Updated 12 Oct 2016

Garmin

vívoactive

Snapshot: The Garmin vívoactive fitness tracker comes with an optional extra heart rate monitor, you can take it swimming and has a webpage tracker.

vívoactive
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$369

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Test results

Overall score
84
Ease of use
?/10
Comfort
?/10
Pedometer accuracy
?/10
Distance accuracy
?/10

Good points

  • Very easy to use.
  • Quite comfortable.
  • Excellent pedometer accuracy.
  • Excellent distance accuracy.
  • Has Bluetooth.
  • Has calorie counter.
  • Has step counter.
  • Has distance measurement.
  • Has optional extra heart rate monitor.
  • Can take it swimming.
  • Is Android compatible.
  • Is iOS compatible.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Fitness functions (25%). Includes sensor accuracy, sleep tracking, and assessments of fitness apps.
Heart rate accuracy is included as part of the fitness functions score and assessed against medical equipment.

Smart functions (25%). Includes phone functions, social media and voice recognition.

Ease of use (25%). Includes set-up, usability, and build quality.

Battery (15%). Includes battery life and recharge time.

App (5%). Assesses base app on phone.

Features (5%). Assesses available features.

Price is based on a March 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$369
Size tested
Not stated

More test results (/10)

Active heart rate accuracy
n/a

Specifications

Weight (g)
38
Claimed battery life
3 weeks (10 hours)
Band size (min/max, mm)
110 / 210

Features

Bluetooth
Webpage tracker
GPS
Android app
iOS app
Calories
Steps
Distance
Heart-rate monitor
Optional extra
Sleep tracker
Automatic
Food tracker
MyFitnessPal (third-party app)
Session tracker
Yes
Alarm
Altimeter
No
Milestones
Social media share
Waterproof claims

Member reviews