The Garmin Vivofit 3 is not a newcomer in the fitness-tracking department, but remains a highly recommended device by different sports professional users. Many different consumers from joggers to gym fanatics had the following to say about this fitness wearable.
Pros / What Customers Like:
Most sports enthusiasts found the screen better to read and use compared to the previous models designed by Garmin. Most women liked the elegant screen, but still found the Fitbit Alta display much better. The great thing one user mentioned is she replaced the band with a Jonathan Adler + Garmin designer band.
Another standout is the water-resistant design and most consumers love this feature enabling them to wear it in the shower.
One more highlighted feature is the portrait screen loved by all gym users, as it is easier to read the time and information displayed on the screen. The screen is easy to read in daylight and visible outdoors.
While most runners love the two modes available, full screen and split screen. Here they can view the distance they have run, calories burned, the time and date, and the intense activities they have taken part in the day.
Health fanatics found the exercise recognition great and by pressing the button available for a long time, it registers your activities with separate logged entries in the app. In addition, the smartwatch can differentiate between walking and running.
Another feature talked about by all users is the device automatically logs your sleep pattern and has an alarm to wake you up.
Cons / What Customers Don't Like:
The downside most professional runners would love to see on the watch is the GPS, a heart rate sensor and it does not have stair/climb track.
Another problem most athletes found is the unreliable synch of the device to the app and the lack of the GPS offers you no effective tracking when out on a run.
If you are in the market to buy a basic fitness tracker to keep track of your steps, the Vivofit 3 is perfect. There is no need for charging the device and affordable to buy. The battery use provides you up to a year of tracking and affordable to replace.