Garmin Vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Regular fit - Black (Certified Refurbished)

Garmin Vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Regular fit - Black (Certified Refurbished)
From Garmin

Price: $162.95 Details

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2 new or used available from $159.99

Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 111 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #372 in GPS or Navigation System
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Garmin
  • Model: 010-N1605-03
  • Display size: 1.2

Features

  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • 24/7 HEART RATE MONITORING - Elevate wrist heart technology gives you heart rate all day and night -no additional strap required - Activity Tracking Accuracy
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE - Up to 8 days in watch/activity tracking mode
  • INTENSITY MINUTES - Monitor your progress against aerobic activity goals recommended by health organizations like the American Heart Association
  • SMART NOTIFICATIONS - Set any notification from your mobile device to come over - When paired with a compatible smartphone

Run, bike, swim, golf, ski and more with vivo active HR, the GPS smartwatch with Elevate wrist heart rate technology. Outside of your more active moments, its built-in activity tracker counts steps throughout the day and measures calories burned. The sunlight-readable, high-resolution touchscreen features smart notifications such as call, text, email, social media alerts and more. Customize your watch with more than 1,300 apps, watch face designs, data fields and widgets from our Connect IQ store. Battery charge lasts through all your activities with up to 8 days in watch/activity tracking mode (no GPS) or up to 13 hours using GPS.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful.
5Refurbished is a great value!
By J. Thompson
I've been wearing this for a week so far. It arrived as promised the next Day (I paid the extra 3.99 for next day shipping so I could have it before the weekend). I wasn't sure if I would like it because of the size, but it's actually more comfortable than my Fitbit Charge HR that I've been wearing on the other wrist for over a year now. Took forever to get used to that one. I've been wearing them both for comparison, as this is my first experience with Garmin wearables. I agree with other reviewers that the Fitbit app is easier to use, but the Garmin Connect app gives you a lot of really useful information and the plethora of apps, widgets & watch faces available for free download make it fun & customizable. My favorite is the skiing activity tracker. It makes a map of all your runs that you can look at on your phone or computer, and automatically pauses whenever you stop or get on the lift. It works pretty well; only one time in 3 days of skiing did it miss a lift ride. I also love that it's waterproof, although I haven't showered in it or doused it yet. I'm perfectly happy with the factory refurbished item, and am buying a 2nd one for my husband today. The cost saving is fantastic, and it still has a 1-year warranty from Garmin. It arrived with a 50% charge and I charged it fully that day, then again a few days later when it looked to be getting low, although it probably didn't need it yet. It looks low now, but when I checked the percentage in settings, it's still at 21%, so will give it another day or 2 & see what happens when it actually dies. It's looking like about 5-6 days on a charge, which I'm happy with, especially with the amount of gps use and new-toy-playing-around I've been doing. All in all, the refurbished tracker is a great value for all the functionality you get. It looks brand new, just didn't come with all the fancy packaging.

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
5Return was accepted no problem and we promptly go a replacement that has been perfect and had been in the pool for over 20 ...
By M2KE
We ordered 1 and it failed when it went for a swim. Touch screen stopped working. Return was accepted no problem and we promptly go a replacement that has been perfect and had been in the pool for over 20 hours with no problem. Both looked like new, so I am not sure what happened with the first one.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent fitness watch for people who don't want to carry their phone
By Arc212
First off, I'll remark that this probably looks bigger in the picture than it actually is. It never felt big or clunky on my hand but it's not going to be as slim as something that's primarily a watch with no HR sensor (adding the sensor adds a decent amount of depth to the case). It's fairly light and easy to wear for extended periods. It's not particularly pretty though.

The obvious competitor to this is various models in the Fitbit line and this does a few things better that I like. I primarily bought this for tracking intensity of workouts and HR training and trying to gamify the bit of getting off my duff and running around a bit

HR monitor - Pretty solidly accurate under exercise when worn a little snug. Connects pretty easily to a chest strap but this tracked close enough it didn't seem to matter too much. The chest strap is more consistent at tracking sudden changes in HR such as starting a sprint or cooling off but the watch seems to catch on pretty quickly and seems more than usable by itself.

GPS/Baro - This is really great and I think is pretty uncommon in these watches. You can track an entire run or bike or whatever without carrying your phone because it doesn't need a paired GPS and it will sync back up when you get it close to your phone. Pulling up your session on the phone will give you a map of where you went, elevation, pace, etc. The watch will read out live pace computed from GPS which helps me a lot in trying to be more consistent.

Apps - There's a bunch of extra things you can put on it if you want, faces for the watch, different trackers, etc. There's a lot of customizability and the screen size means there's a lot of useful options.

The watch is extremely configurable, there are a number of predefined workout "modes" which basically force the watch to track HR much more frequently and may use GPS (you can disable either setting) or you can define your own. These are all logged to separate pages in the app and you can review a decent amount of information just on the watch itself. If you don't like having to do everything through your phone this is definitely a more independent watch. Also it does golf shot ranging! I've never tried it but it just sounds cool and I will at some point.

Some potential downsides - The screen is pretty low resolution and running some of the very loaded-up watch faces makes the watch noticeably slower to switch from the main screen. Garmin does this to make the battery last and it sure does, but if you want a pretty display you may want to look elsewhere. This one is extremely functional, but not pretty.

Most reviewers also seem to prefer the Fitbit app, I haven't used it personally but I rather like this one, I think if anything though there's just a lot of options that may be more inconvenient to get to and theirs is likely laid out better. Connect does give a boatload of information and telemetry and that's mostly what I'm after.

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