Introducing vivosmart® HR – an Activity Tracker with Wrist-Based Heart Rate and Smart Notifications from Garmin®
Garmin Australia today announced the vívosmart HR, a touchscreen activity tracker1 with ElevateTM wrist heart rate technology that provides a full suite of smart notifications. The vivosmart HR features a large sunlight readable display that’s always on. In addition to 24/7 heart rate monitoring, the vívosmart HR counts floors climbed and measures activity intensity. When paired with a compatible smartphone2, users can receive text, calls, email, calendar and social media alerts, control music, and more.
“This is the first activity tracker from Garmin with Elevate wrist heart rate technology that monitors your heart rate 24/7, offering more feedback on your daily activity, calories burned, workouts and sleep,” said Matt DeMoss, General Manager, Garmin Australasia.
“Thanks to the vivosmart HR’s always-on high-resolution display, you can review your progress against your fitness and stay connected with a full suite of smart notifications while you’re on the go.”
The vívosmart HR’s sleek band is lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear. With up to five days’ battery life, a 5 ATM (50 metre) water rating3, users rarely have to remove the device.
In addition to tracking steps, calories, distance, heart rate and displaying the time of day, vívosmart HR gives users credit for the extra effort thanks to an integrated barometric altimeter. The vivosmart HR also measures activity intensity through Intensity Minutes so users can monitor their progress against weekly aerobic activity goals recommended by leading health organisations.
Like its predecessors, the vívosmart HR reminds users when they’ve been sitting too long, learns their current activity level and creates a customised daily step goal, motivating them to develop healthy habits and stay active throughout the day. Users can also manually set floors climbed and activity intensity goals.
Built for today’s connected world, the vivosmart HR lets users stay connected with vibration alerts for smart notifications including incoming calls, texts, social media, calendar alerts, and more. Users can also control the music on their smartphone from the vívosmart HR, send a signal to help locate their smartphone when they’ve misplaced it, and remote control a Garmin VIRB camera (sold separately).
The vívosmart HR automatically syncs with the recently updated Garmin Connect™ Mobile app4 for iPhone® or AndroidTM so users can check in throughout the day to view reports on activity progress, track their sleep hours, join step challenges and more. Garmin Connect Mobile’s easy-to-use interface provides daily information and trends over time and can be linked to a MyFitnessPal account to automatically sync calorie and nutritional information, allowing users to view their activity versus consumed calories, and remaining calories (based on goals set in MyFitnessPal) for the day.
The vívosmart HR’s will be available in three colours – black, imperial purple and midnight blue – for a recommended retail price of $229. It will be available in Australia early-to-mid November 2015.
For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.