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Garmin Vivosmart review: Fitness tracking and notifications for less

Chuck La Tournous | Feb. 26, 2015
With the Apple Watch scheduled for an April release, is there still a place in the market for another smartwatch? Garmin's latest entry into the field, the Vivosmart, looks to differentiate itself from Apple's offering by being a fitness tracker with smartphone features, rather than a smartwatch that also happens to track your activity.

Bottom line

With April rapidly approaching, what's a fitness enthusiast with a geek streak to do? Ultimately, it comes down to which proclivity is stronger and what your budget will handle. The Vivosmart is not a smartwatch, nor does it try to be — which is, well, smart. Instead, it offers a solid alternative to Apple's fully geeked out watch: a well-made, comfortable and tremendously useful fitness band with smart features that take great advantage of being paired to your iPhone. If that appeals to you, all those features are yours without the wait and at about half the entry price of the Apple Watch.

 

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