Fenix 3, EPIX & VivoActive: Garmin Conjures Three Smartwatches out of the Hat

With three new Smartwatches wants to win the attention of the CES coverage for Garmin and it gets competition of Omate, Withings, and Alcatel. The three new hot Fenix 3, EPIX and VivoActive.

With the Fenix 3, Garmin uses the outdoor area and holds a very slim watch with all the necessary fitness functions. Heart sensors, GPS and a convenient carry make together with the wide range of other sensors to a sporting goods with latest hardware the Smartwatch. Garmin provides equal with all apps. Compared to its predecessor, the display was improved and made more readable. A program called LiveTrack allows sharing of data in real time with friends. The Fenix 3 costs about $500, making it a real heavyweight.

Continue with the EPIX.

The EPIX is like a kind of map for the wrist. With the Smartwatch have it preinstalled on the 1.4-inch display the whole map of Europe. With 8 GB storage is also still room for more. The satellite images are complemented by a comprehensive navigation system. Also training functions are like GPS on board. The clock should come in the second quarter by 2015 and cost also about $500.

Lastly there is the VivoActive would be.

The multifunction watch can not only fitness, but has still much more in the repertoire. Thus, a music control on the associated iPhone is possible. Calls, emails and messages from the iOS or Android device are also displayed. But the best: No GPS function the Smartwatch stay up to 10 hours up to three weeks and the lifetime specified by the GPS sensor. Really not bad compared to other sports watches. The VivoActive comes in April at a price of 249 euro.