Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band with Heart Rate Monitor

Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band

Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band – Black Bundle (Includes Heart Rate Monitor). Pairs with heart rate monitor chest strap for fitness activities (chest strap included in bundle package).

Really like it. 1st fitness band and it was super easy to understand. Bonus for battery operated and it’s one less thing to charge . Already moving more.

The VivoFit feels fine around the wrist. It’s definitely a bulkier fitness band, but I personally found it comfortable. It can very easily be worn in the shower (it handles water like a champ). I haven’t swam with it, but I believe it is waterproof to 50 meters – so unless you hunt for sunken ships, it will be just fine in anything. The display is awesome – it’s very crisp and shows useful information. Additionally, it shows the time and the date…this is actually a feature that I wouldn’t have thought twice about, but after having it on my wrist I came to really appreciate it.

Works wonderful. I love the sleep function. Sleep tracking is important to me since I have a very hard time sleeping. You should note that the VivoFit does not break down your sleep tracking into “light, deep, and awake” time. Literally all it does is give you a graph of how much you moved. Personally (being a data person), I like this. However, the graph is only a graph, and doesn’t give you any information beyond what you can interpret from it. I really wish Garmin put a measurement in of what is “deep” sleep and what is “light/awake”.

There is a red bar that grows along the top of the display to show your inactivity – I love this. The red bar is a visual indicator that I need to move around. It’s very annoying to see it (in the best way possible), and I’ve found myself walking around when I otherwise would not have gotten up for a short walk.