Garmin announces Vivofit 2, stylish new accessory lineup

Garmin announces Vivofit 2, Style Collection accessory line
By Joseph Keller on 5 Jan 2015 09:39 am

At CES 2015 Garmin has announced the successor to their Vivofit activity tracker, the Vivofit 2. The company has also announced the Style Collection, accessories for the Vivofit. Garmin also announced a new partnership with designer Johnathan Adler to create accessories for both the Vivofit 2 and the original Vivofit. The Vivofit 2 includes new features such as audible alerts, and more.

The Vivofit 2 is made for constant activity and continued use. Garmin claims that it features a one-year battery life, as well as water resistance up to 50 meters. The device can also be paired with a compatible heart rate monitor to track heart rate and zone data. It connects to your smartphone with the Garmin Connect mobile app. While you can accessorize it with the Style Collection, the Vivofit 2 comes in four colors: black, white, navy, and pink.

Garmin expects the device to ship in the first quarter of 2015, with no specific date set at this time. It will cost $129.99 on its own, though Garmin will also sell a Vivofit 2/heart rate monitor bundle in black or white for $169.99. If you want to bundle one of the new Jonathan Adler bands with the Vivofit 2, that will run you $139.99, while a three-pack of the accessories is expected to cost $39.99.

Press release:

Garmin® Announces vívofit® 2 and the Style Collection – An Activity Tracker with Interchangeable Design Options to Stay Fashionably Active

Monday, January 5, 2015 8:00 am CST

Garmin® Announces vívofit® 2 and the Style Collection – An Activity Tracker with Interchangeable Design Options to Stay Fashionably Active

Monday, January 5, 2015 8:00 am CST Dateline: OLATHE, Kan. EmailPDFPrintRSS Public Company Information: NASDAQ:GRMNKYG372601099 "Vívofit 2 removes all obstacles holding you back from establishing healthy habits" OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced vívofit 2 and the Style Collection – adding features to the company's popular daily activity tracker, and a line of interchangeable accessory bands to help users stay active no matter the occasion. Vívofit 2's new features help users develop lifelong healthy habits. In addition to the visual move bar on its always-on display, vívofit 2 also features audible alerts that remind users when it's time to get up and move. An activity timer allows users to track and analyze individual workouts, and a newly added backlight provides better visibility in the dark. To satisfy a wide variety of fashion preferences, vívofit 2 can be accessorized with interchangeable design options. The Style Collection includes chic and classic looks from the Signature Series made from premium materials, such as leather and stainless steel1.

Vívofit 2 is being showcased with the wide-ranging line of purpose-built Garmin wearables in the Garmin booth (South Hall 4 #35811) at this year's CES.

"Vívofit 2 removes all obstacles holding you back from establishing healthy habits," said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. "Designed to be with you 24/7 with features including one-year battery life, audible move bar alert, always-on display with backlight and fashionable band options from the Style Collection, vívofit 2 keeps you motivated wherever you go."

Vívofit 2 encourages users to be consistently active and can be worn 24/7. It features one-year battery life and is water-resistant to 50 meters3, so users rarely ever have to take it off. Vívofit 2 monitors progress all day, setting a personalized daily step goal and sending a gentle reminder when users have been inactive too long by displaying a red move bar and sounding an alert. Research shows prolonged periods of inactivity, such as sitting at a desk, decreases the body's production of fat-burning enzymes. Walking for a few minutes will reset the move bar and can help reduce health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. The always-on display shows steps, calories, distance, time of day and features a backlight so users can easily check their stats day or night. During a workout users can pair vívofit 2 with a compatible heart rate monitor2 to track heart rate and zone data, or use its stopwatch feature to record timed activities with or without a heart rate monitor.

Throughout the day vívofit 2 automatically syncs with paired mobile devices4 through the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app, so users can see a complete picture of daily activities. In Garmin Connect, a free online fitness community, users can track sleep patterns and trends, join online challenges and earn virtual badges for extra motivation. For detailed calorie tracking users can link their Garmin Connect account with MyFitnessPal® to compare calories burned to consumed and see their net count for the remainder of the day based on goals set in MyFitnessPal.

Accessorize vívofit 2 with interchangeable bands in an array of bold and neutral colors, or dress it up with the Style Collection's Signature Series line. Keeping users on trend while they work toward fitness goals, the Signature Series features an assortment of fashionable designs for women and men made from premium materials, including leather and stainless steel, with a variety of finishes to complement any outfit. The Signature Series will offer additional bands available for vívofit users.

Vívofit 2 will be available in black, white, navy and pink. It will begin shipping in Q1 and will have a suggested retail price of $129.99 and $169.99 (black or white heart rate monitor bundle).

Three-pack colored accessory bands will be available in neutral (black, slate and white), downtown (burgundy, slate and navy), active (red, blue and green), serenity (mint, cloud, lilac), and energy (canary, pink and violet) for a suggested retail price of $24.99.

Vívofit 2 is the latest from Garmin's expanding fitness segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users' lives and promotes healthy and active lifestyles. Whether it's running, cycling, or other athletic pursuits, Garmin fitness devices are becoming essential tools for athletes both amateur and elite. For more about features, pricing and availability, as well as information about other Garmin fitness products and services, go to http://www.connectedly.com/e?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fclick-7385956-12469246-1452185283000%3Fsid%3DUUswUdUnU2021%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.garmin.com%252Fen-US%252Fexplore%252Fintosports%26ourl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.garmin.com%252Fen-US%252Fexplore%252Fintosports&token=XqXfa4Kh www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.

1 Accessory bands sold separately.

2 Included with some models, sold separately on others.

3 Water rating 5 ATM (50m). For more information, see http://www.connectedly.com/e?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fclick-7385956-12469246-1452185283000%3Fsid%3DUUswUdUnU2021%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252FGarmin.com%252Fwaterrating.&token=uFeIlm4l

4 See http://www.connectedly.com/e?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fclick-7385956-12469246-1452185283000%3Fsid%3DUUswUdUnU2021%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252FGarmin.com%252FBLE&token=Sw5Ks6MP for a list of compatible phones.

Garmin® Announces Partnership with Jonathan Adler; Introduces Line of vívofit® Accessory Bands

Monday, January 5, 2015 8:00 am CST

OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced a partnership with renowned potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler, introducing a collection of chic, pattern-printed accessory bands for the company's popular daily activity tracker vívofit and the newly announced vívofit 2. By bringing the impeccable craftsmanship and modern style of the designer's lifestyle brand to the vívofit family, the Jonathan Adler + Garmin line keeps users on trend while they develop lifelong healthy habits.

Jonathan Adler + Garmin designs are being showcased with the wide-ranging line of purpose-built Garmin wearables in the Garmin booth (South Hall 4 #35811) at this year's CES.

"Jonathan Adler + Garmin combines fashion with purpose-built wearables, so users never have to choose between personal style and trusted technology," said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. "We're very excited to partner with Jonathan Adler, who shares our passion for innovation and commitment to enhancing people's lives, to bring his iconic designs to the vívofit family's easily interchangeable accessory bands."

"Potters may not have a reputation for unbridled athleticism, but I confess: I'm a fitness fanatic. As a designer, I was thrilled to work with Garmin to add some of my favorite colors and patterns to the vívofit and vívofit 2 accessory bands. As a gym-goer, I'm thrilled to take my fitness to the next level with Garmin's activity trackers," said Jonathan Adler.

Featuring several of Jonathan Adler's signature patterns, the line will have a variety of interchangeable designs available for vívofit 2 as well as vívofit, helping users stay active no matter the occasion. Designed to be worn 24/7, vívofit 2 features one-year battery life and is water resistant1, so users rarely ever have to take it off. In addition to a visual move bar on its always-on display, vívofit 2 features audible alerts that remind users when it's time to get up and move. It monitors progress all day long tracking steps, calories, distance, sleep, and features a newly added backlight so users can easily check their stats day or night. During a workout users can pair vívofit 2 with a compatible heart rate monitor2 to track heart rate and zone data, or use its stopwatch feature to record timed activities with or without a heart rate monitor.

Throughout the day vívofit 2 automatically syncs with paired mobile devices3 through the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app, so users can see a complete picture of daily activities. In Garmin Connect, a free online fitness community, users can track sleep patterns and trends, join online challenges and earn virtual badges for extra motivation. For detailed calorie tracking users can link their Garmin Connect account with MyFitnessPal® to compare calories burned to consumed and see their net count for the remainder of the day based on goals set in MyFitnessPal.

Shipping in Q1, Jonathan Adler + Garmin bands will be available bundled with vívofit 2 for a suggested retail price of $139.99, and as three-pack accessory bundles for vívofit 2 and vívofit for $39.99.

Jonathan Adler + Garmin and vívofit 2 are the latest from Garmin's expanding fitness segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users' lives and promotes healthy and active lifestyles. Whether it's running, cycling, or other athletic pursuits, Garmin fitness devices are becoming essential tools for athletes both amateur and elite. For more about features, pricing and availability, as well as information about other Garmin fitness products and services, go to http://www.connectedly.com/e?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fclick-7385956-12469246-1452185283000%3Fsid%3DUUswUdUnU2021%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.garmin.com%252Fen-US%252Fexplore%252Fintosports%26ourl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.garmin.com%252Fen-US%252Fexplore%252Fintosports&token=XqXfa4Kh www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.

1 Water rating 5 ATM (50m). For more information, see http://www.connectedly.com/e?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fclick-7385956-12469246-1452185283000%3Fsid%3DUUswUdUnU2021%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252FGarmin.com%252Fwaterrating.&token=uFeIlm4l

2 Included with some models, sold separately on others.

3 See http://www.connectedly.com/e?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fclick-7385956-12469246-1452185283000%3Fsid%3DUUswUdUnU2021%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252FGarmin.com%252FBLE&token=Sw5Ks6MP for a list of compatible phones.