When one talks about Garmin, most of the time it would be GPS navigation devices that rise to the forefront of the conversation. Apparently, Garmin has learned to diversify their product range, and this has led to the announcement of the vívosmart. The Garmin vívosmart happens to be a stylish activity tracker that will deliver smart notifications, letting you keep tabs on your health and wellness goals. You will be alerted of incoming calls, text messages, calendar reminders, emails and more through a vibration alert, and across a period of time, vívosmart will be able to figure out users’ current activity levels, helping coax them to lead a more active lifestyle using personalized daily goals.
Being a digital nag, it will also be able to remind wearers on getting up from their idle and relaxing time and sweat it out. Thanks to its easy-to-operate touchscreen, one will be able to view the current time of day, steps, distance, calories, move bar, and goal countdown, among others.
The Garmin vívosmart arrives with a lightweight curved band with a 5 ATM water rating, alongside a 7 day battery life, which means you do not really have to charge it up all that often. The hidden OLED display ensures it looks discreet on your wrist, coming to life only when it needs to display incoming notifications. Those who are interested can pick up the Garmin vívosmart in berry, purple, blue, black, and slate colors, ranging from $169.99 to $199.99 a pop. Could this be one of the “soldiers” in advancing the popularity of activity trackers over that of a smartwatch? [Press Release]