Singapore, 25 September 2017 — Garmin Singapore today announced the vívosportTM, the smart activity tracker1 with ElevateTM 24/7 wrist-based heart rate and GPS to accurately track every walk, run and ride. With an always-on Garmin ChromaTM colour touchscreen display and new built-in sports apps for everything from strength training to cycling and cardio, the vívosport is optimized for both indoor and outdoor workouts. Smart notifications keep users connected as they jump from one activity to the next, and fitness and wellness monitoring tools provide valuable information like fitness age and stress level. Safe for swimming and showering2 and featuring a battery life3 of up to seven days in smartwatch mode and eight hours in GPS mode, this ultra-slim tracker is built for life on the go. The vívosport was one of the many new wearables from Garmin that were launched in conjunction with IFA in Berlin, Germany held from September 1 to 6.
“We realise that many fitness enthusiasts prefer to work out with a slim fitness band and is not willing to compromise on the fitness and connectivity features typically found on smartwatches,” said Mr. Engelhard (Al) Sundoro, Managing Director, Garmin South Asia. “With vívosport, you get the best of a smart activity tracker and a sports watch in an ultra-slim, ultra-sleek design.”
Monitor your fitness and wellness daily with fitness monitoring tool and stress tracking
The vívosport features helpful fitness monitoring tools including VO2 max and fitness age which provide users with valuable data to monitor changes in their fitness level. Increased activity – like walking the dog or training for a 10K – will improve these numbers over time. The vívosport also includes all-day stress tracking by measuring users’ HRV (heart rate variability). The ability to view both current stress levels at the wrist and a longer timetable of stress on Garmin ConnectTM allows customers to identify patterns and consider making lifestyle changes to avoid or better cope with stress-inducing situations. A Four-Fold Breath relaxation timer further helps users balance stress and rest.
Enjoy the freedom to exercise indoors or outdoors with built-in GPS
vívosport gives you the freedom to choose to do your workouts indoors or outdoors with the preloaded activity profiles. With built-in GPS, you take your activities outside - during a run, walk or ride outdoors, vívosport is able to track distance, time and speed or pace and even map it out for you on Garmin Connect. vívosport is perfect for an after work run, conquering a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, or counting your reps and sets of your gym routine with automatic rep counting. Thanks to Garmin Move IQTM, the vívosport automatically classifies multiple activities, making it even easier for users to get credit for their workouts.
Effortlessly control music, receive notifications and track your activity in real-time
Stay connected on the move with vibration alerts for emails, texts, calls, calendar reminders, app alerts, social media updates and more from a compatible smartphone4. Users will also benefit from the ability to control music on their smartphone from the vívosport, send an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone, and control a Garmin VIRB camera (sold separately).
Give loved ones a peace of mind during outdoor workouts with LiveTrack4, a feature that tracks activity and location in real-time. Designated individuals will receive invitations via email, Facebook or Twitter with a link to a webpage that includes the position of the connected vívosport device.
Share and compete with fellow fitness enthusiasts in Garmin Online Community
Throughout the day, the vívosport automatically syncs with the Garmin ConnectTM mobile app to save stats for easy access later. In Garmin Connect, a free online community, users can see their workouts, strength training activities, stress levels and sleep patterns displayed on detailed graphs. View outdoor workouts on detailed maps, compete in weekly challenges and connect with other fitness enthusiasts, right from a compatible smartphone or desktop computer.
Pricing and availability
The ultimate companion for both indoor and outdoor activities, the vívosport features a sunlight-readable always-on, Garmin Chroma colour touchscreen display and ultra-slim, sporty band available in black/slate (regular and large), black/fuchsia (regular only) and black/limelight (large only). The vívosport has a suggested retail price of SGD 299 and can be purchased from Best Denki, Challenger, Harvey Norman and Courts stores and authorised resellers from 7 October 2017.
The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a Garmin product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.
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1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy
2 See Garmin.com/waterrating
3 Under typical use; battery life may vary depending on selected performance mode and usage
4 When paired with a compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble
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