• Records your step count to remind you to keep active
• Tracks calories burned so you can stay on target for your health goals
• In-built sleep tracking to help you feel more fresh during the day
• Display remains on for easy time-keeping
• Replaceable one year battery life avoids hassle of regular charging
• Water resistant to 50m
• Slate colour band
• Connect to phone by Bluetooth
• View detailed analysis on your phone
• Monitor your heart rate to better calculate your exercise intensity
• Visual reminders about your activity level during the day
• Sets personalised goals based on previous activityWhy get the Vivofit?
The Vivofit is a great fitness band to assist you in achieving a healthy lifestyle. It monitors and displays your progress with a screen that’s always on. It features a reflective display, which contributes to the very impressive yearlong battery life of this fitness band.
The Vivofit tells you the time and also tells you when it is time to move, using a red activity bar that appears when you have been sat down for too long. This fitness band even monitors your sleep at night, gives you your distance travelled and your calories burned based on your step data.
The band itself is soft and flexible, which makes for comfortable wearing. With a fitness band like the Vivofit, your good intentions can become lifelong habits.
What will it monitor?
While you go about your everyday business, the Vivofit fitness band will record and store your steps taken, calories burned and your approximate distance. These statistics are all viewable via the display built into the fitness band.
The Vivofit stands out because its fitness targets are tailored to your personal activity as opposed to the sometimes unrealistic, arbitrary number found on other fitness tracking devices. It gives you standard functionality such as date and time as well your personalised targets.
Included with the Vivofit fitness band is a companion heart rate monitor. This is worn around the chest with the heart rate module across the front and a soft, washable fabric around the back. When worn, the monitor tracks your heartbeat and sends the data to a smart device in real-time.
The heart rate monitor transmits up to three meters away and has a three year battery life. It is recommended that you do not take the heart rate monitor with you whilst swimming. You can also view your sleep cycles and review how well you slept, based on the movements it records while you sleep.
Is this suited to me?
This fitness band has been described as zero-maintenance because there is very little you need to do to keep it doing its job - the battery lasts for a year, it is waterproof to 50m and it automatically adjusts the daily target for you.
You can use the Android and iPhone apps to view your overall progress with more detailed analysis of your fitness. Alternatively, you can sync the Vivofit to a computer using the wireless USB ANT+ receiver supplied. You can then view your progress with the Garmin Connect website. From here you can share your activity with the free online fitness community or to a social network.
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