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#1 Virtus

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:48 PM

Just curious if anyone uses/ has used a fitness tracker watch? Been thinking about getting the Garmin Vivosmart HR+. Not really too interested in the step tracking but the HR and sleep tracking seem interesting and the Vivosmart is water resistant and has GPS tracking as well for $150. Any thoughts or recommendations? 


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:19 AM

Sorry about that Virtus! I accidentally deleted this post going after spammers. Damn spammers!


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 12:08 PM

No worries Stu.

 

Just to update my post I'm now leaning towards the Garmin Vivoactive HR. It's closer to an actual watch and has the following tracking modes:

 

– Run (GPS/Outdoor)
– Bike (GPS/Outdoor)
– Pool swim
– Golf
– Walk (GPS/Outdoor)
– Row (GPS/Outdoor)
– SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)
– Ski/Snowboard
– XC Ski
– Run Indoor
– Bike Indoor
– Walk Indoor
– Row Indoor

– Strength

– Cardio
– Other

 

That should cover about anything I would ever want to do.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:26 PM

I started writing out something really long and dumb. My take, if you use it the way it's meant to be used and accept a certain degree of error it doesn't matter what you get. The vivosmart looks more like a bracelet. That vivoactive looks like a watch. I never liked the look of these new "smart" watches so I might lean toward the smart. I always liked the look of the mio trackers, but I don't think they do gps. Tomtom watches use the mio hr technology. I've read the garmin is topnotch gps, but their hr is a bit lacking. Could be different now. I like shopping and not buying. I've never been very good at using a tracker the way it was meant to be used so my opinion means not much more than nothing.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:09 AM

I ended up getting the Vivoactive HR. GPS and being able to use it for most of my activities was the main selling point. It is compatible with chest strap HR monitors if I care for extreme accuracy. I'll do a write up on it after I've used it for a few weeks if anyone is interested.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:26 AM

I ended up getting the Vivoactive HR. GPS and being able to use it for most of my activities was the main selling point. It is compatible with chest strap HR monitors if I care for extreme accuracy. I'll do a write up on it after I've used it for a few weeks if anyone is interested.

 

I'm interested in hearing about the GPS tracking. Thanks.


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