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Garmin Vivomove HR – Press Release

Press Release – August 31st 2017

New Product Announcement – Garmin Vivomove HR – hybrid smartwatch with wrist based Heart Rate

Price – $199 to $299

In a week that has seen the release of the new Fitbit Ionic it’s a little bit harsh to see their thunder stolen by Garmin with not one but THREE new products. Such is life when competing for the No1 position in the fitness wearables market. The Garmin Vivomove HR discussed here and the Garmin Vivoactive 3 and the Vivosport (replacing the Vivosmart series)

Vivomove HR – Hybrid Smartwatch

I really liked the Vivomove as an innovative attempt to add activity tracking to a traditionally styled analog watch, but it wasn’t quite the full package. It wasn’t much more than a pedometer inside a regular watch with the addition of Bluetooth data upload to Garmin Connect.

The new Garmin Vivomove HR adds several key features including:

  • Garmin Elevate LED optical Heart Rate sensors
  • 24/7 Heart Rate monitoring and Stress Tracking functions
  • VO2 Max and Fitness Age testing
  • Automatic exercise tracking – starts timer and 1 second HR sampling when you start exercising
  • Four Fold Breath – a breathing and relaxation function similar to that found in Fitbit Charge 2, Blaze etc
  • A clever LED touchscreen layered on top of the traditional watch face
  • Smartphone notifications and alerts
  • Water Resistant – SWIM proof
  • 5 Day battery life in smartphone alert mode and two weeks in regular standalone watch mode
  • Tracks daily steps and floors climbed
  • Activity data uploaded to Garmin Connect on your Android or iOs device

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