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Garmin introduced the redesigned Vivofit 3 activity tracker. Garmin’s wearable is expected to ship out in April for pre-orders and costs only 100 dollars.
The new activity tracker has seen a significant improvement in design. Vivofit 3 now features Move IQ, a feature which allows Garmin’s wearable to detect the type of physical activity you’re engaged in at a certain time. Whether you’re walking, running, biking or swimming, Vivofit 3 will adjust metrics to the specific activity for accurate tracking metrics. Moreover, the activity tracker also has a sensor that measures the intensity of physical activity to offer on-the-spot measurements.
Given the success of the previous two models released by Garmin, one thing hasn’t changed with Vivofit 3. That is battery life, which is still deemed to last for one year. The activity tracker is powered by a conventional coin-like battery. This powers Garmin’s wearable for approximately one year. Afterwards, you will have to change it manually. However, given that Vivofit 3 will never require recharging meanwhile, that’s a minor flaw.
As the device is also waterproof and water resistant for up to 50 meters, you’ll never really feel compelled to take it off. Unless you want to, that is. Otherwise, Garmin’s Vivofit 3 can follow every step you take and inform you of all progress throughout the day.
All the metrics are visible on the better lit, always on, backlit display of the activity tracker. Vivofit 3 doesn’t monitor your heart rate just yet. However, all the other metrics found on several activity trackers are also present with Garmin’s wearable. Burned calories, step count, intensity levels, traveled distance and the number of sleep hours per night are still included with Vivofit 3.
As Garmin introduced the redesigned Vivofit 3 activity tracker, you’ll surely notice the new display model. This time, it’s smaller and looks less bulky than with previous Vivofit models. The band is also more discreet and comes in three different versions, all quite sports stylish.
In addition to the conventional features of other activity trackers, Garmin’s Vivofit 3 also includes audible alerts and stopwatch function. Time your physical activity for improved results and achieve your goals easier. As for the audible alarms on Vivofit 3, they can be set to alert you when you’ve been sedentary or still for too long and it’s time for a lap of two.
All the metrics collected by Vivofit 3 can be checked on the mobile app – Garmin Connect – available for both iOS and Android. The Garmin Connect app also enables smart coaching tailored to your needs and feedback for all your activities.
If you think of purchasing Garmin’s wearable activity tracker, know that Vivofit 3 comes for 100 dollars with the simple black band or the white band. Other customized bands are 30 dollars and can be ordered from Garmin as well. A custom-made Jonathan Adler band is 40 dollars.
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