Garmin vivosmart HR
installed, you can make some (limited) changes to what is displayed on the watch itself. In our case, we chose to leave out any notifications about the weather (It's always hot here, anyway).
The feature that sets this smartwatch and fitness tracker apart from the other vivosmart devices is the built-in heart rate sensor that actively monitors your average heart rate, as well as keeps track of your heartbeat levels at the time. It's quite accurate too: the device actually managed to keep track of our overall fitness level whenever we went for a workout, almost breaking past the 156 bpm mark during certain crucial exercises.
The vivosmart HR's digital steps counter, however, tells a slightly different story. On or off from our wrist, the device would somehow manage to clock in several phantom steps that were never taken. Even when the device needed to be charged, we saw it clock in nearly 50 steps in a timeframe of just 10 minutes.
And on the subject of battery life, the vivosmart HR lived up to Garmin's five-day battery life promise. Even after the five-day period, it still had some power left inside to keep it running for nearly another day or so. But the best part all its battery life? It only needs approximately 15 minutes to be fully charged, before beginning its five-day cycle again.