Smartwatch products are getting good responses in the Nepal market. Over the last two years, we have found a large interest in Nepalese people in digital gear and smartwatches. Many people are buying from international shopping sites while some are importing from abroad. To fulfill the demand for smartwatches, American electronics manufacturer Garmin has made its way to Nepal. ‘Rising Traders’ is now distributing Garmin products in Nepal. Currently, out of all the models the company has, Garmin smartwatches launched in Nepal are just three at this time.
According to the distributor, they are bringing these devices really soon to the market. It is very surprising to see that Garmin products making their way very soon to Nepal. It is because Garmin announced their products just last CES 2015. This is why it is very interesting to see the Garmin smartwatches in Nepal so soon. Currently, Rising Traders is selling Vívoactive, Fēnix 3, and Vívosmart models. Each of these watches has GPS and many high-tech features. All these smartwatches also come with a cool and unique look. These watches are definitely made to build a great impression. The distributor is also claiming that the brand can take a good market.
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The new Garmin smartwatches are sporty in look and have great features for health freaks. Features on these watches are designed for active and digital product loving people. Each watch has a different build style, features, specifications, and price. So each one is built for a different type of user. The price of Garmin smartwatches including Vívoactive, Fēnix 3, and Vívosmart starts from Rs 19,000 and goes up towards Rs 50,000.
The Garmin Vívoactive comes with a 1.13″x0.8″ LCD screen and 205×148 resolution. It has a 43.8×38.5×8.0 mm size and 38g weight. On the inside, there is GPS, a heart rate sensor, an accelerometer, and many other sensors. For power, there is a battery that can power the watch for up to 3 weeks in smartwatch mode and up to 10 hours in GPS mode.
The Garmin Vivoactive can give data on users’ steps, distance, location, and heartbeat data too. Users can also get notifications on their watch through vibration about calls and messages. Multiple apps are built-in for sports like running, golf and swimming. Facebook and Twitter notifications with other reminders are also available.
Garmin is highly focused on health vitals tracking here. Heath status tracking is a great way to get great use of this device. It helps in health-related data gathering by getting information such as steps, calories burnt, etc. When users know this data, they can make their exercising, working out, and eating routines better.
Garmin Fēnix 3
This is a more powerful watch than the previously mentioned Vivoactive. The Fenix 3 comes combined with a lot of armor and adrenaline. Rather than having a sporty look, it has got a powerful classy look. We find this great because it matches the look of conventional watches but also stands out in the crowd with its features.
Like everyone tells “It’s what’s inside that matters”, Garmin Fenix 3 has new advanced features like EXO stainless steel antenna, highly sensitive GPS/GLONASS satellite reception, and improved path and map tracking. There are sensors to find the speed of air, height, and an electronic compass for path navigation as well. The Barometric sensor, Odometer, 3-axis compass, and altimeter all make this watch much better than its other counterparts.
It also has good options for wireless connectivity including Bluetooth. The inbuilt apps come with active tracking, Connect IQ compatibility, and fitness apps that help to take good health care. It also has a bigger and better battery that can provide a battery life of up to 6 weeks in watch mode and up to 20 hours in GPS mode. All this juice easily powers up a 1.2″ sunlight-readable Garmin Chroma display that comes with a 218×218 resolution. For overall protection, there is also a 10 ATM waterproof rating.
It is the starting level product from Garmin and it is actually an activity tracker. This is also among the cheapest product from the company in Nepal. Actually, the Garmin Vivosmart has a futuristic design with just a band look finish. It has a new smart notification, auto-sync feature, and water-resistant rating for up to 5 ATMs. It also shows notifications and alerts on calls, messages, etc. All daily or sports activities can be carried out smartly and productively with a heart rate sensor, sleep monitor, and calorie calculator. With functions like smartphone connectivity, users can even get enhanced information about their work and body. The Garmin Vivosmart price in Nepal is Rs 19,000.
With all these features in these gadgets, you must be saying “Do they tell time correctly or not ?” Of course, they do. Anyway, these GPS smartwatches are really built for health freaks and gadget lovers. These are very good for trekkers and hikers. In the case of the price range, they are somewhat expensive and in the mid-range segment. These are not for ordinary people who want a fancy smartwatch with dazzle. However, if you are someone who loves this type of tech and have some cash, then definitely check them out.