In 1983, Gary Burrell recruited Min H. Kao from the defense contractor Magnavox while working for the former King Radio. The pair founded Garmin in 1989 in Lenexa, Kansas, as ProNav. ProNav's first product was a GPS unit which sold for US$2,500. The company later received its name Garmin, composed of the first names of its two founders. In 1991, U.S. Army became their first customer.
Stay active and connected with vívosmart wearable technology. Each time you receive a text, email or call on your compatible Bluetooth device, vívosmart gently vibrates and automatically displays the information. Simply touch and swipe the screen to read more.
Tap To See Stats
vívosmart features a sleek, invisible display that comes to life when you get a notification or when you give the band a tap. Then the OLED display shines through the band to reveal your steps, distance traveled, calories burned, time of day and more.
Tells Time And “Time To Move”
Research shows that prolonged periods of inactivity, like sitting, decrease your body’s production of fat-burning enzymes. That effect can be reversed with frequent, short walk breaks. You might lose track of time but vívosmart remembers. After 1 hour of inactivity, vívosmart vibrates to let you know that it’s time to move. Walk just a couple of minutes to reset the timer.
vívosmart follows your progress 24/7 and can stay on for up to 7 days, before the battery needs a charge. Use the built-in alarm and vívosmart will alert you with a gentle vibration – no noise to disturb anyone else. Set the sleep mode at bedtime and monitor your rest. On your Garmin Connect page, you can view your total sleep hours, as well as periods of movement and restful sleep.
Personalized Daily Goals
vívosmart learns your current activity level, then assigns an attainable daily goal. As you meet your milestones, vívosmart adjusts your goal for the next day, gradually nudging you toward a more active lifestyle.
At Garmin Connect, you can track your progress, and earn virtual badges for extra motivation. You can also join online challenges and connect, compete and compare with friends and family around the world.