The wearable device market is hotting up. What with SmartWatches, fitness wristbands and eyewear being the current favourites. Garmin the well known and long established GPS device manufacturer have branched out into the fitness wristband arena. Which isn’t too far from the GPS watches they’ve been making for years now.
The Vivofit is a wristband and watch that basically tracks and records your every move and syncs with the Garmin app on your phone (Windows Phone need not apply).
The Vivofit will be available from March 2014 and it will be available in black, purple, teal, blue and slate and comes with both a small and a large adjustable bracelet. The price should be £99 which for me makes it quite appealing.
Your body’s new best friend
Garmin vívofit – A Fitness Band That Moves at the Pace of Your Life
The NEW Garmin vívofit is the only fitness band which learns about your activity levels and then sets you personalised goals. Designed to turn good intentions into lifelong habits your vívofit tracks your progress and reminds you when it’s time to move. Featuring a unique, curved display that always stays on, it measures everything from the number of steps you have taken and the distance you have covered to the calories you have burned and how you are progressing towards your daily goal. It also tells the time and can even monitor the quality of your sleep. Vívofit’s user replaceable batteries last over one year and vívofit is water-resistant (50m), as well as being compatible with ANT+™ heart rate monitors for fitness activities.
Vivofit doesn’t judge or preach, it is designed to move at the pace of your life – gradually nudging you towards a healthier lifestyle. It tracks your progress and reminds you when you’ve been sitting for too long with a discreet red bar display, and to find out how well you slept, just set the sleep mode before you go to bed.
Vívofit’s lightweight, waterproof and comfy, curved design means that you can wear it just about anywhere – even in the shower – and with batteries that last for a year, you don’t need to worry about recharging it.
With the touch of a button, you can wirelessly sync vívofit with Garmin Connect – Garmin’s online community – to see a complete picture of your progress, including weight loss, which you can either keep private or share with others. Vívofit can also be used with a heart monitor, providing invaluable information whether you are a serious athlete or concerned about your overall level of fitness.
Available from March 2014, vívofit is available in black, purple, teal, blue and slate and comes with both a small and a large adjustable bracelet.
Garmin vívofit’s features include:
· Personalised daily goals
· 24/7 wearable and waterproof soft band
· One year battery life
· Display showing: time, steps, distance, calories and how you are progressing towards your daily goal
· Compatible with a heart rate monitor
· Inactivity monitor
· Sleep tracking
· Wireless sync with Garmin Connect for a complete overview of progress