Garmin, a company previously known for its GPS-enabled devices, introduced its new device Vivosmart, which combines the features of a fitness tracker and a smartwatch. Garmin Vivosmart, when paired to a compatible smartphone, displays smart notifications on its OLED screen and gives vibration alerts. The device can do all the activities renowned with a fitness tracker such as count calories burned, steps taken, distance travelled, and sleep hours.
Design and Display
Garmin Vivosmart looks more like a designer wristband than a fitness tracker. The sleek, smooth look of the device talks about its quality. A metal clasp is present at the end to keep the device attached to the wrist. The smooth rubber wristband is available in two sizes and six different colours, including berry, blue, black, slate, purple, and green. The small touchscreen OLED display shows time, SMS and email notifications, and common activity metrics. The screen has a resolution of 128 X 16 pixels only.
Performance and Battery
Garmin Vivosmart uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that has a battery life of up to 7 days on a single charge, according to the manufacturer. It has a waterproof rating of 5 ATM, which means that the activity tracker can withstand pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters. The band also has a vibration alert that alerts the user if they have been sitting still for a long time or when they receive an email or SMS. Device settings are controlled through the Garmin Connect app, which allows the user to adjust brightness, set the home screen, adjust left or right hand orientation. With automatic sync, you can easily transfer your activity data to your computer for review. The users are required to share some personal data such as gender, height, weight, and normal sleep hours on the Garmin Connect app. Based on this data the device suggests activity and calorie intake goals. Sleep monitoring is also available. The device monitors your sleep hours and night movements, but it does not feature a smart alarm and sleep patterns monitor.