The vivosmart HR+ is an upgrade on the popular vivosmart HR which we reviewed late last year with the addition of a GPS. Alongside the GPS is the addition of the Garmin Move IQ auto activity detection. The vivosmart HR+, like the HR before it, is able to provide 24/7 heart rate monitoring, track steps, distance, calories, floors climbed and activity intensity. The display is a simple always-on sunlight readable grey scale display. The new HR+, which is slightly wider than its predecessor, is shower and swim water-proof with a water rating of 5 ATM.
The vivosmart HR+ is able to connect to your smartphone to send notifications from your phone to your wrist for any app you desire. The vivosmart HR+ has “up to five days of battery life in full watch/activity mode (with HR monitoring on but GPS off) and up to 8 hours with GPS on.The vivosmart HR+ will be available in Australia this month with an RRP of $349 and will be available in regular size black/shark fin grey, imperial purple/kona purple and midnight blue/bolt blue. For those with Hodor-sized wrists it also comes in an extra-large black/shark fin grey band.
Anyone out there still favour one of these fitness-style watches over an Android Wear smartwatch? There is certainly a place for them, as evidenced by the sheer number of them out there and the vast demographic of those using them.