Nowadays, very many people are keen on their fitness levels. Therefore, they not only exercise regularly and eat healthy foods, they also closely monitor their fitness levels. As a result of this demand, several manufacturers have developed fitness trackers. These trackers are elegant, technologically equipped and most of them can be worn on the wrist. In this article, we shall have a Garmin Vivofit vs Fitbit Flex analysis.
Firstly, let us consider the comfort of wearing the two devices on the wrist. Both of them can be rated equally as comfortable, which means that you can even sleep while still wearing them. Similarly, they both have a shortcoming in their design of using a push-in clasp for the straps. Consequently, the devices easily snag on clothing or even fall off. Secondly, both Vivofit and Fitbit flex devices have associated apps. However, the Fitbit Flex app is not very intuitive in its use and some people are likely to struggle with its use. This is despite its beautiful interface. On the other hand, Garmin Vivofit’s app is very easy to use. Moreover, it has the option of heart rate monitoring unlike Fitbit Flex.
Thirdly, both of these devices have the option of tracking the amount of hours that you sleep every day. However, Fitbit Flex has a vibration feature for waking you up. Fourthly, Garming Vivofit is more superior that Fitbit Flex in terms battery life. The former’s battery can last for an entire year whereas the latter’s battery lasts for only five days. Fifth, Garmin Vivofit has superior water related qualities when compared to Fitbit Flex. You can use the former in activities such as showering and swimming up to depths of about fifty meters (waterproofed). However, the latter is only waterresistant and hence can only be used in activities such as showering.
Garmin Vivofit vs Fitbit Flex
|Garmin Vivofit||Fitbit Flex|
|Key features||- Move Bar - Motivates you to be active throughout the day by displaying a red move bar after one hour of inactivity.
- 24/7 Wearable - Stylish, comfortable and water resistant2 wristband that is always on and ready to go.
- Long battery life
- Achieve your goals - Vivofit learns your activity level and assigns a personalized goal each morning.
- Monitor your sleep - Set the sleep mode when you go to bed to track the quality of your rest.||- Tracks steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes
- Monitor how long and well you sleep
- Wakes you (and not your partner) with a silent wake alarm
- LED lights show how your day is stacking up against your goal
- Slim, comfortable and easy to wear (sold with both large and small wristbands included)
- Includes small and large wristbands|
|Customer Rating||3.4 out of 5 stars||3.7 out of 5 stars|
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In conclusion, Garmin Vivofit has better features than Fitbit Flex. Therefore, it is a better buy despite being slightly more expensive than Fitbit.