Garmin Announces vívofit Fitness Band and Garmin Connect Redesign

Garmin Announces vívofit Fitness Band and Garmin Connect Redesign

Garmin had two big announcements at CES this week.

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First, is the vívofit Fitness Band, which enters the activity band market against similar brands such as the Fitbit, and Nike+ Fuelband. It will track your steps taken, calories burnt, monitor your sleep and resting times throughout the day, to better help you manage your day's fitness goals. It has a one-year battery (that won't require charging), and is water resistant to 50m. It comes in different colours and can by paired with a ANT+ heart-rate chest strap.

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The second announcement is that Garmin is redesigning Garmin Connect, to become more modern and to support new input from the vívofit Fitness Band.

"The new Garmin Connect has a completely updated look and feel, with improved navigation and a customizable widget-style dashboard. The updated fitness features include enhanced reports to track performance over time and free training plans that can be sent straight to compatible Garmin devices. With the all-new segments and leaderboards feature, users can run or ride against past efforts or against others to see how they stack up against the competition."