It is no longer necessary to choose between fashion and functionality. The Vivomove HR is a hybrid smartwatch that tracks activities, has a wrist-based heart rate monitor, can display notifications, and has a display that is touch-enabled. This is one of three brand-new Vivo-series gadgets that Garmin released the week before last.
Garmin is banking on the fact that consumers who want classic-looking timepieces but don’t want to be left behind when it comes to technological advancements will be interested in the Vivomove HR. According to projections made by CSS Insight, a significant amount of the expansion of the wearable market in the future will be driven by an increase in the popularity of smart analogue watches. According to Andrew Silver, the product manager for Garmin in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), “When we first offered the Vvomove, it was aimed at customers who desired a beautiful timepiece with activity tracking capabilities second when we first introduced it last year.”
Not only does the new Vvomove HR have a design that is more sophisticated than ever before, but its wearable technology is also state-of-the-art. We are the first company on the market to offer a hybrid smartwatch that measures wrist-based heart rate in addition to displaying digital information via a touchscreen. All of these benefits are also yours without having to give up the classic and elegant look of an analog watch.
Everything you need to know about the Vivomove HR is included in this article.
The original iteration of Garmin’s Vivomove was an attractive hybrid that was created with ease of use in mind, and the timepiece for the second edition of this product appears to be exactly the same. The fashionable watch features a round case; there is no digital crown; and the bands may be changed.
We stopped by Garmin’s booth during IFA, and the gorgeous design and careful craftsmanship that went into creating such a device left a lasting impression on us. We are very grateful to Garmin for providing us with the opportunity to see it. This is the kind of accomplishment that a well-known fashion brand like Fossil would be really pleased with.
The screen of the first-generation Vivomove includes two bars: one shows your step count, and the other shows how much time has passed since you last moved. In the second version of this device, the watch face now has an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display that is 9.6 mm by 19.2 mm.
When the display is turned off, it is impossible to detect any changes made to the device; however, if you tap firmly towards the bottom, it will appear as if by magic.It also occurs when you swiftly turn your wrist in the opposite direction. The watch hands even move out of the way dynamically when you swipe through your messages, heart rate, and other information on your watch.
The dimensions of the Vivomove HR are 43 x 43 mm and 11.6 mm. It is available in two sizes: one that is designed to fit wrists with a circumference ranging from 122-188 millimeters, and another that is designed to accommodate wrists with a circumference ranging from 148-215 millimeters. There are two different styles available for you to pick from. The first one, the Sport, has a strap made of silicone, while the second, the Premium, has leather straps and a full steel body. Both are light, with the first one weighing in at 40.8 grams and the second one coming in at 56.5 grams, respectively.
The life of the battery is acceptable. In smartwatch mode, the water-resistant device will continue to function for up to 5 days, while normal mode will keep it working for up to 2 weeks. In addition to that, there is an internal memory that can store up to 14 days of activity monitoring data and seven timed activities.
This is a device that offers a wide variety of useful features. In general, hybrid watches try to simplify things by offering only the most basic aspects of activity tracking; however, the Vivomove HR deviates from this trend.
The functionality of the device includes monitoring of the user’s heart rate, as the name suggests. The Nokia Steel HR is the only hybrid watch that can track a wearer’s heart rate at this moment. Not only is there an optical heart rate sensor under the hood, but there is also a barometric altimeter, an accelerometer, and a sensor that measures the ambient light.
In terms of tracking your fitness, you will get information on your steps, your sleep (both total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep), your distance traveled, the number of calories you burned, the number of floors you climbed, your heart rate, and the number of minutes you spent at high intensity. Your workout data will be sent automatically to the corresponding Garmin Connect app.
Your resting heart rate, which is possibly the single most important measure of your overall health and fitness, will be monitored by the heart rate sensor. When you are doing heart rate zone training, you can also use it to track the zone you are currently in. There’s also the Garmin Move IQ, which can recognize and log motions for specific activities like walking, jogging, or cycling, as well as send alerts when you’re not doing anything.
In addition to this, you will find some more elements that are more advanced, such as your VO2 max and your fitness age. Vivomove HR can tell you whether you are having a peaceful, balanced, or frantic day, which can be helpful if you are trying to live a life with less stress. After that, you may use the relaxation timer to guide you through some deep breathing exercises and reduce the amount of stress in your life.
Last but not least, the watch will notify you of incoming emails, texts, and calls based on the configuration options you choose, and the touchscreen on the watch will allow you to quickly respond to the notifications. You can also use the device to take control of your music and subscribe to updates from your social media accounts.
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It’s possible that Garmin has set a new standard for hybrid timepieces with the introduction of the Vivomove HR. A device with a stunning appearance that also provides very extensive capabilities for tracking fitness and acting as a smartwatch.
As was previously indicated, there are two variants available for purchase: the more straightforward Vivomove HR Sport and the more luxurious Vivomove HR Premium. Both will be available in the fourth quarter of 2017.