With the new vívofit, Garmin is rolling performance-tracking into a package that’s significantly smaller and sleeker than its typical fitness watch. The GPS giant believes the bracelet is more than just a “me too” device in a swelling marketplace, explaining that it packs a few features that set it apart.
Garmin has been designing and selling sports monitors for years, but many of them could be described quite rightfully as ungainly wrist bricks. The new vívofit joins the likes of the Nike+ FuelBand SE and Jawbone UP in offering fitness monitoring in a thin, lightweight bracelet. Unlike many other Garmin devices, the vívofit does not include a GPS chip.
Instead of simply tracking your movement, vívofit adds some intuition to your daily fitness routine. It creates attainable daily goals based upon your activity level, increasing the goals as you meet milestones. This way, you’re inspired to keep striving for a fitter, healthier lifestyle.
“Vívofit is the only fitness band that automatically greets users with a personalized daily goal, tracks their progress and reminds them when it’s time to move,” Garmin claims in a press release.