There are many famous activity tracker brands in the market such as Garmin, iBitz, Misfit, Jawbone, Fitbit, etc. They all have basic features and outstanding brand features. Today, I will show you the comparison of Fitbit Flex and Garmin Vivofit. They are both on top of the activity tracker best seller. While the Fitbit Flex is the number one in Wristbands, the Garmin Vivofit is the best in Running GPS Units.
First, we can start with the product price. The lowest price to own a Garmin Vivofit fitness band is around $127. The price of purchasing a Fitbit Flex Wireless activity + sleep wristband is lower than the Garmin around $25 to $30.
Second is the product design. The two products have similar dimensions. The Fitbit Flex is 0.6 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches and the Garmin is 0.4 x 0.8 x 0.4 inches. However, the Fitbit Flex is heavier the Garmin at 3 ounces. It weight is 4 ounces. While the Fibit Flex looks like a bracelet, the Garmin bring us the look of a watcher.
Third is the Battery. The Fitbit helps you save money by providing rechargeable battery while the Garmin does not. Nevertheless, the Fitbit flex only give you a week to use it up while the Garmin is up to a year. With Garmin, you do not to worry if the device needs to be charged as often.
Fourth, languages are another important issue. The Fitbit locates people with nine languages while the Garmin supports up to 17 more languages. In other words, you have wider range of languages to choose and use it more clearly and comfortably with Garmin.
Fifth is the measure pace. With advanced technology applied in the tracker, Garmin is successful in analyze what measures pace of users’ workout. This feature is to show how long it takes users to travel one kilometer. The Fitbit does not have this technical included.
Sixth is the Compatible. The Fitbit Flex is compatible with only mobile device. The Garmin can go with both mobile devices and PC, Laptops. Although many people use mobile devices, it is inconvenient of checking information while outside but forgetting the mobile device at home.
Seventh is the tracking of water intake. Water is essential to your health. It is good to drink 1.5 litters to three litter of water per day. People often forget to complete the task. Therefore, it is a good idea to log the water you drink. The Garmin does not have this feature.
In my mind, the Garmin Vivofit features deserve for its price while the Fitbit Flex is somewhat pricey. In a famous comparison website, the Garmin has up to 37 reasons of choosing the Vivofit model and the Fitbit only has seven ones.