Garmin unveils vívofit 3 fitness band and vívoactive HR smart watch

Garmin vívofit 3 and vívoactive HR

Garmin unveiled two new devices, vívofit 3 fitness band and vívoactive HR smart watch, both of which come with Move IQ auto activity detection technology and sync with the Garmin Connect web service. Also, both devices are waterproof and can, thus, be used to track one’s swimming activities.

The former features a one-year battery life and can be personalized with an array of colorful interchangeable accessory bands. It has a backlit display that shows steps, calories, distance, intensity minutes and time of day. In addition, vívofit 3 also sports a move bar with audible alert that will remind users when they have been inactive for too long.

On the other hand, the vívoactive HR is a GPS smartwatch with Garmin Elevate wrist-based heart rate reading technology. As such, it is capable to deliver additional data points that makes it useful for a number of activities ranging from walking, running and biking to rowing, skiing and snowboarding.

Garmin vívofit 3 in different stylesThe device has an always-on, sunlight-readable touchscreen, which is referred to as Garmin Chroma Display, from where users can check weather information, control music or a VIRB action camera on their smartphone, and locate their smartphone, among other things. On a single charge, the vívoactive HR can last up to eight days without GPS turned on, or up to 13 hours using GPS.

The vívofit 3 will be available bundled with a regular or extra large sized black band for $99.99, a regular sized white band for $99.99, and a regular sized dark camo band for $109.99. The Garmin Style Collection’s Gabrielle bundle will include a small sized black quilted band and white waves band for $119.99. Also, regular interchangeable accessory bands will be available in regular and extra large sized two packs for $29.99 each, while special designs will go for $39.99.

Meanwhile, the vívoactive HR has a suggested retail price of $249.99 and will come in regular and extra-large fit black bands. Accessory bands will be available in black, white, force yellow and lava red for a suggested retail price of $29.99 each.

Both devices will start shipping in the second quarter of this year.