Garmin Vivofit 2 Review and Ratings: The Garmin Vivofit 2 is a refinement of last year’s original Vivofit, and it comes with advanced features like improved screen, backlit display, auto sync and activity timing. The move bar has also added the feature of audible notifications, and you don’t have to look at your wrist to know that you need to get moving. Even though the vivofit series may not have all the features and whistles for perfect fitness trackers, Garmin Vivofit 2 is a tradeoff that you want to consider in exchange for what is pretty much endless battery life. Watch the Space below for Garmin Vivofit 2 Review and ratings.

Garmin Vivofit 2 Review

The Garmin Vivofit 2 has some advanced features from the original vivofit to make them more useful right on your wrist. The notable feature in this improvement is that the backlit screen. Just like original Vivofit, it also has only one button, and simple press on the button will activate the backlight. Continous press of the button will enable different screens. Vivo 2 Fitness tracker will show the details of how many steps you need to finish the goal; calories burned on the day, distance walked, date, time and an activity timer. If you want to remove the certain information that you don’t care about, you can disable those feature in the Garmin Connect app. The activity timer will let you do more feature without picking up the phone. Just long press and hold will activate the activity timer. The Garmin Connect feature will help you the sync your data with Garmin account. In Garmin Vivofit 2, you can customize a session later and thereby you can do your workout without fiddle with the app.

While filtering through the different sessions of the Garmin Vivofit 2, you can find activity data set which shows your total active time for the entire day. This advanced feature gives you the overall picture of your day. As the Vivofit 2 is water resistant up to 50 metres, you can use them at the time of swimming. The Gramin Vivofit 2 features the same move bar much like original Vivofit, but this edition has audible alerts. The move bar will remain static on the top of the Vivofit 2 screen. The Single bar will appear after the hour of inactivity, and you will get another bar for every 15 minutes. If it fills the screen, it means you have been completely sedentary for at least 2 hours. You can reset the move bar is by getting up and walk around for a bit.

It will be a good motivator for anyone which wants to make sure that they are not remaining stationary for too long. The most notable improvement in the Vivofit 2 is auto syncing. It will help you to synchronise the data without opening the Garmin connect app. Even though, the app does sync reliably and will show you what to do in a quick glance. It will be beneficial if the Garmin plans on adding the Garmin Connect web interface and user experience on the iPhone and Android apps.

Users can pair Vivofit 2 with the external monitors. If you want year’s worth of battery life, the internal heart rate sensor won’t be an option. It may be a tradeoff, but it is the feature which makes some folks happy to make.  The vivofit 2 does, however, track sleep, and it does it well. You can confirm sleep times, but even if you don’t, the vivofit 2 syncs all your sleep data to Garmin Connect, where you can see the quality of your sleep each night.  Regarding accuracy, there will be no issues with the Garmin tracker.


If you want the GPS, heart rate tracking, then Garmin Vivofit 2 is not the perfect the tracker for you. But, if you want some power-hungry options and other normal fitness trackers feature, then Vivofit 2 is perfect for you.

Full Specifications of Garmin Vivofit 2

The full specifications of Garmin Vivofit 2 are tabled below

Colour Black
Protection Waterproof
Preloaded Software Time, Goal countdown
Dimensions (WxH) 1 in x 0.4 in
Wireless Interface ANT/ANT+, Bluetooth
Min Operating Temperature 14 °F
Max Operating Temperature 140 °F
Run Time (Up To) 12 month(s)
Form Factor CR1632
Product type Fitness monitor
Tracking Data
  • activity
  • calories burned
  • distance
  • heart rate
  • sleep activity
  • steps taken
  • time
Weight 0.9 oz
Wireless Interface Bluetooth, ANT/ANT+