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Garmin Vivosmart HR+ (WHRM) Activity Tracker - £129.99 (Plus 20% discount for new customers) - VERY
Garmin Vivosmart HR+ (WHRM) Activity Tracker - £129.99 (Plus 20% discount for new customers) - VERY

Garmin Vivosmart HR+ (WHRM) Activity Tracker - £129.99 (Plus 20% discount for new customers) - VERY

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Retail most places for £150+

Mine came in around £100, for what is regarded by many as the best fitness tracker around.

The blue version is £129.99

I also got 20% off for new very credit customers with code provided on homepage.

And 7.5% quidco.

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This is the HR+ the one you pointed out on
Amazon is just the HR version.

Yes - I always knew it as the HR GPS. Doubt many will know that HR+ means that.

I have one. Getting a GPS signal is useless, whether or not it connects to phone to upload is pot luck, bulky and HRM is all over the place. Apart from that - great piece of kit!

Paid £90 from warehouse deal. Definitely wouldn't buy again. Probably worth about £40

Original Poster

It appears to get very mixed reviews. You either get one that works, or one that doesn't really work very well. Possibly some hardware version differences? Or even firmware? I'm taking a punt as have read a lot of stellar reviews.

If GPS doesn't work I'll be sending it back, as this is the main selling point (certainly over the Vivosmart HR original).
Edited by: "Rotoq" 16th Jan

I suspect it's the sophistication and uses the purchasors put them to .. so if u r step counting etc then no point paying this kind of money .. if you are exercising seriously or want to make sure your heart rate stays in a range or at a maximum level then the chest strap garmins are the way to go IMHO.

IMHO I've yet to see any optical HR sensor come anything close to the Garmin chest straps (or garmin chest sensor and polar straps as the garmin straps seem to be engineered to last only about a year :-( )

The Mio optical HR sensor seems about the best by a good way, sensors in Apple Samsung Microsoft are very poor) in Garmin they seem a mixed bag the vivosmart ive found poor the 235 better but the 235 can also use the chest straps so the best of both worlds

If I can find a 235 on a decent sale price I will be getting one for my father and binning his Microsoft band as Rough HRM for him is more important than steps/distance etc

Out of stock in purple - other colours are 159.99

Rotoq

It appears to get very mixed reviews. You either get one that works, or … It appears to get very mixed reviews. You either get one that works, or one that doesn't really work very well. Possibly some hardware version differences? Or even firmware? I'm taking a punt as have read a lot of stellar reviews.If GPS doesn't work I'll be sending it back, as this is the main selling point (certainly over the Vivosmart HR original).



Yes the GPS was the main reason I bought and the glowing review from DC rainmaker here Garmin Vivosmart HR+ GPS review

Mine seems to have had firmware updates weekly since I bought in December - still no improvement on finding a GPS signal outside!

I have wanted to track walks just for the data and never receives a signal - well, until the end of the walk!

Had very high hopes for this based on the plethora of reviews I read and alleged features. Been thoroughly disappointed in it especially for the price.

Bizarrely it is good at recording treadmill runs and uploading things to Strava automatically. Does make me wonder if the Garmin app is just useless?

But the inability to even locate a GPS outside is ridiculous.

Maybe I got a duff unit?!

Garmin tends to get better over time, I had the vivoactive watch and now the vivoactive HR,
Gps is spot on for both, the only think I dislike is the touchscreen doesn't work too well after swimming, so need to wipe water off to save it
Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 16th Jan

whatyadoinsucka

Garmin tends to get better over time, I had the vivoactive watch and now … Garmin tends to get better over time, I had the vivoactive watch and now the vivoactive HR, Gps is spot on for both, the only think I dislike is the touchscreen doesn't work too well after swimming, so need to wipe water off to save it



neither of which is this though or even that similar - apart from being made by Garmin.........

KareemSaid

neither of which is this though or even that similar - apart from being … neither of which is this though or even that similar - apart from being made by Garmin.........


Not similar they are both activity trackers with step counters with HR and GPS built in, look at the two models similiar design features and aesthetics, uses the same garmin App and similar software clearly the GPS isn't great in the vivosmart.
Garmin have good customer service send it back and get a replacement, I've not once had GPS fail to pick up and I use it every other day .

the vivoactive HR is only £159 when it is back in stock at decathlon ..

whatyadoinsucka

Not similar they are both activity trackers with step counters with HR … Not similar they are both activity trackers with step counters with HR and GPS built in, look at the two models similiar design features and aesthetics, uses the same garmin App and similar software clearly the GPS isn't great in the vivosmart.Garmin have good customer service send it back and get a replacement, I've not once had GPS fail to pick up and I use it every other day .the vivoactive HR is only £159 when it is back in stock at decathlon ..



Apart from one being a watch and one being a band....

Think I will send mine back as it's pretty crap really, thanks for reminding me!

Well clearly I can see ones a band and ones a watch, but otherwise same family group hence if your gps doesn't work you got a faulty one .
My original vicoacfive watch wasn't great but with software updates it was mediocre to brilliant in 2-3 months
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