Garmin Vivoactive HRM reviews

45 customer reviews

+ This wearable technology scores very high on entertainment / fun. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 45 reviews.
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Chris, Rainham Parent

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Bike gps stuff plus the alerts are useful
Bad points:
Light could be brighter
Overall rating 8.0
Entertainment / Fun 8.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 May 2015

Tim, Bristol Gadget lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I bought the vivoactive as my first 'active watch'. I have previously been using apps on my phone to track my activities but the vivoactive is so much more accurate. In cycling the same route to work the free apps varied on distance, the vivoactive gives me much the same distance every day. The vivoactive allows you to track many popular activities including cycling, walking and swimming. It also gives you smart-watch functionality through the app which you install on your phone to push notifications, including call, text, email, Facebook, and WhatsApp. Through the bluetooth connection you can also control the music on your phone, basic start/stop/next/back and volume controls. No track information is given on the watch face. The watch also includes basic widgets for calendar and weather, pulled from your phone.
The watch also records your step count throughout the day. I do not care how accurate it is compared to other devices (something on my ankle would probably record the steps better), all it needs to do is be consistent. I have left it to set me a target of steps, which had started fairly low at about 5000, it is gradually increasing them to increase my activity levels.
I wear the watch all day and night, only taking it off to shower (although it is waterproof and can be used for swimming I would rather not needlessly get it wet). The sleep tracking is limited. It only records movement throughout the night and whilst it may guess the time you go to bed, like many devices, it does not know when you actually got to sleep. Likewise it takes time to realise you've gotten up in the morning.
I am a fairly active person, but far from being a tri-athlete, and for me the watch is brilliant and I'd have no hesitation in recommending it.
Bad points:
I've not yet found a way to stop the notifications telling me to regularly 'Move' throughout the day. I work in an office and need to leave and walk down the street a bit before the move notification clears. Whilst I can do this at lunch it's a bit difficult to do this during the working day! I haven't yet gone so far as walking and down the stairs multiple times just to clear the notification. Also in comparison to something like the Apple watch the app store is very limited. However, I didn't buy the watch for apps, but rather for it's GPS tracking abilities.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Entertainment / Fun 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 May 2015

Jay, London

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Simple to use
Bad points:
The brightness of the display isn't good.
Overall rating 7.0
Design 5.0
Entertainment / Fun 7.0
Value for money 4.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 May 2015

dejar, oostkamp Geek

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Gives what you expects (golf ! - steps ...)after reading the reviews
Bad points:
duplication of same weather reports
Overall rating 7.0
Design 8.0
Entertainment / Fun 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Jun 2015

Damion, Gadget lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Multi functional watch
Bad points:
Slight time delay on opening apps
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Entertainment / Fun 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Jun 2015

Caroline, Wakefield Gadget lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Walking
Bad points:
Facebook connection
Overall rating 8.0
Design 7.0
Entertainment / Fun 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Jul 2015

Will, Gadget lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Thin design light and conects to my other devices
Bad points:
Non
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Entertainment / Fun 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jun 2015

Also known as: Vivoactive HRM

 

Manufacturer's Description

Keep track of your personal fitness with the Garmin vivoactive Black Fitness Band – VIVOACTIVEBK. The Garmin vivoactive GPS smartwatch is sleek, ultra-thin, and has a rechargeable lithium battery. The vivoactive will monitor your daily steps, calories burned and even how well you slept. Connect your Garmin vivoactive to your compatible smartphone to view your incoming calls, text, emails, and even receive notifications from social media and other mobile apps. With access to the Connect IQ™ store customize your watch face design as well as install widgets and apps. With vibration alerts, your vivoactive will never let you miss your daily fitness goals. Garmin has been dedicated to developing wearable technology to allow you to wear your vivoactive while doing any activity from golf to swimming.

From Work to Workout
Play harder, work smarter, live better with vívoactive. Built-in sports apps keep you active while smart notifications allow you to stay in contact with pressing work matters — all so you can keep your life in balance. The high-resolution, color touchscreen stays readable in direct sunlight, so you can view your stats when you step out of the office for a run. The ultra-thin profile — 8 mm — is comfortable to wear all day and can easily transition from office to golf course. You won’t have to worry about vívoactive keeping up with your active days. The rechargeable battery lasts through all your activities with up to 3 weeks5 in watch/activity-tracking mode or up to 10 hours using GPS.

Built-in Sports Apps
vívoactive features built-in sports apps that track your stats — even when away from your phone. Simply tap to choose among GPS-enabled running, golfing and cycling apps plus swimming and activity tracking.

Hit the Ground Running
Whether you’re training for a 5K or just for life in general, the running app uses GPS to capture essential running data such as distance and pace. A built-in accelerometer and wrist-based speed and cadence trackers eliminate the need for a separate foot pod when running on an indoor track or treadmill and also when GPS is unavailable. You can set up vibration alerts for heart rate¹, pace and run/walk intervals. Other training features include Auto Lap® and Auto Pause®. Automatic sync with Garmin Connect™ Mobile gives you a post-run summary, including calories burned and if you scored any personal records, such as your fastest or longest run to date.

Get In Gear
The GPS-enabled cycling app measures time, distance, speed and calories. Compatible with sensors² such as speed, cadence and heart rate monitors to measure your progress on training rides as well as daily commutes.

Tee Off
Pair with your smartphone³ to download course maps from our golf course database — with more than 38,000 courses worldwide — to play favorite and new courses. The golfing app keeps maps updated and tallies hole number and par. GPS measures layup and dogleg distances, as well as distances to the front, middle and back of the green, to improve usability over the entire hole. Individual stroke play scorecard lets you see if you’re under or over par. Measure shot distance at the press of a button. Round timer counts up time on the course, while the built-in accelerometer tracks your steps.

Dive In
Auto Length accelerometer-based technology automatically gauges total and interval distance; laps; calories burned; session average, interval and length pace; and stroke count, including number of strokes per length and interval and session averages. Let the swimming app calculate your efficiency with swolf, which adds the time and the number of strokes it takes to swim a pool length. View your time and interval distance at a glance. Interval Count lets you seamlessly pause and then resume your workout.
The thin profile cuts through the water, and its 5 ATM water rating means you can swim, sweat and shower with it on, worry-free.

Step It Up
vívoactive follows your progress even when you’re not engaged in a specific activity. The activity tracking app tracks your steps to learn your current activity level, then assigns an attainable daily step count goal. As you meet your milestones, the device will adjust your goal for the next day. The red move bar appears on the display after 1 hour of inactivity and builds when you’ve been sitting too long. Just walk for a couple of minutes to reset the move bar. Set the sleep mode when you go to bed and vívoactive will monitor your rest. It also tracks your calories burned.

Stay Connected
vívoactive gently vibrates to alert you to all the same notifications you receive on your compatible Bluetooth-enabled device4. Receive caller ID and missed call information for incoming calls. Text messages include sender information and message. Email messages come with sender and subject. vívoactive also displays notifications from Facebook®, Twitter® and other social media platforms, as well as other mobile apps, including weather alerts and temperature. Simply touch and swipe the screen to read more, or clear the screen with the press of a button.
Advanced Smartwatch Features
vívoactive lets you control the tunes on your music player, locate your phone and let your friends and family track your activities in real time with Live Track. You can also remotely control your VIRB® Elite action camera.

Custom Apps and Watch Faces
Personalize vívoactive with free downloads from our Connect IQ store. You can customize your watch face, add data fields and get apps and widgets that provide information at a glance.

Challenge Yourself
Stay up to date on your progress for each of the built-in activities with automatic syncs with Garmin Connect Mobile. You can earn virtual badges for extra motivation, join online challenges and connect, compete and compare with friends and family around the world. View your history and stats right on the smartwatch.

Show Your True Colors
vívoactive comes in basic black or bright white to coordinate with your philosophy of style. Swap out additional bands to show your true colors, or dress it up with a leather option in black or white.


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