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Garmin vivofit

Garmin vivofit
alaScore 95

1246 reviews

Jul, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1246 reviews of Garmin vivofit. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 user reviews of Garmin vivofit from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers on

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Vivofit Wireless Fitness Wrist Band and Activity Monitor - BlackGarmin Vivofit Wireless Fitness Wrist Band and Activity Monitor - SlateGarmin Vivofit Wireless Fitness Wrist Band and Activity Monitor - Purple

Jul, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 user reviews of Garmin vivofit from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers on

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band - Teal BundleGarmin Vivofit Small WristbandsGarmin Vivofit Large Wristbands

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: matthew miller (

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...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Garmin vívofit ( blue)


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.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Lee Crane (

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.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Nate Swanner (

Garmin VivoFit review: a good start for wearables


Within the blossoming smart wearables market, the battle for the real estate on your wrist is getting intense. With the Garmin VivoFit , many of us will have our bases covered. It keeps track of your activity levels adequately, and the sleek styling...

We like the Vivofit for someone who is starting to be interested in wearables for the purpose of getting healthy. It’s also useful for someone who may not have a smartphone, as the desktop app/sync is available. That’s not always the case with wearable...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Christina Bonnington (

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

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Jill Duffy (

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...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: (

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.

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (

Garmin Vivofit review


Garmin is well known for its navigation products and running watches, but it's a company with more to offer in the wider consumer space too. That's exactly where the Garmin Vivofit activity tracker is aimed: a wearable wrist device able to track your...

Year-long battery life, keeps things simple, clear display, accurate, affordable point to activity tracking, waterproof, ANT+ for optional HR monitor

No screen illumination, no altimeter, no vibration, optional heart-rate monitor not comfortable

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...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Hugh Langley (

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.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (

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...

Oct, 2014