What’s The Best Fitness Monitor For Me?

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Whether you’re looking for a last minute gift for the fitness fanatic in your family or looking to track your activity while trying to get in shape in the new year, fitness trackers are a great way to follow activities throughout the day and night.

When looking at which fitness tracker to purchase, it is best to look at the three big fitness trackers on the market. Over the past year and a half, devices have been released by Fitbit and Garmin, along with fitness tracking capabilities on the Apple Watch.

 Garmin Vivofit 2Fitbit ChargeApple Watch
Calorie TrackingYesYesYes
Steps/DistanceYesYesYes
Heart RateWith Additional AccessoryNoYes
Sleep MonitoringYesYesYes
Battery Life1 Year7-10 Days18 Hours of Normal Usage
RechargableNoYesYes
GPS TrackingYesNoWith iPhone Bluetooth Link
iOS CompatabilityYesYesYes
Android CompatabilityYesYesNo
Price$130 $130Starting at $349

With the ultra-long battery life, the comparable price, the more universal compatibility, and additional accessories to maximize its tracking potential, the Garmin vivofit 2 looks to be the best buy on the market. Beyond the features listed above, the vivofit 2 is available in numerous colors and has an audible “move bar alert”. The Garmin website explains that, “Research shows prolonged periods of inactivity, such as sitting at a desk, decreases your body’s production of fat-burning enzymes. If you lose track of time, vivofit 2 has audible reminders and a move bar that will remind you it’s time to get up and move around.” The move bar feature gives you an audio alert after 1 hour of inactivity.

If you are looking for a Garmin vivofit 2 for you or the fitness fanatic in your life, be sure to visit Fleet Feet Sports in Brentwood.
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