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  • Q: Why is the screen so dim? Is that by design or another reason? Or do I have a bad product?  (3 Answers)

    By TheTig 

    • Best answerIt is by design, in my opinion to save on battery juice. Try inverting color, white background black fonts. That way its easier to read outside. My is very easy to see outside now.

      By Brevonte 

  • Q: Trying to keep heart rate below 160.. Can the vivoactive HR alert you if heart rate hits 160 (example)??  (3 Answers)

    By Anonymous 

    • Best answerYes, you can set a Range Alert. A range alert notifies you when the device is above or below a specified range of values. You can view steps on how to set this type of alert at: Thank you. ~QKO

      By GarminProductExpert 

  • Q: What material is the display made from (i.e., Gorilla Glass, other.)? I cannot find any information on it. Thanks!  (2 Answers)

    By Catwac 

    • Best answerI do not know what the display is made of exactly but I do know it is not Gorilla Glass. The screen is prone to developing light scratches. It would not be overkill to use a screen protector or buy a protection plan. Also for a fitness watch, the screen is more prone to accumulating skin oils and smudges more than other brands I have seen, like Fitbit.

      By Trek360 

    • Best answerKimmie23, the vívoactive HR device can be used for training indoors, such as running on an indoor track or using a stationary bike. You will need to turn off the GPS for indoor activities. When running or walking with GPS turned off, speed, distance, and cadence are calculated using the accelerometer in the device. The accelerometer is self-calibrating. The accuracy of the speed, distance, and cadence data improves after a few outdoor runs or walks using GPS. You can find more information on the manual: and If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact our support team ( Thank you. ~QKO

      By GarminProductExpert 

  • Q: Does the wristband have latex in it?  (3 Answers)

    By Tiffany 

    • Best answerThe wristbands of the vivoactive HR are silicone.

      By GarminProductExpert 

    • Best answerhello - i wear mine in the shower all the time, but i will loosen it a little and ensure that its thoroughly rinsed so no soap residue builds up. also one of the workouts built in is for swimming. it will calculate your laps and speed so wearing it in a pool is not a problem.

      By funner 

  • Q: Can this watch measure distance when runing ??  (3 Answers)

    By Bolinhas1984 

    • Best answerYes, the vivoactive HR will use it's built-in GPS to measure speed and distance when recording a running activity. In addition to speed and distance, you will also be able to view time, pace, cadence, heart rate, and more. When running indoors, since GPS is usually difficult to acquire, the device can use the motion of your arm to measure distance instead. Best Regards, -OA

      By GarminProductExpert 

    • Best answerYes, the vivoactive HR has full GPS so it "maps" your activity and will easily sync the info over to the Garmin Connect App on your phone. you can view all sorts of info from your activity including a map. I also sync the activity info from the Garmin Connect App to my MapMyFitness account all the info syncs over currently except the step count. I then share the info from MapMyFitness to Facebook.

      By azwillie 

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  • Q: What is the difference between vivosmartHR or the new vivoactive HR smart watch?  (3 Answers)

    By Kathy 

    • Best answerKathy, the vívoactive HR includes GPS, a color and bigger display, as well as GLONASS and other performance features like Auto Pause, Auto Scroll, Pace Alert and Time/Distance alert, with swimming features, cycling, Running and Golfing while both the vívoactive HR and vívosmart HR track your steps, sleep, they can also calculate floors climbed, intensity minutes and both connect to a compatible Smartphone via Bluetooth. Essentially, the vívoactive HR is designed with various activity profiles to perform different sports, whereas the vívosmart HR is for a customer who wants to track their steps and receive smart notifications. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our support team ( ~QKO

      By GarminProductExpert 

  • Q: Does this track your sleep?  (2 Answers)

    By Gabbie 

    • Best answerGabbie, the vívosmart HR has the sleep tracking feature. Our activity tracker can be used to track total time slept in addition to duration of movement and restful sleep during rest periods. You can set your normal sleep time in Garmin Connect or place your fitness band in to sleep mode to facilitate the recording of this information. Best regards. ~QKO

      By GarminProductExpert 

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