How To

Wearable by Garmin: Fitness Trackers in 2021

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

An average person staying at home and telling you that staying fit is important. What greater sadness could there be when all your gym equipment is at the gym, and you’re going to be locked down in your house. Well, there’s nothing that can stop our will to stay fit especially in this moment of the health crisis of 2020. What if we can keep track of our activities 24/7 and keep engaged in exercising? Well, that’s where the fitness trackers by Garmin comes in!

Garmin, an American multinational technology company, stands right beside you to offer an array of products specially designed for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. What makes Garmin the best value for money in 2020 is that it’s stylish, designed for fitness, and is affordable than other wearables in the market. Amongst its series of products, there are quite a few eye-catching fitness trackers from the Vivo series. So from the latest trends, Vivoactive 3 and hybrid Vivomove HR are quite good.

Each Garmin fitness tracker has been designed such that they have one key sport/ fitness at the heart. So don’t miss out on this opportunity to find which one best suits you.

Latest Fitness Trackers in 2021

Before we jump into the Garmin fitness trackers in detail, let’s keep in mind that all the watches listed below are one of the trending best value trackers. The Garmin trackers while unboxing come with a Garmin activity tracker of your choice, a charging/data cable, and a manual of course. The charging process is quite easy so you just need to place the tracker into the dock and plug it, that’s all. The fitness trackers by Garmin have only two sized straps being Large and small, so be careful while selecting the size. Besides, the smartphone compatibility of Garmin trackers is with Android and iPhone.

Each of the trackers must be paired through the Garmin Connect App, and not directly to the phone through Bluetooth settings.

Did you know?

Garmin also has a product called Garmin protector that you put on your trackers as safety from snapping open.

Also read: Smart Wearable by Fitbit in 2020

Vivo Smart Series

A subtle and fashionable series of best value smartwatches you can find in the market in 2020 is the Vivo Smart Series. Dating back to the 2014 release, the Vivosmart series has been at work indeed to bring you the latest trends at an affordable price.

Wearables by garmin: fitness tracker in 2020

Vivosmart 4

The latest among the Vivosmart series in the Garmin fitness trackers is the Vivosmart 4. It is a slim, light-weight smart fitness tracker that blends into 2020 fashion with its stylish metal accents. Like any other fitness trackers in the market, Vivosmart 4 is rectangular in shape and comes in 5 different color variants. I have to say all the variants are very eye-catching, while the gray one with the rose gold body is my favorite. Now, let’s dig into the specifications further.

Featuring an aluminum body with a silicone strap, Vivosmart 4 has a bright OLED display of size 0.26″ x 0.70″ (6.6 mm x 17.7 mm). And a resolution of a device is 48 x 128 pixels with a polycarbonate lens. The Garmin Vivosmart 4 can last you up to 7 days (excluding Pulse ox sleep tracking). In addition, Vivosmart has 14 days of activity tracking data stored where basic time features like alarms, timers, and stopwatch are available.

Likewise, a device packs 5 sensors that include Garmin elevate wrist heart rate monitor, barometric altimeter, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and pulse ox. Besides, it includes smart features like Bluetooth connectivity, smart notifications, text response/reject phone calls with text, connected GPS, weather. Similarly, a device also lets you control smartphone music, find my phone, find my watch and Virb remote.

Activity Tracking Includes:

Step Counter
Move Bar (displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)
Auto Goal (learns Your Activity Level And Assigns A Daily Step Goal)
Sleep Monitoring (monitors Total Sleep And Periods Of Movement Or Restful Sleep)
Calories Burned
Floors Climbed
Distance Traveled
Intensity Minutes
True-up
Move IQ
Fitness Age
Body Battery Energy Monitor
All-day Stress Tracking

 

Besides this, it has automatic rep counting and gym activities like strength training, cardio training, elliptical training, stair-stepping, and yoga. In addition, biking and running are the major sports activities that this device features. Moreover, it includes Heart Rate features like HR Zones, HR Alerts, HR Calories, % HR Max and even broadcasts the data to paired devices. It also has auto lap detection as well as custom alerts.

So, for all this, the Vivosmart 4 is placed at a price of $129.99.

Vivosmart HR Plus

Vivosmart HR plus, released as an ultimate makeover over the Vivosmart HR. Among the Garmin fitness trackers, it is a simple band that favors daily-usage over style. The Vivosmart HR plus is a pared-down version of the style, so it fulfills everyday features like any other. And a device is also available in 4 different color variants.

Featuring a plastic body with a silicone strap, Vivosmart 4 has a bright OLED display of size 1.00″ x 0.42″ (25.3 x 10.7 mm) and a resolution of 160 x 68 pixels. The Garmin Vivosmart HR plus can last you up to 5days (excluding GPS and sleep tracking). Similarly, it has 14 days of activity tracking data stored where basic time features like alarms, timers, and stopwatch are available.

Besides, this device packs 4 sensors that include Garmin elevate wrist heart rate monitor, barometric altimeter, accelerometer, and GPS.  Likewise, it includes smart features like Bluetooth connectivity, smart notifications, Text Response/reject Phone Call with Text, Connected GPS, Weather. Similarly, a device also has Smartphone Music, Find My Phone, Find My Watch And Virb Remote.

Activity Tracking Includes:

Step Counter
Move Bar (displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)
Auto Goal (learns Your Activity Level And Assigns A Daily Step Goal)
Sleep Monitoring (monitors Total Sleep And Periods Of Movement Or Restful Sleep)
Calories Burned
Floors Climbed
Distance Traveled
Intensity Minutes
True-up
Move IQ

Besides this, it has automatic rep counting. Similarly, running is the major activity that this device features along with indoor running as well, which is perfect in this current period of 2020. Moreover, it includes Heart Rate features like HR Zones, HR Alerts, HR Calories and even broadcasts the data to paired devices. It also has auto lap detection as well as custom alerts.

It doesn’t focus on a specific sport, however, it is waterproof and is priced at a range of $179.99.

VivoSmart

Vivosmart HR, dating back to the 2014 release, is a simple band among the Garmin fitness trackers that features invisible display. It has 5 color variants and to be honest, even though it is old, it’s a sleek design. So, let’s jump into the first-ever Vivosmart band to find what new additions they have offered over the years.

Featuring a plastic body with a silicone strap, Vivosmart 4 has a bright OLED illuminated display of size 1.35″ x 0.14″ (34.4 mm x 3.5 mm) and also with a resolution of 128 x 16 pixels. The Garmin Vivosmart can last you up to 7 days and 4 weeks of activity tracking data is stored. So you will get basic time features like alarms, timers, and stopwatch.

While this device includes only one sensor which is the accelerometer, it has no other latest sensors like GPS. However, it includes smart features like smart notifications, find my phone, Virb remote and control smartphone music. But, it lacks Bluetooth connectivity as well as weather and phone calls received. However, the band has all the essentials for a basic fitness routine. The device uses Automatic Sync to sync to your device instead of Bluetooth.

Activity Tracking Includes:

Step Counter
Move Bar (displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)
Auto Goal (learns Your Activity Level And Assigns A Daily Step Goal)
Sleep Monitoring (monitors Total Sleep And Periods Of Movement Or Restful Sleep)
Calories Burned

The Garmin Vivosmart does not include step counting and floors climbed count option.

Moreover, it includes Heart Rate features like HR Zones, HR Alerts, HR Calories and even broadcasts the data to paired devices. It also has auto lap detection as well as custom alerts.

Overall providing a good amount of basic features like daily step count, goal countdown, inactivity timer, distance, calories, time of day/date, VIRB® action and even music player controls. We can say that it has pretty good features even though it was released in 2014. In addition, it is 5 ATM waterproof, which means waterproof up to 50 meters and is priced at a range of $149.99.

Besides the features, you should definitely consider this device for a more minimalistic and affordable approach to the Gramin trackers. However, this may not readily be available in the market.

Garmin Vivofit Series

Besides the smart series, Garmin also gives you an amazing and competitive product on the Vivofit series. A product which is so popular in back days and still making the best place in the market. There are different types of Vivofit available in its series which works differently. So have a look and choose a suitable one for you.

Wearables by garmin:fitness tracker in 2020

 

Vivofit 4

The latest among the Vivosmart series among the Garmin fitness trackers is the Garmin Vivofit 4, the main focus being 1+ year battery life and customizable color display. Similarly, the Garmin Vivofit is square in shape and comes in 2 color variants: with the black band and white speckled band. Besides, Vivofit 4 has a small yet visible square display with curved edges and is extremely light.

Looking into the specifications further. The Vivofit 4 features a TPU or a silicone strap dependent on the color. Likewise, Vivofit has a sunlight-visible, transflective 8 color memory-in-pixel (MIP) display of size 0.43″ x 0.43″ (11 x 11 mm). A device also comes with a resolution of 88 x 88 pixels which is a color display. The Garmin Vivosmart 4 can last you up to a year and 4 weeks of activity tracking data is stored. So that you will get a basic time features like alarms, timers, and stopwatch.

Similarly, this device packs a single sensor being the accelerometer. So, it includes smart features like Bluetooth connectivity, Weather, and Find My Phone. It also pairs with  Garmin Connect Mobile.

Activity Tracking Includes:

Step Counter
Move Bar (displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)
Auto Goal (Learns Your Activity Level And Assigns A Daily Step Goal)
Sleep Monitoring (Monitors Total Sleep And Periods Of Movement Or Restful Sleep)
Calories Burned
Distance Traveled
Intensity Minutes
True-up
Move IQ

Besides this, it has no specific sports activities but a basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only). It also includes a kid’s activity-tracking feature called the Toe-to-Toe challenge. Because it lacks the heart rate sensor, it doesn’t have heart rate features like other models do.

For the size, the Garmin Vivofit 4 packs a good amount of battery. It’s definitely a take for the charging free hassle from time to time. Lastly, the Vivofit 4 is placed at a price of $79.99 only.

Garmin Vivofit 2

The Garmin Vivofit 2, a preceding version of the Garmin Vivofit, is a tracker that includes certain features that the Vivofit does not. Moreover, this activity tracker Move Bar and Alerts as well. It also features a 1+ year battery life and a backlit display. Now, let’s dig into the specifications further.

Featuring a rectangular body with a plain silicone strap, Vivofit 2 has a segmented LED display of size 1.00″ x 0.39″ (25.5 mm x 10 mm). The Garmin Vivofit 2 can last you up to a year and 4 weeks of activity tracking data is stored. So it provides some basic time features like alarms, timers, and stopwatch.

Besides, this device packs a single sensor being the accelerometer just like Vivofit 4.  So, it has no ambient light sensor, GPS, and pulse ox. It does not include Bluetooth connectivity and hence needs to be paired using the Garmin Connect Mobile app in order to synchronize the data.  However, it is waterproof up to 5ATM, so capable of swimwear.

Activity Tracking Includes:

Step Counter
Move Bar (displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)
Auto Goal (learns Your Activity Level And Assigns A Daily Step Goal)
Sleep Monitoring (monitors Total Sleep And Periods Of Movement Or Restful Sleep)
Calories Burned

The only additions here are backlight, a beeper, and an activity timer. Moreover, it does not include a Heart Rate sensor. Hence no heart rate features like Hr Zones, Hr Alerts, Hr Calories. Overall, this device is plain at the surface level. However, it’s not the best at tracking.

For all this, the Vivofit 2 is placed at a discounted price of $109.99 and has been discontinued.

Garmin Vivofit

The first among the Vivosmart series is the Garmin Vivofit itself. The main focus being 1+ year battery life and customizable color display. Apart from the display, Garmin Vivofit is rectangular in shape and comes in 5 different color variants. It’s one of the first fitness bands that greets you with a personalized daily goal, tracks your progress and reminds you when it’s time to move.

Now, let’s dig into the specifications further.

Featuring a TPU or a silicone strap dependent on the color, Vivofit has a segmented LCD with a display of size 1.00″ x 0.39″ (25.5 mm x 10 mm). The Garmin Garmin Vivofit can last you up to a year without charge. Similarly, it has 4 weeks of activity tracking data.

This device packs a single sensor being the accelerometer. So, it has no ambient light sensor, GPS, nor pulse ox. It does not include Bluetooth connectivity and hence needs to be paired using the Garmin Connect Mobile app in order to synchronize the data.  However, it is waterproof up to 5ATM, so capable of swimwear as well.

Activity Tracking Includes:

Step Counter
Move Bar (displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)
Auto Goal (learns Your Activity Level And Assigns A Daily Step Goal)
Sleep Monitoring (monitors Total Sleep And Periods Of Movement Or Restful Sleep)
Calories Burned

The only on-display features here are Daily step count, goal countdown, distance, calories, time of day, heart rate and heart rate zone. Moreover, it does not include Heart Rate sensors hence no heart rate features like HR Zones, HR Alerts, HR Calories. However, it is compatible to connect with a Heart Rate Monitor. So, for all this, the Vivofit 2 is placed at a price of $79.99 and has been discontinued.

Vivofit Jr. 2

As the name suggests, Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2 is a successor of the hit Garmin Vivofit Jr., made especially for kids. It is the latest (2018) swim-ready fitness tracker with 1-year battery life. Similarly, a device loaded with a couple of features for the kids. So, the Vivofit Jr. 2 is an adventure for the kids with theme companions like Captain America, Spiderman, Frozen 2, and Disney themes.

Featuring a popular themed adjustable silicone strap, Vivofit Jr. 2 has a color display of size  0.43″ x 0.43″ (11 x 11 mm). Vivofit Jr 2 also comes with a resolution of 88 x 88 pixels., which is the same size as Vivofit 4, The Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2 can last your kid up to a full year and 4 weeks of activity tracking data is stored. So your kids get basic time features like alarms, timers, and stopwatch.

For a device of this size, it packs a single sensor being the accelerometer. So, it includes smart features like Bluetooth connectivity. Also, it is 5 ATM water-resistant.

Activity Tracking Includes:

Step Counter
Move Bar (displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)
Sleep Monitoring (monitors Total Sleep And Periods Of Movement Or Restful Sleep)

Besides this, it has special activity tracking for kids which includes:

60-minute Activity Goal
Chores
Rewards (coins)
Task Timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 And 30 Minutes)
Audible Alerts
Reminder Alerts
Unlock New Step Icons
Toe-to-toe Challenges

 

This helps a parent to monitor the child whilst making the journey fun. The Vivo fit Jr.2 runs on a proprietary platform. So, for all this, the Vivofit Jr. 2 is placed at a price of $69.99.

Vivofit Jr.

The hit of 2017 is the Vivofit Jr. designed just for kids. It’s a swim-ready fitness tracker with a 1-year battery life that needs no charging. The main objective of the tracker being comfortable, durable and swim-friendly for the kids. The Vivofit Jr. is different from the new Vivofit Jr. 2 in terms of screen size, resolution, connectivity and adventurous themes.

Unlike the Vivofit Jr.2, this has only simple printed silicone straps.

Going into the features, Vivofit Jr. is equipped with a black and white display with a size of 0.39″ x 0.39″ (10 mm x 10 mm). And also comes with a resolution of 64 x 64 pixels, which is the smallest among Garmin fitness trackers. The Garmin Vivofit jr.  can last your kid up to a full year and 4 weeks of activity tracking data is stored. Hence you will get some good basic time features like alarms, timers, and stopwatch.

For a device of this size, it packs a single sensor being the accelerometer. So, it includes smart features like Bluetooth connectivity.

Activity Tracking Includes:

Step Counter
Move Bar (displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)
Sleep Monitoring (monitors Total Sleep And Periods Of Movement Or Restful Sleep)

Besides this, it has special activity tracking for kids which includes:

60-minute Activity Goal
Chores
Rewards (coins)
Task Timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 And 30 Minutes)
Audible Alerts

So, this helps a parent to monitor the child whilst making the journey fun. And, the Vivo fit Jr.2 runs on a proprietary platform. Besides, it has a swimming feature which is a basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only). So, for all this, the Vivofit Jr. is placed at a price of $69.99.

Vivosport

Vivosport is another activity tracker from the list of Garmin fitness trackers. A device that offers pretty much plenty of advanced features is none other than the fitness companion Garmin Vivosport. But, diving in a whole lot of features this device has to offer.

Similarly, the Garmin Vivosport has a sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display of size 0.38″ x 0.76″ (9.7 mm x 19.3 mm). With a good display, it also comes with a resolution of 72 x 144 pixels with a chemically strengthened glass lens. The Garmin Vivosport can last you up to 7 days (excluding GPS or sleep tracking) and 14 days of activity tracking data is stored. So Vivosport gives some basic time features like alarms, timers, and stopwatch.

Besides, this device packs 4 sensors that include Garmin elevate wrist heart rate monitor, barometric altimeter, accelerometer, and pulse ox. In addition, it also includes smart features like Bluetooth connectivity, smart notifications, text response/reject phone calls with text, connected GPS, and weather. Besides, a device also controls smartphone music, find my phone, find my watch and Virb remote.

Activity Tracking Includes:

Step Counter
Move Bar (displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)
Auto Goal (learns Your Activity Level And Assigns A Daily Step Goal)
Sleep Monitoring (monitors Total Sleep And Periods Of Movement Or Restful Sleep)
Calories Burned
Floors Climbed
Distance Traveled
Intensity Minutes
True-up
Move IQ
Fitness Age
Body Battery Energy Monitor
All-day Stress Tracking

It has a safety feature called live track for whenever you get lost. Moreover, it includes Heart Rate features like HR Zones, HR Alert, HR Calories, % HR max and even broadcasts the data to paired devices. It also has auto lap detection as well as custom alerts. Besides this, the other features are GPS speed and distance, customizable data pages, auto pause, auto lap, vo2 max, custom alerts, touch and/or button lock and activity history. So, it’s a sport based tracker, it tracks cycling and biking as well as it has indoor running capture facilities as well.

So, this robust feature set for a fitness band is placed at a price of $169.99.

Previous Models

The latest fitness trackers by Garmin have been listed above. However, there are 3 enlisted previous models which are still a good catch in 2020.

fitness tracker by garmin in 2020

 

Vivosmart 3

The Vivosmart 3 is the predecessor of Vivosmart 4. So, the difference between the two is in terms of the features: Body Battery and the Pulse Ox sensor.

The Garmin Vivosmart 3 has an OLED display of size0.38″ x 0.76″ (9.6 mm x 19.2 mm) and a resolution of 64 x 128 pixels. The Garmin Vivosport can last you up to 5 days (excluding GPS or sleep tracking) and 14 days of activity tracking data is stored. Hence, a device loaded with basic time features like alarms, timers, and stopwatch.

Similarly, this device packs 4 sensors that include Garmin elevate wrist heart rate monitor, barometric altimeter, accelerometer, and pulse ox. Likewise, it also includes smart features like Bluetooth connectivity, smart notifications, text response/reject phone calls with text, connected GPS. Similarly, you also get weather forecasting features along with smartphone music, find my phone, find my watch and Virb® remote.

Activity Tracking Includes:

Step Counter
Move Bar (displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)
Auto Goal (learns Your Activity Level And Assigns A Daily Step Goal)
Sleep Monitoring (monitors Total Sleep And Periods Of Movement Or Restful Sleep)
Calories Burned
Floors Climbed
Distance Traveled
Intensity Minutes
True-up
Move IQ
Fitness Age
Body Battery Energy Monitor
All-day Stress Tracking

Strength Training, Cardio Training, Elliptical training are some fitness features offered by this device. Moreover, it includes Heart Rate features like HR Zones, HR Alerts, HR Calories, % HR max and even broadcasts the data to paired devices. It also has auto lap detection as well as custom alerts. Besides this, the other features are GPS speed and distance, customizable data pages, auto pause, auto lap, vo2 max, custom alerts, touch and/or button lock and activity history on watch. Similarly, it has a running capture facility as well.

So, this robust feature set for a fitness band is placed at a price of $119.99.

Vivofit 3

The Vivofit 3 is a device with Move IQ® Automatic Activity Detection as the base feature. So what are the features of Vivofit 3?

The Garmin Vivosport has a sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display of size 0.39″ x 0.39″ (10 x 10 mm) and a resolution of 64 x 64 pixels. The Garmin Vivosport can last you up to 7 days (excluding GPS or sleep tracking) and 4 weeks of activity tracking data is stored. So, this gives you a basic time features like alarms, timers only. Besides, Vivofit 3 packs a single sensor that includes an accelerometer. However, it does not include smart features like Bluetooth connectivity, smart notifications, GPS, weather. So, it uses the sync process for connection.

Activity Tracking Includes:

Step Counter
Move Bar (displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)
Auto Goal (learns Your Activity Level And Assigns A Daily Step Goal)
Sleep Monitoring (monitors Total Sleep And Periods Of Movement Or Restful Sleep)
Calories Burned
Distance Traveled
Intensity Minutes
True-up
Move IQ

It is made for swimming and has swim features and waterproofing. So, the Vivofit 3 fitness band is placed at a price of $69.99.

Vivosport

An activity tracker among the Garmin fitness trackers offers pretty much plenty of advanced features is none other than the fitness companion Garmin Vivosport. Similarly, diving in a whole lot of features this device has to offer.

The Garmin Vivosport has a sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display of size 1.00″ x 0.42″ (25.3 x 10.7 mm) and a resolution of 160 x 68 pixels with an acrylic glass. The Garmin Vivosport can last you up to 5 days and 14 days of activity tracking data is stored. So this device gives you a basic time features like alarms, timers, and stopwatch.

Similarly, this device packs 3 sensors that include Garmin elevated wrist heart rate monitor, barometric altimeter, and accelerometer. Besides, it includes smart features like Bluetooth connectivity, smart notifications, weather. You can also control your smartphone music along with other features like finds my phone, finds my watch and Virb® remote.

Activity Tracking Includes:

Step Counter
Move Bar (displays On Device After A Period Of Inactivity; Walk For A Couple Of Minutes To Reset It)
Auto Goal (learns Your Activity Level And Assigns A Daily Step Goal)
Sleep Monitoring (monitors Total Sleep And Periods Of Movement Or Restful Sleep)
Calories Burned
Floors Climbed
Distance Traveled
Intensity Minutes
True-up
Move IQ

Auto Lap And customizable data pages are a part of the analysis feature provided by the Vivosport. Moreover, it includes Heart Rate features like HR Zones, HR Alerts, HR Calories, % HR max and even broadcasts the data to paired devices. It also has auto lap detection as well as custom alerts. Besides, the device also has a swimming feature.

So, the price of a device is $129.99.

Besides this, there are other trackers that are fitness based such as:

  1. Garmin Venu
  2. Garmin Vivomove series
  3. Garmin Vivo Active 3
  4. Garmin Active 4/4S
  5. Garmin Legacy Saga
  6. Garmin Legacy Hero

Conclusion

Hence this concludes the latest Garmin fitness trackers you can get in 2020. Although all the watches are priced a little higher in the market, the quality and features given are worth the try if you find the right fit for you.

So, I hope the detailed description has helped you to find out which one to choose. More important, Stay fit and stay healthy!

So, what are your thoughts about Garmin fitness trackers? let us know in the comment section down below.

Also, visit our official website Online Help Guide for more gadgets review articles.

Happy surfing!

Write A Comment