Garmin vivoactive 5 announced with AMOLED screen, NFC and 11-day battery life
Garmin announced its latest vivoactive 5 featuring a lightweight design with an anodized aluminum bezel and the same high-end avtivity tracking that Garmin is known for. Vivoactive 5 features a 1.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 390 x 390px resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The watch weighs just 23 grams and is 5 ATM waterproof.
The newest vivoactive member can track your heart rate, blood oxygen, stress and sleep. Sleep tracking comes with personalized sleep insights and nap tracking. The watch supports over 30 sport-tracking apps with on-board GPS. Vivoactive 5 also tracks your exercise progress and suggests recovery times after workouts and guided meditation sessions
Garmin added a body battery that tracks your energy levels based on the summarized reports which take into account stress, exercise load and recovery data. There’s an NFC receiver with support for Garmin Pay and you can pair with iOS and Android devices.
You get 4GB onboard memory which can be used to store music from Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer. The watch supports notification management and you can also type out messages on the screen if you are paired with an Android device. You can also download additional watch faces and apps from the Garmin Connect IQ Store. Battery life in smartwatch mode is rated at up to 11 days.
Garmin vivoactive 5 comes in black, white, orchid and navy colors. Pricing is set at $300/€300/£260 and is available from Garmin and partnering retailers.
- 25 Sep 2023
waiting for refresh on Vivosmart band with on board GPS
- 24 Sep 2023
Battery life is rated up to 11 days. What is that rating when GPS tracking is enabled?
- 23 Sep 2023
Yes, it's accepted anywhere mobile payments work, and it's actually compatible with a decent number of banks/cards (particularly in larger markets). Works better than I ever thought it would.