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Garmin Launches Vívosport GPS Fitness Tracker and Vívomove Heart Rate Monitor

Garmin has announced the launch of their new Vívosport GPS fitness tracker and Vívomove heart rate monitor this week.

The Vívosport features Garmin’s Elevate 24/7 heart rate and GPS functions, so users can accurately track every walk, run and ride, via a new Chroma color touchscreen display.

The Vívosport now has a host of new built-in sports apps, which can track workout metrics for everything from strength training to cycling and cardio, along with smart notifications to keep users connected as they move from one activity to the next, to include fitness and wellness monitoring tools provide that can provide valuable information like fitness age and stress level.

Garmin says, the Vívosport  os safe for swimming and showering, and it features a battery life of up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and 8 hours in GPS mode.

“We realize that many customers prefer to work out with a slim fitness band but don’t want to compromise on the fitness and connectivity features typically found on smartwatches,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “With vívosport, you get the best of a smart activity tracker and a sports watch in an ultra-slim, ultra-sleek design.”

In addition, the Vívosport features helpful fitness monitoring tools including VO2 max and fitness age, which provide users with valuable data to monitor changes in their fitness level. The Vívosport also includes all-day stress tracking by measuring users’ HRV (heart rate variability). Moreover, the ability to view both current stress levels at the wrist and a longer timetable of stress on Garmin Connect allows customers to identify patterns and consider making lifestyle changes to avoid or better cope with stress-inducing situations. A Four-Fold Breath relaxation timer further helps users balance stress and rest.

The Vívosport also features LiveTrack, so the location of the user can be tracked at all times by designated individuals via email, Facebook or Twitter with a link to a webpage that includes the position of the connected device.

Users can also stay connected while on the move with vibration alerts for emails, texts, calls, calendar reminders, app alerts, social media updates and more from a compatible smartphone. Users will also benefit from the ability to control music on their smartphone from the Vívosport, send an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone, and control a Garmin VIRB camera.

Throughout the day, the Vívosport automatically syncs with the Garmin Connect mobile app to save stats for easy access later. In Garmin Connect mode, users can see their workouts, strength training activities, stress levels and sleep patterns displayed on detailed graphs, while also given detailed maps of their weekly workouts and connect with other fitness enthusiasts using a compatible smartphone or desktop computer.

The Vívosport is available in black/slate (small/medium and large), black/fuchsia (small/medium only) and black/limelight (large only), with a suggested retail price of $199.99.

To learn more about the Vívosport has to offer, you can visit Garmin.com/vivo.

The Vívomove HR is  a hybrid smartwatch, which also features Garmin’s Elevate activity tracking and heart rate functions, along with smart notifications and a new touchscreen display.

According to Garmin, the Vívomove HR’s smart display is activated when the user turns his or her wrist, immediately showing current workout data.

“When we first introduced the Vívomove last year, it was geared towards customers who wanted a beautiful timepiece first and activity tracking functions second,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “With the new Vívomove HR, not only is the design as elegant as ever, the wearable technology is cutting edge. We’re the first on the market to offer a hybrid smartwatch with both wrist-based heart rate and a digital touchscreen display. And you get all of that without losing the classic, timeless look of an analog watch.”

The Vívomove HR is available in two versions, the sleek Vívomove HR Sport and the more upscale Vívomove HR Premium, which comes  a with leather strap and full steel body. Both version are available with a number of different leather and silicone strap options, such as black, rose gold-tone, stainless steel and gold-tone. 

Vívomove HR keeps users connected throughout the day via vibration alerts for emails, texts, calls, app alerts, social media updates and more from a compatible smartphone. Users will also benefit from the ability to control music on their smartphone from the vívomove HR and send an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone.

In addition, the Vívomove HR features helpful fitness monitoring tools including VO2 max and fitness age which provide users with valuable data to monitor changes in their fitness level, along with an all-day stress tracking feature that not only displays current stress levels by measuring HRV (heart rate variability),but also offers a Four-Fold Breath relaxation timer to promote on the spot stress relief. Furthermore, users  can view a longer timeline of stress levels via Garmin Connect, which can provide them with the opportunity to identify patterns and make lifestyle changes to avoid or better cope with stress-inducing situations. The Vívomove HR can also automatically syncs with the Garmin Connect mobile app to save stats for easy access later. In Garmin Connect, users can see data like workouts, strength training activities, stress levels and sleep patterns displayed on detailed graphs right from a compatible smartphone or desktop computer.

The Vívomove HR also comes preloaded with profiles for walking, running, cardio and strength training. And thanks to Garmin Move IQ, users can set up the device to automatically start and stop a timed walk or run activity. The Vívomove HR also counts steps, intensity minutes, sleep, stairs climbed and more, and reminds users when they have been still for too long.

The Vívomove HR has a suggested retail price of $199.99 for the Sport version and $299.99 for the Premium version.

You can learn more about the Vívomove HR, by visiting Garmin.com/vivo.

 

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