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Garmin Instinct GPS watch is built for outdoor adventures

Garmin Instinct GPS watch is built for outdoor adventures

Garmin is a name probably most associated with in-vehicle navigation systems but it has dipped its hand into anything and everything you can put a GPS in. And, yes, that includes wearables naturally. It has, in fact, a line of smartwatches and fitness trackers and there are no signs of it slowing down. In fact, it has just launched the Garmin Instinct, a rugged smartwatch that’s built like a tank and looks the part as well.

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Garmin Fenix 5 Plus smartwatches get Spotify offline music support

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus smartwatches get Spotify offline music support

The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus smartwatches now support Spotify, enabling users to play offline playlists directly from the wearable. The new feature removes the smartphone burden, a benefit for athletes who want to listen to tunes without their handset weighing them down. There is a catch to the new feature, though -- you'll need to be a Premium subscriber to enjoy the support.

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Garmin Vivosmart 4 detailed with pulse-ox and longer battery life

Garmin Vivosmart 4 detailed with pulse-ox and longer battery life

The Garmin Vivosmart 4 was revealed earlier today at IFA 2018 in multiple colors. This wearable sports and fitness band tracks user activities in ways well advanced beyond its predecessor, and it's ready to roll in high-style sort of way. This version of the Vivosmart has water resistant (for swimming and showering, etc), and has a battery life of "up to 7 days" - supposing you're not using all 7 days of all-pulse-ox all the time.

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Garmin Vivofit Jr 2 brings Disney flair to kids fitness tracking

Garmin Vivofit Jr 2 brings Disney flair to kids fitness tracking

The Vivofit Jr. 2 is a fitness tracker that Garmin has offered for about a year now, and along the way we've seen it team up with Disney to offer devices themed around Marvel superheros and Star Wars. Today, the two companies announced a new version of the Vivofit Jr. 2, this time featuring Disney Princesses. As with previous entries in the Vivofit Jr. 2 line, the idea is to get kids excited about meeting exercise and activity goals by turning it all into something of a game.

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Garmin Fenix 5 Plus gives Apple Watch some do-it-all competition

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus gives Apple Watch some do-it-all competition

Last week, Garmin made a round of updates to its Vivoactive 3 fitness tracker, and today, it's taking a pass at the Vivoactive's big brother. The Fenix 5 series is the next in line to get some updates, with Garmin today announcing three new watches that will comprise the Fenix 5 Plus line. The watches boast some significant upgrades over their predecessors, but be prepared to shell out a lot of cash if you want to own one.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 gets onboard storage for music

Garmin Vivoactive 3 gets onboard storage for music

Garmin has announced a new version of the Vivoactive 3, the fitness tracking GPS smartwatch it launched last August. This new version, dubbed the Vivoactive 3 Music, is pretty much the same as the original that debuted last year, but with one key difference: it comes with onboard storage you can fill up with music. At first blush, that might seem a little underwhelming as the only new addition, but the Vivoactive 3 was already a pretty capable wearable before this.

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Fitness tracker Strava reveals names, locations, heart rates

Fitness tracker Strava reveals names, locations, heart rates

I'm currently looking at heatmaps showing the exercise paths of soldiers on live military bases around the world. I'm able to do this thanks to the fitness social network Strava. Much like a soldier sharing photos of their base on Facebook, Strava shows the paths they run on every day. Strava shows this information because these soldiers shared this information with Strava, and therein potentially enemy forces, too.

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Garmin Approach X10 is an entry-level wearable for golfers

Garmin Approach X10 is an entry-level wearable for golfers

Garmin has launched a new wearable device designed for golfers. Called the Garmin Approach X10, the new wristband is preloaded with details on more than 41,000 golf courses around the world, enabling golfers to immediately access info on hazards, distances, and more. The device is designed for golfers ranging from beginners to experts and is the most entry-level model in Garmin's lineup.

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Garmin Speak Plus refresh combines Alexa-powered GPS with a dash cam

Garmin Speak Plus refresh combines Alexa-powered GPS with a dash cam

Back in October, Garmin revealed its first Alexa-powered device, known as the Garmin Speak. At CES 2018, we're seeing Garmin introduce a refresh called the Speak Plus, and though it might seem a little soon to be announcing a new device in the line, there's good reason for it. While the Speak Plus will do everything the original Speak is capable of, there's one important addition with this iteration: Speak Plus will also serve as a dash cam.

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Garmin’s Alexa-powered infotainment is perfect for backseat drivers

Garmin’s Alexa-powered infotainment is perfect for backseat drivers

Backseat drivers are going to love Garmin's new scalable infotainment platform, debuting at CES 2018 as the navigation company makes a play for tomorrow's connected dashboards. While Garmin might be best known for its standalone sat-nav devices, the company is aiming to oust rivals like QNX from automaker's own infotainment systems, and it's counting on features like Alexa to do that.

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Garmin vivofit 4 family gets always-on screen and a year of battery life

Garmin vivofit 4 family gets always-on screen and a year of battery life

Garmin has launched its latest generation wearables in the vivofit family with the new vivofit 4 series. These activity trackers have a year of battery life with no charging necessary. Garmin has also integrated a new sunlight-readable always-on color display.

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Garmin Speak brings Amazon Alexa and GPS navigation to any vehicle

Garmin Speak brings Amazon Alexa and GPS navigation to any vehicle

Garmin has announced a new smart device that'll bring the best of Alexa into buyers' cars. The device, simply called Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa, is said to be the first in-car gadget that gives drivers access to Alexa, as well as navigation via Garmin's own tech. Alexa can handle more than just tapping Garmin's navigational database, though.

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