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Garmin Vivofit fitness band & watch with long life battery

Techstination feature for Thursday, April 17, 2014

A fitness band that doesn’t need charging.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.      There are some great wearable fitness products on the market these days.   They help you keep track of your activity levels and keep you motivated.   But with most of them, you have remember to keep them charged up.   Not so with the Vivofit from Garmin.   It is slightly larger than some other bands…but its replaceable battery can last a year or more.    Garmin’s Amy Johnson…

“The always on display displays the time of day, the date.  It is heart rate monitor compatible.  Your steps, your steps to your goal, because Vivofit sets personalized daily goals for all of its users.  And then your distance and calories burned.”

It does sleep tracking too and can sync with PCs or smartphones.  The Vivofit sells for about 130 dollars or with a heart rate monitor for forty dollars more.   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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