Two exciting new fitness watches from Garmin shipping in the next few weeks. The Garmin VIVOMOVE is a fashionable analog watch with activity tracking features and one year battery life. Adding style to activity tracking the VIVOMOVE combines classic design with function, monitoring steps and sleep and reminding users when they’ve been inactive too long with its move bar. With one-year battery life, a water rating of 5ATM (50 meters) and a variety of interchangeable bands VIVOMOVE is wearable 24/7, no matter the occasion.


The watch face features two bars that allow users to view step progress and inactivity at a glance. The bar on the left side of the face shows the progress toward a user’s personalized daily step goal. The red bar on the right side of the watch face reminds users when they’ve been inactive too long, filling half way after one hour of inactivity and building with every 15 minutes after that until its reset by walking for a couple of minutes. The vívomove also tracks how well users slept by monitoring movement and restlessness.


The Garmin VIVOMOVE is available in sport (black or white) for $149.99, classic (black with leather band or rose gold-tone with leather band) for $199.99, and premium (stainless steel with leather band or gold-tone steel with leather band) for $299.99.


I’ve been wearing the first generation Garmin VIVOACTIVE 24/7 and the VIVOMOVE is a great dress watch that I can alternatively wear. But shipping soon is the next generation Garmin VIVOACTIVE HR that I’ve been waiting for. The major differences are: built-in wrist heart rate monitor and a couple extra built-in apps for snowboarding, skiing, and paddle boarding.


The Garmin VIVOACTIVE HR a GPS smartwatch with Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology.The VIVOACTIVE HR helps keep track of active moments throughout the day, counting steps and floors climbed, intensity minutes, monitoring sleep and featuring built-in GPS-enabled sports apps for walking, running, biking, swimming, golfing, paddle boarding, rowing, skiing and snowboarding. The VIVOACTIVE HR uses 24/7 wrist-based heart rate data to calculate calories burned information as well as the intensity of fitness activities, providing proper credit for users’ array of workouts.The Garmin VIVOACTIVE HR will begin shipping in May/June for a suggested retail price of $249.99. It will be available in regular and extra-large fit black bands.