Garmin - vivoactive HR Smartwatch - Black
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- Operating System CompatibilityNot Applicable
- Metrics MeasuredActivity vs. inactivity
- Maximum Depth of Water Resistance164 feet
- Band MaterialSilicone
- Model FamilyGarmin vivoactive HR
- Data Plan RequiredNo
- Additional Accessories Includedcharging/data clip
- Color CategoryBlack
- Model Number010-01605-03
- Mobile NotificationsYes
- Alert TypeVibration
- Ingress Protection (IP) Rating5ATM
- Vibration AlertYes
- Customizable Watch FacesYes
- Built-In MicrophoneNo
- Music PlayerYes
- Product TypeSmartwatch
- Shock ResistantNo
- Dust ResistantNo
- Maximum Depth of Water Resistance164 feet
- SensorsAccelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient light sensor, Compass
- Multi-Sport TrackingYes
- Wi-Fi CompatibilityNone
- Bluetooth VersionOther
- Charging Interface(s)USB
- Battery TypeOther
- 13 milliampere hours
- Clock DisplayYes
- Screen TypeDigital
- Display ScreenYes
- 205 x 148
- Color MonitorYes
- Adjustable BrightnessYes
- Screen Materialchemically strengthened glass
- Backlit DisplayNo
- Case ShapeRounded square
- Clasp TypeBuckle
- Band ColorBlack
- Band TypeStrap
- Case MaterialPlastic
- Case Back MaterialPlastic
- Adjustable Band LengthYes
- Band Length9.25 inches
- Case Thickness13.5 inches
- Minimum Wrist Size5.39 inches
- Maximum Wrist Size7.68 inches
- Product Height2.2 inches
- Product Width1.2 inches
- Product Depth13.5 inches
- Product Weight1.68 ounces
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 Year Consumer Limited
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 Year Consumer Limited
- Product Namevivoactive HR Smartwatch
Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1952 reviews(1,952 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A Woman's Perspective of the Vivoactive HR
A Woman's Perspective of the Vivoactive HR|Posted .
I specified woman’s perspective because when I was researching this watch, all I could find is how it looked and felt on a man’s wrist. So… I spent 2-3 weeks researching smart/fitness watches prior to purchasing the Vivoactive HR. When the HR came out, I was really excited. I owned a Fitbit Flex 3 years ago, and used it for about a year. Things I was looking for: • A device that would encourage me to start walking/running again • Heart rate monitor • Ability to track walking, running, calories, sleeping • Good battery life • Aesthetically appealing on a tiny wrist • Around or less than $250 • GPS tracking • Notifications for Android phone • Waterproof There’s quite a few options out there. But I found that each one would have one or two of those requirements missing. I definitely found my balance in the Vivoactive HR. That’s not to say it’s perfect. The worst part of this watch is the size of it. It took me about a week and a half to find a comfortable position for it on my wrist. The instructions suggest wearing it above the wrist bone but that’s not a possibility for me. I tried that on day one, and the following morning I had a sore indented spot on my wrist where the HR monitor dug into my arm. I was very aware of the watch on my wrist – possibly because I knew ahead of time that it was large and I was anticipating a problem – it just never seemed to blend into my every day. The HR monitor still leaves a small mark on my arm. I’m finally in a groove with it. I can ignore the size of it for most of the day. I wear it on the 6th notch. Complaints I read about prior to buying seem to be unfounded. The brightness of the screen has never been a problem. It is dim. But it also lasts about 9 days between charges. It brightens upon touching the screen. The heart rate is very accurate. The only time I’ve seen it go wacky is when I was in the shower. That was an isolated incident and I doubt you’ll need an accurate HR for the shower. The GPS rocks because it is Garmin, after all. Many buyers did not like the design of the watch. I like only the Fitbit Blaze design better than this one. I have come to enjoy my bulky box of a watch. The Bluetooth is reliable, and I can go throughout most of my 2 story house without losing a connection to my phone. There’s a plethora of activities that can tracked. Other thoughts: I really enjoy the idea of widgets. I use the weather widget most often but I also have one for astronomy. There’s a large amount of possibilities in the realm of customizable widgets. The move bar is a cute idea, but since I work in an office, I’m really in the need of moving throughout the day. It can be turned off, of course, but I like the reminder to move around. I’m a huge fan of the notifications. It’s nice to be able to quickly look at my watch to see if it’s worth even picking up my phone. The plastic around the face of it is not entirely the toughest. I already have a couple of small scrapes on it. It is large so it’s easy to just move your arm around and hit it on something until you remember it’s there. The Garmin Connect app is really awesome. There is a lot of information to dig through. The sleep information is one of my favorites. They break it down into light and deep sleep, and movement. It is really accurate in determining when I fall asleep and wake up. You can track your food intake through MyFitnessPal, which will upload through Garmin Connect to show accurate calories left for the day after your activities. The only problem is remembering to input your food! Tracking activities is a very simple task. I’ve used the running and walking tracking so far. It’s a very simple white screen with black text that records distance, timer and steps. Every mile it will vibrate while activated on a walking/running track mode. You can control music through the watch if Bluetooth is activated, which is neat. All in all, if you’re reading this then you might be in a place that I was prior to purchasing this watch. I poured over reviews trying to find the right person to tell me what to do. When I bought the watch, I specifically asked what the return policy was because I knew that there was a chance I’d be unhappy with it. However, I’m glad I made the decision to add the Garmin Vivoactive HR to my daily routine. It is a simple, easy to use, all-around great watch. Give it a try!Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Fantastic Fitness Watch
Fantastic Fitness Watch|Posted .
The Garmin Vivoactive HR is one of the best fitness watches that I have ever tried. I have been extremely impressed with the amount of features that the watch offers for the price. Other brands do not have all of the features and ease of connectivity. The main reason I purchased this watch was for running. It locks onto a GPS signal within seconds without any A-GPS updates required like other GPS watches. My runs were spot on accurate in regards to distance (ran around a track to measure). It does not require a smartphone connection to use GPS either. Garmin is known for its GPS modules, and this watch is no exception! There are apps that can be downloaded to the watch from a paired smartphone and I have tried a tracking app that works really well to keep me on course for runs in areas that are new to me. The smartphone pairing features are awesome too. I like being able to have music controls, weather, and notification viewing on my wrist. It's a nice luxury to not have to pull my phone out of my pocket to silence a call or read a text message. Since I have an iPhone 6s, I am not able to reply to messages on the watch like the compatible android devices, but at least being able to read them (and the entire message) is the most important part. Plus one can clear notifications from the phone on the watch. Even notifications from Snapchat and other apps will be pushed to the phone. I have found that the bluetooth signal for pairing is quite strong. I can still receive weather and notifications between floors of my home. I have used this watch for a week and a half and I can attest that it is waterproof (technically water resistant up to 5ATM). I don't really have a need to take it off other than when putting on a suit. I have a very small wrist, and the watch sticks up a little. I bought a matte screen protector (IQ Shield) to put on the watch, and that made it much more readable in sunlight. I highly suggest this watch to anyone looking into buying it! The features alone cost several hundred dollars more on other brands, and I think that Garmin did it right on this watch! The iPhone app is easy to navigate, and there is tons of information in regards to health stats available for viewing. The Heart Rate Monitor is spot on. I compared it to an EKG machine at a local clinic I work at while in a resting heart rate and the BPM was only 1 off. I also compared it to a more expensive older strap heart rate monitor, and those heart rates were very consistent with each other as well. The need to not have a heart strap is massive! It makes training and recording this information so much easier. Navigating through the watch with the touch screen and the menu and back button are easy. It loads things quickly as well. I am very impressed with the interface. The watch is comfortable to wear and the band feels sturdy. This watch is great at keeping stats organized and I have been really impressed by the amount of features within the product as well as the descent purchase price. The battery life is amazing as well! My apple watch pales in comparison at needing to be recharged daily. The Garmin Vivoactive HR is my new favorite watch by far since it is a much better fitness tracker than the Apple Watch. I HIGHLY recommend this watch to anyone looking for a higher end fitness watch.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The Vivoactive HR is a beast!
The Vivoactive HR is a beast!Posted .
Since Garmin revealed the Vivoactive HR a few months back I was sold as I wanted a good fitness and activity tracker that could keep up with my busy lifestyle. Fitbit was not going to cut it, I wanted something that had GPS, Heart rate monitering, smart watch features, and could go with me along for a swim and this device so far has really impressed me. After a 5k run, 10 mile bike ride and walking all day it tracked everything without breaking a sweat even though I was! Having both a touch screen and buttons together make easy navigation. Everything is intuitive, very little instructions needed. Garmin has really stepped up their game with their Garmin connect app and Connect IQ, a must in order to make a fitness/activity/smart watch really benefit it's owner. You get nice graphs, progress, and tons of data, I mean tons. If you are a data and analysis Geek you will be happy. -Display is super sharp, sunlight readable, and a very good back light. Also very responsive to touch and swipes. -Band is very comfy, using a soft and flexible material, I think it is silicone. -Can track your sleep and is a comfortable watch to wear 24/7 -Good battery life. Based on my usage I would rate it about 5 days. Using GPS takes the most juice. -Lots of watch faces, apps, widgets, etc from the Garmin store for free. Their software is open source so many people have developed their own cool apps. -Wrist based heart rate sensor is very responsive, with the option to include ANT+ HRM and sensors like the Virb camera, bike sensors. So what do I not like? It is basically a block on your wrist. It lacks any style, with the exception of a few color bands, however it looks like a activity tracker, not a watch like the Fenix 3 or Fitbit Blaze. What makes it look nice however is the watch faces you can customize with color, data screens. Also I am a bit concerned about the screen and bezel getting marked up and scratched. I would recommend a screen protector Overall for the price this device is packed full of features, and Garmin has really impressed me.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
She may not be the prettiest but she's awesome!!
She may not be the prettiest but she's awesome!!Posted .
I was extremely hesitant to buy this watch mainly because of the looks. I wanted something that I could wear all the time. Church, business, work, everywhere. That's why I considered the Apple Watch or a Fitbit. But I love swimming and I perspire more on areas where I have something against my skin (I.e a watch on my wrist) when I work out and run, so I decided that a not water-resistant smart watch was not the way to go. After doing a ton of research I went ahead and bought it. And man, am I satisfied! She may not look as good as an Apple Watch, but the amount of data and how smooth it runs is unbeatable. It has more features and collects more data than I know what to do with. Sleep, calories, steps, distance, HR, time, cadence, everything. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone who is choosing fitness features over how it looks. It's incredibly comfortable, extremely accurate, and very user-friendly. This is my first smart watch / fitness watch purchase and I believe I bought the best one, especially considering the price tag. If you're on the fence, buy it. You won't regret it.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Works great, a better buy than the Fenix 3
Works great, a better buy than the Fenix 3|Posted .
Pros: * Touchscreen (could be a con, depends on your taste) * Lightweight * Heart Rate monitor appears to work well * A lot of features * Waterproof to 5ATM * Good battery life * Syncs fast, I finish an activity and it's already logged on Nike+ and Garmin Mobile * Notifications from paired phone * Screen is the width of the band, I haven't ran it into anything accidentally yet. * Great tracking * Comfortable * Battery life appears great Cons: * No virtual partner to race against (that I can find) * Can only dim backlight, can't turn it off completely (only when you're touching the screen). * No wifi connection ability (syncs quickly over Bluetooth though) * Touchscreen gets dirty easily without protection (see images) I returned a Fenix 3 due to the gripes I had compared to its cost and I got this. I am so much happier with this purchase. It's 50% the cost and just works better for me. I finish an activity and it has already sync'd and loaded all my info onto the phone. That never happened with the Fenix 3. The heart monitor is also a nice feature (how a $500 device has no monitor, I don't know) and appears to track well. I don't know if it's accurate, but at the least, you can see patterns with your heart rate and cadence. tl;dr: I returned a Fenix 3 for this, and I am so happy I did. It's lighter, it works better, I love it. The VivoActive HR has renewed my faith in Garmin.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Awesome tracker|Posted .
Before buying my vivo I used a Microsoft band 2, so that is my benchmark for comparison. I was fed up with terrible battery life of the band 2 and started looking for alternatives. Thanks to Garmin Vivo is an option for my Windows 10 phone. Garmin and Fitbit are the only alternatives to the band that has a modern app for Windows 10. The Garmin connect app is better than Microsoft health(now band) in how it displays all the sleep, heart rate and activity tracking. The GOOD: The vivo has awesome battery life even with full time heart rate tracking and built in GPS and smart notifications. Working out or running 5 times a week I still only charge it weekly. The watch faces, apps and widgets are colorful and show most of the data you need to see. Garmin Connect isn't needed to see activity summaries. I like that the watch can work well without the phone app. The Vivo is fully waterproof and can be taken swimming or safely washed with soap and water. The buttons have a high quality click when pressed and the screen is responsive to input. The watch body is also tuff and holding up well to wearing it all the time either in the office or during home renovation projects. Only minor surface scratches are visible when you really look closely. The BAD: The vivo is big and flat. I loved how the band 2 curved with the shape of my wrist. This does not do that. The screen is completely flat. This makes it look at little odd. The display is nice but compared to the band 2 or an android wear watch looks out of date. Not powering AMOLED screen is most likely why the battery lasts all week. Think of the vivo screen as a really high resolution digital watch screen. Remember "indeglo"? That's similar to how this screen is lite up. It's "back lite". It feels a little old school and cheap when compared to other modern touch screen watches. But hey, 5 to 6 days of battery life. I'm not complaining. The Bluetooth connection is flaky at best and has to be initialized by the app. This means you start the phone app and it will connect to the watch. Why you don't pair this like any other device is weird. I've also experienced constant app crashes. I've found opening the app letting it sync then killing the app keeps it connected the longest. Smart notifications are also as flaky. They work some of the time. And best when connect is open, but then it crashes. Oh well, part of the reason for the 4 stars Bottom line this is a good project and Garmin seems like a great company continuing to make it better. I recommend for the data hungry active type.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good activity tracker, poor wrist HR
Good activity tracker, poor wrist HR|Posted .
After using the VAHR for about a month and a half, I feel pretty satisfied with the product thus far. Pros: -Relatively long battery life lasts 6-8 days if not using GPS. -compatible with various Garmin products, such as chest strap HR and footpod -variety of applications for different exercises such as rowing, weight lifting, running indoor, treadmill etc -waterproof up to 50m (claimed) Cons: -Wrist HR is VERY subpar. Only seems to keep up when jogging. Can't keep up on weight lifting, intervals, or even light walking -Altimeter is also subpar, seems to only count stairs whenever it wants to. Also seems to work less on certain times/days of the week -Records steps but not distance when in certain modes such as weight training or cardio, thus not adding to your overall distance for that day. -Accelerometer is also off. This is an issue if you run on a treadmill that can be fixed with a foot pod. This was not an issue with my Garmin Vivofit 2, but it was noticed on my vivofit 3 and VAHR. I would say this is more of a smart fitness tracker and less of a smart fitness watch. It works for me since I really don't need to be that in sync with my phone. I was already used to using the chest strap for my HR, so that wasn't a huge issue for me, but if you're looking to be rid of it you may look into a wrist HR with better reviews. Finally, the altimeter is lacking and does not correct with Garmin's manual info. If you're looking for a device that does a bit more than just track steps, then the VAHR is a versatile device that fits a lot of different lifestyles. The chest strap and foot pod are a must if you lift weights or run on treadmills often.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Purpose built - great watch
Purpose built - great watchPosted .
I have to admit, I almost returned this watch after a first look/receiving it (bought from Best Buy online). I was a little put off by the screen (a little dim) and some of the functionality. I am truly glad I didn't. My primary function for the watch is tracking rides (MTB) and a full test today proved it's worth. The screen is completely visible while riding, either in direct sunlight or tree/cloud cover. Note that I switched the background color to white. Once I read Garmin's rationale for the screen and type, everything made a lot of sense. The watch was accurate, auto start/stop was flawless and all notifications to the watch work incredibly well. Battery life is clearly strong as I barely got into the the 70% area after 6 hours off the charger and over 2 hours of active GPS tracking. The size does not bother me at all, I'm med build and 6'1" and it was comfortable the entire time. Still wearing it actually. The Garmin mobile app is a little goofy but it syncs directly with Strava automatically so no complaints. I think the HR, HR zones and elevation data looks nicer in the Garmin app. If you are getting this watch for fitness tracking and activity, you won't be disappointed. If you want something smaller with a really bright screen, as more of a fashion piece then get an Apple Watch. The Garmin does everything you would need/want for tracking and is waterproof (more so than any othe watches I looked at). I looked at the Blaze, the Mio Alpha 2 and a few other Garmins and was replacing a Mio Alpha.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.