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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.

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“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.”

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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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www.garmin.com.au or http://facebook.com/garminau.