Analysis and handling of the vivosport from Garmin.

In a few words

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary? There is always a new version of a watch a few weeks or months apart, and faced with the number of possible choices, it is complicated to find your way around.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.

The vivosport, the right one for healthy use?

For several years now, Garmin has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
The vivosport may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.Menus and features are less easy to find.Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
Through the accelerometer, the watch will be able to follow your physical activity.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.In other words, through the identification of a dozen hand gestures, and in correlation with its embedded application, you will have tips to improve your health on a daily basis.
With the help of a built-in sensor, your heartbeat is also monitored and alerts are raised in case there are too many beats above normal.For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

Is this watch useful in everyday life?

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the vivosport test shows.
Garmin has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.She’ll be able to accompany you on a daily basis.
The manufacturer indicates 7 hours of battery life.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.A detail for some, but not for many.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.So you can safely swim with it.So we left him underwater for a few minutes and nothing to report.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
And last but not least, because it’s still pleasant, this model allows you to listen to music.It is an option that makes it the ideal everyday accessory.

The smartwatch designed for sports

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Here’s the vivosport detail.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.GPS support is relatively simple and will allow you to track your position even without a paired phone.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
Another advantage of Garmin watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.

One of the interesting features of this watch is the possibility to listen to music.

The right model to install applications?

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

What about the vivosport?

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications