Garmin, the sports GPS specialist, has taken the covers off its first analogue fashion watch, the Vivomove.
The world of wearables is fast filling up and Garmin, as a leader in that field for decades, is competing on all fronts. The new Vivomove looks stylish and clearly appeals to those that want to wear an activity tracker all day and night but without compromising on design. Something the Withings Activité has been offering for a while now.
The Garmin Vivomove is primarily an analogue watch but doubles as an activity tracker for step counting and sleep monitoring. The watch is water resistant to a hefty 50 metres depth and features a battery that will keep going for a year before needed a cheap swap out.
The Vivomove will be available in three models: Sport with silicone strap, Classic with leather strap and Premium with full steel body and leather strap. All the straps are interchangeable and finishes on the watch include black, white, rose gold-tone, stainless steel and gold-tone.
The watch shows progress towards the step goal for the day while a red bar alerts the wearer to when they've been inactive for too long. Connecting to the Garmin Connect app, which is done automatically via the smartphone app, will allow for deeper analysis of data including sleep patterns.
The Garmin Vivomove is available from May for £140 in black or white Sport, £180 for black or rose gold-tone with leather strap Classic, or £240 for stainless steel or gold-tone with leather strap Premium.
Sports bands will be priced at £23 while leather bands cost £46.