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Garmin vivofit

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2143 reviews of Garmin vivofit. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the screen and size. The design and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin vivofit is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin vivofit

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 328 user reviews of Garmin vivofit from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The reliability and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 - Black

May, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin vivofit

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 371 user reviews of Garmin vivofit from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

83% 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 - Teal Bundle

May, 2017

Expert review by: matthew miller (zdnet.com)

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 (cnet.com)

Garmin Vivofit review

 

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: (cnet.com)

Garmin vívofit black

 

I could talk about the other features of Garmin's $130 (£100, AU$159) wireless Bluetooth fitness band -- its smart auto-adjusting daily goals, its motivational tricks, its shower-friendliness, that it even works with heart-rate monitors -- but that...

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 (digitaltrends.com)

Garmin VivoFit review

 

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.

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...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Nate Swanner (slashgear.com)

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: (engadget.com)

Garmin Vivofit review: a truly fitness-focused activity tracker

 

Keep moving. That's the message you'll get from anyone offering up fitness advice these days. It's snappy, simple and probably quite valid. The problem is tha...

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...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Review: Garmin Vivofit

 

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 (pcmag.com)

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: Stuart Thomas (gearburn.com)

Garmin Vivofit review: a step in the right direction

 

"What's that?" It's a question anyone using any piece of wearable tech becomes used to pretty quickly. That makes sense, given how young the market is. Rig

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Vivofit In-Depth Review

 

Back in fray and announced two related products: Vivofit and Vivoki. Vivofit would be the standard consumer-focused 24×7 activity tracker, while Vivoki would be focused on corporate wellness and primarily targeted at companies wanting to get their...

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black, White / Red
Maximum strap length:5.71
Wrist size:4.72 - 6.89

Energy Management

Battery Life:365

Navigation

GPS: No
Position location: No

Packaging Content

Number of bands included:1

Performance

Active minutes: Yes
Activity monitoring: Yes
Calories burned: Yes
Distance traveled: Yes
Hours slept: Yes
Pedometer: Yes
Personal goals: Yes
Quality of sleep: Yes
Timer: Yes
Vibrating motor: No
Water resistance:5

Technical Details

Water resistance:5