Smartwatches are one of the fastest growing new categories in tech, but even the best seller, the Apple Watch, is facing severe criticism about slow loading speeds of apps and has people questioning the very need for many of its features existence.
Others, like recently acquired by Nokia company Withings, have put their focus on keeping smartwatches looking like traditional ones. That type of semi-smart watches only allow you to track a few features, but without the added complexity of the modern smartwatches, many prefer them. Plus, you don't need to worry about charging your watch every night.
Garmin, one of the most popular names in mapping, has now made its entry in this 'semi-smart' watch space with its brand new Garmin Vivomove.
A $150 watch that looks much like your traditional timepiece, the Garmin Vivomove features two bars on the left and right side. Those are two meters that give you quick and easy access to what its smart sensors have grabbed as data: steps made, sleep quality and estimated calories burned.
Apart from that, you get a classic analog watch with a one-year battery and water resistance of up to 50 meters, as well as the option to easily swap bands without having to shell out crazy money for proprietary bands.
There is also a more premium version of the Garmin Vivomove, a $300 steel version with leather bands. Check them all out at Garmin's official website, a link to which you can find right below.