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Garmin vivoactive HR

Garmin vivoactive HR
alaScore 92

1409 reviews

Jun, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1409 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Garmin vivoactive HR from 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

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

Jun, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin vivoactive HR


alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Garmin vivoactive HR from 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

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

Jun, 2019

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Lee Crane (

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 (

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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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 : Luke Johnson (

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

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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 : Luke Edwards (

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

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