Garmin Vivosport

Garmin Vivosport

Garmin Vivosport Features

  • Daily Activity and Calories tracking
  • Heart Rate monitor
  • GPS
  • Distance Walked and Steps counting
  • Sleep Monitoring with Sleep Reports
  • Swimproof (5 ATM)
  • Seven Day Battery

Garmin Vivosport Specs

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristband

Activity & Fitness Tracking

Sleep Analysis / Sleep Time
Heart Rate / Pulse
VO2 Max
Stairs / Floors
Exercise Tagging
Smart Coach
Goal Setting
Inactivity Alert

Additional Features

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

Smartphone Remote Features

Caller ID
Music Control
Call Control
Camera Control
Find Phone


Duration7 days
Battery TypeRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Water Resistance
IP Rating5 ATM
Weight27 grams


Display Technology
Display Size0,38 x 0,76 inches
Screen Resolution72 x 144 pixels
Color Display
Touch Screen


OS X / Mac
Windows Phone
Web Portal
Social Features



Sports and Fitness Activities

Best For:
  • Biking
  • Gym
  • Running
  • Training
  • Walking

Garmin Vivosport Review

The Garmin Vivosport received loads of praises from runners and athletes as a credible fitness band with heart rate sensor, GPS, and altimeter. Many found the price a bit steep, but how worthy is it.

Pros / What Customers Like:

  • The majority of runners found the Vivosport slimmer in design compared to its predecessor the Vivosport HR+. They love the new design and the fact that the button below the screen is gone.
  • Another highlight for all consumers is the color screen and makes watch faces look interesting.
  • One more feature that most joggers found helpful is the fact that the display barely uses power. The reason for this is it uses ambient light, as the sun gets brighter.
  • Most runners found the flick of the wrist great to activate the screen.
  • Consumers love the fact that you can use it as a basic fitness tracker to track your steps, sleep, and auto-log runs.
  • Professional athletes found the heart rate tracking accurate with GPS.
  • Most users found the different sports modes from cycling, walking, and hiking to gym great.
  • Joggers and runners found the battery, use of up to 3.5 days with mixed-use reasonable and easy to charge.
  • For a lower power device, most runners found the device packed with features from receiving calls, notifications to text while running.

Cons / What Customers Don't Like:

  • Swimmers presented the biggest complaint, as the band has no modes for swimming.
  • Most users found the watch to phone connection less reliable, and you cannot read long emails and messages. Furthermore, you cannot modify the notifications received.
  • Another bummer is the fact that it does not support 3rd –party apps only Garmin ones and a big no-no for most athletes.


This is not one of the most attractive fitness trackers and not as smart as other brands available. Nor is it cheap, but is a small device convenient to use if you are a runner in need of a GPS watch. The Vivosport offers you reliable data to help improve your training for the next marathon.

Compatible Applications

  • Garmin Connect


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Expert Reviews and Ratings

  • • Expert Review by RIZKNOWS

    The vivosport is a good activity band for runners, but really doesn’t add that much over the vivosmart HR+. Full review

  • • Expert Review by DC RAINMAKER
  • • Expert Review by Richard Easton

    A great all-round GPS fitness tracker for those not fashion focused Full review

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  • • Expert Review by James Peckham

    The Garmin Vivosport doesn't do enough drastically different to break the mold, but with stress monitoring and a slim design it looks to be a ... Full review

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