Garmin Vivoactive HR

Garmin Vivoactive HR

Garmin Vivoactive HR Features

  • Daily Activity and Calories tracking
  • Heart-rate monitoring
  • Built-in GPS
  • Walking Distance and Steps counting
  • Sleep Monitoring with Sleep Reports
  • Waterproof
  • Eight Day Battery
  • LCD Display

Garmin Vivoactive HR Specs

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristband

Activity & Fitness Tracking

Sleep Analysis / Sleep Time
Heart Rate / Pulse
Stairs / Floors
Exercise Tagging
Smart Coach
Goal Setting
Inactivity Alertn/a

Additional Features

Watch / Clock
Alarm Clock
Music Playbackn/a
ReportsActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Caller ID
Music Control
Call Controln/a
Camera Controln/a
Find Phonen/a


Duration8 days
Battery TypeRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Water Resistance
Weight48 grams
Dimensions30.2 x 57.0 x 13.5 mm


Display TechnologyLCD Screen
Display Sizen/a
Screen Resolutionn/a
Color Displayn/a
Touch Screenn/a


OS X / Mac
Windows Phone
Web Portal
Social Featuresn/a



Sports and Fitness Activities

Best For:
  • All-Day Activity
  • Running
  • Walking

Garmin Vivoactive HR Review

Garmin Vivoactive HR A Sports-focused Smartwatch

Whether you are an indoor/outdoor runner, skiing, cyclist or more, the Garmin Vivoactive HR comes highly recommended by different sports users. Based on reviews from professional sports users this watch is a combination of Garmin’s different sports watches made into one.

Pros / What Customers Like:

  • Different sports users found the list of activity tracking outstanding and offer a great amount of data for running, golf and more. The fact that they could track their pace, HR, cadence, ascent and more is great.
  • Joggers found the tracking of pace, cadence and their heart rate accurately, but lack the VO2 Max.
  • Swimmers found the device reliable in tracking their lengths, pace, distance, stroke and more.
  • Golfers are more than pleased with it, as a Garmin Golf Watch is expensive. It gets the right distance to the front, back and middle and you can call up a map of the green. Furthermore, they liked the live scorecard.
  • The biggest remark we noted from different sports users is that the fitness wearable automatically calculates movable goals.
  • One more highlight is the HR tracking as consumers mentioned they could view data saved over the week of use. From checking their resting heart rate daily, use the Health Stats All Day, and look at charts.

Cons / What Customers Don't Like:

  • Although you can use the fitness track for different sports, most consumers found the design on the dull side.
  • Most athletes found the color display of 205 x 148 pixels lacking compared to Garmin’s previous models and hard to read.
  • A big downside for golfers is that they need to download the course data on their phone before they can start playing.


The Vivoactive HR is great if you are a normal runner, but not that great for tracking intervals. You will get an excellent sports tracking with great metrics when used in different niche activities. Furthermore, it has an outstanding battery life.


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