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Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band - Slate by Review Summary ,  Sep 25, 2015

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Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band - Slate
Report Date: 09/25/2015
Based on 3815 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 7.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Connect5.0   above average
Waterproof4.8   above average
Comfortable4.6   average
Motivating4.6   average
Walk4.6   above average
Charged4.5   exceptional
Clock4.5   above average
Fitness4.5   average
Fit4.4   average
Charging4.3   above average
Exercise4.3   above average
Track4.2   average
Monitoring4.1   average
Battery4.0   above average
Tracking4.0   average
Button3.7   above average
Program3.7   below average
Sleep3.7   average
Strap3.7   above average
Dashboard3.6   below average
Experience3.6   above average
Run3.4   average
Movement3.3   below average
Bluetooth3.1   average
Connection3.1   above average
Computer2.9   below average
Sync2.9   below average
Website2.7   below average
Software2.5   below average
Plastic2.1   average
Support1.9   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Battery

Battery:
"It may be dead batteries, but Garmin Connect is supposed to tell you if battery life is low and it didn't."
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"The type of batteries it takes are NOT easy to find."
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"I have read many problems people were having with this device, ie.. were are the batteries and how do I replace them."
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"It appears the small connector between the batteries broke in two."
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"... one thing he did notice is the time progressively slows overtime, it may be time to change the battery - but overall it has been great for him! "
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"May have been dead batteries but I wasn't willing to pay this kind of money to search for batteries or any other troubleshooting."
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"Love not changing the battery for a year and it being waterproof."
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"Worn this for over 8 months and battery is still good."
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"They year+ battery is a great feature."
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"Love the fact it is water proof and battery life on year."
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"The battery was supposed to be good for a year and it had only been 6 months at the time we contacted them."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"The only problem I've had is after traveling on a plane, I've had to turn the Bluetooth function on my phone on to get it to sync."
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"The next thing to go wrong was the bluetooth sync function."
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"Using the ANT stick and the Garmin ANT program ONLY seemed to solve that problem AS LONG as my phone had the WiFi and Bluetooth turned off."
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"On one hand- its nice that there isn't constantly a signal going from my body over the bluetooth waves- on the other hand- its a bit annoying and sometimes i forget to sync it for a few days."
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"It will not sync with my iPhone 4, I received an error message saying my phone wasn't bluetooth compatible, it is bluetooth compatible with my car and everything else I own, so I'm not sure why this will not sync."
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"Easy to sync to portable bluetooth device."
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"Tried everything that was recommended: restart app, cycle Bluetooth, restart phone and re-pair device."
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"Bluetooth connectivity works well most of the time, but I find I have to reboot my phone if sync is not working."
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"The bluetooth connected easily to my laptop, but did not want to connect to my phone."
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"First your phone needs to be the latest technology to be able to use the Bluetooth, if not you are tied to use the USB ANT provided."
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Button

Button:
"Did I mention the problem with the button?"
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"Got the Ihealth band the orginal as well works good but very inaccurate on my steps, quiet alarm is great but the button is very hard to push if you have hand finger problems."
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"--The sleep tracker isn't automatic and this thing doesn't have a light--it's also only got 1 button, so it's a total hassle to activate the sleep function."
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"I need to wear it on my left arm, and with the orientation of the display, it's awkward to see and the button is hard to reach."
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"I purchased it after my Nike Fuelband failed within 14-15 months as the button no longer worked."
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"It was annoying with the Fitbit One to have to push the button to get a time - especially in meetings."
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"Syncing should be fast and seamless but it requires me to hold the button for 20 seconds each time I want to download my information and then it takes far too long to sync."
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"I know there are some that sync automatically, but I don't have a problem with pushing a button for three seconds.4."
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"Got the Ihealth band the orginal as well works good but very inaccurate on my steps, quiet alarm is great but the button is very hard to push if you have hand finger problems."
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"Advantages: nice display, only 1 button, great syncing with smartphone, changeable battery so no recharging."
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"Was able to pair with Iphone but the button does not work that turns it on and off and sets time etc."
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Charged

Charged:
"I also considered the VivoSmart, which is nice in that it syncs with cycling sensors, but at $170, is a bit rich, and also has the problem that unlike the Vivofit, it needs to be charged."
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"YESThe Good - It does not need to be charged."
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"It never has to be charged and the display is great."
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"I love that it does not have to be charged weekly."
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"Works great, it is always charged because it has a replaceable battery."
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"awesome, i love that it doesn't need to be charged each night so i dont have to take it off ever - uses a watch battery."
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Charging

Charging:
"Im terrible at remembering to charge my devices at night so I love that I dont have to with this band!"
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"It was very annoying to charge my device before, but not any more."
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"I hate fitbit and the other competitors only because you have to charge them or cant swim shower with them on."
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"It does not require charging and the only problem I had while using it was how easy it was that the rubber clip broke after using just 6 months."
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"Others need constant charging and syncing and that is a big fail when you put other bands into use."
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"I love my vivofit - I have had several Fitbits and liked them a lot too but I had charging problems with them."
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"Other than that, I love NOT having to ever charge it!"
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"Best part - no charging necessary! "
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"The pros:WaterproofAble to view display without having to touch buttonsNo dedicated charging cablelight weight and comfortable."
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"Love that I don't have to charge it like my fitbit."
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"Im terrible at remembering to charge my devices at night so I love that I dont have to with this band!"
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Clock

Clock:
"Recently the unit began to fail and was giving faulty readings on all data including the clock."
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"Very pleased and really like the clock festure"
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"A digital clock that can keep accurate time is too difficult to get right?"
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"Great for kids since they can see the clock and step count without logging onto a phone or computer tablet."
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"The product works well, the Connect feature is good and the simple addition of the clock is a nice feature."
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"I love the fact that it has a clock as well as the pedometer."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I don't think this is a unique feature, but I do like seeing the difference between the additional calories burned with exercise and my Basal Metabolic Rate.5) Zero connectivity problems with my Samsung Galaxy S6 Active.6) Comfortable and secure on my wrist."
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"If I could change one thing about it, I'd make a fabric or leather band, because while the rubbery nylon band is comfortable and light, it doesn't breathe, making it uncomfortable to sleep in."
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"I like it, the comfort is great but it is a bit hard to maneuver when putting it on."
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"I would feel comfortable jumping in the water with this on where as the fitbit would probably malfunction if it went under water completely."
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"It was comfortable and did what it said it did but I was very dissapointed in the functionality and the app."
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"The only downside for me is that it's not the most comfortable to wear as its made of semi rigid plastic."
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"Easy to use, comfortable to wear."
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"I really wish this had worked because it is very nice and comfortable to wear, and looks great."
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"It is comfortable and easy to use."
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"I enjoy this vivofit for everyday use, it's smaller and more comfortable ."
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"Comfort fit and easy to sync."
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Computer

Computer:
"Terrible software for computer."
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"It has synced with my computer only once, and hasn't done it since, so I haven't been able to download data."
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"Hard to sync with computer."
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"I had a little problem setting my computer up to sync, called Tech Support."
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"It doesn't sync properly with other apps as it claims, there are constantly glitches or issues that prevent connectivity to your computer and to your mobile app, not to mention that you cannot add any calories burned from any other exercise programs."
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"The set up with the computer is not so good, some days it does not work at all."
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"Love the fitness watch but having issue with it syncing up to my computer and iPhone now."
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"It is easy to install the computer software and it keeps track of my steps."
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"If I am going to wear something 24 7, I want to be able to see what I'm doing without having to go to my computer several times each day."
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"It's smaller than the Fitbit Charge, shows time steps distance, syncs easily with phone and or computer, and has a good price point."
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"sync to phone or computer with ease."
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Connect

Connect:
"Works great and connects to MyFitnessPal and MapMyWalk with no problems."
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"It syncs easily and connects to your stats on My Fitness Pal."
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"Love how it connects with my fitness pal."
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"Bought this because it connects to a heart rate monitor for accurate calories burned."
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"I paired up the Vivofit 'connect' program to 'myfitnesspal' app and they are wonderful together -took maybe 10 minutes to set both up."
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Connection

Connection:
"It may be dead batteries, but Garmin Connect is supposed to tell you if battery life is low and it didn't."
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"They include a cover to go over the connection to take care of the problem of people losing them."
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"It doesn't sync properly with other apps as it claims, there are constantly glitches or issues that prevent connectivity to your computer and to your mobile app, not to mention that you cannot add any calories burned from any other exercise programs."
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"I like that you can connect to the app and get weekly challenges."
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"I don't think this is a unique feature, but I do like seeing the difference between the additional calories burned with exercise and my Basal Metabolic Rate.5) Zero connectivity problems with my Samsung Galaxy S6 Active.6) Comfortable and secure on my wrist."
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"Connect does not have a good way of interpreting the data and after awhile, the usage of this device was rather meaningless as it was no different from any other watches that tell the time other than its ability to track mileage and sleep patterns"
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"The Garmin Connect software isn't quite up to some of its competitors, but all in all is good enough."
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"While the band itself is nice the connection with Garmin Express simply doesn't work with consistency."
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"Love connecting it to the garmin connect app on my phone to compare each days total steps and sleep schedules."
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"Easy to sync up with Garmin connect to keep track of progress."
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Dashboard

Dashboard:
"The dashboard on the online app is ok, the graphs are a little confusing trying to read because you can't tell much other than highs and lows."
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"I didn't have too much trouble getting the device to work, but it was a challenge getting it set up to show the dashboard on my computer."
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"Although I've never had any trouble with the site displaying my information on the main dashboard, only when I try to go further into a certain area do I have problems."
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"I was able to connect the dashboard to MyFitnessPal and I log my approximate calories for each meal; It's got a good database for foods -- pretty much what used to do with the WW program, but this one is free."
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"The Garmin Connect dashboard is easy to use and is also a pretty good motivator."
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"Fit is nice and the dashboard is easy to set up and follow."
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"I like the Garmin Connect dashboard, I find it user friendly and very similar to Fitbit."
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"Syncing is easy and holds great information with the dashboards."
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Display

Display:
"But the LCD display started to have problems after about 10 months of use."
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"I wear it all day and my only comment is that it does not have a backlight to be able to see the display in the dark."
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"The only features missing are a backlight on the display and a working wristband."
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"I have lost 2 fitbit where they would come undone but with the band it will be hard to lose it .I like the display it big ."
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"The only 2 negatives are: you can't read the display in the dark as it's only reflective and not lit, and the bt signal is VERY weak."
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"I need to wear it on my left arm, and with the orientation of the display, it's awkward to see and the button is hard to reach."
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"The display is good and gives how many steps, preset goal, date and time."
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"Large, easy to read display switches very well from one screen to another."
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"Good news, the vivofit is compact, light, displays enough data for me and is easy to read in well lighted conditions."
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"I also love that unlike most of the activity trackers, it displays the time continuously, so it functions as a watch, which is nice."
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"great product, unlike some of the other fitness bands, display is easy to read."
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Exercise

Exercise:
"Well the sync with MFP doesnt work and the heart rate monitor is horrible, it constantly cuts off does not read while exercises moderately."
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"I was disappointed as I changed to this brand because it was waterproof and I was doing more with swimming exercises - when 50 laps only records around 2000 steps, that is not right!"
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"The entire point of an activity tracker is to record how much exercise you get, but the numbers are completely inconsistent."
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"The failure of Us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance."
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"It seems flimsy, but I havent had problems with the strap falling off during exercise."
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"Works well, and helps one remember to exercise more! "
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"I am really enjoying this exercise tracker."
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"I love it because it's making her exercise more."
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"com) which gives a very accurate account of the calories and other exercises you may want to incorporate."
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"The Best encourager to exercise on the market."
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Experience

Experience:
"I used it with my heart rate monitor once, but it wasn't that great of an experience (the GPS watch has a much better display) so I don't bother with that feature anymore."
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"Even when it worked previously, the experience was horrible as I need to attempt over and over again before it works."
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"If you experience problems with this try removing it from your wrist and placing it in your pocket or tuck it in your sock."
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"I have had the most frustrating experiences, however with connecting this device to my computer and pairing it with my iPhone."
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"From my experience this is the best fitness band out there which is why I gave it a 5, but it is missing some fixes features that would make this even better."
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"I liked this step counter but, based on my experience, won't be buying another to replace it."
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"Great buying experience!"
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"had a good experience with product"
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"Ultimately I found the interface was nice easier to use with more information and a better user experience while the HRM gave for a more accurate calorie count."
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"So far, best experience with Withings."
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Fit

Fit:
"However, I have a small wrist and the display unit is large enough that wearing it was not a comfortable fit for me."
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"After hearing all the problems with the Fit Bit, I'm so glad I chose the Vivofit."
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"Couldn't get it to pair with my iphone :( I love the look of the vivo fit but unfortunately after hours and hours of trying to get it to pair, I gave up."
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"Tech savvy people should understand that some of us are interested in being fit but are also woefully inadequate when it comes to an intuitive set up."
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"The pink color is just not a good fit with dress clothes!"
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"I also have Fit bit that had been misplaced when I purchased this item."
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"I have pretty small wrists and the small fit perfectly!"
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"I love the design, the fit and numbers, but if I can't sync to anything, it wasn't worth keeping."
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"Comfort fit and easy to sync."
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"It has never come off my wrist and there are two sizes for you to choose from to get the best fit on your wrist."
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"It has been a perfect fit."
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Fitness

Fitness:
"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Vivofit to anyone in the market for a fitness tracker."
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"It is understandable for any fitness device not to be 100% accurate."
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"Shorty after that, my connection with My Fitness Pal was broken and would not sync."
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"I told them, I thought maybe my ANT stick was not working in several e-mails, it was not till the last one that they said they could send out a REPLACEMENT Ant stick, but couldn't guarantee that would fix the problem, I asked them to send me a new fitness tracker if they weren't sure this would fix the problem, I have been with out a tracker for over a month at this point."
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"I haven't been able to sync garmin connect with my fitness pal yet though"
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"Not the most accurate fitness band, but does the job and I love being able to attach the heart rate monitor."
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"It's an awesome fitness band, works very well, I'm very pleased with it."
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"Great fitness band"
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"Would highly recommend the Vivofit by Garmin as your beginner fitness band! "
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"If you are actually looking for a fitness aid, i suggest saving your money for a good GPS watch such as the Fenix, or Ambit."
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"I am able to sync this with multiple apps, including Fitness pal and Motivation alliance site."
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Monitoring

Monitoring:
"It was a little weird getting used to heart rate monitor but I love it!"
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"The steps monitoring does not seem accurate."
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"Vivofit fails to make accurate calorie adjustments based on my physical exertion, so when I relied on it I found myself with too large of a calorie deficit and feeling weak.2) Sleep Monitoring - Vivofit just gives a span of time you slept and figures you slept for the whole time."
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"The heart rate monitor is not comfortable; however, it seems accurate."
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"I used it with my heart rate monitor once, but it wasn't that great of an experience (the GPS watch has a much better display) so I don't bother with that feature anymore."
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"Well the sync with MFP doesnt work and the heart rate monitor is horrible, it constantly cuts off does not read while exercises moderately."
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"It was a little weird getting used to heart rate monitor but I love it!"
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"Pros: flexible, water proof, easy to use, comes set up already, heart rate monitor is accurate, it's reasonable cost for what it accomplishes, sleep tracking."
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"It worked with my existing heart rate monitor which is nice!"
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"It's a pretty good device to monitor my activites on a daily basis for me to know how much calories I can burn everyday."
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"Love the band..especially to monitor my sleep patterns"
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Motivating

Motivating:
"It is a good motivator, I have increased my activity over 100%, However having some problems syncing with myfitnesspal to record activities, seems it adds activities not done and adds multiple times activities I did it adds them extra, I delete them only for hem to automatically add back again It actually showed I burned over5,900 calories when I only burned 600 calories, other than that I like this item, had some technical problems customer service was preempt helpful and got me back on track."
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"Although I do find the Vivofit motivating, I am not happy that I have to connect to the Internet to get my data to my own computer."
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"Great app, and the community challenges are fun and motivating."
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"It' is not only not motivating but really annoying."
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"It is a great motivator."
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"The red move bar is a good motivator too!"
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"I tried pretending to jog - it would have fooled a wii fit, not the garmin vivo thoughIt Never needs chargingEven when you hit your step target it adds more sets new targetOn the software (on your phone) you can track the food you eat (you start typing something in and it suggests what you mean and is accurrate) handy if you need it, I don't use this feature myselfWhen you synch with your phone software it shows you how well you slept (according to how much you moved about)It is extremely motivating if you do a good workout in the morning and see the number of steps really high before your day's even got started."
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"It is a great motivator."
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"The red indicator is a good motivator without being too obnoxious."
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Movement

Movement:
"Works very well, but the exercise concept of Steps for arm movements wasn't very well thought out."
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"I am disappointed to learn that several types of arm movement register as steps such as repetitive movements in woodworking."
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"If I have movement all night, I usually wake up feeling crappy."
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"When I look at the graph and it has dead periods of no movement, then a little bump (probably rolling over or coming out of deep sleep) and then another dead zone and this goes on for 8 hours, I feel good the next day."
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"Think about it.....if the device logs my arm movement than any data linked with this movement would be incorrect- you are essentially guessing if the totals that your watch calculates is at all correct."
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"I like the watch feature and it is overall a great product for tracking movement and health."
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"I LOVE how it tracks my sleep and movement in my sleep and I can monitor essentially my life from my phone with the app."
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"It does a great job tracking my movement, and it works exactly how it says it will."
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"I have had it for awhile now and it seems to read my movement very well."
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"It does a good job letting me know how much movement I do while asleep."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"The only downside for me is that it's not the most comfortable to wear as its made of semi rigid plastic."
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"The biggest downside is the tracker is attached to a replaceable plastic band that has a weak clasp."
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"Also, after wearing it for a while, the plastic really irritates my skin."
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"Only reason I didn't select I love it is because the plastic band is difficult to clasp."
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"The Band: After about 3 months it developed a discoloration, it looks like sweat stains in coloration, except that it only exists at the edges, the parts of the band that are not smooth, it has thus far proven completely resistant to any attempts to scrub off (note: my band is the blue one, it may not be visible if you purchased the grey or the black), it makes the vivofit look very old and dirty, like a worn out plastic kids toy."
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"My two biggest complaints on this are: The band sometimes pops off as the little plastic things dont secure it well."
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"ONLY BAD THING THAT GIVES IT 4 BARSthis thing Scratches too easy... the Display is a cheap Acrylic Transparent Plastic, it scratches waaay too easy for a Sport Device... personally i work with Machinery, so as a precaution i put a piece of Transparent Duct Tape in front yet i lightly bumped it against the case of the Machine and the corner of the Display got dented... so now i ended up wearing a Wrist Band over the Vivofit to protect it while i work."
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"Frankly the first word out of Garmin or at least in the FAQ should be that there is a very good fitting plastic film that must come off or you will never see the pairing."
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"I have super small wrists and have difficulty finding bands that fit nicely, especially plastic ones."
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"Amazon sells little plastic bands that secure the Vivofit nicely, but really, why should the customer have to spend extra on an expensive item that shouldn't have this problem in the first place?"
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"So if you have a wrist like mine then I recommend buying the Bitbelt which is a little plastic sleeve that goes on to keep it secure."
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Program

Program:
"This fitness band is OK but I think it is difficult to program and the band is hard to fasten with one hand."
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"Using the ANT stick and the Garmin ANT program ONLY seemed to solve that problem AS LONG as my phone had the WiFi and Bluetooth turned off."
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"Seem to not be able to restore fimware, as it is clear it is a software program on the devide itself."
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"Hard to program, sync pair with other devices."
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"That is a program I find to be EXTREMELY disappointing in its user friendliness, but I have found a way around that as well :)Overall, I would definitely recommend getting one if you are in search of a new heart rate monitor type device."
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"Love the display, unnecessarily complex to program and not great computer interface, Garmin needs to simplify."
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"Does the recommended program works well."
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"Great place to begin a fitness tracking program without spending a whole lot of money."
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"I also love the program that comes with it so that I can monitor my activities and see it all on a chart."
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"I have not had problems with it syncing at all, though the program online sometimes takes a few minutes to refresh after I have done a sync."
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"I was able to connect the dashboard to MyFitnessPal and I log my approximate calories for each meal; It's got a good database for foods -- pretty much what used to do with the WW program, but this one is free."
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Quality

Quality:
"Its shocking that Garmin, a great GPS company comes out with such low quality, error riddled products."
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"I was greatly disappointed by the poor quality."
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"I am very upset and frustrated that this item does not stand up to the quality of the other Garmin products I've purchased."
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"Sleep quality indicator is somewhat hard to understand."
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"I am not happy with the quality."
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"I think we have a quality problem !"
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"It seems to be of good quality and was reasonably priced and has all the features I need."
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"Comfortable and accurate, good quality and value."
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"Great quality product from a great brand! "
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"I have given them a few times as gifts and all seemed very pleased with quality and performance."
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"The device is solid and has great quality."
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Run

Run:
"I have worn both watches on my last several runs and have found that the Vivofit is not quite accurate on miles."
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"I only walk and do not jog or run so I do not know if this would be accurate for you joggers."
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"It works ok if you walk or run but not to good for biking or other exersise where you do not use you arms."
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"I have been online when it says they will send me a temp password by email , but still waiting .I called support on phone says they will be 25 35 mins , so went online with same problem , get email back saying will get to problem within 3 days ..........no way to run a high tech business in this day , when everything is expected to be done immediately and online ....very disappointing ."
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"I'm calling Tech Support in the morning and am determined to find out what is wrong, but at this point, I almost wish I had gone for a run with the time I spent trying to get this device to operate."
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"The app on his phone is great and his laptop is still running XP so it's not great on his computer, but not many people still run XP so I don't see many having that problem."
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"I am a big Garmin fan, using their running watches to track my runs so I was happy when I received this as a gift for Christmas and have been using since January 2015."
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"I can't really justify spending $1,000 to replace a perfectly good MacBook just so I can run a cheap activity tracker."
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"It's most accurate when I run."
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"I haven't had any problems with it falling off my wrist at all and I'm athletic and run often so it is very secure; when I ride a bike I attach it through the laces in my tennis shoes so it still registers the motion and give me credit for the activity."
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"Among its many advantages are its accuracy and the ability to use it on a walk, run or at the gym."
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Sleep

Sleep:
"One night, I laid in bed for almost 2 hours completely awake and unable to sleep."
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"My only complaint is it doesn't seem to be recording my sleep as of late which I keep the timeframe to 24 hours since I have a sporadic sleep schedule but maybe I'll figure out how to troubleshoot that later."
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"Vivofit fails to make accurate calorie adjustments based on my physical exertion, so when I relied on it I found myself with too large of a calorie deficit and feeling weak.2) Sleep Monitoring - Vivofit just gives a span of time you slept and figures you slept for the whole time."
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"I sleep better, do a lot of things that I haven't been able to do in a long time."
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"The fact you go about your normal day, sleep, shower , swim without removing it , is wonderful !"
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"Was never able to get sleep patterns to show."
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"Pros: flexible, water proof, easy to use, comes set up already, heart rate monitor is accurate, it's reasonable cost for what it accomplishes, sleep tracking."
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"The sleep info is very accurate."
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"Love the band..especially to monitor my sleep patterns"
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"Love the sleep tracker function."
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"Love the sleep tracking, too."
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Software

Software:
"HOWEVER, the software is terrible."
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"Terrible software for computer."
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"Too bad because I really wanted a waterproof device, but the software for both the iPhone and the Mac render this product unacceptable."
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"Some folks have complained about the software."
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"There online software is not great and is very slow."
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"Each time Garmin updates their software, you have to go through a very frustrating period trying to get the device to sync again."
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"The Garmin Connect software isn't quite up to some of its competitors, but all in all is good enough."
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"Only wish the software was better and more reliable otherwise I would have given it 5 stars."
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"It is easy to install the computer software and it keeps track of my steps."
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"Here is what I think is really good about the vivofit and why I would recommend it to anyone who are serious about fitness (or wants to get fit) and who likes to keep track and push a bit harder:Pros:Looks good and is very comfortable, I virtually never take it offIt is waterproof so you can wear it in the shower or when swimmingThe software for your phone that links with it is really nice and easy to set up and useWhen you do a workout if you put the heart rate monitor on and synch it, it automatically tracks your workout for youIt gives you an idea of how many calories you burned on your workout runIt has handy info on it like: The time and date and how many steps you've done and what your target is, also how many miles you have walked."
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"I tried pretending to jog - it would have fooled a wii fit, not the garmin vivo thoughIt Never needs chargingEven when you hit your step target it adds more sets new targetOn the software (on your phone) you can track the food you eat (you start typing something in and it suggests what you mean and is accurrate) handy if you need it, I don't use this feature myselfWhen you synch with your phone software it shows you how well you slept (according to how much you moved about)It is extremely motivating if you do a good workout in the morning and see the number of steps really high before your day's even got started."
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Strap

Strap:
"My only complaint is that the heart rate chest strap doesn't always record my heartrate."
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"* The wrist strap mechanism is not robust and can come loose."
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"If I wear the HR strap under my left nipple (very, very uncomfortable) it is more accurate but it makes working out distracting wearing it there."
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"I had a problem with the heartbeat monitor but tightening the strap fixed it."
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"The only negative I read about this one was the wrist strap and that issue seems to be resolved, there is a second clasp around the band so that even if the clasp gets opened the second clasp will keep it on your wrist."
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"The only weakness is the design of the strap clip."
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"I ordered a different band strap and it has been doing pretty well."
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"I really recommend using the safety straps so it doesn't fall off, I lost my first Vivofit because I didn't use them and now I always make sure I have 2 safety clasps on."
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"I tried the Garmin chest strap and while it works very well, it's a pain to have to wash the strap after each use to prevent future skin breakouts."
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"I have a Garmin FR60 as well, with the foot pod and heart rate strap."
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Support

Support:
"Support went all out to help me but couldn't create a satisfactory solution."
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"If you google this problem, you'll find it's very common and incredibly frustrating for many, with little to no support from Garmin."
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"Here is the best part - when you decide to try to contact the not outstanding support for Garmin, you get redirected to a wonderful registration site online where you get to enter your serial number and send off a request for support to their team."
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"I would imagine that all their products have bad product support because of the terrible website."
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"The wristband works fine, however, the website which supports the product is regularly experiencing problems."
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"This is a disappointing product and the website support is absolutely horrible."
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"In general this device does not support my fitnesss regiment and happy that I purchased it on sale as I no longer use it to monitor my activities which it is limited to movement, either walking or running."
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"Called the number for support and the guy was WONDERFUL!"
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"I have tried the original jawbone that did not make it past the 4 month period of dieing, they did replace every 3-4 months after going around and around with there tech support then finally get told well its only $80 a year, worked great and easy to use til I got told that."
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"The Garmin Connect website has evolved over the year the Vivofit has been out, and is getting better - customer support by phone has been good."
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"No holding on to supports on the treadmill if you want an accurate step count."
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Sync

Sync:
"The only thing that is real annoying is that it almost never syncs the first time I try to sync it."
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"Sync fails 9 of out 10 times, all kinds of bugs, unable to correct the time zone... Not recommended"
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"Android econnect still fails to sync with the current version."
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"While I haven't had as many syncing problems as some other reviewers, I haven't been overly impressed by anything it does."
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"Hard to sync with computer."
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"Worst of all it requires the app to be open in order to Sync."
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"I love the fact that you can sync your data to the Garmin app on your phone."
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"Easy to read and sync on the Garmin Express site"
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"I am able to sync this with multiple apps, including Fitness pal and Motivation alliance site."
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"She is happy with the band except when trying to sync with her iPhone."
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"I love the design, the fit and numbers, but if I can't sync to anything, it wasn't worth keeping."
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Track

Track:
"iPad app wasn't that great to keep track of the data."
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"Use it every day, I am older, Daughter has one also, so we use the on line feature to keep track of each others daily progress and always challenge each other."
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"Although it doesn't work perfectly (see below), it can be used with myfitness pal to track calories and other activities.7."
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"Did not track any of my steps while on a walk pushing stroller very frustrating."
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"The downside is that unless you are moving your arm it does not track any movement (unlike the FitBit)."
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"I tried a cheaper one that just didn't track steps and distance accurately, and was hard to sync."
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"My daughter (9 years old) loves to keep track of steps or in her case - miles)."
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"It is easy to install the computer software and it keeps track of my steps."
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"IT works it looks good and it helps me keep track of time and motion."
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"It has worked great and it has help to keep moving and to track what I am doing each day and it increase the goal for me."
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"Easy to sync up with Garmin connect to keep track of progress."
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Tracking

Tracking:
"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Vivofit to anyone in the market for a fitness tracker."
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"No matter how good a tracker is, if it won't allow you to manage your data.. Then, its just a watch."
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"However, this is not an activity tracker it's a cycling running tracker, and even as that, it fails miserably."
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"Overall, this is a very good tracker that missed on a couple of things."
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"Great tracker and the band problem is easily addressed with a small zip tie."
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"It works very well tracking my steps."
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"The Vivofit is an excellent fitness tracker."
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"Pros: flexible, water proof, easy to use, comes set up already, heart rate monitor is accurate, it's reasonable cost for what it accomplishes, sleep tracking."
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"Love all the features for walk and goals, food tracking, and sleep."
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"I love this tracker."
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Walk

Walk:
"Did not track any of my steps while on a walk pushing stroller very frustrating."
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"Caveat: I try to walk five miles a day and that has, naturally, helped my step count as well as my physical and mental state."
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"It works ok if you walk or run but not to good for biking or other exersise where you do not use you arms."
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"I recommend for anyone wanting to know how active they are and are willing to challenge themselves to walk more."
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"I love the challenges that keep me motivated to walk more than I would."
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"Love all the features for walk and goals, food tracking, and sleep."
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"She walks in her lunch hour and says she has found it very useful, loves it! "
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"The little bar that grows the longer you sit is a good feature to remind you to get up and walk some."
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"I have to walk to clear the red bar, and the longer the bar, the longer I have to walk."
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"This is perfect and motivates me to walk more in order to meet my goal for the day! "
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Waterproof

Waterproof:
"I was disappointed as I changed to this brand because it was waterproof and I was doing more with swimming exercises - when 50 laps only records around 2000 steps, that is not right!"
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"My other issues are that the band is difficult to fasten and I have been unable to find out if it is waterproof to the extent that it can be worn in the shower."
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"Easy to use, waterproof, wife wears it almost all the time."
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"Love not changing the battery for a year and it being waterproof."
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"This is the BEST because it is waterproof and my daughter is a competitive swimmer and she NEVER takes it off unless shes in a swim meet."
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"Great fitness band...totally waterproof."
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"It stays in place perfectly, is 100% waterproof and no need to worrying about charging it."
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Website

Website:
"The only problem I have found is that it no longer syncs with the website on my laptop........and it never sync'd with my android."
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"Lastly, the syncing with this product is not too good, the app, the website, etc."
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"The only negative I have is the website you sync with is sometimes a bit clunky."
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"I had absolutely no problems until 2 months ago and I was having problems, the steps, were off, the time and date were off, I went to the website uninstalled, reinstalled did the syncing etc."
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"Also, the online interface is definitely not as good as other products (e. g. FitBit has a much better website)."
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"website is a little confusing, and it be better if it wasread outs on the watch were lite up."
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"I used to own a Fitbit and that syncing is great, with a great website and phone app."
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"I love that I can link my calorie intake to the myfitnesspal database... again I REALLY love all the features on the Garmin connect website."
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"If the Garmin website was better, this would be perfect."
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"Ironically, syncing my data to the same website at my workout data was a good selling feature."
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"the website is great."
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