Garmin takes your workouts to the next level with its fitness wearables. The company has brought a series of upgrades to its series of Vivo fitness trackers, particularly, its Vivofit band and Vivoactive fitness smart watch.
The technical enhancements are released systematically, nudging the roll out forward with functions like pulse rate sensors or automated monitoring of actions, elements that other sports trackers already provide.
But the company has also presented important changes to all styles of the devices, even joining forces with various designers. The recent Vivofit 3 bracelet has backlit features, functions as a permanent action monitoring system and is water resistant up to 150 feet, like the previous Vivofit model.
It still sports a very long battery lifespan, up to even 15 months, using coin mobile batteries. But Vivofit 3 can now instantly track exercises like jogging, bike riding, diving and elliptical sessions, and has a capability to monitor strength levels during these exercises.
Specifically, there are recent style choices for Garmin’s Vivofit 3, incorporated into two separate categories: Garmin’s proprietary Style series and a line of fitness straps created by tech developers. The Style selection contains quilted bracelets, periwinkle braided straps and even various camouflage bands.
The new styles are more colored: violet geometrics, greyish and natural concentric shapes and a new chevron design. Like the majority of wearable creators these years, Garming is directly competing with more eye-catching fitness trackers, but there is no mistake that these are sports devices.
This recent Vivoactive HR system is more able to do these tasks than the previous one, with pulse rate receptors, altitude sensors, improved GPS life of the battery pack (even up to 12 hours), local monitoring options for more activities and the capability to store all peak moments during exercises.
Like the past watch, it provides all-day action tracking and can be paired a smart phone via wireless connections to show notices. But this version is bigger, undoubtedly and the idea of it acting as a “smart” device, at least when it comes to style, is gone.
The company is clearly hoping that these fitness abilities will attract people to use, and not the new appearance. Its Vivofit 2 will be delivered during this summer and will have an affordable cost between $100 and $125, based on the strap, with the Garmin equipment being promoted for an extra price of $40.
The Vivoactive HR will be presented next months, but will be priced at $200. The tech experts at MWC will have a great opportunity to test these new devices in person at the official presentation, so fans will surely read about their first hand opinions.
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