First…once again, I am not being paid for this review. I was allowed to borrow a VivoFit and Fitbit Flex from Verizon to experience their wearable technology, and I chose the two devices I have been debating buying for over a year!
Here’s what I thought originally…..
Technology: I have no need for another device that tells me that someone is calling me, or that I’ve received an email.So the upgraded versions from both companies aren’t enticing to me.
Daily Steps: With a desk job I knew I wasn’t moving much, but having the encouragement to hit the daily goal was helpful. I think it will especially help next winter when I no longer want to walk outside (it sure is easy right now with the decent weather!)
Fitness Classes: None of the classes I took during my ClassPass trial showed up on either device. Yoga Sculpt gives me about 3 active minutes according to Fitbit. And doesn’t make a huge difference in steps.
Calories Burned: The numbers were similar, but slightly different. I really don’t trust them.
Which would I buy? Fitbit Flex. The silent alarm got me. I wear a watch regularly so I don’t NEED the clock on the VivoFit (although I still do like the option). And I will still wear my Garmin 910 XT when running/swimming/biking.
Now if Garmin comes out with a device that does daily tracking, alarm, and swim/bike/run, I’ll buy it (dollars permitting). But I don’t think technology is quite there yet.
What wearable technology do you have / debate buying?