Garmin Vivoactive GPS Smartwatch $170, reg. $320 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)
It's fun in the fall to get back into routine such as school and fitness! September is the month when fitness classes start up again, or walks with friends on a regular basis are planned.
The Garmin Vivoactive GPS Smartwatch is on sale for today only and is $170, down from a reg. price of $320. As a price comparison, Best Buy is selling this model for $300.00. This is a one day sale only, while quantities last.
The Garmin Vivoactive is ultra-thin and lightweight. You can read it in the sun and it has a high-resolution touchscreen (in colour of course.) GPS is built in so you can run, bike, golf and even swim with the activity tracking apps.
You can use it by itself but you'll have a richer experience if you pair it with your smartphone so that you can receive alerts for incoming calls, texts, emails, appointments on your calendar as well as social media and other app notifications. This watch is compatible with iPhone 4S or later and select Bluetooth Smart-capable Android devices.
There are free watch designs so you can customize it. The same as for the widgets and apps from the Garmin Connect IQ Store.
Battery life on this watch is nothing short of phenomenal! You can go up to 3 weeks in watch/activity tracking mode, or up to 10 hours if using GPS.
This is a high quality activity smartwatch that has a built-in accelerometer and wrist-based speed and cadence trackers that you can use when running on an indoor track or treadmill (and also when GPS is unavailable.)
If you're a golfer, or are thinking of getting this for a golfer, check this out:
Pair with your smartphone³ to download course maps from our golf course database — with more than 38,000 courses worldwide — to play favorite and new courses. The golfing app keeps maps updated and tallies hole number and par. GPS measures layup and dogleg distances, as well as distances to the front, middle and back of the green, to improve usability over the entire hole. Individual stroke play scorecard lets you see if you're under or over par. Measure shot distance at the press of a button. Round timer counts up time on the course, while the built-in accelerometer tracks your steps.
You can even control your music on your phone, locate your phone (This is an incredibly handy feature to have!! When you're out and you 'lose' your phone in your purse, you can at least use the watch to quickly 'find' your phone and you can have peace of mine 'hearing' that it's there, without even having to rummage through your purse to find it.) You also can let your friends and family track your activities in real time with Live Track. This would be a good idea for kids to have paired with their smart phones, actually. Makes it easy for you to know where they're at.
Shipping is free on this gorgeous watch and you can purchase it in black or white.