The Vivofit has replaced my old Nike band, which I replaced three times in one year because the band broke twice and it froze up on me the last time. I like the Garmin better, actually. Unlike the Nike (and the Garmin VivoSmart), the display for time/steps/etc. is always on. That's a great idea EXCEPT that the display is not back lit. That means that once it gets dark outside or in a room, you can't see the read-out info. A major design flaw. Of course, that also saves the battery, which, the company says, will last a year. The band is comfortable, a bit tough to snap on, and not too heavy. The Vivofit can be linked to a heart monitor (purchased separately), which I have not done. You also can purchase, for a modest cost, different color bands, which should interest the fashionistas. The lack of a back light or some sort of illumination is a real issue for me, overcoming most of the positives of the Vivofit, and may move me to another band in the future. Also, do NOT expect any instructions in the box. You get a Web address and the whole shebang is set up online. No major problem, and the Garmin site allows you to set goals or let the Vivofit do it for you. Also tracks steps, calories, sleep. Just upgrade the lighting problem!
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