Garmin Fitness Tracker – 5 Garmin Wearables Under 250 Bucks

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Best Garmin Fitness Tracker – 5 Garmin Wearables For Less Than $250

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Garmin Vivofit 3

Vivofit 3 is a basic Garmin Fitness tracker that records your daily active steps, calories burnt, active distance, active minutes, sleep tracking and as well, shows time of the day.

Battery Life – One year

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Garmin Vivomove

Garmin vívomove Sport - Black with Sport Band
List Price:$149.99
Price:$89.00
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If you want style and personality, the Garmin Vivomove is the one for you. This Garmin fitness tracker is the first classic analogue watch that has 24/7 activity tracking produced by the company.

Vivomove offers style and elegance to your steps – in other words, whether you are attending a cocktail party, wearing 3 inch heels or a Hugo Boss suit, it will track your daily steps and monitor your sleep.

Battery Life – One year

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Garmin VivoSmart HR

This Garmin Fitness Tracker is a marriage of activity tracking with half smart watch performance.

Vivosmart HR offers not only offers general activity tracking (step counting, recording active distance, calories worked off, flight of stairs climbed, active minutes) it also provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring and automatic sleep tracking.

As well, it includes smart notifications which will display time of day, call alerts, emails, text messages, calendar alerts, personal social media messages (Whatsapp, Instagram, etc), to calendar reminders.  Plus you can set multiple smart alerts and control your music from your wrist heart rate monitor.

Battery Life – close to 5 days, which can vary depending on the type of activity tracking

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Garmin Vivosmart HR+

This is the next generation to Vivosmart HR.  Much like the Vivosmart HR, HR+ covers all the features of what HR offers from all-day activity tracking, all day heart rate monitoring, automatic sleep tracking, idle alert and smart notifications. Please refer above.

But the big difference here – Garmin Vivosmart HR+ has it’s own GPS location feature which allows you to map your runs, running pace, route and more.  For casual and serious runners, the HR+ has a dedicated mode for running which can measure the pace of your runs, start/stop your timer based on your pace.

Other notable additions include a dedicated more for jog/walk, a dedicated for cardio, Move IQ (which can pick the difference of movements between running, cycling, walking, swimming, elliptical and time those activities.

Interestingly it has an alert feature that tells you when you reach your distance or time goals.

Battery Life – close to 5 days, which can vary depending on the type of activity tracking

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Garmin Vivoactive HR

This GPS-enabled Garmin Fitness Tracker is a multi-sports fan delight.  It literally records activities for walking, running, swimming, cycling, rowing, golf and more!

Like the Vivoactive, Garmin Vivoactive HR is a GPS fitness tracker, but with it’s own heart rate sensor. Hence no need for a smart-phone to map and track your activities.

Vivoactive HR offers not only offers general activity tracking (step counting, recording active distance, calories worked off, flight of stairs climbed, active minutes) it also provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring and automatic sleep tracking.

As well, it includes smart notifications which will display time of day, call alerts, emails, text messages, calendar alerts, personal social media messages (Whatsapp, Instagram, etc), to calendar reminders.  Plus you can set multiple smart alerts and control your music from your wrist heart rate monitor.

Other note worthy offerings include electronic compass, auto pause timer, auto lap, and “built-in” sports activity app for running, swimming, cycling, golf and more. Hence it can provide great detailed metrics for each form of exercise like your pace, distance. An example of swimming metrics include type of swim, pace, stroke count, rate of strokes, calories and more.

Interestingly Garmin Vivoactive HR, it has an alert feature that tells you when you reach your distance or time goals.

Battery Life – close to 8 days, which can vary depending on the type of activity tracking

Hopefully, the 5 Garmin Fitness Trackers presented on this post will help you pick out the most suitable device for you.  As you can see there is plenty of variety to choose from, and it will depend on your budget and type of activity you will be using it for.  From an activity tracker priced just below $100 to a more premium wrist heart rate monitor just under $250, we are sure there is a Garmin Fitness Tracker for you.

But if you want more grunt, super performance and pin-point accuracy, especially for heart rate zone training and performance, we suggest you consider heart rate chest straps that can connect to a higher premium Garmin Fitness Tracker Watches like Garmin Forerunner 920XT, and at a higher priced range.  This Garmin Fitness Tracker and the ilks are for really for the super fit, the triathletes or an individual who has the ‘mula’ to spoil him or herself with such a fitness wearable.




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