Releases from Garmin, Misfit, Fossil, and more
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which wrapped up Sunday, Jan. 8, in Las Vegas, has become a popular platform for wearable developers looking to debut products in a high-profile, media-rich environment.
CES isn’t a wearable-centric show—categories including home safety, gaming, toys, and medical equipment get far more play. But all the major wearable brands are there, from Garmin to Fossil Group.
Below, a few new and noteworthy wearables released at last week’s show:
This successor to the WSD-F10 Android Wear smartwatch is billed as an “outdoor” device—and it does seem well-prepared for a polar expedition (or a 5K!). Water-resistant to 50 meters (164 feet), it features GPS, full-color maps, and snow-sports tracking. This $500 toughie, which runs on Android Wear 2.0, will be released April 21.
Fossil Q Smartwatches
Fossil added a trio of new smartwatches to its smart-tech Fossil Q collection: the Q Accomplice (pictured above), the Q Modern Pursuit, and the Q Grant. All three are hybrid smartwatches (meaning they’re smart but also have analog timekeeping) with superthin cases, old-school analog features, and solid fitness-tracking technology.
The Misfit Vapor is parent brand Fossil Group’s first-ever touchscreen smartwatch. We don’t know much about it yet, but it’s reported to be waterproof and packaged with a few interchangeable straps. It will be priced at $199.
Garmin Fenix Watches
Garmin showcased three new smartwatches at CES: the 47 mm Fenix 5, the 42 mm Fenix 5S, and the 51 mm Fenix 5X. The Fenix 5 operates for 24 hours in GPS mode, reports Wareable, while the smaller Fenix 5S targets females. The massive Fenix 5X comes with preloaded maps and a sapphire lens. This trio will be released in “early 2017.”
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Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR
This colorful, comfortable smartwatch—made in partnership with tech firm Valencell—features an optical heart rate tracker and comes in black, blue, and pink. The $599 device is already on the market.
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