With Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology3, you can ditch the chest strap and measure heart rate from the wrist for all your sports except swimming, where optical heart rate isn’t available. Using heart rate data, vívoactive HR provides calories burned information and quantifies the intensity of your fitness activities, providing better credit for your efforts. 3
Run, bike, swim, golf, ski and more with vívoactive HR. Its GPS-enabled, built-in sports apps track your stats while smart notifications² allow you to stay connected — all so you can keep your life in balance. vívoactive HR continues to track activity³ throughout your day by counting steps and floors climbed as well as monitoring sleep and calculating intensity minutes. With auto activity detection, vivoactive HR even records your activities when you forget to press the start button. You won’t have to worry about this watch keeping up with you. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 days² in watch/activity tracking mode or up to 13 hours using GPS.
Throughout your day, vívoactive HR automatically syncs¹ to Garmin Connect. Garmin Connect is the only free app that gets to know you and then delivers the insights to help you beat yesterday. These include cues to move if you’re not on track to meet your step goal — or shoutouts when you do hit those milestones. Plus, you’ll get healthy tips from experts that become like virtual coaches.
Using its built-in accelerometer and GPS, vívoactive HR allows you to run both indoors and out. You can set up vibration alerts for heart rate, pace, run/walk intervals and more. Other training features include Auto Lap® and Auto Pause®. Provides post-run summary with stats such as total mileage, calories, average pace and overall time.
The GPS-enabled cycling app measures time, distance, speed and calories. It’s compatible with sensors4, such as speed and cadence, to measure your progress on training rides as well as daily commutes; also compatible with Varia® Lights and Radar for safer riding.
Hit the pool and see detailed stats like total and interval distance, pace, stroke count, stroke type and more. Let the swimming app calculate your efficiency with SWOLF, which adds the time and the number of strokes it takes to swim a pool length. Interval Count lets you seamlessly pause and then resume your workout. At the end of a workout, view your summary data, which includes interval and session averages, overall time and personal records.
Play new courses every day by downloading one of 40,000 plus course maps worldwide from our golf course database. The golfing app can show a simplified view of the green and help you track your score, letting you see if you’re under or over par.
If you like to paddle board and row — indoor or open water — the built-in paddle boarding app tracks and displays all your stats. See pace, overall time, distance and stroke all at a glance when out on the water or in the gym.
For a day of skiing or snowboarding, vívoactive HR measures your 3-D speed by calculating the speed and distance on an incline versus latitude and longitude. It also provides your splits automatically and gives you the option to turn on Auto Pause, which freezes the timer automatically when you stop or ride the lift.
vívoactive HR gently vibrates to alert you to all the same notifications you receive on your compatible device¹ — from phone calls to social media alerts to other alerts from mobile apps. vívoactive HR also displays weather information, temperature and more. Additionally, it lets you control the music on your phone, locate your phone1, remotely control your VIRB® action camera and let your friends and family track your activities in real time with LiveTrack. Personalise vívoactive HR with custom watch faces, data fields, apps and widgets from our Connect IQ™ store.
Download the free Garmin Face It™ watch face app to customise your device with any photo from your smartphone. Just download the app, choose an image from your photo library, adjust the style for time and set it as your watch’s face. Whether it’s a scenic view from your last hike or a picture of your new puppy, with Garmin you can add personality to your watch that’s uniquely you.
¹When paired with a compatible smartphone
²Battery life varies based on usage and smartphone model
³Activity tracking accuracy
5Swim features are designed to work for the four recognized competitive swim strokes.
Device wear and care
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chemically strengthened glass
30.2 x 57.0 x 13.5 mm
|Weight||Regular bands: 47.6 g; X-large bands: 48.2 g|
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|Display type||sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Display size||28.6 mm x 20.7 mm|
|Display resolution||205 x 148 pixels|
|Battery life||Up to 8 days in smartwatch mode (with 24/7 heart rate monitoring), 13 hrs in GPS mode|
|Memory/History||7 timed activities, 14 days of activity tracking data|
|Time/date||Time of day (12/24h), calendar (day/date), daily alarm, stop watch, timer|
|GPS Time Sync|
|Automatic daylight saving time|
|Face It™ watch face creator|
|Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor|
|Ambient light sensor|
Daily Smart Features
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+®|
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)|
|Find My Phone|
|Find My Watch|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™, Windows®|
|Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile|
Activity Tracking Features
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)|
|Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)|
|Preloaded gym activity profiles||Indoor Rowing|
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
|GPS speed and distance|
|Touch and/or button lock|
|Activity history on watch|
Heart Rate Features
|HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)|
|Preloaded run profiles|
Running, Indoor Running
|GPS-based distance, time and pace|
|Foot pod capable|
|Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)|
|Yardage to layups/doglegs|
|Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)|
Outdoor Recreation Features
|Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles|
Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing
|Back to start|
|Preloaded cycling profiles|
Biking, Indoor Biking
|Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)|
|Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)|
|Preloaded swim profiles|
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)|
|Swim efficiency (SWOLF)|