The Garmin vivofit is a fitness tracker and a piece of wearable technology that can help rugby players with their day-to-day conditioning

Rugby players love their training kit and tech, so they’ll be interested in Garmin’s new vivofit, a stylish new fitness tracker that would not look too shabby on your wrist. 

The US company have previous when it comes to producing data tracking hardware whether it’s the GPS-packing Edge cycling computers or Forerunner running watches. With the vivofit Garmin is leaving out the GPS and concentrating on counting steps, distance, calories burned and sleep and helping users make more step-by-step improvements to their day-to-day lives. For athletes, this data is vital to keep track of their activity levels in-between training sessions. As for comfort, it’s light and durable and a breeze to wear all day and night, even after a hard workout. 

Other nifty features include an easy-to-read screen and a colourful, durable rubber construction. It weighs just 25.5g and has nifty little touches like giving you a little reminder if you’ve been inactive for an hour. One other plus is a huge battery life. It’s also waterproof so you can wear it in the shower or going swimming.

If you want to see all this data in one place, you can always connect on the computer or on the Garmin Connect Smartphone App which can be found on Android or iOS.

Key features include;

  • Waterproof to 50m
  • Easy-to-read screen
  • Accelerometer
  • Personalised step goals keep you motivated
  • Year-long battery life

The Garmin Vivofit costs £99. For more information click here