"Garmin smartwatch gets heart-rate powers"
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Garmin smartwatch gets heart-rate powers
Garmin has added an optical heart rate tracker to its Smartwatch.
This is the VIVOACTIVE HR.
It's got some other new features too.
Let's take a look.
So if I spin this around, the first thing you can Under the glowing green light is the optical heart rate sensor so that's going to give you a better idea hopefully, of exactly how hard you're working when you're exercising.
There are some other new features as well.
So, for example, this watch can now track how many floors you've climbed and it will also keep track of intense periods of activity.
Other than that, you get pretty standard smart watch features so you get things like, notifications.
Calls, calendar alerts coming into the watch so you don't have to keep checking your phone.
Now one thing I want to point out is this screen.
Garmin uses quite an interesting screen technology.
It's not quite as sort of bright and vivid as I think you'd get on maybe for example a Samsung smart watch but Garmin reckons that this will be easier to read in the daylight and better for battery life.
Specifically you can expect around eight days of battery life with Vivoactive [UNKNOWN] or 13 hours when it's got an active GPS signal going.
It also works with iOS and Android via an app.
It's gonna be on sale in the next few months, and expect to pay about $250.
All right, that's all for now, but be sure to check out cnet.com/mwc for much more.
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