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Garmin Partners with Verizon for its first ever LTE Watch – CES 2019

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The First Garmin LTE

The smart watch is the newest and highly utilized form of technology on the market today.  It started with the Linux wristwatch in 1998 and has transformed throughout the years as consumers showed interest in being able to track their daily exercise in order to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Fitbit was very popular when it was first released, and this showed manufacturers that the demand was definitely growing.   

This has now transformed to technology that includes utilizing your watch to listen to music, track your movement throughout the day, send text messages, as well as recently added safety features include the ability to track your heart rate or notify first responders if you have fallen and are left unable to move. 

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Verizon Partnership

Garmin partnered with Verizon to release the new Vivoactive 3 Music smart watch. The capabilities of this particular watch are endless.  It is lightweight and does everything that most are looking for in regard to a smart watch.  The difference with the Garmin smart watch is that you do not have to have a phone in order to utilize the product. 

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You will, however, have to get a plan with Verizon in order to utilize all the features, but the plans are touted as being extremely affordable.  The new Garmin and Verizon partnership brings consumers the first LTE phone-less smart watch.  This watch enables you to link up to 20 contacts with 3 of them being for emergencies, and alsol have the ability to download 500 songs and again you create playlists from the watch itself.  The watch will have a GPS tracking system with other features such as a heart rate monitor, barometric altimeter, and a compass.

They have announced that this will be on the market for consumer purchase in five to eight weeks and will come in black with red accents and slate hardware options but as with all new technology be prepared for demand to be high and waiting for the product may become an issue.    

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