A little over a year ago I switched from the FitBit ecosystem to the Garmin one when I traded in my ChargeHR for a VivoactiveHR, reviewed here. I made many compromises when I made the move to pick up a lot of additional capabilities, but now that the FitBit Ionic is on the horizon it may be time to re-evaluate that equation to see if it still balances out. Continue reading Fitbit Ionic May Be Ugly, But Will It Make Me Leave Garmin Anway?
I’ve had the pleasure of spending the last couple of weeks replacing my FitBit Charge HR with a new Garmin Vivoactive HR. While the Charge HR suited most of my needs it wasn’t quite 100% of the way there. I still needed a GPS watch for runs, which I could have accomplished by staying in the FitBit universe with the Surge though. I also wanted to start tracking swimming, which the Surge wouldn’t have accomplished. But would I be trading one set of problems for another? Here’s the good, not-so-good, bad, and ugly of my experiences with the Vivoactive HR.