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Garmin introduces new wearables at CES show

Published January 5, 2015
The Fenix 3 is a new GPS-enabled training watch from Garmin.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Garmin is introducing several new wearable gadgets, some with GPS and cycling features, at the Consumer Electronics Show here this week.

The new products include the Fenix 3 training watch, which has GPS and features for advanced fitness training, cross-country and alpine skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing and trail running. It’s compatible with the Garmin's Connect IQ store, which will allow the use of third party apps. The Fenix 3 comes in three variations: Silver, Gray, and the premium Sapphire, which features a scratch-resistant sapphire lens. The Fēnix 3 will be available to purchase in the first quarter this year. The Fēnix 3 Gray and Silver will have a suggested retail price of $499.99, or $549.99 with a heart rate monitor running bundle. The Fēnix 3 Sapphire will have a suggested retail price of $599.99. 

Garmin also is announcing its new Vívoactive ultrathin GPS smartwatch. It also allows use of GPS-enabled running, cycling, golfing, swimming and activity tracking apps. It also has smart notifications that link with smart phones to notify users of new texts, emails and more. It's also compatible with the Connect IQ store for third party apps.

Garmin also is showing updated versions of its activity tracker, the Vívofit with new features and the new Style Collection for the Vivofit, which includes premium materials such as leather and stainless steel, with silver, gold and rose gold finishes. The Style Collection also includes the Jonathan Adler + Garmin line of accessory bands by designer Jonathan Adler. 

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