Garmin Vivosmart HR+; the best gets better?
It seems like there is no month without a new activity tracker coming from Garmin. For those keeping count, the company has released six devices in five months. After the launch of Vivomove and the Forerunner 735XT, Garmin announced this Monday a new Garmin tracker, the Vivosmart HR+. It is, in fact, a relative of the Vivosmart HR we have previously reviewed here on WTVOX.
Garmin Vivosmart HR+ Design And Features
One could say that the HR+ is, more or less, the Vivosmart HR with an extra built-in GPS sensor. HR+ lets you measure pace and distance when running but also includes an auto pause function, auto lap and, a virtual pacer.
Regarding its design, the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is just a bit bigger than the original HR but, still pretty slim. It is quite impressive that Garmin was able to add a GPS sensor to one of its best trackers while maintaining the overall design and feel.
Aside from the new GPS sensor, the HR+ features Garmin’s Elevate HR technology, which offers 24/7 HR monitoring and measures your workout intensity while training.
The tracker can also recognise and record simple activities like walking, running, biking, swimming and even elliptical training, somehow similar to some of the most recent Fitbits.
Garmin Vivosmart HR+ – Battery And Price
So far, so good, but will the GPS sensor affect the battery life? Well, with the GPS on, the battery lasts for up to 8 hours. As a comparison, if you do not use the GPS, you’ll get up to 5 days of battery life. Quite a difference.
Similar Read: Garmin Original Vivosmart HR Review
If you are serious about your fitness, you’ll be pleased to know that the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ costs only $220. The price is excellent, given its advanced capabilities. It comes in three colours: black, imperial purple, and midnight blue and you can order yours right now, from Garmin’s official website.
However, if the GPS and the new extra features do not appeal much to you, the Garmin Vivosmart HR is our best recommendation. It has the same specs minus the GPS, and it is cheaper at only $150, straight from Amazon.