Garmin Vivofit @ John Lewis £79 (Tesco Price Match)
Garmin Vivofit @ John Lewis £79 (Tesco Price Match)

Garmin Vivofit @ John Lewis £79 (Tesco Price Match)

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Product information
With Garmin's Vivofit fitness band, you have an easy-to-read device that learns your activity level and assigns a personalised daily goal to keep you motivated.

Displaying steps, calories and distance upon its crystal clear 25.5 x 10mm screen, it even monitors your sleep to ensure you are getting the most out of every hour of the day.

As you meet your milestones, Vívofit will adjust your goal for the next day, gradually nudging you toward a healthier lifestyle. Using Garmin Connect™, the brand's free-to-use fitness community, you can earn virtual badges and view your progress. Using this service, you can also join online challenges with other Vívofit users or start your own competition with friends to compete for virtual badges and bragging rights.

You can access the free online community from your computer or on your compatible mobile device with the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app..

Detail Product review with DCRainmaker


I don't need something on my wrist to tell me to get fit.

I have something in my ear to do that.

... the wife ...

Are any of these wearable tec devices really accurate or useful? Genuine question as the wife keeps asking and my initial thoughts are they are just the latest gimmick for tech hungry nerds?!


Original Poster

It won't be 100% accurate as a GPS watch but reading many comparison reviews it's +/-10%. This is meant more for motivating you rather than accurately tracking your 10,000steps / day.
Edited by: "geek1981" 19th Jun 2014

Accuracy is good enough. For me the main thing is making me aware of how active or inactive I'm being. You'd be surprised how little awareness most people have of their activity levels.

I've got the Jawbone UP24 and it's motivated me to get moving a lot more.

Why wuld yo need something at £80 to tell you how active you are being? If you are seated for long parts of the day you know it :).

The accuracy of any of these things are very, very poor very generic readings you will get especially for the calories burnt. Does this one even monitor your heart rate?

Edited by: "Donkii" 19th Jun 2014

Why not something at £80 to tell me how active I am. I am seated for large parts of the day, but don't really know how active I am when I'm not seated.

If I can spend £80 on something that shows me how active I'm being day by day, week by week, that gives me tips on how to make small changes to improve, that sets little challenges to test me and improve further then why not?

I'm not looking for 100% accuracy, I don't much care if the calories burnt is an estimate. It's good enough for the purpose.

These things are great in my opinion. They may not help everyone, but it's helped me.
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