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Garmin vivoactive HR

Garmin vivoactive HR
alaScore 93

1505 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1505 reviews of Garmin vivoactive HR. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 vivoactive HR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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 4.0/5 for other products in the same category 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

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (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 4.0/5 for other products in the same category 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

Sep, 2018

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Lee Crane (digitaltrends.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR review

 

Smart notifications ; Tracks nearly everything ; Water resistant to 5 ATMs ; Multiple, customizable alarms ; Replaceable watch band

Clunky design ; Heart rate monitor not reliable during vigorous exercise ; Finicky touchscreen

The vivoactive HR is a great GPS activity tracking smartwatch for people who do a little of everything, but don’t need deep metrics in any one activity. We found that the running, swimming, and cycling metrics that the vivoactive HR doesn’t track are...

Expert review by : Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR review: A versatile multisport watch for active people

 

Garmin's latest watch offers fitness tracking, smartphone notifications, a built-in heart-rate sensor and long battery life. It also has GPS to track your activities.

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 (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

TechGearLab Top Pick Award

Expert review by : David Wise (techgearlab.com)

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 : 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

 

It's been a few months since Garmin . The unit started shipping last month and I've been wearing it on my wrist 24×7 since then. The Vivoactive HR sits in Garmin's mid-range watch pricing scheme, at $250. It's a bit of a Swiss Army knife in terms of...

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 Johnson (pocket-lint.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR review: Multi-sports master, just not much of a looker

 

Overall, the Vivoactive HR is a device for the sports fan who spreads their love of being active rather than obsessing on a single form of exercise.

Solid all-round sports tracking ; Impressive battery life ; Stable GPS ; Accurate heart rate sensor

Slightly stiff and boxy design ; Dull screen ; Lack of in-app coaching

The Garmin Vivoactive HR is a well-rounded sports watch companion - whether you're a multi-sport fitness fanatic or a diehard runner who dabbles in the occasional extra. It's mighty capable, has great tracking features that work well, heaps of metrics,...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black
Band material:Silicone
Color of product:Black
Device type:Armband activity tracker
Housing colour:Black
Housing material:Polymer
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
Display Type:MIP
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
Altimeter:Y
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
Water resistance:5
Workout tracking:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Wi-Fi:N / No

Power

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

System Requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, Windows Phone, iOS

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