Garmin, a leader in the smartwatch industry, has unveiled its latest product—the Garmin Vivoactive 5. This new release follows closely on the heels of last month’s Venu 3 and Venu 3S announcements. Designed as a successor to the Vivoactive 4, which was launched in 2019, the Garmin Vivoactive 5 brings a host of enhancements and a more budget-friendly price. Positioned as a mid-tier smartwatch, let’s delve into what this device has to offer right out of the box.
Display and Design
The Garmin Vivoactive 5 sports a circular dial accompanied by two buttons on its right side. The device is equipped with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display that boasts a pixel resolution of 390 x 390. Additionally, it features an Always-on display mode. To ensure durability, the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, and the smartwatch is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
Health and Wellness Features
When it comes to health and fitness tracking, the Garmin Vivoactive 5 is no slouch. It comes with a heart rate monitor and HRV (Heart Rate Variability) status. Other health-related features include a body battery energy monitor, women’s health tracking capabilities (such as menstrual cycle and pregnancy tracking), and an SpO2 sensor. The device also offers stress tracking, nap detection, meditation sessions, mindful breathing, and hydration reminders. Users can benefit from a sleep coach, morning reports, health snapshots, and detailed respiration metrics.
Advanced Fitness Capabilities
The Garmin Vivoactive 5 is not just about basic health tracking; it also offers advanced fitness functionalities. Unique to this model is a wheelchair mode that includes specialized workouts for wheelchair users. The smartwatch comes pre-loaded with 30 indoor sports activities and additional features like interval creation, perceived exertion, intensity minutes, and VO2 Max measurements.
Connectivity and Additional Features
The Garmin Vivoactive 5 allows for text responses via a connected Android phone. It supports Garmin Pay and offers 4GB of storage, compatible with music apps like Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music. An added safety feature is the incident detection, which sends a message along with the live location to the user’s contacts in case of an emergency.
Battery Life and Pricing
The Garmin Vivoactive 5 promises a battery life of up to 11 days in smartwatch mode and up to 21 hours with GPS usage. As for the pricing, the smartwatch is available for $299 and comes in a variety of colors including black, ivory, navy, and orchid.
The Garmin Vivoactive 5 is now available for purchase, offering a comprehensive suite of features that make it a compelling choice for both health enthusiasts and everyday users alike.