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Garmin - vívofit Fitness Band + Heart Rate - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 352 reviews

89%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    best overall fitness tracker

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    wzurban
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    Reliable step accuracy, only wish it had a backlight!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is supposed to

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    Cindy046
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    I think it could have an instruction book inside just for quick reference and it needs a back light to make it easier to read at night.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First Fitness Tracker

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    Debbie
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    Likes - full information screen, free fitness software on iPhone, easily linked, extensive food list used to enter daily calorie intake. Dislike - no backlight for screen

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price

    Posted
    VShap
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    For the price, it is worth it. We have family challenges to keep us all moving. This is the earlier model so although you can sync with Garmin Connect, doesn't have all the features of the newer models, such as changing exercise mode, and tracking exercise. This one also doesn't have back light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Value for the money

    Posted
    Stish
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    I like the product and my only complaints are its hard to read the display , there is no back light. Also the app can't be a little difficult to use. I like wearing the chest strap , it's actually more accurate to measure heart rate from personal experience and from my research than the wrist. So that wasn't an issue for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Decent Fitness Tracker

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    lunchladydoris
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    The heart rate monitor function is really nice. Certainly more accurate than what Fitbit has to offer. The unit is also waterproof. However, there are a few annoying drawbacks about this model: 1) The display is not backlit, which makes it nearly impossible to read in the dark; 2) The associated smartphone app is a little clunky and is not available for Windows phone users. As a whole, however, I'm fairly satisfied with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the strongest but....

    Posted
    Monte
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    Overall, this fitness band is a solid performer. It's easy to use, the clasp fits will and stays snug. The heart rate monitor (HRM) strap is probably the most comfortable strap I've worn, though I don't like straps in general. I've been looking for a wrist HRM fitness band and have tried the FitBit Charge HR, the Samsung Gear Fit and the Microsoft Healthband and all of them give poor and inconsistent HRM feedback - have sent them all back. The one negative (and it's a big one) is the fact that this device is not backlit. So in the dark and sometimes outside, it's impossible to see. VivoFit should have included an optional backlit option like you see on many watches. They did this to preserve the battery life. The online Web portal that documents your workouts is also substandard compared to the Polar Loop. Polar has a well thought out interface that is pretty useful whereas the Vivo interface seems labored. Overall, a good product but there are some soft spots in their offering. The field is still wide open in the wearable market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great if you don't want to hassle with charging

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    Soap
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    A great device that keeps track of the date, time, your steps, steps until you've reached your goal, distance in miles, and calories burned- all of whih you can see on the wrist band itself which is one of my favorite features. I also like that the vivofit uses a watch battery so you do not have to worry about charging it on a daily or weekly basis. Unfortunately, the device does not have a backlight so when it's dark outside, it's impossible to read so if you enjoy exercising when its dark this deviceis not for you. The device was not compatible with my samsung galaxy tab 3 tablet, so I initially had to use the usb stick to sync the data onto my laptop. I could then look at the data using my laptop or using the garmin connect app on my tablet. It is compatible with my new phone, google nexus 6p, but I now have a hard time getting the vivofit to sync the datayo my phone , so I can only view my steps and distance on the vivofit. This means the app has become pointless and I can't track my sleep or view any progress made. : @@@@@@

    I would recommend this to a friend