Garmin Vivoactive 2020 Detailed Review &  its Benefits

Garmin Vivoactive 2020 Detailed Review &  its Benefits.

Garmin Vivoactive: The Garmin Vivoactive is an ultra-thin, GPS-equipped smartwatch that allows you to track your activities, view stats, and closely monitor the overall progress of your fitness goals. Featuring a number of built-in apps and allowing you to see your stats even when you’re away from a smartphone, the Garmin Vivocative is a great gadget for cycling, jogging, swimming, and just about every other sport or outdoor activity. 

Garmin Vivoactive

What’s more? 

The Garmin Vivoactive is designed specifically for fitness fans. It’s thin, it’s lightweight and can be a great activity monitor for runners, cyclists, and even swimmers. Since it’s fully submersible up to 50 meters deep, it offers precise tracking even underwater. 

Garmin took every bit of attention into detail while working on the Vivoactive’s display. It’s sun-readable (which is not exactly new, but still a nice perk) and has an impressive resolution that’s always a treat to look at. The 1.38-inch display is small, but still offers a wealth of functionality that keeps the design slim. 

The Vivoactive has excellent compatibility with a wide range of mobile devices. It can easily pair with iPhones, Androids, and Window Phones. Yet, Garmin has excluded Blackberry 

From Work to Workout 

Play harder, work smarter, live better with vívoactive. Built-in sports apps keep you active while smart notifications allow you to stay in contact with pressing work matters — all so you can keep your life in balance.

The high-resolution, color touchscreen stays readable in direct sunlight, so you can view your stats when you step out of the office for a run.  

Hit the Ground Running 

Whether you’re training for a 5K or just for life in general, the running app uses GPS to capture essential running data such as distance and pace. A built-in accelerometer and wrist-based speed and cadence trackers eliminate the need for a separate foot pod when running on an indoor track or treadmill and also when GPS is unavailable.  

Get In Gear 

The GPS-enabled cycling app measures time, distance, speed, and calories. Compatible with sensors³ such as speed, cadence and heart rate monitors to measure your progress on training rides as well as daily commutes. 

Tee Off 

Pair with your smartphone4 to download course maps from our golf course database — with more than 38,000 courses worldwide — to play favorite and new courses.  



Auto Length accelerometer-based technology automatically gauges total and interval distance; laps; calories burned; session average, interval and length pace; and stroke count7, including the number of strokes per length and interval and session averages.

Let the swimming app calculate your efficiency which adds the time and the number of strokes it takes to swim a pool length. View your time and interval distance at a glance. Interval Count lets you seamlessly pause and then resume your workout. 

The thin profile cuts through the water, and its 5 ATM water rating means you can swim, sweat and shower with it on, worry-free. 

Step It Up 

vívoactive follows your progress even when you’re not engaged in a specific activity. The activity tracking app tracks your steps to learn your current activity level, then assigns an attainable daily step count goal.

As you meet your milestones, the device will adjust your goal for the next day. The red move bar appears on the display after 1 hour of inactivity and builds when you’ve been sitting too long.

Just walk for a couple of minutes to reset the move bar. Set the sleep mode when you go to bed and vívoactive will monitor your rest. It also tracks your calories burned. 

Stay Connected 

vívoactive gently vibrates to alert you to all the same notifications you receive on your compatible Bluetooth-enabled device5. Receive caller ID and missed call information for incoming calls. Text messages include sender information and message. Email messages come with sender and subject.

vívoactive also displays notifications from Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms, as well as other mobile apps, including weather alerts and temperature. Simply touch and swipe the screen to read more, or clear the screen with the press of a button. 

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Advanced Smartwatch Features 

vívoactive lets you control the tunes on your music player, locate your phone, and let your friends and family track your activities in real-time with Live Track. You can also remotely control your VIRB Elite action camera. 

Challenge Yourself 

Stay up to date on your progress for each of the built-in activities with automatic syncs with Garmin Connect Mobile. You can earn virtual badges for extra motivation, join online challenges, and connect, compete, and compare with friends and family around the world. View your history and stats right on the smartwatch. 

Show Your True Colors 

vívoactive comes in basic black or bright white to coordinate with your philosophy of style. Swap out additional bands to show your true colors, or dress it up with a leather option in black or white. 

Wear Your Personality on Your Sleeve 

Download the free Garmin Face It watch face app to customize your device with any photo from your smartphone. Just download the app, choose an image from your photo library, adjust the style for time and set it as your watch’s face. Whether it’s a scenic view from your last hike or a picture of your new puppy, with Garmin you can add personality to your watch that’s uniquely you. 


  • Subtle, circular, stylish design 
  • Good GPS and heart rate monitor 
  • Tracks a range of activities 


  • Can’t choose which apps get alerts 
  • iOS users can’t respond to texts 
  • Base model can’t support music playback 

Final Words

Final Words 

To say the least – the Garmin Vivoactive is a great gadget for fitness-minded individuals. On the whole, Garmin did an amazing job on their smartwatch – so, even if it doesn’t have any truly revolutionary features, it’s still worth checking out and would make a great investment for anyone looking to keep track of their health and fitness goals.  

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