearables in the Instict, fenix 6, and tactix series all being outfitted with these solar charging capabilities.

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Garmin’s new rearview radars for cyclists keep an eye on your blindspot

Garmin’s new rearview radars for cyclists keep an eye on your blindspot

Garmin has revealed two new rearview radars for cyclists, giving those on bikes a warning when cars and other traffic might be pulling up behind them. The Varia RVR315 and Varia RTL515 both keep track on what's happening in riders' blind spots, and work with Garmin's new Varia app - as well as other bike hardware - to alert them to approaching cars.

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Garmin Dash Cam Tandem records from all angles as you drive

Garmin Dash Cam Tandem records from all angles as you drive

Dash cams are nothing new, but in the age of ride sharing, drivers may need to record more than just the road in front of them. Garmin today introduced a new dash cam that does just that, recording both the road and inside the cabin for a 360-degree view of what's going on. Dubbed the Garmin Dash Cam Tandem, this new device has lenses on the front and back that record simultaneously.

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Garmin Legacy Saga Series smartwatches bring Darth Vader to your wrist

Garmin Legacy Saga Series smartwatches bring Darth Vader to your wrist

In addition to its new vivofit activity tracker for kids, Garmin has unveiled the Legacy Saga Series, a pair of smartwatches that feature Star Wars imagery including character insignias and digital elements. The designs come only months ahead of the Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker movie scheduled to arrive in theaters this December.

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