If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you will know that I’ve been reviewing activity trackers for quite some time. I’ve not had the pleasure of reviewing a Garmin activity tracker before, but I’m a big fan of their running watches.
Turns out – their activity trackers are just as good!
The vivosport is a multisport activity tracker – meaning it doesn’t just do steps, but you can select which workout you’re doing (from running and cycling to weight lifting and circuits), and tracks your heart rate, steps, distance and even reps, indoor or outdoor.
The activity tracker also continuously monitors your heart rate, so there’s no waiting around – and it also does all-day stress tracking, to help you stay in touch with your body’s response to potential stressors (quite handy to look back on your day at work!)
It connects to your smartphone via bluetooth and syncs really quickly – and the great news: it doesn’t drain your phone battery!!
Specs-wise, the vivosport has a full colour screen (Garmin Chroma Display™) and is nice and slim so it doesn’t bang on things! The battery life is up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; 8 hours in GPS mode.
You can also link it up to smart notifications, meaning you can see what your messages say without having to get your phone out of your pocket.
It did wake me up a couple of times during the night, but that was before I found the night mode (sorry Dom!) and I’ve found the GPS does take a while to find you (but to be honest, this is no worse than on other products!!)
Would I recommend this activity tracker? Yes. Would I recommend it at the RRP (£169.99)? Honestly, no. If you’re looking to get an activity tracker, then this one really is great, however, I would keep my eyes on the sales!