Garmin Vivosmart vs BodyBugg

Garmin Vivosmart

bodybugg

Vivosmart is another Garmin product that looks very good and really smart. The black armband with silver clasp will fit sports T-shirt and an elegant evening suit. As to the number of sensors and features is currently one of the most advanced products in the market. Vivosmart can be purchased for less than $150 Read More
Bodybugg gained its popularity thanks to NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors.” The device was advertised in the New York Times, the New York Post, and the Houston Chronicle as a device that easily allows you to manage your food intake and calories burned. By purchasing this device, you gain the ability to you call to your personal trainer and access to the page with your daily results. Unfortunately, all this will require an extra weekly or monthly fee. And in fact, on this I should complete their review :( Read More

1. Specifications

Garmin Vivosmart
VS
bodybugg
Wristband
Type
Armband
Berry
Blue
Black
Slate
Purple
Green
Colours
Black
Small 5.0-6.8” Large 6.1-8.7”
Wristband Size
no data
wristband is made of flexible, durable elastomer material
Materials
Armband: ABS, polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyurethane, 304 grade stainless steel Adjustable strap/wing assembly: Nylon,polyester, Lycra (no latex content) or polyisoprene, polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyurethane, silicone
OLED touchscreen
Display
no display
Battery life: up to 7 days
Battery life:
Battery life: up to 7 days
Lithium battery
Battery type:
4 hours
Charge time:
14° to 140°F
Operating temperature:
40° to 140°F
no data
Maximum operating altitude:
no data
Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities.
Water Resistance
The armband is not designed to be used underwater or to come into continuous contact with water. continuous contact with water. Do not immerse the Armband in water.
Price

Garmin Vivosmart

bodybugg

Vivosmart has an OLED display which is activated when you double-tap a finger on the band. We can then read on it the number of steps, distance travelled, calories burned, time and a lot of other information, e.g. From integrated with the band smartphone. Although the band is present in several colors, which are different on the inside of the band. On the outside, it is matt black. Applied rechargeable battery allows for seven days work, which is a very good result for this class of devices. In Vivosmart you will be able to do surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities. Read Full Specs
The Bodybugg is designed to be worn only on the left arm! Applied rechargeable battery allows for 5 -7 days of work, which is a good result for this class of devices. The armband is not designed to be used underwater or to be in continuous contact with water. Do not immerse the armband in water. Read Full Specs

2. Features

2a. Tracking Features

Garmin Vivosmart
VS
bodybugg
yes
Activity & Inactivity
no
yes
Calorie Intake
yes
yes
Calories Burned
yes
yes
Distance
no
no
Elevation/Stairs
no
yes
Steps
yes
yes
Goal Setting
no
yes (optional)
Heart Rate
no
yes
Sleep Quality
no
yes
Sleep Time
no
no
GPS tracking
no

Garmin Vivosmart

bodybugg

Vivosmart is equipped with typical sensors for counting steps, distance travelled, calories burned, and track daily activity. This device allows setting your own goals, achievements, and displays the status of their implementation. The wristband can also be purchased in the extended package that received an HR sensor, which will allow us to more accurately calculate calorie consumption based on your heartrate. Vivosmart also measures the quality of your sleep.
Bodybugg advertise as Bodybugg® calorie management system with typical Accelerometer sensor (3-axis) and sensors for monitoring the number of calories burned during the day. The available applications record your stats and progress. The sensor measures the galvanic skin response electrically conductive skin when you sweat which allows you to determine the intensity of the workout. An additional measurement of skin temperature provides you information as to your body heat.

2b. Other Features

Garmin Vivosmart
VS
bodybugg
yes
Clock
no
no
Alarm
no
no
Barcode Scanner
no
yes
Online Portal
yes (pay subscription)
yes
Reminders
no
yes
Music control
no
yes
Notifications
no
yes
Call notifications
no
The remote function allows you to control your action camera from a distance. Information on your current bike speed from a paired bike speed sensor. Helps locate a lost mobile device that is paired using Bluetooth wireless technology.
Extra non standard
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals View your stats and progress on the web-based nutrition program Galvanic skin response: When you sweat, your skin becomes more electrically conductive. This measurement helps the device understand how active you are. Skin temperature: There’s an electronic thermometer inside your armband that monitors how hot you are. Heat flux: When you move, your muscles produce heat. Your armband measures the heat that’s flowing from your body into the environment.

Garmin Vivosmart

bodybugg

Vivosmart provides training data, but this is not the end of its capabilities during cycling you can control your bike speed with the help of a sensor from which you can download useful information. Of course, the band serves as a typical watch. We will also be informed about the news of our paired smartphone. For athletes who enjoy listening to music during training, the device has been added with the ability to control music in our smartphone. You can also use the camera control on Vivosmart with the VIRB Elite Action camera. Vivosmart will help you to find your smartphone paired with it.
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals.

3. Synchronization & Compatibility

Garmin Vivosmart
VS
bodybugg
yes
iOS Compatibility
no
yes
Android Compatibility
no
no
Windows Phone Compatibility
no
yes
Mac OS X Compatibility
Intel-based Mac 10.5 (Leopard) (32 bit), Intel-based Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard) (64 bit)
yes
Windows Compatibility
WinXP (32 bit), Vista (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 7
Garmin Connect
Compatible Applications
The bodybugg® Calorie Management System

Garmin Vivosmart

bodybugg

Vivosmart is compatible with many smartphone working on iOS or Android. Thanks to the open policy, available Garmin Connect IQ platform allows developers to create applications and services compatible with Garmin wearable for other operating systems.
Available on iOS and Android Application Company Garmin Connect ™ Mobile allows a detailed record of your activity, of meals, and the quality of sleep. By connecting to the Internet, you can share your results with your family and friends, which certainly will further motivate you to continue the effort.
The application is available Bodybugg® Calorie Management System that allows a detailed record of intake and calories. Unfortunately, after the initial free promotional period you need for it to raise additional weekly or monthly fee.

4. The Bottom Line

Garmin Vivosmart
VS
bodybugg
Customer Reviews
• Design
• Waterproof
• A large number of functions
• Work with HR sensor available in the extended package
• Compatible with multiple devices running iOS or Android
• Available for Developers Connect IQ Platform
Pros
• Device from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors"
• Short battery life
Cons
• You could have allergic problems with nickel in the plate that touches your skin
• Expensive monthly membership fee
• No display
• The system freezes many times, especially with Google Chrome
• Poor customer service
• Short battery life
• Inability to swim with the device
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