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Garmin Launches New vivosmart 5 Fitness Tracker

Garmin has launched its latest fitness tracker called the vívosmart 5, featuring all of the brand’s key functions to keep track of important metrics such as steps and calories burned, plus a variety of built-in sports apps for activities like walking, swimming, cycling, yoga, cardio and sleep score, as well as at-a-glance health stats like heart rate monitoring and all-day stress tracking with no subscription required.

Also, both swim and shower-proof, the vívosmart 5 now boasts an impressive battery life of up to 7 days.   

“We understand that there are many customers who prefer the comfort and no-fuss design of a band,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “The vívosmart 5 is there when you need it and unobtrusive when you don’t, whether you’re using it to track sleep, heart rate, activities or to simply view text messages.”

Comfortable design

With a rounded band designed to fit around the curves of the user’s wrist, the vívosmart 5 is built for comfort, especially important for sleep tracking. Compared to its predecessor, the new wearable features a bright, 66% larger display with larger text and an easy-to-use touchscreen and button interface. The vívosmart 5 also introduces interchangeable bands, making replacement easy and convenient.

Health essentials

The vívosmart 5 also lets users be in charge of their wellbeing thanks to a suite of health monitoring features supported by Garmin’s 24/7 Elevate heart rate monitoring, which outpaces the competition by sampling heart rate multiple times per second, 24-hours a day. Moreover, the vívosmart 5 gives alerts for abnormally high and low heart rates that have been configured by the user. Also, when it’s time to rest, advanced sleep with sleep score gives users an analysis of both the quantity and quality of their sleep, assigning a score based on time spent in sleep stages, amount of movement, stress levels and more. The new tracker also monitors Pulse Ox (at night, all-day or on-demand), respiration, Body Battery energy levels, all-day stress, hydration and women’s-specific health concerns. 

Additionally, users who value simplicity, the vívosmart 5 makes checking these stats intuitive with a simple-to-use, providing a scrolling view that can be customize for easy access to their favorite features.

Built for the active lifestyle

Garmin says the vívosmart 5 is built to keep up with a varied selection of sports apps available right on the wrist, allowing users to connect to a compatible smartphone’s GPS to accurately track distance, pace and speed during outdoor walks, runs and bike rides, while the Fitness Age feature motivates them to achieve a number lower than their chronological age by increasing activity, reducing body fat and lowering their resting heart rate.

Safety and tracking features are also included with the vívosmart 5, wherein users can simply press a button in order to send out a text message to designated  contacts in the event of an emergency. 

Connecting it all

When paired with a compatible smartphone, users can view text messages, calendar notifications, social media alerts, news alerts and more, while Garmin’s  Morning Report can provide personalized information like sleep score, step goals, upcoming appointments and the weather info. 

The vívosmart 5 sells for $149.99, which is available at   

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