Garmin vivosmart HR An activity tracker with wrist-based heart rate and smart notifications

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Garmin Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd., introduces the new vívosmart HR, a touchscreen activity tracker with Garmin wrist based heart rate technology called, Elevate wrist heart rate and a comprehensive range of smart notification capabilities. The vívosmart HR features a large sunlight readable display that remains switched on and in addition to heart rate monitoring, the vívosmart HR counts floors climbed and measures activity intensity. Users can receive text, calls, email, calendar and social media alerts, control music and more when paired with a compatible smartphone.

“This is the first activity tracker from Garmin with Elevate wrist heart rate technology that monitors your heart rate, offering more feedback on your daily activity, calories burned, workouts and sleep,” said Walter Mech, MD at Garmin Sub Saharan Africa. “Thanks to the vívosmart HR’s high-resolution display which remains on throughout the day, you can review your progress against your fitness and stay connected with smart notifications while you are on the go.”

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The vívosmart HR’s sleek band is lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear and with up to five days battery life, a 5 ATM (50 meter) water rating, users rarely have to remove the device.

The vívosmart HR tracks steps, calories, approximate distance, heart rate and displaying the time of day, but more than that, it gives users credit for going the extra mile, thanks to an integrated barometric altimeter. The vívosmart HR measures activity intensity through Intensity Minutes so users can monitor their progress against weekly aerobic activity goals recommended by leading health organisations like the World Health Organisation.

Like its predecessors, the vívosmart HR reminds users when they have been sitting too long, learns their current activity level and creates a customised daily step goal, motivating them to develop healthy habits and stay active throughout the day. Users can also manually set floors climbed and activity intensity goals. The vívosmart HR is available in black, purple and grey and is sold at the suggested retail price of R 3 899.00.