2nd of 2016
Have now used this for 3 days and mostly satisfied, but ..
1. Bad vibration compared to Fitbit HR that I had for 7 months before the reima loosened in liminga and got new as I swapped in this.
Man Hearing It More Than Feeling It: /
Bleed a little better after the update.
2. Poor light on screen even if one turns it on fully.
3. Very good that "all" MLGs come up with it, whether it be Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, Email, Txt MLG, Phone, etc. Also shows weather temp where you are.
Update 30th June 2017
Still having this time and still happy with it ???? Than what I was with Fitbit 1 where reima fell off my partner and cohabitant after half a year!
Have not had any problems with it at all, really a robust cook. Be the application at the time will go really, but do not bother me.
The only thing to draw is now that when you start a session at a time, you can not see the number of steps you've gone or gone! Enjoyed more Fitbitt layout on the mobile app than on Garmin, it's just too big, too many choices and such, hard to sometimes find out without pulling a part.
Thumbs up :)
After a week, it was returned to the store because I felt the band uncomfortable to wear.
Small summary of my experiences;
# Inactivity warning (however so slight vibration that it barely feels)
# Garmin Connect
# Step Counter function
# Pulse measurement, worked poorly regardless of location. During training, it became spikes both up and down.
# Uncomfortable, received marks of sensor
# Can not connect ANT + bands at training
# No smart wake up (a la Jawbone)
I have a Fitbit Charge HR since six months back and thought it might be time to try something new. The thing I value most in a smart bracelet is the daily heart rate tracker feature. Something that has worked very well with Fitbiten, but Garmin also offered water resistance and a larger display, so why not try!
The display is good, it shows clearly what is, even in sunlight. You can also read text messages, emails, and see who is calling if the device is paired with the phone. All this works very well! So you are looking for a smart watch, this can be a good alternative. The rating for smart features are not really 3 stars. Rather 7th
The registration of the pulse is, however deplorable, when I tallied and counted the number of heartbeats over 15 seconds and then multiplied by 4, low unit continuously 15 beats below or above my actual pulse. Even at night, when I had my Fitbit other hand, I could read through the app a difference of 10-15 beats per minute. Compared with the Fitbit since then.
Garmin sends back to the shop and continue with Fitbit to continue.
It is stylish, has flexible menus, comfortable to wear, works well syncing to mobile, but where does it end. The most important function of measuring the pulse it fails!
Right from the beginning I suspected that it showed incorrect pulse periodically, so I had to test it a lot. What I discovered was that it periodically turned completely mad pulse. If I was on a high intensity workouts could from 172 in the pulse of 2 seconds to go down to 54 and stay there for 3 minutes, suddenly go up to 169 and later after 2 minutes jump down to 35. This phenomenon happened time and time again. I tried to fix the problem with the last update, clean the sensor, use it on both the left and right arm, tighten the clock more, ranging o'clock less, do not have any clothes over time, wiping away sweat regularly but nothing helped.
The funny thing was that when a pass / run ended (my arm with the bracelet activity on finished moving intensely) then went pulse is always up.
Contacted Garmin who admitted that they knew about the problem and they asked me to send the clock, and return it to the store where I bought it. I returned it to the store where the take-back said "you are not the first" but required anyway to get a technical track of it. They came back and said they had discovered the same problems that I mentioned.
My recommendation is, buy another activity band!
+ Notifications (I run the iPhone 6)
+ Charges up to 1.5 hours
+ Bright display
- The heart rate monitor