Philips Accuses Fitbit and Garmin, Its More Successful Competitors, of Stealing Its Wearable Tech

Philips is accusing two of the highest profile players in the wearables market, Fitbit and Garmin, of stealing its propriety technology, and it wants the companies to be brought to justice. Specifically, it is asking for Fitbit and Garmin, along with three other companies, to pay tariffs or be subjected to an import ban. Read More >>

CES 2020: Garmin’s New Dashcam Records Both the Road Ahead and Passengers in the Back

Instead of just recording what’s happening on the road in front of a car, Garmin’s new Dash Cam Tandem has a second rear-facing lens that also records everything happening inside the vehicle at the same time. It won’t make the job of an Uber driver even easier, but it will provide irrefutable proof of unruly passengers should they ever dispute their bad behaviour. Read More >>

The Decade Smartwatches Actually Became a Thing

Over the past ten years, smartwatches have gone from futuristic tech relegated to sci-fi flicks to something so common, it’s not a surprise to see multiple people sporting them on your daily commute. These wrist-sized computers can’t do quite as much as your smartphone, but these days the modern wristable can do everything from tracking your heart rate to paying for your coffee. Read More >>

Garmin Will Charge You an Extra £250 To Buy Its Luxury Smartwatch Collection in a Wooden Box

Garmin’s MARQ line was designed to bridge the gap between highly functional smartwatches and luxury timepieces made with high-end materials. And for those who’ve struggled with choosing which design to splurge £1,400+ on, Garmin has now packaged almost the entire line in a fancy wooden box that will set you back £9,000 for the entire lot. Read More >>

This Gorgeous Garmin Hybrid Smartwatch Is Too Damn Complicated to Beat Fitbit

When it comes to Garmin, most people I know tend to think of GPS navigation for their cars. When I ask them about smartwatches or fitness trackers, the first company that comes to their mind is Fitbit or Apple. If they’re not a runner, they generally haven’t heard of Garmin watches. As a wearables reviewer, I’ve often wondered why that is when Garmin consistently makes some of the most accurate fitness smartwatches out there. It’s a question I pondered when news that Google bought Fitbit, and my comments and inboxes started filling up with readers asking for alternatives. Read More >>

What to Buy Instead of a Fitbit

Since Google bought Fitbit, people seem to have fallen into one of two categories: Those who don’t care at all about the privacy implications, and those very much do. For the latter, it means this holiday season is a good chance to jump on sales and buy a replacement smartwatch or tracker. But which one? Read More >>

Black Friday
The Garmin Forerunner Running Smartwatch is 50% off for Black Friday

Lots of people wait to see the Black Friday deals before making a big purchase, especially for techy stuff like smartwatches. If you've been hankering after a GPS watch to go running with (or you want to buy one for someone for Christmas), Amazon's Black Friday deal on the Garmin Forerunner 735XT is exactly what you need. Read More >>

This Garmin Smartwatch Is a Beast That Doesn’t Have a Real Reason to Exist

Most smartwatches are aimed at couch potatoes who aspire to be kind of active – but not all. Some are destined to be ugly, chunky, fitness machines. They’re jam-packed with every sensor imaginable and built for a specific fitness freak. You know, that insufferable gym rat bulging with high-definition muscles you thought were specifically reserved for Chris Hemsworth. The kind of monster that opts for a six-count burpee while the rest of your class struggles – just because they can. They waltz into the office Monday morning, talking about how they crushed that 13-mile hike over the weekend on a straight 90-degree incline. Listening to their fitness routine is enough to send you into a coma. The Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar Edition is made for that person. Read More >>

Garmin Adds a Tacticool Military-Style Option to Its Luxury Smartwatch Line

Garmin’s MARQ line was designed to bridge the gap between stylish time pieces from companies like Omega or TAG Heuer and smartwatches that typically focus on function over form. The MARQ collection is now expanding with a sixth addition to the line designed for those serving in the military – or at least those who fantasise about it. Read More >>

ifa 2019
After Years of Ugly Watches, Garmin’s Got Some Fresh Styles

While Garmin might be known for powerful frumpy smartwatches, at IFA it’s launched some gorgeous wristables a fashionista wouldn’t be ashamed to wear. Read More >>

IFA 2019
IFA 2019: What to Expect From the Huge European Technology Show This Week

This week, Gizmodo will be in Germany, drinking beer, mangling Teutonic languages, and covering IFA, the biggest electronics show in Europe. Here’s what you can expect to see based on rumours, pre-announcements, and a little educated guesswork. Be sure to check back for all our coverage through the weekend and beyond. Read More >>

Garmin’s New Solar-Powered Watch Is a Beast In More Ways Than One

There are smartwatches that can do fitness, and then there are fitness smartwatches geared toward that one super buff friend who reminds you every few months about the upcoming triathlon. Garmin’s made a name for itself making the latter. Yesterday, it launched its fenix 6 series of smartwatches, and boy, they sure are beefy. Read More >>

Am I Wrong For Wanting a Better Screen on a £1,400 Smartwatch?

You can get a very capable smartwatch for a few hundred bucks now, as long as you’re not overly concerned with aesthetics. Following luxury watchmakers like TAG Heuer, Garmin’s new MARQ line strives to finally bridge the gap between stylish analogue timepieces and less stylish smartwatches. But with a price tag starting at £1,400, a disappointing display lets down the nicest smartwatch I’ve ever strapped to my wrist. Read More >>

This Is the Fitness Smartwatch You Should Buy

If you’re serious about starting or maintaining an exercise routine, fitness trackers and smartwatches are a great way for both beginners and veteran athletes to track progress and stay motivated. Still, there are a tonne of options out there with different features and advantages, so which one should you choose? Read More >>

Garmin Hopes People Will Pay Thousands for a Smartwatch If It’s Pretty

Garmin has a solid track record when it comes to making smartwatches that don’t look like smartwatches. Its Vívomove HR manages to completely hide its smart capabilities under a non-descript analog face. Inspired by feature-packed watches from company’s like Breitling and Omega (and the big prices they command), the company’s new MARQ smartwatch line isn’t quite as subtle, but Garmin is hoping it will appeal to fans of traditional analog timepieces who want both fashion and functionality. And don’t mind paying a big premium for it. Read More >>