Garmin Vivofit vs Withings Pulse


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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.
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Withings Pulse
Whatever your fitness level or style, the Withings Pulse can help you be more active and improve your health. During the day it captures steps, distance walked, elevation climbed and calories burned. At night, it monitors your sleeping cycles. And when asked,
it measures your heart rate and blood oxygen level. The Pulse offers an empowering experience, as you are able to better yourself by making informed choices.

Latest news about Garmin Vivofit and Withings Pulse:



01.06.16. Nokia acquired health gadget maker Withings. Nokia acquired fitness focused gadget maker Withings for $190M and created Digital Health business unit that will focuse on "preventive health and patient care". Withings makes of range of mostly fitness focused gadgets, such as its Go activity tracker, which has an e-ink screen and tracks steps, sleep, running and swimming and boasts an eight-month battery life, advanced fitness tracker Pulse and range of fitness tracking watches Activité (which sync with a companion app); along with more specialist health tech gadgetry - such as a wireless blood pressure monitor, a wi-fi connected thermometer and a connected baby scales.



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.