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The Vivomove: fashionable watch first, primary fitness-tracker second.


Need to dip your toe into fitness-tracking, however do not desire a clunky, over-complicated, over-priced gadget strapped to your wrist?

How about this as an alternative: A pleasant-looking watch that has health options baked in and might run for a full 12 months on its replaceable battery.

That is the Garmin Vivomove in a nutshell, and whereas there are caveats to contemplate, let’s begin with the deal: For a restricted time, and whereas provides final, BuyDig has the Garmin Vivomove Sport for $45.99 shipped if you apply promo code C101017X30 at checkout. The Sport is obtainable in both black or white and it initially offered for $150.

That code may also knock the Vivomove Traditional (once more, black or white) all the way down to $49.99. The one actual distinction between the 2: sport band vs. leather-based band. Lastly, there’s the Premium mannequin, accessible in stainless or gold-tone metal, for $99.99.

Good watch!

As you’ll be able to inform from the pictures, the Vivomove is a really engaging watch. And, actually, that is its core competency, however with some Fitbit-style extras.

This is what it would not have: notifications, vibrations or heart-rate monitoring. I prize notifications above health monitoring, so this is not the look ahead to me. However the Vivomove does do extra than simply inform time and look good in your wrist.

In case you look intently, you will see two small gauges on the watchface. The left one exhibits how shut you’re to reaching your each day step objective, whereas the correct one tracks inactivity: it slowly fills with crimson bars for each 15 minutes you are sitting nonetheless. Neat!

In fact, with none form of alert, you’d need to maintain glancing on the watch to test your inactivity standing. Not so neat?

I have not used a Vivomove myself, however I can let you know this: The opinions vary from blended to largely favorable — beginning with Proinertech’s, which awarded the watch a 7.eight out of 10. That is really fairly good, and most different skilled opinions I’ve checked are within the three.5-Four-star vary. However test person opinions and you will see loads of dissatisfaction with Garmin’s app and the syncing course of. (The latter problem was raised in Proinertech’s evaluation as properly.)

Win this!

Has Garmin labored out these bugs? Maybe, as it has been a 12 months because the Vivomove hit the market. Or maybe not, wherein case you continue to get a nice-looking waterproof watch with two cool activity-monitoring gauges (which, by the way, work independently of cellphone connectivity). For $46.

Your ideas?

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So get on over to the giveaway web page and get your entry (or entries) in — you’ve got obtained till Sunday to take action. Good luck!


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