Garmin debuts a 'first of its kind' heart rate monitor that works with sports bras

The company also announced two smartwatches and teased a big update to Garmin Connect at CES 2024.


Garmin has a few pieces of news to share at CES 2024, including a heart rate monitor marketed to women that can deliver an accurate heart rate reading even when attached to a sports bra. The $150 device, called the HRM-Fit, is a "first of its kind," according to Garmin. It should fit what Garmin describes as medium- and high-support sports bras, including select models from Adidas, Under Armour and other brands. It's also 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 for CES 2024 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.

Lastly, the company has a pretty major refresh in store for both the web version of its Garmin Connect app as well as the mobile version. 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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