Garmin Vivofit 2 Review | Price, specs and features

Information verified correct on December 11th, 2016

If you’re looking for a fitness band to monitor your activity or to keep you on the move then check out the Vivofit 2 from Garmin.

Founded in 1983, Garmin is best known for its GPS devices for vehicles. Its wearables maintain that heritage, tracking your movements and keeping you aware of your activity levels. The Garmin Vivofit 2 is Garmin's current fitness tracker.

Vivofit 2 from Garmin

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Features

The Vivofit 2 is designed as an activity monitor and fitness wearable. It's a sleek and well-designed band with a wide range of features to help you stay fit and healthy, including:.

  • Calorie burn counter
  • Step goal and tracking
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Water resistant  to 50m
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Activity timer
  • Tells time (!)
  • One year battery life

Design

The Vivofit 2 has been designed to be lightweight and durable, suitable for hard wearing and exercise. Its sleek adjustable rubber band is available in a variety of colours and can be changed after purchase. The interface is quite compact and may take a little getting used to but most of your interaction will take place via the Garmin Connect service, which is available on smartphones or computers and allows you to track your activity, set goals or customise your settings.

Apps

The Garmin Vivofit 2 is less of a smartwatch and more of a fitness tracker, so don’t expect many apps for it. The Vivofit 2 is designed for activity and to keep you moving, not to help organise your life.

Price

The Vivofit 2 costs $139, which is a competitive price in this segment. If you’re looking for a health tracker it offers everything you need at a reasonable price.

Verdict

The Vivofit 2 is a well-designed and useful wearable, that is ideal for those looking for  an easy-to-use system monitor their fitness. The one year battery life is really quite incredible and makes this one of the most convenient wearables options, and the Garmin Connect software is simple to use.

Shirley Liu

Shirley is finder.com.au's publisher for banking and investments. She is currently studying a Masters in Commerce (Finance) and is the author of hundreds of articles. She is passionate about helping Aussies make an informed decision, save money and find the best deal for their needs.

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