Garmin Vivomove is a stylish smartwatch that looks like a traditional watch

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.

source: Garmin



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I like this! And for $150 it's reasonable.

2. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Dang. That black on black is dope.

3. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

$150 bang on buck.......... i thought it was a normal watch at first look...................

4. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

Very nice ☺ though still happy with my trashed, wrecked, scratched Honor Band Zero & LG G-Watch R

5. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I really like this, this is the type of smart watch i want but with a transparent LCD screen to display notifications on.

7. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Garmin has some really great wearables, with almost all of them including great battery life. I have the Fenix 3 which is a great watch but I don't use it to its fullest potential.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

nice looking watch... but the sensor is so limited, it doesnt have heart-rate monitor... it cant connect to smartphone, how can this called smartwatch if all it can do is tracking step, and sleep periods :-/ cant some brand made nice looking analog watch with smartband functionality? It doesnt need to have 1 year battery life, 2-3 weeks is fine as long as it have all smartband/fitnessband functionality

8. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

11. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

oh, that one is way more interesting. A blend of sport rogue watches with a bit on smartness added to it, without really losing the soul of a actual watch. Smartwatches this days feels more like a small feature phone strapped to your wrist than a actual watch with a bit of smartness.

9. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

It's not a smart watch.

10. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

If this is a smartwatch then any watch from last 20 years with black and white screens that show temperature, tides, barometer and s**t loads of stuff are smart watches too right? If it doesn't have mobile app and cant be connected to a phone I cant consider it smart. Casio from 80s is still as smart as the above crap.

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