The Garmin Vivofit 2 Is A No-Frills FitnessTracker

We all like to think really, really hard about being active and healthy. It's the next part that loses most of us, and that's actually becoming active and healthy. One of the easiest, and most effective, ways to jumpstart the process is by purchasing an activity tracker for daily use. Nothing helps motivation more than having goals to meet and surpassing those goals. Garmin's Vivofit 2 is one such tracker, perfect for those looking for an entry level product to track their activity.

The Vivofit 2 is Garmin's latest  submission to the entry-level fitness tracker market, and is a solid offering at $129.99 (Full disclosure: InventorSpot receives a small percentage for any product bought through this link). While it may not be as stylish as some options, it's ease of use and battery life make it a worthy contender.

Thanks to the Vivofit 2 having an actual screen, users can easily pop out the screen and put it into a number of different bands. This might seem trivial, but considering most activity trackers do not allow for interchangeable bands, it's a nice touch. You don't wear the same outfit every day, so why should you wear the same activity tracker? The tracker is ran off of two watch batteries, that will last users for over a year. This is a little unconventional considering most are charged via USB, but this writer actually prefers it. It's an activity tracker, after all, and how can you track activity if you're having to plug it up to your laptop or outlet every 24-36 hours?

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The Vivofit 2 is not going to wow anyone with it's abilities, but does offer enough different tracking methods to make beginners and those who have never used a tracker before happy. The little device tells the time and date, tracks step count, calories burned, and the number of steps left to meet your goal. For those of us that need a little extra motivation, the Vivofit 2 will even chime when you've been sitting around for too long.

The Garmin Vivofit 2 is not the prettiest or smartest activity tracker out there, but if you're looking for your first  tracker or one that allows for more band customization, then it might be the one for you. It's not going to win any awards, but it will keep track of the most basic of activities, while keeping a charge for over a year.

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