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Garmin vívosmart HR

Garmin vívosmart HR
alaScore 93

1828 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1828 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 products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin vívosmart HR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Garmin vívosmart HR from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Timothy Torres (

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 (

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

TechGearLab Top Pick Award

Expert review by : David Wise (

Garmin Vivoactive HR Review


The best of the best if you want a fitness tracker that can keep up with all of your adventurous outdoor activities and your golf game

Tons of activity profiles, rugged, waterproof

Large, Not very stylish

The is a fantastic pick if you have a whole host of activities that you are trying to track. It's a little on the bulky side, so you should look elsewhere if you want a more petite or discreet model, but the is your best bet if you want to take a...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : David Wise (

Garmin Vivosmart Hr Review


A good choice for someone who wants a tracker that can weather the outdoors and doesn't want to pay for a built-in GPS

Waterproof, tons of trackable activities, great reminders to be active

Poor heart rate monitoring, bulky, difficulty syncing with the app

The is an average fitness tracker that does basic activity tracking at a reasonable price. This model has the added benefit of being waterproof, for those that do more water-based activities, and want to track while they do it. Unfortunately, this...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Andy Walker (

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 : DC Rainmaker (

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 (

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 (

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

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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

Expert review by : Tim Frawley (

One Minute Review: Garmin Vivosmart HR


Garmin adds a new bad to its range of trackers.

... this is a good little fitness band.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Band color:Black / Blue / Purple / Violet
Band size:XL
Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Purple / Black, Violet / Blue / Violet
Control Type:Touch
Device type:Wristband
Maximum strap length:7.36 / 8.82
Minimum strap length:5.35 / 7.09
Protection features:Water Resistant
Waterproof: Yes
Wrist size range:5.35 - 7.36


Display Resolution:160 x 68
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 60

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Receiver included: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Active minutes:Y
Alarm clock: Yes
Altimeter: Yes
Calories burned:Y
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Hours slept:Y
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Timer: Yes
Vibrating motor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless / Wireless
PC connected: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired/Wireless / Wireless


Battery Life:5
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

System Requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:1.04 / 1.13
Width:0.472 / 0.827