Garmin Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd., introduces the new vívosmart HR, which is a very slick looking, minimal design, touchscreen activity tracker with @GarminSA wrist based heart rate technology called, Elevate wrist heart rate  This technology consists out of a comprehensive range of smart notification capabilities. We like that the vívosmart HR has a large sunlight readable display that remains switched on and in addition to heart rate monitoring, the vívosmart HR counts floors climbed and measures the all important activity intensity.   What else can you look forward to?  Well, if you like receiving texts, calls, emails, calendar and social media alerts, control music and more when paired with a compatible smartphone, this one is for you.  No device limitations here.

I love the new display and slick look, I would have loved to see it in a nice girly colour as well.

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.

Other features include:

  • The vívosmart HR tracks steps, calories, approximate distance,
  • Measures heart rate
  • Displays the time of day
  • Pats you on the back and gives you 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.
  • You will also be reminded when you have been sitting too long, learns your current activity level and creates a customised daily step goal, motivating you to develop healthy habits and stay active throughout the day.
  •  You can manually set floors climbed and activity intensity goals.
  • The vívosmart HR is available in black, purple and grey.

And cost?  Pinch your eyes closed and pay retail price of R 3 899.00.  Fairly decent for this type of device and totally would!