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Announcing Garmin vívoactive HR

02/18/16 @ 04:44 PM

The Next Great Connect IQ Watch

vivoactive HR


Mystery “Tall Watch” Revealed

Back in January, we added the “Tall Watch” to the Connect IQ™ SDK, giving you the tools to develop for one of our most important device launches this year. Now it’s time to reveal the new vívoactive® HR — the ultra-thin fitness wearable evolved from our already successful vívoactive watch.


This new GPS smartwatch — with built-in sports apps for running, cycling, SUP, skiing/snowboarding, golfing, swimming and more — is your all-day, everyday partner in fitness. It combines Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology with smart notification features, activity tracking and wireless connectivity that enables automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™. Plus, with Connect IQ you can develop watch faces, apps and widgets for vívoactive HR users to easily customize the device.

Key Developer Features of the vivoactive HR watch

  • The new high bar for CIQ developers! The watch is twice as fast as Vivoactive, and has twice the available memory for app and data field developers!
  • This device is loaded with sensors, including WHRM, accelerometer, barometer, and compass.
  • CIQ + amazing battery life + WHRM = The best watch for fitness apps on the market

Get started today

With the latest SDK (version 1.2.5) now available, developers will be able to design, simulate and upload apps to the Connect IQ store for the new vívoactive HR. Especially for this device, Connect IQ apps built around the ActivityMonitor Module will provide key value to our users. Throughout the rest of the year, we’ll continue to bring more exciting new features to life for this watch and the broader Connect IQ program. We’ll keep you posted on upcoming developments.

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