Garmin Ltd. was established in 1989 by Gary Burrell with Min Kao as makers of GPS devices for aviation and automobiles. But they later expanded to GPS for sports and wearable technology, to the point where they are best known for their activity trackers and smartwatches. Their reputation has grown to where they compete with the more established companies, such as Fitbit and Apple.
Fitness watches have a number of fitness sensors and features for recording steps taken, sleep, heart rate, and more. Some Garmin smartwatches are the Forerunner series (the 945, 245 and 245 Music, 45 and the 45S), the Vivoactive series, the Vivomove HR, the Vivofit, the Fenix, and much more.
Many Garmin models include a Global Positioning System, which are especially useful for runners as well as triathletes. Garmin smart watches are made to properly check the distance, heart rate, time, speed, altitude as well as pace, each of the things which are necessary for an athlete’s training. Fitness trackers are enabled with a number of functions, like a pedometer, step counter or sleep analysis sensor.
Garmin GPS watches have a simple interface which lets you navigate simply between screens: activity tracking, heart rate, health stats and a total of the week is just one click away.
Switching on GPS mode when running is just as simple to access as all of the other functions: push the top right button only once to choose your activity, and then press it again for finding a satellite signal. When you are connected, and then press it a third time when starting your workout.
Selecting the best Garmin watch for your needs depends greatly upon your own unique fitness goals, and getting the watch that meets those requirements. Base your decision on the watch’s functionality, design, colors, as well as your choice.
Garmin fitness watches can be used by amateur as well as professional athletes to check their training progress. They are commonly called a fitness bracelet, fitness tracker, pedometer bracelet, or activity tracker.
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Despite all the fitness monitoring functions, they shouldn’t replace medical devices for measuring heart rate, calories consumed, and the like.
Checks your heart rate from your wrist, during the day and night, by making use of Garmin Elevate wrist heart measure technology
It has a GPS which tracks your speed, distance, and the place where you run
Has features such as smart alerts, live tracking, music controls, and direct and automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, Garmin’s tool for tracking your fitness activities
It tracks your movement throughout the day, such as the number of steps taken, calories consumed, and gives you a reminder to move if you’re idle for too long
Automatically uploads your information to the Garmin website, to display your progress and let you set your fitness goals
This GPS smartwatch has a high-resolution touch screen that can be read even in sunlight. The screen resolution is 205 x 148 pixels
Can be used for tracking biking, running, and swimming—even without a smartphone
Allows you to select the watch face from a wide range of styles. You can also download apps from the Garmin Connect IQ store
Sends you alerts to your smartphone
The physical dimensions of this device is 43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm. It will fit on wrist sizes from 127-204 mm. The screen resolution is 240 x 240 pixels
It has more than 15 pre-loaded GPS and sports apps
It can measure oxygen consumption and has a stress monitor
The Garmin Instinct is built to military-grade specifications, and has thermal, shock, and water resistance to withstand the elements
It provides smart notifications and has global satellite navigation capability
It features a 3-axis compass and a barometric altimeter, and a number of global navigation satellite systems
It can track your heart rate, activity, and stress, reminding you to keep up your pace
It features a traditional watch face, but gives you fitness information and alerts by means of the touchscreen
It checks your heart rate, monitors sleep, counts steps, and measures calories burned
It gives stress alerts over the course of the day, reminding you to take a break from the action
It allows you to share data and compete with other people via the Garmin Connect app
Garmin fitness watches are a popular and convenient innovation to make physical training easier. But before making a decision, it is very important to determine what you really require, and the options that exist.