On our targeted Garmin Vivoactive HR – watch for active people who have mobilized to exercise and provide the necessary information about the training. Bullseye or maybe completely misguided idea? Our test as usual dispels any doubts.
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Equipment, design and ergonomics
Garmin Vivoactive HR market has been around for a long time, but the acquisition of this equipment was not easy. But the main thing that finally got my hands on. Neat carton, and the hero of this review, docking station, used for charging and data transfer, as well as standard – manual.watch is simple, looks like a little device under the sign of TomTom, but in my opinion a lot of them lose. Of course, there is a tragedy, but I can not say that his "look" to my liking. It features a touchscreen display with a resolution of 205×148 ppi. Like the previous models, which came from the wings of the American producer, I'm not happy with the color saturation. In comparison, eg. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 really stands out, which in full sun is not always legible information as could be expected. In addition, there's two ergonomic buttons located below the display. To control clock, wake up the display, and enable or disable the device. As for bars, the manufacturer gives us the opportunity to choose between two sizes – standard (fits wrist with a circumference of 137 to 195 mm) and large (fits wrist with a circumference of 162 to 225 mm). Same belts excel flawlessly. Closure allows a snug fit and also I have no objection as to his actions. Importantly, Vivoactive HR is very easy to use. Its operation is intuitive, and during the workout did not feel his presence on the wrist. Importantly, the watch does not attract dust. In my hands I fell timepiece in black.
The system, evaporation, application / platform
Garmin, for what we have already got used traditionally focuses on the application Connect, in the case of smartphones, we have to deal with the Garmin Connect Mobile (compatible systems: Android and iOS). Like the Polar Flow, however, I recommend the PC version, which is doing much better. Besides Internet service Garmin Connect tested for you recently. Synchronization is done almost instantly using Garmin Express. It happened that I used to have some problems with synchronization, but after repeating the process, everything worked flawlessly now. As a result, everyone will find a convenient solution, the Garmin earned a reputation already many users. The watch automatically transfers all data, which will certainly appreciate every demanding user.First (in both time synchronization, which is extremely simple, yet intuitive, and when you first start equipment) complement the basic data (ie, gender, age, weight, height), through which the program sets a potential target (may vary depending on how much activity is shown a user when in use). At the time when he desires to send data, re-use Garmin Express, which then connects the user with a platform Garmin Connect. This is what she gives us access to expanded information on the activity and allows to integrate with the community. We can compete with both friends, I and others taking part in various exciting challenges. In addition, there is the opportunity to share their results on social networks. It is worth noting that the very use of the Garmin Connect is a very pleasant due to transparent interface (no better than Polar Flow, but give advice), which kinda makes viewing all the statistics collected throughout the day. To vary a little use of the watch, the user can download new panels, widgets and applications – all for free in the store Connect IQ.
Look at the pictures … Unfortunately, the first thing that strikes the eye is the frequency of deadlock timer. Watch quite often jammed, probably are the problems associated with soft or simply a person who tested the watch in front of me has damaged him. I was looking on this information in the network, as it turns out, many users Vivoactive HR had the same problem (some even throw videos to the network – Here is an example ), which means that the fault can be factory. Despite this, I tried not to discourage and with clenched teeth, and angelic patience, I worked out this gadget.Garmin Vivoactive HR provides basic information about daily activities. We have access to parameters such as: traversed steps, distance traveled, calories burned, beaten floor and living purpose. There is also a sleep monitor, which acts only as a purely informative and has nothing to improve healthy habits. Of course, you could not miss the GPS, which ensures the accuracy of. At a distance of 10 km, there is wrong, and if it is very little. There's also a heart rate monitor that measures the heart rate right from the wrist, allowing you to track heart rate zone. Unfortunately, with very high intensity measurement crazy and does not provide pharmacy indications. Besides optical sensor accustomed us that you have to look through his fingers on the results obtained. Pas telemetry is doing a lot better. Also noteworthy are the additional features, among others, Auto Pause, Auto Lap, Auto Scroll, and alerts the pace and time, informing us up to date on developments. Unfortunately, there is no function of intervals, which for many people would be unacceptable. As in the first-generation Garmin Vivoative offers built-in sports applications. Available to the user are: running, jogging indoor cycling, cycling indoors, walking, walking in the rooms, rowing, rowing stationary, swimming pool, golf, skiing / board, cross-country skiing, and even rowing standing. Garmin does not let you get bored. Color also add alerts from your phone. This function will satisfy most people who do not like to part with his phone. When paired with the watch phone device will gently vibrate and display a notification of incoming calls, positions in the calendar, e-mail and SMS messages, as well as messages from social networks and other mobile applications. They work fine. Garmin Vivoactive HR is equipped with a water-resistant at 5 ATM, which will win the battle against adverse weather conditions, then the shower. It will also enable safe swimming pool. Watch tested in battle and really doing well. Regarding the battery in this mode SmartWatch stand for 7 days, and while the GPSI and continuously monitoring heart rate approx. 10 hours. Very decent.
Summary and evaluation
Garmin Vivoactive HR is the perfect watch for people who need a versatile monitor to a variety of physical activities. Although it is not pretty and does not offer expanded training opportunities, it is not lacking in features that make up the class. Worried only that the clock doing its own internal problems (leading to the jamming), but assured me the producer, it only exceptions to the rule and reportedly subsequent updates have kept to remove the problem. According to me, the price is a little too high, which does not change the fact that overall this watch I think it is a good buy. [Temperatura2 product_id = "21738" hide_temperatura = "true"]