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    Fitness and Outdoor raise Garmin’s results

    2021-04-29T09:37:00Z

    The current popularity of cycling and home fitness has proven to be an engine of growth for Garmin , which posted another strong quarter. The Swiss-based company, which also makes equipment for the aviation and automotive industries, reported a 25 percent sales gain to $1,072.3 million for the three months ...

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    Fitbit and Garmin are cleared of two out of four patent infringement charges

    2021-04-14T16:50:00Z

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has confirmed that Garmin and Fitbit are not infringing on two patents registered by Philips , concluding that they are invalid, but it did not overturn two other patents over which the Dutch electronics company is still in litigation with the ...

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    Garmin’s fitness and outdoor sales surge

    2021-02-18T11:34:00Z

    Robust demand for advanced wearables and cycling products helped Garmin to post record results for the fourth quarter of 2020. The Swiss-based company, which also makes equipment for the aviation and automotive industries, reported that its total sales rose by 23 percent to $1,351 million for the 13 weeks ...

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    Fibit and Garmin win an IP round against Philips

    2021-02-09T14:35:00Z

    An administrative law judge of the International Trade Commission of the U.S. issued an initial determination that clears Garmin and Fitbit of a charge that they have been infringing on patents held by Koninklijke Philips and its North American subsidiary. In December 2019, the Dutch electronics multinational ...

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    Garmin buys GEOS Worldwide

    2021-01-06T16:51:00Z

    Garmin has acquired GEOS Worldwide , a company based in Montgomery, Texas that provides emergency monitoring and incident response services including search and rescue services for skiers, outdoor adventurers and boaters. The terms of the asset deal were not disclosed. Garmin plans a more extensive integration between its own ...

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    Marine, Fitness, Outdoor products drive record Q3 for Garmin

    2020-10-28T19:02:00Z

    Garmin has reported record third-quarter earnings of $313.4 million, thanks to robust growth in demand for its marine, fitness and outdoor products. The Swiss-based company, which also makes equipment for the aviation and automotive industries, reported net sales of $1.11 billion for the 13 weeks to Sept. 26. This ...

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    Garmin introduces a smartwatch designed for e-sports

    2020-10-28T18:08:00Z

    Garmin has announced the launch of the Instinct Esports Edition , a GPS smartwatch designed for e-sports gamers and enthusiasts. The smartwatch uses a dedicated e-sports activity function to track and analyze heart rate and stress during games while also monitoring the long-term trends. At the end of a ...

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    Garmin releases new smartwatch dive computers

    2020-10-22T16:47:00Z

    Garmin International has released the next generation of its Descent dive computers and will soon release its Descent T1 transmitter, which connects to computers through the SubWave sonar device. Designed as smartwatches, the Descent Mk2 and Descent Mk2i have displays that are 36 percent ...

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    Garmin thrives thanks to home fitness and cycling boom

    2020-07-30T09:51:00Z

    Garmin ’s fitness division saw revenues for the second quarter soar by 17 percent to $294.6 million, as the group benefited from the popularity of home fitness during lockdowns, with advanced wearables and Tacx indoor bike trainers doing well. With the easing of restrictions in May, cycling products proved ...

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    Garmin falls victim to cyber attack

    2020-07-28T14:29:00Z

    Garmin confirmed that the company was the victim of a cyber attack on July 23 in which some of Garmin’s systems were encrypted by outsiders, resulting in a significant failure of the company’s popular fitness tracking services. The German news site Spiegel Online reported indications that the company ...

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    Garmin partners with Surfline to provide watch-controlled surf video

    2020-07-15T16:21:00Z

    Garmin has paired the release of two smartwatches – the Fenix 6 Solar and the Surf Edition of the Instinct Solar – with the inauguration of a partnership with Surfline Sessions of Huntington Beach, California. Garmin’s wearable devices measure wave count, top speed, distance surfed ...

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    Garmin introduces new solar watches, making cable charging nearly unnecessary

    2020-07-10T09:35:00Z

    Garmin is expanding its portfolio of solar-powered products and now offers even more watches with an integrated, transparent solar charging lens that uses solar energy. In addition to a significantly extended battery life, some models also come with new features. The popular fēnix 6 series is now available ...

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    Garmin acquires Firstbeat Analytics

    2020-07-02T06:19:30.440Z

    According to the business website ZDNet , Garmin has acquired Firstbeat Analytics , a Finnish company whose software uses heart data recorded by wearable devices to measure stress, sleep, maximum rate of oxygen consumption (VO2 max), training status, the effects of training, rate of respiration and calories burned. Garmin ...

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    Adidas pairs Covid-19 donations to exercise tracking apps

    2020-05-15T10:46:00Z

    Adidas is launching the #HomeTeamHero Challenge to support the Covid-19 pandemic’s essential workers. For every hour of app-tracked exercise from May 29 to June 7 Adidas will donate $1 to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund of the World Health Organization (WHO) . The objective is to reach ...

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    An excellent quarter for Garmin in Outdoor and Fitness

    2020-05-02T07:47:00Z

    Garmin ’s fitness division had a stellar performance in the first quarter. Revenues in this segment soared by 24 percent to $180.3 million, as the group benefited from the home fitness boom due to the lockdowns in place in many countries. Sales were driven by advanced wearables and Tacx ...

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    Can wearables help predict viral infections?

    2020-04-19T10:13:00Z

    Fitbit and Garmin are collaborating with research institutes in the U.S. and Germany to help detect or predict coronavirus contamination. Similar efforts are reportedly underway in other countries as well. Fitbit, the Scripps Research Institute and Stanford Medicine have formed a research consortium to detect, ...