Garmin

Garmin vívoactive Smart Watch

Run, bike, swim, golf, ski and more with vivo active HR, the GPS smartwatch with Elevate wrist heart rate technology
Review by
Adam Dove
The Garmin Vivoactive is a smartwatch for the active lifestyle, with built-in GPS apps to track activities from running and cycling to skiing and swimming. It also includes a step counter and a sleek enough design that I typically wear my Vivoactive most days of the week. The watch pairs activity data with the Garmin mobile app (and optionally third-party apps like Strava) to keep a log of distances, favorite routes, and personal records. The interface is very simple (which is necessary given the small screen real estate) and the experience to start tracking an activity is seamless/intuitive. I'm also a big fan of the Vivoactive's golf app, which updates in real time with your distance to the green (I still haven't figured out how to make it improve my score, though). The Vivoactive also offers sleep tracking and Bluetooth-enabled smartphone notifications, but I tend to keep those features disabled for my sanity.
Official Description
Run, bike, swim, golf, ski and more with vivo active HR, the GPS smartwatch with Elevate wrist heart rate technology. Outside of your more active moments, its built-in activity tracker counts steps throughout the day and measures calories burned. The sunlight-readable, high-resolution touchscreen features smart notifications such as call, text, email, social media alerts and more. Customize your watch with more than 1,300 apps, watch face designs, data fields and widgets from our Connect IQ store. Battery charge lasts through all your activities with up to 8 days in watch/activity tracking mode (no GPS) or up to 13 hours using GPS.
PRODUCT DETAILS
• 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
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