The Garmin vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch is proof that Garmin has not let the stiff competition that it is getting from Samsung, Fitbit or Apple slow it down in any way. They are still perfecting their devices further in their effort to produce the perfect GPS fitness watch. The Garmin Vivoactive HR is Garmin’s second try at producing an all rounded sports watch. Among all of the company’s products, this is the only watch that is designed to do it all in the fitness niche. Covering everything from running to golf to swimming to fitness tracking and also managing to include some smartwatch notifications in the mix. And if that is not good enough, the watch also manages to cover indoor cycling, cross country skiing, indoor running and so much more.
Garmin Vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch Key Features
- All-round fitness tracking
- Compatible with Android and iOS smartphones
- Optical heart rate monitoring
- Daily activity tracking
- Garmin Connect App paring
- Bluetooth connectivity
Unlike the other sports products from Garmin, especially their previous attempts as a do-almost-everything GPS fitness smartwatch, the Garmin vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch is a complete reinvention. The only thing that it has in common with its predecessors is the rectangular touchscreen design. This is a watch that was built for its functionality and all-around performance than anything else.
The device comes with a 20.7 by 28.6 mm touch screen, two buttons and a waterproof case the houses the biometric altimeter, GPS, electronic compass and the Elevate optical heart rate monitor from Garmin. It can be paired with most Android and iOS smartphones via Bluetooth, syncing the data using -the Garmin Connect app. The vivoactive HR seems to shine brighter than most where activity tracking is concerned. It successfully tracks physical activity, sleeps and rest cycles. The battery of the Vivoactive HR is also quite commendable with around 5 days of battery life with all features being used in full effect.