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Garmin vivofit

Garmin vivofit
alaScore 93

257 reviews

Feb, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 257 reviews of Garmin vivofit. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Activity/Fitness Trackers the Garmin vivofit is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Garmin vivofit from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers on

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin Vivofit Wireless Fitness Wrist Band and Activity Monitor - Black

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Garmin vivofit from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers on

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band - Teal BundleGarmin Vivofit Fitness Band - TealGarmin Vivofit Fitness Band - Purple Bundle

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Garmin Vivofit review: Captures all your data, never needs charging, syncs wirelessly


Activity trackers are useful when they provide date tracking with little to no effort on your part. Garmin succeeded in bringing a tracker with all the basics in a device that doesn't ever need to be charged up.

Protects the Kindle Fire HDX ; Decent keyboard ; Supports use as a tablet in the case

Some keys not where you expect them ; No smart cover technology ; Hard to remove tablet from case ; After using it for a few months, it's clear that he Belkin QODE Keyboard Case is the best option for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 at the time of this...

I was mostly satisfied with the Jawbone UP24 and didn't think much about looking for another fitness tracker. The Garmin Vivofit surprised me with the useful functionality combined with extremely long battery life. Having to never remove a tracker or...


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I've been using the Garmin Vivofit for the past month, and I've never had to charge it once.

The Garmin Vivofit is water-resistant, has a one-year battery life, an always-on screen, and works with wireless heart-rate monitor accessories.

No vibration for movement reminders, and battery needs physical replacing after a year. You're forced to use the Garmin app, rather than arguably better third-party health apps. Lacks more complex activity tracking.

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.

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Garmin VivoFit review


For more than two decades, Garmin has been a name synonymous with GPS. Sailors, pilots, hunters, triathletes, drivers and competitive runners and cyclists have relied on specialized Garmin GPS products to pin their location on a map, show them how to...

Sleek, modern design ; Waterproof to 50 meters ; Always-on display ; One-year battery life ; ANT+ compatibility ; Heart-rate monitor functionality ; Automatic uploading to Garmin Connect

No alarms, tones or vibrations of any kind ; No backlight to see after dark

While being waterproof, having an always-on display, and a battery that lasts a year make this a top-tier fitness tracker, we have a hard time recommending a band that is missing both a backlight and an alarm.

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Finally, a Fitness Tracker That Actually Gets You Off Your Butt


While it isn't the most fully featured fitness band, the Vivofit is certainly the most motivating one we've used.

Year-long battery life means you never have to worry about charging. Comes in a variety of colors. Bluetooth and Ant+ compatible. Water resistant up to 50m

Garmin Connect app is subpar compared to other fitness apps. Display isn’t backlit, making it hard to read in low light settings. Not the most comfortable fitness tracker to sleep in. Sometimes syncing takes multiple attempts

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Garmin Vivofit


Garmin's Vivofit activity tracker makes a few trade-offs to balance features, style, and ease of use into a mid-priced device. The results will appeal to a certain crowd, but not everyone.

Comfortable wrist-worn activity tracker. Monitors steps, distance, sleep, calories burned. Syncs to computer via USB ANT+ stick and Bluetooth Smart-enabled phones

Not particularly stylish. Doesn't count stairs climbed. No natively supported activities other than walking and running. Must actively enable sleep mode

Garmin, a company known for its GPS-enabled products, including sports watches for high-performance athletes, has thrown its hat into the activity tracking ring with the Garmin Vivofit (from $129.99). It's a well thought-out device, balancing features...

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Garmin Vivofit


With the Garmin Vivofit, you can record the intensity of your workouts. Read the full fitness tracker review to see why the Vivofit can help you get in shape.

The Vivofit app sets auto-adjusting goals so you are less likely to get stuck in a stagnant workout cycle

Other popular fitness apps aren't compatible with the Vivofit, so you can only use the provided Garmin app

If you're looking to get in shape this year, the Garmin Vivofit is a handy device that motivates you to achieve your fitness goals.

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Garmin Vivofit review


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

Always-on display ; Year-long battery ; Inactivity meter is a great reminder

No backlight ; No altimeter

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.

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Garmin Vivofit


Garmin's first fitness tracker is good but not the best

Water-resistant design ; Personalised step goals keep you motivated ; Year-long battery life

No backlight for display ; No Altimeter ; Troublesome syncing and uploading data

The personalised goals are more effective in giving you a push. When first setting up the Vivofit you can select a target step count goal. If you meet your daily goal, the Vivofit will push up the daily target to get you moving more. If you don’t meet...

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Garmin Vivofit review


Garmin is no stranger to the fitness game. In fact, we're only surprised how long the company has waited before dipping its toes into the waters of the activity tracker scene. The new Vivofit is available on its own or with a heart-rate monitor. Is it...

The Vivofit is a great activity tracker, but there's still some work to be done on the software side of things. Also consider the Polar Loop.

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A Garmin Activity Tracker : Garmin vivofit


When I hear the name of Garmin, my thoughts are generally directed towards satellite navigation and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). However this is not the company's only sphere of interest. Garmin also has its sights set on our personal health with...

Sometimes referred to as an activity tracker, the vivofit is a device designed to keep a close watch on your personal fitness regime. This kit consists of the small vivofit unit which comes inserted in a rubberised wrist band. A spare wrist band was...