Garmin Vivofit 3

TechLife Australia - - BARGAIN HUNTER -


LAUNCHED MID-2016, THE Garmin Vivofit 3 can be picked up on­line, or at many re­tail­ers, for just under $100. It’s a wrist-style tracker, but the ac­tual unit it­self is re­mov­able and there are loads of third-party bands and clips avail­able. The Vivofit 3 does the usual ac­tiv­ity and sleep track­ing, but does not have a vi­bra­tion mo­tor.

In­stead, it uses a 64 x 64 pixel back­lit LCD and au­di­ble alerts to give feed­back on dif­fer­ent goals. On the plus side, this setup means the Vivofit can use a non-recharge­able bat­tery, which gives an im­pres­sive one-year life. It also works as a watch, and is ac­tu­ally rated for swim­ming. On the wrist, the Vivofit 3 is quite chunky, but com­fort­able. Track­ing such as steps were quite ac­cu­rate, and the au­dio alert is loud but not an­noy­ing.

The other half of the tracker is the app, and while Garmin Con­nect is fairly well fea­tured, it’s not quite as user friendly as some of the com­pe­ti­tion.


$99 64 x 64-pixel LCD; au­di­ble alerts; wa­ter­proof; 1-year bat­tery life; Garmin Con­nect app

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