US: Garmin has announced its Vívoactive HR GPS smartwatch with Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology. The device keeps track of activities like counting steps and floors climbed, intensity minutes, monitoring sleep.
It will be available in regular and extra-large fit black bands. Accessory bands will be available in black, white, force yellow and lava red for a suggested retail price of $29.99 each. The Vivoactive HR features a built-in GPS-enabled sports apps for walking, running, biking, swimming, golfing, paddle boarding, rowing, skiing and snowboarding.
It uses 24/7 wrist-based heart rate data to calculate calories burned information as well as the intensity of fitness activities. In specifications, the smartwatch features 20.7 mm x 28.6 mm full color Chroma display, Heart Rate Monitor, GPS, accelerometer, step counting, sleep monitoring, calories burned, intensity of workout etc.
On-device sports apps: running, indoor running, biking, indoor biking, walking, indoor walking, rowing, indoor rowing, pool swimming, golfing, ski/boarding, cross country skiing, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP).
With the Connect IQ store, users can easily personalize their vívoactive HR with free apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields. The vívoactive HR sports an always-on, touchscreen, sunlight-readable Garmin Chroma Display that lets users track activity and stay connected.