Garmin Vivosmart review

garmin 2The Garmin Vivosmart is a cool fitness tracker with a bunch of nifty features to keep you on track in your daily fitness program.

The Vivosmart is smart enough to learn your normal activity levels and set gradual, realistic goals for you within your range, unlike many pedometers that require manual goal setting.

It tailors your activity goals to a realistic level, so no matter if you’re an athlete into regular training, or a fitness wannabe terrified of the treadmill, you’re covered.

And the band housing the device is water resistant to rain, sweat and shower water. and it offers detailed calorie tracking to compare calories consumed to total calories burned.

Water rating of 5 ATM
The durable rubberized band that houses the actual device and is water resistant with a water rating of 5 ATM, so you can wear Vivosmart in the shower, while swimming, walking or running in the rain and seating.

Smart Notifications
Several Smart Notifications are built in and the invisible display comes to life with gentle vibration alerts from your smartphone notifying you of calls, texts, emails, meetings or if it’s time to get off your duff and walk.

The Vivosmart display is easy to read. With improved sensor compatibility,  you to get even more out of your Vivosmart. like being paired with a heart rate monitor, bike speed sensor or VIRB Elite action camera2. The Vivosmart automatically syncs with your mobile devices at strategic times during the day, including when you meet a personal goal.

Extended battery life
Battery life is 168 hours unlike other smart pedometer bracelets that usually need a recharge in less than a week.

With Garmin Connect, you can indulge your competitiveness and meet online challenges from other Vívosmart users or start your own competition with friends to compete for virtual badges and bragging rights.

Cool color choices
Garmin band colors






Vivosmart features

  • Tap to See Stats – invisible display comes to life when you get notifications
    Displays steps, distance traveled, calories burned, time of day and more
    Smart notifications – invisible display comes alive with gentle vibration alerts for calls, texts and emails from your smartphone
    Easy touch and swipe operation
    Inactivity alert reminds you to get off your duff and move
    Auto goals keeps you challenged
    Automatic syncs of your data to the Garmin Connect™ online fitness community
    Automatically syncs with your connected Bluetooth mobile device at strategic times throughout the day
    24/7 wearability follows your progress 24/7
    7-day wearing period before the battery needs a charge
    Built-in alarm clock with sleep mode monitors your rest
    Personal goal monitoring – learns your current activity level and assigns a daily goal, adjusting it as you meet your fitness milestones
  • Connectibility- automatically syncs with your connected Bluetooth mobile device
    Can be paired with Vívosmart bike speed sensors
    Available in 2 band sizes — small (5.0-6.8”/127-172 mm) & large (6.1-8.7”/155-221 mm)


  • Weight .6 ounces
    Battery required – 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
    Display size – 1 inch
    Battery life 168 hours

The Garmin Vivosmart makes it easy to get into and stay in shape. Is it time for you to sign up? Check the selections below.

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