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Garmin Vivofit

Garmin Vivofit
alaScore 100

235 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 235 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and value for money. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

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

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Vivofit

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 34 user reviews of Garmin Vivofit from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Vivofit

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 user reviews of Garmin Vivofit from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

 

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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Garmin Vivofit

 

In 2014, pretty much every major tech manufacturer is now pushing the idea that fitness and tech make perfect bedfellows. There's a battle raging to see who can win a spot on your wrist and quantify your entire life, and there can only be one winner.

The Garmin Vivofit ticks every box you’d expect from a wrist-bound tracker. It tallies your steps, calories burned, distance travelled, sleep patterns, and heart rate if you wear the optional monitor. Thankfully, the step counting is very accurate. In...

Notice we said ‘perfunctory in daylight’ about the display? To achieve that stellar battery life Garmin has had to make some compromises, one of which is forgoing a backlight. It’s not a deal-breaker, but we’d have liked to have seen a Casio...

For £100, there’s a lot to like about the Garmin. Its weaknesses are minor and very forgivable for that epic battery life, while its movement bar and auto-adjusting goals are great twists to the existing formula. If you want to be really proactive and...

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Garmin Vivofit

 

In 2014, pretty much every major tech manufacturer is now pushing the idea that fitness and tech make perfect bedfellows. There's a battle raging to see who can win a spot on your wrist and quantify your entire life, and there can only be one winner.

For £100, there’s a lot to like about the Garmin. Its weaknesses are minor and very forgivable for that epic battery life, while its movement bar and auto-adjusting goals are great twists to the existing formula. If you want to be really proactive and...

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