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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

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Keep on moving

    Posted
    Tats
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Happy with the watch / activity / sleep tracker. It helps each of my family members to realize when they are inactive, and how our sleep patterns are. Interesting! Stay with the black or grey bands - the lighter colors show wear much faster. Disappointed that the watch does not have seconds. Disappointed that the Garmin GPS does not track / map your activity. Still have to use programs like Map My Fitness to see my route and breakdown of each section. Nor does it have elevation. Heart monitor works well with the watch. Have not been able to connect it with the app. Garmin is working on this problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to hear that the vivofit is motivating you and your family. While the vivofit was not designed with the features you have described we love your ideas and suggestions and encourage you to let our designers know, you can do this by visiting http://www8.garmin.com/contactUs/ideas/

      If you are still experiencing issues with the sync, we recommend you contact Product Support at http://www.garmin.com/us/support/ there could be several reason why you are experiencing this issues, one of them is the Bluetooth compatibility with your phone, and other system requirements.

      ~QKO Garmin

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not so good

    Posted
    SoClose

    I was so excited to strap this bad boy onto my arm and was sadly disappointed. I found it to be uncomfortable, kind of ugly and incomplete. The app is awful (compared to others). Unless you go to bed at the exact same time every night, the sleep function is a joke. The app needs a serious face lift. Perfect example of an app being designed by a computer tech, not a user! I found myself having to re-synch multiple times. You have to wear the chest strap to get your pulse...really?? The UP app is really intuitive, it's a nice alternative.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      We appreciate your feedback. Garmin Connect had a lot of updates recently, including a re-design. There is now a sleep detection feature that doesn't require you to place the device into sleep mode. The app will simply search for a sleep period and sync the hours. While the vívofit requires a Heart Rate Monitor, we have the vívosmart HR which takes HR from the wrist. This is a great option for our customers that do not want to use the band. ~QKO Garmin

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Less than impressed

    Posted
    KinesiologyGirl

    I've had the garmin & HRM for almost a week now. The HRM is not at all reliable, it keeps disconnecting from the garmin watch. It would have been nice to have a timer/stop watch programmed into the watch as well. I had to start using my fitness pal for my exercise & calorie tracker, this program doesn't have any special features worth writing home about and I still have yet to see certain data (calories in/out) sync with the garmin app as it's supposed to. If I still had the packaging I would probably be taking it back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistent Tracker

    Posted
    christine
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    For the most part, the Vivofit tracks steps accurately, But one day I was on a five-hour car trip and Vivofit added 300+ steps when I was driving a car. Puzzling, indeed. The calorie counter is inaccurate. I can spend an hour kickboxing and it records 100 calories burned and on another day I can spend an hour in front of the computer and it records 200 calories burned. Crazy! If you want an electronic -- relatively accurate -- pedometer than you'll be fine with this..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Garmin does it again. Could be better though.

    Posted
    Patriots1271
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The Garmin Vivofit fitness band with heart rate monitor is the perfect fitness tracker for any beginner trying to get into shape. I, myself, feels that is should have more features and is just plain. I purchased as a gift for my wife and there were some issues with it. I found it hard to link up with the heart monitor and the step counts were off compared to another tracker I own. Like I said, I believe that this would be a perfect fitness tracker for a beginner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    impulse buy

    Posted
    bowmarie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    this is a weird review because it has showed me the value of think before you buy... at this very moment all i can say is this product does everything it says it should do... but more important i am wearing a overpriced watch... everything it does i could have gotten from my free apps i already was using... if it makes you feel good having it..go for it..but if you need purpose in a purchase.. dont do it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A little disappointed

    Posted
    Fitnesslover
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My former fitness tracker kept dying on me so I thought I would try the vivofit. For the most part I like it. However, if you are not moving your arms (while using treadmill on incline and holding onto the machine - pushing a shopping cart), it does not track movement. That is a little disappointing because my steps are not accurate. Other than that, I am happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average fitness grear

    Posted
    Baylum
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is an excellent fitness gear for the beginner. It's very affordable accurate HRM(heart rate monitor) easy to read. Very simple to use and sync with any smartphone device. Now the bad part. It lacks a few feature that is standard to average fitness gear. The OLED is hard to see during the night. It's very plain and the locking on the strap is easy to pop loose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    AllAccessPast
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I like this tracker. The heart rate monitor is helpful. But I was hoping the indicator telling me to get up and move would chime as a reminder. Also, the product does not come with a hard copy of directions and would be difficult to figure out for someone who is not technologically savvy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for a beginner.

    Posted
    TheMan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I like that it is comfortable. The application that comes with it is easy to navigate. What I do not like is that it is not completely accurate because it will not count your steps if you are not swinging your arms, it is close to the correct step count though. Overall a good product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Loved it when I first got it

    Posted
    lupiecat95
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I loved the stats it kept and even liked the heart rate monitor but in the last two days, the vivofit has not been keeping the heart rate levels when I workout and the move bar hasn't been on for about 3 hours now. Guess I'll have to look for another one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Alternative to FitBit

    Posted
    Jjuice
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Great fitness watch and tracker. It's a nice alternative to a FitBit. Sleek Design. One thing I do not like and the sales guy failed to mention is that it will not tell you your heart rate unless you wear this big band around your chest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Posted
    justme
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I rarely take it off. Love the step counter and heart rate monitor. Would have liked a built in monitor but I'm getting used to the chest band. Amazing on how it knows what type of sleep I've had too. Love that feature in the morning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average, just okay...

    Posted
    JStyle
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I currently use the edge 1000 for cycling and thought the vivofit would be a good supporting piece of tech to add for tracking my activities. the device didn't meet my expectations, the on-line interface didn't allow additional activities to be added

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Overall, pretty good

    Posted
    Casper
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It's not the most user-friendly product, but it seems to be working pretty well. It also sounds like Garmin is working on server issues which has been the biggest issue thus far. Otherwise, love the band and the heart rate monitor

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    seemed functional but overpriced

    Posted
    cols
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this with the heart rate monitor - when it arrived it was an attachment - which made the device to much of a pain. I had hoped it would detect the heart rate from being on ones wrist.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good device

    Posted
    Chris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    happy with the device and its tracking. irritatated because I cant get the geek squad coverage, because its purple that is totally ridiculous it was bought the same time as the black one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use but no guide

    Posted
    Socr2melee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Although the product was easy to sync with my phone and to program, there wasn't a guide handy to explain how it all worked. Heart band is awkward and could have used an explanation.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Better Heart Rate fitness bands out there

    Posted
    TheGreatGatsby
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Did not want to have the chest strap bothering me during workouts, had tot return this. Go with the Mio Fuse! you won't be disappointed. not chest strap and near EKG accuracy

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good workout tracker!

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

    This product is good for those wanting to rack their workouts. I enjoyed using a smilier product for meal and workout planning and this items is very helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend