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How I Use my Garmin to Manage Stress

Reno blogger, Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada share: How I Use my Garmin to Manage Stress and how to use the smartwatch while isolating.

Thank you so much to Garmin for sponsoring this post. All opinions are our own.

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How I Use my Garmin to Manage Stress

Stress Levels– During my pregnancy, I used my Garmin way less for workouts and way more for its other features, which a lot of people don’t know about. My stress levels were very important to me during pregnancy because I wanted to do everything I could to protect our baby. So what did I do? I decided to move right in the middle of my second trimester – not the smartest move, but my Garmin kept me in check. On days where my stress level was high, I would be sure to take a walk or take some deep breaths which leads me to my next feature.

Breathwork activities – Stress relief is so important, both for sanity and keeping your immune system high. New Breathwork activities can be accessed from Venu or vívoactive 4 and walk users through mindful and calming breathing exercises.

Body Battery – Self-care is so important. If you’re running on empty, you’re not doing your health or mental health any favors. Keep an eye on your body battery and use it as a cue to get more sleep, take more breaks etc.

Staying connected – Garmin Connect makes it easy to start friendly competitions and step challenges to keep you and your workout buddies connected from afar.

Health stats – Having your resting heart rate, sleep, stress, respiration, pulse ox and more right on your wrist is a great way to keep tabs on your health and give you peace of mind.


What sets the Vivomove Luxe apart?

So here’s the deal… the Vivomove Luxe is the highest end Garmin fashion watch, and a lot of things set it apart from the other Vivomoves.

  • 24k Gold plated stainless steel face
  • Italian leather band
  • Dual screens
  • Color display

What size face do you both have? 

We both have the 42MM face and we love the look of it. It’s not too big or too small.

What about wrist strap sizes?

This is a SUPER common question I get asked. “I have small wrists… will the watch fit me?” Neither Ashley or I have big wrists at all. We both wear our watches on the 6th hole in. In total there are 12 holes on the band. There is plenty of room, bigger and smaller! Not to worry!

Where can I get additional watch bands for my Garmin? 

There are about 30 additional watch bands you can get to go with your Garmin! Click >>> here. They come in all kinds of materials: leather, nylon, silicone, suede and Milanese.

Which Vivomove is the midrange watch? 

The Vivomove Style is the midrange watch and it is just a different material than the luxe. The Vivomove Style has an aluminum watch face and the Vivomove Luxe has a 24K gold plated stainless steel face. Mostly all the functionality is the same. All data tracking is the same.

Tell me about the Vivomove HR

The Vivomove HR is an older version Garmin smartwatch – it has less functionality than the newer models. But if you are looking for an amazing entry-level smartwatch, the Vivomove HR is amazing! It costs around $200.

What is the best Garmin watch to get for a guy? 

What happens if I need help with my Garmin watch? 

One of the things we love most about Garmin as a company is that they are fully operated out of their Kansas City Headquarters. They are one of the largest employers in the Kansas City area and when you have a problem with your watch – not to worry – you will speak to someone IN the Kansas City office! Also – why I think the Garmin Vivomove is the best smartwatch option out there!

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