The New Garmin Vivomove Sport Adds A More Affordable Option to Garmin’s Hybrid Smartwatch Range

Garmin unveiled its latest addition to its Vivomove lineup, the Garmin Vivomove Sport, at CES 2022.

The Garmin Vivomove Collection takes excellent Garmin exercise and health tracking and packs them into a watch with a more traditional look. The design combines analog hands with one or two small, hidden screens to display smart notifications, such as texts or calendar events from your phone.

The Vivomove Sport has just one screen and offers a more affordable option with an RRP of £159.99, compared to £199.99 for the Vivomove 3, £259.99 for the Vivomove Style and £439.99 for the Vivomove Luxe. While these names suggest that you’re paying more for better looking hardware, it’s fair to say that the increase in cost stems from more expensive materials. The Vivomove Sport may come with a silicone strap, but it’s available in three trendy color combinations – Cocoa with gold-peach accents, Ivory with gold-peach accents, and Mint with silver-tone accents – as well as all-black.

The features are very close to Vivomove 3, and perhaps the most important addition is Live Tracking, which allows you to share your live location with trusted contacts while playing outdoor sports. It also allows you to set up emergency contacts in the app and press a combination of buttons on the device to alert them in the event of an emergency.

Vivomove sport is also 5g lighter than Vivomove 3S (the smaller 39mm version) and has improved screen resolution.

Other than that, it shares five days of battery life in smartwatch mode, a host of health tracking features and the ability to use your smartphone’s signal to track outdoor running, cycling, and walking.

The main competitor in the hybrid watch business is Withings, and while Withings’ Scanwatch has more advanced health tracking features, it’s much more expensive at £249.95. The Withings Steel HR has a comparable price tag of £169.95, but for our money at least, it can’t compete with the modern look of the Vivomove Sport.

Indeed, the toughest competition Vivomove Sport faces is from fellow stablemate Garmin Lily (£179.99). It has a very similar set of features and an elegant look, but drops the analog clock in favor of a full touch screen.

Vivomove Sport is available for purchase now, with a delivery date in three to five weeks.

Purchase from Garmin | £159.99

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