Garmin vivofit2

jaz050465
jaz050465 Posts: 3,508 Member
Thinking of getting one. Interested in reviews from those who have one.

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  • dwasson56
    dwasson56 Posts: 15 Member
    I have one and I love it. It has batteries so there is no charging. It's also waterproof so you don't have to take it off when you're going to be in water. I have a habit of counting steps when I am walking and I have found it to be quite accurate. I don't have the HR monitor so I really can't say anything about that. If you want something that does the basics, I would recommend it.
  • nancyjolambert
    nancyjolambert Posts: 1 Member
    I have one. I LOVE mine! The Vivofit2 has a great lock so it won't fall off, watch batteries so you don't have to charge it, and it is waterproof! I also sync it with MyFitnessPal app and my Runkeeper app to track food and fitness. They all work together and give each other data, so it is really helping me toward my weight loss and fitness goals!
  • jaz050465
    jaz050465 Posts: 3,508 Member
    If you link it to runkeepet, does the map you run ink into the Garmin app to show your route.
  • FitPhillygirl
    FitPhillygirl Posts: 7,124 Member
    I got my Garmin Vivofit 2 + HRM a few months ago and it is by far my favorite fitness band. The step count was off a little at first, however, after calibrating the steps in settings on Garmin connect, it is pretty much spot on with my step count and miles traveled throughout the day. Also, the chest strap was a little bit tough getting used to coming from my Polar HRM chest strap. However, after a few days using it for running and a few other activities I don't even know that it is on while I'm working out anymore.

    I've read good and bad reviews for the Garmin connect App. After using the App for myself I feel that the Garmin connect app is ok for my needs since I only mainly use it to look at Steps taken, miles, Activities. I do look at the sleep time as well which I like better than Fitbit because it actually does record my sleep pattern every night. I don't need to know the exact times that I am restless or get up during the night. My Fitbit would only record my sleep half of the time and if I got up for more than 10 minutes, it didn't record the first 2 hours of sleep and started my counting from the time I went back to bed. My Vivofit 2 will stay in sleep mode longer unless I press the button on the side first telling it that I'm up and ready to start my day.

    Gamin Connect syncs very well with MFP the calorie intake is correct as was the number of calories burned doing other activities with it while wearing the HRM. As far as calories burned while going about my daily steps throughout the day, it doesn't seem too far off, but who knows. if you connect the two Garmin will tell you what your Net calorie count is for the day based on your food intake and the number of calories you have eaten as recorded in MFP.

    I love the fact that the battery lasts for a full year and that you can change out the bands for a different color if you want. In fact, this is the only time I ever remove the Vivofit 2 from my wrist since getting it, lol. Also, the Vivofit 2 is truly as waterproof as they say because I have gone swimming with it a few times now and shower with it as well and it still works great. These were 2 of the biggest reasons why I chose to get the Vivofit 2 over another Fitbit.

    Overall, I really like my Vivofit 2 much better than the Fitbit's that I used before (Flex, Charge, Charge HR) and have decided to keep it. :)
  • earlnabby
    earlnabby Posts: 8,171 Member
    This is what I am thinking of getting when my Flex dies. I have heard that the Garmin website can be a pain to navigate, though, compared to Fitbit. Experience?
  • FitPhillygirl
    FitPhillygirl Posts: 7,124 Member
    earlnabby wrote: »
    This is what I am thinking of getting when my Flex dies. I have heard that the Garmin website can be a pain to navigate, though, compared to Fitbit. Experience?

    The main website (not the app) does take some getting used to as compared to Fitbit website. However, after only a few weeks with it, I know where everything is and much prefer Garmins info over fitbits.
  • angelexperiment
    angelexperiment Posts: 1,917 Member
    I have one. I love it so much! o:)
  • jaz050465
    jaz050465 Posts: 3,508 Member
    Thanks everyone. Going to order it now.