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Garmin Vivoactive HR: Good activity monitor and smart watch...
on 14 October 2016
I first took delivery of this item in early September 2016 and, after fully charging it, have pretty much worn it full time ever since.
Overall I like it, am happy with it's functions (though I don't yet use them all!), and it's is comfortable to wear being neither heavy or light..
The strap is of a good length for me (I am of very medium and average proportions!) and it adjusts easily to keep the device snug enough for accurate readings of heart rate, etc.
My only issues with it are (and as other reviews have commented) even with the display set to maximum brightness, it is still not very bright at all and I have found that (although it kept it's charge for over week when I first got it) it's charge duration has dropped noticeably since and now only lasts about 5 days.. and it is just being worn daily as any watch would so I am not sure why...
(Addendum 28th May 2017: It is now 8 months since I bought this watch and while I am still happy that it does what I bought it for, I am increasingly unhappy with the battery life that has now dropped to 2.. yes 2 days!! For a £190 watch that promised roughly a week of battery life this is pretty poor.. Dropping my rating to 3 stars)
Overall very good but not perfect yet!