Tech Tools: A sport-focused smartwatch from Garmin

The Vivomove Sport comes with features to track your physical readings as you exercise

Garmin Vivomove Sport (€180)

Another new smartwatch from Garmin, the Vivomove Sport, hides a touchscreen beneath its analogue appearance. The new device is sport-focused, with health-tracking features that include respiration-tracking, heart rate-monitoring, blood/oxygen levels and stress-tracking.

You can use Garmin’s body battery feature to assess your readiness for a workout, or log your cycle in the Garmin smartphone app. There’s no built-in GPS, so you will need to keep your phone on you to track runs, but it can control your music, and broadcast your heart rate over Ant+ to compatible devices.

It also blends in as a regular watch, with its compact watchface and more traditional watch design.

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Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist