Classic timepiece or wearable?
We're thoroughly impressed with the amount of daily activities Garmin's featherweight wearables can detect unobtrusively from our wrists, but sometimes, we miss classic leather bands and analog displays. With the growing availability of small touchscreen computers that can be worn at the wrist, seeing simple timepieces, even at the office, is becoming a rarity. The forward-marching tech pioneers at Garmin recognize this and created the Garmin Vivomove Activity Tracker for the nostalgic among us who can still benefit from activity tracking throughout the day.
Slim and light, the Vivomove looks like a simple analog watch at first glance, with activity tracking features subtly integrated into its face so that they're easily visible if you're looking but not overtly noticeable at a passing glance. The Vivomove quietly counts steps throughout the day, monitoring how much you've moved with a red bar on the right side of the display. It gently reminds you when you've been sitting too long, and provides the option to track your sleep if you're having trouble getting the right amount of shut-eye.
The Vivomove won't inundate you with excessive stats and data during your day, but it will automatically upload to Garmin Connect several times throughout the day so that you have access to your daily activities and can keep an eye on your weekly or monthly progress. Unlike complicated fitness watches, the Vivomove doesn't require frequent recharging and a host of cables; its coin cell battery has a lifespan of around a year, so you can make the watch an everyday part of your wardrobe without feeling like you're tethered yet another electronic device.
- A slim, classic watch with activity tracking capabilities
- Traditional analog design for everyday use
- Wirelessly connects to Garmin Connect throughout the day
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This watch is so cute in person. I have used for the past few days and its amazing. You can track your steps and movement activity by using the Garmin app. I went running and it was able to track my calories burned and distance. The GPS can't map your route but it does give distance of active running at the end of the run. I like this watch because its discrete enough that is looks like a standard watch. I would recommend this for anyone who looking to buy their first Garmin watch.