Garmin today announced vívosmart HR+, an activity tracker with wrist-based heart rate plus GPS. The vívosmart HR+ adds new features to the company’s vívosmart activity tracker product line, including GPS, additional running data and Garmin Move IQ auto activity detection. With Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology the vívosmart HR+ provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring. It also tracks steps, distance, calories, floors climbed and activity intensity. It features an always-on, sunlight-readable display and water rating of 5 ATM, so it’s swim and shower safe.
The addition of GPS to the vívosmart line allows users to even more accurately track distance, time and pace for their activities, as well as view a map of their activity on Garmin Connect. Additional running features include personal records, virtual pacer, Auto Pause, Auto Lap and walk/run mode.
Users can also stay connected with family, friends and work during activities with smart notifications, including incoming calls, texts, emails, social, calendar reminders, and any other notification from a compatible smartphone. Other connected features allow users to control music on their smartphone and find their phone when they’ve misplaced it.
Throughout the day, the vívosmart HR+ automatically syncs with the Garmin Connect Mobile app to save users stats. In Garmin Connect, a free online fitness community, users can track workouts, sleep patterns and trends, join online challenges to compete against friends and earn virtual badges. They can also receive Garmin Connect Insights, smart wellness insights personalized to each user that provide cues to help them reach goals, shout-outs when milestones have been met and relevant healthy tips from experts. Insights also show users how they are doing in comparison to people like them for extra motivation.
The vívosmart HR+ has up to five days battery life in watch/activity tracking mode (with 24/7 heart rate monitoring, no GPS) or up to eight hours using GPS. It is shipping now and has a suggested retail price of $219.99 and is available in regular size black/shark fin gray, imperial purple/kona purple and midnight blue/bolt blue, and an extra-large black/shark fin gray band.
|Physical & Performance|
|Physical dimensions||Wrist circumference: 5.4"-7.6" (136-192 mm), regular; 7.1"-8.8" (180-224 mm), x-large|
|Display size, WxH||1.00" x 0.42" (25.3 mm x 10.7 mm)|
|Display resolution, WxH||160 x 68 pixels|
|Negative mode display||Yes|
31.0 g (1.1 oz), Regular; 33.0 g (1.2 oz), X-large
|Battery||Rechargeable lithium battery|
|Battery life||Up to 5 days watch/activity tracking mode (24/7 heart rate monitoring, no GPS) or up to 8 hours using GPS|
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)||Yes|
|Find my phone||Yes|
|Virtual Pacer (compares current pace to target)||Yes|
|Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod)||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor||Yes (wrist-based)|
|Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)||Yes|
|Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)||Yes|
|Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)||Yes|
|Heart rate-based calorie computation||Yes|
|Calculates calories burned||Yes|
|Activity Tracking Features|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)||Yes|
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)||Yes|
|Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)||Yes|
|Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)||Yes|
|Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)||Yes|