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Garmin's new activity tracker tracks your daily stress levels

By James Lu - on 5 May 2017, 7:17pm

Garmin's new activity tracker tracks your daily stress levels

Garmin announced the Vivosmart 3 activity tracker today, a slim sports band with a bevy of monitoring tools including VO2 Max, fitness age, and wellness monitoring with all-day stress tracking. The tracker also provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring and automatically tracks activity including steps, floors climbed, calories burned, intensity minutes, sleep and more.

As with Garmin's other trackers, it also features smart notifications to keep users connected while on the go. The Vivosmart 3 boasts a battery life of up to five days, and and is rated waterproof up to 50 meters.

“Health conscious customers are becoming more interested in the meaning behind their activity stats,” said Mr. Engelhard (Al) Sundoro, Managing Director, Garmin South Asia. “As in, I like seeing the data, but how does it correlate to my overall wellbeing? With its new fitness and wellness monitoring tools that tell you things like fitness age and stress level, the vívosmart 3 is able to provide users with those answers, and that is a game changer for the activity tracker industry.” 
                                     
The Vivosmart 3 will be available from 12th May in black, blue and purple colors at Garmin authorized resellers including Challenger, Best Denki, Harvey Norman, Courts and Running Lab for a suggested retail price of S$229.  

The first 150 customers to buy a Vivosmart 3 will also receive S$20 CapitaLand shopping vouchers.

Garmin also announced the Vivofit Jr. today, an activity tracker/motivator for children between the ages of three to ten. The Vivofit Jr. comes in a variety of kid-friendly designs and features a non-rechargeable one-year battery life. It tracks steps, sleep and kids’ activity on the way to their recommended 60-minute daily play goal.

The Vivofit Jr. also comes with a free, parent-controlled mobile app so parents can monitor their kids' activities and assign tasks to be completed. When the child completes a task they can earn coins that can be redeemed for agreed-upon rewards. The Vivofit Jr. will be available at all Garmin authorized resellers from mid May 2017 at a suggested retail price of S$129.