It goes without saying that Garmin wasn’t going to let Apple, Fitbit etc. leave it in the dust when it came to advanced health monitoring capabilities such as ECGs. The partnership with ‘Actigraph‘, in December, was just an inkling. Now, this with further news of Garmin’s active collaborations. Not sure when Garmin will announce some products. I have heard that there are some new Garmin & Fitbit watches expected before Easter. But, I am still short on details. Of course, I will share with you as soon as I find out. Till then, this is good news.
As you can see I do NOT agree with any of their Garmin picks. Prove me wrong. I own, have owned or bought for family members: Garmin Fenix 5 Plus, Fenix 5, Vivoactive 3 & Vivosport. So, it isn’t like I am just going by specs on the Web. I also owned a Fitbit Ionic. I do NOT think the Fitbit Versa is a good tracker. I would NOT swap my Fenix 5 Plus for a Versa plus $500.
Anywho, you see what you think. I have had my say.
‘AndroidCentral’ Publishes Its List Of ‘Best Hybrid Smartwatches In 2018’ — Includes ‘Garmin Vivomove HR’.
Interesting list. I have indeed looked at a few of them, though my emphasis is on the fitness/health features as opposed to the smartwatch capabilities per se.
That said I have been tempted a few times by the ‘Withings’ but have managed to resist. Heard good things about the new LG and also saw that it has been deeply discounted of late.
I don’t agree that, bar for its smart looks and $200 price tag, the Garmin Vivomove HR is the right comparison. I would have gone with the Garmin Vivoactive 3.
But, check out the list. Worth keeping abreast of the technology and products.
Garmin has to react fairly soon.
This partnership with Actigraph is a good start. Actigraph, right now, does not have a ECG/EKG product but you have to be sure that they and Garmin have been looking into it. As I discovered the ‘chipsets’ for getting the ECG/EKG readings are readily available and not that expensive. So, it is not a huge hill that has to be climbed.
Actigraph, right now, appears to marketing high-end activity trackers — albeit without GPS. So, quite a bit of overlap, but also areas that they can cooperate on to improve.
Good move. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
These are my friends at HRM USA — the place at which I have been buying ALL my many activity trackers for the last year. Given that they discovered that I blog they had asked whether I would do some reviews for them. I was glad to oblige. So, here is one. I have done more.
That is good that he is wearing a tracker. But, an Oura that does SO LITTLE! That is neither here nor there. He should be wearing a Garmin Fenix 5 Plus. Now that IS a man’s tracker.
But, in his case …. He is Royalty. He can call up MI6.
Just think of what MI6 could give you in a ring? Wow.
Maybe MI6 will read this, contact me and send me a RING.
Buckingham Palace knows how to get in touch with me.
Maybe if MI6 gives me a ring I will give my nearly new Garmin Fenix 5 Plus to Prince Harry.
The ‘Best’ Smart Watches Per ‘Business Insider’ — Though Not Necessarily The Best Activity/Fitness Trackers.
Google, which knows more about I than I actually do, brought this article to my attention.
It was interesting. I am not into smart watches. My kick is high-end activity/fitness trackers — like the Garmin Fenix 5. I actually DUMB DOWN my watches. I do NOT want them acting as smart watches. I am old. I don’t want to be notified on e-mail. I will check for e-mail in my own time.
Some of these names were new to me. They all came some fitness/activity tracking capability. Would be fun to see what they are.
But, I wanted to share this with you.