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A Guide to GPS Watches: 8 of the Most Popular Watches of Garmin Singapore

Posted on June 10 2019

A Guide to GPS Watches: 8 of the Most Popular Watches of Garmin Singapore

What could you do if you had a way of recording exactly how much effort you put into your workouts?

How much time could you save if you knew that every step, every stroke of a kayak paddle or every turn of a bicycle pedal was fine-tuned to give you the fitness result you want?

Would you make better decisions and have more fun if you could glance at your wrist and access highly precise navigation and weather tool?

Worry not because you can now easily access GPS technology through your wristwatch! Read the article below to know more about GPS wristwatches and the best watch models of 2019.

GPS Wristwatch

Unless you've been completely cut off from technology for a long time, you know that GPS technology isn't science fiction.

As of today, global positioning system (GPS) technology has revolutionized how we move about the planet and is still constantly developing.

A network of 24 synchronized satellites that circle the earth in precisely tracked orbits serve as the stars of this system.

Receiver units in cars, airplanes and even mobile phones use the unique signals that the satellites broadcast at exactly the same time to calculate their position relative to the satellites.

Though four is preferable, if your GPS unit can pick up signals from at least three satellites, it can calculate your latitude, longitude, speed, and altitude to within a few feet or meters.

This once-classified military technology is put to all kinds of uses by an array of manufacturers.

Moreover, sporting goods companies have jumped whole-heartedly onto this bandwagon, with a rapidly expanding fleet of watch-sized GPS tools designed for athletes and outdoor adventurers.

These wristwatch-sized computers often come packed with a library of position-based information.

Today, it's possible to buy a GPS watch that will let you find your location anywhere on the planet within minutes of opening the box.

In actuality, GPS watches go far beyond simple location tracking. You can actually train smarter and perform better in the heat of competition with just a little knowledge about how the watches work.

However, in the early days, for GPS technology to become really useful and marketable, GPS watches simply had to first become watch like.

That point was finally reached around 2010, and as of 2012, you could buy a GPS watch the same size, shape and general style as any other fashion watch on the market.

Small size does not mean a small number of features, though, and here's where GPS watches really became useful training tools.

Knowing exactly where you are at any given moment is ideal, but unless you're trying to choose a club in the middle of an unknown fairway or in the middle of nowhere, the application is limited.

GPS watch manufacturers saw this and expanded their products' versatility by adding in features from other sports devices such as pedometers, bike computers, and heart rate monitors.

Many GPS watches can sync with other devices using wireless signals, such as ANT+, a small, energy-efficient system.

These additional devices often measure biometrics: bodily system measurements which athletes can use to gauge the intensity of their workouts.

Other sensors included with GPS watches may include bike-mounted sensors that detect wheel speed and the force that a rider is exerting through the pedals and shoe-mounted cadence monitors that track the rate of a runner's stride.

The computer software that comes with these watches lets users download an array of workout data collected by the watch either wirelessly or through a USB port.

The tech-savvy athlete can have a precise, sport-specific tool, a 21st-century version of the athlete's training diary just by entering basic information such as height, weight, and age into the watch.


The Best Garmin Watches of 2019

GARMIN VIVOACTIVE GM-010-01605-24 UNISEX TRACKER

With vívoactive HR, you can easily run, bike, swim, golf, ski and more. All so you can keep your life in balance, its GPS-enabled built-in sports apps track your stats while smart notifications allow you to stay connected.

vívoactive HR continues to track activity³ throughout your day by counting steps and floors climbed as well as monitoring sleep and calculating intensity minutes.

Features and Design

  • Glass: Chemically Strengthened Glass
  • Case Material: Plastic
  • Case Color: Black
  • Strap Material: Plastic
  • Movement: Rechargeable Lithium-ion
  • Function: Activity Tracking, Heart Rate Monitor, GPS, Inbuilt sports apps
  • Local Warranty: 1 Year
  • Water Resistant: 5 atm
  • Style: Casual
  • Gender: Unisex
  • International Warranty: 1 Year
  • Case Size: 30.2 mm

GARMIN fēnix 5 GM-010-01688-60 SMARTWATCH

Athletes and adventurers come in all sizes. Due to the wide range of users, the fēnix 5 series offers multiple models that vary in size to fit every wrist and every workout.

Each version of the fēnix 5 series offers a variety of stainless steel finishes, QuickFit™ watch band combinations and premium feature set to give you the performance, look, and lightweight comfort.

Features and Design

  • Glass: Mineral
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Color: Black
  • Strap Material: Silicone
  • Movement: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
  • Function: GPS, Heart-rate tracker, GLONASS Satellite Reception, 3-axis compass
  • Local Warranty: 1 Year
  • Water Resistant: 100m
  • Gender: Unisex
  • International Warranty: 1 Year
  • Case Size: 30.5mm

GARMIN FORERUNNER 35 GM-010-01689-42 UNISEX'S WATCH

Forerunner 35 is a watch that has a slim and lightweight design which is perfect for daily runs, training, and racing.

Features and Design

  • Glass: Chemically Strengthened
  • Case Material: Silicone
  • Case Color: Black
  • Strap Material: Silicone
  • Movement: Rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Function: Step counter, heart rate, GPS
  • Local Warranty: 1 Year
  • Water Resistant: 5 atm
  • Style: Sports
  • Gender: Unisex
  • International Warranty: 1 Year
  • Case Size: 40.7 mm

GARMIN FORERUNNER 35 GM-010-01689-43 UNISEX'S WATCH

The watch features built-in wrist-based heart rate as well as GPS that tracks your distance, pace, intervals and more.

Features and Design

  • Glass: Chemically Strengthened Glass
  • Case Material: Silicone
  • Case Color: Black
  • Strap Material: Silicone
  • Movement: Rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Function: Step counter, heart rate, GPS
  • Local Warranty: 1 Year
  • Water Resistant: 5 atm
  • Style: Sports
  • Gender: Unisex
  • International Warranty: 1 Year
  • Case Size: 40.7 mm

GARMIN FORERUNNER 35 GM-010-01689-44 WATCH

The watch captures all your stats while working out. Thus, your watch is all you need. With the Garmin Forerunner 35, you need no phone, no chest strap when you work out.

Features and Design

  • Glass: Chemically Strengthened Glass
  • Case Material: Silicone
  • Case Color: Black
  • Strap Material: Silicone
  • Movement: Rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Function: Step counter, heart rate, GPS
  • Local Warranty: 1 Year
  • Water Resistant: 5 atm
  • Style: Sports
  • Gender: Unisex
  • International Warranty: 1 Year
  • Case Size: 40.7 mm

GARMIN VIVOSMART 3 GM-010-01755-91 SMARTWATCH

Your activity tracker doesn't define you, but it's what you do with it that does. That's why vivosmart 3 features a discrete but attractive profile to help it fit right in with any fashion, and its smart features keep you on your toes.

Using the vivosmart 3, you can track activity, get smart notifications, monitor your heart rate, and even access detailed fitness monitoring tools such as VO2 max estimate and your fitness age.

Features and Design

  • Glass: Chemically Strengthened Glass
  • Case Material: Silicone
  • Case Color: Black
  • Strap Material: Black Silicone
  • Movement: Digital
  • Function: Heart-rate monitor, Fitness monitoring tools
  • Local Warranty: 1 Year
  • Water Resistant: 50m
  • Gender: Unisex
  • International Warranty: 1 Year
  • Case Size: 9.6mm x 19.2mm

GARMIN FENIX 5X GM-010-01733-10 SMARTWATCH

Combining the best features that Garmin's fitness and outdoor watches have with world-class performance, fēnix 5X is the premiere multisport training companion.

It’s the first fēnix series watch to offer full-color TOPO & OSM mapping for at-a-glance navigation and location reference – so you can beat yesterday, and be sure of getting back.

Through the Fenix 5X, you get advanced features such as built-in activity profiles, Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology, performance metrics, and training status readings that show the fitness-enhancing effects of your workout.

Smart notifications² help you stay in touch on the go. Plus, with no tools required, QuickFit™ bands let you tailor the look to any lifestyle or activity. Go from workplace to workout without breaking stride.

Features and Design

  • Glass: Chemically Strengthened Glass
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Color: Black
  • Strap Material: Silicone
  • Movement: Rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Function: Heart rate monitor, Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout), Step counter
  • Local Warranty: 1 Year
  • Water Resistant: 10 atm
  • Style: Sports
  • Gender: Unisex
  • International Warranty: 1 Year
  • Case Size: 51 mm

GARMIN VIVOFIT 4 GM-010-01847-20 SMARTWATCH

With easy-to-use vívofit 4, you can find more ways to beat yesterday. The watch brings you the freedom to keep moving and activity tracking without taking a break to recharge.

With the watch's 1+ year battery life, vívofit 4 is perfect to wear 24/7, so you’re always tracking your activity, automatically classifying it with Move IQ and so much more.

Features and Design

  • Glass: Chemically Strengthened Glass
  • Case Material: TPU
  • Case Color: Black
  • Strap Material: TPU
  • Movement: Digital
  • Function: Always-on color display, 1+ year battery life, Steps, and distance tracker
  • Local Warranty: 1 Year
  • Water Resistant: 50m
  • Gender: Unisex
  • International Warranty: 1 Year
  • Case Size: 11mm x 11mm

Takeaway

Using GPS technology, there's no need to wait for the future of sports and fitness. It's here today, and it fits on your wrist.

In that sense, Garmin Singapore has a concrete history of accomplishments and triumphs. The company's successes are engraved in the history of GPS technology.

As one of the leading brands that improve and develops GPS technology, Garmin has already established itself as a company that offers not only efficiency but also quality and style.