The Garmin Vivomove is a fitness tracker inside of a stylish analog watch
This is the Garmin Vivomove.
It's a stylish analog watch with fitness tracking built in and it's unlike anything we have ever seen before from Garmin.
The watch will track steps, distance, calories burned and sleep.
There's no heart rate sensor, no smartphone notifications or any sort of vibration.
Although it does include two small secondary viewing screens, the one on the left shows how close you are to reaching your daily step goal, while the one on the right is an inactivity bar which will slowly fill with red for every 15 minutes you are being Being active.
But aside from that this is a normal watch.
It has a normal crown used to set the time and it uses a normal 20 mm watch strap.
And because it doesn't have a digital display or any battery hogging features the Viva Move's coin battery will last up to a year.
And like all of Garmin's devices, the watch is waterproof down to 50 meters so you can swim and shower with it.
Just be sure to remove that leather strap first.
So while I'm a big fan of the Vivomove, it's not perfect.
I experienced occasional synching problems with the Garmin Connect app.
And while the app has improved in the past year, it still has a ton of menus and can be confusing to navigate compared to the Fitbit app.
It can also be frustrating for anyone who owns another Garmin product.
While you can have multiple Garmin devices synced with the connect app, you're only allowed to use one for fitness tracking, which is just plain annoying.
But otherwise the watch looks and feels great, and it's one I would recommend for anyone looking for a basic and stylish fitness tracker.
The VivoMove is available now for $150.
The one right here is the VivoMove Premium It costs $250, but it has a steel case and comes with a leather strap.
For more information on the Garmin Vivomove, be sure to check out CNET.com.
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