Garmin Forerunner vs Garmin Vivofit


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Garmin Forerunner
The Garmin Forerunner series is a selection of sport watches produced by Garmin. Most models use the Global Positioning System (GPS), and are targeted at road runners and triathletes. Forerunner series watches are designed to accurately measure distance, speed, heart rate (optional), time, altitude, and pace, all of which can be important to athletes in training.
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Garmin Vivofit
Say hello to the fitness band that knows your potential. No matter what you live for, make every step count with vívofit, the fitness band that moves at the pace of your life. One look at the easy-to-read display and you’ll know how many steps you’ve taken, distance traveled, calories burned and time of day. vívofit learns your current activity level, then assigns an attainable daily goal.

Latest news about Garmin Forerunner and Garmin Vivofit:



08.01.15. Garmin updates the Vivofit with new features. Garmin introduced the second iteration of its fitness tracker,  is widely considered the best on the market — vívofit 2 ($129). It's reminiscent of the original in both look and functionality, but comes with a few new notable features that makes tracking easier, like a small bar on the display that shows activity progress. It's also possible to set up audible alerts that nudge you to get up and move. There's a backlight option now too so you can see the screen in the dark and like the previous model, the vívofit 2 gets about a year of battery life on one charge. The device works alongside other apps like RunKeeper and MyFitnessPal, as well as Garmin Connect, a free online fitness community that lets users track sleep patterns and trends, join online challenges, earn badges and so on. It doesn't have own heart-rate monitor, but works with compatible heart-rate monitors.



02.10.14. Garmin announced new super-smart Forerunner 920XT. The new running watch Garmin Forerunner 920XT promises enough bells and training whistles to help you go from couch to 100 miler in a few weeks. It looks similar to the previous models – large screen, big body, comfortable strap – but is waterproof and allows you to track bicycle rides and pool laps. Its high-resolution color display features a watch mode, and daily activity tracking features including steps, distance, calories, countdown to a personalized daily goal, audible move alert after one hour of inactivity, and sleep tracking. It also connects to your cellphone allowing you to pick up reminders, text messages, and notifications right on your watch. It also includes WiFi so you can upload stats directly without a cable. The watch costs $449 without a heart rate monitor and $499 with.