- A leak appears to have revealed Garminâ€™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).
Garminâ€™s smartwatches have included features for women, but they havenâ€™t been designed for women so far. All that could change shortly, however.Â WinFuture claims to have details of the Lily, Garminâ€™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 â€” 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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Youâ€™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 donâ€™t expect wireless charging.
If the rumor is accurate, Garmin will release the Lily in the â€œcoming daysâ€� for a fairly reasonable â‚¬199 (likely $199). It wouldnâ€™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.
Itâ€™s arguably overdue. While many women already wear Garmin smartwatches, thereâ€™s little doubt that those devicesâ€™ larger, often utilitarian cases can fit awkwardly or simply feel out of place. The Lily might be Garminâ€™s acknowledgment that its products can be more inclusive.