Smartwatch heart monitor

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The Garmin Vivoactive is among the first company’s new smartwatches to
enter the market. It has some important new features when compared with
its predecessor, such as two size choices, new on-screen exercises, and
music playback is now common. Admittedly, those are some major upgrades,
but for the most part, they come at no charge. You can also obtain a
free heart rate monitor, though the watch is not yet available in the UK. You do have to pay for the workouts via an app, but that’s about it.

The heart-rate monitor is a fantastic addition. If you’re into high intensity
workouts, then this feature is perfect for you. Before, when you were
just starting out, tracking your heart-rate during a workout was next to
impossible. But now, with the new line of fitness GPS watches from the
brand, you can be assured of continuous tracking of your pulse rate
throughout your routine. This includes during your actual workout. In
case you don’t constantly monitor your pulse rate during your workout
though, then you’ll miss out on vital training sessions.

One area that Garmin has really improved with the Vivoactive is music
storage. You can now get more than enough songs loaded on your watch,
letting you listen to them while you’re running, jogging, or doing other
fitness routines. Not only that, but the fitness smartwatch comes with
an already-updating database of MP3s, letting you download any music
that you might want to have around during your workouts. At the end of
the day though, the watch can play any music that you want as long as
it’s not over 4.2 MBs in size.

Another improvement that Garmin has integrated into their fitness smartwares is
the heart rate monitor. It’s been a standard requirement for all
fitness smartwares these days that they have a way to track your heart
rate during your workout. The new Garmin Vivaactive can boast of one of
the best heart rate monitors around. Of course, the actual number will
vary from model to model. But you can be sure that Garmin has made sure
that they are one of the most accurate when it comes to tracking your
heart rate.

Perhaps, the biggest fitness features that the Fitbit Olear and the Vivaactive
boast are the onboard GPS that allows you to map out your fitness goals
for the week. You can also keep track of your laps, runs, hikes, and
even whether or not you’ve actually lost any weight or burned any
calories during your workout. The fitbit therefore acts more like a
personal trainer that can motivate you by helping you map out your
fitness goals and help you achieve them.

One of the biggest complaints people had about the iPod was the fact that
it constantly had to be charged. These smartwares resolve that by
letting you use them on the go as you go about your day. Because they
are built-in with a battery, you can thus walk while on your daily
commute or simply charge your smartwatch while you’re at home before you
go out for the evening. This is something that no other smartwatch on
the market can boast.

in terms of GPS functionality, the Fitbit Olear and the Vivaactive are
unique. They have both heart rate and distance applications as well as
the standard map applications. However, the Olear has the better display
due to its larger size and the fact that it is waterproof as well. The
Vivaactive on the other hand is only water resistant to a certain depth,
but it is larger than the clear and thus offers you more features. It
has the better battery life, though, so you don’t have to worry as much
about constantly having to replace it.

As you can see, smartwatches today offer you more than just a fitness
tool. They can also serve as a fashion accessory, as well as serve as a
form of calorie counters and can even track your sleeping patterns. Only
thing is, all of these activities require you to wear a protective
covering which can easily get worn out. Hence, it is highly recommended
that you buy a device that is built-in with a long battery life. Not
only will you save money in the long run, but you won’t have to deal
with constant replacement costs.

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