Garmin today announced the launch of vívomove HR, a hybrid smartwatch with activity tracking, Elevatewrist-based heart rate, smart notifications and a touchscreen display. The company claims that the smart display only appears when the user turns their wrist. The vívomove HR is one of the many new wearables from Garmin being launched in conjunction with IFA in Berlin, Germany, September 1-6.
“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 Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “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.
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.
The vívomove HR has a suggested retail price of $199.99 for the Sport version and $299.99 for the Premium version.