Stay active and social with this vivosmart HR+ fitness tracker. Track your distance and pace with its GPS capability, and monitor your calories burned, number of steps taken, heart rate and intensity minutes. Pair this vivosmart HR+ fitness tracker with your smartphone to receive messages and social network notifications and to help you find your phone easily.
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Love this Tracker, Goodbye Fitbit
Posted by: CaniacNation from: on
I had a Fitbit Charge HR for 6 months and during that time I went through 3 of them that stopped working/charging correctly. There is a reason why Fitbit sends you a new one at the drop of a hat. Decided to get this since I had a good Garmin Forerunner for years. I love this tracker. So nice not to have to take it off for a shower or playing in the pool with my kids. I've used about every function, including "find my phone" so I can find my phone in the seat cushions after the kids are done playing games on it! It even sends run tracking info to the Strava app so you can track your runs on a map! Garmin Connect app interacts with MyFitnessPal app also so you can log your calorie intake, weight, etc. It charges from empty to full in an hour or less. The only negative I can think of is that HR monitor isn't going to be as exact as a chest strap as others have said, but I'm not an Olympic elite athlete, so it's good enough for me because wearing that chest strap was a bit of a pain for simple run or bike trip. The notifications from the phone can be a bit annoying at first, but you can manage them between your phone/tracker to reduce the frequency. I don't see how anyone could be disappointed with this tracker. I bought a IQ Shield screen protector film for mine since I'm bad about banging my watch into things as I'm walking around so I can't speak to whether the screen is prone to chipping or scratches. I've had mine a little less than one month. If something goes wrong, I'll update my review.
38 out of 44 found this review helpful.
Great all around activity tracker and run tracker
Posted by: Debbie from: on
It's a great all around activity tracker with GPS and heart monitor. I can track my steps, sleep, stairs climbed, calories burned, check the weather, and get notifications from my phone. I was looking for a running watch that could track my runs with GPS and heart rate. I'm a newer runner so I didn't need all the advanced features of a Running watch. With this watch I can track my distance, pace, time, and heart rate from my runs. Garmin Connect app gives a lot of I formation about my runs. I can also track calories burned, heart rate, etc during my workouts at the gym including in the pool (it's water proof). Now I can see exactly how many calories I'm burning in a Body Pump class or during a swim class. The band is not that big either so I feel comfortable wearing it all day. So far I'm very pleased with my purchase.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Better than FitBit Charge HR!
Posted by: MM1603 from: on
I previously used a FitBit Charge HR for approximately 10 months before it started causing a skin irritation issue. I returned my FitBit, which I loved, for a full return. I did a lot of homework before buying this device. I have to say that I love the Vivosmart HR+ even more than my Charge HR! l love the GPS, relatively long battery life, and data-driven app. The only thing missing from this platform compared to FitBit is the competition piece, which personally isn't a big concern for me. Also, I find the sleep to be less accurate than the Charge HR. Other than that, I think the Vivosmart excels! I've already converted three friends to Garmin from FitBit and all are happy with their purchases.
13 out of 16 found this review helpful.
only works when the internet is available.
Posted by: Captw8 from: on
I am an airline pilot. I needed a fitness band to wear while I'm flying. For heart rate monitoring and the alarm function. Heart rate worked fine but many of the functions including the alarm, could only be accessed via the internet. Totally worthless to me. How do you set an alarm when you are camping or somewhere you can't access the internet? What genius thought this up?
26 out of 36 found this review helpful.
Very good Garmin activity tracker!
Posted by: Kendra713 from: on
I do love Garmin products! I wanted to like this tracker, and I loved everything about it except the look! The steps, heart rate, sleep tracking, notifications, alarms, were all great! However, coming from a Garmin round running watch, I just was unable to get used to the look (that was the only reason for my return). Now, if you want an activity tracker that is waterproof, this is an awesome tracker!
13 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Semi-accurate Fitness Tracker
Posted by: GradStudent from: on
This is my first fitness tracker and I must say that in general, fitness trackers supplement very well with all lifestyles. I'm an engineering graduate student, and there are times when I'm very active, but other times when I am in the office all day. It's good to get the statistics for both times.
I bought the Garmin Vivosmart Hr+ for its waterproof capabilities, "thin band" (I have small wrists), and GPS tracking. My biggest issue with the watch is that the heart rate monitor is not very accurate. When I'm in the shower for example, my heart rate will definitely less than 100, but it will record 130 bpm. On the flip side, when I run track workouts, the heart rate will stay at 150 when I know I'm somewhere near 185-190. I believe that somehow, the gear is coupled with surface skin temperature, which can lead to pretty inaccurate results.
I really reap the benefits of having the bluetooth connection to my phone, and now I actually check my phone less because in a sense I'm always checking my phone (always wearing the watch). The sleep tracker is rather useful for knowing the quality of my sleep (deep vs. light sleep hours). I'm not sure how accurate the number is, but they correlate well with how sluggish or rested I feel.
8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Shelibear from: on
it was a good item but would be better for someone with better vision. i liked how it performed but the display was just a touch too small and was not bright enough for my liking
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: madcop from: on
After returning my Fitbit HR for the 6th time, I decided to look into another brand. I knew that Garmin made awesome GPS but a health monitor? I gave it a try and was so glad I did. The fitbit had issues with syncing and would loose connectivity often which made it a real pain to re-pair to my phone. The Garmin worked instantly. No waiting, no moving it close to the phone. The touch screen and dim lighting on the device is great especially if you are trying to see readouts at night. Fitbit was very bright with small fonts that made it terrible to just see when waking up. The Garmin also can be viewed during daylight hours due to it readable tech. All in all I'm please with the heart monitor and the tracking app. give it a go but I suggest getting an extended warrantee with BB on any of these devices. If I hadn't... I would be stuck with the fitbit now
5 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: ernie from: on
Great activity tracker. The gps sold me. The gps is in sync with my other apps I use. I'm afraid to swim with it because my previous vivosmart hr died after one swim!
2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Good fitness tracker
Posted by: Gizzard from: on
I purchased my Garmin about two months ago. I like the battery life. No problem getting 4-5 days on a charge and it charges fairly quickly. The stairs function I find to be almost completely useless. I wish it had a slightly slimmer profile, I ride motorcycle and the Garmin is uncomfortable under the cuff of my jacket, I can only assume this will be a problem in the up coming winter months as well. I like having alerts from my phone appear on my Garmin. Also, I can't believe how much I realized missing a watch on my wrist to check the date and time! The unit works well but if I were to purchase one again I would look for something smaller only because of how it feels with a jacket/coat.