Garmin, the company known for making smart bands and smartwatches has announced its first LTE-enabled smartwatch at CES 2019. This watch is basically built for people who workout outdoors and don't like carrying those clunky smartphones. It allows users to hear music via Bluetooth headphones and lets the users make and receive calls on its LTE variant. The company has partnered with American telecom operator Verizon Wireless for this launch.
Other than calls, the watch allows users to send and receive messages as well as track workouts. The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music LTE Smartwatch comes in three variants LTE (with music), Music (without LTE), and a standard one (without LTE or music).
The watch allows users to store up to 500 songs and comes with support for tracking lots of workouts that include running, gym workouts, swimming and more. It also allows users to measure your VO2 max levels. According to Garmin, the watch has a battery life of up to seven days when used in smartwatch mode, followed with 13 hours on GPS mode and five hours on GPS with music.
The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music LTE Smartwatch is compatible with Android and iOS via a companion app. The Garmin's Vivoactive 3 Music LTE variant is available on the Garmin website but no pricing is detailed and the estimated availability date in the US is five to eight weeks.