Fly Or Die: Garmin Vivofit

The Garmin Vivofit is the company’s answer to the relatively new craze around wearable fitness trackers. After all, Garmin became relatively useless after every smartphone in the world got access to Google Maps with a GPS chip.

Except for their sportswear, which is what we’re focusing on today with the Vivofit.

Like most fitness trackers, it can measure steps, distance, calories burned as well as the time, but doesn’t necessarily feel as expensive as competitors like the FuelBand or the Fitbit Force.

However, the folks at Garmin have a mind for battery life and with the removal of some LEDs, etc. they’ve managed to make the VivoFit last a whole year on a single charge.

You can also get a bit more in-depth and monitor your heart rate and sleep patterns with a chest strap, which is meant to be worn 24/7.

While we’re concerned about accuracy and competition from more established, stylish brands, the Vivofit is actually a perfectly acceptable fitness band, albeit poorly named.

The Vivofit comes in five color flavors and costs $130 and is available here.