Barely 3 months back, Garmin showcased the Vivosmart 3 and first introduced the stress level detection and Fourfold breathing features in a fitness tracker. 4 months later, a new wrist wearable in the form of the Garmin Vivosport is annoucned. I think we can safely assume the new Vivosport effectively consolidates the Vivofit and Vivosmart lines.
You might find the appearance of the Vivosport familiar. Well save for the always-on Chroma display,more vibrant colour options and the inclusion of GPS, the Vivosport near identical to the Vivosmart 3 in terms of physical build and features. The Garmin Vivosport is the first wrist wearable from Garmin to feature a colour display.
Garmin Vivosport features:
- All day activity tracker. Records steps, distance, calories, intensity minutes, floors climbed and sleep
- Always on Chroma display
- Wrist based heart rate measurements
- VO2 max estimation and stress levels detection
- Barometric altimeter and accelerometer
- Smart notifications
- Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+®
- Automatic rep counting
- Safe for swimming
- Up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and up to 8 hours in GPS mode
The wrist wearable is swim safe and has some nifty features such as automatic rep counting for work outs and estimation of VO2 max.
I’ve never really been a fan of wrist wearables and regularly find tiny displays challenging to look at. But I still got to give credit to Garmin for squeezing so many features into a 21mm wide wrist strap. Honestly I doubt you can find another wrist wearable on the market that has wrist based HR measurements, GPS, with no many novel features built in.
Garmin’s Vivosport 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.