Garmin Vivofit vs Polar Loop
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 activity tracker that makes you move. Move with the Polar Loop activity bracelet and track your active choices all day long. For anyone who wants to track their activity 24/7 and get guidance to reach activity goals.
Latest news about Garmin Vivofit and Polar Loop:
18.07.15. Activity tracker Polar Loop 2 adds notifications . Polar just released a brand-new version of its activity tracker, the Loop 2 that now competes directly with the Fitbit Charge and Jawbone Up. Like its predecessor, the Loop 2 is all about passively tracking your activity during the day — it’s not just for when you’re running. It comes with an LED display very reminiscent of Nike’s FuelBand to display your activity. But this time, the display can also show your phone notifications, and the band vibrates. It’s not ideal, as it seems the Loop 2 can only display a few letters at a time, but it should be enough to get caller ID on your wrist and see if you should bother looking at your phone. It can also act as a silent alarm clock on your wrist, gently vibrating in the morning. It costs $120.
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.