Garmin SmartWatch Collection: Vivofit 2, Fenix 3, Epix and Vivoactive at CES 2015

Garmin has introduced at CES 2015, a new SmartWatch Collection includes an updated version of the Vivofit 2 and three models of SmartWatches Fenix 3, Epix and Vivoactive. All these smart bracelet have new design is quite simple but still very trendy and dynamic.

Vivofit 2:

Like the original version of Vivofit, Vivofit 2 also has an LCD display screen displays the calories you consume, the number of hours you sleep, time and other data related to your fitness. The Vivofit 2 Smart bracelet is perfect exercise equipment will not allow you to inactive.


The Garmin vivofit 2 totally different from the previous one. After an hour you sit, a red bar will appear on the screen, this bar will continue until you get up and exercise. When the red bar is too long, Garmin bracelet will alert you with a sound. You will feel like being bothered if its not stand up and operation immediately.

Vivofit 2 also has a few new features such as- Users can turn the timer operation for exercises. The vivofit 2 also has many colors and with the advanced version made of leather or stainless steel.

Vivofit 2 have the same battery life of its predecessor, it can be connected to the Garmin software on iOS or Android to help you keep track of better health. Straps can withstand a maximum water depth of 50m. Products will be priced at $ 130 – or $ 170 if you want to have a heart rate monitor included. The device will soon be launched this quarter.

Vivofit 2 Features:

  • Movement warning Reminder with the audio signal
  • Automatic recognition with daily exercise goals
  • Information about the steps, calories, distance traveled, time and monitor sleep
  • Automatically sync with Garmin Connect service
  • Automatic data synchronization with your computer or Smartphone devices with ANT

Fenix 3:

The Fenix 3 is a SportsWatch, created specifically for athletes and tourists who often visit away from populated areas. Fenix 3 has a large arsenal of wireless sensors and modules, including the accelerometer, barometer, altimeter, electronic compass and three-axis antenna GPS and GLONASS.


Fenix 3 equipped with round color screen, and can be attached to the body strap with built-in heart rate monitor. Garmin Fenix 3 Body withstand diving to a depth of 100 meters, and usage scenarios are limited, mostly liked by sports persons. Internal battery work up to 6 weeks of standby time and 20 hours of GPS-navigation. Dimensions of round clock are 51.5 x51.5×15.5 mm, weight only 70 grams.

Fenix 3 premium version with sapphire crystal, in addition was presented standard fastening straps in different colors. A separate version has been released with metal or stainless steel strap. The cost, depending on the materials used and the options range from $ 500 to $ 600. Fenix 3 also automatically syncs with Garmin Connect service when connected to the computer via Wi-Fi or ANT.

Fenix 3 Features:

  • 1.2 inch display
  • GPS + GLONASS support by EXO antenna
  • Multiple sensors support – accelerometer, barometer, altitude sensors, 3-axis digital compass, heart rate monitors etc.
  • Connectivity of Wi-Fi ANT, Bluetooth



The Epix SmartWatch feature more traditional rectangular screen with a diagonal of 1.4 inches. Watches received the same set of sensors and actuators that Fenix 3, and boast a special set of tourist maps BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. The Epix SmartWatch comes with 8 GB of internal memory, and battery life is 6 weeks in standby mode and night mode with GPS-navigation. Dimensions of the Epix SmartWatch are 50.8×53.3×17.8 mm, they weigh 85 grams. Depending on the preset value of hours of content ranging from $ 500 to $ 550.

The Epix SmartWatch device may transmit data to your location in real time. Supports connection to smartphones to Android and iOS. In addition, Garmin also added ANT function with the ability to connect external devices.

The Epix SmartWatch Features:

  • Display of 1.4 inches with high resolution
  • GPS + GLONASS support by EXO antenna
  • Multiple sensors support – accelerometer, barometer, altitude sensors, 3-axis digital compass
  • Integrated Bluetooth, sync notifications from smartphones
  • 8 GB Internal memory
  • Pre-installed map data Birdseye Satellite
  • Automatically synchronize data with Garmin Connect
  • Other features like counting steps, calculate the breathing, measure swimming distance, measuring heart rate etc.
  • Water resistant 5 atm


Garmin Vivoactive SmartWatch designed for people who are actively involved in sports and prefer to spend much time outdoors. Support for GPS-navigation and the ability to operate independently of the smartphone make an indispensable device for those who like to completely abandon the use of smartphones during the holidays.


The Vivoactive also enabled with same features such as swimming, cycling, walking and running, and even golf. Claimed battery life of up to 3 weeks on a single charge of the battery or up to 10 hours with active GPS-navigation. The watch attached removable straps in different colors. In the Dial is integrated with color touch screen display with a resolution of 205×148 pixels. The physical dimensions of 38.5×8.0 mm and weighs 18 grams without the strap and 38 g strap. It’s also water resistant pressure to 5 atm. The Garmin Vivoactive SmartWatch Price starts from $ 249.99 to $ 299.99.

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