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WATCH  garmin vivomove hr c/o   |   JACKET   lululemon define jacket (similar less expensive here)   |   LEGGINGS   grey outdoor voices leggings   |   TOP   tri-tone slashback crop   |   SHOES   new balance fresh foam sneakers

Over the past few months, I’ve been on the hunt. Once a certain date in June found it’s way onto my calendar (wedding bells, anyone?!) I knew I wanted to kick my health and fitness routine into high gear. I’ve always been a pretty active person, but have never really paid attention to the specifics of my day-to-day activity. And in this effort to really up my game, I wanted something that could make that information accessible to me!

Enter my search for the perfect fitness tracker. Andrew and I looked into, debated and discussed so many options. But here’s what I kept getting stuck on… the look of these things. If I was going to wear something day in and day out, I wanted it to be a peice I loved. Something that fit into my style and didn’t scream “I WORK OUT” at everyone I passed.

So when Garmin reached out to see if I’d be interested in trying their Vivomove HR smartwatch, an incredibly chic smartwatch with a hidden display, I nearly did a backflip! Stylish? Hidden display? Smartwatch?! Literally what I had been looking for… and didn’t realize existed!

I’ve been wearing it non-stop ever since receiving it, and have received so many questions from y’all about it as you’ve seen it pop up in Instagrams and on Instagram Stories. So today, I thought it would be fun to partner with Garmin in sharing why the Vivomove HR has become a crucial component of my daily ensemble, and why I think you’re going to love this thing as much as I do!

Why I Love This Watch

In a nutshell, this beauty (and I do mean beauty) has everything I need… and nothing I don’t! I was so overwhelmed when looking into some smartwatch and fitness tracker models that had endless options, apps and features I didn’t really want or need. At the end of the day, I wasn’t looking for a full computer on my wrist, I just wanted a way to track my activity while staying up to date on important notifications!

Plus, I can and do wear it all the time. I wear it on runs, I wear it in the shower (it’s waterproof), I wear it on walks with my mom, I wear it with cute outfits, I wear it in spin class (I flip the watch face to the inside of my wrist so the display doesn’t activate and distract anyone) and I can even swim in it! And best of all, I’m not sacrificing style at any point. In fact, it comes with two bands, a grey and a pretty, deep blue, so you can switch things up depending on your mood and ensemble!

Really quick, let me run you through a few of the features the Vivomove HR displays right on your wrist.

  • tracks calories burned (resting and active)
  • tracks steps
  • tracks flights of stairs
  • tracks workouts (there’s a walking mode, a running mode, a weight mode and a cardio mode)
  • tracks heart reat
  • monitors stress levels
  • displays weather
  • displays texts, calls, emails and alerts received on your phone
  • controls music playing on your phone

All of these features are accessible with a twist of your wrist, which activates the hidden display, and a swipe of your finger, which shuffles between features. I love that I can see my burned calories at a glance, and peak at my wrist to see who has texted me while in the middle of a meeting instead of pulling out my phone. Plus, the display is incredibly chic. Simple, elegant, white… I love looking at it!

Better yet, the Vivomove HR synchs to an app that displays even more info on your phone. It tracks your sleep, provides distance and pace for walks and runs, and shows you resting calories next to active calories. Here are a few screenshots to give you a feel!

activity details

sleep details

heart rate details

I am so excited to have the help of this beautiful smartwatch as I count down the months to my wedding. It’s already inspired me to take the stairs more often (who would have thought I’d be so motivated by a goal? haha!) and seeing calories burned after my workouts has been so helpful in setting and reaching goals! I feel so much more aware of my activity on a day-to-day basis, and have been motivated to move more, especially since I spend so much time at my computer. For me, it’s been a game changer!

Y’all, I really can’t recommend the Vivomove HR enough. It fits my lifestyle perfectly, and apart from the incredible insight it offers, it’s just absolutely beautiful on.

(In fact, a friend exclaimed “Wait, is that a smartwatch?!” just the other day when she saw me activate the display. She had no idea!)

Check out more about the Vivomove HR here, and let me know if you have any questions about it in the comments below! This feels like an early Christmas present to me, and would make a perfect one for you, or someone special on your list!

Love from Texas,


Thank you, Garmin, for sponsoring this post.

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  1. Megan said:

    Hi Kate! How is the display of the watch outside? I really love the design of it, but have read some reviews that the digital smart function is difficult to see in the sunlight. Thanks!

    Published 11.30.18 · Reply
  2. Lizzy said:

    Does this watch let you control Spotify or just Apple Music? I love it and have been debating on whether or not I should just bite the bullet and get the Apple Watch since everyone has them. I love the look of this one, so cute!

    Published 11.30.18 · Reply
  3. This watch is gorgeous, most of these smartwatches aren’t this pretty!
    Xo, Kelsey

    Published 12.2.18 · Reply
  4. Kristin said:

    Do you have the Premium or Sport version of this watch?

    Published 12.3.18 · Reply
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    Published 12.14.20 · Reply