- Vivomove HR Premium
- Verified purchase
I have been searching for Smart watch for so long and tried so many varieties and nothing up until I found this one could provide me with all the essential criteria I was wanting and that looked great.
Purchased for $499.00.
Love my new watch with smart features
Before I purchased this watch I had a GarminVivo Fit however it was starting to get chipped and very well used. I have owned it for over 4 years and never took it off. When I started shopping around I found the Garmin Vivomove and fell in love as I liked the fact it just looks like a watch but then has the tracking, smart watch functions etc hidden from extra day use - this was prefect for me as my hubby was really trying to steer me towards a apple watch.
I did have to order my watch as I wanted the Sea Foam colour and found most retailers do...n't stock this colour as it only comes in a small band.It only took a week to arrive from Garmin. I have had the watch for over 3 months now and the colour is still looking as good as it did the first day. I found it was easy to connect to my iPhone and connected into the app without issue even though it had been paired to my old device. I have had no issues with the syncing of the watch and I enjoy the weekly challenges I join. As for use I have had no trouble. I have had to recabilate my hands once, but I had driven to QLD and time went back an hour so guessing that played up with the software. Once I reset the hands I haven't had that issue again even when I came back to NSW. I am still getting use to the short battery life as my last garmin lasted a year between battery changes and I tend to let my watch get flat. I am getting into the habit of placing on charge while in the shower and it seems to be staying charged that way as I wear my watch 24/7 except for the shower. I did lower my star rating because of its battery life - it should not be as energy hungry as a iwatch which has a full colour touch screen yet has a battery life the same.
Waste of money!
Initially I absolutely loved my watch, love the look and it did exactly as advertised. However a year later, it now doesn't sync properly to other apps, it constantly vibrates step alerts on my wrist that are not the number of steps I have walked and will just keep vibrating. I'm extremely disappointed as I thought it should last longer than a year. To make matters worse I have tried all the trouble shooting and sent an email to garmin for support to see if there is an easy fix but am yet to hear anything! Will never buy this brand again
Purchased in March 2018.
I have been suffering through the ownership of a Garmin Vivomove HR for nearly a year now and all I can say is, I’m looking forward to the iWatch 5 being released. It may be that it is an iPhone issue, but my watch requires re-adding as a device every 2 to 3 days. It also resets itself at least twice a week requiring me to go through a laborious “take a tour” mode every time. Garmin support have kindly shown me how to do a major reset a couple of time and that definitely fixes the issues, for about a week. It is consistently inconsistent and w...hilst I would say that it has managed all it’s supposed features at one time or another, it has never managed to do them all together. It has frequently decided to reset itself (as per above) almost immediately following or during a run such that all data is lost. Also, whilst I can confirm it is waterproof, taking it in a pool to do laps will send it completely doolally!
Stylish smart watch
I love that the vívomove HR looks like a regular watch and with just a simple tap on the screen brings up digital display! My only issue with the vivomove HR is it’s battery life! I have had it for over 12 months now and am finding the battery will only last 4-5 days where it originally held its battery life for 7 days plus.
I love my Vivomove!!!
I have so many comments on my watch and when I tell people that it’s a tracker they are very surprised I have white and rose gold and I love love love it! All my family husband and 3 sports mad boys all love them as they look great but have a secret !
Bought this watch because it looked like a watch with some smart features. Unfortunately the watch side of it fails miserably. The hands are often showing the wrong time, 4-5 times per week. You have to re-calibrate the hands to show the correct time. It's ridiculous. None of the suggestions from Garmin customer service have worked. If you google Garmin Vivomove HR calibration you will see this is a common issue that Garmin have not addressed with software upgrades. I bought the premium model so I've wasted over $400
Purchased in January 2019 for $425.00.
Looks can be deceiving
This is the first smart watch I have owned. It took me a long time to decide on what I actually wanted. I chose this watch because I love how at first glance it looks like an ordinary watch and nothing too chunky. It does everything it says it does. The only thing I would change would be to speak through the phone instead of just answering the call on the watch and then reverting back to your phone. The silicone band sometimes also irritates my skin so I have also purchased a suede band to alternate on days when my skin flares up.
Purchased in June 2019.
Good looking basic fitness watch
This is good looking and sleek watch that looks great, I wear it often even with a nice dress. The heart rate seems to be fairly accurate but you have to make sure it is tight and in a correct spot.
I like the fact that I can pair it with my fitnesspal app. Easy to use, looks great but it cannot be paired with a chest strap which is a big but only minus from me.
Purchased in January 2019 for $250.00.
No HR monitor is perfect
I am probably being unfair to this HR monitor as I have an unusual heart condition and a pacemaker. I have been advised my an expert that, for my condition and the presence of 'silent' heart beats, even a hospital HRM will not be totally accurate. Fitness chest strap HRMs are useless for me
The Garmin Vivomove HR does work. While the estimation of the HR is not accurate, it is consistent. If I am about to blow the top off my heart (tachycardia) it gives me warning and I slow down.
I love it! I use it everyday! ?
I absolutely love it! I will definitely be recommending it to my fellow fitness lovers. The tracking "Garmin Connect" app & the associated "My Fitness Pal" app links up with "Garmin Connect" to enhance your tracking for food intake & calories burnt etc. I dont read the newspaper in the morning anymore, instead I review my sleep patterns & plan the days fitness & diet.
Purchased in December 2018.
Looks good, but a disappointing purchase
I bought this watch because I loved the smart look of the clock face & it didn't look like other fitness bands.
However after a few weeks of wear, the clock hands changed showing a different time to the digital time, by about 1/2 and hour, several hours later it was showing several hours of time difference, so I return it to JB Hi Fi, they were surprised that happened as they hadn't had any others returned, great my luck I thought.
So take 2, I got the same watch and it was good for a few weeks until I tried to sink it to my new phone, It woul...
great looking watch at a good price
it is a very nice watch love the rose gold face which i have received many comments on. heart rate works well, sleep steps etc does everything. sometimes connectivity to phone /bluetooth can be tricky but overall works well. battery last approx 5 days or so. it is waterproof . paid $299 from Jb hi fi.
probalby would be nice if the bands were reasonable price that could be changed or leather bands as an option
Good smart watch with decent battery life
Garmin Vivomove HR Hybrid Watch (Rose Gold Sport) Model: 010-01850-12.
Has good battery life with over 7 days in watch only mode and approx 2-3 days with all the smart notifications. Easy to setup with the Garmin app on phone or connect to laptop. Had a good deal at JB HiFI. Experienced no issues so far, so cant comment on post sales support or warranty. But am impressed with Garmin quality and bought a JR watch too.
Questions & Answers
Hi, I’ve worn my vivomove HR only a few times, purchased mid Sept, and the band has discoloured. I wish I could upload photo...is there anyway to clean it ?
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