Garmin Vívosmart HR+ Activity Tracker Review (Updated 2018)

When it comes to the best fitness bands in India, a couple of names come to mind – and Garmin is one of those names.

Garmin is a 28-year-old US multinational company that specialized in GPS technology. And when they entered the wearable technology market, they soon became a well-known brand.

Now they compete with the likes of Fitbit and Apple.

Garmin has always been known for its specialization in the GPS technology but most recently this 28-year-old American multinational company has entered wearable technology to compete with the likes of Fitbit and Apple.

It is without a doubt the best fitness tracker with a heart rate monitor currently available in Indian market.

In this article, I will be reviewing their Vívosmart HR+ Activity Tracker, which is one of the best fitness bands in the Indian market.

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Garmin fitness band is made for runners and people with an active lifestyle. If you’re into running or sports, I would recommend going for a Garmin fitness band over Fitbit.

So let’s deep dive and understand what makes Garmin Vívosmart HR+ Activity Tracker an excellent fitness band.

Smart Look 

The Garmin Vivosmart HR has a two-tone texture that really gives a smart look.

It looks a bit thick on the wrist as compared to Fitbit Charge HR, however, it provides a pretty good display for reading your data.

Display 

The display screen is touch-enabled and pretty low resolution. While it’s great when you’re indoors, it’s not as bright as it should be to help during that bright sunlight day.

But the display is certainly better than the Garmin Vivosmart HR.

Sync with your Smartphone

Garmin Vívosmart HR+ automatically syncs with your smartphone throughout the day to save your stats.

Heart Rate Monitoring 

Heart rate monitoring by Garmin Vívosmart HR+ is pretty accurate.

If you swipe through the screen on your Garmin Vivosmart HR+ you will get a glimpse of your daily activities – step count, calories burned, stairs climbed, distance and above all the Heart Rate.

You can see the last four hours of your heart rate in a Graph.

What Makes it an Excellent Fitness Band

  • Doesn’t require a purchase of a separate heart rate monitor.
  • GPS feature tracks your running/cycling activity.
  • Accurately track the heart rate and step count.
  • Ability to track each activity – Running, Swimming, Cycling etc.
  • Can be integrated with 3rd party apps like MyfitnessPal

What Could have been better

  • Sleep tracker is not accurate
  • Battery lasts unto a Week only (with GPS switched on, battery lasts only 8-10 hrs)

For detailed calorie tracking, you can create an account at MyFitnessPal and link it to your Garmin Connect account.

This allows you to compare calories consumed to total calories burned, which vívosmart HR+ records throughout the day.

You can buy this fitness band directly from Garmin India or can buy it from Amazon.

If you buy the Garmin Vivofit Fitness band from Amazon then you might be able to save yourself few bucks.

Sale
Garmin vívosmart HR+ Activity Tracker, Regular (Black)
  • GPS integration acquire satellites quickly to track where you jog or walk...
  • Running metrics this easy-to-use smart band tracks distance, pace, personal...
  • Move IQ automatically track your walking, running, biking, swimming and...
  • 24/7 heart rate monitoring with elevate wrist heart rate technology, you...
  • Purpose built designed for the active lifestyle in mind, a rugged, durable...

Last Words

In short, as an activity tracker, the Vivosmart HR+ is a fantastic and accurate device.

While it’s chunkier and less of a looker than the Fitbit Alta, to pick one example, it’s filled with rich data which is guaranteed to delight.

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