New Garmin Vivofit Will Crush Fitbit Says HRWC

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Garmin Vivofit is a new activity band that will capitalize on taking care of the shortcomings of all the bands that preceded it according to the Heart Rate Watch Company.

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Garmin Vivofit Bundle Even Adds Real-time Heart Rate Data

Vivofit offers one year of battery life, one month of 24/7 data storage and is water resistant to 50 meters......

Garmin Vivofit is the new activity band and is the first ever activity band that you can change batteries in just once a year, all the others require weekly charging according to the Heart Rate Watch Company.

"Being a late entry is not necessarily bad because for features, this band blows everything else away," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "They are the first-ever activity band to incorporate both ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart so you can upload to smartphone or PC wirelessly."

Real-Time Heart Rate

"Only one other band up until now, the Polar Loop, has been able to offer real-time heart rate data, which makes these serious exercise tools in our opinion", says Squire. He adds, "Now Garmin does this plus it requires no cutting, or fitting, and it is water resistant, so it took the whole game up a notch over the Polar Loop, which already surpassed Fitbit".

Personalized Activity Programs

"Garmin Vivofit will offer customized activity programs based upon previous user activity history," says Squire. He adds, "This is a step in the right direction because one size fits all never works well."

More Battery, Storage, Lighter and Water Resistant

"Vivofit offers one year of battery life, one month of 24/7 data storage and is water resistant to 50 meters, which beats Polar by 30 meters," says Squire. He adds, "Garmin Vivofit is also lighter than most comparable activity bands at under one ounce and lighter is better when it is on your wrist."

Steps, Distance, Sleep Patterns

As with most of the existing activity bands on the market Vivofit offers, steps, distance and sleep patterns. "Vivofit also gives you inactivity alerts so if you go an hour without moving it is going to let you know about it", says Squire.

Summarizing The Advantages

"More battery life, better features, water resistant, personalized activity programs, real-time heart rate and one of the most respected electronics companies in the world, what is not to like?", says Squire. He adds, "I think Garmin put an exclamation point on the activity band market and it is now up to everybody else to play catch up."

Availability and Pricing

The Garmin Vivofit is now available for pre-order at the Heart Rate Watch Company with the anticipation of a late March delivery date. Prices are $129.99 for the Vivofit band and data stick with the heart rate version selling for $169.99.

Expert Advice

"If you would like some expert advice on activity bands then simply call us at 866-586-7129", says Squire. He adds, "We are one of the very few companies that actually tests and uses all the product that is sold."

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