WATCHINGTHATBEAT

Garmin vivos­mart HR

HWM (Malaysia) - - TELEPORT - John Law

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.

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