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Garmin's next smartwatch could be its first aimed at women
- A leak appears to have revealed Garmin’s first smartwatch aimed at women, the Lily.
- It would come in Classic and Sport models with different styles, but similar health features like blood oxygen monitoring.
- The Lily could launch soon for 199 Euros (possibly $199 US).
Garmin’s smartwatches have included features for women, but they haven’t been designed for women so far. All that could change shortly, however. WinFuture claims to have details of the Lily, Garmin’s first smartwatch conspicuously designed with smaller, often female wrists in mind.
The women-oriented changes in the smartwatch would largely be cosmetic and focus on size. The Lily will reportedly have a relatively small 34mm circular case and a 14mm (though likely non-swappable) strap, with a permanent background pattern — the monochrome touchscreen interface sits on top. A Lily Classic variant (pictured at left) will be aimed at everyday use with a metal case, while the Lily Sport (right) will apparently use a lighter fiber-reinforced plastic.
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You’d thankfully see many of the same fitness features on this women-friendl device as on conventional Garmin smartwatches. The Lily includes a heart rate sensor and blood oxygen monitoring, according to the sources, although you may have to lean on your smartphone for GPS. The battery is poised to last for a healthy five days, or no mean feat given the small body. Just don’t expect wireless charging.
If the rumor is accurate, Garmin will release the Lily in the “coming days” for a fairly reasonable €199 (likely $199). It wouldn’t compete directly with pricier general-purpose smartwatches like the Apple Watch SE or Galaxy Watch 3, but it could represent a good value for women (or anyone, really) who prefer a more discrete smartwatch style.
It’s arguably overdue. While many women already wear Garmin smartwatches, there’s little doubt that those devices’ larger, often utilitarian cases can fit awkwardly or simply feel out of place. The Lily might be Garmin’s acknowledgment that its products can be more inclusive.