Garmin has rolled out their latest wearable in the Vivosmart lineup, the Vivosmart HR which is the new version of last years Vivosmart band with new addition of a display and optical sensor. With this new Wearable, Garmin has officially entered the Heart rate monitoring segment. Garmin recently launched three new smartwatches called Garmin Forerunner 230, Forerunner 235 and the Forerunner 630 with the company’s Elevate heart rate technology to monitor heart rate.
Elevate is Garmin’s own technology which keeps track of your pulse continuously and shows it on the display all through the day. The Vivosmart HR does what it is made for, to track steps, calories, distance, floors climbed and sleep patterns. It can also show Notifications when connected to your smartphone like calls, texts and even social media alerts. You can manage your music directly from the band, it will alert the user when he/she has been inactive for too long.
The device comes with a feature called “Active Intensity” which measures using Intensity minutes to keep track on the progress achieved against goals of weekly aerobic activity. The Vivosmart HR comes with up to 50 meters waterproof feature. It focuses on intense movements rather than steps and leisure strolls.The Garmin Vivosmart HR is available black, purple and blue and is priced at $149, it will be available from November 1st.
Also launched with the Vivosmart HR is the Index Smart Scale which is used to measure your weight along with body mass index, water percentage, muscle mass, body fat percentage and bone mass. it is Wi-Fi enabled which integrates with the Garmin Connect app to help track your measurements and store them. It can be sued by all your family members as it supports and stores up to 16 users at a time.