Introducing vívoactive™ – a GPS Smartwatch for the Active Lifestyle from Garmin®

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced vívoactive – a lightweight and ultra-thin GPS smartwatch with
built-in sports and activity tracking apps. Helping users develop and
maintain a healthy lifestyle, vívoactive captures more of their
activities with GPS-enabled running, cycling, golfing, swimming and
activity tracking apps. Vívoactive is comfortable for all day wear and
smart notifications keep users connected with pressing work matters,
family and friends. With the new Connect IQ store, users can easily
customize vívoactive with free watch face designs, widgets and
additional apps. Vívoactive features a sunlight-readable,
high-resolution color touchscreen and can be accessorized with
interchangeable bands to complement any outfit or occasion.

Vívoactive is being showcased with the wide-ranging line of
purpose-built Garmin wearables in the Garmin booth (South Hall 4 #35811)
at this year’s CES.

“Vívoactive combines signature Garmin fitness technology, such as
built-in GPS, long battery life and a sunlight-readable display, in an
ultra-thin smartwatch that lets users stay connected and achieve more,”
said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Designed to
be worn all day, vívoactive can be personalized in many ways – from
interchangeable bands to watch faces, apps and widgets – making it
versatile, stylish and functional for your life. ”

Play Harder

Whether hitting the pavement or the links, users can track stats even
when out of range from a smartphone with vívoactive’s built-in
GPS-enabled sports apps. Vívoactive also connects to a whole range of
sensors and devices. Capture even more data by pairing vívoactive with a
heart rate monitor1 or bike speed sensor, or use it as a
remote for a Garmin VIRB®
action camera2.

The running app displays pace, time and distance using GPS and
vívoactive’s built-in accelerometer tracks speed and distance when GPS
is unavailable, such as when running indoors. Additional app features
include Auto Lap®, Auto Pause®, and vibration alerts for heart rate,
pace and run/walk intervals. The cycling app measures time, distance,
speed and calories for training rides or a daily commute.

Golfers can download course maps from more than 38,000 courses
worldwide, which stay up-to-date automatically, to vívoactive’s golf
app. Using GPS vívoactive can measure layup and dogleg distances, as
well as distances to the front, middle and back of the green, to improve
usability over the entire hole. During a round, golfers can also keep
individual stroke play scorecards and measure shot distance on favorite
and new courses.

Water-resistant to 50 meters3, vívoactive uses sensor-based
technology for its swimming app to compute the number of lengths, total
and interval distances, paces by length, by interval, and for the full
session, as well as calories burned. The app also counts the number of
strokes and uses this to determine the SWOLF score, a measure of
swimming efficiency.

Between workouts the activity tracking app monitors progress by tracking
steps, calories and distance, setting a personalized daily step goal and
sending a gentle reminder when users have been inactive too long by
displaying a red move bar. Research shows prolonged periods of
inactivity, such as sitting at a desk, decreases the body’s production
of fat-burning enzymes. Walking for a few minutes will reset the move
bar and can help reduce health risks associated with a sedentary

Work Smarter

Ultra-thin and lightweight, vívoactive is comfortable for all day wear
and features up to three weeks battery life in watch/activity tracking
mode or up to 10 hours using GPS4. With a gentle vibration it
alerts users of incoming smart notifications from a compatible
Bluetooth®-enabled device4, keeping them connected with
pressing work matters, family and friends. Its sunlight-readable,
high-resolution color touchscreen displays all the same notifications as
a smartphone including caller ID and missed call information for
incoming calls, sender information and message for text messages, email
messages with sender and subject, calendar reminders, and notifications
from social media and other mobile apps. Vívoactive also lets users
play, pause or skip a song on their smartphone’s music player, and can
send an audible alert to help users locate their smartphone.

Live Better

Throughout the day vívoactive automatically syncs with paired mobile
devices5 through the Garmin
Connect™ Mobile
app, so users can see a complete picture of daily
activities. In Garmin Connect, a free online fitness/golf community,
users can track workouts, sleep patterns and trends, join online
challenges and earn virtual badges for extra motivation. For detailed
calorie tracking, users can link their Garmin Connect account with
MyFitnessPal® to compare calories burned to consumed and see their net
count for the remainder of the day based on goals set in MyFitnessPal.

Users can personalize vívoactive to represent their interests and style
with colorful interchangeable watchbands6 and free downloads
from the Connect IQ store. Coordinate with casual or active wear by
swapping vívoactive’s bands with colorful accessory bands, or dress it
up with leather bands. Available in slate, red, blue, berry, purple, and
black or white leather, vívoactive can be styled to complement any
outfit and occasion.

With Connect IQ, the first-ever open platform for third-party developers
to create apps for Garmin products, users can customize vívoactive’s
watch face, add data fields and get additional apps and widgets that
provide information at a glance. Garmin is working with several app
developers that are creating vívoactive apps for the Connect IQ store. Tempo,
for example, is building a smart calendar app that will let users see
their upcoming events, and send an email from their watch if they are
running late. LifeLine
personal safety app is expanding to include Garmin devices
with 24/7 Professional Safety. AccuWeather will
offer an app to give users air quality and allergy information at a
glance. iSKI is
working on an app to provide the latest weather, snow, lift and slope
information at a glance. Octane Fitness is
building an app to bridge the gap between outdoor runs and indoor
workouts on the Octane Zero Runner to seamlessly track all workout
stats. Moxy,
a muscle oxygen sensor, is creating an app that monitors the oxygenation
of critical muscles during a workout, so users can have more insight on
what is happening within their muscles.

Vívoactive will be available in black or white. It will begin shipping
in Q1 and will have a suggested retail price of $249.99 and $299.99
(heart rate monitor bundle).

Vívoactive is the latest from Garmin’s expanding fitness segment, which
focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’
lives and promotes healthy and active lifestyles. Whether it’s running,
cycling, or other athletic pursuits, Garmin fitness devices are becoming
essential tools for athletes both amateur and elite. For more about
features, pricing and availability, as well as information about other
Garmin fitness products and services, go to,

1 Included with some models, sold separately on others.

2 Speed sensor and VIRB sold separately.

3 For more information, see

4 Battery life varies based on usage and smartphone model.

5 See
for a list of compatible phones.

6 Accessory bands sold separately.

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. Garmin, VIRB, Auto Lap and Auto Pause are registered
trademarks, and vívoactive and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin
Ltd. or its subsidiaries. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are
registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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Garmin International Inc.Amy Nouri, [email protected]