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Garmin vívosmart HR

Garmin vívosmart HR
alaScore 96

1803 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1803 reviews of Garmin vívosmart HR. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Activity/Fitness Trackers the Garmin vívosmart HR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin vívosmart HR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Garmin vívosmart HR from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers on Amazon.com.

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Vivosmart HR Activity Tracker Regular Fit - BlackGarmin Vivosmart HR Activity Tracker Regular Fit - Black

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

Garmin Vivosmart HR

 

The Garmin Vivosmart HR is a solid option if you're looking for a waterproof fitness tracker with a built-in heart rate monitor.

Accurate, continuous heart rate monitoring. Comfortable, waterproof design. Crisp display. Delivers smartphone notifications.

Overly complex app and settings menus. No notification interaction. Exaggerated mileage in testing.

Conclusions The Garmin Vivosmart HR is a solid choice if you're looking for a waterproof fitness tracker with a heart rate monitor. That said, the Fitbit Charge HR offers more accurate distance readings, and has a much better companion app. Get the...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

Garmin vívosmart HR review

 

I'm picky when it comes to fitness trackers. I want a device that can stay on my wrist for extended periods of time, and that doesn't have to be charged every few days. One that doesn't need to be removed each time I take a shower or go for a swim. I...

All-day heart rate and fitness tracking. Always-on touchscreen. Can get smartphone notifications. Shower and swim-friendly.

Bulky design. Its Garmin Connect mobile app isn't as refined as apps from Fitbit or Jawbone. No smart coaching or personalized feedback.

The Garmin Vivosmart HR does fitness and heart rate tracking just about as well as the Fitbit Charge HR while adding smartphone alerts, too, all in a compact package.

Dec, 2015

TopTenREVIEWS - Bronze Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Expert review by: Bethany Gordon (toptenreviews.com_old)

Garmin Vivosmart HR Review

 

The Garmin Vivosmart HR is one of the best heart rate monitors in our review because of its long list of helpful features, easy-to-read and use touchscreen, and versatile design. The only downsides to this watch its battery life and slightly less...

This tracker is waterproof up to 50 meters, so you can take it swimming or in the shower.

The Garmin Vivosmart HR’s battery only lasts for five days before needing to recharge.

The Garmin Vivosmart HR is a well-designed heart rate monitor watch that continuously tracks your heart rate and other fitness metrics both on the device in the helpful app.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Andy Walker (gearburn.com)

Garmin Vivosmart HR review: acute fitness tracking for a price

 

Andy works up a sweat with the Garmin Vivosmart HR on his arm.

: It’s not attractive, but it’s possibly the best “HR” fitness tracker in the market right now. It’s also expensive, but you get a lot of health tracking tech… and, not much else. Honestly, if you aren’t a fitness nut, and are looking for something a...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Ray Maker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Vivosmart HR In-Depth Review

 

Back about two months ago, Garmin announced their first wrist activity tracker (non-watch) with optical HR capabilities, the Vivosmart HR. The Vivosmart HR was designed to build upon the release of the Vivosmart a year earlier. Essentially it's a daily...

Jan, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Brian Eastwood (tomsguide.com)

Garmin vivosmart HR Review

 

The Fitbit Charge HR has long been our top pick as the best overall fitness tracker, as it offers a robust app, with diet tracking, long battery life and an unobtrusive design. However, the similarly priced Garmin vivosmart HR has a larger display,...

Large display ; Accurate step-tracking and heart-rate monitoring ; New daily goals feature ; Easy setup ; Waterproof design

Screen overly sensitive ; Shorter battery life than competition ; No built-in diet tracking

Boasting a large display, accurate activity, sleep and heart rate tracking, and smartphone notifications, the Garmin vivosmart HR is the fitness tracker to beat.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Garmin’s Vivosmart HR reviewed: Don’t buy a Fitbit before considering this band

 

The $150 all-purpose tracker may not have Fitbit's modern exterior, but its internals are solid.

Smartphone notifications are discrete and comprehensive, letting you scroll to see full messages. ; The heart rate monitor is accurate and adjusts very quickly to give you a real-time reading. ; The display is simple but easy to view and read even in...

Syncing issues with old software—make sure to download Garmin Express and check if your device needs an update before using. ; Its design isn't as minimalistic or modern as a Fitbit. ; Garmin Connect is confusing to navigate if you're looking for...

Fitbit should take notice of Garmin's Vivosmart HR. The company managed to pack many features, including robust smartphone notifications, water-resistance, and intense customization, into the new $150 device. While public perception may not pit the...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.co.uk)

Garmin vívosmart HR review

 

I'm picky when it comes to fitness trackers. I want a device that can stay on my wrist for extended periods of time, and that doesn't have to be charged every few days. One that doesn't need to be removed each time I take a shower or go for a swim. I...

All-day heart rate and fitness tracking. Always-on touchscreen. Can get smartphone notifications. Shower and swim-friendly.

Bulky design. Its Garmin Connect mobile app isn't as refined as apps from Fitbit or Jawbone. No smart coaching or personalized feedback.

The Garmin Vivosmart HR does fitness and heart rate tracking just about as well as the Fitbit Charge HR while adding smartphone alerts, too, all in a compact package.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.com.au)

Garmin Vivosmart HR review: A better and smarter fitness tracker

 

I'm picky when it comes to fitness trackers. I want a device that can stay on my wrist for extended periods of time, and that doesn't have to be charged every few days. One that doesn't need to be removed each time I take a shower or go for a swim. I...

All-day heart rate and fitness tracking. Always-on touchscreen. Can get smartphone notifications. Shower and swim-friendly

Bulky design. Its Garmin Connect mobile app isn't as refined as apps from Fitbit or Jawbone. No smart coaching or personalized feedback

The Garmin Vivosmart HR does fitness and heart rate tracking just about as well as the Fitbit Charge HR while adding smartphone alerts, too, all in a compact package.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Garmin Vivosmart HR review

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The Garmin Vivosmart HR packs in even more features than the original Vivosmart, including a heart rate monitor and an LCD touchscreen. So how does it compare? We sent it to our test lab to find out.

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Blue / Purple / Violet
Band size:XL
Maximum strap length:7.36 / 8.82
Minimum strap length:5.35 / 7.09
Wrist size:5.35 - 7.36

Energy Management

Battery Life:5

Performance

Active minutes: Yes
Activity monitoring:Active minutes, Calories burned, Hours slept, Personal goals, Quality of sleep, Steps taken / Yes
Built-in pedometer: Yes
Calories burned: Yes
Hours slept: Yes
Pedometer: Yes
Personal goals: Yes
Quality of sleep: Yes
Timer: Yes
Vibrating motor: Yes