Garmin launches two very interesting new products for sportswomen

Garmin took advantage of CES to unveil a new watch and heart rate belt specially designed for women.

The Garmin Lily 2 watch // Source: Garmin

We expected it and Garmin did not fail to deliver. As planned, the American manufacturer took advantage of CES in Las Vegas to unveil several new products for sporty women: the Garmin Lily 2 and Garmin Lily 2 Classic watches, as well as the Garmin HRM-Fit chest belt.

Garmin thus presented two new connected watches for the Lily 2 range, which logically succeeds the first Garmin Lily, launched almost three years ago. Like the first version, this watch is mainly aimed at people with thin wrists and in particular women with a small dial and a thin bracelet 14 mm wide. The watch also benefits from a monochrome Oled screen on a colored background with the different menus which are displayed in gray level over the dial background. The case also displays a rather small format with a format of 35.4 x 35.4 x 10.1 mm for a round display screen of 240 x 201 pixels.

If the watch focuses above all on its design, the Lily 2 is however not exempt from sports and health functions. It will allow you to measure your heart rate in real time, benefit from a pulse oximeter and will integrate many classic measurements from Garmin watches such as the Body Battery algorithm. We will also find a sleep analysis and an estimate of the stress level. On the other hand, the Garmin Lily 2 does not allow you to follow the track of your workouts, in the absence of a dedicated GPS chip.

The Garmin Lily 2 is available in two versions: standard at 279.99 euros (in pink or gold) with silicone bracelet or Classic at 299.99 euros or 349.99 euros (in brown, bronze, sage or gold) with bracelet in fabric or leather.

A heart rate belt designed for women

In addition to its new Lily 2, Garmin also presented a second new product for sportswomen: the HRM-Fit heart rate belt. Like a classic chest belt like the HRM-Pro, it will analyze heart rate in real time based on electrical signals from the heart using two electrodes. Therefore, it will be more reliable than optical tracking via the sports watch. Furthermore, the HRM-Fit has the advantage of being able to attach directly to a bra or sports bra. Therefore, there is no need for the belt to go completely around the bust, since it clips directly to the garment.

The Garmin HRM-Fit belt
The Garmin HRM-Fit belt // Source: Garmin

As for the measurements offered, HRM-Fit will analyze not only heart rate, but also heart rate variability and running dynamics. The belt can be connected not only to a Garmin watch, but also supports ANT+ and Bluetooth LE protocols. From then on, it can also connect to a home trainer, a treadmill or even a smartphone, from Strava for example.

The Garmin HRM-Fit belt is already available at a price of 159.99 euros.

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