Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Garmin's vívoactive HR: GPS Smartwatch, Wrist-Based Heart Rate...

For several decades, Garmin has created GPS navigation and wireless devices to benefit people with active lifestyles. 
The vívoactive HR is a GPS smartwatch with Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology. No need for uncomfortable straps! Its built-in GPS-enabled apps are great for walking, running, bicycling, golfing, snowboarding and tons of other sports. The vivoactive monitors your activity throughout the day. It will count your steps, floors climbed, intensity minutes, and your sleep patterns. This awesome watch uses 24/7 wrist-based heart rate data to calculate calories burned and the intensity of fitness activities, providing essential and accurate information that you can use to monitor your regimen and goals. The Connect IQ store allows users to easily personalize their watch using free apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields. 

The vívoactive HR also includes Garmin Move IQ, continuously monitoring for periods of sustained activity. Move IQ allows it to recognize walking, running, biking, swimming and elliptical training. Users can easily track their exercise throughout the day without needing to start a timed activity. Once synced with Garmin Connect, users can review their full day of activity in a convenient Timeline view.
The vívoactive is always on. Its touchscreen, sunlight-readable display and GPS app will keep you connected all of the time.  always-on, touchscreen, sunlight-readable Garmin Chroma Display™ lets users track activity and stay connected anytime. Here are a few suggestions on what you can do with specific sports:
Running – Track runs indoors or out using Auto Lap, Auto Pause, and vibration alerts for heart rate, pace, run/walk intervals, and more. Post-run summaries include stats such as total mileage, calories, average pace and overall time.
Cycling – Measure time, distance, speed and calories.
Pool Swimming – Track total and interval time, distance, pace, stroke count and stroke type, as well as pausing for rests, complete with rest timers.
Golfing – Users can view a simplified view of the green, measure shot distance and be pointed in the right direction with PinPointer while golfing on one of the 40,000 course maps worldwide available for download from the Garmin golf course database.
Skiing and Snowboarding – The skiing and snowboarding app measures 3-D speed by calculating the speed and distance on an incline versus latitude and longitude. It also provides splits automatically and features Auto Pause, which freezes the timer automatically when users stop or ride the lift.
As if that wasn't enough, the vívoactive HR keeps up with users’ active lifestyles and keeps them connected. It sends notifications from smartphones (incoming calls, texts, emails, calendar reminders, social media alerts) by vibrating. You can even check weather, control music on your smartphone, control a VIRB action camera, locate your smartphone, and allow friends and family to track activities in real time with LiveTrack.
This is one product you'll want to take everywhere with you.