Check Out Garmin’s Dapper New Smartwatch



A fitness tracker fit for the office

Wearable brand Garmin is known for its rugged, rubbery fitness trackers, which are popular with pro athletes and everyday fitness buffs alike.

Which makes the new Vivomove, a dressy new smartwatch that recalls the Swiss-made Withings Activité, a huge departure for the brand. This isn’t the watch you’d wear to scale Meru—this is a watch for watch guys

The $149 device is available in three different models: the Sport, the Classic, and the Premium, which comes in stainless steel or a gold-tone steel finish.

It’s sold with its thick leather strap—but that can be swapped for a rubber sport strap, sold separately for $30. (The watch has a 5 atm water-resistance rating, which means you can swim in a pool with it, but don’t go deep-sea diving.) 

The battery life is solid—a coin cell battery will power the Vivomove for up to a year.

The watch’s functionality is nicely streamlined—the device counts steps, estimates calories burned, and monitors sleep patterns. There’s not a heart-rate monitor, which is a little odd for a fitness tracker.

But the Vivomove does something lots of new wearables don’t: It tells time. 

(Photos courtesy of Garmin)

JCK Magazine Editor