OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Forerunner 25, a compact and easy-to-use GPS running watch with connected features. No matter the goal the Forerunner 25 will help runners get there by tracking essential data including distance, pace, heart rate1 and calories. In between workouts the Forerunner 25 keeps users motivated with activity tracking,2 counting steps and calories and reminding users when they’ve been inactive for too long. When paired with a compatible smartphone,3 users can automatically upload data to Garmin Connect and stay connected with alerts for incoming call, text, calendar reminders and more.
“Whether you’re preparing for your first 5k or gearing up for a marathon, the Forerunner 25 is a great tool to keep runners motivated and on track with training,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “The Forerunner 25 keeps runners connected to family and friends while keeping them active by tracking data during runs and the rest of their day.”
With the Forerunner 25 runners can take their training to the next level and stay on top of fitness goals between workouts. Users can track distance, pace, heart rate and personal records during workouts, and count steps, calories and distance throughout the day. The Forerunner 25 even reminds users when they’ve been inactive too long. Water resistant to 50 meters4 its compact design features a 32 percent larger active display area in a thinner watch than its predecessor the Forerunner 15.
When paired with a compatible smartphone, runners can share their workouts in real time with Live Tracking and stay connected with family and friends with smart notifications for incoming alerts of call, text, emails and calendar events. Additional connected features include social media sharing and automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™, a free online fitness community, to join fitness challenges, analyze training progress, set and track goals, share activities with other Garmin Connect users and more. Users can also link their Garmin Connect and MyFitnessPal accounts to easily view calories burned and consumed and see their net count for the remainder of the day based on calorie goals set in MyFitnessPal.
The Forerunner 25 is expected to begin shipping in Q3 and will have a suggested retail price of $169.99 or $199.99 bundled with a heart rate monitor. It will be available in black/red, black/blue in a large face, and black/purple and white/pink in a small face. The large faced Forerunner 25 boasts up to 10 hours of battery life in training mode or 10 weeks in watch/activity tracking mode; and eight hours of battery life in training mode or eight weeks in watch/activity tracking mode for the small faced versions.
For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1 When paired with a heart rate monitor; included with some models, sold separately on others.
3 See Garmin.com/BLE for a list of compatible phones.
4 For more information, see Garmin.com/waterrating.
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