Beauty meets brains with vívomove HR, the first touchscreen hybrid smartwatch from Garmin®

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the vívomoveTM HR,
a hybrid smartwatch with activity tracking, ElevateTM
wrist-based heart rate1, smart notifications and a
touchscreen display. Precision hands show the time and dynamically move
out of the way for easy viewing of messages, heart rate and more. A
master of subtlety, the smart display only appears when the user turns
their wrist. Style-obsessed, rejoice: The vívomove HR combines the
latest and greatest Garmin connectivity, fitness and wellness monitoring
features with an elegant, classic design. The vívomove HR is one of the
many new wearables from Garmin being launched in conjunction with IFA in
Berlin, Germany, September 1-6.

“When we first introduced the vívomove last year, it was geared towards
customers who wanted a beautiful timepiece first and activity tracking
functions second,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide
sales. “With the new vívomove HR, not only is the design as elegant as
ever, the wearable technology is cutting edge. We’re the first on the
market to offer a hybrid smartwatch with both wrist-based heart rate and
a digital touchscreen display. And you get all of that without losing
the classic, timeless look of an analog watch.”

With its simple yet sophisticated design, the vívomove HR is versatile
enough to be worn with jeans, a suit and everything in between and is
available in two versions: the sleek vívomove HR Sport and the more
upscale vívomove HR Premium with leather straps and full steel body.
With leather and silicone strap options and a choice of fashionable case
finishes including black, rose gold-tone, stainless steel and gold-tone,
the vívomove HR fits a variety of personal styles. It’s swim and shower
safe2 and has a battery life3 of up to 5 days in
smart mode and up to 2 weeks in watch mode.

Stay connected throughout the day with vibration alerts for emails,
texts, calls, app alerts, social media updates and more from a
compatible smartphone4. Users will also benefit from the
ability to control music on their smartphone from the vívomove HR and
send an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone.

The vívomove HR features helpful fitness monitoring tools including VO2
max and fitness age which provide users with valuable data to monitor
changes in their fitness level. Increased activity – like taking the
stairs instead of the elevator – will improve these numbers over time.
Rough day at the office? The all-day stress tracking feature not only
displays current stress levels by measuring HRV (heart rate
variability), it also offers a Four-Fold Breath relaxation timer to
promote on the spot stress relief. Customers can view a longer timeline
of stress levels on Garmin ConnectTM providing them with the
opportunity to identify patterns and make lifestyle changes to avoid or
better cope with stress-inducing situations.

Throughout the day, the vívomove HR automatically syncs with the Garmin
Connect mobile app to save stats for easy access later. In Garmin
Connect, a free online community, users can see data like workouts,
strength training activities, stress levels and sleep patterns displayed
on detailed graphs right from a compatible smartphone or desktop

Perfect for customers who enjoy a variety of activities, the vívomove
comes preloaded with profiles for walking, running, cardio and strength
training. And thanks to Garmin Move IQTM, users can set up
the device to automatically start and stop a timed walk or run activity.
The vívomove HR also counts steps, intensity minutes, sleep, stairs
climbed and more, and reminds users when they have been still for too

The vívomove HR has a suggested retail price of $199.99 for the Sport
version and $299.99 for the Premium version. To see what the vívomove HR
has to offer, check out this feature benefit video.
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The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to
enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are
runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to
stay active throughout the day, there is a Garmin product that can help
them reach their health and fitness goals.

For decades, 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,
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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. Garmin is a registered trademark and vívomove, Elevate, Move
IQ, Connect IQ and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its

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Garmin International, Inc.Mary Thompson Woodbury, 913-397-8200 [email protected]