Brands are sharing new health tech all over CES 2024, and Garmin is no exception. Once known solely for its GPS systems, the company has introduced a few new wearables this year, including the HRM-Fit. The chest strap heart rate monitor retails for $150. 
Garmin claims the device is the “first of its kind,” thanks to its placement: the sports bra. “Whether you’re going for a run or taking a HIIT class, it easily attaches to the bottom band of a sports bra and provides accurate heart rate and training data to help you know your body better by tracking the ways you move,” Susan Lyman, vice president of global consumer marketing at Garmin, said in a release. It’s compatible with medium and high-support sports bras, including select models from Adidas, Under Armour and more. 
The HRM-Fit also works with compatible Garmin smartwatches to report your pace, distance and stride length. If you leave your watch at home, the clip-on device can store workout data like calories burned and intensity, then load it to your watch once it’s back in range. 
Other new Garmin products include the Lily 2 smartwatches with a 35mm metal case. The Lily 2 retails for $250, while the Lily 2 Classic is available for $280. They both come with heart rate monitoring, sleep quality ratings and a connected GPS. The Lily 2 smartwatches also have move alerts with suggested activities, fitness tracking and a sports app. Only the Lily 2 Classic offers Garmin Pay contactless payments. 
The company has also refreshed the app and webpage of Garmin Connect, its online fitness community. Its homepage now features customizable sections like Today’s Activity, Training Plans and In Focus. This update is now available to beta testers and should fully roll out later this year. 
We’re reporting live from CES 2024 in Las Vegas from January 6-12. Keep up with all the latest news from the show here.This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/garmin-debuts-a-first-of-its-kind-heart-rate-monitor-that-works-with-sports-bras-144910862.html?src=rss

Brands are sharing new health tech all over CES 2024, and Garmin is no exception. Once known solely for its GPS systems, the company has introduced a few new wearables this year, including the HRM-Fit. The chest strap heart rate monitor retails for $150. 

Garmin claims the device is the “first of its kind,” thanks to its placement: the sports bra. “Whether you’re going for a run or taking a HIIT class, it easily attaches to the bottom band of a sports bra and provides accurate heart rate and training data to help you know your body better by tracking the ways you move,” Susan Lyman, vice president of global consumer marketing at Garmin, said in a release. It’s compatible with medium and high-support sports bras, including select models from Adidas, Under Armour and more. 

The HRM-Fit also works with compatible Garmin smartwatches to report your pace, distance and stride length. If you leave your watch at home, the clip-on device can store workout data like calories burned and intensity, then load it to your watch once it’s back in range. 

Other new Garmin products include the Lily 2 smartwatches with a 35mm metal case. The Lily 2 retails for $250, while the Lily 2 Classic is available for $280. They both come with heart rate monitoring, sleep quality ratings and a connected GPS. The Lily 2 smartwatches also have move alerts with suggested activities, fitness tracking and a sports app. Only the Lily 2 Classic offers Garmin Pay contactless payments. 

The company has also refreshed the app and webpage of Garmin Connect, its online fitness community. Its homepage now features customizable sections like Today’s Activity, Training Plans and In Focus. This update is now available to beta testers and should fully roll out later this year. 

We’re reporting live from CES 2024 in Las Vegas from January 6-12. Keep up with all the latest news from the show here.

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