Garmin vívofit™ — A fitness band that makes every step count

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland/January 6, 2014/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced vívofit (veevo-fit) — a stylish, lightweight fitness band designed to turn good intentions into lifelong habits. Vívofit is the only fitness band that automatically greets users with a personalised daily goal, tracks their progress and reminds them when it’s time to move. Featuring a unique, curved display that always stays on, vívofit also shows steps, goal countdown, calories, distance and time of day. Vívofit’s user replaceable batteries last over one year and vívofit is water-resistant (50m), as well as being compatible with ANT+™ heart rate monitors¹ for fitness activities. Vívofit will be showcased in the Garmin booth (South Hall 4 #35812) at this year’s CES. To see the vívofit in action, go to

Vivofit_group_shot_small“With vívofit we are introducing a fitness band that ‘moves at the pace of everyone’s Life’,” said Andrew Silver, Garmin EMEA Product Marketing Manager, Fitness. “Being challenged by personalised daily goals, being able to monitor the quality of rest after retiring for the night, and doing so without having to charge it every few days, makes vívofit a fitness band that should be on everyone’s wrist.”

Vivofit lifestyle 2Achievable Daily Goals: Vívofit learns users’ current activity level, then assigns an attainable daily goal. It also records calories burned throughout the day. As milestones are met, vívofit will adjust the goal for the next day, gradually nudging users towards a healthier lifestyle.

Tells Time and “Time to move”: Research shows prolonged periods of inactivity such as sitting at a desk decreases the body’s production of fat-burning enzymes. Taking frequent, short walk breaks throughout the day can reverse this. And while it is easy to lose track of time and forget to move, vívofit knows. A red move bar appears on the display after 1 hour of inactivity and builds when users have been sitting too long. Walking for a couple of minutes will reset the move bar, and get users out of the red.

1+ Year Battery Life: Vívofit follows progress 24/7, and it can stay on for more than a year without a battery change.

Monitor Sleep: Setting the sleep mode when going to bed allows vívofit to monitor the quality of rest.

Track Progress: With the touch of one button, users can wirelessly sync vívofit with Garmin Connect, a free online fitness community with currently over 4 billion miles uploaded by users. At Garmin Connect, users can see a complete picture of their progress through easy to read reports and graphical representations, including total sleep hours as well as periods of movement and restful sleep. Users can also join online challenges and earn virtual badges for extra motivation. They can access our free online community from their computer or on a compatible mobile with the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app. Existing Forerunner and Edge users can use vivofit to track their activity and recovery between training sessions.

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Follow The Heart: Using a heart rate monitor with vívofit to record heart rate and zone data will achieve more accurate calorie burn information for any fitness activity, such as a run or a cardio class at the gym.

The vívofit band is water-resistant, so it can be worn in the shower or get caught in the rain, worry-free.

Vívofit will be available in black, purple, teal, blue and slate and both small and large sizes come in the box. Vívofit will begin shipping Q1 2014 and have a retail price of £99.99 and £129.99 (heart rate monitor bundle).

If you would like to know more about the Garmin Vivofit fitness band and activity tracker read this independent Garmin vivofit review which also gives an overview of the vivosmart fitness band with smart notifications.

Vívofit is the latest from Garmin’s expanding fitness segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ lives and promotes healthy and active lifestyles. Whether it’s running, cycling, or other athletic pursuits, Garmin fitness devices are becoming essential tools for athletes both amateur and elite. For more about features, pricing and availability, as well as information about Garmin’s other fitness products and services, go to, and