The latest Garmin Vivosmart 5 fitness tracker promises a lot as it replaces the 4-year Vivosmart 4. To be honest the latest version has not evolved much from the last version, while Fitbit’s Charge offers some amazing features.
Vivosmart 5 does come with a blood oxygen sensor which was missing in the earlier model. While it lacks features available in Fitbit’s Charge 5 such as electrodermal sensors (for stress measuring), GPS, and the ability to take ECG readings are all missing. Both the fitness trackers are equally priced.
The Vivosmart 5 has not undergone a major change, as it has the same basic appearance as the 4 with a slim silicone fitness band with a small black-and-white OLED screen. The band buckles together like a traditional watch strap, though now you can interchange them by popping the tracker out. The design looks seamless, though you need to take it off your wrist to get the tracker out.The size of the screen has increased by 66% and a wider screen, still, the device maintains its slim design. A home/back button is now integrated below the screen where earlier a haptic one used to sit.
The screen is small and measures about an inch long and half-inch wide, the animations on the screen are smooth with a good touch response to it. All in all menu widgets and text fit fine where you can fit 8 words at a time. The notifications are long, while emails or text require you to scroll a bit.
The Vívosmart 5 features 14 modes for activity tracking, such as HIIT, yoga, strength training, and breathwork, among others. Garmin also enables menstruation cycle tracking within the companion app. Additionally, you can track heart rate, blood oxygen levels, stress, and respiration rates throughout the day and night. Being a more basic tracker don’t expect much though you will get information like calories, heart rate, and heart rate zones.
Garmin said it will not replicate the subscription model of FitBit, which charges $10 a month from its subscribers for data and content. The Garmin Vivosmart 5 promises a seven-day battery life and can be purchased for $150. In Spite of the shortcomings, the fitness tracker offers deeper metrics and analytics. Though nothing major has changed with the fitness tracker and remains the same at large.
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