Garmin Vivosmart HR

7.9/10 AVG.
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  • Garmin Vivosmart HR
  • Garmin Vivosmart HR
  • Garmin Vivosmart HR
  • Garmin Vivosmart HR
  • Garmin Vivosmart HR
  • Garmin Vivosmart HR
  • Garmin Vivosmart HR
  • Garmin Vivosmart HR
  • Garmin Vivosmart HR
  • Garmin Vivosmart HR

The Garmin Vivosmart HR does fitness and heart rate tracking well while adding smartphone alerts, too, all in a compact package.

- Dan Graziano , Cnet 

Specs / Features


WRIST-BASED HEART RATE - Tracks heart rate to provide more accurate calories burned information. | FLOORS CLIMBED - Climbing stairs is tough -get credit for the extra work, thanks to an integrated barometric altimeter. | INTENSITY MINUTES - Monitor your progress against aerobic activity goals recommended by health organizations such as the American Heart Association, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. | ACTIVITY TRACKING - Displays steps, calories, distance, heart rate, floors climbed, intensity minutes and time of day. | SMART NOTIFICATIONS - Di... More

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE - Tracks heart rate to provide more accurate calories burned information. | FLOORS CLIMBED - Climbing stairs is tough -get credit for the extra work, thanks to an integrated barometric altimeter. | INTENSITY MINUTES - Monitor your progress against aerobic activity goals recommended by health organizations such as the American Heart Association, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. | ACTIVITY TRACKING - Displays steps, calories, distance, heart rate, floors climbed, intensity minutes and time of day. | SMART NOTIFICATIONS - Displays any notification from your mobile device; calls, texts, social, music, games, etc. with vibration alerts so you don't miss a beat.

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Specification

Specification
Brand Garmin
Model 010-01955-06
Size 6 x 2 cm (2.4 x 0.8 in)

Reviews (7.9/10 Avg. rating)


VR-Zone

An intelligent tracker that’s minimalistically and yet beautifully-designed

from VR-Zone
I found the Garmin Vivosmart HR an absolute joy to use. It tracks nearly every metric with pinpoint accuracy, with the exception of calories burnt and feels really comfortable and intuitive to use. The Vivosmart HR isn’t just a useful addition into a fitness junkie’s arsenal, but anyone who wishes to embrace smart living and wearables, to quantify and simplify their lives. The device is slightly pricey at S$259, but premium trackers often come at a high cost anyway, so do consider getting the Vivosmart HR if you are willing to part with a little more money... Full review
Ausdroid

Well built, accurate tracking

from Ausdroid

We, the Plowman household, found the Garmin Vivosmart HR to fit exactly the bill we required. It allowed us to track heart rates throughout the day, steps, sleep patterns, all while receiving notifications on the fitband’s display that we could read and dismiss from the Vivosmart HR.

The Vivosmart HR is a well-built, solid device that feels like it will be able to withstand the rigours of intense exercise for a long, extended amount of time. As such I have no hesitation in recommending it for any fitness buffs out there, or even those who just want to track their daily step... Full review

Wareable

Accurate step and sleep tracking with emphasis on heart rate

from Wareable
As an advanced fitness tracker, the Garmin Vivosmart HR does a sterling job at a decent price. Accurate steps and sleep, resting heart rate and decent notifications all wrapped up into a comprehensive (and complex) app make it a top alternative to the Fitbit Charge HR. Dull looks, dubious live heart rate data during tracked activities and syncing issues are a downside, and it's in no way capable of replacing Garmin's own sports tech – but for those looking for a super-charged fitness tracker for the New Year, the Vivosmart HR is a serious contender... Full review
PC Magazine

A solid option if you're looking for a water-resistant fitness tracker

from PC Magazine
The Garmin Vivosmart HR is a solid choice if you're looking for a waterproof fitness tracker with a heart rate monitor. That said, the Fitbit Charge HR offers more accurate distance readings, and has a much better companion app. Get the Garmin band if you need something waterproof. But for everyone else, the Fitbit Charge HR remains a stronger choice... Full review
Expert Reviews

A great fitness tracker that replicates key smartwatch functions too

from Expert Reviews

The Garmin Vivosmart HR is a simply superb fitness tracker. It has more features than you could shake a stick at, an easy to read built-in display, touchscreen control, integrated heart rate monitor and excellent supporting app and web portal. Throw in the extras like find my phone and relaying of all your phone’s notifications, and you’ll be hard pushed to think of a feature that this device doesn’t have.

The only minor criticism that could be levelled at the Vivosmart HR is that it’s not the best looking fitness tracker you can buy – it’s rel... Full review

Cnet

Garmin builds a better, smarter band

from Cnet

The Vivosmart isn't as discreet as the Fitbit Charge HR or Jawbone Up3. It's bulky and can be a bit of an eyesore, but the device does a good job at tracking heart rate and activities.

If you're not yet ready for a full-blown smartwatch but are still interested in receiving smartphone notifications on your wrist, the Vivosmart is worth checking out. I would also recommend it to anyone that wants a device you don't have to take off in the shower or the pool.

If you have friends or family members that own a Fitbit, however, I recommend you buy the Fitbit Charge HR. Frien... Full review

Ars Technica

Don’t buy a Fitbit before considering this band

from Ars Technica

Fitbit should take notice of Garmin's Vivosmart HR. The company managed to pack many features, including robust smartphone notifications, water-resistance, and intense customization, into the new $150 device. While public perception may not pit the hardcore athlete's company (Garmin) against the everyday fitness tracker company (Fitbit), the Vivosmart HR will be a big competitor for the $150 Fitbit Charge HR.

If you want a comprehensive tracker, the Vivosmart HR is the way to go. It tracks daily activity well and easily switches into beast mode to track workouts and give you many... Full review

Amazon.com Reviews Summary

2,057 from Amazon.com

2,057 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Garmin Vivosmart HR. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.9 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

7.8/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

2 from Amazon.ca

2 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Garmin Vivosmart HR. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

8/10

Amazon.co.uk Reviews Summary

506 from Amazon.co.uk

506 Amazon.co.uk shoppers shared a review for the Garmin Vivosmart HR. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.7 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.co.uk customer reviews.

7.4/10

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