Garmin adds some bling to its Vivomove HR hybrid smartwatch line

garmin vivomove bloomingdales vmovehr full family

Garmin debuted the original Vivomove hybrid smartwatch a few years back, but the device was a bare-bones offering, with only a few fitness tracking features embedded into a stylish watch. Over the years, though, Garmin has been gradually improved the device, adding new sensors like a heart rate monitor and new features for improved health and fitness tracking. Now the company has moved the dial up a further notch with luxury casings and bands to the hybrid smartwatch in its product lineup.

The Vivomove HR straddles the line between a watch and a fitness tracker. It features a classic analog face with a stylish casing and band that gives the device the appearance of a classic timepiece. On the inside, this stylish watch actually is a full-fledged fitness tracker with a wrist-based heart rate monitor, an altimeter, 50-meter water resistance, and more for robust health and fitness tracking.

Garmin’s Vivomove HR covers all the bases by offering 24/7 heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and VO2 performance analysis. There’s even a stress monitoring feature that allows you to track what activities cause your stress levels to rise. You can check your stress score through the day or compare your daily stress scores to find any trends. To counteract stress, the watch includes a relaxation timer to help you breathe slowly as a way to relax.

Raising the wrist activates the small LED display on the watch face. This display is a conduit to the fitness side of the tracker. With a few swipes on the watch face, owners can view the date, check their step count, track the floors climbed, monitor the calories burned, and more. It also can be used to view incoming alerts as well as control music playback on the phone.

These new models of the Vivomove HR are now available at Bloomingdale’s retail stores, Bloomingdale’s website, and Garmin’s website. Pricing for the original Vivomove HR sport model starts at $199 MSRP while the new luxury models cost $349 MSRP,and up. Options for the luxury Vivomove HR includes a 24K gold watch with a black alligator-embossed leather band, an 18K rose gold model with a white leather band, and two silver stainless steel choices paired with either a dark brown alligator-embossed or a tan leather band. All leather bands are made from high quality Italian leather.

Health & Fitness

Microsoft says it’s closing its HealthVault patient records service

Microsoft has announced it is closing its HealthVault service, which offered a way for individuals to store and share their health records with medical professionals. Users are advised to act soon if they want to save their data.

Make some time for the best smartwatch deals for April 2019

Smartwatches make your life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features. So if you're ready to take the plunge into wearables and want to save money, read on for the best smartwatch deals.

Stay fit and save cash with our top 10 affordable Fitbit alternatives

As much as we love Fitbits, they're rather expensive. If all you want is a simple activity tracker, however, then check out these great cheap Fitbit alternatives. With offerings from brands like Garmin, you don't need to pay full price.

Stay fit and save cash with these affordable fitness trackers

We've compiled a list of the best cheap fitness trackers currently on the market. No matter if you're looking for something stylish, simple, or just aren't willing to dish out the kind cash necessary for a high-end model, our list offers…

Looking to get into shape? Snag one of these fitness trackers

Looking for your first fitness tracker, or an upgrade to the one you're already wearing? There are plenty of the wrist-worn gadgets available. Here are our picks for the best fitness trackers available right now.
Health & Fitness

Competitors question Trek’s claims about its new bike helmet tech

Trek's new WaveCel helmet technology is being called into question by competitors MIPS and Koroyd, neither of which have been able to verify the claims of vastly improved safety results that trek claims.

The ultimate golf watch isn’t a smartwatch. It’s Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Golf

Forget golf smartwatches, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf is the ultimate timepiece to wear out on the links. It's the world's first mechanical golf watch, and will keep score for you throughout the game.
Emerging Tech

Chinese doctors use 5G to perform surgery from hundreds of miles away

The surgeon behind your future life-saving surgery might not have to be in the same room as you. Heck, thanks to the burgeoning 5G revolution, they might not have to be in the same state.
Health & Fitness

Latest version of Closca’s collapsible bike helmet is made for urban explorers

Closca has updated its bike helmet with a new lightweight, collapsible design that is available in a variety of color combinations and has been built with the urban rider specifically in mind.
Health & Fitness

From the office to the gym, these are the best smartwatches for fitness

The line between smartwatch and fitness tracker continues to blur. To help narrow the field of the best fitness watches, we sifted through what's available and curated a list of devices worthy of a spot on your wrist.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Halfbikes, VR for all your senses, and more

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it's fun to gawk!

The best sound machines to help you fall (and stay) asleep

Whether you find that sleep better with white noise, rain sounds, or deep sleep music, there’s a sound machine on the market that will be able to help you catch more z’s in no time at all.
Emerging Tech

Scientists manage to 3D print an actual heart using human cells

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have achieved a world-first by 3D printing a small-scale heart, complete with blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers. Here's why that's so exciting.

Dreaming of a Peloton? These exercise bikes are just as good (and cheaper, too)

Modern technology certainly helps us stay fit and healthy. Whether it's fitness watches, or interactive treadmills, there are plenty of options out there. But perhaps the most popular name right now in fitness tech is Peloton.