Garmin vívosmart HR Activity Tracker Regular Fit

Editor rating

4.1/5 on March 7, 2017

User's rating

2,769 reviews

PROS

  • A rugged waterproof design
  • Long battery life up to 5 days
  • Excellent fitness tracking
  • GPS and heart-rate monitor included

CONS

  • Problems with the app
  • Not the best looking fitness device

VERDICT

The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ may not be taking any awards home is terms of stylish looks, but it more than makes up for this in terms of unparalleled functionality. When you need a tracker ta take your fitness workout to the next level, then this is the device for you. This is the best device on the market for runners that are looking to get more out of their trackers. It blows all of the Fitbit devices out of the water thanks to its near perfect functionality that offers some serious run tracking and excellent daily activity statistics. This is a top fitness tracker worth every penny. The Vivosmart HR+ is however pure overkill for those just starting out or taking it slow. But, for the hardcore fitness fanatics out there, you will get no better wearable than the Garmin vívosmart HR Activity Tracker Regular Fit.

The Garmin vívosmart HR Activity Tracker Regular Fit was designed by Garmin to do one thing and one thing only dominates the fitness niche.The emergence of the Apple Watch sparked an avalanche of competition as companies tripped over themselves in an effort to design a fitness wearable that could offer a one-in-all solution to fitness tracking. The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ lives up to its hype and even supersedes it. It is a fitness device that takes a step back in terms of style just to deliver all and more in terms of substance. It comes with a built-in GPS tracker inside a waterproof design that is all kept together with a week-long battery. This is a fitness tracker that was rolled out to offer the fitness fanatics a much-needed alternative. It is highly preferred by the hardcore cyclists, runners, and swimmers alike.

Garmin vívosmart HR Activity Tracker Regular Fit Key Features

  • 42-inch E Ink touchscreen
  • Water-resistance up to 5 ATM
  • Long battery life up to 5-days
  • GPS tracking capabilities
  • Heart rate monitor
  • iOS and Android apps

Product Description

Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is a fitness tracker first, with the unit having a 1.0 x 0.42-inch touchscreen housed within a rubber strap. This design doesn’t leave much to look at, but with most of the aesthetically pleasing devices lagging behind in functionality, what is there to complain about? It comes preloaded with a heart-rate monitor, an accelerometer, GPS, barometric altimeter and an array of several other sensors. It is also designed to remain intact with submersions of up to 5 ATM. It is one of the few activity trackers that can actually be worn 24/7. The device is a bit chunky and charging can only be done via a proprietary dock but this isn’t really a big issue as the Garmin vívosmart HR Activity Tracker Regular Fit comes with a 5-day battery life making charging not a regular activity.

The Garmin Connect app for Android and iOS allows for pairing and syncing to your mobile device once the device is connected via wireless Bluetooth. The tracker automatically keeps tabs on your step count, calories burned, distance traveled and heart rate. It, however, takes manual intervention for the device to track specific exercising.

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