First Look: Garmin vivosmart HR+

Categories Lifestyle / Watches

The new activity tracker from one of the segment’s market leaders, Garmin.

The features and functionality of new-gen actvity trackers continue to amaze, in what is one of the fastest-growing segments of the wearable tech phenomenon.

vívosmart HR+ is an activity tracker with wrist-based heart rate plus GPS, adding new features to the company’s popular vívosmart activity tracker product line including GPS, running metrics and Garmin Move IQ™ auto activity detection. Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring and tracks steps, distance, calories, floors climbed and activity intensity. It features an always-on, sunlight-readable display and water rating of 5 ATM – swim and shower safe.


“With a compelling combination of GPS, wrist-based heart rate, long battery life and water resistance, the vívosmart HR+ was designed to keep up with users’ active lifestyles,” says Adam Howarth, General Manager, Garmin Australasia. “Wherever your day takes you the vívosmart HR+ is made to help motivate and track all your active moments.”


The addition of GPS to the vívosmart collection allows users to even more accurately track distance, time and pace for their activities, as well as view a map of their activity. Additional running features include personal records, virtual racer, Auto Pause®, Auto Lap® and walk/run mode.

‘Connected’ features include smart notifications of incoming calls, texts, emails, social, calendar reminders,  other notifications from compatible smartphones and control of music on their smartphone

The vívosmart HR+ has up to five days’ battery life in watch/activity tracking or up to eight hours using GPS. It will be available in Australia this month with an RRP of $349.

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