Are you curious about the Garmin Vivosmart 6?
Though the fifth generation of Vivosmart launched in April 2022, we’re already looking ahead to the future of this watch range.
The Vivosmart range is perfect for those who want to track their fitness and workouts with a sleek wearable. Whether you’re just getting started or a fitness veteran, the Garmin Vivosmart 6 could improve your habits.
But, what do we actually know about this wearable? We’ve explored possible Garmin Vivosmart 6 features against the Vivosmart 5 to see what could be on the cards for the future of this range.
Scroll on to find out more.
Updates For The Garmin Vivosmart 6
Overall, the Garmin Vivosmart 5 is a successful wearable that does what it needs to.
The fifth release saw the addition of many positive features, such as SOS safety, a 66% larger display, all-day stress tracking, and Pulse Ox. Pair these popular features with the “no-fuss” design, and you have a winning fitness tracker.
From a glance, this wearable is almost perfect, but there’s always room for improvement! Here are some features that current readers want to see on the next wearable.
Improved Font Size During Workouts
When you’re mid-workout, you want to be able to glance down at your wrist and read the screen without difficulty. A challenging font could ruin your flow and metrics.
Current Vivosmart users have criticized the size of the font during running workouts. With this in mind, it would be great to see Garmin add a customizable font option or larger fonts for all users.
Larger Bluetooth Range
Bluetooth is an essential element of modern smartwatches, allowing users to connect to their smartphones. But what happens when the range isn’t large enough? You constantly lose connection!
The Vivosmart 5’s Bluetooth range seems small compared to previous models. We’d like to see Garmin address this on the next model or a firmware update, as Bluetooth connectivity makes or breaks the smartwatch experience.
It will be great if Garmin added Garmin Pay to the Vivosmart 6. Comparable bands already have that feature with some models.
Sleep Tracking Updates
Sleep looks different for everyone, which should be reflected through the wearable’s trackers. Currently, the Vivosmart 5 provides advanced sleep scores and assesses the quality of users’ sleep. This is ideal for night sleep, but not naps!
Many of us take naps daily, and users are calling for nap tracking to be added to the Garmin Vivosmart 6 sleep feature. Not only would this give you a better picture of your health, but it could also help you plan your sleep better.
Focus On Main Data Field
Finally, some users have requested the ability to focus on one data field in workouts – not three. This might sound slightly backward, but since some activity data fields aren’t readily in motion, they aren’t needed while working out. However, we’re unsure whether this feature will be picked up for the Garmin Vivosmart 6 – only time will tell!
The Bottom Line
We expect the Vivosmart 6 to launch in 2023 but features remain to be decided. Will there be a GPS version? probably not, but we do expect a gradual improvement with every feature already present on the 5.
What do you think about these features? Are you interested in the Garmin Vivosmart 6? Or are you satisfied with the Vivosmart 5 for now? Let us know what you’d like to see in the comments!
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Last Updated on December 11, 2022
Isobel is a freelance copy and content writer who regularly contributes to Superwatches. Well-versed in all the ins and outs of the smartwatch industry. Isobel specializes in Fashion and design and is a First Class fashion design graduate.
Currently lives in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.