When it comes to GPS, Garmin has been a favorite among runners for a very long time. It's about time they ventured into personal fitness trackers to compete with Fitbit, Nike, and others. Unlike other fitness bands the Garmin Vivofit has a battery that lasts for over a year so you don't have to take it off to charge during that period. It doesn't have rechargeable batteries but you can easily replace the battery when it runs out.
Like most fitness bands, it tracks steps, calories burned, distance travelled, and sleep patterns, but also lets you know if you've been sitting around too long. This is important since no amount of exercise can counteract the effects of sitting too long. The Vivofit also has the ability to automatically adjust your fitness goals based on the day's activity levels and present them to you in the morning. The large display always stays on to show you how well you're doing.
Expected to be available by March 2014 for $129 for the fitness band alone or $169 bundled with a chest strap to monitor your heart rate.
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