1Garmin Vivosmart HR+ Fitness Tracker Gets GPS, Plus Feature Updates
2Garmin Vivosmart HR+ Activity Tracker Band
The Vivosmart HR+ tracker includes an always-on 1-inch-long by 0.42-inch-wide display (160 by 68 pixels) that can be read in bright sunlight and is safe for use in water while swimming or bathing. The device’s lithium battery provides up to five days of use in the watch/activity tracking mode, including 24/7 heart-rate monitoring and no GPS use, or up to 8 hours using GPS.
3Garmin’s Elevate Wrist Heart-Rate Feature
The tracker’s Elevate wrist heart-rate tracking feature quantifies the intensity of a user’s fitness activities through the use of designated “intensity minutes,” which can help users monitor their progress against activity goals recommended by leading health organizations. A wide variety of screens can be displayed, including stairs climbed (as pictured here).
4Track Distance, Time, Pace and More
The latest GPS-equipped tracker provides information about a wide range of user activities, including distance traveled, and time and pace for indoor or outdoor activities. With the GPS feature, users can get even more accurate distance and pace stats as well as a map of their activity when running or walking outdoors. Details about steps taken, calories burned, floors climbed and intensity minutes are also recorded.
5On-Screen Notifications for Calls, Emails, Texts and More
The Vivosmart HR+ also provides users with on-screen and gentle vibration notifications of incoming calls, texts, emails, social media posts, calendar reminders and other notifications that come from a compatible Android, iOS or Windows 10 smartphone. Users can also control music on their smartphone through the fitness tracker and locate a lost phone using an audible alert.
6Sleep Tracking and Alarm Clock Capabilities
7Review Your Day’s Activities Using the Garmin Connect App
Vivosmart HR+ users can automatically sync their band with the Garmin Connect mobile app so they can visualize their full day of activities in a timeline view to analyze and plot their progress. The band includes expanded data collection capabilities for runners, such as constant tracking of personal records, a virtual pacer to compare the current pace to a target pace, an Auto Pause feature that pauses and resumes the timer based on speed, an Auto Lap feature that automatically starts a new lap, and a walk/run mode.
8Vivosmart HR+ Comes in Two Sizes
The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ activity tracker is available in two sizes: regular (in black with a Shark Fin Gray band, Imperial Purple with a Kona Purple band or Midnight Blue with a Bolt Blue band) or extra-large (in black with a Shark Fin Gray band).