Garmin has come out with a gadget known as new GPS smart watch which includes Garmin Elevated wrist heart-rate technology.The vívoactive HR allows you to keep record of all active moments throughout the day including 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.
This smartwatch uses 24/7 wrist-based heart rate data in order to give information about the amount of calories burned and the intensity of fitness activities that is required. Further, users can personalize their vívoactive HR by connecting through an IQ store, and use free apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields. The incredible versatility and multi-functionality of the vívoactive HR through wrist-based heart rate and a barometric altimeter allows to track essential data for workouts and day-to-day activity.
As the vívoactive HR provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring through Elevate wrist heart rate technology1, it eliminates the need for a chest strap. It quantifies the intensity of required fitness activities. It also allow users to monitor their progress in terms of aerobic activity goals recommended by leading health organizations.
Other specialties of vívoactive HR’s are that it is always-on, have touchscreen facility and has sunlight-readable Garmin Chroma Display. The last one allow users to track activity and stay connected anytime, anywhere. Some built-in GPS-enabled sports apps included in this are running, cycling, pool swimming, golfing, Stand up Paddleboarding & Rowing and Skiing & Snowboarding
Some additional features included in running app are Auto Lap, Auto Pause, and vibration alerts for heart rate, pace, run/walk intervals, and post-run summaries that include stats such as total mileage, calories, average pace and overall time. Whereas the cycling app measures time, distance, speed and calories and is compatible with speed and cadence sensors. The swimming app tracks total and interval time, distance, pace, stroke count and stroke type. It also features easy pausing for rests, complete with rest timers, and can calculate swolf.
A simplified view of the green, measure shot distance in golfing app, is to point in the right direction with PinPointer. In stand Up Paddleboarding and Rowing, users can easily track and view pace, time, distance, stroke count, stroke rate and distance per stroke. The skiing and snowboarding app measures 3-D speed. It is possible by calculating the speed and distance on an incline versus latitude and longitude. Further, it also provides splits, automatically.
Garmin Move IQ is the new feature which is responsible for continuously monitoring the periods of sustained activity and thus recognizes walking, running, biking, swimming and elliptical training. Users can track their exercise throughout the day in a convenient Timeline view.
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