Since I already own & love the Garmin Edge 1000 bike computer, I wanted a watch with similar features for running. The Vivoactive was the perfect choice! It has Bluetooth and uploads to Garmin connect on my phone after every run/walk/ride. It also shows clearly all incoming texts & emails. While on vacation, the only time I took it off was while I slept at night. I wore it in the pool, in the ocean and out to dinner. It's lightweight, very user friendly, and looks great! Very happy with this purchase!!