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NXP and Garmin Team-up for NFC Mobile Payments Via New Fitness Wearables

NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced that Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., has chosen NXP’s PN80T embedded Secure Element (SE) and Near Field Communications (NFC) solution for the recently launched vívoactive 3 and Forerunner 645 Music featuring contactless payment capabilities.

With NXP’s embedded Secure Element technology and innovative Loader Service provisioning solution, Garmin is able to easily and quickly deploy Garmin PayTM in their products without compromising security.

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Garmin Dazzles with Latest Fitness Tracker’s Powerful Battery

Garmin International Inc. announced this week the rollout of vívofit 4, a daily activity tracker with an incredible 1+ year battery life – no charging necessary – and a sunlight-readable, always-on color display.

From the official release:

Designed for 24/7 wearability, the vívofit 4 is swim- and shower-safe and features a sleek, comfortable band. The vívofit 4 is ready to go right out of the box, and can be paired with a smartphone for additional features. Easy to set up and simple to operate, all that’s left is to put it on and go.

“An activity tracker is only as effective as how often you wear it, and this is where the vívofit 4 really shines – you can set it and forget it,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “It’s the ideal device for customers who want something reliable that they don’t need to hassle with or take off to recharge.”

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Garmin Shows Off First Touchscreen Hybrid Smartwatch

On Thursday, Garmin International, Inc. announced the vívomove HR, a hybrid smartwatch with activity tracking, Elevate wrist-based heart rate, smart notifications and a touchscreen display.

“Precision hands show the time and dynamically move out of the way for easy viewing of messages, heart rate and more,” the company tells us. “A master of subtlety, the smart display only appears when the user turns their wrist. Style-obsessed, rejoice: The vívomove HR combines the latest and greatest Garmin connectivity, fitness and wellness monitoring features with an elegant, classic design.”

We’re told that the vívomove HR is one of the many new wearables from Garmin being launched in conjunction with IFA in Berlin, Germany, September 1-6.

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To The Forefront of Wearables: Garmin Announces Forerunner 935

To The Forefront of Wearables: Garmin Announces Forerunner 935

On Wednesday, Garmin International Inc. officially introduced the much anticipated Forerunner 935.

“The new flagship multisport device from Garmin will bring the latest generation of physiological analytic capabilities from Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. to the Forerunner series for the first time,” reads a statement emailed to mHealthWatch.

We’re told that the three new Firstbeat training features – Anaerobic Training Effect, Training Load, and Training Status – debuted earlier this year in the Garmin Fenix 5 series, which was named as a CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree in the wearable technologies category.
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Garmin Launches New Wearable and Cycling Apps

garmin-launches-new-wearable-and-cycling-appsGarmin International Inc. has just announced several new apps, data fields and watch faces available for Garmin users to download from its Connect IQ Store from companies including Uber, Trek, GU Energy Labs and nuun Active Hydration.

The formal announcement came at the start of CES 2017 this week in Las Vegas.

So what’s new exactly?

Connect IQ, an open platform for third-party developers to create content for Garmin wearables, bike computers and outdoor handhelds, lets users customize their Garmin device to reflect their unique personalities and needs.

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Medidata, Garmin Hone in on mHealth

Medidata, Garmin Hone in on mHealthWith the potential of mHealth technology in their line of sight, Medidata and Garmin are teaming up to provide consumers with an enhanced mHealth solution.

Medidata, a global provider of cloud-based solutions, is collaborating with Garmin by integrating Garmin’s vívofit activity tracker with the Medidata Clinical Cloud.

Thanks to the coupling, Medidata is enabling its life sciences customers to make use of mobile health devices with the potential to enhance patient engagement, data quality and operational efficiencies in clinical trials.
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It’s Viva Las Vegas for Garmin’s Vívoactive at CES 2015

It's Viva Las Vegas for Garmin's Vívoactive at CES 2015Some of the most respected brands in all of technology are dipping their toes deeper into mobile waters this week in Las Vegas for the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

One such respected firm is Garmin, the GPS heavyweight that now has the wearables industry on its map.

Garmin went to CES 2015 to unveil Vívoactive – a “lightweight and ultra-thin GPS smartwatch with built-in sports and activity tracking apps.”

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