Garmin Vivofit 2

Garmin Vivofit 2

Garmin Vivofit 2 Features

  • Daily Activity and Burned Calories tracking
  • Heart Rate monitor
  • Distance Walked and Steps counting
  • Sleep Tracking with Sleep Reports
  • Swimproof
  • One Year Battery Life
  • LCD Display

Garmin Vivofit 2 Specs

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristband
ReleaseJanuary 06, 2015

Activity & Fitness Tracking

Sleep Analysis / Sleep Time
Heart Rate / Pulse
Stairs / Floors
Exercise Tagging
Smart Coach
Goal Setting
Inactivity Alertn/a

Additional Features

Watch / Clock
Alarm Clock
Music Playbackn/a
ReportsActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Caller ID
Music Control
Call Controln/a
Camera Controln/a
Find Phonen/a


Duration365 days
Battery TypeReplaceable Cell Battery

Physical Specs

Water Resistance
Weight25.5 grams
Dimensions21 mm wide x 10.5 mm thick (length varies based on band size 120-175mm (small wrist circumference) 152-210mm (large wrist circumference)


Display TechnologyLCD Screen
Display Sizen/a
Screen Resolutionn/a
Color Displayn/a
Touch Screenn/a


OS X / Mac
Windows Phone
Web Portal
Social Featuresn/a



Sports and Fitness Activities

Best For:
  • All-Day Activity
  • Running
  • Training
  • Walking

Garmin Vivofit 2 Review

First of all, it needs to be said that you have a useful option if you decide to purchase this product. You can choose whether you want your Garmin Vivofit 2 to measure your heart rate or not. Including the heart rate monitor will cost you $30 extra, but it's a useful option for people who really need it. The display never turns off and it stays active and visible in all conditions with its backlight for night and considering the fact that it's completely waterproof. Also, the battery life is great and the manufacturers claim that it last more than one year before replacing.

Pros / What Customers Like:

  • You don’t have to worry about recharging it every once in a while since it’s always on, for up to a year.
  • The fact that it’s waterproof makes it a great choice for swimmers, scuba divers, etc.
  • It offers a function where it reminds you to stay active every once in a while and it’s deactivated by standing up and walking.
  • The screen is always bright and on, and the backlight can be turned on in the dark.

Cons / What Customers Don't Like:

  • Most customers have complained about its audio-only alerts which can become annoying and almost everyone would prefer vibrations.
  • There is no option for setting your own alarms and alerts.


Overall, this fitness tracker is a very nice purchase and it should be satisfying to a large crowd. It offers some serious improvement over the previous model, and options such as backlight and audible alerts have been introduced. It also utilizes a sleep mode where it can track your activity during sleep. If you forget to turn it on, you can use the app to set just how much you slept. The design is simple and the band won’t bother you, and neither should the price tag.

Compatible Applications

  • Garmin Connect


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Expert Reviews and Ratings

  • • Expert Review by Rob Temple

    A neat little fitness tracker whose battery life and waterproofing means you never need to take off. And if it were just that bit more ... Full review

    3.5of 5
  • • Expert Review by Dan Graziano

    The always-on display and long battery life make the Garmin Vivofit 2 an appealing alternative to the Jawbone Up2 and Fitbit Charge. Full review

    3.5of 5

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