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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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wanted to love it

    Posted
    Fitzy44

    I was so happy to here it contained it had a heart monitor as I have had three heart surgeries and am scheduled for a cardio version. In two weeks to correct a fib. Never read it was a batman belt you had to put around you that hurts your sternum . The heart monitor was not accurate neither were most of the other features . The software was atrocious. Would not sync with iPad iPhone nor iPod . Constantly lost sync with ,my pc destop and laptop. I'm a big fan of Garmin there gps are second to none and there support for them is awesome. With a little more research and refinements they will have the best out there in this genre . Tried Fitbit, also terrible. Software stinks and really no third party apps for either of these.so fit bit went back to. Tried messing with jawbone apps and that stop me from trying that one . Heard bad reviews on the nike band, I think there is great potential in this area but for now there all very for off . I do believe Garmin has the head start and I'm hoping to try there next for ray . I mean I wore a Holter monitor a few weeks ago it fit right in my pocket . Back in 88 I wore a Holter monitor and they were so big you had to hang ti around your neck. I'm anxiously waiting for a more polished product and please companies . You need severe 3rd party software help from distinguished developers!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    NO Manual to be found.

    Posted
    Donna

    I understand not including a manual but AT LEAST put one out there on the web. The 4 page manual that comes when you down load the USB TELLS you what the thing CAN do, but it doesn't tell you how to do it. I can put the time in 12 or 24 hour format, REALLY, and how do I do that??? Can somebody out there PLEASE give me a web sit I can use for this beast.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Vivofit + hr

    Posted
    Lindsey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This product is ok, except for it some times counts my arm movement as steps. You have to wear the heart monitor on your ribs and I hate that it doesn't come from my wrist When comparing to others it said it would alert for text and calls when comparing, sadly it does not.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The band was fine heart rate monitor is awful

    Posted
    Rttsk
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The band was fine. Easy to wear and comfortable. The heart rate monitor has to be worn around the chest and was not comfortable to wear and not practical for every day use or exercising. It was a gift and had to be returned. Disappointing!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      I am sorry to hear that you have returned the product. Sounds like you were pretty comfortable with the band. If you are looking for a device that has heart rate data directly on the device, we recommend the Forerunner 225, this watch is designed for runners but includes the activity tracking feature as well as Optic Heart Rate. Thank you for your feedback. ~QKO Garmin

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good for runners

    Posted
    R5D28
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Didn't not care for App with this but it was good to have activities sync with MyFitnessPal. Cant view screen in dark areas. More accurate heart rate then wrist heart monitor but chest strap was uncomfortable

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Thank you for your review. The Garmin vívofit does not have a backlight feature however Garmin does have other activity trackers that do have a backlight feature. If you would like to provide feedback on Garmin products along with the Garmin Connect Mobile app, for the iPhone or Android phones, please visit www.garmin.com/ideas.

      Again, thank you for your review. {CW} Garmin

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not good

    Posted
    joe3941
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought 4 of these for x-mas and they did not read right at all. save your money or buy the 4 i have cheap!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not accurate

    Posted
    runningwild
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Count steps and calories only...no cycling or jogging or swimming

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Thank you for your feedback. The vívofit is a basic activity tracker, providing steps, distance, calories burned, and heart rate. To optimize accuracy on the vívofit, you will want to make sure your personal information (including age, weight, height, activity level, step/run length, training zones etc.) are entered correctly via your device/user settings on Garmin Connect and have been synced to the device. The vívofit does not use GPS, so it relies on your arm movement to determine steps. Calories are calculated based on your BMR (non-active calories) plus your active calories (from steps and distance, also heart rate if wearing a heart rate monitor). Discrepancies in step count, such as false steps or added steps, are explained in more detail at the FAQ link below:

      http://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/simpleCase.htm?caseId={2a175810-d226-11e3-e635-000000000000}&kbName=garmin

      Thanks,
      -LB Garmin

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I like the fit bit better..

    Posted
    squirreldog
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It's a little bulky, And does not have a rechargeable battery. I like the Fitbit flex better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Work out

    Posted
    Walter626
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This item wasn't a good fit for us, it didn't work properly, we had to exchange it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Chest heart monitor

    Posted
    aceone32
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    feels bulky I didn't realize that the heart monitor was a chest mounted one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not what we expected

    Posted
    sarndell
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought it under the impression that you can count the miles on a bike. Nope

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend