Garmin vivosmart HR Sports Activity Tracker Watch With Wrist Heart Rate Monitor, Regular, Black £99.99 @ John Lewis
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Garmin vivosmart HR Sports Activity Tracker Watch With Wrist Heart Rate Monitor, Regular, Black £99.99 @ John Lewis

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Found 14th Jun 2016
Stumbled on this price yesterday, clicked and collected earlier today so deffo works. Only at this price in black, and appears to be regular size strap.I have a larger wrist (not Geoff Capes I hasten to add) and fits OK, when I collected I went into store and the guy opened it up to let me try it on, just in case.
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IF you want the best device out there for accuracy, check out the Cloudtag Track, about to be released. ECG quality accuracy, beats anything on the market. Just waiting to get my hands on one!
graaaham2

IF you want the best device out there for accuracy, check out the … IF you want the best device out there for accuracy, check out the Cloudtag Track, about to be released. ECG quality accuracy, beats anything on the market. Just waiting to get my hands on one!



Bit of a bold statement before anyone has even got their hands on one.
Cracking deal this
paisleychapp

Bit of a bold statement before anyone has even got their hands on … Bit of a bold statement before anyone has even got their hands on one.Cracking deal this



graaaham2 has made one comment and that was it. Bold statement and probably one made on every site mentioning a HRM this week. Even spammers have to pay the bills though.
Can anyone help me out? I just got one of these and turned the Bluetooth of and now I can't turn it back on
Menu on phone by pressing end button, then there is a Bluetooth icon so must be option in there as "pair" showing on mine - (you can only pair in app - not in phone settings).
Regards,
PCHPHIL
Good price but reviews aren't really encouraging.
All reviews for a lot of devices are variable - went for this in end as prefer to have waterproof watch and ability to swim whilst wearing was a plus as hate taking off and putting back on as easy to lose IMO. Nearly bought the TT Spark cardio but prefer functions on Garmin including alerts and 20 squid less into the bargain
PCHPHIL thx for your suggestion but my Bluetooth I get "pair smartphone" and no other options . Sadly it won't pair as the Bluetooth is off! I've been in this circle of hell since Sunday
Option to left (before) pair phone on mine says "Bluetooth connected" and if I go into that there is a slider switch (currently on) for Bluetooth. Scared to switch mine off but sounds likely to be that. Otherwise can't you do factory reset and then start afresh ?
I don't have any option to the left or right, just pair. I reset by holding the button for 10s but no joy
Thx for trying
Restore Defaults ????? (under settings)
Edited by: "pchphil" 14th Jun 2016
Yeah did that to! Crazy that it lets you turn it off then hides the option to turn it back on! If garmin don't have a solution it will have to be retuned which is a shame as I spent ages choosing ir
To turn the Bluetooth off, press the button, scroll to the Bluetooth symbol, tap it, you will see Bluetooth waiting to connect, tap that you can then tap again to turn it on or off - by tapping
Turns out it was user error all along , I was trying to pair it as a HR+ Thx to all who inspired me to read the instructions one more time
graaaham2

IF you want the best device out there for accuracy, check out the … IF you want the best device out there for accuracy, check out the Cloudtag Track, about to be released. ECG quality accuracy, beats anything on the market. Just waiting to get my hands on one!



​i just called Intel about my basis peak and they will give me £184 if I sent it back to them due to the overheating issue. might just be time to sent it back and get this. thanks
Any of you guys had this counting steps while driving your car?
I see Garmin and automatically think this will have GPS.
Decent price, I picked mine up at the start of the year for £5 less, but haven't found it for that price since. Good unit, does everything is says and is probably better than the Fitbit because it's water resistant and I can use mine for 3-4 day before needing to charge it.

Yes, it can count step whilst driving, particularly if you're playing 'air drums'!
If this work, why do people buy Chest Heart Rate Monitor and pair it with a watch.
Shouldn't the Chest HRM + Watch combo be obsolete? Its so uncomfortable
The chest straps give you a more accurate heart rate and these are not as good, so if you can live with that then so be it. If you're a more serious athlete and need the accuracy then the strap would be one to go for. They all have their place atm, until they can improve the technology for wrist HRMs.
Great activity tracker, does everything that you want it to. The upside for me is the fact that it can substitute the heart rate monitor strap and connect with other Garmin devices (for running and cycling). Downside is the battery life and size.
Indeed. You only get the ECG accuracy when it's tightly bolted to your chest. Otherwise it's just the normal LED shining on your wrist. And no display, just a ring of LEDs. Seems a little backward to me!
chrisbass

errrrr......http://www.wiggle.co.uk/garmin-vivosmart-with-integrated-hrm/



Why are you erring?
quackstar84

Why are you erring?



Because he's human
He could fart and you'd be welcome to say he's human. I just wanted to know why he shared the link? Is it a better to buy from wiggle or johnlewis? I'm not familiar with wiggle.
quackstar84

He could fart and you'd be welcome to say he's human. I just wanted to … He could fart and you'd be welcome to say he's human. I just wanted to know why he shared the link? Is it a better to buy from wiggle or johnlewis? I'm not familiar with wiggle.



wiggle is cheaper and therefore better!
Who is Geoff Capes?
DonkeyKonk

Who is Geoff Capes?



I could be wrong but i think he invented superhero costumes.
HR monitor on these are rubbish. Mines now sat in the cupboard.
I've had mine for a couple of months now, overall i'm pleased with it but you should be aware of a few issues if planning to buy:

- garmin connect is a bit clunky and not as intuitive as the fitbit site
- quite often unit seems to freeze / does not register any steps which is highly annoying
- distance tracking, for running seems to be highly inaccurate. I've been running 5km sessions on a treadmill which repeatedly come out at 6.75km on this unit. Can anyone elighten me on whether you can calibrate it to be more accurate?
- battery life is about 5 days, what it says on the blurb is about right

I think its worth getting because of being waterproof and the phone notifications are extremely useful and much more advance than any fitbit tech currently, for example I never miss a call or text now, just be mindful of the above when making your own decision. Also the strap on the 'regular' size is ridiculously small so if you're an adult male would suggest the XL version.

JohnnyUtah

I see Garmin and automatically think this will have GPS.



Same here. But in fact it didn't have. Still a good catch.
luckyfives

I've had mine for a couple of months now, overall i'm pleased with it but … I've had mine for a couple of months now, overall i'm pleased with it but you should be aware of a few issues if planning to buy:- garmin connect is a bit clunky and not as intuitive as the fitbit site- quite often unit seems to freeze / does not register any steps which is highly annoying- distance tracking, for running seems to be highly inaccurate. I've been running 5km sessions on a treadmill which repeatedly come out at 6.75km on this unit. Can anyone elighten me on whether you can calibrate it to be more accurate? - battery life is about 5 days, what it says on the blurb is about rightI think its worth getting because of being waterproof and the phone notifications are extremely useful and much more advance than any fitbit tech currently, for example I never miss a call or text now, just be mindful of the above when making your own decision. Also the strap on the 'regular' size is ridiculously small so if you're an adult male would suggest the XL version.



I had the same problem and it didn't matter if I put my step length at 4m or 0.5m, it would pretty much come out the same. There must be some type of limit where it doesn't matter what you put in a your stride length it wont go over, but that seems to be dependant on your height. I finally got a longer stride length to be accepted by adjusting my height. I increased my height by around 10cm and then, I managed to get a more accurate distance, well at least closer to what I know it should be so that's good enough for me for the moment. Obviously this completely stuffs up your BMI, but who really uses that anymore these days.

Hope that helps a bit.
Edited by: "Obiwan" 19th Jul 2016
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