CES 2015: Garmin vivoFit Smartwatches

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The New Year may be only five days old, but Garmin has already introduced two new products to help you keep your fitness-related resolutions. The first is the vivofit 2 activity tracker, a successor to the popular original vivofit that improves on its predecessor with several new features to get you active and healthy. To make sure your stats are visible at all times, night or day, Garmin has outfitted the vivofit 2 with a backlit display. The move bar, which reminds you to stay active throughout the day, has also received an upgrade, in the form of an audible alert, to remind you to get up and go when you spend more than an hour idle. An activity timer allows you to record activities with or without an optional heart-rate monitor, and automatic Bluetooth sync ensures that your vivofit 2’s data makes it onto your compatible Apple or Android smartphone all by itself. The vivofit 2 lasts more than a year before requiring a battery change, and is water resistant to 164' (50 m). To suit every unique style, the Style Collection offers a wide selection of vivofit 2 bands, featuring a leather cuffs, metal bracelets, and a range of brightly colored patterns from designer Jonathan Adler.

Garmin has also brought out an entirely new line-blurring product, called vivoactive, which bridges the gap between fitness trackers and smartwatches. This slim watch’s full-color touchscreen shows you alerts for incoming calls, texts, emails, appointments, and social media notifications, while built-in GPS and sensors track your movement. A slew of built-in apps allow you to track your walking, running, cycling, and swimming stats and a golf app lets you measure your game on any of the 38,000 courses across the world with downloadable course maps. When not in a specific sport-tracking mode, the vivofit functions as an activity tracker, cataloguing your calories burned, steps taken, and sleep patterns, so you can lead a healthier life. Garmin’s Connect IQ store lets you customize your vivoactive even more by downloading watch faces and apps, as well as adding data fields and widgets to your existing apps. A built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to three weeks, or 10 hours with GPS turned on.

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let me know when I can order it. 

This is a brand-new, just-announced product, so while we don't yet have B&H pricing or availability information, Garmin has told us that both devices, including the bands, will be available in the first quarter of 2015. Stay tuned!

Let me know when it will be available

Hi Carolyn!

These are brand-new, just-announced products, so while we don't yet have B&H pricing or availability information, Garmin has told us that both devices, including the bands, will be available in the first quarter of 2015. Stay tuned!

How much is prise

Hi Ari!

Unfortunately we don't have that information yet as this is a brand new item. Please check back for pricing and availability. Thanks!

Interested in availability when launched please.

Hi Ed!

Unfortunately we don't have that information yet as this is a brand new item. Please check back for pricing and availability. Thanks!

Hi Marco!

Unfortunately we don't have that information yet as this is a brand new item. Please check back for pricing and availability. Thanks!

How much this one?

I am looking forward to better understanding the options.

Hi Arline,

Although my information is limited as it's a brand new product, I may still be able to help you out. What in particular would you like to better understand?

No mention of windows compatibility. 

Hi AnselCharles!

I don't have all the specs yet on these brand-new products, but based on my experience with other Garmin wearables, including the previous generation vivofit, these will likely work with Windows. They are also compatible with your smartphone, so you can sync on the go.

please, let me know when it will be availeble. Thxns!

Hi Ramon!

Unfortunately we don't have that information yet as this is a brand new item. Please check back for pricing and availability. Thanks!

availability, price, type of clasp,cost of replacement battery

Hi John,

As these are newly-announced products I don't have exact pricing or availability yet, but Garmin has informed us that that they should be ready to go in the first quarter of this year. 

I'm not sure if there's a technical term for the type of clasp on the vivofit 2, but I've included a picture below where you may be able to see it better. The vivoactive uses a standard buckle-style watch closure.

As for batteries: The vivofit 2 runs on two CR1632 batteries, available from B&H right here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=CR1632&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

Notify when available

Hi Ethel!

Please check back for the vivoactive in the near future...unfortunately I don't have an exact availability date yet. Thanks!

Please notify me when this device available to order.  Thanks.

Hi HNT!

Please check back for the vivoactive in the near future...unfortunately I don't have an exact availability date yet. Thanks!

Interested in availability and price. Thank you.

Hi Suzanne!

These are brand-new, just-announced products, so while we don't yet have B&H pricing or availability information, Garmin has told us that both devices, including the bands, will be available to retailers in the first quarter of 2015. Stay tuned!

please like to know the value of the product CES 2015: Garmin vivoFit Smartwatches.

Hi Jorge!

Please check back for the vivoactive in the near future...unfortunately I don't have any pricing information yet. Thanks!

Keep me posted of the Vivoactive.

Hi Boon!

Please check back for the vivoactive in the near future...unfortunately I don't have an exact availability date yet.

Let me know when vivoactive is available through B&H. Thank you. 

Hi ABN!

The vivoactive is a brand new product, so while we don't yet have B&H pricing or availability information, Garmin has told us that it will be available to retailers in the first quarter of 2015. Stay tuned!

hello bhphoto, I would like to know when this vivofit 2 is available and the price and what comes with it. 

Unfortunately, we do not have this information from Garmin at this time.  You can sign up for more information above.  At the end of the article, there is a form you can fill out with your name and email to receive more information as it becomes available.

Interested in this as compared to my basic Jawbone

id let's ke more information.

Looking forward to this!

Interested specially in the Vivoactive. Let me know when available.

Hi Fernando,

Good news! The vivoactive is available for pre-order right here, along with several colors of accessory bands. You can also sign up to be notified when it comes into stock.