NEW Garmin VIVOFIT 2 – today’s announcement

Some new improvements to the VIVOFIT. Nothing too earth shattering here. Evolution not revolution. Have a read if you are thinking of buying one. 

 

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Garmin PR Release follows Verbatim

Garmin announces vívofit 2 and the Style Collection – an activity tracker with interchangeable design options to stay fashionably active

5 January 2015 @ 8:37 AM 

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We are excited to announce today vivofit 2 and the Style Collection – adding features to our popular daily activity tracker, and a line of interchangeable accessory bands to help users stay active no matter the occasion. Vívofit 2’s new features help users develop lifelong healthy habits. In addition to the visual move bar on its always-on display, vívofit 2 also features audible alerts that remind users when it’s time to get up and move. An activity timer allows users to track and analyze individual workouts, and a newly added backlight provides better visibility in the dark. To satisfy a wide variety of fashion preferences, vívofit 2 can be accessorized with interchangeable design options. The Style Collection includes chic and classic looks from the Signature Series made from premium materials, such as leather and stainless steel1.

Vívofit 2 is being showcased with the wide-ranging line of purpose-built Garmin wearables in the Garmin booth (South Hall 4 #35811) at this year’s CES.

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“Vívofit 2 removes all obstacles holding you back from establishing healthy habits,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Designed to be with you 24/7 with features including one-year battery life, audible move bar alert, always-on display with backlight and fashionable band options from the Style Collection, vívofit 2 keeps you motivated wherever you go.”

Vívofit 2 encourages users to be consistently active and can be worn 24/7. It features one-year battery life and is water-resistant to 50 meters3, so users rarely ever have to take it off. Vívofit 2 monitors progress all day, setting a personalized daily step goal and sending a gentle reminder when users have been inactive too long by displaying a red move bar and sounding an alert. Research shows prolonged periods of inactivity, such as sitting at a desk, decreases the body’s production of fat-burning enzymes. Walking for a few minutes will reset the move bar and can help reduce health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. The always-on display shows steps, calories, distance, time of day and features a backlight so users can easily check their stats day or night. During a workout users can pair vívofit 2 with a compatible heart rate monitor2 to track heart rate and zone data, or use its stopwatch feature to record timed activities with or without a heart rate monitor.

Throughout the day vívofit 2 automatically syncs with paired mobile devices4 through the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app, so users can see a complete picture of daily activities. In Garmin Connect, a free online fitness community, users can track sleep patterns and trends, join online challenges and earn virtual badges for extra motivation. For detailed calorie tracking users can link their Garmin Connect account with MyFitnessPal® to compare calories burned to consumed and see their net count for the remainder of the day based on goals set in MyFitnessPal.

Accessorize vívofit 2 with interchangeable bands in an array of bold and neutral colors, or dress it up with the Style Collection’s Signature Series line. Keeping users on trend while they work toward fitness goals, the Signature Series features an assortment of fashionable designs for women and men made from premium materials, including leather and stainless steel, with a variety of finishes to complement any outfit. The Signature Series will offer additional bands available for vívofit users.

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Vívofit 2 will be available in black, white, navy and pink. It will begin shipping in Q1 and will have a suggested retail price of $129.99 and $169.99 (black or white heart rate monitor bundle).

Three-pack colored accessory bands will be available in neutral (black, slate and white), downtown (burgundy, slate and navy), active (red, blue and green), serenity (mint, cloud, lilac), and energy (canary, pink and violet) for a suggested retail price of $24.99.

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Vívofit 2 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 other Garmin fitness products and services, go to www.garmin.com/intosports, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.

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