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Garmin Announced Vivofit 3

Garmin International Inc today announced vívofit 3, a daily activity tracker1 with one-year battery life and Garmin Move IQ. Building on the company’s popular activity tracker, the vívofit 3 adds new features, including Move IQ auto activity detection and intensity minutes2. Capturing activities such as walking, running, biking, swimming and elliptical training, the vívofit 3 keeps up with users throughout the entire day. Designed for 24/7 wearability, it is water resistant to 50 meters, has one-year battery life and can be personalized with an array of colorful interchangeable accessory bands, designs from the Garmin Style Collection and new styles from the Jonathan Adler + Garmin line. The vívofit 3 is being announced in conjunction with Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will be showcased at the Garmin booth #CS 90.

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“Once again our vívofit has set itself apart from the pack as a leader in helping users develop lifelong healthy habits with its latest edition, the vívofit 3,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Key features including one-year battery life, water resistance and our move bar are paired with exciting new developments like Move IQ to offer a full package to people wanting to take a step toward a healthier lifestyle.”

With Move IQ, a new feature that continuously monitors for periods of sustained activity, the vívofit 3 automatically recognizes walking, running, biking, swimming and elliptical training. By accessing Garmin Connect™, a free online fitness community that the vívofit 3 automatically syncs to throughout the day3, users will be able to analyze a complete picture of daily activities in a convenient Timeline view. They can also track sleep patterns and trends, join online challenges to compete against friends and earn virtual badges.

Garmin Connect gets to know users and delivers meaningful insights based off their data to help them reach health and wellness goals. Smart wellness insights provide cues to help users reach personalized daily goals set by vívofit 3 based on their current activity levels, shout-outs when milestones have been met and relevant healthy tips from experts. Insights also show users how they are doing in comparison to people like them for extra motivation.

The vívofit 3 features a backlit display that shows steps, calories, distance, intensity minutes and time of day. Its move bar with audible alert reminds users when they have been inactive too long. A couple minutes of activity will reset the move bar, keeping users motivated to stay continuously active during their day which can help counter the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Water resistant to 50 meters and featuring a user replaceable battery that lasts up to one year, users rarely ever have to take off their vívofit 3.

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