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Garmin’s Vivomove Sport is a stylish starter smartwatch disguised as an analogue ticker

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Sturdy sports watches might be wicked when you’re working out, but they’re not the slickest on your wrist once you’re out of the gym. Want a ticker that logs your jogs then goes low-profile? Garmin’s Vivomove Sport can track activities without signposting that you like to sweat.

Like Garmin’s other hybrid devices, the Vivomove Sport is a smartwatch in disguise. At first glance, its ticking hands and streamlined shell mark it out as a classic timepiece. But tap the lower half of the face and the hands will swing away to reveal a hidden touchscreen.

A casual smartwatch for everyday wear, the Vivomove Sport undercuts the rest of the Vivomove range with its £160 ($180) price tag. That accessibility means you’ll have to make do with tethered GPS and a silicone strap, but the Sport doesn’t skimp on other fitness features.

Built-in heart rate and blood oxygen monitors keep an eye on your body’s condition, while wellness tools take care of your mind. Pre-loaded sports apps detect different disciplines, while stress tracking and Body Battery tell you when to take a break. Sync with the Garmin Connect app and the Sport can also serve up smart notifications.

Lightweight and compact, its 40mm case should be slim enough to fit beneath a sleeve, while a five-day battery life means you’ll be able to wear the waterproof watch for a full working week. And because its readout disappears completely when you’re done with the display, your colleagues could be none the wiser.

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