A shocking 63.4 percent of Australia's adult population is now obese or overweight.
And with the upcoming holiday season set to tempt us, we all need to focus on our summer fitness goals.
An activity tracker is a great way to make sure you're keeping in line. With reminders to move and calorie counting, there's no ignoring these handy gadgets.
And whether you're considering buying your first tracker or you've yet to find the right one, we've got you covered.
Here we explain why you should put the Garmin Vivofit 3 at the top of your Christmas wish list!
1. No Charging Necessary
With the new iPhone X offering wireless charging, we could be moving towards a future free from the wires and cables we're currently entangled in.
But wouldn't it be great if there was no need to charge your activity tracker at all?
Well, Garmin has granted your wish. The Vivofit 3 runs on a coin cell battery which lasts for a year and never needs charging.
With this feature, the Vivofit 3 offers a simple solution to a common modern problem. With no need to charge your Vivofit, there's no chance that you'll experience the charging problems that can occur with other trackers.
And, as you never need to plug your Vivofit 3 in, not even to set it up, it'll always be working for you, ready and willing to remind you to get moving.
2. It Covers the Basics and Then Some
While smartwatches have become more advanced, sometimes it's good to take things back to basics.
And the Garmin Vivofit 3 has all the basics covered and then some.
It counts steps, monitors sleep time and quality, and reminds you to move after an hour of activity.
The Vivofit also recognises when you move from one activity to another. You can record your times and performance if you move from a walk to a run without having to switch or set anything.
It's then easy to sync the Vivofit 3 with the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone or computer to see your stats and progression.
But, unlike other basic fitness bands, the Vivofit 3 can also help you check your heart rate. You just need to connect it to any compatible heart rate monitor via Garmin's ANT+ system.
What's more, the Vivofit 3 takes the time to get to know your current fitness and activity level. From there it assigns you an attainable goal to meet for the next day, helping you strive for a healthier lifestyle.
3. Wearable 24/7
Since the Garmin Vivofit 3 is working for you 24/7, you want to be able to wear it anywhere and everywhere.
And, thanks to its lightweight design and interchangeable replacement bands, the Vivofit is perfect for anyone wanting to track their fitness without compromising on style.
It's also water resistant to 5 ATM, or around 50 metres, making it perfect for summer's long beach days ahead. And of course, you won't need to worry about taking it off to shower, unlike some other fitness trackers.
Is the Garmin Vivofit 3 Right for You?
GPS-powered smartwatches can over-complicate fitness tracking with constant interruptions of calls and emails. And other fitness trackers can fall short when it comes to functionality and design.
But, thanks to its intelligent design and ease of use, plus the top-notch Garmin Connect experience, the Garmin Vivofit 3 is the perfect fit for you!
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