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Upcoming price reduction for activity tracker Vivofit 2

Starting from 1st May, 2015, Garmin in Thailand is planning to reduce price for vivofit 24,750 THB, 3,990 THB.

Considering that vivofit 2 on Garmin’s website is listed for USD 129.99, which is approximately 4,300 THB, the promotion price 3,990 THB sounds very attractive.

Vivofit 2 key features:

  • vivofit 2very unique for available in the market activity trackers, vivofit offers 1+ year battery life
  • thanks to easily noticeable red bar on the top display, reminds you to stay active
  • it also learns your activity level and suggest personalized daily goal
  • shows steps, calories, distance and time of day on backlit display; monitors sleep
  • automatically syncs to Garmin Connect™ to save, plan and share progress
  • supports heart rate monitor data (HRM included in the bundle version)
  • consists of backlight, beeper and activity timer.

Some more information about vivofit 2 on official Garmin’s blog (2-4):

  1. Garmin vivofit 2 minisite
  2. Garmin vivofit 2: Getting started
  3. Garmin vívofit 2: Moving Beyond the Basics
  4. Feature Focus: Backlight and Audible Alert on vívofit 2

Is it worth buying?

If you are not too active and commit yourself for a change, you should definitely consider buying one of those: vivofit 2 (from 1st May – 3,990 THB) , vivosmart (5,990 THB) and the latest GPS Smartwatch Vivoactive (9,700 THB) . I had started with the very first vivofit, and after months of using, I have to admit that it did help me to get into the right habit of exercising and being more physically active on daily bases. Some of us may think, that these devices are just gadgets. I thought similarly, but I did change my mind after using them to improve my life and the most valuable gem – health!

Garmin vivofit review

GPS giant Garmin, has entered the ‘activity tracker’ market with the Garmin Vivofit- a simple pedometer that functions sans GPS.

Vivofit records your steps, distance covered, and calories burned throughout the day, besides displaying time and date. By adding in an ANT+ heart rate monitor, the device can also track your heart rate. You can synch the Vivofit with your smartphone and/or desktop and track your fitness progress plus share results with the Garmin Connect community online.

Prominent players in the activity tracker market include Withings Pulse, FitBit Zip and Basis B1. All these are clip-on activity trackers. Some examples of wearable activity trackers in the market include Nike Fuel Band and Polar Loop.

So how does the Vivofit compare against competition? Is this activity tracker worth buying? What are the specific pros and cons of this product? We shall aim unravel all these mysteries in this product review.

Garmin Viviofit – An Introduction

The Viviofit looks just like any other wearable tracking device. It comes with two straps of varying lengths to accommodate all users. First off, I liked this concept, because too loose a strap, which will keep the device sliding all over the hand is extremely irritating. And of course a too tight strap is a pain quite literally.

And if you have ordered the heart rate monitor (HRM), it comes as a separate unit within the package, along with its own HRM strap.

A USB device is available for synching your fitness data to your computer in case your phone does not have Bluetooth compatibility.

And yes, as always there is a bunch of printed stuff that tells exactly how to use the Viviofit and talks about its various features.

But since you are reading this comprehensive review, you might as well completely skip all of that. Continue reading