Day 2 of the 2015 CES revealed another group of new, intriguing wearables, most notably from Garmin and Sony. Of the two Garmin was the star of the day, as the GPS giant unveiled four new devices for consumers to haggle over.Sony, meanwhile, gave us an up-close look of it’s newest addition to the world of smartwatches, causing quite a stir. We have everything you need to know about the days events, including a recap of all the new wearables and what to expect next. Here’s yourCES Wearable Day 2 recap:
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Garmin: A Giant Among Men
With so many wearables on display at this year’s CES Garmin found a way to stand out by flooding the show with 4 new devices that are impressive alone and downright spectacular together. Let’s take a closer look at each of them:
The Garmin Epix: A truly impressive smartwatch with a focus on activity it combines a rugged shell with exquisite technology users will love, particularly the fact that it can function as a stand-alone navigation system. With GPS and GLONASS capabilities it can track with pin-point precision your location, making this the perfect device for adventure lovers and trail blazers. It also comes with preloaded maps and a 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery so you always know where you are. If that wasn’t enough it has full smartwatch functionality and boasts a 1.4″ colored touchscreen with 8 GB of storage. Plus, it’s waterproof so you can wear it whatever the weather or sport.
The Garmin Fenix 3: This is the updated version of the Fenix 2 and like the Epix it is also aimed at fitness buffs and serious athletes. Although it doesn’t’ have a colored screen or maps, it does have many great features. It is a GPS smartwatch that is ideal for tracking and monitoring every movement you make throughout the day, from biking to skiing. It has an internal antennae just like the Epix for exact location and movement tracking and is just as durable. However, it comes in 3 different colors: gray, silver and saphire, making it a little bit more stylish.
Garmin Vivoactive: A new Smart Tracker Wins Your Heart
Vivoactive is the perfect blend of smartwatch and tracker and is geared for everyday use by serious fitness fanatics and casual sports enthusiasts alike. It is a sleek, lightweight wearable that comes in either black or white and looks as good as it works. There is an LCD touchscreen that displays notifications from multile sources as well as full text messages, to keep you in touch when you’re on the go. The screen also has a high-resolution display, so you can see clearly even in direct sunlight. In addition, it has full GPS capabilities, so it can track all your activities and give you exact statistics, as well as maps for activities like golfing and swimming. It is also waterproof up to 50m and extremely durable, so you can wear it all day, everyday.
The Garmin VivoFit 2: A smart upgrade
Vivofit 2, a pure activity tracker, is meant to get you into a fitness routine and make you more aware of how active or inactive you truly are. Great for beginners or those who don’t want to be interrupted with smartwatch notifications, it tracks calories burned, steps taken, distance and time. It is reasonably priced and feels natural on your wrist, so you don’t even notice you’re wearing it. It can also be synced with your smartphone.
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Sony: Still A Force To Be Reckoned With
Sony only had one wearable to reveal today, but it was a stylish ad impressive one as consumers got a good look at the stainless-steel Smartwatch 3 model. The internal mechanics are the same on this version as with the original, but the stainless-steel band gives it an edgier, more premium look. It makes the watch look streamlined and Sony plans to expand on it in the near future by giving users the option to switch bands for more versatility.
Garmin definitely stole the spotlight today with it’s new line of smartwatches and trackers designed to impress consumers from all walks of life. They cam out strong and offered premium devices ranging in price, style and function to suit everyone’s needs. Along with Sony’s sleek unveil of an updated Smartwatch 3 they combined to make this another exciting day for wearables.