Garmin, the popular innovative wearable along with maker has announced vívoactive HR along with the vivofit 3 fitness tracker, successor of last year’s vivofit 2, at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona.
Garmin vívoactive HR
Vívoactive 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. 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 a always-on, touchscreen, sunlight-readable Garmin Chroma Display that lets users track activity and stay connected along with a GPS with Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology. It keeps track of activities like counting steps and floors climbed, intensity minutes, monitoring sleep. It also comes with Garmin Move IQ which continuously monitors for periods of sustained activity and automatically recognizes walking, running, biking, swimming and elliptical training.
Garmin vivofit 3
vivofit 3 has has a backlit display that shows steps, calories, distance, intensity minutes and time of day. It also comes with Garmin Move IQ that captures different activities, such as walking, running, biking, swimming and using an elliptical, to view on Garmin Connect.
vivofit 3 is water resistant to 50 meters, has one-year battery life and comes with a range of colorful interchangeable accessory bands, designs from the Garmin Style Collection and new styles from the Jonathan Adler + Garmin line. The move bar with audible alert reminds users when they have been inactive too long.
Pricing and availability:
The vívoactive HR costs $249.99 and will begin shipping in Q2. 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 Garmin vivofit 3 is priced at $99.99 that comes with a regular or extra large sized black band. Tracker with regular sized dark camo band is priced at $109.99. The Garmin Style Collection’s Gabrielle bundle includes a small sized black quilted band and white waves band for $119.99. Interchangeable accessory bands will be available in regular and extra large sized two packs for $29.99 each. Two pack options include marsala and white, slate and borealis, slate and marsala, camo and orange, and pink camo and white.