Fit tech update: Garmin drops vívomove® Trend

The new Garmin vívomove® Trend is a hybrid smartwatch that blends a classic analog design with essential health, fitness and smart features such as smartphone notifications and Garmin Pay™ contactless payments.

A stylish way to stay connected and keep track of health and fitness data, the vívomove Trend includes features like all-day stress tracking, sleep score, preloaded activities and more.

Plus, stay on the move longer with a battery life of up to 5 days in smartwatch mode and, when it is time to charge, users can now enjoy the convenience of wireless charging with most Qi-certified charging pads (sold separately).

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An everyday accessory

Designed to look like a traditional analog watch, vívomove Trend includes real ticking watch hands and a full-dial hidden display that only appears when needed.

When using the touchscreen, the watch hands will dynamically move away, making it easy to view health stats, smart notifications and more.

Available in several fashionable colourways – including Slate/Black, Peach Gold/Ivory, Cream Gold/French Gray and Silver/Mist Gray – vívomove Trend is accentuated by a stainless-steel bezel, domed glass and a comfortable silicone band.

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Essential smart features

Stay connected – even on the go – with vívomove Trend. Receive text messages and view social media updates, emails and more directly on your wrist when the watch is paired with an Apple® or Android™ smartphone.

Users with an Android smartphone can even respond with quick-reply texts directly from the watch.

While out and about, breeze through checkout lines and quickly pay right from the wrist with Garmin Pay contactless payment solution through participating banks.

Safety and tracking features provide peace of mind by allowing the user to send a message with their live location (if available) to chosen contacts, or the device can send a message automatically during certain outdoor activities.

What’s more, users can see their health and fitness information, connect and compete with friends, sign up for challenges and more in the free, Garmin Connect™ smartphone app – no subscription necessary.

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Live well

Loaded with premium health monitoring features, vívomove Trend users can easily get insights on their well-being all day, every day. Feature include:

  • Body Battery™ energy monitoring: View current energy levels throughout the day to find the best times for activity and rest.
  • Wrist-based heart rate: Track heart rate 24/7 and receive abnormal heart rate alerts (high/low) when the body is at rest.
  • Sleep monitoring and Sleep Score: Gain a better understanding of how the body is recovering with Garmin’s latest and most advanced sleep monitoring feature. Every morning, receive a personalised score for last night’s sleep and view the different sleep stages as well as stress,
  • Pulse Ox: Monitor blood oxygen saturation levels at any time during the day – or at night while asleep – to learn how well the body is absorbing oxygen.
  • Stress tracking: Gain insights into how calm, balanced or stressful the day has been and receive relax reminders when stress is detected. The built-in breathwork activity can also be used to encourage mindful breathing by tracking respiration, average heart rate and change in stress levels.
  • Women’s health tracking: Use the Garmin Connect smartphone app to track a menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Log symptoms, get exercise and nutrition education and more. Plus, use the Women’s Health Tracking app on the watch to see and log details right from the wrist.

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Get active

Get out and move with popular fitness features on vívomove Trend. Find a new passion or switch up a workout with built-in activity profiles for yoga, strength, cardio, running and more.

The smartwatch will even connect to a compatible smartphone’s GPS to accurately track distance, pace and speed during outdoor walks, runs and bike rides.  

Users can monitor their activity around the clock with step counting, floors climbed, calories burned, intensity minutes and more.

Plus, vívomove Trend includes Garmin’s fitness age feature, which will consider the users’ chronological age, weekly vigorous activity, resting heart rate and BMI or body fat percentage 4 to estimate if their body is younger or older than their actual age and provide tips to lower their fitness age.

Available now, vívomove Trend has a suggested retail price starting at R 6,599.00.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

When he's not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He's worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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