OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the vívosmart 3, an activity tracker1 with an
ultra-slim design and a hidden display that’s only on when you need it.
The vívosmart 3 brings high-end fitness monitoring tools such as VO2 max
and fitness age, and wellness monitoring with all-day stress tracking,
to the popular vívosmart family. Thanks to Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart
rate technology, the vívosmart 3 provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring1
and automatically tracks activity including steps, floors climbed,
calories burned, intensity minutes, sleep and more. It also features
smart notifications to keep users connected while on the go. The
vívosmart 3 boasts a battery life of up to five days, and can be worn
while swimming or showering.
“Health conscious customers are becoming more interested in the meaning
behind their activity stats,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
worldwide sales. “As in, I like seeing the data, but how does it
correlate to my overall wellbeing? With its new fitness and wellness
monitoring tools that tell you things like fitness age and stress level,
the vívosmart 3 is able to provide users with those answers, and that is
a game changer for the activity tracker industry.”
The vívosmart 3 introduces exciting fitness monitoring tools designed to
provide customers with a better understanding of their body’s overall
physical performance. It’s the first product in the Garmin vívo family
to estimate VO2 max, a measurable indication of aerobic performance
previously available only in higher-end Garmin running watches. Users
will see their VO2 max score translated into a fitness level, ranging
from poor to superior. VO2 max is also used to calculate fitness age, a
relatable metric that puts a user’s fitness level in terms of an age.
Through hard work and exercise, users can increase their VO2 max and
reduce their fitness age. The vívosmart 3 also includes a new Strength
Training activity that lets users stay focused on their form and does
the rep counting for them. Strength Training keeps track of reps, sets
and even rest times during user’s free weight and bodyweight exercises.
This data gets sent to Garmin ConnectTM where it can be
reviewed later in greater detail.
For those seeking to live a healthier life, improving one’s emotional
wellbeing can be as important as increasing time spent at the gym. To
this end, the vívosmart 3 adds wellness monitoring with the all-day
stress tracking feature. When users are not on the move, the vívosmart 3
tracks heart rate variability, which in turn is used to calculate and
measure stress level, displayed as a wedge graph right on the device.
Stress levels high? The vívosmart 3 features a breathing exercise that
users can access from the device to encourage relaxation and help lower
stress level. A longer timeline of stress level is accessible on Garmin
Connect which can help customers identify patterns and make lifestyle
changes to avoid or better cope with stress-inducing situations.
In addition to tracking steps, heart rate, floors climbed, calories,
distance and sleep, the vívosmart 3 also measures activity intensity
through Intensity Minutes which are measured against goals recommended
by leading health organizations. And thanks to Garmin Move IQTM,
users don’t need to worry about starting or stopping a particular timed
activity for it to get recorded. Move IQ automatically recognizes
activities like walking, running, biking, swimming and elliptical
training without any action on the part of the wearer. Once synced with
Garmin Connect, these recorded activities are viewable as part of a
The vívosmart 3 automatically syncs with the Garmin Connect mobile app
throughout the day to save stats for easy access later. In Garmin
Connect, a free online community, users can track their workouts,
strength training activities, stress levels, sleep patterns and join
online challenges to compete against friends and earn virtual badges.
They can also receive Garmin Connect Insights, smart wellness insights
personalized to each user that provide cues to help them reach goals, a
pat on the back when milestones have been met, and relevant healthy tips
from experts. For extra motivation, Insights also show users how they
stack up in comparison to other people like them.
Connection meets convenience with smart notification vibration alerts
delivered right the wrist for emails, texts, calls, calendar reminders,
app alerts, social media updates and any other notification from a
compatible smartphone2. Users will also benefit from the
ability to control music on their smartphone from the vívosmart 3, send
an alert to locate a misplaced smartphone, and remote control a Garmin
VIRB camera (sold separately).
With its inconspicuous band and new slimmer profile, the vívosmart 3
complements every athleisure style. The device features a hidden display
only visible when activated via gestures, alerts or notifications. When
not in use, the screen disappears from view. Available in black
(small/medium and large) and purple (small/medium), the vívosmart 3 is
the perfect companion for the office, the gym, the pool, the studio and
everywhere in between. The vívosmart is available for purchase at major
retailers nationwide including Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, REI and
Amazon, and has a suggested retail price of $139.99.
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 garmin.com/newsroom,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin,
1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy
2 See Garmin.com/ble for more information
3 Battery life varies based on usage and smartphone model
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
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