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Garmin Vivomove HR

Garmin Vivomove HR
alaScore 95

114 reviews

2018-10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Garmin Vivomove HR. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Vivomove HR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Garmin Vivomove HR

 

Garmin's Vivomove HR is a beautiful analog watch first and a smart fitness tracker with a heart rate sensor second.

Stylish, analog watch body. Records steps, stairs, sleep, 24/7 heart rate, and stress. Customizable display. Supports notifications.

Proprietary charger. Difficult to read in sunlight. So-so heart rate accuracy.

If you want a truly classy timepiece that comes with basic fitness tracking and smartwatch features, the Vivomove HR is an excellent buy. It looks similar to the Misfit Phase and Nokia Steel HR, but it's better all around. At $199, the price is right,...

2018-02

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Garmin's newest watch is the best fitness tracker in disguise

 

Want a full fitness tracker but don't want it to look like one? The Garmin Vivomove HR might be your choice.

Full fitness features on a regular-looking analog watch. The Vivomove HR includes heart rate, step count and sleep tracking, and smart functions like notifications. It works on Android and iOS and has 50-meter water resistance and a weeklong-plus...

The tiny touch display is hard to navigate. There are no physical buttons. It lasts longer in watch-only mode but won't track fitness, and the glass body can collect scuffs.

Garmin's heart-tracking blend of fashion watch and fitness watch is a great choice for everyday watch wearers who want a fully embedded fitness experience.

2017-11

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Garmin Vivomove HR review

 

This minimalist watch has secret Garmin powers...

Better at fitness than it first appears ; Fairly good battery life ; Supports notifications, including WhatsApp ; Uses the same app as Garmin's advanced watches

No GPS ; Screen visibility only okay in bright light ; Design could do with more refinement

One of the most fitness-focused hybrid watches around and a great Garmin-lite tracker for newbies

2017-12

Expert review by : James Peckham (techradar.com)

Garmin Vivomove HR review

 

Perhaps the best looking Garmin yet

Premium feel ; Innovative design

Limited notifications ; No built-in GPS

Garmin's new and improved hybrid watch has a few minor upgrades, but the new design is a big improvement for anyone looking to hide fitness features on their wrist.

2017-09

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Garmin Vivomove HR review

 

Why can't smartwatches look normal?

Full fitness features on a regular-looking analog watch. The Vivomove HR includes heart rate, step count and sleep tracking, and smart functions like notifications. It works on Android and iOS and has 50-meter water resistance and a weeklong-plus...

The tiny touch display is hard to navigate. There are no physical buttons. It lasts longer in watch-only mode but won't track fitness, and the glass body can collect scuffs.

Garmin's heart-tracking blend of fashion watch and fitness watch is a great choice for everyday watch wearers who want a fully embedded fitness experience.

2017-11

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Garmin Vivomove HR

 

The Garmin Vivomove HR is an affordable, versatile take on the hybrid smartwatch with more features than its price suggests. Here's our full review

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Garmin Vivomove HR review

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Garmin calls the Vivomove HR a stylish hybrid smartwatch, but does it successfully pair fashion with functionality? It has a built-in heart-rate monitor, and plenty of the fitness features we've come to expect from this fitness tracker brand. So what...

2017-12

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (tomsguide.com)

Garmin Vivomove HR Review: Stylish Smartwatch Falters on Fitness

 

I love that the Vivomove HR's face never gives away its smart features until you want to see them. The design of the display, which is hidden until you raise your wrist, is brilliant. But this hybrid smartwatch suffers from an identity crisis. It wants...

Can be used as a watch, no phone required ; Stylish enough to wear all day

Inaccurate sleep tracking ; Display is difficult to see in sunlight ; Lightweight workout features

Garmin’s Vivomove HR is an attractive timepiece, but its smart fitness-tracking features leave a lot to be desired.

2017-11

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin’s Vivomove HR: Everything you need to know

 

Sometimes, beauty is only skin deep.

2017-09

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Good watch

 

Love this watch, so easy to use, looks good & does everything you need it todo.

2018-10

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Brown / White
Band material:Polymer / Silicone
Band size:L / S/M
Colour of product:Black / Gold / Rose Gold / White
Device Type:Armband activity tracker
Housing material:Glass / Glass, Leather, Stainless steel / Polymer
Lens material:Glass
Maximum strap length:18.8 / 21.5
Minimum strap length:12.2 / 14.8
Protection features:Water Resistant
Waterproof:Y
Waterproof up to:51
Wrist size range:122 - 188 / 122 - 215 / 148 - 215

Display

Display Resolution:64 x 128
Display size (HxV) (imperial):9.65 x 19.3
Display Type:OLED
Touchscreen:Y

Memory

Memory capacity:7

Packaging Content

Manual:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Active minutes:Y
Activity monitoring:Y
Alarm Clock:Y
Altimeter:Y
Barometric altimeter:Y
Built-in distance meter:Y
Calories burned:Y
Distance travelled:Y
Find my phone function:Y
Floors climbed:Y
Heart rate data transfer:Bluetooth/ANT+
Heart rate monitor:Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Hours slept:Y
Integrated timer:Y
Memory capacity:14
Music control:Y
Pedometer:Y
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Recommended activity:Climbing, Running
Smart notifications:Y
Stopwatch:Y
Timer:Y
Weather forecast:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Wi-Fi:N

Power

Battery Life:120 / 14
Battery life (max):2

Software

Compatible operating systems:iOS, Android

System requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, Windows Phone, iOS

Technical Details

Charger:Y
Wrist size range:122 - 188 / 148 - 215

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:43
Height :11.6
Weight:40.8 / 56.5
Width:43