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From play to pay: Garmin unveils vivosport, vivomove HR & vivoactive 3

Garmin announces vivosport, vivomove HR and vivoactive 3

Garmin has announced a new range of vivo products: vivosport – a smart activity tracker with Elevate 24/7 wrist-based heart rate and GPS to accurately track every walk, run and ride; vívomove HR – a hybrid smartwatch with activity tracking, Elevate wrist-based heart rate, smart notifications and a touchscreen display; and vívoactive 3 – a GPS smartwatch with ElevateTM wrist-based heart rate and over 15 built-in indoor and outdoor sports apps.

With an always-on Garmin Chroma colour touchscreen display and new built-in sports apps for everything from strength training to cycling and cardio, the vi?vosport is optimized for both indoor and outdoor workouts. Smart notifications keep users connected as they jump from one activity to the next, and fitness and wellness monitoring tools provide information like fitness age and stress level.

Safe for swimming and showering and featuring a battery life of up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and 8 hours in GPS mode, the vi?vosport is one of the many new wearables from Garmin being launched in conjunction with IFA in Berlin, Germany, on 1-6 September.

“We realize that many customers prefer to work out with a slim fitness band but don’t want to compromise on the fitness and connectivity features typically found on smartwatches,” said Andrew Silver, Garmin EMEA Product Manager. “With vi?vosport, you get the best of a smart activity tracker and a sports watch in an ultra-slim, ultra-sleek design.”

The vi?vosport features fitness monitoring tools including VO2 max and fitness age, which provide users with data to monitor changes in their fitness level. Increased activity – like walking the dog or training for a 5K – will improve these numbers over time. The vi?vosport also includes all-day stress tracking by measuring users’ HRV (heart rate variability).

The ability to view both current stress levels at the wrist and a longer timetable of stress on Garmin Connect allows customers to identify patterns and consider making lifestyle changes to avoid or better cope with stress-inducing situations. A Four-Fold Breath relaxation timer further helps users balance stress and rest.

vivomove HR
vi?vomove HR is a hybrid smartwatch with activity tracking, Elevate wrist-based heart rate, smart notifications and a touchscreen display. Precision hands show the time and dynamically move out of the way for viewing of messages, heart rate and more. Billed as ‘a master of subtlety, the smart display only appears when the user turns their wrist.

“When we first introduced the vi?vomove last year, it was geared towards customers who wanted a beautiful timepiece first and activity tracking functions second,” said Garmin’s Andrew Silver. “With the new vi?vomove HR, 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 smartwatch with both wrist-based heart rate and a digital touchscreen display. And you get all of that without losing the classic, timeless look of an analogue watch.”

vivoactive 3
vi?voactive 3 is a GPS smartwatch with Elevatewrist-based heart rate and over 15 built-in indoor and outdoor sports apps to keep up with a varied active lifestyle. vi?voactive 3 is also Garmin’s first wearable that is GarminPay ready, so customers can now pay for purchases with their watch.

Coupled with thousands of watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps available to download for free from the Garmin Connect IQ store, users can customize the vi?voactive 3, making it the ‘perfect accessory for playing and paying’.

“vi?voactive 3 is perfect for anyone who is out and about being active, whether you run, swim or go to the gym you can enjoy all your activities and with built-in GPS can feel confident everything is recorded without the need of your phone,” said Andrew Silver.

He continued, “If you fancy a change of style or want your vi?voactive 3 to do something different, you can download a new app or watch face from our established app store, Connect IQ. Plus, a first for Garmin, vi?voactive 3 is GarminPay ready; with compatible banks it allows you to not only leave your phone, but now your wallet at home and you can still grab that post-workout drink right from your wrist.”

Garmin Pay, enabled by FitPay, supports Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards from major issuing banks, with more being added every day. Adding these cards into their Garmin Pay wallet ‘gives users the same rewards and benefits of the physical cards, with the convenience of having them right on the wrist.’




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