Garmin has launched a new fitness wrisband called vivofit.

Vivofit records steps taken and distance covered as well as calories burned. It provides a countdown to achieving daily goals. The always on display can also show the current time. And vivofit is water resistant.

Garmin Vivofit colours


Vivofit learns about your activity levels and can automatically adjust daily goals so that you take a gentle route  towards a more healthy lifestyle. And because frequent short bursts of activity during the day are something many of us fail to manage because of our sedentary working environments, the vivofit display has a red bar which shows up after an hour of inactivity. You need to move to reset the bar.

Stealing a march on other fitness wristbands, vivofit has built in  ANT+ so it is compatible with a wide range of heart rate monitors.

Vivofit will be compatible with the Garmin Connect Mobile app which lets users wirelessly upload data and track progress. The app also ensures information is uploaded to Garmin Connect, Garmin’s web portal, where you can analyse progress, view earned badges and access data from other Garmin fitness technologies.

Garmin has announced an update to Garmin Connect which includes a new look and feel, and sections which are specific to the vivofit.

Vivofit will go on sale soon, priced £99.99, or £129.99 with a heart rate monitor.

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