Are you much more than "just" a runner? If your workout routine includes biking, sports, hiking, and even swimming, the Garmin vivosmart HR+ is an activity tracker you will want to check out. This small yet mighty sports watch will monitor all of your daily physical activity, and can even provide sleep data, truly helping you gain an overall insight into your health and wellness. Keep reading this wear-tested, in-depth review to see if this watch is right for your workout needs.
The fall asleep and wake up times of this device are accurate, even when compared to other trackers that monitor sleep. Where it differs is the type of sleep you are getting. This, compared to other trackers, differed greatly, but it is important to keep in mind they all differed from each other. This can be chalked up to differences in sensors and algorithms. During the run function, the most noticeable downfall in accuracy involves distance. The device determines distance based on average stride length, and when running at a normal pace, it is usually accurate. However, because it generalizes your stride length, stark differences in pace (much slower or much faster than normal) have been found to cause the distance to be off by 20% to 30%.
The vivosmart HR+ is also equipped with MoveIQ, which allows the watch to differentiate between physical activities. So, if your training involves both cycling and running in a single workout, there is no need to stop to change the setting on your watch- it will do it automatically!
- Tracks 7 activities
- 14 days of data stored
- Connects easily to Bluetooth
- Automatically switches between activities
- Lightweight and durable
- Compatible with Garmin Connect and MyFitnessPal