Follow these simple steps to pair vívofit with your smartphone and the Garmin Connect Mobile app. Later, when you sync vívofit with your phone, your activity data will be sent to Garmin Connect Mobile so you can see your progress
Follow these simple steps to set up vívofit on your computer using the included USB stick. Later, when you sync vívofit with your computer, your activity data will be sent to Garmin Connect so you can see your progress.
I quickly typed up this review for my purchase on Amazon but felt it was worth sharing...
I'm not new to fitness or activity trackers and have tried almost all of them. Years ago my first fitness tracker was my iPod Nano for Nike+ Running then I bought the Nike+ Sportband. The Sportband tracked miles using the same pod the iPod used. It was great for those with non-iPods or run without music. I had both the 1st and 2nd Generation of that band. When the Fuelband came out I pre-ordered it. I loved it. I had two die on me and replaced by Nike. My last one is slowly dying and have stopped using it.
My next tracker was the Jawbone Up (2nd generation.) I had one die on my within the first 3 months and was replaced. The second one lasted a couple of months before dying. I tried the Witherings Pulse. The first Pulse died within a week as did the second one. I then went on to the Fitbit Flex. I love the Flex. I think the Flex is the best activity tracker out there. At least more of my friends have one so we can compete for steps. Also Fitbit works with retailers and gym to sync steps. I get Health Points at Walgreens for my steps to save up for coupons. I also get Health Points at my gym 1 point if I go over 10,000 steps in a day.
Now on to the Garmin Vivofit...
The ugliest of the bunch. It's not pretty and the plastic looks a bit cheap. Design has never been Garmin's strong point. They need Apple to buy them and not buy Beats. Now I use a Garmin watch for my running and the Garmin Swim for my swimming so getting the Vivofit was a no brainer. I like the Vivofit cuz' I can use my heart rate monitor I already own and connect them. After my workout I can sync it to my phone and then go online on my desktop to look at the details. Yeah it's a process. I should be able to look at my phone or tablet and see my HR data but no. The app is part of the problem. It's too limited and you can't view data in depth. You need to log on the desktop to look at the data. The great thing on the Vivofit is that I can wear it swimming the only of it's kind for activity trackers. I wear my Garmin Swim on one arm and the Vivofit on the other. Hey my strokes help my step total. Unlike the Fitbit the community is limited so no competition for steps between friends. Also no 3rd party apps seem to sync. With my swims I can upload them to DailyMile but my steps don't. Once again Garmin needs help or needs to be bought out.
So to conclude my favorite is the Fitbit for use, ease and IU or interface but the Garmin is the one for the Heart Rate Monitor. It basically bowls down to what you have already. If you are already in the Nike+ ecosystem hold tight for the iWatch from Apple since Nike is no longer making hardware. If your are already in the Garmin ecosystem get the Vivofit. If you are new to trackers go with Fitbit as the interface is great and many 3rd party apps work with it including MyFitnessPal.
When it comes to the most popular running shoes, Adidas doesn't even crack the top-five list. The company is confident that new running technologies will help it snag a piece of the $3 billion market. Bloomberg went to the company's innovation lab in Portland, Oregon to find out why Adidas thinks technology will win this race. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Here are the details for the upcoming casting calls:
Los Angeles, California
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
10am – 6pm
100 Citadel Drive – Los Angeles, CA 90040
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
10am – 6pm
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North – Birmingham, AL 35203
Boston, Massachusetts (Revere)
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
10am – 6pm
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