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  • GPS integration allows you to acquire satellites quickly to more accurately track how and where you jog or walk—even under tree cover
  • With Elevate wrist heart rate technology, you can monitor your heart rate all day and night—no chest strap required
  • Easy-to-use smart band tracks distance, pace and personal records; additional features include walk / run mode and virtual pacer
  • Move IQ feature allows you to automatically track your walking, running, biking, swimming and elliptical training throughout the day without needing to start a timed activity
  • Integrated barometric altimeter tracks your floors climbed so you get credit for that extra work
  • Pair with your smartphone for music; stay connected with smart notifications including email, text, social media alerts and more via vibration alerts so you don't miss a beat
  • Learns your activity level and proposes a personalized daily step goal
  • Manually set goals for floors climbed and intensity minutes through the Garmin Connect website and receive meaningful digital insights such as daily motivation and health tips
  • Connect with the MyFitnessPal app for calorie consumption and nutritional information


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Best Use Fitness
GPS/Satellite Detectable Yes
Tracks Steps Yes
Pedometer Type Digital 3-axis Accelerometer
Tracks Calories Burned Yes
Sleep Tracking Yes
HRM Included/Integrated Yes
Heart Rate Sensor Type Wrist-based
Average Heart Rate Yes
Water-Resistant Depth 50 meters
Altimeter Pressure-based
Stopwatch Yes
Time Display Yes
Illumination Backlight
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Average Battery Life Up to 5 days
Display Size 1 x 0.42 inches
Data Exchange Bluetooth
Smart Device Notifications Yes
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I looked at a lot of activity trackers before settling on this one. Why? 1.It's waterproof 2. the battery life is long and charging is fast 3. it has gps 4. it shows the time, date and day of the week 5. the price is reasonable compared to other trackers with similar features 6. it has a heart rate monitor. These are just the things that mattered to me; there are a lot more features such as weather display, telephone call notifications, and others. In sum, I am very happy with my purchase!!
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too long to sync with GPS Purchased a month ago and have had multiple Garmin watches. I primarily use the watch for tracking runs, indoor workouts and hiking/climbing. The GPS sync takes a long time to sync which is a problem on race days when you are waiting to "go" and it is still trying to sync. I tried syncing with plenty of time, but it dropped into "power saving mode" which makes me have to start the re-syncing cycle again if I don't catch it in time. The HR is inaccurate most of the time but does better at tracking when it is in activity mode. Sleep function in nice, but the watch is so bluky I have a hard time sleeping with it on. It is a handy watch but overall it takes too long to sync and is too bulky for my female wrist.
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great, but the iOS application is sketchy I had been using the Microsoft Band2, but it's battery dies after 3 hours. This Garmin unit lasts for at least 4 days, and it does everything (time, GPS, Heart Rate, connect with 3rd party apps, etc...). Everything works great on it, and it is fairly small and light. The only issue that I have had is the Garmin Connect Software for iOS. It sometimes loses the connection and hangs. I talked to tech support, and they said to leave the app on in the background of my phone, but it still disconnects daily. I have to uninstall the app then reinstall it almost every day. Kind of a pain.
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from good, but for me: Too cluttered, too fussy I wore the Garmin VivosmartHR+ side by side with the Fitbit and went withthe Fitbit. The Vivosmart was too wide for my wrist and didn't stay flat. The device has so many optins and screens that I found myself scrolling through multiple times to find the data I wanted. The contrast is lower than on the fitbit and the text is smaller font. So, while it provides much more information (e.g. weather, news updates, full text from messages) my 51 year old eyes can't read it. some of the applications would stop working mid run. Also, I ran 6.2 miles and it tracked 4,000 steps (which sounds like some long strides). An athlete that wants load of info, and needs waterproof, and does not need reading glasses, might love this. I did not.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works great but not very durable This tracker works great and functions well with the Garmin app. Sync with Android and my Garmin Edge 520 bike computer. I'm giving it only one star because after 2 1/2 months of use the band has failed at the screws that connect it to the tracker body. The band is supposed to be replaceable but replacements are anything but available.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Questionable - quality Upgraded from HR to HR+ for added benefits and more accurate mileage logging. First night out of the box, for some reason, there was no Heart rate tracking. However this started working on the second day and has work ever since. Having used this upgraded product every day for about 1.5 weeks I really liked it. However, the vibrate alert has stopped working yesterday. I really liked it for walk/run function and morning alarm. I have not done a factory reset, but will see if that corrects the issue, knowing electronics some times need to be reset. I have reached out to Garmin and I am waiting on a response. The GPS is great for accurate mileage tracking, I just don't think is should product should have failed so quickly.
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just OK This product does an outstanding job tracking steps while motivating me to surpass yesterday's goal. However, the GPS feature does not work on my device. I would have returned the product if I hadn't tried it a couple of times. In short - this is a great pedometer, but not worth the extra money for the GPS.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Funky little quirks I bought the vivosmart because of its ANT+ capabilities since my Forerunner didn't work with Zwift. Since it is slimmer and lighter than my Forerunner I thought I could wear it as an activity tracker day in and day out. Sadly, it's not that comfy after 5 or 6 hours and definitely not comfy to wear to bed. Loosen it and HR accuracy decreases. To work with Zwift it needs to "broadcast" heart rate but you can't use that feature AND track your workout on Garmin. I'm pondering returning it and upgrading to the new Sassy Garmin Fenix
Date published: 2017-02-17
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Does anyone know is this is compatible with Strava?

Asked by: H-man50
Actually, it does sync with Strava just like any other Garmin need to set up your Garmin Connect account and link Strava to that to that account (including mapping your run). I just bought the Garmin Vivosmart for my wife and it combines the functionality of her Garmin Forerunner 110 with her older garmin vivofit, plus it adds a built in heart rate monitor. So far, huge winner.
Answered by: DantheReviewerMan
Date published: 2016-11-29

Does it have a silent alarm? 

Asked by: KyleLukow
Yes.  I've set mine through Garmin Express software on my computer.  It does work.
Answered by: HeyRip
Date published: 2017-01-04

Can the vivosmart HR+ be viewed in low light? I originally purchased the vivoactive HR because it can pair to an external HR monitor, but it cannot be viewed in low light, which is extremely disappointing.

Asked by: kathymac65
If you tap the screen, it will brighten.  I discovered this my accident.
Answered by: HeyRip
Date published: 2017-04-15

Will this device track cycling?

Asked by: anyquist
This activity tracker does not have any specific cycling functions. That said, it will track speed and distance with the GPS functions. If you are looking for an activity tracker with bike specific functions and the ability to pair speed and cadence sensors, the Garmin Vivoactive GPS Multisport Heart Rate Monitor Watch might be a better choice.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13

Does the Garmin vivosmart HR+ include a sleep tracking feature?

Asked by: kci
Yes, the vivosmart HR+ has sleep monitoring (total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep) features.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-26

What is the clasp made of and does the clasp (not the band) appear to be replaceable? Buying for a friend who gets rash when exposed to metal.

Asked by: Justin Bourne
The clasp is made of stainless steel; Garmin does offer a replaceable clasp for this model.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-21

Does it track Distance

Asked by: Carl S
​Yes, this watch does measure distance.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-20

I also am a swimmer pool and open water. How does this keep track of your swimming? Distance and time? Time only? Distance only? I am not interested in laps.

Asked by: luvsahorsetoo
In open water the vivosmart HR+ will track distance and time. The GPS functions will not work in an indoor pool.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-22
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