Garmin is on a bit of tear lately with product announcements. After announcing the golf-specific Approach X40 activity tracker band, vívomove smart analogue watch and Forerunner 735XT, it today announced the Garmin vívosmart HR+ fitness band. It improves upon the original vívosmart HR by adding GPS as well as additional running data and automatic activity detection.
“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 Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Wherever your day takes you the vívosmart HR+ is made to help motivate and track all your active moments.”
The addition of GPS will enable the vívosmart HR+ to more accurately track distances, time and pace. Combined with Garmin’s Move IQ auto activity detection, it will also allow it to provide a greater breadth of data. New features include personal records, virtual pacer, Auto Pause, Auto Lap and walk/run mode.
Like other recent Garmin devices, the vívosmart HR+ automatically syncs with the Garmin Connect Mobile app and portal where you can review your progress against various goals, join a variety of online challenges and receive personalized Garmin Connect suggestions and tips. It also sends notifications back to the fitness band.
The Garmin vívosmart HR+ is now shipping in the U.S. It sells for US$219.99 and is available in regular size in three colours (black/shark fin gray, imperial purple/kona purple and midnight blue/bolt blue) and in extra-large in black/shark fin gray.
Source : Garmin