Garmin Vivoactive HR Review: Enjoy Your Active Lifestyle To The Fullest
From running, to cycling, rowing, hiking to swimming, you can do all of these while you wear one watch, none other than the Vivoactive HR from Garmin. Not like the rest of the products from Garmin, this watch doesn’t just appeal to the athletes. In fact, this is your everyday fitness band that comes with the elements of a smartwatch. This is said to give Fitbit a run for its money and is also a very compelling solution for those who are leading an active lifestyle.
Vivoactive HR is something that can pretty much do it all. It comes with an all-day activity tracking for things such as floors climbed, steps, sleep, and calories burned. It also gives smartphone notifications from your Android device or iPhone and is also packed with GPS for tracking various activities and a built-in optical heart rate sensor. Aside from those mentioned earlier, the watch can also track indoor cycling, cross country and downhill skiing, golf, walking, indoor rowing, paddle boarding and strength training.
But what makes this even more impressive is the fact that the watch can do all these things with no need for you to charge it every night. Vivoactive HR can last as much as 8 days or about 13 hours when the GPS signal is active. Typically, you can get around a week but this can already include 5 days of GPS workouts in between 40-50 minutes.
Many users have turn into big fans of this watch that will surely get the interest of the active consumers. However, there are several things that you have to know first before you even go out and get one for yourself.For starters, its design is not something that will appeal to all. The design of the earlier Vivoactive is a slim one yet with the HR model, you cannot see any trace of the original. This watch is bulky and big and this is not something that you’d prefer to wear to the office and most especially to a wedding. But, this is not really that bad. Vivoactive HR is waterproof to as much as 50 meters. This also comes with an always-on display that is easy to read when you are outdoors although it can look a bit dull when you are indoors.
Its wrist-based heart rate has also been made better yet this is not completely perfect. Most people will find the heart rate sensor at the back of the watch as good enough. This is also relatively accurate on the easy runs and when it measures the rest heart rate that it continuously does through the day. This is also way more convenient as compared to wearing a traditional chest strap.
The Vivoactive HR has been designed for the active consumers. This can remarkably track all day activities and its long battery life, waterproof design and the multiple sport profiles are making it a much better value than other watches that you can find today.
- Regular fits wrist circumferences 5.39" to 7.68" (137 to 195 mm),GPS smartwatch with a sunlight-readable, high-resolution color touchscreen
- 24/7 HEART RATE MONITORING - Elevate wrist heart technology gives you heart rate all day and night without an additional strap,Heart rate is not available while swimming
- SMART NOTIFICATIONS - Set any notification from your mobile device to display when paired with a compatible smartphone.Water rating:5 ATM