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Garmin launches Fenix Chronos, its first luxury smartwatch

Garmin Fenix Chronos luxury smartwatch now available starting at $899.99 USD
Garmin Fenix Chronos
A luxury smartwatch that can also be worn in the gym, the Chronos comes in three variants, priced between $899.99 USD and $1.499,99 USD.

Although smartwatches still struggle to become popular in some markets, the luxury niche seems to fare well, especially since there are not too many competing for a slice of it at this time. Garmin, for example, did not release any luxury smart wearable until now, but the brand-new Fenix Chronos takes care of the problem.

Garmin Fenix Chronos packs all the usual features of a standard GPS-enabled fitness tracking device - altimeter, barometer, compass, 10 ATM water rating, GPS with GLONASS, heart rate monitoring, as well as support for the Garmin Connect mobile app. This watch uses "a high-strength and scratch-resistant sapphire lens and a 1.2-inch Chroma Display™ with LED backlighting for great visibility in all conditions, even in direct sunlight." 

The Fenix Chronos has a battery life of up to 25 hours in UltraTrac battery saving mode, 13 hours in GPS mode, and no less than one week in smartwatch mode. The variants available include two steel versions (one with a leather band, priced at $899.99 USD, and one with a stainless steel band, priced at $999.99 USD) and the top-of-the-line Fenix Chronos titanium with titanium band, which retails for $1,499.99 USD.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-08-26 (Update: 2016-08-26)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.