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One of the best in its price range
on 16 October 2017
I had some specific requirements for a new tracker.
Tracks multiple activities
Reasonable battery life.
Turns out that some of the leading brands are no good for swimming as they’re not waterproof. This also means that you run the risk of forgetting to put it back on after the shower.
It also turns out that if you want your tracker to know the difference between a walk and a run, you can pay a lot of money for this.
And battery life, well that ranges between a couple of days and a couple of weeks at best. Then you have to take it off to charge and run the risk of forgetting to put it back on. So after a lot of research into trackers which fit my requirements I kept coming back to the vivofit3. It’s a budget friendly tracker with some neat functions. I’m not a fitness fanatic. I run a couple of times a week, swim once in a while and take the kids on bike rides a couple of miles a couple of times a week.
So. It’s waterproof. And has a battery life of around a year. So I never need to take it off for swimming, showering or charging. I do take it off to clean under the strap because eww but I can put it straight back on without it leaving my hands so I don’t forget.
Tracking of different activities is interesting. It usually picks up an activity and logs it in the app after 10 minutes of the activity. It knows when I’m running vs walking. I’ve yet to get it to log any cycling activity without inputting this manually but considering my hands are in a static position I’m not that surprised.
It has decided on occasions that I’m swimming or on a cross trainer so should pick up these activities well if I was actually doing them
The app is good. It syncs with other apps such as the UA apps to collate all of your activity data in one place and it searches your contacts for others who use garmin devices so you can see how friends are doing and vice versa. There are weekly step count challenges based on your step counts so you’re grouped with others on your level and it slowly increases your daily target steps and motivates you with badges within the app.
4* because it misses the mark occasionally on which activity I’m doing and if I was fanatical about fitness this might be an issue. You can change these logs in the app though. Otherwise I love the look and feel of the device and it ticks the boxes for my needs.