Garmin has been making activity trackers, GPS watches, and other fitness-oriented wearables for a few years. But the Garmin Vivomove may be the company’s first fitness gadget that looks more like a watch than, well, a gadget.

It’s a waterproof watch with an analog watch face, long battery life, and support for interchangeable bands. But the watch also has all the sensors you’d expect from a fitness tracker, and the ability to sync data with your smartphone.

The watch sells for $150 and up.

garmin vivomove

At a time when a lot of smartwatches need to be charged every day, and fitness trackers typically need to have their batteries charged every week or two, Garmin says the Vivomove can get up to a year of battery life from a CR2025 coin cell battery.


The watch can track your step count, monitor your movements while you sleep, and calculate distance traveled. It’s waterproof up to 5 atmospheres (50 meters), but you’ll want to use a sport band if you plan to go swimming with the watch. Obviously the optional leather bands are not waterproof.

The Garmin Connect syncs with your phone using the Garmin Connect mobile app, but there are also two bars on the watch itself that can let you get a quick overview of your daily activity progress. One shows how close you are to meeting your daily step count goal, while the other shows how long you’ve been inactive.

Garmin’s Vivomove isn’t the first analog watch to feature built-in fitness tracking features. Withings also offers a line of watches under its Activité brand for $150 and up.

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