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Six reasons why a Garmin vivosmart fitness band will transform your lifestyle

January 13, 2015 / Olivia Witherite

Six reasons why a Garmin vivosmart fitness band will transform your lifestyle

Have you noticed this new trend in fitness lately? Maybe it’s just because I’ve had such a great experience with my  Garmin vivofit, but I seem to notice people wearing fitness band trackers wherever I go.

Using my vivofit, I noticed how much more active I was throughout my day. When I had been sitting for a while, the band gave me a gentle reminder to get up and move. By getting up more during my time at work (I sit at a desk most of the time,) I had less backaches and pain. Eventually, moving around during my day became a habit.

In addition, anyone who knows me knows that I have trouble getting motivated to work out. Well, while I’m still definitely not perfect, the vivofit encouraged me to work out because I knew that if I worked out, I would almost always hit my daily goal (steps, calories etc.).

Well, if Garmin kept me motivated with the vivofit, it upped the ante even more with its new  vivosmart. Not only does this product get you moving, it also fully integrates into your everyday, busy lifestyle thanks to its smart notifications features.

Here are six reasons why you need the vivosmart:

1.Garmin Connect

While all of the data that you need is on your wrist, (steps taken, calories burned and so much more,) Garmin takes in an extra step with its Garmin Connect app. The vivosmart pairs with a mobile or desktop app, and syncs via Bluetooth. The app offers comprehensive data, and tracks your progress as you work toward a healthier you. It also lets you earn virtual badges and compete against others around the world for an extra dose of motivation.

2.Realistic goals

Have you reached for a new accomplishment, and then realized that it’s nearly impossible? The Garmin vivosmart won’t let you off the hook that easily! It lets you set personalized and realistic goals. As you improve, the Garmin will up the steps you need to take and calories that you need to burn each day. While it will help you get better, it will also be realistic and helpful.

Like I said before, the vivosmart helps you develop healthy habits. While at first you may be stretching to meet your goals, eventually it will be habit to get up and move!

3.Steps, distance and calories tracker

Exactly how far did you walk today? How long was your afternoon jog? The vivosmart keeps track of your exact distance traveled and translates it into the amount of calories you’ve burned throughout the day. During a summer trip to Chicago, when I first got my fitness band, I was amazed to see how far I walked. The step counter is the ultimate motivator.

The vivosmart allows you to see actual progress right on your wrist and also shows you how many steps you have left to make your goal.

4.Smart notifications

The vivosmart syncs to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and gives you notifications right on your wrist! You’ll see emails, alerts and texts right on your wrist, and feel them as you’re alerted with a gentle vibration.

5.Long-last battery and 24/7 wearability

While some fitness bands have a very short battery life, the vivosmart lasts up to a full week without needing a recharge. You have roughly seven days to use it before charging it back up!

It also comes with a clock and alarm clock, integrating in your busy, everyday lifestyle even better!

Your device also has a water rating of 5 ATM, so you can wear it while in the shower or at the pool. It never has to come off your wrist.


I know I’ve said this already, but I just need to drive this point home. The vivosmart will change your lifestyle by getting you up and moving! If you don’t get up for an hour, the vivosmart will deliver a gentle reminder, telling you to get up and move! Even if you lose track of time while sitting around, the vivosmart won’t! With this band, you’ll be encouraged to walk more steps and burn more calories. It’s a super fun and extremely effective way to get motivated.

It can also be connected with optional, not-included features, such as bike speed sensors or a heart monitor.

The vivosmart comes in five different colors and two sizes, so pick out the perfect one for you and then go! If you still have questions about the vivosmart or if you want to see it in action, check out a video and its product page here:  Garmin vivosmart

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