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Garmin Vivoactive

Garmin Vivoactive
alaScore 89

932 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 932 reviews of Garmin Vivoactive. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Vivoactive

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 373 user reviews of Garmin Vivoactive from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Vivoactive GPS Smart Watch with Sports Apps - BlackGarmin Vivoactive GPS Smart Watch with Sports Apps - Black

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Vivoactive

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 user reviews of Garmin Vivoactive from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.com.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Vivoactive BlackGarmin Vivoactive Black

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: matthew miller (zdnet.com)

Matthew Miller

 

While most of the media focus is on the Apple Watch this week, it's not the smartwatch for all of us. Matthew found the new Garmin Vivoactive to be a better match for his daily lifestyle.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Garmin Vivoactive black

 

"That's a nice watch." These are words you don't hear often when wearing a smartwatch, let alone a GPS equipped sport watch. But in my time testing the Garmin Vivoactive, these words were said to me many times by runners, family members and even some...

The Vivoactive has an ultraslim design, good battery life and an always-on color display that shines in outdoor performance. It has vibration and notification alerts from your smartphone, activity tracking with auto-adjusting goals, multisport tracking...

The Connect IQ app store is lacking, Garmin's mobile app is dated and sleep tracking is unimpressive. The watch software and smartphone connectivity can also be unstable, requiring frequent reboots.

The ultraslim design and laundry list of features can't overcome the buggy software. Once Garmin fixes these problems, the Vivoactive could be a good product, but until then, there are better options available.

Apr, 2015

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Lee Crane (digitaltrends.com)

Garmin VivoActive review

 

No smartwatch matches the crack fitness and activity tracking of Garmin's very slick Vivoactive.

After wearing the Vívoactive for two weeks, we still can’t really decide if this is the easiest to use GPS watch we’ve ever tested, or the most complex fitness tracking band. But that’s a good thing.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Simon Crisp (gizmag.com)

Review: Garmin vivoactive fitness tracker GPS watch

 

The Garmin vivoactive fitness tracker is a smart(ish) watch which combines all-day activity and sleep tracking along with more detailed exercise monitoring thanks to built-in GPS capabilities. Gizmag recently spent a few weeks putting the device...

In the box users will find the Garmin vivoactive watch and a boxy proprietary USB charger which magnetically snaps to the bottom of the watch when it needs charging. This can be as little as every few weeks, though constant use of GPS sees this figure...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Vivoactive In-Depth Review

 

Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, including the new Vivoactive. The Vivoactive was designed as a merger between Garmin's mid-range fitness watches (i.e. the FR220) and the activity tracking of the Vivofit line. Yet...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Garmin Vivoactive: GPS fitness tracker with a side order of smartwatch

 

This smartwatch/fitness-band hybrid is a jack of all trades and a master of… Well, let's find out, eh?

Great multi-sport tracking ; Accurate ; speedy GPS ; Long battery life

No built-in heart-rate monitor ; It’s not overly sexy ; Sleep tracking rather basic

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Garmin Vivoactive review

 

An exercise band that is also nearly a smartwatch

Great fitness and activity tracking ; Top battery life ; Good comfort

Kinda drab design ; Less slick than Android Wear alternatives ; It looks like a smartwatch, but kinda isn't

Most smartwatches aren't all that great for people who actually exercise: runners, swimmers and cyclists. Without GPS, a watch is just left guessing your speed and distance based on how fast you move your arms. Even the ones that currently have GPS...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Garmin Vivoactive GPS smartwatch

 

Track your fitness activities in high detail with this comfortable smartwatch

GPS tracking ; Comfortable to wear ; Lots of metrics to digest

App and Web interface could stand to be a little clearer ; Step count was a little off

May, 2015

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Garmin Vivoactive GPS smartwatch

 

Track your fitness activities in high detail with this comfortable smartwatch

GPS tracking ; Comfortable to wear ; Lots of metrics to digest

App and Web interface could stand to be a little clearer ; Step count was a little off

May, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin Vivoactive

 

The Garmin Vivoactive is a fitness watch that cuts all the fat, and some of the muscle, off the higher-end Garmin Forerunner runner's watches. It delivers a GPS tracking device in a package that looks and feels like a lifestyle smartwatch.

Has full GPS tracking ; Good value ; Great battery life ; Small frame

Occasionally patchy notifications ; Limited apps library

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / White
Band size:XL
Wrist size:6.38 - 8.86

Energy Management

Battery Life:192

Networking

ANT+ enabled: Yes

Technical Details

Vibrating motor: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:8.86