This Wearable Thinks It Can Beat the Apple Watch in a Race
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This Wearable Thinks It Can Beat the Apple Watch in a Race

We know, we know… at this point there are so many activity trackers on the market it’s becoming impossible to even tell them apart anymore. Every new gadget seems to be the latest and greatest, and ends up being just about the same as the rest of them. But don’t give up yet! Garmin’s latest activity tracker, the Vivosmart, is the coolest and smartest thing we’ve seen in wearables yet.

Forget about tracking your calories, steps and distance, which all of them seem to do. Vivosmart does that and monitors your sleep, tracks your heart rate and auto syncs with your device. And in case that wasn’t enough to convert you from your Fitbit or Jawbone, Vivosmart is also pretty darn intelligent. That’s right, it alerts you when you receive text messages, emails or calls while on the go. Now that’s a smart wearable!

The activity tracker gently vibrates to notify you of activity happening on your compatible Bluetooth device and displays the information for you right on your wrist. If you want to see more, just swipe the touch screen. Want to get back to being active? Ignore it and keep on moving! Vivosmart is designed to be worn 24/7, and is even waterproof up to 50 meters, allowing you to wear it in bed, in the shower and at the pool. It tracks your habits to help you set personalized goals, and will even remind you when it’s time to get moving so you can stick to them. And, in five stylish colors, this activity tracker will fit in perfectly with your latest arm candy (score!).

Garmin’s Vivosmart is available online for $170, so there’s no wait to snag your own today. Finally, we can stop debating over the similarly designed trackers on the market and hitch our wagons to the smartest one out there!

What do you look for in an activity tracker? Share your thoughts on Garmin’s latest smart wearable in the comments below! 

(h/t DC Rainmaker and Mashable)