Decent for the price
Been using this for almost a year and can't fault it. Tracking was accurate and battery life has been consistently good for 5 days of usage. The only disadvantage with this device is its physical looks, it doesnt compete with the competitors which offer easily switchable bands of different styles.
Decent Smart Watch
This is the smart watch that does everything as required . Does not look as cool as fitbit / samsung / apple ones , but still work wonders . Priced at a very affordable point and have been using it in shower all the time . Works well when someone rings you when you are taking shower :P
Got this for Christmas and was pretty happy with it.
Battery lasts about a week and it picks up calls from my Android phone which is great.
The fitness and sleep measurements were not very accurate
The price was $200 which is far too much. I believe there would be better fitness bands out there for the money.
Love love love!!
My boyfriend bought the Garmin for me as a Christmas present. It's comfortable and does everything I need it to do. I upgraded from a Fitbit and will never go back. It's a nice colour and is subtle to wear. I'm planning on wearing it while I travel the USA to see how many steps I do in the country
Wouldn't buy again
Went for a walk, watch wasn't knocked or damaged but, glass seemed like it peeled away, making it hard to read. Also that I manged thousands of steps by just sitting in a car, has really put me off. In my opinion not fit for purpose, I was lead to belive this tracked your steps not how far you were in a car for.
Great Fitbit Charge Replacement
After the band breaking & peeling away from 3 Fitbit Charges, & after doing my research on other fitness trackers, I decided to purchase a Garmin Vivosmart HR.
I'm so glad I did!
I'm extremely impressed with the battery life & durability of this product. A single charge lasts up to 7 days.The fact that it's water resistant & features an easy to read display is also a fantastic bonus. The Garmin Connect app isn't as good as the Fitbit app but at least it's more accurate in step counting & it encourages one to move if one has been stationa...ry for a lengthy period of time. I also like the fact that it alerts me to social media text alerts, incoming calls & sms texts. The heart monitor is reasonably accurate but I'm not 100% sure that it is. It is more comfortable to wear on my wrist than the previous fitness trackers I've had which fall off easily. Because Garmin offer a 12 month replacement warranty (& if Harvey Norman offer it), take out an extra 12 months' extra warranty on top of the Garmin warranty because by doing this one will have peace of mind with a replacement if anything were to go wrong. I'm wishing now that I had bought a vivosmart HR instead of wasting my time & money with Fitbits in the past. I highly recommend this fitness tracker because I am very impressed with all it's features & I'm sure you will be too if you decide to purchase one yourself.
Good for its purpose
Great product! I love the HR monitor and the dact it is waterproof (I ruined a lot of watches forgetting to take off for dishes) it took a bit of getting used to, there was skin irritation after the first few days and I had to change where I wore it for a few days. It then it cleared up and I shifted it back and no problems since (it's been about 3 months). The only issue I have is that Garmin seems to think we can afford to buy a different fitness tracker for each activity. I cycle a lot and this isn't a built in option, I have to choose "othe...r" and then manually put in the rest of the details after a ride. However the alert reminders, txt msg and call notice is fabulous as my phone is mostly on silent I am missing a lot less calls. overall it is a great product and works well for me.
Ok but the band the weakest link
Was given this as a gift - all the functions are good and the technology seems very good. The app sync is good and gives lots of useful info (including your sleep duration which is cool).
But.... my band broke after just 7 months of normal use. I had it replaced under warranty, but what is really odd is that you can not purchase a replacement / spare band. The silicone band attaches to the watch with incredibly thin sections, its not at all surprising that it broke so easily. It seems strange to me that you can not replace the band yourself -...
Missed when the battery needs charging
I have the Vivosmart HR+. I have never been a watch wearer but I miss this one when I leave it off. It's a great motivator in my 10,000 steps a day challenge and I feel the cost of it is off set by how well I feel when I reach my step goal.
Bulkier than some but lots of great features
I have owned the Vivosmart HR for the last year or so and love it. Whilst it is a little chunkier than some others on the market the host of features makes up for this. The ability to answer your mobile, read texts and control the music playing from your phone is great. The syncing process is easy and the results easy to interpret at a glance. The only downside is depending on how much you use it for the above things it does need charging every 5-6 days but on the upside it charges pretty quickly
I purchased my watch just over a year ago now, I chose it because of the HR feature.
I like the HR monitoring feature (my main reason for purchase) but I don't think it is always as accurate as it could be.
I like how it has the specific goals for steps for you on a personal level as well as the 10000 as the generic goal. It is good how it increases or decreases depending on your current activities.
I also like how is has goals for incline and active minutes per week.
Overall a good watch for someone wanting to measure their steps, exercise goals, etc but doesn't have GPS function so no good for runners!!
Excellent love my Garmin wear it 23/7
I recently bought the Garmin vivosmart. I love all the software on it, and the way it tells me to move when l sit to long. Love acheiving my goals I love having a secure band so it cant fall off when walking as my other one did thanks for a great watch/fitbit
I like it!
It's a first wearable device for me but I like it. Initially, it seemed hard to set up, especially to change the language to English, but after I got it, its been great with steps counting and heart rate monitoring. The steps challenge is also great for motivating me. I don't wear it to sleep bit it's the first thing I put on when I wake up. The battery lasts for about 3 days and a plus factor is that it syncs with myfitnesspal to help with calorie counting.
Can't trust the tracking
The sleep tracking changes constantly! It will say I went to bed an hour earlier or got up an hour later than I did. It might be accurate when I first sync it then it changes the next time I sync it. Customer support is of no help at all. I can't seem to find a number to talk to a real person. If Fitbit had the actual watch that is waterproof I would go back to them. Very disappointed in Garmin.
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Does the job, could be better
I chose this model because it is the cheapest model with heart rate monitor from a big brand. I am happy with its accuracy when tracking steps, calories, and active minutes, as well as the "move" reminder. The annoying thing is the number of rubbish info it gives from the main menu. I stopped connecting it from my phone because it will accidentally play music from my itunes while I am sleeping. Also, so VIRB which means nothing to me and smart notifications. I hope these can be switched off, because I need to swipe like a dozen times just to see the time.
great tracker, waterproof and functional
I love the waterproof aspect of the watch/tracker which is why I upgraded from the Fitbit. It looks ok, nothing special but functional. I have had a few quirks like not being able to get the weather to change to Adelaide weather etc but overall waterproof and functional. I will say however my partner has the Samsung gear fit 2 which I will probably get next due to all the things like displays etc you can change while also being waterproof. But for now my Garmin does the job!
Pretty good first fitness tracker
The watch is an easy wear and has nice functionality. The heart rate monitor is good enough for me and really like the waterproof side of it so I don't have to take it off apart from charging. A few annoying things are: it does not warn adequately (if at all) about low battery, some displays are in landscape even though it's set to portrait, I'm on my second one as the first one the strap literally just fell off from the watch and after a few months of use the display seemed to get a rough edge to it.
Upgraded from vivofit to this and it's fantastic. I can accept or reject calls, read messages, get notifications as well as keep track of my steps, heart rate and link to app that is then linked to my fitness pal. They all share info so it's nice and easy to use. My only negative is that I loved being able to change the band on my vivofit which I can't do with vivosmart. This means I can't wear it on weekends when I dress up a little.
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Not bad but not great
The watch is a great idea in theory however it often loses sync with the Samsung phone. It needs to be rebooted nearly every day. It's a little bit too thick too. Other Garmin products I have owned have been fantastic. I still have faith in the company and will still buy their products.
Good piece of tech
Like to keep stats of how much Activity I'm doing a day ,as I got a easy job and don't like being lazy ,10,000 steps is my minimum a day and I enjoy trying to achieve it with this device ,with the inbuilt heart rate sensor it's good to see how intense your work out is in the gym
Questions & Answers
Does this activity tracker count steps while driving? Someone who has had this for a while please let me know as i am tempted to buy one.
No - it's smarter than that, I think it detects the way you move to distinguish between walking, running, cycling and in a car. As with I think all these devices though, they are far from perfect - I've been brushing my teeth and it's told me I'd reached another walking "Goal", but I'd say it's about 90% accurate in the main
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