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Garmin vivoactive HR

Garmin vivoactive HR
alaScore 93

273 reviews

May, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 reviews of Garmin vivoactive HR. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Garmin vivoactive HR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin vivoactive HR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Garmin vivoactive HR from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch with Wrist Based Heart Rate - Black, Regular WWGarmin vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch with Wrist Based Heart Rate - Black, Regular WW

May, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin vivoactive HR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Garmin vivoactive HR from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.com.

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Regular fit - BlackGarmin vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Regular fit - Black

May, 2017

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR preview: The complete training solution

 

Garmin has unleashed a new version of its popular and impressive Vivoactive called Vivoactive HR because, you guessed it, this one records heart rate.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Garmin Vivoactive HR review

 

Probably all the fitness watch you'll ever want - and more

Five day battery life ; Tracks a variety of activities ; Leave your phone at home: it's got GPS

ASBO bracelet chic ; Few downloadable apps

Not super stylish, perhaps, but crammed with sensors, sports and stamina

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Goodwin (knowyourmobile.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR Review: A Seriously Impressive Fitness Tracker

 

There are A LOT of fitness trackers on the market right now. Hundreds, maybe thousands. They all do similar stuff and pack in their own, bespoke ways of doing things and logging stuff. So how do you pick one?

Useful Display; Tons of Features; Accurate Tracking; Water Resistant; Pairing With Phone; GPS-Support, So No Need For Phone; Collects MASSES of Data

Design's Rather Chunky; App Has A Learning Curve

If you don’t mind a chunky fitness tracker on your wrist, it’s really hard not to recommend the Garmin Vivoactive HR. It’s water resistant, packed for of useful sensors and features and it can even display all your phone’s notifications.

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Lee Crane (digitaltrends.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR review

 

The vivoactive HR is a great GPS fitness tracking smartwatch for people who do a little of everything.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR black, xlarge

 

The Vivoactive HR seems to be able to do it all. There's all-day activity tracking (for things like steps, floors climbed, calories burned and sleep), smartphone notifications from your iPhone or Android device, a built-in optical heart-rate sensor and...

There's a wealth of features here, including all-day activity tracking, phone notifications, built-in optical heart-rate sensor, GPS, multiple sport profiles and an always-on display. It can be worn in the shower and while swimming.

It's bulky, there are occasional connection and syncing problems, and the mobile app is confusing.

The Vivoactive HR's versatile, multipurpose function and design make it one of the better smart GPS fitness watches on the market.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR

 

The Garmin Vivoactive HR adds a heart rate monitor, but also changes some of what we loved about the original Vivoactive fitness tracker.

Accurate heart rate monitoring. GPS. Waterproof. App store with widgets. Above average battery life.

Dim screen could be sharper. Thick, uncomfortable design. Cumbersome to swap bands.

Conclusions The Vivoactive HR has a lot going for it. It's waterproof, equipped with GPS that works instantly, tracks many activities, and can even tell you the weather. For a runner, it's got pretty much everything you need. But it's rather...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.com.au)

Garmin Vivoactive HR review: A versatile multisport watch for active consumers

 

I've had a busy month. I've been running, cycling, swimming, rowing and hiking. And I've done all of this while wearing a single watch, Garmin's Vivoactive HR. Unlike many of Garmin's other products, the watch won't appeal to just athletes. It's an...

A wealth of features including all-day activity tracking, smartphone notifications, built-in optical heart-rate sensor, GPS, multiple sport profiles and always-on display; can be worn in the shower and while swimming

Bulky design. Occasional connection and syncing problems. Confusing mobile app

The Vivoactive HR's versatile, multipurpose function and design make it one of the better smart GPS fitness watches on the market.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Garmin Vivoactive HR review

 

Probably all the fitness watch you'll ever want - and more

Five day battery life ; Tracks a variety of activities ; Leave your phone at home: it's got GPS

ASBO bracelet chic ; Few downloadable apps

Not super stylish, perhaps, but crammed with sensors, sports and stamina

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Review: Garmin’s Vivoactive HR is more hardcore than Fitbit’s Surge

 

$250 tracker sits right in the middle of Garmin's convoluted lineup.

Chroma display is easy to read in sunlight. ; Can track multiple sports and activities, including swimming, skiing, and stand-up paddle-boarding. ; Built-in heart rate monitor is always-on and doesn't suck up a lot of battery life. ; Built-in GPS is...

Garmin Connect has a lot of information and options which can make navigating it and completing simply tasks confusing. ; App takes a long time to start producing personal insights.

May, 2016

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Vivoactive HR In-Depth Review

 

It's been a few months since Garmin . The unit started shipping last month and I've been wearing it on my wrist 24×7 since then. The Vivoactive HR sits in Garmin's mid-range watch pricing scheme, at $250. It's a bit of a Swiss Army knife in terms of...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black
Colour of product:Black
Housing colour:Black
Protection features:Shock resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant
Shape:Rectangular
Water resistance:5
Waterproof:Y
Wrist size:137 - 195

Display

Colour display:Y
Display Resolution:205 x 148
Display size (HxV) (imperial):28.7 x 20.3
Touchscreen:Y

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes

Networking

ANT+ enabled: Yes

Packaging Content

Charging base: Yes
Chest strap:N
Manual: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Activity monitoring:Y
Alarm Clock:Y
Automatic pause:Y
Barometer:Y
Barometric altimeter:Y
Built-in distance meter:Y
Calendar:Y
Calories burned:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Find my phone function:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Music control:Y
Pace alert:Y
Personal goals:Y
Recommended activity:Cycling, Golf, Running, Swimming
Smart notifications:Y
Stopwatch:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Power

Battery Life:192
Battery life (GPS mode):13
Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:Built-in

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Battery Life:8
Built-in Camera: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): No
Display Resolution:205 x 148
E-mail: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calendar
Protection features:Water Resistant
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Vibrating motor: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:19.5
Depth:5.7 / 57
Thickness:1.14
Weight:47.6
Width:3.02 / 30.2