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Garmin confirms cyber attack, working on bringing systems back online over the next few days

Garmin confirms cyber attack, working on bringing systems back online over the next few days

If you tried to sync your Garmin fitness band or smartwatch to the company's servers over the last few days, you may have noticed that something's awry. After initial reports pointed to a ransomware attack (via ZDNet), Garmin has now publicly confirmed that it's been hit by a cyber attack and that it's working to bring its servers back online over the next few days.

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Smartwatch shipments are up 12% in Q1 2020 despite the coronavirus outbreak

Smartwatch shipments are up 12% in Q1 2020 despite the coronavirus outbreak

You would think that smartwatch shipments fell sharply this year due to many people being confined to their homes during lockdown orders, but the market is alive and well with a 12% growth compared to last year's first quarter, according to Canalys. However, the news isn't great for every player: Apple's and Fitbit's share annual growth turned negative while Huawei, Samsung, and Garmin are the winners of Q1 2020.

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Garmin's vívofit 4 fitness tracker helps you shed that winter belly for just $60 ($20 off)

Garmin's vívofit 4 fitness tracker helps you shed that winter belly for just $60 ($20 off)

It's never too late to shed that winter belly, and what better way to start doing it than with a little extra help? Garmin has you covered, with its Vivofit 4 fitness tracker. You can grab one for $20 off at just $60 on Amazon to start working on your beach bod.

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Garmin's Vívosport activity tracker drops to $112 on Amazon, the lowest it's ever been

Garmin's Vívosport activity tracker drops to $112 on Amazon, the lowest it's ever been

If you're looking for a full-featured fitness tracker that can also act as a smartwatch, Garmin's Vívosport is the right device for you. It offers a variety of fitness-focused features while letting you check your notifications and control your music. The tracker traditionally sells for $170, but it's dropped to just $112 on Amazon.

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Garmin Speak Plus Alexa-enabled dash cam and GPS down to $99 ($40 off) at BuyDig

Garmin Speak Plus Alexa-enabled dash cam and GPS down to $99 ($40 off) at BuyDig

The Garmin Speak Plus is an interesting multi-function device. It's a dash cam that also functions as a standalone GPS and takes Alexa commands. If any or all of those things speak to you, now's a great time to pick one up: BuyDig's got a coupon that'll get you a Speak Plus for $99.

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Garmin channels the Force, releases pair of Star Wars-themed Legacy Saga smartwatches

Garmin channels the Force, releases pair of Star Wars-themed Legacy Saga smartwatches

After introducing what seems like a boatload of new products at IFA 2019 last month, Garmin is introducing two more: the Legacy Saga Star Wars-themed smartwatches. Predictably, one watch represents the "Light" side and the other the "Dark" side of the Force. Although both watches belong to the same Saga series, there are some important differences.

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Garmin's high-end dashcam range is up to 25% off on Amazon

Garmin's high-end dashcam range is up to 25% off on Amazon

Installing a dashcam in your car makes a lot of sense — having footage of an accident makes insurance claims a lot easier, and you never know when you'll see something noteworthy on the road. While they may have been a novelty a few years ago, nowadays dashcams come in all price ranges from a lot of manufacturers. Fitness tracking company Garmin has a range of higher-end dashcams with some unique features, and they're currently on sale at Amazon.

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Garmin Fēnix 5 Plus watches now support phone-free Spotify listening

Garmin Fēnix 5 Plus watches now support phone-free Spotify listening

Garmin has announced that its premium Fēnix 5 Plus series of sport smart watches are getting a useful new feature: you can now download Spotify playlists directly to the watches, eliminating the need to bring your phone along on a workout.

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Most Wanted: The best smartwatches and wearables you can buy (2017)

Most Wanted: The best smartwatches and wearables you can buy (2017)

An updated version of this guide is available here.

If you (or a friend/family member) wants a smartwatch or other wearable this holiday season, it can be hard to pick out the right one. Dozens of smartwatches have been released this year, and there are at least a handful of excellent fitness trackers on the market right now. To give you an idea of the market, just from January to May of this year, twenty Android Wear watches were released.

To make your holiday shopping a little bit easier, we've compiled a list of the best smartwatches and wearables you can buy right now.

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Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa is a tiny smart GPS unit for your car

Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa is a tiny smart GPS unit for your car

If you think it looks like a miniature Echo Dot for your car, you're basically spot on. The Garmin Speak is a GPS navigation unit with Amazon Alexa built-in. It was announced yesterday and is the first in-car device of its kind to add Alexa capabilities. At just an inch and a half, it's tiny, and yet it offers the same turn-by-turn GPS navigation as Garmin's other products while also including Amazon's smart assistant.

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