Windows 10 Gems: Get in better shape with Garmin Connect


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Garmin Connect

There are many options for fitness fans these days when it comes to wearables, activity trackers, and Windows. However, it was not until very recently that Garmin joined the Windows 10 and Mobile world with the release of their Garmin Connect Mobile app.

So why use Garmin? Besides being one of the most recognized and trusted brands in the world when it comes to fitness, running, biking and more the company has also come out the gates with an impressive first entry into the world of Windows 10. Syncing up watches to phones and bringing notifications is not trivial, but Garmin has brought their A-game. That's why today's Gem is Garmin Connect Mobile or Windows 10.

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What it is

Connect Mobile is Garmin's sync app for their vast collection of fitness wearables and activity trackers. Whether it is the entry level vívo or the high-end fēnix and all that is in between Garmin has a wearable for every level of athlete or even just regular people to get fit.

Garmin Connect Mobile runs on Windows 10 PCs and tablets as well as phones running Windows 10 Mobile. Through a connected Bluetooth account, the app can sync to your device and your free Garmin account as well as deliver notifications. If you sync to your phone, the PC app acts as a companion to let you view your stats, manage your account, change settings, create workouts and more. The idea is you can use any screen to use your Garmin connected device.

Through the Garmin Connect Mobile app you can see various activities and info about your connected Garmin device including:

  • Snapshots – My Day, steps, sleep, weight, running, swimming, cycling
  • Leaderboard – Compare yourself to friends and people you follow/follow you
  • Calendar – Record of your activities and stats
  • News Feed – Daily agenda-view of your actions and steps
  • Insights – Opt-in system that gives tips and recommendations based on your stats and activity

That is just one area of the Garmin Connect Mobile app. Another includes activity stats, health stats, workouts, courses, and gear. Each of those can then be broken down further by such things as sleep or heart rate for more information.

The Garmin Connect Mobile app also lets you use LiveTrack, which lets others view your live activity record through a web browser. Think of it as streaming your Garmin wearable to the internet for others to see through user-activated sessions.

Garmin Forerunner 235

I grabbed the late-2015 release of the Garmin Forerunner 235 (opens in new tab) — admittedly, this device falls on the higher-end of the spectrum at $325 versus the $149 Vivosmart HR. The Forerunner 235 is a very light (1.6 ounces), comfortable to wear smartwatch with built-in GPS and continuous HR capability. Garmin uses a proprietary 3-LED heart rate monitor, and it's rather impressive for accuracy.

6 days into wearing the Forerunner 235 while occasionally hitting the gym and I still had about 65% battery left.

Battery life in just 'watch mode' is 12 weeks and a claimed 12 hours in exercise mode. While I think 12 weeks in watch mode is generous, 6 days into wearing it and occasionally hitting the gym and I still had about 65% battery left – that's good enough for me!

Like many of Garmin's wearables, it supports notifications including from Windows 10 Mobile. You can also view the weather, calendar events, your heart rate (even over time in a graph) and steps for the day.

I have to admit that the Forerunner 235 surprised me. It's extremely light, very comfortable and it has a decent color display with a backlight. The display is tuned for preserving battery life, so it's not quite Apple Watch or Microsoft Band quality, but it looks good enough and gets the job done.

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Notifications? Yes, please

Garmin Connect notifications

The most frequent question I get about all wearables with Windows 10 Mobile regards notification support. The Microsoft Band sets the bar for notifications, but Microsoft cheats a bit as they get to hack the Bluetooth stack in their favor. Fitbit, meanwhile, has no notification support and Vector smart watch is a bit in-between (with some issues with delays and being able to control specific apps).

Garmin is closer to Microsoft Band than from Fitbit. The Garmin Connect Mobile app features a 'Smart Notifications' system with the ability to control alerts for incoming calls, missed calls, text messages, Cortana, Meeting Reminders, Outlook Mail and Skype. You can also add any other app to the list — I am a big fan of Slack so I opt-in to use those notifications too.

Notifications in action were relatively accurate and reliable, but not always. Still, out of all the non-Band devices I have used, Garmin comes the closest for consistency and reliability. I was very impressed considering how new this app is that so much works out the gate.

The types and controls of notifications vary from Garmin device to Garmin device, so check before you buy. Just know that Garmin seems to be quite capable of figuring out and supporting Windows 10 and Mobile.

How is the app?

As I was alluding to earlier, I was pleasantly surprised at how well the Garmin Connect Mobile app works with Windows 10. The biggest issue I had was getting the Forerunner 235 to stay connected and to sync with my Lumia 950. However, once I updated the Forerunner's firmware things became a lot better.

Garmin Connect for Windows 10

Syncing of my activity did not seem as continuous with other devices and instead I would have to force the sync to my phone to upload the activity. This action was not a big deal, but I'm not sure if that is the intended behavior or not or is something done to preserve battery life. The weather and my calendar events, however, seemed always to stay up to date, and the device remained connected to my Bluetooth list, which was an excellent sign of hardware and software stability.

The Garmin Connect Mobile app is very easy to use, quite stable, and overall laid out very well. The sheer number of features, actions, activities, and tracking the app is capable of puts Garmin at the top for fitness nerds who want every bit of data, graphs, and analysis.

The dark background with bold, colorful lines made the information pop off the screen, and it was a real joy to use. In using the Forerunner 235 at the gym, I came to appreciate Garmin's long history in running and fitness.

Garmin even included a well done Live Tile that flips to reveal your latest activity and status. Each area has a different background color and – like the design of the app itself – show careful attention to detail that Windows fans can appreciate.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to wearables and fitness trackers, there are many things that go into a purchase. The company's reputation, the hardware capability, design, looks, comfort, battery life, and whether or not they support Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.

Coming into this review, I was a complete novice about Garmin's hardware, apps, and ecosystem. I'd argue the Forerunner 235 is probably the best fitness-first tracker I have used yet. It's comfortable, accurate, and just full of every bell and whistle (it can even run mini-apps from Garmin's IQ Store).

The Forerunner 235, however, is only as good as the software that supports it. Luckily, Garmin Connect Mobile is an impressive entry into the giant Microsoft world. The app is well designed, stable, supports almost all of Garmin's wearables (especially all the latest devices) and has a lot of potential.

Doing mobile Bluetooth syncing is not an easy task when using limited APIs, but I think Garmin has a fine start here. The Garmin Connect Mobile app could use some refining and improve on syncing (like every wearable ever made), but the company has an excellent foundation to build off of, and I am enjoying using my Forerunner and Lumia 950 together.

Springtime is here, and it's a splendid time to consider getting a wearable. If you are, add Garmin's portfolio to your shopping list and get fit with Windows 10 right now.

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The sweepstakes is open until March 31st, and winners will be announced on the blog shortly after the close date.

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  • Love Garmin products and their customer service. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry,
  • If I don't win the Band, I'd love this as well...need to start tracking my health..   #sweepstakes
  • I would track my walks at lunch with my co-worker.  #sweepstakes
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    I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
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  • Nice....
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  • My daily walk.  #sweepstakes
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  • I wonder if a Garmin device can write to Microsoft Health via connected app.
  • I would love to track running and biking! #sweepstakes
  • I would track my walking and regular day to day activities. #sweepstakes
  • Definitely would use it to track my run and daily walking steps. #sweepstakes
  • That device would give me the possibility to finally log all my workout sessions. I like to go to the gym but after the session I always wonder how much work I did and how many calories went down the drain and and and. And with that device I would know all that - wouldn't that be great :-) #sweepstakes
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  • i track calory burn when i go for a dive (#sweeptake entry)
  • Tracking my daily exercise routine, as minimal as it is. #sweepstakes
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  • I'd keep track on my sleeping and walking
  • Been waiting to make the jump into fitness trackers. Finally decided that the vivofit 3, soon to be released, is good enough for my first one becuase it has a full year battery life and can be a substitute for my watch (I am old school and have been using a regular watch forever!). In the meantime, would not mind checking out the benefits of the HR feature. It looks like this and the Vivofit 3 may well be the FitBit buster!.  #sweepstakes
  • Would really like to have this, I could keep tracking of my workouts and it would make me try harder to suceed!  #sweepstakes
  • some great walks #sweepstakes
  • This would be a great addtion to my training for century bike racing this coming Spring and Summer here in San Diego!! #sweepstakes
  • This would be a great addition to my training for century bike racing this coming Spring and Summer here in San Diego!! #sweepstakes
  • I have some health issues and keeping track of my heart rate throughout the day is a priority for me, as well as being able to track my steps while hiking and walking with my family #sweepstakes
  • I would track my sleep quality.  #sweepstakes
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  • I would love to WIN!!! Thanks a lot!
  • Keep track walking #sweepstakes
  • Garmin is solid.  Nice to see Windows mobile support.  #sweepstakes
  • I would definitely track sleep... after last night.  I woke up this morning and my face looks like it's been dragged through barbed wire.  #sweepstakes
  • I would primarily use the vivosmart HR activity tracker for treadmill and stairclimb machine activity. What I like most about it is the HR feature, which I currently don't have on my Fitbit ultra. And, I like that it would work with my Nokia Lumia 830 on Windows 10 Mobile.  I've used Garmin products before and they are of great quality; I expect their fitness line would be very good as well. #sweepstakes
  • I could really use this kind of help in my fitness regimen. Technology is my body's friend!  I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • It looks interesting, I wonder how much I'd like it compared to the Band 1. #sweepstakes
  • I'm getting too fat but I think this will still fit around my wrist. #sweepstakes.
  • I exercise many times a week. This looks very useful.
  •    I would track walking and think it would help  me lose weight!     #sweepstakes   
  • I would track my steps !
  • I want to go to marathon with this Garmin :) Plz :) #sweepstakes
  • My walking and gym activities!  I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • I'd love to have one of these to track daily steps and the time I spend playing with my kiddos. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to win this and step up from my vivosmart.  The HR sensor would be great! #sweepstakes
  • #comment #sweepstakes
  • Snapshots, to keep track of my steps and all activities I've performed during the day.  A quick snapshot is a great benefit to those of us who are always on the go! #Sweepstakes
  • The most important activity I would track is cycling. #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to know how much I walk/run each day.  I posted this comment as a #Sweepstakes entry.
  • Excellent device and software for training for my cycling trip around Iceland #sweepstakes
  • Excellent to prepare for cycling around Iceland #sweepstakes
  • I would use the Vivofit HR to track my biking and runs. I'd love taking it on my family bike rides as well.
  • i would take it jogging. #sweepstakes
  • I'd track my walks, runs, and aerobic workouts #sweepstakes
  • I do a lot of running, cardio and biking. I like that it looks similar to the Band 1. I would love one for my W10M 635! #sweepstakes
  • I would use the Garmin Vivosmart HR activity tracker to monitor my activity and health as well as the GPS for my walks/hikes. Love the notification for my social networking, and the calendar features as well!
    I posted this comment as a #sweepstakes entry.
  • I would track my steps throughout my day, track my weight, track my exercise on my bike and power walking and most of all my sleep #sweepstakes
  • I need one trying hard to loose weight . #sweepstakes
  • Would be great while taking my walks !!
  • It would be great to have one for jogging once the weather improves a little. #sweepstakes
  • Looks like great new technology watch that will come in handy for any athlete or some one tracking excercise  #sweepstakes
  • I would use the Garmin vivosmart HR while walking or jogging. #sweepstakes
  • Endlich eine gute APP für Activity Tracker/Wearables auf Windows Mobile!
  • I would track my biking #sweepstakes
  • I will workout and get my sexy back #sweepstakes
  • I'd track walking  I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • What about 930? It wil work with W10M same as 935 works?
  • I want to test it versus my Microsoft Band 2! :) #sweepstakes
  • I'd track my daily commute (i walk) and all the other dashing around I do in the course of a day as a teacher and mom of two toddlers! #sweepstakes
  • Give it to me please :) #sweepstakes
  • I would love to track all my running around to see how far I really go.  #sweepstakes
  • I'd track my steps and my sleep first and go from there! #sweepstakes
  • I would track my daily steps #sweepstakes
  • Great options from Garmin. #sweepstakes
  • I'd tract how many steps I take in a normal day including walking a very hyperactive 6 month old lab - it is starting to feel like a million!  #sweepstakes
  • I could use some more motivation  #sweepstakes
  • MS Band 2 or this... #sweepstakes
  • I would love to be able to track my heart rate when working out and to see how much sleep I'm atually getting  #sweepstakes
  • I wonder if this can get me more fit! #sweepstakes
  • I'd do everything this is capable of tracking
  • Their GPS is great... lets try their other accessories. #sweepstakes
  • running, weightlifting #sweepstakes  
  • I would enjoy tracking my steps with a Garmin vivosmart HR activity tracker!  I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • I could use this. #sweepstakes
  • Running or biking! #sweepstakes Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Walking and general activity #sweepstakes
  • I would track steps/miles on my daily long walk. #sweepstakes
  • I want to track my daily activities, especially my work movement on an assembly line #sweepstakes
  • I would track my daily walking and jogging with a Garmin vivofit hr activity tracker! #sweepstakes
  • I would track my everyday activity #sweepstakes
  • I would track my morning walk or bicycle ride and all daily activities. #sweepstakes
  • It would keep me on my toes while walking the dog #sweepstakes.  
  • I could track on my walking. . #Sweepstakes
  • I would track my power walking and my every day activites like cleaning my house. #sweepstakes
  • I like different types of exercise, it'd be great to see which ones really work for me and which ones I push myself too hard on.  #sweepstakes
  • Would be nice to track my mornings runnings :D
  • I'd love to wear this while hiking, biking, and playing soccer. Not sure if it would help track Yoga, but that as well..
  • I would use it to track my running. #sweepstakes
  • I like that i can track with my friends even if we are not running together that day or time
  • I would use it for cycling, hiking, cross country skiing. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes  
  • I need to loose some LB's #sweepstakes
  • It would help me to get motavated #sweepstakes
  • Just started a new diet today so this would be great for me to follow my meals and exercise with! #sweepstakes
  • Oh Damn it! Garmin Fenix3 can be used with WP now? Oh my damn SUUNTO!
  • I would be wearing it on my daily walks. On all my fitness routines. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • I would track my running and daily steps with this device. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to have this to prove how many steps I actually take in my job
  • Lots if useful information for getting the most out of a jog and bikeride. #sweepstakes
  • I would track my walking and biking with a Garmin vivosmart HR activity tracker. #sweepstakes
  • My walking. #sweepstakes
  • I've had Garmin running trackers before, but this looks like they have when to a whole new level #sweepstakes
  • Monitor HR during hockey! #sweepstakes
  • I would like to trck my heart rate after exercise and sometimes when my HR goes up due to food sensitivity.   #sweepstakes        
  • As a very active person and outdoor enthusiast, I'd love to strap on wearable tracker. Wether it be to track miles around the dance floor as a ballroom dancer, or out hiking the hills, I'm up for one of these! #sweepstakes
  • I'd be interested to see how it compares to the Band 1   #sweepstakes
  • I'd track my cycling and walking. #sweepstakes
  • Gotta love Garmin.  Please enter me in the sweepstakes to win the activity tracker.  
  • With this I could track all of my running and bike rides #sweepstakes
  • I would track all my dog walks as well as how many calories I intake and burn at the same time #sweepstakes
  • I'd use it to track my walking/running. I'm not a fitness nut but I do enjoy wandering aimlessly outside and maybe this would motivate me to do it a little bit more often. #sweepstakes.
  • I'd use it to track my mountain bike/road rides.  #sweepstakes
  • What would I track?  My running and hiking of course!! #sweepstakes
  • I track running and daily activities  #sweepstakes 
  • very sleek and looks comfy to wear #sweepstakes
  • Would love to track my running!!! #sweepstakes 
  • I would track my hiking in Yellowstone National Park this summer. #sweepstakes
  • Garmin is a very intruiging option for activity bands, but I'm curious about the GPS capabilities, as that is what Garmin is primarily known for. Personally, the ideal smart watch/activity tracker would come with a GPS and the ability to add/sync music from a subscription service (Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, etc.). A smartwatch along with bluetooth headphones would make a run much more appealing than bringing the watch, phone, and headphones. Either way, the Garmin app looks pretty sweet and a bit more in depth than what I've seen from the Fitbit application. #sweepstakes
  • Mostly track my walking every day during my commute and working hours. Nice upgrade over just my old smartphone trying to keep up with my steps! #sweepstakes
  • I would track my workouts #sweepstakes
  • I love to walk and the Garmin wouold be awesome! I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry   
  • my walks around the neighborhood and at work. #sweepstakes
  • I would for sure track my daly steps #sweepstakes
  • the app look much better now than the last time I was trying it , I might keep an eyes on sales, to give this watch another try, or maybe I can win one on thie #sweepstakes
  • Running, running and running !!!! #sweepstakes
  • I would track my runs with the Garmin VivoFit HR - #sweepstakes - that would be so awesome!!! 
  • I would track my runs. #sweepstakes
  • I would track my bicycle rides and also my exercise routines with the Garmin VIVOFIT Activity Tracker #sweepstakes
  • i would track my bike riding #sweepstakes
  • i would track my jogging #sweepstakes
  • for my cardio and workout sessions sweepstakes
  • I need to track everything. Steps, minutes active and heart rate. I'd love to compete in challenges and motivate myself to move. #sweepstakes
  • i would track my sleep #sweepstakes
  • I'm getting fat and need to exercise...#sweepstakes
  • I need this i wanna win one  #sweepstake
  • I think this would be a good motivator because it will help me keep track opf my fitness thus not letting myself let me slackI posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • Will be great to track my activities after my surgery and I am back on track!
  • would love to track my workouts on this #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to track my walking and running with the Garmin Vivofit HR. #sweepstakes
  • I would track all of my workouts whether it's jogging, hiking or biking SUPER COOL #sweepstakes
  • I'd really like to know mileage.  I'm always walking or running for enjoyment, but seldom keep track of time or distance.  Sometimes it would be nice to know. #sweepstakes
  • I will track my footsteps everyday with Garmin vivosmart HR #sweepstakes
  • WOW!!! Smart notification!!! Would like to try taking this badboy through some heavy sweating #sweepstakes
  • Love Garmin products. Look forward to trying the vivosmart HR tracker. entry into the sweepstakes #sweepstakes
  • I would track everything possible with the vivosmart. #sweepstakes
  • I walk at least 40 minutes everyday, I want to track that! #sweepstakes
  • Wow.. How awesome is this! I would use it to track my daily morning run/workout. #sweepstakes
  • I would track my Body Beast workouts for sure!
  • I would definitely like some more tracking data for my P90 workout program :)
  • I would track my Body Beast workouts for sure! #sweepstakes
  • I would definitely like some more tracking data for my P90 workout program :) #sweepstakes
  • Would you choose the Garmin over the MS Band 2? #sweepstakes
  • I'm in the market for a fitness tracker so this would be great! #sweepstakes ​
  • My husband would love this. I commented on this post as a sweepstakes entry.
  • Well, considering I do the fatherly thing about taking my daughter to and from school. We walk at times. Would be great to monitor those events. Might get me out and doing a little more walking before and after the fact. #Sweepstakes
  • Housework #sweepstakes
  • I would track my activity, running, gym and walking around. #sweepstakes
  • I would track all the running around that i do-after my three kids and all the errands of running a house on my own. It tires me out!! #sweepstakes 
  • I would track my jogging with a Garmin vivosmart HR activity tracker. I am  posting as an entry into the  #sweepstakes.
  • I would track my daily walking routine. #sweepstakes
  • I would use this tracker to get a better feel on where I can improve my fitness. (I am posting this comment as an entry into the sweepstakes.)  
  • This would be great to start tracking my workouts. Especially since winter is so long here in Canada. #sweepstakes Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Primarily going to use this for running. But, when I get into the mood, I'll be using this with Beach Body exercises.    ​#sweepstakes
  • It could fit to my wifes hand :) I use vivoactive and i recommended it #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to have the chance to use a Garmin VivoSmart HR to use with my Lumia 635 and Lumia 640. I bought into the Pivotal Living platform before they went live, but they've failed to deliver on their promises to support Windows since Day 1, so I'd like the chance to support a company that supports me and the platforms I use. I use Garmin products and services daily in my personal and work lives, so I'm already a fan of theirs. For what I'd track, I'd like to track my dail exercise routine and to make sure that I'm not being sedentary as I do my desk job. My doctor has asked me to lose yet ANOTHER 20lbs to lower my risk of heart disease and diabetes later in life, and being able to track my habits and exercise daily would give me accountability and feedback, both of which are critical in keeping motivated to change my life for the positive.   #sweepstakes
  • I will replace my Garmin HR 220 and track my run and bike #sweepstakes
  • Looking to get in better shape and it never hurts to have a wearable. Will track my daily steps #sweepstakes
  • I love this trekker (Garmin vivo HR). #sweepstakes Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I will track my walking #sweepstakes. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • The truth is, I'm 40 lbs. overweight, have started slowly (due to health issues) exercizing, and I really need this. :-\ #sweepstakes
  • I track my daily activity   #sweepstakes
  • I would track my running tracks I do several times per week  #sweepstakes
  • I would use the Garmin Connect app and Vivofit HR to track my bike rides and commutes. #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes This is awesone!!
  • It is very useful device.
  • I would start running again with this device #sweepstakes
  • I think tracking my sleep might help me to work on getting a proper amount, and the HR would be nice to track my fitness level over time when walking / jogging.  Unable to run recently due to injuries though.  #sweepstakes
  • I own Garmin Forerunner 610 watch and I was so happy to discover that they release a Winows Phone app last month already. I is THE BEST running app out there, besides having the best web interface, the Windows app is no less great than that. Many thanks to Garmin co. for deeloping for Windows Mobile (or universal)!
  • I would track walking and running #sweepstakes
  • Glad to see this option from Garmin for Windows 10 mobile. I'd use it for tracking hikes, steps, and sleep #sweepstakes
  • yes please! #sweepstakes
  • Everything it's possible to track!  Ok, mostly I'd track my sleeping :D #sweepstakes
  • I would track my elliptical sessions, walking and biking. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • I would track all stats during the day. #sweepstakes
  • I'd definately track my home workout sessions. I have always wondered how effective they are #sweepstakes
  • I'd love it for my wife
  • Currently enjoying the Band 1. Would like to upgrade to this or a Band2 when I can afford it. #sweepstakes
  • I'd definitely use this to track my running! I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • This would be great to keep me on track when running. I posted this comment as a sweepstakes entry.
  • Hello, I'm from Bahrain and a user of Windows (Surface Pro 3 and Lumia 1520). I would use the Garmin vivosmart HR activity tracker as a daily tool to return to shape as since I started working I didn't have the proper motivational tool to push me all the way. It would help me a lot if I win this masterpiece of a device to help me achieve my daily goal and push me further to live a healthy life. #sweepstakes   Regards
  • i'd use it to track my gym activities to spur weight loss #sweepstakes
  • Let's run together with this #sweepstakes Garmin, what say you? :)
  • I need some help in my couch to 5k endeavour #sweepstakes  
  • Would like the opportunity to compare it's functionality to my Microsoft Band 2....#sweepstakes
  • I'm very interested in 24h heart rate tracking. #sweepstakes
  • friends #sweepstakes
  • Good job Garmin, a good example to follow.
  • this would be helpful for me when i'm at the gym so i don't miss any calls from my kids while i'm away. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • I will use to for my runs. #sweepstakes
  • Training for a marathon so this would come in handy to track my running! Thanks Windows Central! #sweepstakes
  • my wife got a garmin vivosmart watch about a month ago.  i would give this to her to upgrade her to the HR version. she does not care too much for the HR monitor, but would gladly accpet is as a prize. #sweepstakes.
  • Most of my fitness efforts take place on one of my bikes. Sometimes I am on a moutain bike and others might be my touring bike. It is difficult to track when I switch bikes using the bike meters that are attached. This looks like an ideal solution to that problem. ​I would love to track my biking efforts with a Garmin vivosmart HR activity tracker​. #sweepstakes.
  • I would track my steps to start with then who knows... #sweepstakes
  • I think I may have died, been waiting for a Garmin app for Windows mobile for years.  They ignore inquiries on their forums asking for this.  I don't care about winning anything, just the fact my bike computer and wearable will now sync to my phone is a win.  #sweepstakes
  • I would like to track my sleep. #sweepstakes
  • I would track my daily walking, regular training  and my progress. #sweepstakes
  • would definitely track steps, distance and calories burned.  and check out the apps i can use with the watch, get notifications.  #sweepstakes
  • Ill take one. My wife loves hers.
  • It would be a really nice gym partner. #sweepstakes
  • Waiting for the new product.
  • This looks like an intriguing option for W10 users. If we can continue to get high-profile companies to invest time writing quality apps and making quality hardware W10 compatible, things will start looking better on the W10 horizon. #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes
  • I would track my calories when running, hiking and lifting weights.  I would also use it to track my mileage in my runs and hikes!!! #sweepstakes    
  • I track my steps daily #sweepstakes 
  • I'd track my daily walk when I go out with the mutt. Be nice to know how far it is. #sweepstakes
  • I would track me on my treadmill. #sweepstakes
  • Would be great to track the roundtrip distance and speed from getting my old and fat aspirations off the couch to the beer and back!
  • since my Band broke, i'd be stoked to track my fitness at all #sweepstakes
  • This would helpful in keeping track of my progress
  • This is perfect for tracking my progress #sweepstakes
  • Nice looking and has some great functionality ... pretty sweet device!  #sweepstakes
  • Loved my old vivoFit, only thing that was missing at the time was an app like this... Now gimme one of these trackers! :) #sweepstakes
  • My wrist needs this #sweepstakes
  • It must be nice that this app works with the newest of the Garmin devices. I have a Forerunner 620, the big brother of your 235, and it doesn't connect with the app. I've talked to Garmin support on 3 occassions about the issue and they blame it on Microsoft saying the Bluetooth LE stack in the 950 is not fully/properly executed so they aren't able to connect to it. That excuse is even more hollow when the new products from Garmin work just fine.
  • I would track my everyday walking and my sleep too. #sweepstakes
  • I would track my daily exercise #sweepstakes
  • I would track, hiking, walking, biking, and sleeping #sweepstakes
  • I would track my walkabouts.  #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to track how much time I actually exercise vs what I think I do  #sweepstakes
  • Will be tracking my spin workout and other cardio classes at the gym #sweepstakes.
  • Running #sweepstakes
  • I have been an avid runner for years and have relied on Garmin for the majority of my training. Having been torn between iOS and Windows 10, I have switched my SIM card back and forth depending on need but it is steps like this that are making me use my Lumia 640 more and more. This is one of the apps which I missed the most and to finally have it is incredible! Thanks Garmin for making it happen. Now, if we could get Strava on board...
  • interesting"watch"#sweepstakes
  • Looks like a great fitness tracker. Would love to give it a try for running and P90X! #sweepstakes
  • sleep and gym  #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes     Will use it when rinning
  • I would love to track my jogging with this band. At the moment I am using Nabu X. #sweepstakes
  • I could use the VivoSmart to replace my original VivoFit for tracking daily steps. #sweepstakes
  • I'd keep track of my walks. #sweepstakes
  • I would track my heart rate. thanks #sweepstakes
  • this would be very useful. thanks for the contest
  • I would track anything I could - sleep, steps, weight, activity. This would be awesome to have! #sweepstakes
  • this would really help with my workouts #sweepstakes
  • nice #sweepstakes
  • I'd track how many steps I do on a daily basis #sweepstakes
  • I just need it. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to have one of these
  • I  would track with a Garmin vivosmart HR activity tracker my fitness routine. Especially my bike riding.  I am posting as an entry into the sweepstakes.  #sweepstakes
  • that webpage is taking 15 seconds to load (Edge & Chrome) & imposssible to reach with my L830 . id  like to bike with the Connect #sweepstakes  
  • #sweepstakes no luck here :)
  • I would totally start tracking my walks! #windows10doesmore
  • id bike with it!  #sweepstakes
  • I could track my GYM running and stair climbing, algo I'm a very active person, so I could track my steps of the day #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes I have Vívofit and almost I use it for counting steps by walking. If I won Vívosmart, I would like to give Vívosmart to my darling (husband) and we could compete ourselves and compare the results :D EDIT: It is only for citizens od US and Canada and I am a European, so nothing...
  • I would track my running activities. Would be great to have the Vivosmart when running in the park. #sweepstakes
  • This would be perfect when I go for my afternoon run at my local park, tracking all the great details will keep me motivated to improve. #sweepstakes
  • I posted this comment as a sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • I hit the gym almost daily and finally having a tracker would open up a completely new world for me.  And being on Windows Phone/Mobile, getting notifications as well is a big plus!  #sweepstakes
  • I would track my work out. I would have to wear in on my other wrist since my MS Band 2 is on one. #sweepstakes
  • I want to track my daily routine (walking, running) cycling/ random workouts. i lost my xiaomi tracker, so it would be a perfect gift. and it looks awesome! :)) #sweepstakes
  • Steps taken. I am all about the 10K a day. #sweepstakes
  • I wonder how well the VivoFit HR is comparing to Fitbit?  So far, I've heard good reviews about the VivoFit HR that no longer requires a chest strap.   #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes keep trying to win one!
  • I'd love to keep track of workouts and sleep the new-fashioned way! #sweepstakes
  • Track sleep and excercise. #sweepstakes
  • Haha! Alex is very presumptuous in his text in the pic of the vivofit - "Hey, lets meet for dinner at 7 and...". LOL #Sweepstakes  
  • I'd use this for biking, walking and general activity.  I've always been impressed with Garmin products.  Thank you for the #sweepstakes.
  • Definitively to track hiking and backpacking, as the MSFT Band's battery is too short to do that. #sweepstakes
  • I would track walking/running with the dog, officiating activities, and other sports. #sweepstakes
  • I would use the VivoSmart to track my interval training and all of my steps.   #sweepstakes please.
  • Trying to loose 50lbs. This looks like a useful tool.I posted this as a Sweepstakes entry #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes Holy batman, I would tracking walking.  Pick me, starving artist needs Garmin to exercise, get well & feel alive & inspired again. A life changing exp. 
  • Surfing and basketball because my charge hr isn't waterproof.. #sweepstakes Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I would track my bike rides, hikes and skiing with this Garmin vivosmart HR activity tracker! #sweepstakes
  • I could use this for my runs and to keep track of my heart rate, I have a bit of a flutter it seems #Sweepstakes
  • I would track my weight, steps and sleep #sweepstakes
  • this wll keeep me up to date and keep track how well I am doing inmy program. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I'd track hikes, biking, walking, my daily steps and any other activites I do.  #sweepstakes.
  • Looking forward to winning #sweepstakes
  • Me and my wife like to take long walks and this will be a great addition for us to check on just how much we walk everyday. #sweepstakes
  • Sounds familiar to me. I purchased my girlfriend the vivosmart hr as a gift. The bluetooth syncing works pretty well (eben on a 920) but the functions are less then the ios or android app. This is not a problem of the app, which is beautiful, the limititation of APIs are the Problem. So Smartnotifications dont work with 3rd party apps like whatsapp. But as an fitness Gadget it is awesome an even 0.5 Bar (50m) resistent.
  • I would track my steps. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to win this! #sweepstakes
  • I would track my sleep, steps and overall activity (in my current weight loss journey). #sweepstakes
  • Would love to compare the Garman against The Band  #sweepstakes
  • I was so happy when Garmin Connect came to Windows Mobile (Phone)! I have been using with my Forerunner 225 and love it!
  • I would track any walking and running that I do. #sweepstakes
  • I need to track my sleep and my steps! #sweepstakes
  • eliptical and walking #sweepstakes
  • Would love to track my workouts! #sweepstakes
  • I would use one to track my geocaching adventures! #sweepstakes
  • Would track my bike rides with this bad boy. #sweepstakes
  • I've just recently started to try to get back in shape after getting a more stationary, less active desk job.  This looks great to help keep me on track and see how I'm doing.  #sweepstakes
  • Pretty sweet app and device. I'm here for the Sweepstakes.
  • I AM OLD AND OUT OF SHAPE!!!   Well I'm only 35, so I'm stil fairly you. However, I am out of shape. So much so that I've had been battling  consistently elevated blood pressure for several years now, and it's gotten scary because the Dr. wants me to take meds for it; which could be for life. I told her no! I decided to start exercising, and eating better. The downside to that is that it gets boring, and I sometimes do not keep myself in check. With the Vivosmart tracker, I would be able to monitor my daily activities, and find ones that work best for my busy daily schedule. Cheers to good health.   #SWEEPSTAKES
  • Need a wearable #sweepstakes
  • What impresses me most about Garmin's Connect App on Windows is that they developed it to the exact same specifications as exist on iOS and on Android. And the release time for this version of the app was very similar on all platforms. I emailed Garmin about once a month for a few years to ask for Connect on WP and was pleasantly surprised when they finally did bring the app to Windows. Incidentally, the version that came to Windows coincided with a major upgrade and redesign to the app across all platforms, which makes me wonder if they moved to another coding shop to develop the latest version of the app. Regardless, it is a great app and it is great to see it make it to Windows Mobile. Long ago I left WP and the primary reason was due to the lack of Connect to use with my Garmin Edge bike computer.
  • I would primarily track my walking distance and running, once I start back #sweepstakes
  • If it's as good as my Garmin for my vehicle then I'll take one please.  :) #sweepstakes
  • steps #sweepstakes
  • I sit too much during the day, so I'm hoping this would entice me to step out of my office more often.  I'd track my walking.  I posted this comment as a sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • I would track my regular walking and hiking with it. #Sweepstakes
  • Squats and steps!!! #sweepstakes
  • Garmin vivosmart HR would work great to track my steps and see if I reach my goal for the day.  Walking is a great exercise to loose weight and I need to loose about 40 lbs.  #Sweepstakes
  • Have been using a fitbit Charge for one about a year now and really liked it. Now time to Garmin #sweepstakes
  • Tracking activities #sweepstakes
  • I'm going to replace my balky Fitbit Surge with a Garmin. #sweepstakes
  • i would track my steps as I work aroun the house     I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I would use it to track my workouts. Plus, it has notifications.
    #sweepstakes Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Walking and heart rate since #sweepstakes
  • this would be wonderful for tracking my runs during the season! 20 pounds down, time to train for next half marathon... #sweepstakes
  • I need to track my walking. I walk alot #sweepstakes
  • I'd definitely track running with this! #sweepstakes
  • I track my walking steps.  I posted this comment as a #Sweepstakes entry
  • This has everything I would want to track...steps, sleep, & heart rate. #sweepstakes
  • I would check heart rate, as I am never sure if I am in the optimal zone when I'm at the gym! #sweepstakes
  • would use it mostly as a smartwatch....unless it can count bacon strips consumed during the day... :D #sweepstakes
  • this would be so great! I need to keep tarack as i get older #sweepstakes
  • I quit smoking last month so I've been going on walks alot lately just to change up my routine and strengthen my lungs.  Having something like this would allow me to track my steps and when the snow melts, the distance I go on my bike. #sweepstakes
  • My bike riding and walking.  #sweepstakes
  • I would track my steps and my workouts to help me lose weight #sweepstakes
  • I would track my running!! #sweepstakes.
  • My workouts #sweepstakes
  • I'd track my everyday activity. #sweepstakes
  • I would use it to track my typical daily activity~ #sweepstakes
  • A good alternative fitness option to the MS Band 2 #sweepstakes
  • For my kid so he can track hisself for track.
  • I would use it to track my runs, cycling, and sleeping. Monitoring my heart rate acurately when running and cycling is very important, in addition not having to use a chest strap makes this activity tracker a must have! #sweepstakes​
  • I would be able to keep on track on my daily fitness activities with an easy plesant way #sweepstakes
  • Need to continue my running regimin so having this would enable me to truly track my progress and set new goals based on my performance.  #sweepstakes
  • Hm, I wonder how this would compare to a Band #sweepstakes
  • Day to day, biking, gym time. #sweepstakes
  • This would be a great addition for my running! #sweepstakes
  • I would track my heart rate and how many steps i took. #sweepstakes
  • Gamin ,,,! They do great features for Golf yardage calculation ,,,,great products reliable and user friendly.
  • They do great for yardage calculation in Golf ,great reliable and user friendly products.
  • My hubby and I are big hikers and take our rescue pitbull with us. Would love to track one of our hiking adventures! #sweepstakes
  • Track bike rides and hikes. #sweepstakes
  • I would use it to keep track of my soon to be more active healthy liefstyle  #sweepstakes
  • This would help me get back in shape. #sweepstakes #Windows10DoesMore I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I would track my running and moutain bike rides as well as my heartrate while exercising. #sweepstakes
  • I would track my gym workouts with a Garmin activity tracker. #sweepstakes
  • The app looks nice and versatile! I'd use the wearable to track my heart rate and meeting reminders. #sweepstakes 
  • I'm always lost #sweepstakes
  • My wife has been looking for a better wearable than the fitbit.  #sweepstakes
  • I would love to win this Garmin tracker...need to lose weight, like most people my age!
  • I would use this to track my steps #sweepstakes
  • I would use it to track my sleep, my running, my agenda and so much more! Thanks for the chance to win. #Sweepstakes
  • Love to get this for my girlfriend so she can track her zumba classes #sweepstakes
  • I would track my walking and Cycling #sweepstakes
  • I would track my running! #sweepstakes
  • Use ity as a fitness tracker!  #Sweepstakes
  • It sounds like it can track a lot of things but for me steps and heart rate would be enoungh along with the other capabilites built in to the  device. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • This thing looks so much better than the Microsoft Band 2, in my opinion. #sweeptstakes
  • I would track my walking. #sweepstakes
  • definitely like to compare it to the band 2 #sweepstakes
  • I workout daily. The Garmin looks like a very nice tracker with some really good features. #sweepstakes
  • I definitely need to track a little walking and running. I've got to get rid of this extra weight I've been piling on over the past 30 years. Switching to a mostly plant-based diet has helped a lot over the past few months, but I need to get up, get out, and get moving. I need some motivation. #sweepstakes
  • Would love to try this running ;) Thx #sweepstakes
  • I would use the Vivofit HR to track my running and cycling and receive all my Windows phone notifications. #sweeptakes
  • I would track my runs and walks with my new dog. I love taking her out for her runs, she loves it too.   #SWEEPSTAKES
  • I love my Band 2, but if I had not invested in it, this would be a strong contender. #sweepstakes
  • I would use the Garmin Vivofit HR to track my workouts that I am starting this week. :-) #sweepstakes
  • I would use it to track my weekday fitness routine!  #sweepstakes
  • I would love to track my morning and evening runs with my dogs. #sweepstakes
  • When I am out running or hiking. #sweepstakes
  • I like to track all my walks (especially with my fur babies) and also my evening and weekend runs! #sweepstakes
  • With six kids, three dogs, four cats, one husband and a very demanding job sending me in a dozen different directions, I would use the Garmin Vivosmart HR to track how exhausted I should be! #sweepstakes
  • I'd use this to train walking. #sweepstakes.
  • I would track my walking. #sweepstakes
  • I would track my walking/hiking. #sweepstakes
  • Hello, It would be nice to win this. Thanks
  • This wearable looks cooler than the fitbit. #sweepstakes
  • I track everything from steps around the office, to walks with my dog. The Garmin vivosmart HR activity tracker looks like it would be perfect for that! #sweepstakes
  • Since my Band 2's band broke and Microsoft hasn't any more in stock, I'm in the market for a new smart wearable. My biggest concern is it also supporting Windows 10 Mobile, so I can use it with my Lumia 950. I just discovered this article, Daniel. Thank you for posting it!