Gary Burrell & Min Kao Co-Founders of Garmin (Photo Credit)
Garmin is a successful multinational technology company. The brand develops a large range of products in various fields. Garmin is involved with the aviation, marine, automotive, fitness and outdoor industries. Gary Purrell recruited Min H Hao from a defense contractor 'Magnavox' and together, they started 'Garmin' together in 1989. The company's initial name was 'Pronav'. First successful contract that kickoff Garmin with was a GPS unit and and handheld navigational tools for 2500.00(approximately), to the US Military in 1991. The company expanded its reach and introduced its first automotive product in 1997 with the launch of the GPS III.
GARMIN GPSIII (Photo Credit)
Garmin was one of the leading developers of GPS devices in the world. Since then, the company continue to expand and grow, which led the company into producing GPS watches. Garmin watches were ideally use for outdoor purposes, explorers, mountaineers, deep sea divers and fitness fanatics.
GARMIN Forerunner 101 (Photo Credit)
Around 2003, Garmin has focused considerably on running equipment and the art of syncing its timekeeping devices with a tool watch that can be used for lifestyle and fitness, with its line of multisport smartwatches.
From Left : GARMIN Vivofit, GARMIN Vivosmart, GARMIN Vivoactive
Top : Garmin Venu Round with fantastic AMOLED screen; bottom : Garmin Venu SQ watches
Left : GARMIN Approach - a Golf GPS Watch; Right : GARMIN Tactix - with rugged design and tactical-specific features
GARMIN Forerunner 745
Garmin Smartwatches can be worn while doing all sorts of sporting activities: swimming, running, athletic training, golfing, hiking, cycling, and many other uses. By monitoring heart rate, calories burnt and performance, wearers can track their progress and personal bests with one compact device.
From left : GARMIN Fenix 6S, GARMIN Fenix 6X, GARMIN Fenix 6
Although most of Garmin's revenue came from GPS devices that was built in for cars, however, in 2007, Apple had introduced a little device called the iPhone. Paired with the free Google Maps navigation app, the smartphone eliminated the need for a separate device. Because of this, Garmin took a different route towards Low-priced integrated chips, which combine a processor, memory and connectivity, had suddenly made small, sensor-laden gadgets.
GARMIN MARQ is a luxury modern tool watch collection with smart features
With the number of different models of Garmin watches available today, we can help you narrow down your choices by discussing a few of the more popular models that you may find may best suit your style.
Written by Sam , photo credit - Garmin
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