We predicted that 2016 would be the year fitness trackers start to disappear. Not literally of course, but in the sense that wearables would start to seemlessly integrate with our environment.
We have already seen a number of stylish offerings from established wearables manufacturers so far this year. Garmin, one of the most popular names in fitness tracking, has now made its entry in the ‘semi-smart’ watch space, with its new Vivomove tracker.
In a way, the device looks like Garmin’s answer to the Withings Activite. A stylish analog watch that combines a traditional design with function, monitoring fitness activity and reminding users when they’ve been inactive too long.
“The style-focused Vivomove is an exciting addition to Garmin’s wide-ranging line of activity trackers, making it easier than ever to stay fashionable and active,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales.”
“Whether you’re heading into the boardroom or walking into a ballpark, Vivomove has you and your steps covered.”
The watch face features two bars that allow you to view you step progress and inactivity at a glance. The Vivomove also estimates calories burned and tracks how well you’ve slept by monitoring movement and restlessness.
Throughout the day, the device automatically syncs with the Garmin Connect Mobile app where you can track your trends, join online challenges or see how you stack up against friends. You will also receive Garmin Connect Insights, smart wellness insights personalized to help you reach your goals.
The Vivomove is available in a variety of interchangeable models: the Vivomove sport, Vivomove classic with leather straps, and the more upscale vívomove premium with leather straps and full steel body. It also comes in a variety of fashionable case finishes including black, white, rose gold-tone, stainless steel, and gold-tone.
The watch retails between $150-$300, depending on the model. It is swim and shower safe with a water rating of 5 ATM, and has up to one year of battery life so you dont need to worry about charging it every night.
For more information, head over to Garmin’s official website.