Garmin Vivofit 2. Give your activity levels an extra push

Garmin Vivofit 2. Give your activity levels an extra push

Garmin is a brand known for its extensive range of wearable fitness tech. They claim to have a tracker or fitness watch for every lifestyle. 

One of their latest releases, the Garmin Vivofit 2, has a little extra treat to ensure you keep as active as possible.

When the original Garmin Vivofit was launched, it had a tell-tale addition that made it stand out from the crowd. This was the thin but clearly visible red bar across the display which grew and grew the more time you spent inactive.

The Garmin Vivofit 2 has taken this to the next stage and you’ll now be greeted with an audible alarm which reminds you it’s time to start moving and ensure that inactivity bar doesn’t keep increasing.

This audible alarm could be considered a shaming signal but in some ways it’s just one more reminder to get you up and moving about and it adds a further functionality to the tracker, as you could of course ignore the silent visual signal.

The Vivofit 2 has been introduced and shown off on the market but isn’t available to purchase yet, with it expecting to arrive in the first quarter of this year (hopefully by March!), with a price tag of £100 or £130 if you want the additional heart monitor. 

The Vivofit 2 has all the features of the previous model, one year’s battery life and a water resistance up to 50m with that audible alert one of the new and exciting features which are bound to draw in Garmin fans.

How do you think you’d react to an audible alarm letting you know you’re not getting in your daily exercise?

Anything which gets you on your feet and active has got to be a good thing in our books!


The Author

Bethan Townsend

Beth has a genuine interest in healthier lifestyles and nutrition. She has no time for fad diets but is keen to find new and exciting ways of enjoying food without piling on the pounds. Any spare time she has is spent getting out and about with her family, enjoying the health benefits of the great outdoors on bike rides and walks.


Freya W.
12 February 2015

Freya W.

I have the original of this- it's really wearable and I love being able to keep track of my steps/calories burned etc. The only thing I hate is the red line along the top that tells me I've been sitting down too long!!!

Trevor D.
25 January 2015

Trevor D.

neat looking gadget. Birthday coming up so will drop some hints!

craig t.
23 January 2015

craig t.

I like the idea of this! Not a bad price either. It would definitely get me interested over other similar gadgets.

Roger B.
21 January 2015

Roger B.

how long are you allowed to sit down for? I am a little reminded of the joke about the scales which were supposed to say 'one at a time please'...

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