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Garmin 010-01225-05 Vivofit Fitness Band, Slate

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  • Motivates you to be active throughout the day by displaying a red move bar after one hour of inactivity. Additional segments light up for every 15 minutes of inactivity. Just walk for a couple of minutes to reset
  • 24/7 wearable Stylish, comfortable and water resistant2 wristband that is always on and ready to go
  • Long battery life Stays on for more than a year without having to change the battery Easy-to-read display View the time of day and your stats right on your wrist
  • Achieve your goals vivofit learns your activity level and assigns a personalized goal each morning. Count calories Records calories burned throughout the day including base metabolic rate
  • Monitor your sleep Set the sleep mode when you go to bed to track the quality of your rest

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  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 2.1 x 1.1 cm ; 27 g
  • Shipping Weight: 118 g
  • Batteries 2 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 010-01225-05
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Jan. 7 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,363 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Fitness Band That Moves at the Pace of Your Life

  • Learns your activity level and assigns a personalized daily goal
  • Displays steps, calories, distance; monitors sleep
  • Pairs with heart rate monitor¹ for fitness activities
  • 1+ year battery life; water-resistant²
  • Save, plan and share progress at Garmin Connect™

You already know the active steps you take now can improve your overall wellness today, tomorrow and well into your future. And while it seems simple to get out of that chair more often and move, making it stick is another matter. That’s where vívofit can turn good intentions into lifelong habits. It’s the only fitness band that greets you with a personalized daily goal, tracks your progress and reminds you when it’s time to move.

Personalized Daily Goals

vívofit learns your current activity level, then assigns an attainable daily goal. As you meet your milestones, vívofit will adjust your goal for the next day, gradually nudging you toward a healthier lifestyle. At Garmin Connect™, our free online fitness community, you can earn virtual badges and view your progress.

Tells Time and "Time to Move"

Research shows prolonged periods of inactivity such as sitting at a desk decreases your body’s production of fat-burning enzymes. You can reverse that effect by taking frequent, short walk breaks throughout your day. And while you might lose track of time and forget to move, vívofit knows. A red move bar appears on the display after 1 hour of inactivity and builds when you’ve been sitting too long. Just walk for a couple of minutes to reset the move bar.

Keep Moving

When you’re ready to take the next steps toward better health, vívofit has additional features to keep you motivated. Use a heart rate monitor¹ with vívofit to record your heart rate and zone data and get more accurate calorie burn information for any fitness activity, such as a run or a cardio class at the gym. At Garmin Connect, you can join online challenges with other vívofit users or start your own competition with friends to compete for virtual badges and bragging rights.

Always On

vívofit follows your progress 24/7, and it can stay on for more than a year without a battery change. Set the sleep mode when you go to bed and vívofit will monitor your rest. At Garmin Connect, you can see your total sleep hours as well as periods of movement and restful sleep. The vívofit band is water-resistant², so you can shower or get caught in the rain, worry-free.

Get Connected

With the touch of one button, you can wirelessly sync vívofit with Garmin Connect to see a complete picture of your progress, join online challenges and earn virtual badges for extra motivation. You can access our free online community from your computer or on your compatible mobile device³ with the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app.

¹Included with some models, sold separately on others.

²Water-resistant (50 meters).

³Includes Bluetooth® Smart Ready phones; contact your provider to verify if your phone is compatible. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tony Hebert on June 22 2014
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For the price i should have bought the jawbone. My friend has it and I thought this was better....not. Jawbone even comes with a sleep alarm. I'll probably return it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lucas Gamba on Aug. 25 2014
Very nice gadget. It is nice and fashionable, and also helps you to monitoring your sleep and your daily activity.
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1,313 of 1,341 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic device, better than Fitibit and Polar competitors March 11 2014
By Stratman - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been using an activity monitor for a couple of years now, and have owned the following in addition to the Vivofit: Fitbit One, Fitbit Flex, Fitbit Force, and Polar Loop. Since the Fitbit devices are very popular and widely used, I'll orient this review around a comparison to those (and the Polar Loop for good measure).

First, my main activity is road biking: I average about 2,000 miles a year, mostly from March to November. In winter I try to regularly ride a trainer or a recumbent gym bike. I wear a heart monitor when riding or training because I like to see how I'm doing as a late middle-aged male. As you'll see, one of the advantages of the Vivofit is its ability to pair with a HR strap, something the Fitbit products lack. So here we go:

The Vivofit is a bit reminiscent of the Fitbit Force as far as the form factor. They have similar bracelet styling, though the body part of the Vivofit is slightly thicker. The clasp design is similar to the Force, but locks more positively. The actual Vivofit unit is removable from the bracelet unlike the Force (more like the Flex), so you can replace the band (it comes with both large and small bands) and change to different colored ones.

The biggest differences from the Force are these: 1) the Vivofit uses two small watch batteries that are purportedly good for at least a year versus the rechargeable battery used by the Force, and; 2) the Vivofit display doesn't light up like the Force (which has both positive and negative attributes; read on).

I liked my Force - even though I think Fitbit's customer service is abysmal, perhaps rivaled only by Comcast among companies I've dealt with - but the Vivofit is ultimately what I wish the Force had been. Here's why.

I didn't particularly mind having to recharge my Force periodically (about once a week), but the battery always seemed to go dead at the most inopportune times, i.e., when I didn't have my charger available (and remember it only charges with USB via a computer). So there were times where my activity tracking would be interrupted until I could get to a charging source, and then of course you can't use the device while it's charging. Not so with the Vivofit. I like the idea of using watch batteries: they add just a smidgen of bulk, but you don't have to worry about recharging. The batteries are the common 1632s, so they're easy to find if even if you don't keep spares on hand, and with a year of life, continuous operation is a given.

As to the display, I actually prefer the Vivofit's overall even though it isn't lighted. With the Force you have to press the button when you want to read it, although you can then read it even in pitch darkness. The Vivofit displays continuously; you cycle through the different readings by pressing a button, just like on the Force. It's readable in all but near darkness (reminds of a Kindle), so the lack of lighting is a non-factor for me. It's also VERY sharp, with gold characters on a black background. I'll sacrifice a lighted display for the year-long battery life and continuous display of the Vivofit.

The other nice thing about the Vivofit vs. the Force is that it pairs with a HR monitor strap. So if you like to keep track of your heart rate when doing vigorous exercise - like I do - then the Vivofit is the hands-down winner. In fact, I think it slightly beats the Force even without that feature, based on the better battery configuration, continuous display, interchangeable bracelet and more secure clasp.

A word about the clasp. It's basically the same design as used on the Force and the Flex, but for some reason is more secure. The Fitbit bands have a tendency to uncouple, especially the Force, but the Vivofit is rock solid. I think the reason is that the Vivofit's material is slightly less neoprene-like than the Force's: it's a tad less springy, so when the clasp pins penetrate the holes they're held firmly.

I'll finish the Fitibit comparison by mentioning the Flex and the One. The Force tried to integrate the best features of both of these: in effect it's a One incorporated into a Flex-like bracelet design (albeit a larger one). With the One you have a display that lights when the button is pushed (like the Force) and gives you a readout of various measures by cycling through with repeated button pushes. With the Flex the display only shows a series of dots that track your progress on a measure of your choosing (steps, calories burned, etc.). You can check your stats at any time by pairing the Flex with your smartphone (you can also pair the One and the Force to a smartphone) or by syncing it to your computer with a USB wireless dongle (also supplied for the One and the Force). I found the One too easy to lose, since it's not a bracelet, and found the battery life of the Flex to be a bit on the short side, probably because of its small size (which is why I upgraded to the Force).

One of the best features of using a Fitibit is the excellent website. I haven't found a competitor's website that even comes close. Polar's site is in beta and tracks almost nothing. Garmin's site is good, but is mainly for tracking just activity from their various GPS devices for biking, running, etc., albeit in exhaustive detail. Fitbit's site is a full-featured health tracking and monitoring tool. It displays all activity measured by your tracker, allows you to log your food intake (huge food database), regularly record your heart rate, blood pressure, weight, and even custom measures of your own design. It's too comprehensive to describe here, but suffice to say it's reason enough to favor a Fitbit device over others. This is where the Vivofit has a leg up on other non-Fitbit devices: it will automatically sync to the Fitbit site using Garmin Connect software via an arrangement between Fitbit and Garmin.

So now with my Vivofit, I get a device that to me that has all the advantages of the Fitbit Force with none of the disadvantages, allows for HR monitoring, AND syncs to the Fitbit website. It's the best of both worlds.

On to the Polar Loop. It's a well made device that's roughly the same size as the Force and Vivofit, but has the most secure clasp of the bunch. It's a deployment buckle like you'd find on an upscale watch (think Breitling or Omega). Like the Vivofit, it allows for HR monitoring via a Polar HR strap (and its worth noting that Polar HR monitor straps auto sync to a lot of gym exercise equipment that is "Polar ready"). It has a brilliantly lit red display, activated by pushing a button that you then push repeatedly to cycle through different measures. However, unlike the button on the Vivofit or Force, the one on the Polar is very imprecise: you frequently have to push it two or three times before it does anything. That's because it's recessed so as to be almost flush with the strap and is very small, such that when you push most of your fingertip is pushing on the surrounding area. And as noted, the Polar website (beta) is pretty much useless at this point. If the Polar had a better button, and if the website were the equal of Fitbit's or could sync to it, then it would be slightly ahead of the Force (because of the HR feature) but still behind the Vivofit (because of the need to charge it periodically, and because when syncing to a computer it has to be connected to a dual-use charging/syncing cable rather than using a wireless dongle like the Force and Vivofit, though it will sync wirelessly to a smartphone using Polar's app).

In summary:

Form factor: basically a tie among the Vivofit, Force and Loop (Flex has a smaller form factor, which some may prefer; the One is basically a fob made to be clipped to a belt or carried in a pocket).

Display: the Vivofit for its continuous (and very sharp) display and positive button feedback for cycling through data, although you may disagree if you plan to check your unit regularly in the dark.

Accuracy: the Vivofit and all of the Fitbit units seemed to be very accurate (they yielded nearly identical measures when compared); the Loop seemed to overstate my steps, and - like the Vivofit - it doesn't measure flights of stairs climbed (all Fitbits do).

Clasp: the Polar is most secure, very closely followed by the Vivofit. The Force and Flex tend to uncouple, and the One is a fob rather than a bracelet.

HR monitoring: It's between the Vivofit and the Loop since Fitibit doesn't offer it. If you already use a Garmin HR strap with a Garmin bike or running computer, then you might prefer the Vivofit for that reason. If you want to auto connect your HR strap at the gym, then that might argue for a Polar strap, and the Loop (both the Loop and the gym bike or elliptical, etc. will simultaneously record HR activity).

Smartphone software: all three offer good smartphone apps, but they specialize in different areas. The Fitbit app mimics its website, so most of what you'd upload, enter, sync or track at the website can also be done on its smartphone app. The Garmin app is set up to focus on bike rides, runs, etc. in conjunction with a GPS unit to record routes, route segments, etc. The Loop app is focused on heart rate activity.

Website: Fitbit by a mile, though as noted you can sync all your Vivofit data to the Fitbit site automatically. Thus you can essentially treat the Vivofit as if it was a Fitbit device. Garmin's website has the same focus as it's smartphone app; it's not a full-fledged fitness site. Polar's site is useless, though it's only in beta...perhaps it will eventually be more competitive.

I vote for the Vivofit. Note that the Force has been recalled and is no longer being sold.
343 of 360 people found the following review helpful
Best Activity Tracker Out There! March 11 2014
By R. Montgomery - Published on Amazon.com
I have had my Vivofit since 2/27/14 and it has been excellent. I have owned the Fitbit One, Fitbit Flex, and Fitbit Zip in the past and this by far and away outperforms each and every one of those. First of all, YOU NEVER HAVE TO CHARGE THE THING (well not for like a year). That is a major plus. I have not had any syncing issues whatsoever. The sleep tracker works flawlessly, unlike the Fitbit Flex which would randomly disengage from sleep mode in the night. One of my favorite aspects is that it assigns you a daily goal trying to get you more motivated, not just the same number over and over. If it starts at 7,500 steps and I hit my goal, the next day the goal might be bumped up a bit. It constantly tries to get you more and more active.

Lets break it down, the thing is/has:
1. Waterproof (for normal things like swimming, showers, rain, etc...)
2. OUTSTANDING battery life. Next time you need to change batteries it will be 2015.
3. Very accurate for a wrist tracker. All wrist trackers have room for error, this one has less.
4. Very comfortable to wear. The clasp does not come apart.
5. Motivating - assigns you daily goals. There is a goal mode that counts DOWN to zero as well as the traditional view.
6. Able to connect to a heart rate monitor - show me a Fitbit that does that! (Yes I know the Loop by Polar does).
7. Ties into Garmin Connect - if you are an athlete who uses GPS watches it's great to tie it all together.
8. It is very light and low profile - doesn't snag on things.
9. Easy to set up - absolutely zero issues while connecting to the computer and my iPhone.
10. Syncs without problem - Not even one issue so far syncing my steps to my account.

There are many more things to say about this device but it has performed flawlessly for me so far. Yes, there was a day or so where it didn't pick up the daylight savings change, but guess what, I was PATIENT, gave it a day and they rolled out a fix for it.
70 of 75 people found the following review helpful
Vivofit vs Fitbit vs Bodyfit April 18 2014
By Jeff - Published on Amazon.com
I have owned all three. Recently I got a Vivofit to replace my Fitbit force that I bought a few months ago. I had the bodymedia for about 3 years. I lost it while kayaking. I was going to buy the new Core 2 from Bodymedia, but they never came out with it. Bodymedia was bought by Jawbone. So I don't think they every will release it.

I did have the reaction to the metal in the Fitbit once in a while. This is why there was a recall. That is what made me want to change. I still had both have been wearing both for about a week. I have to say the Garmin is way more accurate then the Fitbit on calorie burn and steps. On an average day Fitbit is usually over 1000 steps more then the Garmin out about 10,000 steps. Fitbit seems to log more while driving or using the keyboard. I am going to write the pros and cons.

Wear ability

Garmin is a little thinner then the fitbit and feels more comfortable. The Garmin seems to be more secured. The Fitbit I had to put a o-ring to act as a band so it won't pop open. Which has happened. I still wish the Garmin had some sort of safety band, but was a lot more secured. The Core was a wearable arm band. It was nice and stayed hidden under the sleeve. The only complaint I had about the armband is that is was that the hook part of the vecro was a sticker type. It would wear out sometimes in 2 months and sometimes in 6 months. I went through about 6-7 of them.

1st - Garmin
2nd - Bodyfit
3rd - Fitbit


Garmin has a larger screen and I do like the fact it very easy to read in the daylight, but it is impossible to read in complete darkness. The Garmin screen is always on, but needs a back-light. I do like a red bar shows you not being active and gets larger the longer you sit. Fitbit is a very small screen, and is off until you press the button. You can see this easy in normal outdoor conditions and at night. During bright outside light it is very hard to read. Bodymedia doesn't have a display, so you had to buy a separate watch type for display or use iphone.

Tied Garmin hands down by day, and screen size. Fitbit because you can read it at night.
Last Bodymedia because you have to buy another display.

Web Interface and Set up

Garmin web interface is a little confusing for me. I had Garmin Connect for my forerunner. So I am used to the interface. There is a newer more graphic version took me a little bit to get use to. I think this is still a work in progress. It is a software issue and features will be added. Some of the features that it is lacking are food logging. I really do not like the sleep feature. It doesn't show time a sleep and time a wake. Just shows motion. Some motion. I do like the competition with other feature. It does make you a little competitive. The one problem is that I have an older Forerunner 410 so it does not work on Garmin Express yet. Currently I have to turn off Garmin Ant+ to sync vivofit and then return on it when I want my Forerunner to sync. I am sure this will be fixed with a driver. iPhone interface worked the first time I did it, but can't get it to work again.

Fitbit web interface is easy. I have to say this is pretty close to the easy and basic data you need. Installation was easy. If you didn't push the sleep button you can always manually at your time later. The food logger is good. I did have to add some food items, but mostly everything is there. I think this is great if you are trying to use it to lose weight. Worked fine on iPhone.

Bodyfit I haven't used the interface in 6 months, but when I did I have to say it was the standard. It did everything. I liked how it track sleep automatically. It also was able to tell the difference slightly active and very active. Food logger was great. Everything you wanted and more. I had the order verison so it didn't have the iPhone interface, but I have seen it work.

1st Bodymedia
2nd Fitbit
3rd Garmin

Final Features and Impression

I like the Vivofit other then the fact it doesn't have a backlight. I don't use it with my heart monitor. I already using it on my Forerunner. I wish it had how many floors you did. This might be a software upgrade. I like that I can have my forerunner and vivofit all one interface. I wish the Vivofit had a vibrating alarm like Fitbit. It feels and fits much better. The fact it is waterproof is huge plus for me. It is more accurate in steps and calories burn. Battery life is also good because you do not have to charge it every fews days. I recommend the vivofit if you are an athletic or just wanting something to monitor some of your movement not for weight loss. If you want something more for weight loss I would recommend Bodyfit or Fitbit. They have the more of an online functions to monitor your calorie intake and output. Bodyfit is a little bigger, but you won't lose it like the fitbit. Another thing on the Fitbit the rubber band housing near the display is coming apart after only 3 months.

Last comment, Bodymedia charges 6.95 a month, but Garmin and Fitbit is free.

So these are my opinions and experiences. Ask me anything and I hope I could help you.

Update 2014-04-26

I saw on a review someone said Vivofit didn't work while using a stroller if they were walking. I thought to myself that won't be a problem to me. Well, pushing a lawn mower did the same thing. I noticed that it didn't register some of my steps during mowing. It measured it in the beginning, but after a while it must go into an inactive mode because of lack of arm motion. This is a good thing for driving or typing. It is a give and take I guess. It really doesn't effect me to often. The good news on this update is that my Forerunner and Vivofit both now sync with me having to shut down Garmin ANT.

Update 2014-06-19

I have learned if you are doing something like I said mowing the lawn or pushing a strolling, I just put it in my pocket and it does measure steps. Myfitnesspal now syncs with Garmin Connect allowing you can track your calories intake. There are other upgrades to the Garmin Connect that make it more like the fitbit site. I really do like the vivofit more then fitbit. The competition with random others on steps each week does make you want to get more steps in each day. My user Id is cathrillseekers if you want to compete.
75 of 86 people found the following review helpful
I hate the red bar...(and a comparison to the fitbit flex) April 29 2014
By Lawrence - Published on Amazon.com
...but it's just part of what Garmin nailed when they created the Vivofit. I used to be an avid Fitbit Flex wearer. I loved how it kept me motivated to keep moving, and gave me an overall idea of how active I'd been during the day. The Fitbit Flex was a great device - a seemingly perfect combination of features and usability, which is why it earned an almost permanent spot on my wrist for the last year.

But, (and you knew this was coming), the Fitbit was not without its shortfalls.


1) it was pretty flimsy. Over the course of the last year, I had to get the band replaced once for a tear that developed, and the tracker itself stopped vibrating eventually. Kudos to Fitbit's CS though for being prompt and courteous in taking care of the issues however.

2) Water would always seep into the space between the band and the tracker, smudging up the lighted dot display. Not a huge deal, but kind of annoying.

3) Syncing issues came up a few times over the course of the year. Either it stopped syncing to my iPhone or to my computer. Had to reset the thing to get it working again. Not that big of a deal though.

4) Battery life was decent - about 5 days or so - but not great. Wasn't able to charge the thing up while I was traveling. In fact, it managed to die morning that I was running my full marathon! :-(

The Garmin Vivofit is like a refinement of the Fitbit Flex in *almost* every way.


+ Much more solid and substantial feeling than the Flex. Wore it around the beach and into the ocean for a bit yesterday, and it stayed put on my wrist all day. No water gunking up the display either.

+ Having an actual display on the device showing the steps counted is pretty neat. No longer is the fitbit "double-tap" needed to see how active I've been. Quick glance and I can see how good (or bad) I've been. This is a pretty big deal actually - the step count is "glanceable" and doesn't require user input to access. If you wear a watch, think about how different it would be if you had to press a button on the watch to check the time.

+ BATTERY LIFE - this can't be overstated. Garmin says this thing will last a full year without needing to be recharged. Once the year is up, just pop in a new coin cell battery and you're good to go. Addresses probably my biggest complaint with not just the Fitbit, but fitness trackers in general. Who wants to have to worry about charging another electronic device all the time?

+ The red bar on the vivofit is a surprisingly effective tool at motivating me to move. More or less reminds me to get out of my chair every hour or so and walk around. Great implementation - Large red bar = 1 hr of inactivity, smaller red bar = 15 minutes. When the entire bar is filled, you've been sitting on your ass for 2 hours straight.

+ I like the idea of the adaptive goal system. Meet your step goal one day, and the step goal automatically increases a little bit. Miss the step goal, and it reduces a bit. That's the idea anyway, we'll see how well it works.

+syncing with my iPhone 5s over bluetooth has worked flawlessly every time I've tried. Time will tell.

+ If you get the version with the heart rate monitor (which I didn't, because I already have a compatible ANT+ sensor and GPS watch), then you'll be able to better track your calories burned during exercise. Pretty nice!


- no vibration motor. I loved how the fitbit would buzz like crazy when I hit my step goal. Also, no vibrating sleep alarm as a result. Not a huge deal for me, since I didn't get much use of the alarm on my fitbit.

- The Garmin Connect website is a bit clunky - not as clean as Fitbit's. Oh well.

- no altimeter. Means it won't count the stairs that you've climbed. (Fitbit Flex didn't have this either though)

- The display reminds me of a kindle display. Means it's nearly impossible to read at night in the dark. ALSO means that it's a bit cumbersome to enable sleep mode, since there's no vibration or any silent indication that you've entered it. Just have to get used to holding down the button for a specific number of seconds.

Final Thoughts:

The key to being satisfied with your purchase is figuring out if this is the right device for your needs. If you're looking for a no-fuss, set-it-and-forget-it device that gives you a GENERAL TREND of your overall activity level for the day, then this is your device. If you are slightly masochistic and hate the color red, the vivofit was tailored for you. Keep in mind that none of these wrist-based pedometers are going to be as accurate as a clip-style device (like the Fitbit One). There's no GPS in it either, so it's not a replacement for any of the higher end GPS watches. And if you're wanting to accurately track distance for a run/hike, forget about it.

But seriously, one year battery life. Doesn't get better than that.

**Update 5/19/14**
Have owned the Vivofit for a few weeks now. Still love it. My only complaint is that the clasp isn't quite as strong as it should be - a couple times it's gotten caught on my shirt and has fallen off, luckily I've noticed it and found it before it was too late. As far as accuracy and consistency, I ran a half marathon a few weeks ago, and the step count was about 10 off from my iPhone 5s (something like 31000 vs 31010). Pretty incredible I think. Also, I had a syncing issue where my vivofit and iPhone refused to sync. That was a bit frustrating, but I deleted the vivofit and repaired it with my iPhone, and that fixed it.

**Update 5/27/14**
Had another syncing issue w/ my iPhone 5s. No idea why this is happening - could have something to do with the adding the new Garmin Forerunner GPS Watch to my Garmin Connect account. Whatever the issue, deleting and re-adding the vivofit fixed the problem. If this keeps happening, I'll unfortunately have to dock a star, because one of the big selling points to a device like this is minimal fuss. I shouldn't have to think about interacting with it!

**Update 6/15/14** - docking a star!
The syncing issues continue. At this point my iPhone 5s fails to connect w/ my Vivofit about once a week, forcing me to delete/re-add the device before it "remembers" how to sync. I've decided to remove a star from the original rating because of this issue. Also, the problem isn't just relegated to my Vivofit - my new Garmin Forerunner 220 exhibits the same issue where my iPhone fails to connect with it.

Garmin - if you are listening - please do something about your Garmin Connect for the iPhone. You make great devices, but the software/app side of the equation needs work!
141 of 166 people found the following review helpful
I'm heartbroken! :( May 5 2014
By MNC - Published on Amazon.com
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I really loved my Garmin Vivofit - this was my late birthday present to myself. I loved the calorie and step tracking and the reminders to get up and moving when I had been stationary too long.

My only small complaint was that I had to turn it on to "sleep" mode to monitor my sleep and I never remembered to do that before I'd hit the hay. Otherwise, things were great. I especially love how it synched with my ANT+ HRM from my trusty Garmin Forerunner and would accurately measure my calories while doing activities like cycling.

Here's the heartbreaking part - I owned my Garmin Vivofit for a total of 8 days. During those 8 days, the clasp came undone 3 times. Once at the airport - I felt it fall off and retrieved it. Once at home, and I also found it. This evening, it fell off en route to my son's baseball game, and despite hours spent looking, I did not find it. I just wondered if anyone else had the same experience or if this was a fluke with my band. I wore the "small" band that came with my Vivofit. Also if anyone else had similar experiences, I wondered if Garmin was able to help with a replacement.

I feel conflicted; perhaps I should have kept it somewhere safe while I was out, but isn't the point to where it everywhere?

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