Garmin Vivofit

7.4/10 AVG.
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  • Garmin Vivofit
  • Garmin Vivofit
  • Garmin Vivofit
  • Garmin Vivofit
  • Garmin Vivofit
  • Garmin Vivofit
  • Garmin Vivofit

Garmin's simple and functional activity band is easy and low-maintenance, which makes it one of the best alternatives to a Fuelband or Fitbit.

- Scott Stein , Cnet 

With an always-on display and year-long battery, the Vivofit is a solid life tracker - it's just missing a few needed features.

- Hugh Langley , TechRadar 

Specs / Features


Move Bar - Motivates you to be active throughout the day by displaying a red move bar after one hour of inactivity. Additional segments light up for every 15 minutes of inactivity. Just walk for a couple of minutes to reset. | 24/7 Wearable - Stylish, comfortable and water resistant2 wristband that is always on and ready to go. | Long battery life - Stays on for more than a year without having to change the battery. Easy-to-read display - View the time of day and your stats right on your wrist. | Achieve your goals - Vivofit learns your activity level and assigns a personalized goal each morni... More

Move Bar - Motivates you to be active throughout the day by displaying a red move bar after one hour of inactivity. Additional segments light up for every 15 minutes of inactivity. Just walk for a couple of minutes to reset. | 24/7 Wearable - Stylish, comfortable and water resistant2 wristband that is always on and ready to go. | Long battery life - Stays on for more than a year without having to change the battery. Easy-to-read display - View the time of day and your stats right on your wrist. | Achieve your goals - Vivofit learns your activity level and assigns a personalized goal each morning. Count calories - Records calories burned throughout the day including base metabolic rate. | Monitor your sleep - Set the sleep mode when you go to bed to track the quality of your rest.

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Specification

Specification
Brand Garmin
Model 010-01225-00
Warranty 12 months
Size 1 x 2 cm (0.4 x 0.8 in)

Reviews (7.4/10 Avg. rating)


A good activity tracker with more to come

from PC Advisor
The Vivofit is a great activity tracker, but there's still some work to be done on the software side of things... Full review

A great way to invest in activity tracking and try to get more active

from Pocket-lint

The Gamin Vivofit does exactly what you want a simple activity tracker to do: track your daily steps, distance travelled, calories burned and then present that in a format that's easy to understand. The device even learns your habits and automatically generates daily goals, plus you can monitor your sleep patterns if you never take the device off.

If you want more accuracy and control for specific sports activities then the Vivofit might be less suitable than a device with more features. The Vivofit is restricted to Garmin Connect (no third party apps here), lacks wrist-based hea... Full review

A life tracker that will leave you feeling either fit or insane

from The Telegraph

People in the market for life trackers need to think very carefully about whether they really want their life tracked. I have worn the Garmin Vivofit every hour of every day for a week and not once have I stopped thinking about it. I am enslaved to the Garmin Vivofit. Even now, as I write, that red line is marching across my wrist and I face the very real dilemma of missing my daily target or offering my concerned colleague yet more evidence of my apparent incontinence.

But if you know you need the guilt, if you can’t stand low calorie beer, always order the full rack of ri... Full review

An affordable fitness tracker with great battery life

from TrustedReviews

There are two very good reasons to buy the Garmin Vivofit and that’s the display and the battery life. It means you are not constantly having to pull out your phone to check progress or worry about the Vivofit running out right before you complete your target step goal. A fitness tracker should be able to live on in the background and the Vivofit succeeds at doing that.

The lack of a backlight is really annoying but it's a problem outweighed by the frustrating experience attempting to sync and upload data. As a fitness tracker that can motivate you to move for longer in the... Full review

Long battery life in a fitness band, no charger needed

from Cnet
I really liked wearing, and using, the Garmin Vivofit. No, I didn't think it was sexy or particularly futuristic, or anything that pushed new ground in fitness trackers. But what it does, it does well, and its optional heart-rate tracker, ability to work when wet, and claims of a great, long battery life makes this an excellent consideration for a basic connected fitness tracker. Especially if you want it to double as a watch... Full review

A fitness band that lasts for a year on a single charge

from TechRadar

Before you head into the quality of its various fitness features, the Vivofit's always-on display and year-long battery life make it a wearable winner - possibly the only one that could replace your watch right now.

Luckily, the fitness stuff is good too for anyone looking for a tracker that doesn't get too serious. It might lack GPS but there are plenty of features to get you moving.

When it gets dark the Vivofit becomes a little less useful, given that it misses both an alarm and a backlight, but luckily there are enough positives - including the low price - to make... Full review

Sleek, modern design, strong battery life

from Digital Trends

There is a lot to like about the Vivofit. Its clean, minimal, and modern design makes it easy to wear 24 hours a day without feeling too nerdy. It is a cool digital watch (especially the brightly colored versions) that does many a useful thing. It tracks steps and calculates calories and distance well, if slightly optimistically, and the automatically adjusting step goals worked great for keeping us motivated.

For those already logging their active lives in the Garmin Connect ecosystem (and there are millions of them), the Vivofit is the ideal fitness tracker. The automatic Garmi... Full review

A good start for wearables

from SlashGear
It’s a good wearable for basic function, and gets better with time and use. It didn’t track my movements accurately, but that could be for a variety of reasons. I live in a vertical home, and don’t migrate much during my day. When I do get out in the rainy Pacific Northwest, it’s likely not for a hike this time of year... Full review

Some good ideas but not quite there

from Gizmodo

For $130 alone or $170 bundled with the HRM, this is a hard pass. It's got a few good ideas (like the Move Bar), but they're poorly integrated. Even the HRM doesn't make a ton of sense here, since you're just going to be putting it on for workouts, and this thing is just no good for tracking actual workouts. For instance, it thought my five mile run yesterday was 7.3 miles, which is way off, and even then there are tons of stats missing (maps, elevation, etc). A GPS watch is just so much better.

Yeah, not having to worry about charging is nice, but most of its competitors get ove... Full review

A truly fitness-focused activity tracker

from Engadget

There are a lot of good things going on here. For once, we have an activity tracker that permanently shows your steps/time/goal, with little to no user interaction required. We like the implementation of the Move bar, and how the daily goal adapts to the individual user. Likewise, the accuracy of the distance tracking and the ability to log training sessions (with added heart rate data) make this a great choice for moderate trainers, gym bunnies (finally a way to log those treadmill sessions effortlessly) and those who wish to keep general tabs on their daily activity levels. And, of course... Full review


Amazon.com Reviews Summary

4,124 from Amazon.com

4,124 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Garmin Vivofit. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.9 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

7.8/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

217 from Amazon.ca

217 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Garmin Vivofit. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.8 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

7.6/10

Amazon.co.uk Reviews Summary

816 from Amazon.co.uk

816 Amazon.co.uk shoppers shared a review for the Garmin Vivofit. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.9 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.co.uk customer reviews.

7.8/10

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