Garmin is critical. The most devoted outdoorsmen and athletes look to its rugged products for tracking everything from laps in the pool to dangerous hikes in remote areas. Now the company is getting much more significant about heart rate with the $ 150 Vivosmart HR, its 1st wristband activity tracker with a built-in optical heart rate monitor that the organization created itself. It sports many of the characteristics Garmin place into its other all-goal trackers such as step, distance, calorie, and sleep tracking, smartphone notifications, and music and action cam controls. It all connects to the newly redesigned Garmin Connect app.
Other than the heart price monitor, there is nothing outstandingly new about it. Nonetheless, the Vivosmart HR is a necessary product for Garmin. Not only will it compete with the forthcoming Polar A360, but more importantly it is going after Fitbit’s $ 150 Charge HR with a comprehensive set of functions that both novices and hardcore athletes will appreciate.
Design and style: Do not repair what isn’t broken
The Vivosmart HR looks like a marriage of the Vivosmart band and the Vivofit two. It has a module with a 1.00 x .42-inch,160 x 68-pixel touchscreen that sits atop the wrist, with a single physical button on the right side of it. It is embedded into a versatile, silicone band that mimics a typical watch strap, but this has rectangular notches rather than tiny holes. That subtle modify tends to make it super easy to adjust and fasten, so you can make it as loose or as tight as you want depending on when you’re wearing it (you will want to have it on quite tight when you strategy on making use of the heart price monitor heavily).