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Garmin vivosmart® HR+

Water-resistant GPS activity tracker with built-in heart rate monitor (Midnight blue - regular fit)

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Our take on the Garmin vivosmart® HR+

As a runner, I know that mileage is king — and there's no more convenient way to measure it than with GPS. Garmin's vivosmart HR+ activity tracker features a sensitive GPS receiver that'll accurately record your mileage when your run or walk, so you can track your fitness goals and hit your marks when you're training for your next (or first) race. 

GPS tracking

Garmin vivosmart HR+

Thanks to built-in GPS, you'll always know how far you've run.

As a runner, I know that mileage is king — and there's no more convenient way to measure it than with GPS. Garmin's vivosmart HR+ activity tracker features a sensitive GPS receiver that'll accurately record your mileage when your run or walk, so you can track your fitness goals and hit your marks when you're training for your next (or first) race. 

Heart rate metrics

vivosmart HR+'s Elevate™ technology measures heart rate at the wrist, so you won't need a heart rate strap on your chest. This versatile tracker meaures calories burned and the distance you've traveled, plus — thanks to a built-in barometric altimeter — it can even record the number of floors you've climbed.

Make your move to better health

Your tracker will adjust your goals each day so you make a smooth transition to a better, more active lifestyle. And when you need a prompt, vivosmart HR+ reminds you to get up and move after a period of inactivity. Once you've done so, the timer resets and starts tracking your inactivity again.

Integrates with your smartphone

vivosmart HR+ pairs with your smartphone transfer data automatically to the Garmin Connect™ app so you can track your progress, join online challenges, earn virtual badges, or just compare notes with family and friends. And the smart notifications feature will alert you with a gentle vibration when you receive a text, email, or phone call.

Touchscreen display

The cool integrated screen also displays the information — just touch and swipe the screen if you want to read more. You can also control select music players on your smartphone, or even take charge of a Garmin VIRB action camera when you're recording an epic adventure.

Product Highlights:

  • midnight blue activity tracker wristband (regular size)
  • built-in GPS receiver records distance
  • built-in heart rate monitor with heart rate based calorie computation
  • touchscreen display (1.0" x 0.42")
  • smart notifications of texts, emails, and phone calls from paired Bluetooth devices
  • measures steps, stairs climbed, activity intensity, calories, and distance
  • music control of select smartphone music players
  • VIRB® control
  • wirelessly syncs with Garmin Connect online community
  • inactivity alert
  • band size: 136-192 mm, 5-3/8"-7-3/8" (regular)
  • rechargeable lithium battery, up to 5 days between charges
  • water rating of 5 ATM
  • weight: 31 gm (regular)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • vívosmart HR+ personal fitness device (midnight blue/bolt blue)
  • 22" Charging/data cable (Type A USB)
  • Quick Start Manual
  • Important Safety and Product Information

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Overview: The Garmin vívosmart HR+ is a water-resistant activity tracker with GPS, and a built-in heart rate monitor that helps you reach your personalized daily goals. The slender, lightweight device is worn on the wrist, and displays your steps, calories burned, distances traveled, heart rate, floors climbed, and activity intensity. It also alerts you when it's time to move, or when you receive an email, text, a call on your smartphone or a social media alert. It can even monitor your sleep. This regular-sized vívosmart HR+ weighs just over an ounce, and has an adjustable wrist band that fits a wrist circumference between 5.4" to 7.6". An extra-large size is also available for those with a wrist circumference of 7.1" to 8.8".

Elevate: The vívosmart HR+ is equipped with Elevate wrist heart rate technology. The heart rate monitor is located on the bottom of the activity tracker and continuously measures your heart rate at the wrist. There is no need to wear a separate heart rate strap. The vívosmart HR+ can be used as a heart rate strap on your wrist when paired with other compatible Garmin devices.

GPS: The vívosmart HR+ is equipped with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that enables you to get accurate distance and pace statistics, as well as a map of your outdoor activities. when you take your device outside in an open area, it will locate satellite signals within 30 to 60 seconds.

Garmin Connect: The vívosmart HR+ has built-in Bluetooth Smart technology so you can automatically pair it to your smartphone or mobile device. With the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone or computer, you can keep track of your activities, your daily goals, the calories you've burned, and help motivate you to keep active. You can also share your activities and goals with your friends on social media. The vívosmart HR+ settings are configured on Garmin Connect, including Time Format (12-hour or 24-hour), Measurement Units (miles or kilometers), Visible Screens, and Auto Goal. Garmin Connect for your home computer is compatible with Windows Vista SP2 and newer and Mac OS 10.8 or higher. Garmin Connect Mobile works with Bluetooth 4.0-enabled devices running Android 4.0 or higher, iOS 8.0 and above, or Windows 10 Mobile and above. Click here for a list of compatible Apple, Android, or Windows phones.

Activities: The Garmin vívosmart HR+ keeps track of your activity level throughout the day and displays the results on the 1.0" x 0.42" (160 x 68 pixels) touchscreen display. Additional sensors, such as a bike speed sensor, can be paired to the device. You can swipe the touchscreen display left or right to see what activities are available. Some of the activities and display screens include:

  • Time/Date: Displays the current time, day, and date (can be set manually, or automatically when it syncs up to your mobile device)
  • Activity Tracking: Provides a count of your daily step count, floors climbed, distance traveled, calories, and intensity minutes. The move bar displays the amount of time you are inactive.
  • Goals: Displays your progress toward your activity goals. It learns and proposes a new step goal for you each day. Goals can be customized for daily steps, daily floors climbed, and weekly intensity minutes using your Garmin Connect account.
  • Heart Rate: Shows your current heart rate and 7-day average resting heart rate in beats per minute (BPM).
  • Notifications: The number of new texts, emails, social network updates, and phone calls received from the paired mobile device.
  • VIRB: Remote controls for a paired VIRB action camera.
  • Music Controls: Music controls for the music player on a paired mobile device.

Move IQ: The vívosmart HR+'s Move IQ feature automatically detects activity patterns, such as biking, swimming, walking, or running, for at least 10 minutes. This eliminates the need to start or stop the activity timer each time you begin a new activity. You can view the event type and duration on the Garmin Connect timeline, but they do not appear in your activities list, snapshots, or newsfeed.

History: The device can store up to 14 days of activity data (daily steps, calories burned, sleep statistics), heart rate monitoring data, and up to 7 timed activities. Data storage capability depends upon how often you upload the data to your computer.

Water Resistance: The vívosmart HR+ has a water resistance rating of 5 ATM, which means it can withstand pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters (164 feet). Not only can you wear the device in the rain and wet weather, you can even shower or swim with it. The device also has a wide operating temperature range of 14°F to 140°F.

Battery: The vívosmart HR+ is powered by a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery with a battery life of up to 5 days, or up to 8 hours in GPS mode. A 22" charging/data cable is included with the device.

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I have used Garmin fitness trackers in the past and liked their features and interface. The fact that they are waterproof is a huge selling point for me because I don't want to be having to constantly remove my watch. [ Kerry  Sep 27, 2017 ]
she wanted to keep track of her work out [ esequiel  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Garmin is a trusted name. Unit has GPS Heart Rate and is waterproof and display shows all the time [ D  Nov 21, 2016 ]
I have been looking at the devices and this looked like what I had been searching for... [ DAVID  Sep 20, 2018 ]
Best Seller and good reviews [ K  May 03, 2017 ]
Gift request. [ Sylvia  Dec 09, 2016 ]
Currently use a basic vivofit..wanted something that has gps tracking to ensure better accuracy [ Judith  Nov 28, 2016 ]
It has a regular watch band type closure. I've had a Fitbit fall off in the past. [ Deborah  Nov 25, 2016 ]