Meet the Garmin ‘vivomove HR’ touchscreen hybrid smartwatch

Garmin vivomove HR

What: Garmin vivomove HR

When: September 2017

How Much: AU$299 – Sport version (Black or Rose Gold) AU$449 – Premium version (Black/Silver or Gold)

Highlighted Features: hybrid design – analogue hands with touch screen display, Elevate wrist-based heart rate, smart notifications, water resistant, Up to 5 day battery life in smart mode and 2 weeks in watch mode, vibration alerts, music control, find my phone.

Fitness Features: VO2 max, fitness age, stress tracker, pre-loaded profiles for walking, running, cardio and strength training, step count, intensity minutes, sleep, stairs + more.


Nate Says: The key word here is hybrid and I love it! Whilst bands still have a place in the market, The vivomove HR marks the future of tracking. This is a perfect example of a wearable that offers all-day – all-occasion use thanks to a sophisticated design with smart features and a broader range fitness features than just steps. Garmin have made this watch hard not to own.

Beauty meets brains with vívomove HR, the first touchscreen hybrid smartwatch from Garmin

Garmin vivomove HR

1 September 2017, Region: SYDNEY, Australia, News piece and images courtesy of Garmin Australasia

Garmin Australia today announced the vívomove HR , a hybrid smartwatch with activity tracking, Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate¹ , smart notifications and a touchscreen display. Precision hands show the time and dynamically move out of the way for easy viewing of messages, heart rate and more.

A master of subtlety, the smart display only appears when the user turns their wrist. Style-obsessed, rejoice: The vívomove HR combines the latest and greatest Garmin connectivity, fitness and wellness monitoring features with an elegant, classic design.

The vívomove HR is one of the many new wearables from Garmin being launched in conjunction with IFA in Berlin, Germany, September 1-6.

“When we first introduced the vívomove last year, it was geared towards customers who wanted a beautiful timepiece first and activity tracking functions second,” said Adam Howarth, General Manager Garmin Australasia. “With the new vívomoveHR, not only is the design as elegant as ever, the wearable technology is cutting edge. We’re the first on the market to offer a hybrid smart watch with both wrist-based heart rate and a digital touch screen display. And you get all of that without losing the classic, timeless look of an analogue watch.”

We’re the first on the market to offer a hybrid smart watch with both wrist-based heart rate and a digital touch screen display. And you get all of that without losing the classic, timeless look of an analogue watch.”

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Garmin vivomove HRWith its simple yet sophisticated design, the vívomove HR is versatile enough to be worn with jeans, a suit and everything in between and is available in two versions: the sleek vívomove HR Sport and the more upscale vívomove HR Premium with leather straps and full steel body. With leather and silicone strap options and a choice of fashionable case finishes including black, rose gold-tone, stainless steel and gold-tone, the vívomove HR fits a variety of personal styles. It’s swim and shower safe² and has a battery life³ of up to 5 days in smart mode and up to 2 weeks in watch mode.

Stay Connected

Stay connected throughout the day with vibration alerts for emails, texts, calls, app alerts, social media updates and more from a compatible smartphone4 . Users will also benefit from the ability to control music on their smartphone from the vívomove HR and send an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone.

Garmin Vivomove HRFitness Focused

The vívomove HR features helpful fitness monitoring tools including VO2 max and fitness age which provide users with valuable data to monitor changes in their fitness level. Increased activity – like taking the stairs instead of the elevator – will improve these numbers over time. Rough day at the office? The all-day stress tracking feature not only displays current stress levels by measuring HRV (heart rate variability), it also offers a Four-Fold Breath relaxation timer to promote on the spot stress relief. Customers can view a longer timeline of stress levels on Garmin ConnectT M providing them with the opportunity to identify patterns and make lifestyle changes to avoid or better cope with stress-inducing situations.

Throughout the day, the vívomove HR automatically syncs with the Garmin Connect mobile app to save stats for easy access later. In Garmin Connect, a free online community, users can see data like workouts, strength training activities, stress levels and sleep patterns displayed on detailed graphs right from a compatible smartphone or desktop computer.

Garmin vivomove HRWho is the vivomove HR for?

Perfect for customers who enjoy a variety of activities, the vívomove comes preloaded with profiles for walking, running, cardio and strength training. And thanks to Garmin Move IQ TM , users can set up the device to automatically start and stop a timed walk or run activity. The vívomove HR also counts steps, intensity minutes, sleep, stairs climbed and more, and reminds users when they have been still for too long.

Price $

The vívomove HR will have a recommended retail price of AU$299 for the Sport version (Black or Rose Gold) and AU$449 for the Premium version (Black/Silver or Gold). To see what the vívomove HR has to offer, check out this feature benefit video . To learn more, visit .

Garmin vivomove HR

The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a Garmin product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit , and .

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