Handheld that is visible
If we look at hand-held units, the trend is also confirmed in this area. Here we have Swarowski EL O-Range, Zodiac Neo, Garmin Alpha 50 and Garmin inReach. When it comes to watches we have the Garmin Instinct as an example, but also changeable wristband that makes a black watch more red or orange.
Garmin has produced smart watches for the outdoor customer for over 15 years, but one of the most recent products that stand out visually is Garmin Instinct, a durable outdoor watch with hunting features. For example, the user can see the location of his hunting dog if it is connected to Garmin Alpha. The watch is significantly red and Marcus Bjärneroth, Director of Public/Media Relations at Garmin Nordic, has seen a great deal of interest from the hunting squad regarding the watches.
– I am thinking mainly of Fenix, Tacticx and Foretrex, but to fit with other products with high visibility in their design we developed Instinct, Marcus say.
– It has been received very well and we see that many hunters want to combine a smart hunting watch with being visible in the forest, he continues.
Marcus explains further that the interest in being visible and being transparent is increasing.
– We see that many hunters share their position and share location information digitally for increased security, for example with the Alpha series or with InReach.