One for the music lover, one for the fashionably conscious, and one for the lover of the deep
Hardy, sleek, classy, tech-savvy, and user-friendly, Garmin watches are some of the most advanced options available to athletes. But with the debut of new lifestyle smartwatches, the technology brand is finally expanding its line into the lifestyle market as well.
“Before, Garmins are primarily used by hardcore runners, triathletes, and adventurers,” says Garmin Philippines president Ryan Tan. “In Ironman events almost 80 percent of athletes use Garmin.”
With the launch of products like the Vivomove HR, an everyday watch that looks like a normal analog watch but with smart wellness features, even the fashionably conscious can make getting fit much more stylish. It features a crystal touchscreen with a discreet display and it counts your steps and calories while monitoring wellness, including all-day stress tracking.
Together with the launch of the Vivomove HR, Garmin also brings Forerunner 645 Music and the Descent Mk1.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music
With capability to store up to 500 songs in your watch, the Forerunner 645 Music features smart notifications, the ability to send prewritten responses to text messages, automatic uploads to the Garmin connect app, and the ability for others to track runs with the LiveTrack feature. On top of its multisport features (cycling, yoga, rowing, pool swimming, elliptical cardio), it lasts up to seven days of continuous use.
The Descent Mk1 meanwhile is do-it-all dive computer packed with surface GPS navigation, full-color onscreen mapping, and location reference that makes marking dive entry and exit points easy. Possibly the most helpful feature is the Bühlmann ZHL-16c algorithm that alerts you when you’re beyond your dive limits.