Smart Activity Tracker with Wrist-based Heart Rate Plus GPS GPS tracks distance and pace while mapping out your run or walk Swim-friendly, sleek band is comfortable to wear all day, and the always-on touchscreen display shows your stats, even in sunlight Measures steps, distance, calories, floors climbed, activity intensity and heart rate on your wrist Receive full suite of smart notifications, which includes email, call, text, social media alerts and more – all from your wrist Auto sync to Garmin Connect Mobile to join fitness challenges, review data and receive smart coaching Measure Activity Intensity with Wrist-based Heart Rate vivosmart HR+ activity tracker uses Elevate wrist heart rate technology to monitor heart rate at the wrist 24/7. That gives you the freedom to work out however you want, with no additional heart rate strap needed. Using heart rate, vivosmart HR+ provides calories burned information. Whether you're going for a jog, playing a pick-up game with friends or trying out a new boot camp class, it quantifies the intensity of your fitness activities using intensity minutes. This feature lets you monitor your progress against 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. Additionally, you can use your vivosmart HR+ as a heart rate strap on your wrist when paired with other compatible Garmin devices. Take Your Activity to the Gym o…
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32 people found this helpful
I waited until I had worn this watch for a while before I reviewed it. This isn’t a piece of art…you need to use it and see how it works in the real world before making an assessment. I wanted a fitness tracker that I could rely on and I could get wet. The thought of have to watch out for every sprinkle, trip to the beach or dip in the pool wasn’t appealing. Plus I wanted built-in GPS and built-in heart rate monitoring. If you want to dive into tech specs and pros and cons there are plenty of sites out there. Here is the long and short. If you want pinpoint heart rate monitoring accuracy over the entire expected range of your activities, buy something with a chest strap…or better run around with one of those EKG machines. If you want something very accurate and an extremely thorough app backing it up, pick this device. The Garmin Connect app and Garmin Connect website give the average person data that was reserved for professional athletes just years ago. It is incredible. Understand though that some of the features, like being able to download workouts to your watch, will not work with this device. Finally, I only real con, the GPS takes a bit to long to acquire a signal.
40 people found this helpful
I spent a lot of time researching trackers. I needed one with steps, heart rate and totally waterproof (not just shower or sweat water resistant) since I use during water aerobics. This one fit the criteria. I also like the many other features.
21 people found this helpful
I really like my Garmin. It has pretty much everything I need to track my everyday Fitness as well as workouts. The app for it works well and I have rarely had problems syncing my Garmin with it. However on occasion it does not like to charge with the charging cable for some reason. But I’ve always got it to charge buy just disconnecting and reconnecting it a couple times. The only thing I really wish it had in addition to what it already has is a screen to tell you what your current elevation is. And a compass. Those would both be nice for hiking. That said it does give you your elevation gain and loss when you track a run or walk or hiking. Oh and the stair climbing setting doesn’t work unless you’re climbing a lot of stairs. I climb the staircase to get out of my house every morning and it never counts it. I feel like I should also mention the screen is very very scratchable. So definitely invest in getting a screen protector there cheap. I read other reviews that said this before I bought mine period And I thought I could get away without one. But my screen started to get scratches in it after about a week of use.
4 people found this helpful
The watch arrived on time, looking as new out of the box and working as expected, with its instruction booklet, original box and cable, already took it for a 10k and works really nice, it started measuring the activity automatically and showed very similar results to what my Garmin Crhonos measured which is one of the best Garmin trackers Garmin makes. This one I can have in my right wrist all day tracking all my activities while I wear my other analog watches in my left. I wear it like a bracelet together with one or two other thinner bracelets in the right wrist.
5 people found this helpful
I have loved using this for the past few weeks, but it seems to have died, and now it’s useless. I bought this refurbished from Beach Camera, and hopefully it can be replaced.
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Summary: This watch is still relevant, even though it is a few years old. It came out of the box looking new, and so far (one week in) does what I need it to do. The setup takes time, learning how to use the watch takes time, and the Garmin Connect app takes a bit of clicking around to find the correct settings. What I don’t like is that it has taken a bunch of experimenting as far as finding a comfortable way to wear it. In Depth: Beach Camera refurbishes and distributes the watch. Mine came with no cosmetic issues with just the watch and charger. I have had no issue with the seller. Setup sucked. Finding the right device on the app, getting my phone to recognize my device, finding the right pin number to input (typed the number on the screen of the watch, not the paper that said try 1234) took time. It wasn’t crazy difficult, just took longer than I wanted and was frustrating at points. But after setup, I haven’t had to reconnect with my phone again. Warranty from Garmin comes with the watch. Also a bit time consuming trying to figure this out. I had find the right place on Garmin’s website to register the device, download some software, plug in the watch, identify the watch, blah blah blah.
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So, I’ve gone through almost every fitness tracking device and this is by far my favorite. I’ve been wearing this for constantly for about nine months. I love it for three main reasons: 1. Comfort: the band is soft and stretchy, so wearing it tight enough to get reliable (or at least consistent) heart rate monitoring doesn’t feel uncomfortable at all. I wear this 24/7. In fact I even bought a second one so I can have one charging and another being worn at all times. 2. E-ink always on display: this is a big deal to me. Having to raise my wrist to activate the display of the Apple Watch and Fitbit was a major pain. I would love it if the display were a little brighter though – it’s hard to see in poor light or at night. 3. Battery life: I reliably get five days and sometimes six out of one charge. So what’s not to like? 1. The app: it’s slow to sync and the UI is kinda clunky. To check heart rate I have to go through a few screens. 2. HR accuracy. As mentioned above, I have two of these devices. The resting/average heart rate is noticeably different on one versus the other. I also noticed differences between the Garmin measurement, Apple Watch and FitBit HR.