A few months back when Garmin launched the Venu, they also showed us the vívomove 3 which is a “hybrid smartwatch” — it hides its smartwatch functions behind an analog watch face. Last December, Garmin also launched the vívomove Luxe which is the premium tier of this series.
This is what I wrote about the vivomove back then:
With its hidden touchscreen display behind an analog watch face, the vívomove 3 looks like a regular wristwatch — until you twitch your wrist and bring the display to life. The watch hands move out of the way to display several different screens you can swipe through. When you’re done, put your wrist down and the watch hands move back into displaying time.
They call the vívomove 3 a “hybrid smartwatch” because of this. It’s a health and fitness tracker coupled with smartwatch capabilities like synced notifications via Bluetooth from your smartphone (SMS, social media updates, email, calendar reminders, and more). Unlike the Venu and the Vivoactive 4, the vívomove 3’s ability to track your outdoor running or cycling activities depends on the GPS capability of your phone because it uses “Connected GPS”. However, if you’re more of a gym fitness enthusiast and only run outdoors occasionally, this smartwatch would be pretty full-featured (as well as really, really pretty).
The vívomove series builds on the previous vívomove HR by adding new advanced wellness features like Pulse Ox and Body Battery energy monitoring and connected GPS. The vívomove has a battery life of up to five days in smartwatch mode and will keep ticking for an additional week in watch mode.
The vívomove Luxe has a sleek and small watch face at 42mm with a stainless steel bezel and stainless-steel casing, available with either an Italian leather or Milanese metal strap. It also features hidden dual AMOLED color touchscreen displays behind a domed sapphire crystal lense and an elegant watch face, making for crisp visuals.
The vívomove Luxe retails at P29,995 for the White Leather + 24K True Gold hardware, Navy Leather + Silver hardware, and Light Sand Leather + 18K Rose Gold hardware versions. The Milanese + Silver hardware and Milanese + 18K Rose Gold hardware versions retail at P32,995.
Meanwhile, the vívomove 3 has a larger 44mm face with a stainless-steel bezel and a selection of colorful silicone bands. It’s a bit friendlier to the pocket retailing at P16,595 for either the Powder Gray + Silver hardware or Black + Slate hardware versions.
Here are a few more actual photos of the vivomove series:
Here are the vívomove smartwatch features according to the press release.
- Notifications: Receive smart notifications for incoming calls, text messages, social media updates, calendar reminders and more.
- Advanced Health Monitoring: Comprehensive suite of 24/7 health monitoring features include advanced sleep with Pulse Ox, Body Battery energy monitoring, abnormal heartrate alerts, menstrual cycle tracking, stress tracking with relax reminders, new hydration tracking and more.
- Connected GPS: Connects with user’s smartphone’s GPS for greater accuracy in measuring outdoor activities.
- Fitness Features: Tracks steps, floors climbed, and intensity minutes and includes built-in activities for walking, running, cardio, yoga, strength training and more.
The Garmin vívomove 3 and vívomove Luxe are available at Garmin brand stores, major department and retail stores, sport superstores, as well as online on Kinetic.
For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at ph.garmin.com/news/pressroom or follow them at facebook.com/garminphilippines, instagram.com/garminphilippines, or youtube.com/GarminPhilippinesAsia.