Staying active and using GPS are 2 things that go well together, and with the Garmin vívoactive Smartwatch you can accomplish both at the same time. The smartwatch is a 28.6mm Plastic unit in Black Silicone. It allows you to stay motivated with real-time workout stats while you run, swim, bike or golf. The built-in GPS helps you navigate, while the move bar lets you know when you’ve been inactive for too long. Just one swipe from the watch face and you can easily see your step count.
The Garmin Vivo smartwatch does have a stop clock, but not a direct stopwatch on it.
It’s compatible with select Bluetooth-enabled iOS and Android devices, and allows you to get alerts for incoming calls, e-mails and social media notifications without having to dig in your pocket or purse.The built-in GPS enables you to have simple navigation options, and helps track your running, biking and swimming pace, distance and time. The smartwatch has an 8 mm ultra-thin color touch-screen display.
The high-resolution, sunlight-readable touch screen provides a clear view of the current time and notifications. Easy to track and manage your fitness levels. You can get real-time workout stats including steps taken and distance traveled. Built-in sports apps track your stats even when you’re away from your phone.
4MB internal memory is on the watch and it provides self-contained storage space for your apps.
Of course as we asked ourselves in a prior post,
do you really need a smartwatch?
Well each smartwatch comes with their own set of unique features, some may appeal to you more than others, it depends upon your lifestyle and goals. With the Garmin smartwatch, you can get reminders to stay active throughout your bust day. The unit comes with a move bar that appears after 1 hour of inactivity to let you know when you’ve been sitting too long. The smartwatch comes in black but you can personalize it by choosing different colors or a leather option (additional bands not included).
It’s very durable, and has a water-resistant design. 5 ATM water rating withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters, allowing you to swim, sweat and shower with it on. It has a rechargeable battery and the Lithium-ion polymer battery can be charged with the included USB cable.
The smartwatch is only $179 at Best Buy
The watch does track heart rate if you get the Heart Rate Monitor strap which is NOT included.
Music can also played thru your phone’s app such as Google Music, Spotify, or Pandora. The watch, when paired to your phone thru the Garmin Connect app will skip songs, repeat songs, pause/stop songs, volume control….like a remote control.