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Garmin Vivoactive

Garmin Vivoactive
alaScore 91

1066 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1066 reviews of Garmin Vivoactive. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Vivoactive is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Vivoactive

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 373 user reviews of Garmin Vivoactive from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Vivoactive GPS Smart Watch with Sports Apps - BlackGarmin Vivoactive GPS Smart Watch with Sports Apps - Black

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Vivoactive

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 user reviews of Garmin Vivoactive from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Vivoactive BlackGarmin Vivoactive Black

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Garmin Vivoactive GPS smartwatch

 

Track your fitness activities in high detail with this comfortable smartwatch

GPS tracking ; Comfortable to wear ; Lots of metrics to digest

App and Web interface could stand to be a little clearer ; Step count was a little off

May, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Garmin Vivoactive GPS smartwatch

 

Track your fitness activities in high detail with this comfortable smartwatch

GPS tracking ; Comfortable to wear ; Lots of metrics to digest

App and Web interface could stand to be a little clearer ; Step count was a little off

May, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Graziano (cnet.com.au)

Garmin Vivoactive review: A fitness smartwatch that ultimately falls short

 

"That's a nice watch." These are words you don't hear often when wearing a smartwatch, let alone a GPS equipped sport watch. But in my time testing the Garmin Vivoactive, these words were said to me many times by runners, family members and even some...

The Vivoactive has an ultraslim design, good battery life and an always-on color display that shines in outdoor performance. It has vibration and notification alerts from your smartphone, activity tracking with auto-adjusting goals, multisport tracking...

The Connect IQ app store is lacking, Garmin's mobile app is dated and sleep tracking is unimpressive. The watch software and smartphone connectivity can also be unstable, requiring frequent reboots

The ultraslim design and laundry list of features can't overcome the buggy software. Once Garmin fixes these problems, the Vivoactive could be a good product, but until then, there are better options available.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Garmin Vivoactive GPS smartwatch review - the watch for the active user

 

There has never been more attention on the smartwatch category as there is right now. The types of smartwatches are increasing too with different specialties offered in different models. If exercise and activity are the main reasons behind your...

The Garmin Vivoactive is designed for active users who want to keep track of their workouts without all the bells and whistles they don’t need and that would just drive up the price. It is also a smartwatch insofar as it can relay notifications via...

May, 2015

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

great watch

 

great watch. very easy to use and also very comfortable to wear. Barely notice wearing it. Provides very helpful information about steps, calories, distance etc. The touch screen makes the watch very easy to use. The ability to download apps to it is...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Affordable wearable device for students

 

This smart watch is durable compared to apple watch as the screen of apple watch is extremely vulnerable. This watch can record my daily calories, steps, intensity minutes and so on, which is quite convenient for me to track my records of sports....

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Wonderful watch

 

Its a wonderful watch. Keeps you motivated to remain fit. I gifted it to my husband and he loves it. Using it till now and hopefully will use it for next another couple of years. I will recommend everyone to use it to keep motivated to remain fit and...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great little watch

 

I love this watch, though it has no heart rate monitor. It's perfect for me. It's great at work, it has an alarm (buzz only), since where I work it's loud, and I know my shift is over. It still takes me time to set it up different clocks to alarms,...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Simple and elegant

 

Its a very good wrist band with the farure of time bluetooth steps and many more though its very easy and simple to use. I bought one for my brother he is very much healrh conscious but he simply love it so i recommend this product to the basic users.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Fantastic sports smart watch - has many advanced sporting features and modes

 

anyway. I love how you can customise the workout screens to have every single statistic you like to track. And the screen is lit for your entire workout - unlike the Apple Watch that shuts off to save battery. I get 6-9 days use out of one charge -...

Jul, 2017
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Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / White
Band size:XL
Colour of product:Black / White
Device Type:Wristband
Housing colour:Black / White
Protection features:Shock resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Splash proof, Vibration proof, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Shape:Round / Square
Water resistance:5
Waterproof:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:50
Wrist size:162 - 225

Display

Colour display:Y
Display Resolution:20 x 148 / 205 x 148
Display size (HxV) (imperial):20.3 x 28.7
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

ANT+ enabled: Yes

Other features

Protection features:Water Resistant

Packaging Content

Charging base: Yes
Chest strap:N
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of bands included:1

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Active minutes:Y
Activity monitoring:Active minutes, Calories burned, Distance traveled, Personal goals, Steps taken / Y
Alarm Clock:Y
Automatic pause:Y
Barometer:Y
Built-in distance meter:Y
Calendar:Y
Calories burned:Y
Distance travelled:Y
Find my phone function:Y
Heart rate data transfer:USB
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Integrated timer:Y
Music control:Y
Pace alert:Y
Pedometer:Y
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Recommended activity:Cycling, Golf, Running, Swimming
Smart notifications:Y
Time/distance alert:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Vibrating motor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Wi-Fi: No

Power

Battery Life:10 / 192 / 21 / 504
Battery life (GPS mode):10
Battery life (max):3
Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:Built-in

System requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Band colour:Black / White
Barometer: Yes
Battery Life:21
Built-in Camera: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): No
Display Resolution:20 x 148 / 205 x 148
E-mail: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Housing colour:Black / White
Mobile operating systems supported: No
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calendar
Protection features:Water Resistant
Shape:Square
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Vibrating motor: Yes
Waterproof up to:50
Wrist size range:137 - 195

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:22.5
Depth:3.85 / 5.7 / 8
Height :3.85
Thickness:1.14 / 3.85 / 8
Weight:38 / 48.2
Width:3.02 / 4.38