Garmin announced Vivosmart 5, the latest wearable backpack and first fitness in nearly four years. Like wireless headphones, fitness trackers are another type of wearable that has hit the market and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. When it comes to fitness regulators, both established and new players seek to outdo others in resources and prizes.
After announcing several new smartwatches in the first quarter of 2022, Garmin is now reviving its line of fitness recorders that were last updated in 2018. The product line for 2022 already includes the hybrid Vivomove Sport, the elegant Venu 2 Plus and the Fenix 7 series. The latter is intended for adventurers and those who prefer to move freely.
Garmin has made some significant changes to the design of the Vivosmart 5. The new fitness recorder features a larger and thicker 0.41×0.73-inch OLED fabric and has a resolution of 88×154. This is a great upgrade in 0.26 × 0.70 inch fabric ratio of the Vivosmart 4 with a resolution of 48 × 128, but also means that the wearable is not that much. The fabric supports touch input and can also be controlled with the physical button underneath. Another design change is, of course, the support for interchangeable tires. There are also some material changes, such as using acrylic for the lens instead of polycarbonate. The acrylic transmits light better than the polycarbonate and does not yellow over time, although it is not as strong.
Garmin offers more than just design updates with its new fitness tracker. Resources such as heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen concentration, body battery energy monitoring, and stress monitoring have been carried over, as have a number of new releases. Vivosmart 5 now provides support for women’s health (menstrual cycle and pregnancy), breathing and hydration. Users now also get a tip to display their quality with information on how to improve it. There is also conscious breathing to help relax and an age physical conditioning tool that is chronological age, weekly activity, resting heart rate and IMC or body fat percentage to determine the “age” of the body.
The fitness controller is able to break down steps and burn calories. There are several integrated sports applications for walking, running, yoga, Pilates, cardio, exercise and strength training. The new Garmin wearable also has a water resistance of 5ATM, making it enough for swearing and showering. Unfortunately, it still doesn’t have GPS and needs to be connected to a connected phone to track traffic, cycling and walking. However, there is support for incident detection during in-book activities, which are sent to the user’s location for emergency contacts in case assistance is needed.
The Vivosmart 5 has a battery life of 7 days and is compatible with Android and iOS. When connected to a phone, it can display email alerts, SMS and applications. The new fitness Rastreador comes with a price of US$150 and is available in the colors Black, Cool Mint and White. Buyers have the option to choose between small/medium and large sizes, making this last available in pure color only. Anyone with a small/medium size can also buy extra bracelets in the cities, which Garmin has a price of US$30 each.