The latest in Garmin’s fitness tracking wearables lineup, the Vivofit 3 is now available to buy. The Vivofit series are the GPS giant’s basic activity trackers; lacking features such as a built-in heart rate monitor and GPS, but if your’e looking for accuracy in counting steps and distance, plus a device that never needs charging, then the Vivofit 3 is the latest top option.
New to the Garmin Vivofit 3..
Garmin aren’t exactly known for their fashion appeal, but they’ve attempted to injected some style into the Vivofit 3 with optional designer bands by Gabrielle and Alexandra, and Jonathan Adler.
The new wearable is the first of in the Vivofit series to feature Garmin’s Move IQ automatic exercise recognition technology that knows when you’re walking, running, cycling or swimming. Move IQ also detects when your movement changes so you can go from a walk to a run and then hop on your bike knowing it’s got you covered.
Also new to the Vivofit 3 is Intensity Minutes which allows active minutes to be separated into moderate intensity and vigorous intensity. The Vivofit 3 comes with the essential quantified self features: Steps, distance, calories, automatic sleep tracking, vibrating alarm and a good old-fashioned clock. Not forgetting the Move Bar and audible alerts to remind you to get off your rear.
Right now the new fitness tracker comes in black or white, with the designer style collection and a camouflage option inbound soon. In terms of basic activity trackers, the Vivofit series have always been hard to beat. The battle continues in 2016 against the likes of the Fitbit Alta and Misfit Ray.
The Garmin Connect mobile app is compatible With Android 4.3 +, iOS (iPhone 4S +), Windows 10 and desktop/laptop.
• Garmin Vivofit 3