Garmin Vivoactive HR – Health and Fitness Gadget of the Year 2016


Does anyone need a more comprehensive fitness watch than the Vivoactive HR? Unless you’re running ultra-marathons, we don’t think so.

It’s got the lot; heart-rate monitoring, step and sleep tracking, detailed workout recordings, and an inactivity alarm to remind you to get up off the couch. Sure, it’s got a bit of a fugly vibe, but seeing as it keeps ticking for a whole week between charges, it gets a pass in the style stakes.

It has GPS and an altimeter, and it’ll even keep track of swimming, rowing, or golf. Oh, and it’s got all the smartphone notifications and alerts you could want. For the cash, there’s not a lot out there that’s this thorough.

R5,000 |

How many ways are there to love the Garmin Vivoactive HR? We’ve thought of a few

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