As an advanced fitness tracker, the Garmin Vivosmart HR does a sterling job at a decent price. Accurate steps and sleep, resting heart rate and decent notifications all wrapped up into a comprehensive (and complex) app make it a top alternative to the Fitbit Charge HR. Dull looks, dubious live heart rate data during tracked activities and syncing issues are a downside, and it's in no way capable of replacing Garmin's own sports tech – but for those looking for a super-charged fitness tracker, the Vivosmart HR is a serious contender.
If you want a comprehensive tracker, the Vivosmart HR is the way to go. It tracks daily activity well and easily switches into beast mode to track workouts and give you many metrics to analyze after you're done. Smartphone notifications aren't limited to calls and texts, and its heart rate monitor can conveniently be used with other Garmin devices.
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|Device||Retail Price||Battery Life||Sleep||Activity||Notifications||Alarm||Water Resistant||Heart Rate|
|Garmin Vivosmart HR||$149.99||5 days|
|Fitbit Charge HR||$149.95||5 Days||Remove|
|Garmin Vivosmart||$149.99||7 days||Remove|
|Mio Alpha 2||$149.99||Up to 3 months||Remove|
|Striiv Fusion Bio||$99.99||Up to 5 days||Remove|
|Withings Pulse O2||$119.95||2 Weeks||Remove|