Introducing vívosmart® HR – an Activity Tracker with Wrist-Based Heart Rate and Smart Notifications from Garmin®

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland /October 27th 2015/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the vívosmart® HR, a touchscreen activity tracker1 with Elevate wrist heart rate technology that provides a full suite of smart notifications. The vívosmart® HR features a large sunlight readable display that’s always on. In addition to 24/7 heart rate monitoring, the vívosmart® HR counts floors climbed and measures activity intensity. When paired with a compatible smartphone2, users can receive text, calls, email, calendar and social media alerts, control music, and more. The vívosmart® HR activity tracker will be available in stores from the start of November.


“This is the first activity tracker from Garmin with Elevate wrist heart rate technology that monitors your heart rate 24/7, offering more feedback on your daily activity, calories burned, workouts and sleep,” said Andrew Silver, EMEA Product Manager, Fitness & Wearables. “Thanks to the vívosmart® HR’s always on high-resolution display, you can review your progress against your fitness goals, and stay connected with a full suite of smart notifications while you’re on the go.”

The vívosmart® HR’s sleek band is lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear. With up to five days battery life, a 5 ATM (50 meter) water rating3, users rarely have to remove the device.

In addition to tracking steps, calories, distance, heart rate and displaying the time of day, vívosmart® HR gives users credit for the extra effort thanks to an integrated barometric altimeter. The vívosmart® HR also measures activity intensity through Intensity Minutes so users can monitor their progress against weekly aerobic activity goals recommended by leading health organisations, including the American Heart Association and World Health Organisation.

Like its predecessors, the vívosmart® HR reminds users when they’ve been sitting too long, learns their current activity level and creates a customised daily step goal, motivating them to develop healthy habits and stay active throughout the day. Users can also manually set floors climbed and activity intensity goals.

Built for today’s connected world, the vívosmart® HR lets users stay connected with vibration alerts for smart notifications including incoming calls, texts, social media, calendar alerts, and more. Users can also control the music on their smartphone from the vívosmart HR, send a signal to help locate their smartphone when they’ve misplaced it, and remote control a Garmin VIRB® camera (sold separately).

The vívosmart® HR automatically syncs with the recently updated Garmin Connect Mobile app4 for iPhone® or Android so users can check in throughout the day to view reports on activity progress, track their sleep hours, join step challenges and more. Garmin Connect Mobile’s easy-to-use interface provides daily information and trends over time and can be linked to a MyFitnessPal account to automatically sync calorie and nutritional information, allowing users to view their activity versus consumed calories, and remaining calories (based on goals set in MyFitnessPal) for the day.


Available from early November in three colours – black, imperial purple and midnight blue – the vívosmart® HR has a suggested retail price of £119.

For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at, or follow us at,, or

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About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. vívosmart, and Garmin are registered trademarks, and Garmin Elevate and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2014, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

FCC Notice:

The vívosmart HR has not been authorised as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorisation is obtained.