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Smart watches are a great gift idea, especially for those in our lives who love tracking their workouts and checking out notifications from their phones without picking up the ol' glass slab. Garmin makes a pretty wide array of smart watches, and right now those devices have some killer deals going on Amazon. Let's check them out. At the top of Garmin's lineup sits the Forerunner 935. This watch features a GPS, barometer to track elevation changes, heart rate monitor, and a whole lot more. Garmin also claims some pretty lofty battery life statistics, including 24 hours with the GPS running or 50 hours in its UltraTrac fitness mode. Garmin's software also watches workouts and lets you know if... Read more...
The annual deals season is almost upon us, the one known as Black Friday, which these days is more than just a single day (or even a weekend, followed by Cyber Monday) of bargains. Retailers have extended out the savings period each year, to where major markdowns can be seen on various items for a month or more. Getting an early start, Amazon is offering "epic" deals on Garmin smartwatches (including one from the Forerunner line), with prices slashed by up to 50 percent. Shown above is the Garmin Vívomove HR, described as a "hybrid smartwatch for men and women." It is also one of the more sophisticated looking wrist accessories among the bunch. It features an OLED display with a 128x64... Read more...
If Garmin did not already have a giant target on its back, it sure does now, if a report that it paid a multi-million dollar ransom to hackers is true. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, sources cited as being familiar with the matter told Sky News that Garmin hired a company that specializes in ransomware negotiations to resolve a recent cyber intrusion. While nothing has been official confirmed, it was reported last week that a major outage affecting nearly every facet of Garmin's operations was the result of a ransomware strain called WastedLocker. "We are currently experiencing an outage that affects Garmin.com and Garmin Connect. This outage also affects our call centers, and we are... Read more...
Garmin is having itself a no good, terrible day. and it could extend throughout the weekend. The cause of Garmin's woes is a ransomware attack, according to employees who have posted about the matter on social media, and it is affecting several of the company's services for its line of wearable products and aviation dealings. If you head over to Garmin's website, you will see a message at the top that alludes to the ransomware attack, though the company has not outright confirmed it as such. "We are currently experiencing an outage that affects Garmin.com and Garmin Connect. This outage also affects our call centers, and we are currently unable to receive any calls, emails, or online chats. We... Read more...
Garmin has announced a revamp of its Forerunner lineup that brings multiple new devices to the mix that feature integrated music capability, full-color mapping, advanced training, and tracking features. The Forerunner family is designed with runners in mind; the new line includes the Forerunner 45, Forerunner 45S, Forerunner 245, Forerunner 245 Music, and Forerunner 945. The Forerunner 45 and 45S watches are for those who are training for their first race or starting a new exercise plan and aim for ease of use. They can monitor heart rate at the wrist and have integrated GPS to track pace, distance intervals, and more. The 45S has a 39mm case with the 45 offering a 42mm case. Battery life promises... Read more...
Garmin on Monday announced the Vivoactive 3 Music with Verizon, its first smartwatch with both GPS and 4G LTE connectivity baked into it. As with other smartwatches with 4G LTE connectivity, users can leave their smartphones behind when going on a walk or jog, and still receive text messages on their wrist. The same goes for streaming music. "The Vívoactive 3 Music with 4G LTE connectivity gives you everything you need from your phone—safety features, text messaging, and the ability to download and listen to music—now on your watch, so customers can leave their phones behind with confidence," said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. "Designed for customers... Read more...
Sometimes it seems like Amazon is trying to take over the world, and a big part of that plan involves Alexa, the company's digital assistant found in its Echo smart speaker products. Alexa is also found in some third-party gear, the newest of which is a hands-free, turn-by-turn navigation product from Garmin called "Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa" (just Garmin Speak from here on out). "Our vision is that the Alexa service will be everywhere our customers want it, including inside the car," said Ned Curic, vice president of automotive at Amazon Alexa. "Alexa on the Garmin Speak can help customers with many things, like controlling their smart home from the road, getting news or traffic, listening... Read more...
Garmin isn't ready to concede the action camera market to GoPro, hence the announcement of two new next generation models, the VIRB X and VIRB XE. Both of Garmin's new HD cameras are compact and capable of shooting wide-angle footage, and both bring an an all-new form factor with additional mounting options to the table. Like GoPro's Hero line, the VIRB X and VIRB XE are designed for action shots, whether it's taking tight corners on a motorcycle or snowboarding down a challenging mountain at breakneck speeds. Regardless of the activity, the cameras will capture your footage in a range of harsh environments -- both are waterproof to 50 meters without needing an external case. "With the updated... Read more...
Speaking of smartwatches, there are already plenty of them out there (albeit not necessarily Android-based devices that answer your phone calls), and Garmin has a couple of new ones for athletes. The Forerunner 620 offers a host of features, including those that offer granular data about your runs, pace, heart rate, estimated volume of oxygen you’re using per minute, and more. The 620 connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and using the Garmin Connect Mobile app, it will track where you are on your run and let those in your community know where you are. (Note: Privacy mavens may shudder at such a feature, but it’s a safety measure; if something were to happen to you on a long... Read more...