For more than 30 years, Garmin has made itself a prominent name in the world of aviation, marine and automotive industries. As of 2019, it has also established itself as one of the leading manufacturers of fitness wearables.
From the fashionable smartwatch to wearable GPS trackers, Garmin has acquired a fair share of the fitness tracker market. The easy online availability, a wide variety of designs and features and the varying range of prices can make it a little confusing to choose just one. For first-time buyers, Garmin can be an excellent investment.
Garmin is one of the leading fitness tracker and smartwatch brands that roll out regular updates for its devices. The user does not have to worry about the compatibility of their device with data tracking, management, and storage software. That is the beauty of Garmin watches. You can upload the majority of your fitness data onto cloud storage platforms. Again, there is umpteen number of choices for the analysis of data your Garmin smartwatch collects.
In short, it is a blessing for fitness experts and workout enthusiasts who want more than a little reassurance after every run or rep. Garmin smartwatches can be your best friend when you go on morning runs alone. They can keep your spirits high with your favorite soundtracks while you work out in a busy fitness center. The newer models like the Instinct Flame and Forerunner 245 have all the features a dedicated workout enthusiasts could ever need.
Which model of Forerunner from Garmin Singapore should a fitness enthusiast or workout lover pick?
While Garmin can cost you more than the average, locally manufactured fitness trackers in Singapore, the best smartwatches Garmin Singapore market offers features powerful enough to retire your beloved Apple Watch 4. New models come with on-wrist updates, tracking apps, sports apps, and warnings. It is everything you can bargain for.
Here’s a comprehensive list of Garmin watches from every price range Garmin Singapore offers for the enthusiastic athletes –
- The Garmin Forerunner 35
It comes in a wide range of color combinations including black & green, teal & black, and black & white and complete black. The screen size is wide enough to offer excellent visibility while working out.
We love the Forerunner 35 because it is easy to use. Any new user can easily navigate all available features and functions. It has features to measure heart rate in real-time. This Garmin smartwatch also has impressive battery life. You can forget the chest straps for monitoring heart rate as it can collect the data from an entire day's activities and intervals. You can transfer the data quickly for accurate analysis. However, some users do express their difficulty in monitoring their heart rate during intervals.
It is costlier than the Forerunner 15 and 25, but the Forerunner 35 is a class in its own. It is a mid-range model from Garmin. Overall, it is a smart and sleek looking watch that has the potential to elevate every workout experience for the beginners as well as the pros.
- Garmin Forerunner 235
It is a sleek and stylish smartwatch for those who love to sweat it out in style. The Garmin Forerunner 235 has a large, backlit screen that makes the readings visible in natural outdoor light.
It might not have a touchscreen, but it has real-time activity tracking and GPS. If you love to explore new trails while jogging in the fringes of the city, the Forerunner 235 can be your new best friend. While the Forerunner 235 is similar to is predecessor 230, it uses Garmin Elevate optical technology. It provides a more accurate heart rate sensor and tracker as compared to its predecessors. The few extra dollars are entirely worth it if you want precise vital stats during your workouts and the intervals.
Moreover, 235 comes with music controls. You can switch on audio announcements during your run or exercise. You can connect it to your smartphone (if you carry it with you during your workouts) and transfer all notifications to your Garmin Forerunner 235. You can receive the complete notifications for your calls, messages and reminders no matter where you are!
With the regular discounts and the impressive set of features, the Forerunner 235 is difficult to trump.
- Garmin Forerunner 245
The Forerunner 245 is one step ahead of 235 with the Garmin Running Awareness feature. It is a safety feature for those who love to run or jog alone. It can share your precise location with your selected few contacts in the event of an emergency. It comes with an auto-incident detection feature that can detect emergencies and send updates without prompting to your trusted contacts.
It has an impressive battery life with up to 7-days on the smartphone mode and up to 24-hours in GPS mode. If you love to listen to music during your outdoor exercises, the battery may last up to 6 hours (GPS + music). A short burst of charge can see you through an 80-mile running week easily with the 245 models from Garmin Singapore.
One of the surprise features of the 245 is the same snap-fastening silicone band as the Garmin Forerunner 645. Additionally, it comes with more advanced running metrics and customizations of the home screen options. It is an affordable model and a long-term investment for those who love to mix up working out with technology.
- Garmin Forerunner 645
The Garmin Forerunner 645 is the complete multi-sport smartwatch for the health lovers out there. Whether you enjoy playing a round of tennis on the weekends or swim every morning; the 645 from Garmin Singapore will be your faithful company.
Like all other advanced Garmin models, the 645 keeps track of distance, heart rate, and pace. You can transfer or share your fitness progress data from the wearable to your PC or a third-party cloud application for analysis. You can monitor your health and fitness more closely than ever with the precise monitoring Garmin Forerunner 645 promises.
Switch up your game by adding some music to your workout schedule with the Forerunner 645 music. It is a bliss to have the playlist of your choice when the only background sound to your exercise is honking or people talking. The intuitive interface of the entire Forerunner 645 range enables easy customization of time tracking, distance mapping, playlists, and more.
You can choose to workout indoors, or run in the dark, or swim on a sunny day. The smart wearable will track your distance, pace, timing, and elevation changes precisely.
- Garmin Forerunner 935
The Forerunner 935 is one of the premium Garmin smart fitness wearables in the market. It can track how far and how fast you can run. The 935 can keep up with your cycling, swimming, dancing, and even golfing. It comes with next-gen Garmin tech that offers more precise GPS functionalities. It is a rugged and stylish accessory that will not only elevate your personal style but also inform you about your training progress.
Have you always wanted a personal trainer, who will not hover but give you the precise feedback on your daily performance? Then it is time to welcome Garmin Forerunner 935 into your life. It can tell you if you are training productively, straining yourself or just about ready to sweat some more!
In the past, cadence, vertical oscillation, contact time, and stride length may have been impossible to track while running outdoors. Now, you can track your performance metrics and a lot more using the Forerunner 935. It can last up to two weeks without charging in the smartwatch mode. If you are using just the GPS mode, then it can last for 24-hours, and it can last up to 50-hours in the UltraTrac mode. With the rising number of fitness lovers in Singapore, Forerunner 935 is rapidly becoming a crowd favorite.
Forget chest straps and frequent charging. The Forerunner 935 is here with is evolved sensors and features to become your training partner cum fitness expert.
Special mention – Garmin Fenix 5 plus
The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus is a must-have if you want to step it up. It is another multi-sport watch from Garmin, but it provides completely routable colored maps of topographies. Navigating and route-finding during runs on new terrain is now one button away with the Garmin Fenix 5 plus. It is durable and rugged. It is ideal for daily runners and fitness experts who love to sweat it irrespective of rain and sunshine. The built-in repertoire of sports applications is an added bonus for every sports fanatic out there.
With the awareness of health and fitness on the rise in Singapore, a lot of teenagers, young adults and adults are investing on Garmin fitness wearables. These are not just for athletes and fitness fanatics. These are ideal for anyone who wishes to keep their eyes on their heart rate, calories burned, steps taken and distance covered while on the go.