Fitness trackers have become quite popular and the market is filled with various brands and designs. While finding one is an effortless process, not all offers you land will be desirable. It is important to carefully evaluate and review each fitness tracker before spending your money however affordable it may be. Letscom ID130HR is one of the highly reputed fitness trackers in the market. It comes with various features and specs that make tracking your daytime and night activities a seamless painless task. Here is a review of the tracker including key features, capabilities, software, pros and cons.
I have own Garmin vivoactive for quite some time now. Even if it is not the latest model, I still enjoy it. I’m tempted by a new model with wrist-based heart rate monitor, but I may put over for some time until there are further improvements. I also still like the look of it. Although my girlfriend doesn’t share my opinion.
I use the vivoactive mostly for walking, occasional runs and short workouts. I like the “7-minute workout” (check on google or youtube – absolutely love to start the day with short series of exercises). The 7-minute workout app doesn’t come preloaded on vivoactive, but it is very easy to download from Garmin’s CONNECT IQ.
You will need to connect your device to a computer. Use the Garmin Express (from there: “Mange Apps” >>”Get More Apps” – you’ll be redirected to CONNECT IQ website, where you can choose an app you like).
Garmin vivoactive review here
If you have any questions in regards to Garmin vivoactive, send me an e-mail or leave your comment below.
Please note that Garmin VIVOACTIVE HR is already available for pre-order on Amazon
If you’re one of those individuals who likes dabbing into several different sports, and is keen on making the best out of each workout, Garmin just introduced what you may have wished for with the Vivoactive HR. The Vivoactive HR is the Garmin’s another, improved attempt at a smartwatch line purely designed for the sportier types.
Upon first glance, there are two things you’ll notice about the Garmin Vivoactive HR – first as the name suggests it has Garmin’s proprietary Elevate heart rate sensor and second it is sleek as ever resulting in a cleaner feeling unit. When compared to the original Vivoactive (vivoactive review here), the all new Vivoactive HR looks significantly different with all new rectangular slimmer watch face compared to square one.
Highlights of the Garmin Vivoactive HR
What’s in the Box?
Garmin Vivoactive HR Design
The Vivoactive HR has received considerable improvements compared to its predecessor in terms of design. For starters, the screen quality is excellent and a great improvement compared to its previous iteration. Additionally, responsiveness has improved significantly as well, area that fell short in the original Vivoactive. Garmin has taken a bold approach of trying to make the Vivoactive HR sportier rather than premium, which results in a comfortable feel. Continue reading
Garmin Forerunner 235 (GPS watch for runners) had been introduced to the Thai market.
Forerunner 235 Garmin Part Number: 010-03717-54
Last year tendency of including wrist-based heart rate (HR) is also provided in this model. 🙂
At first glimpse easily noticeable lightweight of this watch. Pretty impressive if you consider all the technology Garmin put into it, including GPS and GLONASS receivers, vibration alerts, Bluetooth, battery (life: 11 hours training, 9 days watch + activity tracking + notifications + heart rate), and of course the wrist-based heart rate sensor.
The review on Forerunner 235 should follow next Monday (8th February).
Physical & Performance
|Physical dimensions||1.77″ x 1.77″ x 0.46″ (45 x 45 x 11.7 mm)|
|Display size, WxH||1.23″ (31.1 mm) diameter|
|Display resolution, WxH||215 x 180 pixels|
|Weight||1.5 oz (42 g)|
|Battery life||11 hours training, 9 days watch + activity tracking + notifications + heart rate|
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)||✅|
|Find my phone||✅|
|Watch functions||Includes date and alarm|
Maps & Memory
|History||200 hours of activity data|
|V02 max estimate||✅|
|Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod)||✅|
|Bike speed/cadence sensor||Yes (optional)|
|Heart rate monitor||Yes (wrist-based)|
|Foot pod||Yes (optional)|
|Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)||✅|
|Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)||✅|
|Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)||✅|
|Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)||✅|
|Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)||✅|
|Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)||✅|
|Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)||✅|
|Heart rate-based calorie computation||✅|
|Calculates calories burned||✅|
|Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness)||✅|
Activity Tracking Features
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)||✅|
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)||✅|
|Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)||✅|
|Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)||✅|
|Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)||✅|
After Garmin introduced Vivoactive in Thailand, there have been quite a few gadget hunters asking about this model. I’m not surprised, I’m one of them. Here is a review providing hopefully enough information. Otherwise, just let me know. Any questions, comments very welcome (except folks selling SEO services, viagxx etc 😉 – those comments are NOT welcome).