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Garmin Vivosmart 5 launches for US$149.99 with a larger OLED display, replaceable straps and 7 days of battery life

The Garmin Vivosmart 5 comes in two sizes and three colours. (Image source: Garmin)
The Garmin Vivosmart 5 comes in two sizes and three colours. (Image source: Garmin)
The Garmin Vivosmart 5 has arrived and with a much larger display than its predecessor. Garmin has made other changes too, such as including a physical button and allowing people to change their watch straps if needed. The Vivosmart 5 is orderable from today for US$149.99.

Garmin has unveiled the Vivosmart 5, a fitness tracker that replaces the Vivosmart 4. According to Garmin, the Vivosmart 5 has a 66% larger display than its predecessor, which remains an OLED panel. Specifically, the Vivosmart 5 display's measures 10.5 x 18.5 mm across and resolves at 88 x 154 pixels. In other words, the Vivosmart 5 should display text larger than its predecessor can.

Additionally, the larger display should make the touchscreen easier to use as well. However, Garmin has also added a physical button that sits beneath the display. Moreover, the Vivosmart 5 supports a replaceable bracelet, unlike its predecessor and provides up to 7 days of battery life with pulse ox sleep tracking excluded.

Garmin adds that the Vivosmart 5 is suitable to wear when swimming and can store up to 14 days of activity tracking data. Unsurprisingly, the Vivosmart 5 offers numerous fitness features, including heart rate, pulse ox and SpO2 sensors. The fitness tracker lacks a GPS module though, for reference. Currently, Garmin sells the Vivosmart 5 in small/medium and large sizes, which both retail for US$149.99. For some reason, the large size only comes with a black bracelet, but there are also Cool Mint and White options for the small/medium size.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-04-20 (Update: 2022-04-20)