The GPS tracking app on the Garmin Vivofit 4 allows you to get great workouts with the step counting feature and calorie counters. This is perfect for anyone who is interested in getting into shape. You can use the activity tracking feature to motivate yourself as you keep track of your progress. If you get bored with the program, you can easily change the exercises or even look at the workout history so you can know how far you've gone without losing any progress.
You may have heard the reviews about the chest-strap heart rate sensor on the Garmin Vivofit but it does work great. There is no need to worry about changing the strap because it comes with an instructional video. The two time warranty means nothing if you end up with a faulty product so make sure that you get one with a full two year warranty. Also check for the water-resistant features, as this is something you need if you are swimming. This is a good idea because some people say that the Vivofit has a very short battery life.
The GPS feature is also impressive so make sure you get a model with this. You can find the Garmin Vivofit four and three-way bike computer which are compatible with the Vivofit HR upper and lower parts. If you already have a bike, you should consider getting the bike computer with the GPS too. A three-way bike computer allows you to monitor your workout in great detail and provide statistics. You can keep up to date with distance, calories burned and time and can even store information onto your computer so you can access it later.
While these heart rate and activity trackers are budget-friendly, they aren't cheap. You can spend $300 or more for the top models. Most of them will last around six months so keep that in mind when deciding what model to go for. You want a good device with all the bells and whistles, so it's worth spending a bit more up front but don't get something just to have it on hand and waiting to break.
Some of the Garmin fitness trackers include features like an MP3 player, a touch pad and a workout recorder. While these pros may seem unnecessary, it does have its place and in this case the pros outnumber the cons. This is a review of the Garmin Swimmello - a great GPS fitness tracker that meets the needs of the athlete and budget conscious consumer.