Garmin Vivosmart 5 : Adds Respiration Tracking in Its Health Features

Garmin has just released their latest fitness tracker, the Vivosmart 5. This new tracker comes with two health insights that are not found in its predecessor, the Vivosmart 4. These insights are Respiration Rate 24/7 and sleep insights. In this blog post, we will be discussing why these two insights are beneficial to your health and wellness journey. We will also be discussing Garmin’s new safety tracking feature, which is being added to the Vivosmart series for the first time. Stay tuned for more information!

1. Respiration Rate Feature is on The Vivosmart Series For The First Time

The Respiration Rate feature is new to the Vivosmart series. This feature was added to help you track your overall fitness level and identify any potential respiratory problems. The Vivosmart series is known for its accuracy, and this new feature is no different.

The minimalistic fitness trackers are very popular at the moment. They are cheap in price, packed with features you are likely to use. Lets not forget that they look so stylish it looks expensive. With this additional feature, it makes it that much better.

2. A Comparison of Health Features Vivosmart 4 versus Vivosmart 5

The Vivosmart 5 is a beautiful sleek and elegant tracker. A fantastic design by Garmin I must say. When ever a new product is launched, I always like to compare the specs from it’s predecessor. Especially if you are thinking of an upgrade. This is handy to know when making a decision to buy a new fitness tracker. The table below is to give you a quick comparison of the health features side by side.

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Most of the health features are like for like. The standard health metrics that Garmin offer are very good. If you are familiar with the Garmin setup then you will already know what’s on offer.

Health FeatureVivosmart 4Vivosmart 5
Wrist-Based Heart Rate
Daily Resting Heart Rate
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation
Fitness Age
Body Battery Energy Monitor
All Day Stress
Relaxation Reminders
Relaxation Breathing Timer
Sleep
Hydration
Women’s Health
Respiration Rate 24/7
Sleep Score & Insights
The table above shows comparison of health features Vivosmart 4 versus Vivosmart 5

3. What is Respiration Rate

Respiration rate is the number of breaths you take per minute. This metric can be used to track your overall fitness level, as well as to identify any potential respiratory problems. The Vivosmart 5 uses an optical sensor to measure your respiration rate 24/seven, even while you sleep. This is a valuable insight because it can help you track your progress over time and identify any potential health issues early on.

4. How Does The Respiration Rate 24/7 Feature Work

Health Feature Respiration Rate 24/ seven is a new and improved way to track your respiration rate. This health feature will allow you to see your respiration rate at all times of the day, not just when you are at rest or during physical activity. This will be beneficial to your health because it will give you a better understanding of how your body is functioning at all times. This feature is very similar to Fitbits Breathing rate, apples respiratory rate, and Samsung’s S Health respiration rate.

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5. How Does the Vivosmart 5 Measure Respiration Rate

Due to healthy, normal fluctuations, the time between heartbeats shortens when you breath in and increases when you breath out. Garmin’s Elevate Heart Rate Sensor can track the small differences in these intervals while you’re asleep to determine your average breathing rate for the night. Also it can track your respiration rate during intense exercise. The principle is also the same.

As the sensor emits green light through the skin, the hemoglobin then reflects the light. Garmin’s heart rate sensor can detect the change in reflectivity. From here a complex algorithm is then collecting all of this information and computes this into useful information to you.

If you are not sure what a hemoglobin is, its basically a protein that is found inside red blood cells. This protein helps to carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues and organs in the body and carbon dioxide back to the lungs. All other smart watch brands do the same, the only thing that is different is the sensor technology, and the algorithms to filter out the information.

6. Why is Respiration Rate Important To Know

Respiration rate is important because it can help you track your overall fitness level. If you notice that your respiration rate is increasing, it may be an indication that you need to increase your level of physical activity. Respiration rate can also help you identify any potential respiratory problems. If you notice that your respiration rate is consistently high, it may be an indication that you have a respiratory condition, such as asthma.

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7. Is the Respiration Rate Accurate

The respiration data is collected from Garmin’s elevate heart rate sensor. The sensor has a patented dual frequency. As it collects data in high and low frequencies, this will help to filter out more noise and produce more accurate results.

Garmin has one of the most reliable heart rate sensor in the market. Is it accurate?, according to Garmin they made the disclaimer that this is not a device that should be used to treat a medical condition. The Respiration information is purely a health insight. If the results are outside the normal or healthily range, it is best to discuss with your doctor.

8. Final Conclusion

The Respiration Rate feature on the Vivosmart series is a great addition for those who want to track their overall fitness level and identify any potential respiratory problems. The data collected from Garmin’s elevate heart rate sensor is reliable and accurate. If you notice that your respiration rate is consistently high, it may be an indication that you have a respiratory condition, such as asthma. It is best to discuss with your doctor if you have any concerns.

Overall, the Garmin Vivosmart series is a great choice for those who want a reliable and accurate fitness tracker with some added features that other brands don’t offer. If you’re looking for a fitness tracker with health insights and safety tracking, the Garmin Vivosmart series is a great option.