Fitness bands are the hot favorite accessories in the tech world right now. While various fitness bands like Jawbone UP, Nike Fuelband SE and Razer Nabu are not available in India through official channels, Garmin vivofit becomes the first ever fitness band/gadget to launch in India. It comes with a host of exclusive features like an year long battery life, water resistance, calorie and sleep tracking. It is a Flipkart exclusive. Read on for features, pricing and availability details.
“Garmin has been providing fitness monitoring devices for over a decade, and with vívofit we say hello to the fitness band that knows your potential,” said Tony An, Sales and Marketing Director, Garmin Corporation. “Being able to monitor the quality of rest after retiring for the night, being challenged by personalized daily goals and doing so without having to charge it every few days, makes vívofit a fitness band that should be on everyone’s wrist.”
Commenting on this partnership, Michael Adnani, VP – Retail & Head – Brand Alliances, Flipkart said “Flipkart is a preferred partner for leading global and domestic brands to reach out to a wide range of customers in India. With this partnership, we are introducing an innovative fitness product for the first time in India. This is an extension of our commitment to bring world-class fitness products for our customers backed by our superior service.”
Personalized Daily Goals
vívofit learns your current activity level, then assigns an attainable daily goal. As you meet your milestones, vívofit will adjust your goal for the next day, gradually nudging you toward a healthier lifestyle. You can earn virtual badges and view your progress.
Tells Time and “Time to Move”
Research shows prolonged periods of inactivity such as sitting at a desk decreases your body’s production of fat-burning enzymes. You can reverse that effect by taking frequent, short walk breaks throughout your day. And while you might lose track of time and forget to move, vívofit knows. A red move bar appears on the display after 1 hour of inactivity and builds when you’ve been sitting too long. Just walk for a couple of minutes to reset the move bar.
vívofit has additional features to keep you motivated. Use a heart rate monitor¹ with vívofit to record your heart rate and zone data and get more accurate calorie burn information for any fitness activity, such as a run or a cardio class at the gym. You can join online challenges with other vívofit users.
vívofit follows your progress 24/7, and it can stay on for more than a year without a battery change. Set the sleep mode when you go to bed and vívofit will monitor your rest. You can see your total sleep hours as well as periods of movement and restful sleep. The vívofit band is water-resistant too.
With the touch of one button, you can wirelessly sync vívofit with Garmin Connect to see a complete picture of your progress, join online challenges and earn virtual badges for extra motivation. You can access the information on Garmin Connect™ Mobile app.
Vívofit will be exclusively available on Flipkart at a Rs. 9990, in black and slate colors, both in small and large sizes that come in the box. Customers can also purchase purple, teal and blue color belts.