Live it up with the Garmin Vivofit

April 29, 2015

When choosing an activity tracker that’s the right fit for you, it’s crucial to be choosy and go for the one that’s the most versatile to meet your needs.

The Garmin Vivofit lands that category of flexibility with its water-resistant nature and its compatibility with wireless heart-rate monitor accessories. Not to mention its one-year battery life- so ideal.

This wireless Bluetooth fitness band lets you achieve your daily goals by adjusting them automatically thanks to its smart functionalities. It can count your steps, show how many calories you burn, and track the overall distance you’ve traveled.

If you don’t reach your daily goals, the Vivofit tells you many more steps you need to make to reach those goals and shows the time, too. For instance, if you’ve been sitting for an hour, a red bar will appear on the Vivofit’s display to indicate that it’s time for you to get up and moving. Every 15 minutes following that hour, the bar will grow incrementally if no movement is detected. Want the red to disappear completely? Just walk around for a while and it’ll be gone.

The Vivofit has an always-on LCD screen, so you don’t have to even bother tapping it to display data. Sleep is tracked, as well. The display has a black background and large gray numbers to ascertain that the data can be read under almost all light conditions. Control everything with a single button.

Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, the Garmin Connect app lets you view data about your daily activity by syncing the wristband with a PC or Mac using a wireless USB dongle.

$181, Khoury Home

Credit Plan: $15/month over 12 months

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by micha
Micheline has a a sweet-tooth for dark chocolate and cappuccinos, an almost obsessive-compulsive aversion to dust on Blu-ray discs, and a passion for regularly playing tennis on her Nintendo Wii. Matched with her love of writing, she is the Editor of T3 Middle East's Levant English publication and English website, and the Associated Editor for the GCC English publication.