Garmin Vivomove Sport smartwatch review

Stylish and functional hybrid for anyone keen to track fitness and lifestyle, rather than performance

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Garmin Vivomove Sport is a super option for those would like quality fitness and lifestyle tracking without the expense and commitment of a full smartwatch. The combination of classic, physical watch hands with a hidden OLED screen make it ideal for anyone wanting to avoid the bulkiness of a full-on smartwatch with endless widgets and settings. The lack of on-board GPS will likely be the deciding factor in any purchase, though the option to pair to a smartphone for GPS tracking means it's still possible to dabble with more in-depth stats, albeit at the cost of battery life.

Reasons to buy
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    Discreet and stylish

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    Easy to use

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    Intuitive app

Reasons to avoid
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    No independent GPS

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    Pairing for a signal, or broadcasting HR significantly compromises battery life

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The Garmin Vivomove Sport is a great choice for anyone wanting to track day-to-day activity and recovery without being overwhelmed by a plethora of data and analysis that’s arguably fit for a pro. Its sleek, discreet and lightweight design offers a range of functions that should satisfy most fitness enthusiasts.

Garmin Vivomove Sport: first impressions

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