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Garmin's Vivosmart might be all the smartwatch you need
Garmin mixes activity tracking and smart notifications in a fitness band that bridges the gap between step counter and smartwatchPublished by Digital Trends See the full review
Garmin's Vivosmart activity tracker counts steps, measures sleep, reminds you to move, and sends notifications, including text messages, to your wrist. Its midrange price point makes it an attractive option.Published by PC Mag See the full review
Garmin Vivosmart Review
The Garmin Vivosmart wristband marries accurate activity tracking with smartphone notifications in a comfortable, minimalist design.Published by Tom's Guide See the full review
where fitness band meets smartwatch
Garmin deserves praise for being one of the first companies to develop a fitness band that does double-duty as a smartwatch. That said, the device suffers from some uncomfortable ergonomics and an app that offers little in the way of motivation.Published by Engadget See the full review
An activity tracker with the heart of a smartwatch
While it won't appeal to everyone, the Vivosmart is a solid activity tracker for those individuals who are also interested in receiving basic notifications on their wrist.Published by CNET See the full review
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Neat device in search of a better app
I received the earlier version of the VivoSmart as a Christmas gift in 2015, and immediately found a place for it in my life. Like many other people though, I quickly noticed rapid decay in the OLED performance; to Garmin's credit when I called to find out how to fix it they offered to replace it free of charge. I asked for an upgrade to the Vivosmart HR and they provided it without complaint as a one-time courtesy. The new band is even better than the older one. One thing I liked about the original band was its "stealth" appearance. I'm not looking for a status symbol, I wanted something that was minimal in appearance and rich in function. It definitely provided that, as the OLED only displayed information when I tapped on it or received a notification from my phone. The new band isn't quite as understated, but it has a fairly streamlined display that is in keeping with the look I wanted. Since cell phones became widely available, I haven't worn a watch at all - quite happily. I found the constriction on my wrist, and the interference of the watch face with my hand when its extended annoying. The Vivosmart HR doesn't bother me at all; the face doesn't extend outside the width of the band, and the texture and fit of the band aren't noticeable to me. I was primarily interested in an activity tracking band to help me keep on top of taking exercise breaks at work. I don't have trouble with keeping weight off, but the studies showing the cardiovascular benefits of taking breaks from sedentary computer work are compelling. Overall step tracking, and the sleep monitoring were also attractive ideas to me. An unexpected benefit was the Garmin's ability to display notifications from my iPhone. I like not having to pull the phone out to check a new message or caller id. Particularly in meetings, its nice to be able to subtly check an incoming call or text to decide whether I need to deal with it. I don't need a fully interactive device like Apple's smart watch, which would only be an incrementally more useful device at a pretty steep increase in price. It is pretty nice having the notification connection though. I'm a motorcycle rider (no bluetooth in my helmet yet) and its great being able to glance at my wrist when my phone buzzes and see whether I need to pull off and respond to a call or text. The increase in functionality of the HR option is good - but not as useful as I was hoping. I do like being able to monitor my response to exercise conditioning by changes in average, basal heart rate - and I do feel the device displays an accurate measurement in most quiet activities like walking or light exercise - but it doesn't respond well to moderate or vigorous exercise. I'd like to think that my heart rate only goes up to 90 when running, but I know that's not the case. It does usually display a reasonable peak HR over time, but its instantaneous response is nowhere near accurate. The place where the device falls well short of expectations is the smartphone app. It syncs fine, and has useful summary displays, but the default assumptions of "running" or "cardio" have to be manually edited in the exercise log if you're doing something like rock climbing, or Crossfit, or soccer, and there is no way to display those activities on the watch face itself. A big bug that I haven't seen fixed is that the time stamp for an exercise session is always midnight for the following day, so if I train at 5pm on Thursday it gets logged as the middle of the night on Friday. Its not a deal breaker, but it is annoying. In any case, I'm very happy with the band itself and its doing exactly what I hoped it would. I have hope that Garmin will continue to improve the app and look forward to continued updates. A final note on battery life. More battery is always welcome, but I'd say this device's 5-6 days of life with my level of usage is fine, and frankly better than I was expecting. The only problem I have is that I only have one charging cord (its not a universal format) and that I'm always leaving it at home when I need it at work or vice-versa. The low battery warning comes on with adequate warning really, but recently its tended to be on Saturday morning when I left the cord on my computer at work.Published by John-Wallace Jun 20, 2016See the full review