Vivofit is another Garmin product developed for active people. A characteristic feature of this company is to care about the aesthetics of your product and available on the market with a huge number of interchangeable bands allowing you to customize the look of your device to your liking. Vivofit is available in a version without the optional HR priced at less than $80 and the version of HR monitor for less than $110. 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
wristband is made of flexible, durable elastomer material
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
More than 1 year
Battery life: up to 7 days
Two replaceable CR1632 coin cells
No charging required, replaceable battery
14° to 140°F
40° to 140°F
Maximum operating altitude:
Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities.
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.
Vivofit band has a monochrome LCD display that is always on. On the display, you can see the number of steps, distance travelled, calories burned, time, and other information. Manufacturer of the device provides two bands in different sizes and in the same color. In addition, there are additional interchangeable bands of different designers in a variety of colors and patterns allow giving a unique look to your Vivoifit. Two replaceable batteries allow operation of the device over one year. In Vivofit you will be able to 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
2a. Tracking Features
Activity & Inactivity
Garmin Vivofit equipped with typical sensors for counting steps, distance travelled, calories burned, and track daily activity. This device allows setting your own goals and achievements and shows the status of their implementation. In the expanded package, we will get HR sensor, which will allow us to more accurately calculate calorie consumption based on your heartrate. It 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
yes (pay subscription)
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.
Vivofit also functions as a typical watch.
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
Windows Phone Compatibility
Mac OS X Compatibility
Intel-based Mac 10.5 (Leopard) (32 bit), Intel-based Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard) (64 bit)
WinXP (32 bit), Vista (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 7
The bodybugg® Calorie Management System
Vivofit is compatible with many smartphones working on iOS or Android. Thanks to the open policy is available Garmin Connect IQ platform that 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, meals, 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
• Design; there are bands of independent designers
• Long battery life
• Work with HR sensor available in the extended package
• Compatible with multiple devices running iOS or Android
• Available for Developers Connect IQ Platform
• Device from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors"
• A limited number of functions
• No backlighting
• 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