Smartwatches entered the center of recent weeks thanks to Google Wear Wear OS, but it is hardly the only portable platform available on the market today. Almost all big names of fitness and smartwatches, such as Fitbit and Garmin, use their own custom operating system to out as much as possible of tiny smartwatches batteries. Do not be left out of all the attention, the Garmin navigation expert announced the Forerunner 945 LTE and Forerunner 55, occupying two opposite ends of the SMARTWatch GPS spectrum.
As the name suggests, the Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE definition feature is its connectivity. On most SmartWatches, this feature is used to send messages or make calls, but Garmin also puts it on a slightly different use. This connectivity is useful in case of emergency where the SmartWatch will remain in contact with the Garmin Emergency Response Coordination Center and maintain the family and friends updated on the carrier location.
The Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE has your usual portion of SmartWatch features, including the possibility of storing Spotify music, Apple music and Deezer for offline playback. The SmartWatch GPS also has a pulse oximeter to keep the tabs on blood oxygen levels among other biometric indicators. Boasting a two-week battery life, or 7 hours in GPS mode with music and LiveTrack, Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE carries a high price tag of $ 649.99.
Although the Forerunner 945 LTE is packed with high-end features, the Garmin Forerunner 55 is as simple as possible. Launched to mark the World Race Day, the SmartWatch GPS boils things with its essential, especially for those who just want to keep track of their shopping. It has its own GPS to keep track of your location after leaving your phone at home.
The Forerunner 55 has the basics of what you will need to monitor your activity and your health, including heart rate monitoring. For everything else, I like to receive notifications or even send emergency alerts, you will want to have your nearby smartphone. For these bases, the Garmin Forerunner 55 also comes with a basic price tag of $ 199.99.