You need to know that each device does different things so I have included a table at the end to show you this. You also need to know that while I may recommend Microsoft’s amazing Band 2, the Garmin product — especially the vivoactive HR — is also highly recommended. It almost comes down to personal choice.
The software has been updated and includes running metrics and Garmin Move IQ auto activity detection. The Garmin Elevate wrist heart-rate technology provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring. It also tracks steps, distance, calories, floors climbed and activity intensity. It features an always-on, sunlight-readable display and water rating of 5 ATM, so it’s swim and shower safe.
“With a compelling combination of GPS, wrist-based heart rate, long battery life and water resistance, the vívosmart HR+ was designed to keep up with users’ active lifestyles,” said Adam Howarth, general manager, Garmin Australasia. “Wherever your day takes you, the vívosmart HR+ is made to help motivate and track all your active moments.”
The vívosmart HR has the usual smart notifications, including incoming calls, texts, emails, social, calendar reminders, and other notifications from compatible smartphones. Users can control music on their smartphones and find their phone when they’ve misplaced it.
The vívosmart HR+ has up to five days’ battery life in watch/activity tracking mode (with 24/7 heart rate monitoring, no GPS) or up to eight hours continuous GPS use.
The rrice is $349. It is available in regular size black/shark fin grey, imperial purple/kona purple and midnight blue/bolt blue; as well an extra-large black/shark fin grey band.
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