Garmin vivoactive HR GPS Smartwatch with Heart Rate Monitor - X-Large - Black

  • Model #: 010-01605-01
  • Web Code: 10414382
  • Release Date: 05-25-2016
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The Garmin vivoactive HR is for fitness buffs who do lots of different sports. GPS-enabled sport apps track stats for running, golfing, swimming, skiing, and more. It keeps you connected with SMS, email, calendar, and call notifications. A built-in heart rate monitor measures the intensity of your activities for a better understanding of your effort.

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You love to keep active. Running, snowboarding, paddle boarding -- you do it all. Good thing the Garmin vivoactive HR can track all of those sports, and more. Together with the built-in heart rate monitor, these GPS-enabled sports apps give you hard data about the intensity of your activities. And it comes with the standard step, distance, calorie, and sleep tracking functions you expect in an activity tracker.

The vivoactive HR also keeps you connected so there's no FOMO agonizing. It delivers email, social media, SMS, and call notifications right to your wrist, keeping you in the know while you're on the go. And with up to 8 days of battery life on watch/activity tracking mode or 16 hours on GPS mode, you'll have lots of time to be fit.

Why you need this:

  • Heart rate monitoring: Elevate wrist heart technology measures your heart rate without the need for a chest strap, enables more accurate calculation of calories burned, and provides vital data to help optimize additional training features.
  • Activity and sleep tracking: Sensors monitor your steps during the day, distance traveled, and calories burned. At night, movements are tracked to determine sleep quality.
  • Built for sport: GPS-enabled sport apps for running, biking, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, golf, rowing, and paddle boarding sports apps track your stats while you're away from your phone.
  • Garmin Connect: Easily view your activity data in more detail from your computer or the mobile app. Connect gets to know you, offering insights to push you harder when you need it such as cues to move if you're not on pace to meet your goals and shout outs when you hit milestones. Connect also delivers health tips from experts.
  • Wireless connectivity: Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ technology connects with a compatible smartphone or other wireless device to share locations and routes, receive emails, texts, or alerts, and even control your music.
  • Smart capabilities: Stay updated and connected by receiving texts, calls, emails, calendar, and social media alerts from your compatible Bluetooth device. You can also control your music and your VIRB action camera (sold separately), all from your wrist.
  • Activity reminders: vivoactive HR reminds you to get up and move after an hour of inactivity. A red bar appears on the display, growing every 15 minutes until you reset it by walking for a couple of minutes.
  • Daily goals: vivoactive HR sets an attainable daily goal for you based on your current activity levels, adjusting the goal as your activity levels improve.
  • App control and customization: Connect IQ platform app gives you the ability to personalize with downloadable watch faces, widgets, and additional data fields.
  • Clearly visible: A full-colour touchscreen display shows your stats, even in sunlight.
  • Water resistance: 5ATM/50-metre water rating means you can wear the watch in the rain, in the shower, or while swimming.
  • Long battery life: A rechargeable lithium ion battery provides up to 8 days of use in watch/activity tracking mode or up to 16 hours in GPS mode.

What's in the Box?

  • vivoactive
  • Charging Data Clip
  • Manual

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Power Type
    Battery Powered
  • Battery Type
    1 x Rechargeable Lithium-ion
  • Battery Life (Typical)
    8 Days In Watch /Activity Tracker Mode;13 Hours In Gps Mode
  • Charging Time
    2 h
  • Charging Method
  • Other Features
  • Classification
  • Alarm
  • Designed for Sports & Fitness
  • Camera Resolution (Video)
    Not Applicable
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Built-in Mic
  • Water Resistance
    50 m
  • Dust Proof
  • Number of Physical Buttons
  • Eco-friendly
  • Additional Functions
    Stop Watch
  • Physical Features
  • Case Material
    Plastic; Steel; Glass
  • Case Colour
  • Band Material
  • Band Colour
  • Band Size
  • Minimum Band Size (Circumference)
    162 mm
  • Maximum Band Size (Circumference)
    225 mm
  • Adjustable Band
  • Removable Band
  • Clasp Type
    Traditional Clasp
  • Case Width
    3.2 cm
  • Case Thickness
    1.14 mm
  • Width
    3.2 cm
  • Height
    5.7 cm
  • Depth
    1.14 cm
  • Weight
    48 g
  • Display
  • Display Technology
  • Display Colour
    Full Colour
  • Display Resolution
    148 x 205
  • Touchscreen
  • Illuminated Display
  • Attachment Location
  • Connectivity
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth Smart
  • USB (Data)
  • NFC Enabled
  • 3G
  • 4G LTE
  • Smart Phone Synchronization
  • Data Syncing
  • Wireless Syncing
  • Memory Card Type
    Internal Memory
  • Activity Monitoring Features
  • Goal Setting
  • Real Time Data Syncing
  • Calories Tracking
  • Distance Tracking
  • Steps Tracking
  • Running Tracking
  • Elevation Tracking
  • Climbing Tracking
  • Sleep Tracking
  • Food and Drink Tracking
  • Monitoring Sports
    Swimming; Golf
  • Notifications & Controls
  • Incoming Calls
  • Missed Calls
  • Answering Calls
  • Smart Phone Battery Alert
  • Music Controls
  • Camera Control
  • Find My Phone
  • Voice Commands
  • Email
  • Calendar
  • SMS
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Google+
  • Weather
  • Silent Alarm
  • Vibration
  • Illuminated Alerts
  • Other Notifications
    Stop Watch
  • Sensors
  • Gesture/Motion Control
  • UV Index Monitor
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Compass
  • Altimeter
  • Body Temperature
  • Ambient Temperature
  • Barometer
  • GPS
  • Perspiration
  • Heart Rate
  • Compatibility
  • Web-based Application
  • Mac iOS Compatibility
  • Android Compatibility
  • BlackBerry Compatibility
  • Windows Phone Compatibility
  • Mac OS X Compatibility
  • Windows PC Compatibility
  • Other Compatibility
  • Companion App Required
  • Software/Apps
  • Operating System
  • Preloaded Apps
    Running; Golfing; Cycling;Swimming; Ski/Snowboard; Paddle Board; Rowing; Connect IQ Store App
  • Compatible App Stores
    Garmin Connect IQ
  • Approximate Number of Apps Available
    50 +
  • Approx Number of Compatible Apps
    50 +
  • Power
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



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  • from Canada

Great Smartwatch with LONG battery life

I've had a few smartwatches, but this has been the best so far. What I like about it the most is the narrower width and ease of controls compared to the non HR vivoactive. The HR function is a nice touch and seems to be as accurate as my HR belt. Initially I didn't like the how dark the display was, but when it is in sunlight it is very bright. I also like how the screen goes dark when I'm sleeping. Best Buy has one of the least expensive prices I've seen around. The only drawback I see, is it only comes in black - which is ok, unless your partner has one too.

  • from Peterborough, ON


I absolutely love this watch. I'm a triathlete and this watch does everything and more. Distance, average pace, heart rate, time, heart rate zones.... The best part is that i don't have to wear a heart rate strap around my chest. If your on STRAVA this watch is compatible. I totally recommend it to any athlete or outdoor enthusiast.

  • from Grand Bend Ontario

Great watch....for the four weeks until it died.

Well...I loved it. And then it died in less than a month. On a positive note, I was able to return it to Best Buy and I was told that I would be credited for my payment and that I could buy a new one at the price I did originally. Not sure why it died so was well looked after and never wet.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Impressive precision, Distance (GPS), Climbing Floor, Heart Rate, Calories

Windows 10 interface provides very detailed data via USB. Apple interface is friendly using Bluetooth. Will also work with Androids via Bluetooth. Good power management making the battery to last. Relate the fact with your exercise path on a map when using GPS. Excellent Quality Overall.

  • from Richmond Hill, ON

Great Wearable

Works much better than expected. Works seamlessly with NOKIA 950 Windows 10 phone using GARMIN Connect. All the features, APPS and WIDGETS are available... Battery life with real life use is 1 charge runs 4 days then around 10% life remains. Fully WATERPROOF when swimming in pools for great exercise tracking. Simply a wonderful product.. WISHLIST - Would like a more vibrant and colorful screen?

  • from Calgary, AB

So far, so good

I've had the Garmin Vivoactive HR for a few weeks and so far I love it. It's got the right combination of activity monitoring and tracking, connectivity, GPS options and software flexibility that I was looking for. I haven't tried golfing with it yet, but it looks like it will do everything I want. I also love that it will track my heartrate and calories on a treadmill or stationary bike.

  • from Mississauga, ON

Will not hold synch

Sometimes I can pair the watch and it hold the synch for a couple of days and then when I charge it, it loses teh memory and goes to some random time. Then - it will not pair again. I hate it......

  • from Lansdowne, ON

A good GPS Smartwatch

This Smartwatch was everything I was looking for in wearable technology. Easy to use and learn, looks good and has many sports options.

  • from Barrie, ON

Great Product

The XL model is perfect for me. The first night sleeping tracked everything and it was especially funny because my Fiance screamed in her sleep waking me up and sure enough there was a notable jump in the graph. Very interesting to see the different styles of sleep you are getting (or not getting)..Went to sleep in the other room and got a noticeably deeper sleep :) . Got it customized to my liking rather quickly and one thing to note especially - Battery life is fantastic!!!

  • from Saskatoon, SK

Excellent functionality and battery life

Excellent functionality and battery life

  • from Burnaby, BC

Garmin Vivoactive HR

I have been using for just short of a month. It has exceeded my expectations, full featured relatively easy to use, incredible customizing ability. I was using a FitBit One for the last 3 years but I wanted a device with HR and GPS. When the vivoactive HR came to market I was really interested but needed to see the reviews of other users. I primarily use it for gym activities - cardio, stair master, rowing - and and hikes. It works fantastic, the GPS is great for confirming trail directions and recovery points. In addition, I have used it for golfing and the yardages were bang on. Its not the prettiest device but it sure works great. The only negative is the Garmin Connect app and desktop, its not very intuitive. Garmin I am sure will make changes over time. 5 stars

  • from Coquitlam, BC

Not very acurate

I use this watch during walking outside and during walking on treadmill inside the gym. The heart rate that this watch shows is not accurate all the time. sometimes it shows 145 during the slow walking and sometimes it shows less than real heart rate. you have to turn it and fix it. The calories that this watch shows also has %20 percent difference with the calorie's shows other accurate equipment.

  • from Victoria, BC


Well...I researched endlessly between the various fitness trackers on the market. I also viewed many blogs on Utube! I really did not want to spend this amount of money! But..... I am so happy that I purchased this watch, It is accurate, downloads easily, packed with options and is easy to connect, works seamlessly with IOS. Thank you Garmin!

  • from Edmonton, AB

Excellent watch

This is an amazing watch. It's like my Ambit, Band 2 and Fitbit combined but with less hardware and hassle. It's a bit chunky in size but it's so light, I hardly notice it now. The charge on this thing last for about 5-6 days with regular day-to-day use. The interface and apps are a bit rudimentary but it gets the job done. Really happy with this watch/tracker/wearable.

  • from Toronto, ON

Excellent Smartwatch

Excellent Smartwatch for Exercise lovers.

  • from Vaughan, ON

Amazing choice for Garmin lovers

I have been using this for 2 weeks now and simply love it. It is very feature-full and responsive. I love the customization in the watch faces and feature-packed-bunch of activities. For biking, this watch is excellent as you can leave your phone in the car or at home, and the once you complete your biking trip and get within the range of your phone it will update the app and if required it will upload your statistics automatically to Strava. Yes this watch is not as pretty as Fitbit Blaze or its more expensive cousin Fenix 3 HR, but feature wise...I would call it the mini Fenix 3 as it is packed with options. Feature wise, this should be taken over its Fitbit rival any day, as it outperforms it with activities and HR accuracy, if you need that eye candy it is not the prettiest of them all. You will either sacrifice on the features....or you will have to pay more than double the price for the Fenix 3 HR.

  • from Toronto, ON


Great battery Great interaction with iOS No regrets Does what it says it will do Very happy

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