Today Garmin announce a new range of vivo products: vivosport – a smart activity tracker with ElevateTM 24/7 wrist-based heart rate and GPS to accurately track every walk, run and ride, vívomove HR – a hybrid smartwatch with activity tracking, Elevate wrist-based heart rate, smart notifications and a touchscreen display and vívoactive 3 – a GPS smartwatch with Elevate wrist-based heart rate and over 15 built-in indoor and outdoor sports apps.

VIVOSPORT.

The smart activity tracker with ElevateTM 24/7 wrist-based heart rate and GPS to accurately track every walk, run and ride. With an always-on Garmin ChromaTM color touchscreen display and new built-in sports apps for everything from strength training to cycling and cardio, the vívosport is optimized for both indoor and outdoor workouts.

Smart notifications keep users connected as they jump from one activity to the next, and fitness and wellness monitoring tools provide valuable information like fitness age and stress level. Safe for swimming and showering2 and featuring a battery life3 of up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and 8 hours in GPS mode, this ultra-slim tracker is built for life on the go. The vívosport is one of the many new wearables from Garmin being launched in conjunction with IFA in Berlin, Germany, September 1-6.

“We realize that many customers prefer to work out with a slim fitness band but don’t want to compromise on the fitness and connectivity features typically found on smartwatches,” said Andrew Silver, Garmin EMEA Product Manager. “With vívosport, you get the best of a smart activity tracker and a sports watch in an ultra-slim, ultra-sleek design.”

The vívosport features helpful fitness monitoring tools including VO2 max and fitness age which provide users with valuable data to monitor changes in their fitness level. Increased activity – like walking the dog or training for a 5K – will improve these numbers over time. The vívosport also includes all-day stress tracking by measuring users’ HRV (heart rate variability). The ability to view both current stress levels at the wrist and a longer timetable of stress on Garmin ConnectTM allows customers to identify patterns and consider making lifestyle changes to avoid or better cope with stress-inducing situations. A Four-Fold Breath relaxation timer further helps users balance stress and rest.
With built-in sports apps for walking, running, biking, cardio and strength training, the vívosport is the perfect accessory for running the neighborhood, conquering a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class or counting reps and sets in the gym. And thanks to Garmin Move IQTM, the vívosport automatically classifies multiple activities, and with auto-start will automatically start and stop timed runs and walks.
Give loved ones peace of mind during outdoor workouts with LiveTrack4, a feature that tracks activity and location in real time. Designated individuals will receive invitations via email, Facebook or Twitter with a link to a webpage that includes the position of the connected vívosport device.

The vívosport is the only fitness band to include this LiveTrack feature.
Stay connected on the move with vibration alerts for emails, texts, calls, calendar reminders, app alerts, social media updates and more from a compatible smartphone4. Users will also benefit from the ability to control music on their smartphone from the vívosport, send an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone, and control a Garmin VIRB camera (sold separately).
Throughout the day, the vívosport automatically syncs with the Garmin Connect mobile app to save stats for easy access later. In Garmin Connect, a free online community, users can see their workouts, strength training activities, stress levels and sleep patterns displayed on detailed graphs. View outdoor workouts on detailed maps, compete in weekly challenges and connect with other fitness enthusiasts, right from a compatible smartphone or desktop computer.
The ultimate companion for both indoor and outdoor activities, the vívosport features a sunlight-readable always-on, Garmin Chroma color touchscreen display and ultra-slim, sporty band available in black/slate (small/medium and large), black/fuchsia (small/medium only) and black/limelight (large only).

The vívosport has a suggested retail price of £169.99/ €205.00 and is available from Q4 2017. For more information, visit Garmin.com/vivo.

The VIVOMOTIV HR

The vívomove HR, is a hybrid smartwatch with activity tracking, ElevateTM wrist-based heart rate1, smart notifications and a touchscreen display. Precision hands show the time and dynamically move out of the way for easy viewing of messages, heart rate and more. A master of subtlety, the smart display only appears when the user turns their wrist. Style-obsessed, rejoice: The vívomove HR combines the latest and greatest Garmin connectivity, fitness and wellness monitoring features with an elegant, classic design.

“When we first introduced the vívomove last year, it was geared towards customers who wanted a beautiful timepiece first and activity tracking functions second,” said Andrew Silver, Garmin EMEA Product Manager. “With the new vívomove HR, not only is the design as elegant as ever, the wearable technology is cutting edge. We’re the first on the market to offer a hybrid smartwatch with both wrist-based heart rate and a digital touchscreen display. And you get all of that without losing the classic, timeless look of an analog watch.”

With its simple yet sophisticated design, the vívomove HR is versatile enough to be worn with jeans, a suit and everything in between and is available in two versions: the sleek vívomove HR Sport and the more upscale vívomove HR Premium with leather straps and full steel body. With leather and silicone strap options and a choice of fashionable case finishes including black, rose gold-tone, stainless steel and gold-tone, the vívomove HR fits a variety of personal styles. It’s swim and shower safe2 and has a battery life3 of up to 5 days in smart mode and up to 2 weeks in watch mode.
Stay connected throughout the day with vibration alerts for emails, texts, calls, app alerts, social media updates and more from a compatible smartphone4. Users will also benefit from the ability to control music on their smartphone from the vívomove HR and send an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone.

The vívomove HR features helpful fitness monitoring tools including VO2 max and fitness age which provide users with valuable data to monitor changes in their fitness level. Increased activity – like taking the stairs instead of the elevator – will improve these numbers over time. Rough day at the office? The all-day stress tracking feature not only displays current stress levels by measuring HRV (heart rate variability), it also offers a Four-Fold Breath relaxation timer to promote on the spot stress relief. Customers can view a longer timeline of stress levels on Garmin ConnectTM providing them with the opportunity to identify patterns and make lifestyle changes to avoid or better cope with stress-inducing situations.

Throughout the day, the vívomove HR automatically syncs with the Garmin Connect mobile app to save stats for easy access later. In Garmin Connect, a free online community, users can see data like workouts, strength training activities, stress levels and sleep patterns displayed on detailed graphs right from a compatible smartphone or desktop computer.
Perfect for customers who enjoy a variety of activities, the vívomove comes preloaded with profiles for walking, running, cardio and strength training. And thanks to Garmin Move IQTM, users can set up the device to automatically start and stop a timed walk or run activity. The vívomove HR also counts steps, intensity minutes, sleep, stairs climbed and more, and reminds users when they have been still for too long.

The vívomove HR has a suggested retail price of £169.99/€205.00 for the Sport version and £279.99/€307.00 for the Premium version and is available from Q4 2017. To learn more, visit Garmin.com/vivo.

VIVOACTIVE 3 GPS SMARTWATCH

The vívoactive 3, is a GPS smartwatch with ElevateTM wrist-based heart rate1 and over 15 built-in indoor and outdoor sports apps to keep up with a varied active lifestyle. Multiple passions? Not a problem. Cardio class on Tuesday and yoga on Wednesday? This smartwatch can handle it. vívoactive 3 is also our first wearable that is GarminPay™ ready, so customers can now pay for purchases with their watch². And with thousands of watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps available to download for free from the Garmin Connect IQTM store, users can customize the vívoactive 3, making it the perfect accessory for playing and paying. The vívoactive 3 is one of the many new wearables from Garmin being launched in conjunction with IFA in Berlin, Germany, September 1-6.

“vívoactive 3 is perfect for anyone who is out and about being active, whether you run, swim or go to the gym you can enjoy all your activities and with built-in GPS can feel confident everything is recorded without the need of your phone,” said Andrew Silver, Garmin EMEA Product Manager. “If you fancy a change of style or want your vívoactive 3 to do something different, you can download a new app or watch face from our established app store, Connect IQ. Plus, a first for Garmin, vívoactive 3 is GarminPay ready; with compatible banks it allows you to not only leave your phone, but now your wallet at home and you can still grab that post-workout drink right from your wrist.”

Garmin Pay2, enabled by FitPayTM, supports Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards from major issuing banks, with more being added every day. Adding these cards into their Garmin Pay wallet gives users the same rewards and benefits of the physical cards, with the convenience of having them right on the wrist.
Smart, sturdy and stylish, the vívoactive 3 features polished stainless steel metal details and an always-on high-resolution Garmin ChromaTM display for great readability in all lighting conditions.

The vívoactive 3 also introduces Side SwipeTM, a control which makes for quick scrolling and swift navigation of menus, widgets and stats. And because some users will prefer to scroll with their thumb and others with their index fingers, the vívoactive 3 features an ambidextrous design, allowing it to be worn in whichever orientation is most comfortable. Like all of Garmin’s wearables, the vívoactive 3 is safe for swimming and showering3 and has a battery life of up to 8 days in smartwatch mode and 13 hours in GPS mode4.

With Elevate wrist-based heart rate, users can access fitness monitoring features including VO2 max and fitness age which provide valuable data to monitor changes in fitness level. All-day stress tracking is also available on the vívoactive 3 by monitoring HRV (heart rate variability) data. The ability to view both current stress levels at the wrist and a longer timetable of stress on Garmin Connect allows customers to identify patterns and consider making lifestyle changes to avoid or better cope with stress-inducing situations. A Four-Fold Breath relaxation timer further helps users balance stress and rest.

With thousands of watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps available to download for free from the Garmin Connect IQ store, users can customize their device, making it go from being a smartwatch to something way more personalized. Keep tabs on when Uber is arriving, turn on the lights at home with the SmartThings app, and even use the AccuWeather MinuteCast app to find out when the rain is going to start.

The vívoactive 3 is designed with an on-the-go lifestyle in mind. With more than 15 built-in sports apps including new profiles for snowboarding, cardio, yoga, elliptical and stair stepper, the vívoactive 3 takes customers from the gym to the slopes and everywhere in between. With the new strength training activity, users can stay focused on their form and let the vívoactive 3 do the rep counting. Strength training keeps track of reps, sets and even rest times during free weight and bodyweight exercises. Bored of the same old workout routines? With vívoactive 3, users can mix it up by creating customized running, cycling, cardio and strength workouts on Garmin Connect and downloading them straight to their device.

Stay connected on the move with smart notification vibration alerts delivered right to the wrist. When paired with a compatible smartphone5, users can receive and even respond6 to text messages and see social media updates, app alerts, calls, emails and more. The vívoactive 3 can also be used to control music on a smartphone, send an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone and control a Garmin VIRB camera (sold separately). The vívoactive 3 includes LiveTrack5, a feature that provides loved ones with peace of mind during outdoor workouts by tracking activity and location in real time.

Those individuals receive invitations via email, Facebook or Twitter with a link to a webpage that includes the position of the connected vívoactive 3 device.
Throughout the day, the vívoactive 3 automatically syncs with the Garmin Connect mobile app to save stats for easy access later. In Garmin Connect, a free online community, users can see their workouts, strength training activities, stress levels and sleep patterns displayed on detailed graphs. View outdoor workouts on detailed maps, compete in weekly challenges and connect with other fitness enthusiasts, right from a compatible smartphone or desktop computer.
The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a Garmin product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.

The vívoactive 3 comes in three colors – black/stainless and white/stainless (with a suggested retail price of £279.99/€338.00) and black/slate £299.99/(€369.00) and is available from Q4 2017. Users also have the option to switch up their style with compatible accessory bands (sold separately). To learn more, visit Garmin.com/vivo.

 

 

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport, Mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top rankings, Also working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.

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