Regardless of age, keeping fit and healthy should be a priority. Garmin, the sports and fitness wearables maker is making it easier for you to keep track of your activities. Whether you’re a professional working long hours, or a kid at school, or a young one running around at playschool.
Vivosmart 3: For the regular active
The slim and sleek vivosmart 3 is the first in the vivo range to boast a VO2 max indicator, a feature available only on higher end Garmin watches. VO2 max gives you statistical insight on your fitness level, including your fitness age. The feature is a great motivator, helping you push further for a higher level of fitness.
Vivosmart 3 also includes a rep counting capability, available as part of the Strength Training activity tool. Naturally, it tracks steps, heart rate, calories, distance and sleep. However, that’s not all. It also tracks activity intensity through Intensity Minutes.
Never miss tracking a workout, as Garmin Move IQ automatically starts recording recognized activity like walking, running, biking, swimming and elliptical training.
All stats are accessible via the Garmin Connect mobile app. The vivosmart 3 automatically syncs with the app throughout the day, keep stats up-to-date.
Aside from tracking stats, the app also enables you to compete against friends online and earn virtual badges.
When it’s connected to your smartphone, the fitness tracker can also get notification alerts for emails, text, calls, calendar reminders, app alerts and social media updates. Also, you can control music on your smartphone via the watch.
Vivofit jr.: For the young ‘uns
Fitness watches and activity trackers aren’t just for adults. Kids can now have their own activity tracker, a stylish, comfortable and durable wearable for the wrist.
Available in vibrant colours, the vivofit jr. has some of the features of its full-fledges sibling the vivosmart. It features step and sleep tracking, and even comes with a free parent-controlled mobile app.
The app helps motivate kids with fun and motivational mobile adventures, family step challenges, and even reward-based task completions.
With kids these days hooked to mobile phones and tablets and their console games, the app can encourage kids to achieve a 60-minute daily play goal. The gamification tasks built in to the challenges make activities fun and rewarding.
The vivofit jr. comes with one-plus year battery life and water resistance. The high-resolution, sunlight-readable display displays the time and date, and can remind kids to stay active with a move bar. It can also be customized to include a kid’s name.
The watch is designed for kids aged four to nine.
Forerunner 935: For the hardcore
As a fitness watch, the Forerunner 935 is as good as it gets. Made for athletes and hardcore fitness enthusiasts, it boasts GPS, 24/7 heart rate monitoring and new training features.
With Firstbeat-powered technology, it’s easier for you to monitor performance when you’re preparing for race or training.
It is easily paired with the new Running Dynamics Pod, letting you see all six running dynamics, without a chest strap.
It weighs just 49g, and is compatible with the full line of Varia cycling awareness accessories, Vector pedal-based power meter system and Index smart scale.
Pre-installed on the watch is the new TrainingPeaks app that allows you to download free workouts to the watch.
With GPS and GLONASS built-in, rest assured location tracking is spot on, even in challenging environments. As a plus, the watch also includes ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass).
In GPS mode, the watch can last up to 21 hours, up to 44 hours in UltraTrac battery saver mode, or up to two weeks in watch mode.
The watch connects and syncs automatically to the Garmin Connect app via compatible smartphones.
Pricing and availability
The vivosmart 3 is available in black (small/medium and large) and purple (small/medium), and is priced at MYR699.
The vivofit jr. retails at MYR399 and is available in Broken Lava, Digi Camo, and Real Flower band patterns.
The Forerunner 935 retails for MYR2,499 and is available in black and yellow. Optional Garmin QuickFit bands are available in leather, silicone, or metal.
For more information, visit Garmin.