Friday, November 27, 2015

Customizable, Always-On Vivofit 2 Smartwatch Gift for Geeks


This affordable, waterproof smartwatch from Garmin comes with an excellent battery life that can easily last for more than a year. You can even wear the gadget in the pool. The new, user-friendly model is characterized by an always-on display, premium quality wrist band and a backlight.

Compared to the Fitbit Charge, Vivofit 2 from Garmin is packed with superior features at a lower price. It doesn't come with a vibration mode, though you can set audible alerts on the smartwatch.

The reporting features are also limited compared to some other advanced smartwatches, designed for professional athletes. It still offers sufficient fitness tracking to budget shoppers.

It can be frustrating to keep charging your gadgets. With the Vivofit2, you don't have to worry about charging the device all night long. It's the ideal device to carry with you for your winter holiday. It will continue performing uninterrupted without requiring any recharge. On the other hand, Fitbit Flex has to be unstrapped from the wrist for a recharge.

The activity tracker is used for measuring the steps you have covered in the day. It also reports the sleeping hours, calories burned, distance traveled. It gets some improvements over its predecessor, the Vivofit, such as the new and useful stopwatch function, backlight, and audible inactivity alerts that go off when you have been idling for too long.

It gets an impressive always-on display, which is quite attractive. You don't need to tap or touch this device to monitor progress. A quick glimpse of the smart wristwatch suffices.

If you are using the device for the first time, it will take some time getting used to the functions of the watch. The wristband has only a single button that takes you through the menu options. You can monitor fitness data or check the time and date. Press and hold the button to turn the backlight on. A long hold enables you to access other functions, such as mobile app sync and stopwatch.

The Garmin Connect mobile app is used to customize data on the smart wristband. The app is available for iOS and Android smartphones.

If you have used a fitness tracker like Fitbit Charge, you will miss the vibration alerts that are an excellent way of waking you up every morning without disturbing your partner. Both the Vivofit and Vivofit 2 lack this option.

The stopwatch is another useful feature that lets you track activity during a single workout.

Another great feature of the Vivofit 2 is that the band on the smartwatch is fully customizable. You can choose a band for every occasion. Garmin has introduced a range of premium quality bands in different designs and color options. The tracking watch easily pops out of the band and can then be replaced by any other band from Garmin.

Vivofit 2 delivers real value in terms of fitness tracker. It has numerous remarkable features that many competing smartwatches lack. It is an economical and practical tech gift idea that your friend can truly benefit from.