Garmin's Strategy X40 health tracker is made for golfers

Over the previous few years, Garmin has targeted on two totally different units of wearables: exercise trackers and watches for individuals who play golf regularly. Now, with the Strategy X40, the corporate is bringing the perfect of each worlds into one product. The brand new system options 1-inch touchscreen (just like Garmin’s Vivosmart band), a coronary heart price monitor and monitoring for energy burned, distance and steps. It is also water resistant and may deal with a slew of smartphone notifications, reminiscent of incoming calls, emails, texts and calendar reminders.

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For golfers, the Strategy X40 comes pre-loaded with knowledge from over forty,000 programs worldwide. Meaning you will have loads of helpful recreation info proper in your wrist, together with an automated measurement of shot distances and an in depth view of the inexperienced for every gap you play. What’s extra, Garmin made it suitable with its TruSwing membership sensor, supplying you with entry to varied swing metrics by way of the Join app, which is accessible for iOS and Android.

What I like most concerning the X40 is how slim and light-weight it’s, particularly in comparison with different Strategy fashions. I am not a golfer by any means, however I think about those that are will recognize a wearable that is not obtrusive. The opposite fascinating half about it’s that you do not have to play golf to make use of it, and that is the place Garmin sees a chance to succeed — principally, you can contemplate these sport tidbits a bonus on a traditional exercise tracker.

Sadly, Garmin is not promoting the Strategy X40 till later this yr (Q2), when it’ll hit shops for $250.

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