But it seems like people are always asking me…is that a Fitbit? Which one?
Well…it’s not a Fitbit! It’s my Garmin VivoFit (nope..we don’t wear Fitbits) I’ll tell you today why I love it so much!
(Although it really didn’t do much for helping him figure out out to get better sleep – expect it proved that he is getting way more sleep than me – and not just light sleep, but he is sleeping like a rock, it’s a lot of deep sleep…if only he could feel like it when he woke up though!)
2. It can sync to your phone or your computer. So easy – just one button and a few seconds. I really think it’s so fascinating to see the reports I can pull up – when did I take the most steps during the day, when did I sit. How well did I sleep. I’ve always known I was a pretty light sleeper..but now I have the app to prove it! I never get much more than 2.5 hours of deep sleep each night. Then we went to Moab over a weekend, we hiked and played hard, and the night we came home – I slept like a ROCK. Over 6 hours of deep sleep! I hardly moved at all and felt so good the next day! I love that my husband and I can challenge each other with the steps we take. The Vivofit will adjust your step goal to your age/height/weight/activity level or you can manually set it to a certain number. My husband has his adjust to his activity levels. I did that for a few months and then changed it.
I hit 30,000 steps in one day a couple weeks ago. I was pretty dang proud of that. It was a day I did a long run…and then kept going all day long too!
3. I LOVE how waterproof this watch is. Like seriously waterproof. When we went to San Diego this summer my husband wore it in the ocean and he never had a problem once. (Although I was SO worried it would come off!). Not only did he not lose it (phew!) but it kept working too. He surfed and played and the Vivofit never skipped a beat! I never have to take it off – even to shower. I love this because we don’t have to ever think about it. Or we don’t take it off places and lose it! My husband did that often with his Jawbone.
4. The battery life. We have had these watches for a couple months now – and guess what…we have NEVER had to charge them. The battery life is supposed to be around 12 months. I LOVE that we don’t have to worry about charging them every few days.
5. I love that my Garmin watch and my Garmin Vivofit all hook together and I can log into Garmin Connect to see all the information all in one place. I really love the ease of having these apps go together.
I love the little band that holds the band on. My husband was always losing his Jawbone because it could easily slide off his arm when he was carrying items (like kids!) I also love that there are so many cute bands you can get to change in and out…super cute ones I’ve spied at Target lately. Just saying.
I really had a hard time narrowing it down to 5…really six reasons that we love our Garmin Vivofit. I can’t say enough good things about it. I never thought I would like wearing one as much as I do, but I love it.
Do you wear a fitness tracker?
Do you like it, why or why not?
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