Garmin Vivofit2 activity tracker

Recently I purchase the Garmin Vivofit2 activity tracker upon a recommendation of several people in a workout group.

I really like the tracker and all of its’ abilities. However, I’m not fond of the size and a few other challenges.


Pros: 

  • It is waterproof. I went swimming and showered with it- no problemo!
  • It doubles as a watch and as an added bonus, you don’t have to hit it or flip your wrist to turn it on. It always indicates the time.
  • You don’t have to charge it. The manual says the batteries need replaced in about a year.
  • Inexpensive price point!
  • Garmin app automatically carries over to my fitness pal and is very user friendly.


Cons:

  • It is really hard to push the button to change the display and sync it. I mean, VERY hard. I’m not sure if I got a lemon, but I had to pop the black piece out of the watch to push the button. Even then, I still had a mark on my thumb from how hard I had to push it.
  • It is longer than my wrist, which was a little awkward looking.
  • The black piece popped out of the band a little too easily. Maybe it was because I had to pop it out a lot.
  • It didn’t manually sync as I was told it would. Mine never manually synced and I wore it non-stop for over a month.
  • It randomly didn’t record 3 days of data. Of course, it was when I ran a 5k (more about that here).
  • Their customer service person wasn’t too concerned with my cons listed above.


I like this watch, but will keep looking.

Do you have an activity tracker? 

Get movin,

Stephanie

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