Sunday, February 21, 2016

Beyond CES 2016: Meet the smartwatch of the day, the Garmin Vivoactive HR

An increasingly competitive mobile device category.

Garmin Vivoactive HR wants you to ditch the chest strap.  (Wareable, 2/19/2016)
Appearing at the World Mobile Congress.  In terms of battery life, Garmin claims you can expect 8 days battery life with continuous activity and heart rate tracking switched on. When you put the GPS to good use, you can expect up to 13 hours of playtime.

Priced at $249.99.  Not yet available.  Eager beavers will be sorely disappointed by the lengthy order processing time.  (5 to 8 weeks.)

Bottom Line:  Is it just me or does it seem that every company bullishly inflates battery life when introducing a product?

Other Beyond CES posts: 
Can the LG Rolling Bot locate a hairball hidden under the bed?  (2/21/2016)

Link to most recent CES 2016 post (with links to the rest of the series).

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