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Garmin Vívosmart HR

Garmin Vívosmart HR
alaScore 86

1305 reviews

May, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1305 reviews of Garmin Vívosmart HR. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and price. The design and size also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are negative about the software.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Vívosmart HR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Vívosmart HR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Garmin Vívosmart HR from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2024

Expert review by : Dan Graziano (cnet.co.uk)

Garmin Vivosmart HR review: A better and smarter fitness tracker

 

Garmin's new heart-rate band with notifications holds its own against Fitbit's best.

All-day heart rate and fitness tracking. Always-on touchscreen. Can get smartphone notifications. Shower and swim-friendly.

Bulky design. Its Garmin Connect mobile app isn't as refined as apps from Fitbit or Jawbone. No smart coaching or personalized feedback.

The Garmin Vivosmart HR does fitness and heart rate tracking just about as well as the Fitbit Charge HR while adding smartphone alerts, too, all in a compact package.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Garmin Vivosmart HR review

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The Garmin Vivosmart HR packs in even more features than the original Vivosmart, including a heart rate monitor and an LCD touchscreen. So how does it compare? We sent it to our test lab to find out.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

Garmin Vivosmart HR

 

The Garmin Vivosmart HR is a solid option if you're looking for a waterproof fitness tracker with a built-in heart rate monitor.

Accurate, continuous heart rate monitoring. Comfortable, waterproof design. Crisp display. Delivers smartphone notifications.

Overly complex app and settings menus. No notification interaction. Exaggerated mileage in testing.

Conclusions The Garmin Vivosmart HR is a solid choice if you're looking for a waterproof fitness tracker with a heart rate monitor. That said, the Fitbit Charge HR offers more accurate distance readings, and has a much better companion app. Get the...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

Garmin Vivosmart HR review: A better and smarter fitness tracker

 

Garmin's new heart-rate band with notifications holds its own against Fitbit's best.

All-day heart rate and fitness tracking. Always-on touchscreen. Can get smartphone notifications. Shower and swim-friendly.

Bulky design. Its Garmin Connect mobile app isn't as refined as apps from Fitbit or Jawbone. No smart coaching or personalized feedback.

The Garmin Vivosmart HR does fitness and heart rate tracking just about as well as the Fitbit Charge HR while adding smartphone alerts, too, all in a compact package.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Graziano (cnet.com.au)

Garmin Vivosmart HR review: A better and smarter fitness tracker

 

Garmin's new heart-rate band with notifications holds its own against Fitbit's best.

All-day heart rate and fitness tracking. Always-on touchscreen. Can get smartphone notifications. Shower and swim-friendly.

Bulky design. Its Garmin Connect mobile app isn't as refined as apps from Fitbit or Jawbone. No smart coaching or personalized feedback.

The Garmin Vivosmart HR does fitness and heart rate tracking just about as well as the Fitbit Charge HR while adding smartphone alerts, too, all in a compact package.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : David Wise (techgearlab.com)

Garmin Vivosmart Hr Review

 

A good choice for someone who wants a tracker that can weather the outdoors and doesn't want to pay for a built-in GPS

Waterproof, tons of trackable activities, great reminders to be active

Poor heart rate monitoring, bulky, difficulty syncing with the app

The is an average fitness tracker that does basic activity tracking at a reasonable price. This model has the added benefit of being waterproof, for those that do more water-based activities, and want to track while they do it. Unfortunately, this...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Andy Walker (gearburn.com)

Garmin Vivosmart HR review: acute fitness tracking for a price

 

Andy works up a sweat with the Garmin Vivosmart HR on his arm.

: It’s not attractive, but it’s possibly the best “HR” fitness tracker in the market right now. It’s also expensive, but you get a lot of health tracking tech… and, not much else. Honestly, if you aren’t a fitness nut, and are looking for something a...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Tim Frawley (pcauthority.com.au)

One Minute Review: Garmin Vivosmart HR

 

Garmin adds a new bad to its range of trackers.

... this is a good little fitness band.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Vivosmart HR In-Depth Review

 

There's some pretty substantial sales that just started. For watches, the , and the , with the ! Meanwhile the top-end , and & . As is Varia radar for $149. Some incredible deals, and ll the ! Back about two months ago, Garmin announced their first...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Brian Eastwood (tomsguide.com)

Garmin vivosmart HR Review

 

The Fitbit Charge HR has long been our top pick as the best overall fitness tracker, as it offers a robust app, with diet tracking, long battery life and an unobtrusive design. However, the similarly priced Garmin vivosmart HR has a larger display,...

Large display ; Accurate step-tracking and heart-rate monitoring ; New daily goals feature ; Easy setup ; Waterproof design

Screen overly sensitive ; Shorter battery life than competition ; No built-in diet tracking

Boasting a large display, accurate activity, sleep and heart rate tracking, and smartphone notifications, the Garmin vivosmart HR is the fitness tracker to beat.

Jan, 2016