Garmin has launched its next generation of activity tracker following on from the Vivofit, its new Vivosmart can also connect to their smartphone to display notifications.

The Garmin Vivosmart features a touchscreen OLED display which is capable of alerting you to calls, texts, calendar reminders emails and many more. Users can swipe through to read notifications including text messages. It can also be utilize to show step count, calories burned,distance travelled and goal countdown and more.

The Vivosmart band is waterproof upto 5 atmospheric water depth and has a battery life of up to seven days. You can wake the screen by double-tapping and swiping through various pages. It syncs automatically with a mobile using the Garmin Connect Mobile application, via Bluetooth. The gathered data can also be synchronized with third party app MyFitnessPal.

The Vivosmart can also be paired with a heart rate monitor or bike speed sensor. It can even be used as a remote controller for the Garmin VIRB action cameras. It can also work in displaying when goals are met and vibrating to make users active. This can be also used as a subtle vibrating alarm everyday.

The Garmin Vivosmart is expected to be available in mid-September, and it is already available for pre-order from Best Buy for $170. It will be available in berry,blue, black, purple and slate in small or larger sizes from October.

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