Garmin, the company which specializes in GPS devices is now trying its hand at the very popular fitness tracker market. The result is the Vivofit, a wristband which is comparable with Nike’s FuelBand. The Vivofit has the look and feel of a 1980’s digital watch, and while reviewers found it a bit unattractive and itchy if moisture gets trapped underneath, overall the readings the device provided were very thorough.
The Vivofit accurately measures steps, heart rate, calories burned and overall activity levels. The device can be programmed with fitness goals and adjusts your daily fitness goals in relation to how well you did the previous day. In addition, the Vivofit monitors your sleep patterns and knows when to go into sleep mode regardless of if you forget to set them. Overall, reviewers at Engadget found that it was one of the most comprehensive fitness trackers currently available.