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
Jawbone UP2 is the newest wristband based on the previous model UP24. Since that time, Jawbone has consolidated its nomenclature and new models are called UP2, UP3, and UP4. Latest UP2 band has all the features of its predecessor U24. The biggest change occurred in the appearance of the band, which is considerably smaller than its predecessor is, and its style has been adapted to the new style of other bands proposed by Jawbone. The good news is that although the new band starting price was higher, now it is below $100. It also forced the price drop of the old bands, which can now be purchased for under $80. Read More
wrist sizes ranging 140mm–190mm
wristband is made of flexible, durable elastomer material
Medical-grade hypoallergenic TPU rubber
Anodized aluminum with less than 0.5% nickel
Three single color LEDs: Blue for sleep, orange for activity, and white for notifications
More than 1 year
Two replaceable CR1632 coin cells
Lithium-Ion Polymer, 38 mAh Battery
No charging required, replaceable battery
14° to 140°F
Maximum operating altitude:
Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities.
Splash-proof, splash-resistant, so no need to worry about rain, sweat from a hard workout or getting wet in the shower. Just don't submerge it.
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 UP2 is equipped with single color LEDs: Blue for sleep, orange for activity, and white for notifications. UP2 is only available in two colors. Applied rechargeable battery allows for seven days work, which is a very good result for this class of devices. Unfortunately, despite the basic water resistance, the device cannot be used while swimming. 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.
UP2 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 displays the status of their implementation. UP2 also measures the quality of your sleep.
2b. Other Features
Vivofit also functions as a typical watch.
UP2 also has a barcode scanner combined with an extensive database of food that allows you to quickly enter data to calculate the calories consumed.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
Windows Phone Compatibility
Mac OS X Compatibility
UP by Jawbone™
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.
UP2 is compatible with many smartphones working on iOS or Android. Available on these devices, UP by Jawbone Software ™ allows a detailed record of your activity, of meals, quality of sleep. While the Internet can encourage the community members to share their results with family friends which certainly further motivate you to continue the effort.
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
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
• Works with many applications
• A limited number of functions
• No backlighting
• Inability to swim with the device
• No display of information
• Short battery life