On Friday, Garmin announced a new fitness tracker that features automatic activity detection with Move IQ.
"We're excited to announce vívofit 3 today, a daily activity tracker with one-year battery life and Garmin Move IQ," said Garmin in a blog post on the new wearable. Move IQ "continuously monitors for periods of sustained activity" and automatically responds to activities like walking, running, biking, swimming, and elliptical training. Unlike many other fitness wearables, the Garmin vívofit 3 is designed to be worn 24/7 and comes with a replaceable battery that lasts up to one year. "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 on the new activity tracker. "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."
The new fitness wearable is being announced in conjunction with MWC and will be on display at Garmin's booth at the event. The vívofit 3 works with Garmin's free online fitness community, Garmin Connect. Garmin Connect gets to know users and delivers meaningful insights based off their data to help them reach health and wellness goals," explained Garmin. "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." The vívofit 3 will begin shipping in Q2 2016 and will be bundled with a black, white, or camo band for $99.99. Interchangeable accessory bands will be available in two packs for $29.99 and up.
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