Garmin Vivoactive HR

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The Garmin Vivoactive HR is a GPS Smartwatch with a wrist-based heart rate monitor that allows comprehensive tracking of activity data and interprets it within nearly every sport or activity.

  • GPS smartwatch with a sunlight-readable, high-resolution color touchscreen
  • Built-in sports apps include GPS-enabled running, biking, swimming and more — no phone connection required
  • Customize with free watch face designs, widgets and apps from our Connect IQ™ store
  • Receive smart notifications¹ and smart coaching from Garmin Connect™ when paired with your phone
  • Up to 8 days' battery life² in watch/activity tracking³ mode or up to 13 hours using GPS

All Heart, All the Time
With Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology³, you can ditch the chest strap and measure heart rate from the wrist. Using heart rate data, vívoactive HR provides calories burned information and quantifies the intensity of your fitness activities, providing better credit for your efforts.

Keeps Up With All Your Active Moments
Run, bike, swim, golf, ski and more with vívoactive HR. Its GPS-enabled built-in sports apps track your stats while smart notifications allow you to stay connected — all so you can keep your life in balance. vívoactive HR continues to track activity³ throughout your day by counting steps and floors climbed as well as monitoring sleep and calculating intensity minutes. You won’t have to worry about this watch keeping up with you. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 days² in watch/activity tracking mode or up to 13 hours using GPS.

Insights from Garmin Connect
Throughout your day, vívoactive HR automatically syncs¹ to Garmin Connect. Garmin Connect is the only free app that gets to know you and then delivers the insights to help you beat yesterday. These include cues to move if you’re not on track to meet your step goal — or shoutouts when you do hit those milestones. Plus, you’ll get healthy tips from experts that become like virtual coaches.

Hit the Ground Running
Using its built-in accelerometer and GPS, vívoactive HR allows you to run both indoors and out. You can set up vibration alerts for heart rate, pace, run/walk intervals and more. Other training features include Auto Lap® and Auto Pause®. Provides post-run summary with stats such as total mileage, calories, average pace and overall time.

On the Bike

The GPS-enabled cycling app measures time, distance, speed and calories. It’s compatible with sensors4, such as speed and cadence, to measure your progress on training rides as well as daily commutes; also compatible with Varia® lights and radar for safer riding.

Dive In
Hit the pool’s lap lanes and see detailed stats like total and interval distance, pace, stroke count, stroke type and more. Let the swimming app calculate your efficiency with swolf, which adds the time and the number of strokes it takes to swim a pool length. Interval Count lets you seamlessly pause and then resume your workout. At the end of a workout, view your summary data, which includes interval and session averages, overall time and personal records.

Tee Off
Play new courses every day by downloading 1 of 40,000 course maps worldwide from our golf course database. The golfing app can show a simplified view of the green and help you track your score, letting you see if you’re under or over par. The PinPointer feature points you in the right direction when you are unable to see the green. It also measures shot distance at the press of a button.

Row, Row, Row
If you like to paddle board and row — indoor or open water — the built-in paddle boarding app tracks and displays all your stats. See pace, overall time, distance and stroke all at a glance when out on the water or in the gym.

On the Slopes
For a day of skiing or snowboarding, vívoactive HR measures your 3-D speed by calculating the speed and distance on an incline versus latitude and longitude. It also provides your splits automatically and gives you the option to turn on Auto Pause, which freezes the timer automatically when you stop or ride the lift.

Stay Connected
vívoactive HR gently vibrates to alert you to all the same notifications you receive on your compatible device¹ — from phone calls to social media alerts to other alerts from mobile apps. vívoactive HR also displays weather information, temperature and more. Additionally, it lets you control the music on your phone, locate your phone1, remotely control your VIRB® action camera and let your friends and family track your activities in real time with LiveTrack. Personalize vívoactive HR with custom watch faces, data fields, apps and widgets from our Connect IQ™ store.

Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions: Watch only: 1.19" x 2.24" x 0.45" (30.2 mm x 57.0 mm x 11.4 mm). Regular fits wrist circumferences 5.39" to 7.68" (137 mm to 195 mm); X-large fits wrist circumferences 6.38" to 8.86" (162 mm to 225 mm)
Display size, WxH: 0.80" x 1.13" (20.7 mm x 28.6 mm)
Display resolution, WxH: 205 x 148 pixels
Color display:
Weight: Regular bands: 47.6 g; X-large bands: 48.2 g
Battery: Rechargeable lithium battery
Battery life: Up to 8 days in smartwatch mode (with 24/7 heart rate monitoring, No-GPS), up to 13 hrs in GPS mode
Water rating: 5 ATM
GPS-enabled: Yes
High-sensitivity receiver: Yes
Barometric altimeter: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone):
Vibration alert: Yes
Music control: Yes
Find my phone: Yes
VIRB® control: Yes
Watch functions: time, date, calendar, and alarm

Maps & Memory
Waypoints/favorites/locations: Save location

Running Features
Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod): Yes
Personal records: Yes

Cycling Features
Bike speed/cadence sensor: Yes (optional)

Performance Features
Heart rate monitor: Yes (wrist-based)
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed): Yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap): Yes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout): Yes
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace): Yes
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal): Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation: Yes
Calculates calories burned: Yes
Customizable screen(s): Yes
Shock Resistant: Yes

Swimming Features
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories): Yes

Golfing Features
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course): Yes
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green): Yes
Yardage to layups/doglegs: Yes
Digital scorecard: Yes

Activity Tracking Features
Step counter: Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal): Yes
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it): Yes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep): Yes

Garmin Connect™
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): Yes
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer): Yes

Pairs with your smartphone to gently vibrate and display alerts for incoming calls, texts, emails and calendar items plus notifications from social media and other mobile apps
Connect IQ™ Support: yes (watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Calculates floors climbed: yes
Calculates intensity minutes: yes
Wireless Connectivity: yes (ANT+™ and Bluetooth Smart)
Supports heart rate and heart rate zone: yes
On-device sports apps: running, indoor running, biking, indoor biking, walking, indoor walking, rowing, indoor rowing, pool swimming, golfing, ski/boarding, cross country skiing, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP)
On-device widgets/screens: My day, intensity minutes, heart rate, last sport, smart notifications, weather, VIRB® action camera/remote, Varia remote, music player controls, calendar, steps, calories, sleep, run, bike, swim and golf

In the Box:
  • vívoactive HR
  • Charging/data clip
  • Manual

Compatible Garmin Devices:
  • Edge® 1000
  • Edge® 520
  • Edge® 810
  • Edge® Explore 1000
  • VIRB® X
  • VIRB® XE

This product was added to our catalog on May 10, 2016.