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Garmin vivoactive HR

Garmin vivoactive HR
alaScore 93

1282 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1282 reviews of Garmin vivoactive HR. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Garmin vivoactive HR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin vivoactive HR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Garmin vivoactive HR from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch with Wrist Based Heart Rate - Black, Regular WWGarmin vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch with Wrist Based Heart Rate - Black, Regular WW

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin vivoactive HR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Garmin vivoactive HR from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.com.

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Regular fit - BlackGarmin vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Regular fit - Black

Nov, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Lee Crane (digitaltrends.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR review

 

The vivoactive HR is a great GPS fitness tracking smartwatch for people who do a little of everything.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR black, xlarge

 

The Vivoactive HR seems to be able to do it all. There's all-day activity tracking (for things like steps, floors climbed, calories burned and sleep), smartphone notifications from your iPhone or Android device, a built-in optical heart-rate sensor and...

There's a wealth of features here, including all-day activity tracking, phone notifications, built-in optical heart-rate sensor, GPS, multiple sport profiles and an always-on display. It can be worn in the shower and while swimming.

It's bulky, there are occasional connection and syncing problems, and the mobile app is confusing.

The Vivoactive HR's versatile, multipurpose function and design make it one of the better smart GPS fitness watches on the market.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR

 

The Garmin Vivoactive HR adds a heart rate monitor, but also changes some of what we loved about the original Vivoactive fitness tracker.

Accurate heart rate monitoring. GPS. Waterproof. App store with widgets. Above average battery life.

Dim screen could be sharper. Thick, uncomfortable design. Cumbersome to swap bands.

Conclusions The Vivoactive HR has a lot going for it. It's waterproof, equipped with GPS that works instantly, tracks many activities, and can even tell you the weather. For a runner, it's got pretty much everything you need. But it's rather...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Review: Garmin’s Vivoactive HR is more hardcore than Fitbit’s Surge

 

$250 tracker sits right in the middle of Garmin's convoluted lineup.

Chroma display is easy to read in sunlight. ; Can track multiple sports and activities, including swimming, skiing, and stand-up paddle-boarding. ; Built-in heart rate monitor is always-on and doesn't suck up a lot of battery life. ; Built-in GPS is...

Garmin Connect has a lot of information and options which can make navigating it and completing simply tasks confusing. ; App takes a long time to start producing personal insights.

May, 2016

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR In-Depth Review

 

I've consolidated all of the Holidays deals I can find into . Massive savings on: Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto, CycleOps, TomTom, Apple, GoPro, DJI, and more! Cycling, running, swimming, action cams, drones and beyond! This year has topped all past years for...

May, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Garmin vivoactive HR Review: All-Purpose Performer

 

The $249 Garmin vivoactive HR is the best device for those who want a general-purpose fitness tracker that can not only follow them through a variety of activities, but also provide some smartwatch-like functions. I wish the design were a little less...

Tracks a wide range of activities ; Good battery life ; Screen is readable in daylight ; Customizable interface ; Tracks wide range of activities

A little bulky ; Inaccurate sleep tracking

Packing GPS, a heart-rate monitor, notifications and third-party apps, the Garmin vivoactive HR is a jack-of-all-trades fitness tracker.

May, 2016

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin’s new Vivoactive HR & Vivofit 3: Hands-on & First Run

 

On . As you'll remember, my post was rather short and pretty limited in terms of content (just one pic!). I promised that come around Sunday, I'd get some hands-on time with the units and then post back on my thoughts. Phew – lots of details!

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR preview: The complete training solution

 

Garmin has unleashed a new version of its popular and impressive Vivoactive called Vivoactive HR because, you guessed it, this one records heart rate. The Garmin Vivoactive HR really is a one-stop shop for all things tracking and notification related.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Garmin Vivoactive HR review

 

Probably all the fitness watch you'll ever want - and more

Five day battery life ; Tracks a variety of activities ; Leave your phone at home: it's got GPS

ASBO bracelet chic ; Few downloadable apps

Not super stylish, perhaps, but crammed with sensors, sports and stamina

Sep, 2016

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

Garmin Vivoactive HR review

 

I've had a busy month. I've been running, cycling, swimming, rowing and hiking. And I've done all of this while wearing a single watch, Garmin's Vivoactive HR. Unlike many of Garmin's other products, the watch won't appeal to just athletes. It's an...

There's a wealth of features here, including all-day activity tracking, phone notifications, built-in optical heart-rate sensor, GPS, multiple sport profiles and an always-on display. It can be worn in the shower and while swimming.

It's bulky, there are occasional connection and syncing problems, and the mobile app is confusing.

The Vivoactive HR's versatile, multipurpose function and design make it one of the better smart GPS fitness watches on the market.

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Band material:Silicone
Color of product:Black
Housing colour:Black
Maximum strap length:7.68
Minimum strap length:5.39
Protection features:Shock resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant
Shape:Rectangular
Water resistance:5
Waterproof:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:2007.9
Wrist size range:5.39 - 7.68

Display

Color display:Y
Display Resolution:205 x 148
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.13 x 0.8
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium
Battery Type:Built-In

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Packaging Content

Charging base: Yes
Chest strap:N
Manual: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Active minutes:Y
Activity monitoring:Y
Alarm clock:Y / Yes
Automatic pause:Y
Barometer:Y / Yes
Barometric altimeter: Yes
Built-in distance meter:Y / Yes
Calendar:Y / Yes
Calories burned:Y
Distance traveled:Y
Electronic compass: Yes
Find my phone function:Y
Floors climbed:Y
GLONASS:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y / Yes
Hours slept:Y
Memory capacity:14
Music control:Y
Pace alert:Y / Yes
Pedometer:Y
Personal goals:Y
Position location:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Recommended activity:Cycling, Golf, Running, Swimming
Smart notifications:Y
Stopwatch:Y
Timer:Y
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes
Workout tracking:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Power

Battery Life:192 / 8
Battery life (GPS mode):13
Battery Technology:Lithium
Battery Type:Built-In

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Battery Life:8
Built-in camera: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speakers: No
Display Resolution:205 x 148
E-mail: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calendar
Protection features:Water Resistant
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Wrist size range:2.95 - 4.72

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.24
Thickness:0.449
Weight:1.68
Width:1.19