Garmin’s Vivosmart Packs Smartwatch Features Into a Fitness Band

Garmin Vivosmart

Fitness trackers like the Jawbone Up, Nike Fuelband, and Garmin Vivofit are typically smaller, more minimalist than their smartwatch cousins, but their features are limited too. Garmin’s latest wearable, the Vivosmart, combines these two worlds with a fitness tracker design and robust smartwatch-like features. Garmin introduced its first general purpose wearable, the Vivofit activity tracker, last year. It could track your steps, heartrate (with a separate heartrate monitor), calories burned, and share the time and date. It also gave you subtle visual reminders to get off your butt and get moving after more than an hour of sitting. The Vivosmart can do all of these things too, but it also delivers vibration alerts for calls, texts, emails, and calendar events when paired with a smartphone. It’ll even preview of the notifications on its display.

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