The Garmin vívosmart HR Activity Tracker Regular Fit was designed by Garmin to do one thing and one thing onlydominates 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
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.