Garmin Vivofit vs Nike Fuelband
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.
The Nike+ FuelBand is designed for anyone who wants to be more active. It measures your daily activity and turns it all into NikeFuel. So you can set a goal for every day and then go out and beat it. Life is a sport. Make it Count.
Latest news about Garmin Vivofit and Nike Fuelband:
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.
13.07.14. Nike FuelBand is available on Android. Two years after launching the FuelBand activity tracking wristband with iOS app, Nike finally has released the app for Android users. The companion app provides access to NikeFuel score information and history, and makes it so that your Android device can connect to your FuelBand as long as it has Bluetooth LE capabilities. Other features include the ability to track and receive progress updates for a daily NikeFuel goal, tracking by individual session, the new “Win the Hour” feature for FuelBand SE owners, leaderboard with friends, syncing in the background over Bluetooth LE and more.
22.04.14. Nike will stop developing FuelBand. Nike fired much of the team responsible for the development of its FuelBand and shelved plans for a new version of the fitness tracker. Why run for the exit now? Nike FuelBand is now one of the market leaders and receives generally good reviews. Nike isn't leaving behind wearables - it's just not going to make any new hardware. The company said it will continue to support existing FuelBands, and its team will work to adapt the software for more platforms. Given Nike's close ties to Apple, this only fuels speculation about an upcoming release of the long-rumored Apple wearable — the iWatch.