Garmin Vivoactive – Complete Review

Garmin Vivoactive – Complete Review

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The Garmin Vivoactive debuted at CES 2015. The fitness tracker enters into the “superwatch” category with the likes of the Basis Peak, the Fitbit Surge, and the Microsoft Band. Both fitness band and smartwatch, the Vivoactive promises to deliver multi-functionality to users willing to pony up the $250-$300 price tag.

Here is my full, hand-on review!

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  1. Ramiro Capozzi
    Ramiro Capozzi 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Between this annthe Mi band 5?

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  2. OofingContent
    OofingContent 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    but its a very old version

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  3. OofingContent
    OofingContent 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    i bought it its very nice to be honset

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    NOSS RCBOAT 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Did some one knows how bike mode only max speed with big numbers?

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  5. Blanca Feinberg
    Blanca Feinberg 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    I got my Garmin Vivoactive in 2017. Neve have a problem. Band are perfect, maybe the band or strip looks cheap but is not. I never had to replace it, and still in a good condition. Just today my Vivoactive got stock, I think is the IQ. Now I have to check it. : (. I highly recommend this Garmin.

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  6. Andy Jame
    Andy Jame 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    *Overall I'm extremely happy with the watch✠✠>Еㅠ and I'm glad I chose it over the others. It was pretty much exactly what I was looking for. My only minor gripe is that the display isn't as nice as the Fitbit Versa line. It looks a little more dated. The colors on the Fitbit are much clearer and the display looks better. *

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  7. Paola Farer
    Paola Farer 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Thank you for this overview, it really gives me a better idea of how to get started with the watch and what to expect

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  8. Manuel Avendaño
    Manuel Avendaño 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    In 2019: Garmin vívoactive or Garmin Forerunner 35?

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  9. Thomas Boomer
    Thomas Boomer 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    I still cannot tell the time when I am using an app. It just doesn't work.

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  10. Brandon Ray
    Brandon Ray 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Do I need to update mines I just got it to use as I have been inactive for a while now

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  11. Jason Wurm
    Jason Wurm 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    need a watch where I can get a sports score

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  12. Nadine Clyde
    Nadine Clyde 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    The lag is no problem with me.. i got this for £119 pounds with HR monitor strap

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  13. John French
    John French 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Hi, I'm a golfer and us my Vivoactive for yardage data, my question is…How do I go from the golf mode, back to display current time without having to turn the device off and then turn it back on?

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  14. Joseph Flores
    Joseph Flores 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    I'm looking to improve and track my cardiovascular health with the help of one of these watches, but before I commit to the purchase, I just want to be certain of one thing. Please, forgive me if this has been answered already or if the answer is obvious:

    If I want to train in a specific HR zone and I fall below it or climb above it, will the watch instantly alert me? I once tried a watch and heart rate monitor combo that would beep whenever you weren't in the zone you designated for yourself. Do they all do that? As you all can probably tell, I don't have very much experience with these devices at all.

    Thanks in advance to anyone that takes the time to answer my question.

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  15. Lloyd Simmons
    Lloyd Simmons 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    A bit behind the ball curve but thanks for the review. Needed something compatible with Android, waterproof and reasonably priced. Watched reviews including yours and settled on the Vivoactive. Just hope it holds up to the heat out here in the middle east! Cheers.

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  16. Haley Tanne
    Haley Tanne 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Does the GPS signal work indoors?

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  17. Nabz Husn uk
    Nabz Husn uk 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    i would have bought this watch if it had built in heart rate minitor

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  18. DGrylas
    DGrylas 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Just got a great deal on this watch since its now but out for a while. Loving it! Have not figured out how to make calendar function work. Over all I would give it 4 out of 5 stars. Would recommend.

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  19. Aimée Darling
    Aimée Darling 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    This was a company gift and I had zero idea what to expect. Great watch so far. Thank you for the overview.

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  20. Joey Mccammon
    Joey Mccammon 17 March, 2022, 16:54
  21. nightwalker2830
    nightwalker2830 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    does the this really show like text messages and notification on there can u text on it

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  22. ted cooper
    ted cooper 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    there are many comments on Amazon that the display in dim lighting is unuseable. What did you think about reading the info on the watch face in dim lighting without using the backlight button?

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  23. Bernard Horton
    Bernard Horton 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Having trouble understanding how to use it!

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  24. Wolf Finn
    Wolf Finn 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    in a real honest opinion, is the vivoactive hr any better than this one, besides this one not having a hr monitor? because i bought this one for 150$ today and the hr was 250$ so i got this one instead bc i didnt have 250 and mostly only care about the activites and sleep tracking, so for 100$ i sacrificed the hr monitor.

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  25. AJ Long
    AJ Long 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Thanks, Aaron.

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  26. aisha Ismail
    aisha Ismail 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Can someone help me? I'm looking for a casual smart watch not much of a fitness tracker one with a touchscreen that i can txt people on and answer calls.Also one that I can connect with my Lg stylo 2 plus with.One thats good looking,not too pricey from 100$-300$ and one that I can acess the google playstore from.Please get back to me asap.Thank you.

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  27. Julio Camperio
    Julio Camperio 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Can you add custom activities? Like climbing, canoeing, ultimate frisbee and so forth.
    Can it be used for SCUBA?
    Would this work in muddy situations?

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  28. Lewie Spillos
    Lewie Spillos 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Does it connect to a Samsung s3

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  29. Santino Caputo
    Santino Caputo 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Thank you for this video. It really helped make up my mind between this Garmin and the fitbit.

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  30. vegyburger458
    vegyburger458 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    is the forerunner 610 better in any way? not sure which watch to get out of these two.

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  31. Jonny Hanger Humstad
    Jonny Hanger Humstad 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    What is the main difference betweetn vivoactive and vivoactive HR?

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  32. R Jackson
    R Jackson 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Does this have livetrack?

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  33. Blanca Casale
    Blanca Casale 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Which one vivoactive or Vivoactive HR

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  34. Blanca Casale
    Blanca Casale 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    I need your help, I have vivosmart and I don't like it, which will you recommend if my sport is Indoor Spinning and Road Cycling, I do have a chest strap. I had a hard time trying to edit my activity with vivosmart, it didn't allow me to edit distance, and it never gave me average speed, even though I set it up with all the information needed, bike wheels etc. please help……thanks

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  35. Sheraz Khakwani
    Sheraz Khakwani 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    Two question:
    – I already have a Garmin Forerunner 305. Can I buy Garmin Vivoactive and use the chest strap from Forerunner 305?
    – Does Vivoactive do sleep tracking?

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  36. Beverly Bedard
    Beverly Bedard 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    I am debating buying this, everything looks fabulous on it. But how long is it from end to end as I want to make sure it will fit around my wrist.

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  37. J
    J 17 March, 2022, 16:54

    does it have turn by turn GPS like directions?

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