For years our daughter has asked when she can have a Fitbit, or Apple Watch. Seeing Mom & Dad with their fitness and smart watch wearables, she has always been intrigued by these devices. Though a few companies have produced wearables for children, the first decent unit to finally reach consumers is the Garmin Vivofit Jr.
Garmin’s Vivofit and Vivosmart devices have been some of the top sellers for the last year, and garner some of the highest hits drawn to my site. They are great devices and remain some of my top suggested buys, especially with the new Vivofit 2 that just came out. On top of that we have the new Fitbit Charge and Fitbit Charge HR now available — so let’s see how they all compare in this quick look.
Getting ready to shop this 2014 holiday season? Do you have a fitness/activity tracker on the list for yourself, or a friend, or family member? Trying to make heads or tails out of the ever growing selection of products? Let me help take a little bit of the mystery away by suggesting some of best devices based on price point and features. Happy holidays!
Yesterday Fitbit announced their new lineup up of fitness/activity trackers for the 2014/2015 calendar year. These three new devices, the Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR, and Fitbit Surge, are the culmination of the last year or more of development by the Fitbit team. Here is a quick preview and some of my thoughts on these devices.
Now that Garmin recently updated their Connect software to allow its users the ability to sync with MyFitnessPal it was time for me to give the Vivofit another look. And with the first day of summer behind us people are finding more time to be outside and get active. With some fresh faces in the fitness wearables market how do the Garmin Vivofit and Fitbit Flex continue to stack up for the Summer of 2014?