Garmin Vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch Review

More than just a watch the Garmin vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch is part of the new generation of smart watches available in the market that put fitness on the top of the priority list, but keeps your life in mind. With access to your phone and its own range of features and functions, this smart watch keeps up with you like none before it. Unique features, customization and connectivity make this watch stand out in the crowd of similar products.

Keeps you connected

Before we get into the extensive fitness features, Garmin did not leave us hanging with a strict fitness device. Get a full range of app notifications from your smart watch fresh out of the box. Never miss a text, unless you want to because the notification will stop and store shortly. Check weather, traffic or even stocks with access from your wrist.

What activities does it track?

When you open the package the watch comes with the fully installed fitness app that elevates this watch above and beyond its competitors. With GPS, wrist heart rate monitoring and water resistance to 50 meters, the watch tracks walking, running, cycling, swimming and your golf game. Whether you walk, run or cycle inside or out, Garmin has no problem tracking and recording your progress.

Sleek Design

Garmin’s smart watch comes in a super slim design with and wide face for over an inch wide screen. Every watch comes with free watch face to customize your watch. A wide band secures the watch, which comes in an extra-large option for larger wrist circumferences. The imbedded heart rate monitor means you can ditch the chest strap to fully monitor your workouts for the hour, week or year!


  • Built in fitness app runs without connection to smart phone
  • Lithium battery hold up to 8 days of charge or over hours of GPS tracking
  • Extensive tracking
  • Phone connectivity with a range of notification settings using Bluetooth technologies
  • Water resistance
  • GPS tracking in real time


  • Higher end of the price scale
  • Wide, square face


What it boils down to is Garmin vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch comes in at the high end of the price scale, but you get what you pay for and it definitely worth the investment. For the busy active person, this smart watch is a dream that can be made reality, finally. For those serious about fitness, Garmin has more value than you would expect from similar products.