The Garmin vivosmart HR is smart fitness band with integrated heart rate measurement. It gets paired with heart rate monitor for fitness activities and displays steps, calories, distance and monitors sleep. vivosmart follows your progress 24/7, and it can stay on for 7 days without a battery charge. Each time you receive a text, email or call from your compatible Bluetooth device, vívosmart gently vibrates and automatically displays the information.
The vivosmart HR will monitor your rest while on sleep mode. Garmin Connect displays your total sleep hours as well as periods of movement and restful sleep via wireless sync using USB ANT+ Stick. The bundle includes: a vivosmart, Heart Rate Monitor(HRM), charging/data clip, vívokeeper and documentation.
Features: Inactivity Indicators Sleep Monitor Displays Steps, Calories & Distance Vibration Alerts Wireless Sync Via - Bluetooth® Smart Technology - USB ANT Stick History Storage - Stores Up To 3 Weeks Of 24/7 Activity Data Shows Time & Time-to-Move On-Device Data Fields/Screens - Daily Goal Countdown, Time Of Day, Heart Rate, Heart Rate Zone, Bike Speed, VIRB® Action Camera/Remote & Music Player Controls Step Counter Accelerometer - Calculates Distance for Indoor Workouts Water Rating Of 5 ATM
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I had the Garmin Vivosmart HR for about 10 days and am writing this review which I hope might be useful for people who are interested in purchasing the device. If you regularly run outside and need GPS functions, this fitness tracker will not be adequate do for you.
The Vivosmart HR is the first of Garmin's devices to offer "Elevate" heart rate monitoring technology; Garmin's own in house tech and not something borrowed from Mio Global like the Forerunner 225. I suspect the Vivosmart HR work on "Smart recording" basis; the HR data is not captured per second but at various points during your workout or run where there could be a change in pace or direction and so on. The HR could be read once per second to even once every 7 seconds. But overall, it forms a good picture of your heart rate trend during the tracked activity. You can check out the picture I attached below of the Vivosmart HR compared against a Polar H7 Smart Bluetooth chest worn HRM...
I wanted to write a review on this because I feel like people who leave reviews of this product haven't given it a reasonable amount of time to become acquainted with using it, therefore unfairly bashing the product.
My specs: I am 38 year old female, 161lbs, Beachbody on Demand user [Challenge du Jour program (means blending of P90X, Insanity, Hammer and Chisel, etc workouts = 6 days per week, Sundays off.) I love workouts that burn over 350+ calories in 30+ minutes]. I surf. I do not run. If you are a runner, you'd probably want a watch with GPS. I am not a runner so I don't need that feature. Vivosmart HR was purchased from Best Buy on Oct. 27, 2015.
I absolutely LOVE this watch! I used to have the vivosmart band + chest strap and found it to be extremely glitchy and a pain in the ---- to use the heart rate monitor during my workouts - as for the vivosmart band itself, I really liked it.
These activity monitoring watches take some time getting...
My wife uses the Vivosmart and I have the Vivosmart HR for about a month now (Currently it’s exclusive to BestBuy). A friend of mine has the Fitbit charge HR – so I considered them all
Design: Vivosmart wins the beuty contest, looking more like a bracelet than a wearable electronic device. No buttons and you don’t even see there is a screen until it lights up. Fitbit charge HR is thinner, while the Vivosmart charge HR is certainly the ugliest. All 3, BTW, feels quite comfortable on the wrist. Winner: Vivosmart
Battery life: Vivosmart really does give you 7 days on normal use. The smart HR can give slightly more than 5 days presumably due to the HR sensor. It has a menu option to turn it off – but strangely enough it remains on – probably a firmware bug. The Fitbit charge HR can last for ~3 days Winner: Vivosmart
Software and support: Garmin devices were launched with tons of bugs. On the other hand...
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