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72 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Garmin deserves praise for being one of the first companies to develop a fitness band that does double-duty as a smartwatch. That said, the device suffers from some uncomfortable ergonomics and an app that offers little in the way of motivation. Meanwhile, the smartwatch-like notifications are not compelling enough to justify the Vivosmart's relatively high price.

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Pros
  • One of the few fitness bands that also acts as a smartwatch
  • Long battery life
  • Adjusts your daily step goal based on recent activity
  • The "move bar" is an effective reminder to get up and walk around
Cons
  • Garmin Connect fitness app still doesn't offer much in the way of motivation
  • Can be uncomfortable to wear after long periods of use
  • Scratches easily
  • Limited smartphone compatibility

Reviews

78
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 5

90
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 3
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Watch-style
Tracking metrics
Motion, Distance, Calories, Sleep
Display
Yes
Type
Tracking metrics
Display
Watch-style
Motion, Distance, Calories, Sleep
Yes

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72 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

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72
 

User Reviews

80
VijayMomaiya
Price too high,it should be low so more people can use it.
100
johnnycanehdian
This this is a great motivational tool! I love the reminders to get up and move...read more
90
zaki67
The application is not as good as fitbit but I love the notifications from the...read more
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