We test Garmin Vivosmart HR + – the most advanced smartband offer American manufacturer. Is this unusual band for active acquitted himself as well as its predecessors? We decided to check it out in our manic test.
Buying smartbanda is a big challenge, not to mention investing in a sports watch. Fortunately, some time ago we have prepared statement, which will help you to deal with both the choice of bands for active and timer with GPS. As against the best equipment did a Garmin Vivosmart HR +? We invite you to read.
Equipment, design and ergonomics
Traditionally, the American manufacturer of your device packed in a cardboard box with a small size. I was left with nothing else but to see what is hidden in its interior. The kit includes: smartband Vivosmart HR + hook tip USB is used for charging and data transmission, as well as instructions.Smartband looks great and in my opinion once again gained, although how you can quickly note these are only cosmetic changes. His look fits perfectly in active style, which at the outset it is worth noting. Probably American manufacturer came out with the assumption that since the previous models gathered favorable reviews, it is again worth using proven solutions, which are enriched with the finest details again play an almost admirably. And here actually similarities can be seen with the naked eye. Starting from LEDowego touch screen (resolution of 160×68 p) and ending with the rubber strip, which by means of the clips can be easily adapted to the wrist. There is also a function key, which acts as the on / off / lock / return to the menu and starts and stops the activity. Also noteworthy are a number of tabs in the shapes of diamond, which give the device character. The control itself is very easy, just swipe your finger across the display or confirm quick touch. The screen is sensitive and responds immediately to commands. That way we can wander in the remotest corners of the smartbanda and monitor physical activity without fear that something gets jammed or will not work as it should. What's more, smartband weighs just 31 grams (a little more so than its predecessor), which makes the workout did not feel his presence on the wrist. My training was comfortable regardless of the conditions in which I came to practice. Importantly, it does not attract dust, which also will appeal to aesthetes of all kinds. Sincerely? I'd really like to stick a pin somewhere dissatisfaction, but I really have no where. Garminie, good job! On my wrist band established itself in the sea color sizes: 136-192 mm mm (normal). Of course, there is the opportunity to acquire smartbanda of larger dimensions 180-224 mm (very large). To choose the color – literally and figuratively.
The system, evaporation, applications, community
Yes, I know – I repeat again, but what to do if the producers consistently rely on proven, patented solutions and constantly developed their own authorship. Quoting the famous classic meme of Franciszek Smuda as the main character: "No change". Garmin relies on the application Connect for Smartphone (Bluetooth) we are dealing with Garmin Connect Mobile (compatible systems: Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Traditionally, I would recommend, however, the PC version, which is doing much better. Synchronization is done almost instantly using Garmin Express. as a result, everyone will find a convenient solution, the Garmin earned a reputation already many users.first (in both time synchronization, which is extremely simple, yet intuitive, and during the first commissioning of 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 shows the user when using the device.) 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 (according to me is one of the better social networking platforms, as equals beats the Polar Flow) is very pleasant thanks to a clear interface, which kinda makes viewing all the statistics collected throughout the day .
GPS and much more
American manufacturer like best ski jumpers again gives equal jump, but marks for style rub against the ideal. Garmin consistently relies on proven and necessary functions, so the level of smartbanda have access to such information as defeated steps, distance traveled, calories burned, workout intensity, and even we can translate our activity on the number of floors defeated. In addition, we have available daily activity bar, which will track the daily goal, which mobilize for action.When it comes to accuracy, I have no major complaints. The device provides precise indications due to the presence of GPS … at last! How much of my review it took me to finally do not have to pour complains. GPS makes the difference, the more that the band quickly catches the signal and immediately ready for operation. And what about the accuracy of the measurement pulse? "On average a hedgehog." Monitoring the heart rate right from the wrist is much more convenient than using a belt telemetry, but the quality of the display is clearly worse. Something for something. Elevate the technology still needs reform, but each of you must assess at each other, or 5 points difference is worth the candle. What else to comments? Again, sometimes the pulse of the display, although smartband not rested on his wrist. Not good. There is also a sleep monitor, but do not want to dwell on it specifically. Still no change, which is what I emphasized many times earlier. Function with considerable potential, now has nothing to improve health and has only informative function (in other words, it is useless). Of course, if you like to use it and you do not mind its role, have fun. With the training features I miss a little wider range of information during a particular activity. It is true that we have: running, cardio or another (on the tray get basic data), but at the time of exercise in vain to look for eg. Heart rate zones. We get only dry measurement. Or maybe I demand too much in the end only smartband, not advanced watch multisportowy. In addition, Garmin smartband Vivosmart HR + allows you to receive notifications from your phone. From the band we can keep track of text messages, receive e-mails, calls and messages from social networking sites. What's more, the display is also a calendar notifications. Fortunately, with the function of the notification I had no problem, but … I admit that alerts vibrating work me a little bit nervous. They sound like a relentless mosquito that buzzes all night on the ear. I was hoping that this topic but something will change, too bad. Hmmm, what else? Yeah! You can control the player, which will certainly prove to be a useful addition, for those who love to practice in the rhythm of your favorite music. Battery life is also fine, though promised by the manufacturer five days, is tempered by reality. In my case, the time is shortened to 4. Of course, the result and so good, that does not change the fact that several large training sessions is enough. Water resistant 5ATM level ensures that the device can handle both during adverse weather conditions. Pot, cold shower, swimming in the pool or the sea – also did not pose any challenge for the device, which I had the opportunity to find out.
Summary and evaluation
Garmin Vivosmart HR + is undoubtedly one of the best smartbandów market. The American manufacturer is constantly developing its range of products dedicated to active users. The only question is: where is the end? Is Garmin will be able to come up with something extra? Left to be patient. At this point Vivosmart HR + is a product that I can recommend you with a clear conscience, but I would have to think that at this price do not bet on a sport watch. [Temperatura2 product_id = "22028" hide_temperatura = "true"]