Garmin Vivoactive 5 will launch in a few days with boosted smart functions and AMOLED
The Vivoactive 5 will boast Gorilla Glass 3 protection on a 1.2″ AMOLED screen running at a creditable 390×390 pixels
The essence of the new Vivoactive is that it is a round, lower-priced, lowly-featured, smaller version of the recent Garmin Venu 3. As such, it boasts some but not all of Garmin’s more recent features. Sleep Coach and nap detection are included but not the latest optical HR sensor nor the glories of SatIQtastic GNSS.
Battery life is good and in line with other Garmin watches
Up to 11 days (in connected mode)
Up to 21 hours (in GPS mode)
There are a choice of 4 colour options:
- Vivoactive 5, Gray aluminum bezel , black case and black silicone strap : €299.99
- Vivoactive 5, Soft Gold aluminum bezel , ivory case and ivory silicone strap : €299.99
- Vivoactive 5, Metallic Blue aluminum bezel , blue case and blue silicone strap : €299.99
- Vivoactive 5, Metallic Orchid aluminum bezel , purple case and purple silicone strap : €299.99
Garmin Vivoactive 5 – Specs at a Glance (via: @Flo)
|vivoactive 5||vivoactive 4||Venu 3|
|Protection||Gorilla Glas||Gorilla Glas||Gorilla Glas|
|Resolution | PPI||390 × 390 | 325||260 × 260 | 200||454 × 454 | 324|
|Dimensions||42.2 × 42.2 × 11.1 mm||45.1 × 45.1 × 12.8 mm||45.0 × 45.0 × 12.0 mm|
|Weight||36g without a strap||50g with strap||46g with strap|
|Battery life – Smartwatch||11 days||8 days||14 days|
|Battery life – GPS||21 hours||18 hours||21 hours|
How the mighty has fallen
Vivoactive seems to have fallen from grace. No longer is it the pinnacle of Garmin’s smartwatch crown. It’s probably not even a jewel in that crown.
Maybe it’s just one of those manmade diamonds that Pandora charges an inflated price for?
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