Wonderful as a watch and calendar, as well as tracker for steps, heart rate & calories burned.
My Garmin goes with me everywhere. I download the information each evening via WiFi onto my Tablet App. My health has improved and my weight has dropped considerably. Very happy.
This watch is very user friendly, water proof, and has a customisable interface. It's easy to charge and has a long battery life. It displays your resting heart rate, time, KMs walked, calories burned. If you keep the Bluetooth setting on all the time the battery will drain much faster. I love this watch and wear it everyday to track my heart rate using the app but the strap it starting to break now after a year and a half.
Purchased in June 2017 for $280.00.
Crape watch band
The watch is good but the watch band does not last more than a year. So I have got a replacement of a new watch a year ago. But the second band broken again from the watch. I contacted them but I have been told that I have to pay $96 for the replacement. The watch costed me over $220. it becomes so ridiculous to have a now watch band every year.
Purchased in February 2017.
Recommend this product
I'm very pleased with this Garmin. I like not having to plug it in to charge it and being able to wear it 12/7. It connects nicely with My Fitness Pal. I like it much better than my old Fitbit. It's so comfortable I forget I have it on!Works well.
No charging and great app
I can wear my Vivofit all the time, even in the shower, because the battery lasts for a year so there's no need to take it off to charge it. This means that I never miss out on a single step. It connects with an app that shows the steps, calculates the number of days you have reached your goals and awards badges and levels to motivate users. The app also gives insights into your behaviour. For example, it tells you which days you are least active or tend to get less sleep. This is my second Vivofit. I was impressed that I didn't lose my data in transferring from an older model. Will definitely be staying with this brand.
Super handy for the gym!
I hate wearing my everyday watch to the gym, so I invested in the Garmin Vivofit and I love it! It's waterproof and you can also control your music through it. It counts calories, steps and floors you climb which are all handy to keep track of throughout the day and when working out. It's easy to use and I like the little touch screen. I haven't had any problems so far and it works perfectly, I've had it for well over a year now!
Great and light
I wear mine everyday, does not catch on things and fall off like the original vivofit. It also has extra features and can help find your phone when you have missplaced it. Picks up alot more steps then the original also. I highly recommend this product. I love the fact it does not need charging compared to others on the market
Do not waste your money...
First unit replaced under warranty due to it’s brain frying for no reason.
Second unit replaced under warranty due to band breaking for no apparent reason.
On my third unit, I asked them for something else, cheaper mind you, but got the same product!
You can not read the screen in the day light, and it’s blurry even when you can see it. This is a major fail IMO.
The battery lasts about a week and takes about an hour to charge which is good. Be aware charging via anything but say your PC USB port may void your warranty.
I do like the ...heart rate monitor, but seriously the “warnings” to move get annoying and I turned them off. I found the Bluetooth messages to be painful, and was often just easier to get my phone. It was a good alert that you had a msg if on say silent etc. I would avoid this unit. I have reverted to my Vivofit 2 which has an easy to read display and battery lasts well over 12 months.
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2 band broken!!!
I got this watch because its price is reasonable and it's waterproof! I got it 11/17 and band has snapped and it's not a replaceable band so they replaced it with a new one. My husband has the same one as me and he got it 3/18 and his has snapped from the top as well. What a joke. Never again!!!
Best thing ive bought gor myself in years!
This watch is great, I really looked into all The fitness watchers and this one was the one for me , easy to use and understand, and water proof full water proof not like the others so beware, the price was as good as the others too, I wasn't sure of the band but it's held up great.
Useless battery life
Received as a Xmas present 2017, and I am happy with its functions. But sorry 3 batteries in 6mths , not happening any more.
The original battery lasted 4 mths, so I thought ok , you don't know how long the battery has been in there so I replaced it. This battery lasted 2 weeks, replaced it again, this battery lasted 3 weeks.
Only used in normal life, no rough handling or hard situations, so back to my $20 Big W digital watch.
Seriously I can't believe the ratings are so high
I got one of these for Xmas and after 2 weeks took it back to store as the band was small and box said large, they couldn't exchange as no stock so I swapped for the Fitbit charge 2, glad I did, One of the main reasons I selected this one was the VO2 Max option and I only got this 2 work once, it never measured stairs at work, it measured average of 2000 steps when driving 300km and heart rate was always different to my Blood Pressure Monitor and you can't change bands, my replacement has a identical option to VO2 max that works every time, mea...sure my stairs at work correctly. measures maybe 5 steps when driving the same trip and heart rate is exactly the same as my BPM and I have already purchased 3 different non genuine bands. Garmin's App and user interface are terrible very hard to navigate and change setting, I originally gave this 2 stars and change to 1 when I remembered the App, I'm glad I got to compare the 2 and for the record I gave my replacement 5 stars
Pairs up with the Apple phone with out a problem. All the counters seem to be accurate as far as i can tell. It is pretty comfortable to wear. Works better than some of the cheaper no name brands I've had before in terms of heart rate which is questionable with some others.
Simple to use and so far no hassle!
Was recommended this brand by a work friend - Very comfy to wear and has a stylish look! It goes well with formal and informal outfits. So far I really enjoy using it because its easy to syncs with app and shows me my daily steps and heart rates and stuff like that. Great Job - Garmin with a good price too !
Had it for 2 years and the battery just ran out!
Pros: Accurate, waterproof, great battery life and great software to go with it. I love how it says the actual time so it can be coupled as a watch, wrist band is very comfortable and light weight.
Cons: The display cover is plastic, I knocked my hand somewhere and it cracked! Which is sad as I know now I have to be careful with water. A little bit on the expensive side when it first got released.
Affordable and simple
Had this for two years and find it easy to use. Also quite narrow so does not feel like I'm wearing another watch. Easily syncs with app. Shows steps, heart rate and cal burned. Simple device and probably good for those interested as their first device. The latch is easy to lock.
Loving my Garmin
Love, love my Garmin after a terrible experience with another well known brand that broke three times. Band on the Garmin doesn’t seem to irritate my skin as much as another brand. The only thing I would say is that the connection to the charger could be a little better.
The vivofit 3 is the perfect fitness tracker. Accurate, easy to use. I have used it for several months now with no issue. Compatable with my iPhone, lovely designed band that doesn’t come in clipped or lost. Waterproof and tracks sleep! As a nurse it’s perfect for my needs of tracking.
This watch is good if you need a step counter. It does record steps accurately. Thi is a stylish watch and I wear it everywhere.
Using the garmin ap is easy and very easy to sync.
I really love hpw ypu can get different bands for thia watch too to match with your day to day clothes
Questions & Answers
I loved my vivofit 3- have now had 2. Every thing well for a year in both watches till battery ran out. Replaced battery- went well for 6 weeks and then watch stopped working. First watch did the same things. Is this a normal problem?
Device was working then the screen went blank with a red strip at top of screen. Pressed button for 10 seconds, got no response. Changed the battery and still no response on screen. Have tried all advise re restarting device with no success. What to do next please?
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