Garmin today announced the vivomove HR, a hybrid smartwatch with activity tracking, Elevate wrist-based heart rate, smart notifications and a touchscreen display. The v?vomove HR combines the latest Garmin connectivity, fitness and wellness monitoring features with an elegant, classic design.
It is available in two versions: the sleek vivomove HR Sport and the more upscale vivomove HR Premium with leather straps and full steel body. With leather and silicone strap options and a choice of fashionable case finishes including black, rose gold-tone, stainless steel and gold-tone, the vivomove HR fits a variety of personal styles. It's swim and shower safe and has a battery life of up to 5 days in smart mode and up to 2 weeks in watch mode.
Stay connected throughout the day with vibration alerts for emails, texts, calls, app alerts, social media updates and more from a compatible smartphone. Users will also benefit from the ability to control music on their smartphone from the vivomove HR and send an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone.
The vivomove HR features fitness monitoring tools including VO2 max and fitness age which provide users with data to monitor changes in their fitness level. Increased activity - like taking the stairs instead of the elevator - will improve these numbers over time. Rough day at the office? The all-day stress tracking feature not only displays current stress levels by measuring HRV (heart rate variability), it also offers a Four-Fold Breath relaxation timer to promote on the spot stress relief. Users can view a longer timeline of stress levels on Garmin Connect providing them with the opportunity to identify patterns and make lifestyle changes to avoid or better cope with stress-inducing situations.
Throughout the day, the vivomove HR automatically syncs with the Garmin Connect mobile app to save stats for easy access later. In Garmin Connect, a free online community, users can see data like workouts, strength training activities, stress levels and sleep patterns displayed on detailed graphs right from a compatible smartphone or desktop computer.
The vivomove comes preloaded with profiles for walking, running, cardio and strength training. And thanks to Garmin Move IQ, users can set up the device to automatically start and stop a timed walk or run activity. The vivomove HR also counts steps, intensity minutes, sleep, stairs climbed and more, and reminds users when they have been still for too long.
The vivomove HR has a suggested retail price of $199.99 for the Sport version and $299.99 for the Premium version.