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Distribution
Garmin expands NZ footprint with new Auckland distribution centre
The facility at Goodman’s Highbrook Business Park will be fully operational from October 2022 and features 3,586sqm of warehouse space.
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Cloud
Apple still owns growing wearables market, says GlobalData
While many consumers cannot afford the latest Apple Watch, there is an untapped demand for cheaper smartwatches.
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Apple
A detailed look at the global wearables market
ResearchAndMarkets.com released a new report, providing a comprehensive examination of the state of the wearables market for the next five years.
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Apps
Marvel's Spider-Man comes to Garmin's kids fitness tracker
Encouraging kids to become active and stay active from an early age is something that Garmin is taking seriously.
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Cloud
Apple still on top as wearables market grows worldwide
Apple’s share of the market continues to grow along with Chinese competitors Xiaomi and Huawei. Fitbit still in decline.
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Apple
Wearables market showing no wear as smartwatches drive growth
Canalys says wearable band shipments grew 35 percent from the year before with a two horse race at the front & fierce competition behind.
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Cloud
ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
ASB has teamed up with global wearable device company Garmin to give ASB customers on-the-go the ability to make contactless purchases.
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Wearables
Hands-on review: The smartwatch for semi-serious fitness buffs
The vivoactive 3 is equipped with a ton other features that make it a powerful companion for tracking fitness.
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Cloud
Apple wrests control of record-breaking wearables market
The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in the final quarter of 2017 with full year shipment volumes reaching new records.
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Australia
Garmin and Disney team up to create activity trackers for kids
“We are honoured to team up in such a unique way with Disney, tapping into the brilliance of their creative storytelling experts.”
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New Zealand
Garmin NZ promises you will never lose your hiking buddy with their new two-way radio
The Rino 700 features a sunlight-readable monochrome display and thumbstick control...
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New Zealand
Keep your bearings in the great outdoors with Garmin’s new wrist-mounted navigators
“These Foretrex models help you keep your hands free while you focus on easily navigating the path ahead.”
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Apple
Global wearables market grows 17.9 percent - and we have a new leader
The worldwide wearables market continued its rapid rise in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with multiple companies experiencing triple digit growth.
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IT Automation
Garmin plans to wake up Kiwi drivers with new dash cams
"With the Dash Cam 45 and 55, customers can do more than just record a drive."
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Apple
Fitbit still on top in wearables market, Apple's 'aging lineup' sees decline
"Simplicity is a driving factor and this is well reflected in the top vendor list as four out of five offer a simple, dedicated fitness device."
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GPS
New devices mean you’ll never lose Spot again
Fortunately, the heart-wrenching stories of misplaced dogs could soon be coming to an end with this innovative new technology.
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GPS
Garmin NZ releases innovative new active GPS watch
Do you like to get out and about and get active? Or at least pretend that you get out and about and active? Then Garmin has got the tool for you.
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Cloud
Garmin targets safer cycling with Varia bike radar and smart lights
Garmin’s Varia rearview bike radar and smart bike lights have hit the Kiwi market, with the vendor saying the devices help create safer cycling.
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Wearables
Hands-on review: Garmin's Forerunner 25
PCs sales are tanking and smartphone hype is gradually running out of gas, and meanwhile, wearables continue generating a growing amount of excitement
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Fitbit
Garmin takes on Fitbit with new heart rate watches
“We’re excited to add three new devices to our lineup of GPS running watches with the Forerunner 230, 235 and 630."
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Garmin
Hands-on review: Garmin VIRB XE
The action cam genre has sprung up out of nowhere with compact, rugged but high quality video cameras becoming the must-have gadget.
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GPS
Hands-on review: Garmin nüviCam
In car GPS makers have struggled to compete with smartphones in recent years. Garmin are hoping that the nüviCam LMT will help turn the tide.
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Gaming
GPS for golfers
Kiwi players offered chance to hone their game with detailed course mapping and tracking devices from Garmin.
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Maps
New Garmin device to sell with 'lifetime' map updates
Deal with map provider Navteq allows vendor to offer free updates as they become available.