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Can the Vivosmart HR and a chest strap be used simultaneously with Garmin Connect software?

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Asked by: Jennifer Epstein

You can even use your vívosmart HR as a heart rate strap on your wrist when paired with other compatible Garmin devices.

How accurate is Garmin Vivosmart heart rate monitor?

Results: Both test devices exhibited acceptable overall accuracy as heart rate sensors based on several statistical tests. Notably, the MAPE values were below 10% (the designated threshold) in both devices (GarminYoung=3.77%; GarminSenior=4.73%; XiaomiYoung=7.69%; and XiaomiSenior=6.04%).

How do I pair my Garmin heart rate monitor?

Pairing the Heart Rate Monitor with Your Bluetooth Device

  1. Put on the heart rate monitor.
  2. Bring the device within 3 m (10 ft.) of the heart rate monitor.
  3. Open the Bluetooth settings on the device. The heart rate monitor should appear in the list of available devices.
  4. Select the HRM‍-Dual™ heart rate monitor.


Does the Garmin Vivosmart HR have GPS?

You’ll note that there won’t be a GPS track, since the Vivosmart HR doesn’t include GPS, nor does it use GPS from the phone for a GPS track.

How do I use my Garmin Vivosmart HR?

Left or right to find a summary but another tap will allow you to read the entire message by swiping up and down now heading back out you have your current heart rate with the average.

Is the Garmin chest strap worth it?

A chest strap detects changes to your heart rate more quickly than a watch, which makes is a great tool if you’re training by heart rate zones. The HRM-Pro does a lot more than just measuring heart rate, and can also give you data on stride length, ground contact time, cadence, and vertical oscillation.

Can Garmin detect irregular heartbeat?

Newer Garmin watches can notify you when your heart rate unexpectedly goes above a specified threshold. If you are inactive for 10 minutes or more, and your heart rate stays above your set threshold, you’ll get an alert on the watch.

Does HRM dual connect to Garmin Connect?

With that in mind, Garmin’s $69.99 HRM-Dual is accurate, comfortable, and has a battery designed to last years. It also has both ANT+ and Bluetooth technology, meaning it can connect to just about any device or app you might use.



Garmin HRM-Dual Specs.

Name Value
Rechargeable Battery No

How do I connect my heart rate strap to my Garmin watch?

Pairing the Heart Rate Monitor With the Garmin Connect App

  1. Put on the heart rate monitor.
  2. From the app store on your smartphone, install and open the Garmin Connect app.
  3. Bring your smartphone within 3 m (10 ft.) of the heart rate monitor. …
  4. Select an option to add your device to your Garmin Connect account:


What heart rate monitors are compatible with Garmin?

You can use any heart rate monitor that features ANT+ technology with the Garmin Edge. The options are numerous, including the Adidas miCoach heart rate monitor, Geonaute monitor and the Athlosoft ERGOHR monitor. You also may use monitors included in many Bontrager, Blackburn, CycleOps, Concept2 and Beurer products.

What is the difference between Garmin Vivosmart HR and HR+?

Vivosmart HR comes in two versions, the regular model and the HR+ model which is more expensive and features built-in GPS. The design is similar to the Charge 2, but bulkier. Vivosmart HR+ sports an always-on display and sits securely and snug against your wrist which is important for heart-rate tracking.

Is Garmin Vivosmart HR waterproof?

The Vivosmart HR is quoted to last five days on one charge, which seems accurate. I only had to recharge it once per week in my testing. Like the previous Vivosmart, the band is waterproof with a rating of 5ATM, so you can submerge it up to 50 meters, or 164 feet, of water. That means it’s safe for swimming.

How long does Vivosmart hr battery last?

up to 5 days

The rechargeable battery in vivosmart HR can last up to 5 days on a single charge. Various factors including backlight, frequency of smart notifications, and wrist-based heart rate monitoring can shorten battery life in between charges.

Can you replace the battery in a Garmin Vivosmart HR?

Garmin Outdoor watches use a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is not user-replaceable.

How long does it take to charge a Garmin Vivosmart HR?

about 60 to 90 minutes

You can charge the device by plugging the USB cable into a Garmin® approved AC adapter with a standard wall outlet or a USB port on your computer. Charging a fully depleted battery takes about 60 to 90 minutes.

How can I make my Garmin battery last longer?

Maximizing Battery Life

  1. Shorten the backlight timeout (Backlight Settings).
  2. Shorten the timeout to watch mode (Power Save Timeout Settings).
  3. Turn off activity tracking (Activity Tracking).
  4. Select the Smart recording interval (Data Recording Settings).
  5. Turn off GLONASS ( Changing the GPS Setting).

What is the lifespan of a Garmin watch?

If you buy a Garmin watch today, the watch will remain functional for at least five years or more.

Can I overcharge my Garmin watch?

The charging logic in your Garmin device prevents it from being ‘overcharged’. The charger is disabled once the battery is at full capacity.

Why is Garmin battery draining so fast?

Backlight: Can be the biggest contributor to battery drain. How bright the backlight is set and how often it comes on can drain battery more quickly or less quickly. Having backlight set at 100% will drain a lot of battery while the backlight is on.

What is Garmin UltraTrac mode?

UltraTrac mode is a GPS setting that periodically turns off GPS to save battery power. When GPS is off, the device uses the accelerometer to calculate speed and distance. Speed, distance, and track data accuracy are reduced in UltraTrac mode. The accuracy of the data improves after a few outdoor runs using GPS.

How long is Garmin warranty?

for one year

This Garmin® product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin will, at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use.

Does Garmin GPS drain car battery?

Yes, it will drain your battery IFthe plug continues to be powered after your ignition is cut off. Easy way to check… leave your Garmin plugged in, turn off your engine. If the charger is lit up and stays lit up, then there is power going to the plug.

Should I leave my dash cam in my car overnight?

If you own a dash camera which doesn’t have parking mode, leaving it in the car overnight may only attract unwelcome attention. In those cases, it’s important to remember to remove the device from the windscreen when possible.

Can I charge my Garmin with a cell phone charger?

Can I Use the Wall Charger From My Phone? A wall charger from a cell phone may be used to charge your Garmin device.

Why does GPS drain battery so fast?

GPS is expensive because it is a very slow communication channel—you need to communicate with three or four satellites for an extended duration at 50 bits per second … Mobile devices such as Android and the iPhone achieve their battery life largely because they can aggressively and quickly enter into and exit from

Does sharing your location drain your battery?

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First discovered by Android Police, your friend’s battery level will be included in the set of information you receive when they share their location with you. It’s a helpful addition for keeping tabs on your friends and ensuring they’re safe.

Does always on location drain battery?

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