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Garmin vivoactive fitness tracker review

Garmin's vivoactive offers built-in GPS, up to three weeks battery life, and custom apps for the sports you enjoy most.

You can take the vivoactive wherever you go, including swimming and in the shower. Wear it to bed and the vivoactive will also monitor and track your sleep quality. With custom apps, great battery life, lots of color options, and much more, there's a lot to like about the Garmin vivoactive. I've been using the vivoactive for a few weeks now and while I'm mostly impressed, with a price tag of $250, it's definitely not the fitness tracker for everyone.

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Garmin vivofit 2 fitness tracker review

The Garmin vivofit 2 lets you track steps, calories, distance, and more right on your wrist without having to charge it for an entire year.

The vivofit 2 is a refinement of last year's original vivofit and brings with it an improved screen with a backlit display, activity timing, and auto sync. The move bar has also added audible notifications so you don't have to look at your wrist to know you need to get moving. While the vivofit series may not have all the bells and whistles of other fitness trackers, it's a tradeoff some folks may want to consider in exchange for what is pretty much endless battery life.

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Garmin vivosmart fitness tracker review

Garmin's next generation fitness tracker trades in a year's worth of battery life for notifications, a slimmer design, music controls, and more.

For some, the trade-off is a no brainer, for others, not so much.

Once you put on the Garmin vivosmart, all you have to do is link it up with the Garmin Connect app on your iPhone. Once that's done you can not only set goals and view activity right on your wrist, you can also view notifications from your iPhone, receive inactive alerts, and lots more. But all of that matters little if the hardware and software don't do their job. The results? Let's find out!

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Garmin talks VivoFit 2, personal bands, and Connect IQ

There are fitness trackers, and then there are Fitness Trackers. It's fair to say the folks at Garmin know a thing or two about fitness tracking, since they've been making GPS watches since 2003. Their most recent efforts demonstrate clearly how much time they have had to perfect adding complex parts to their watches, if for no other reason than the battery life on these products is just outstanding. The Garmin VivoFit promised a year of battery life on a single charge, and it's successor is taking that same bold claim and adding a bit of style.

CES for Garmin this year means showing off the entire collection, which includes everything from the $130 VivoFit 2 to the $500 fēnix 3. The VivoFit 2 is going to work its way into several different band designs to suit your needs, and with Connect IQ acting as a developer kit Garmin hopes third party support will make these wearables even more useful. They're simple, stylish, and the battery life alone is worth giving Garmin's wearable efforts a serious look.

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Garmin Pilot lets aviators wirelessly tap into avionics with mobile devices

Garmin today announced an update for its GTN touchscreen avionics to further empower pilots with easy access to important data. The company will be adding wireless connectivity between select Garmin avionics and its Pilot app on iOS and Android hardware. When everything is set up and ready to go, its solutions will be able to share weather, traffic, GPS information, SiriusXM Aviation weather and SiriusXM satellite radio with mobile devices operating Garmin Pilot. Garmin is essentially transforming mobile devices into cockpit data hubs.

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New and updated apps: Viago, Vesper, Fruit Ninja and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a new navigation app from Garmin, game updates, a major update to Ember for Mac and more!

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Garmin launches Viago, a new navigation experience at an affordable price

Garmin is a household favorite when it comes to turn-by-turn navigation and has enjoyed continued success with its StreetPilot software, which goes for $30 (or more). Since we're in a more advanced world regarding smartphone technology and components, the company has unveiled Viago, a new app for both Android and iPhones that attempts to bridge the price gap between the premium tag and what consumers usually spend on app stores.

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Garmin vivofit review

The vivofit by Garmin is a fitness tracker that not only tracks distance, calories burned, and steps — it lasts on one charge for an entire year. Slap it on your wrist and never worry about charging it. But are the features and functionality a match for the awesome battery life? Let's see!

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Garmin's pricey HUD moves turn by turn directions from iPhone to windshield

When it comes to getting from point A to point B in your car, it's nice to have a phone that knows the way. Garmin, the maker of GPS systems and mapping software, has developed a new Bluetooth accessory that should make it easier to get there: the HUD (short for Heads Up Display). Coming in September, the HUD works with iOS, Android and Window Phone 8 devices alike and gives your automobile a taste of jet fighter technology.

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