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Garmin Vivoactive HR

AmirA1027 6 10 April 19, 2016 at 12:44 PM
Hey everyone! I think this is my first time posting on here. I am looking at purchasing 3-4 Garmin Vivoactive Watches for my family to set out some healthy lifestyle changes and to challenge one another. bounce

The issue is I dont want to for out $1000 greenbacks for 4 watches. I am hoping to find discounts via coupons or other possible avenues. I figured the Slickdeal forum would know of some great options or ideas!

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Why? I mean, for what reason do you need a Garmin Vivoactive specifically? What changes are you trying to make?
I'm a fitness trainer and am by no mean trying to dissuade you from using fitness watches or instill healthy values in your family, I'm just legitimately asking what drives you to specifically purchase these watches over something else?
I'll be actively replying, Thanks!
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Why? I mean, for what reason do you need a Garmin Vivoactive specifically? What changes are you trying to make?
I'm a fitness trainer and am by no mean trying to dissuade you from using fitness watches or instill healthy values in your family, I'm just legitimately asking what drives you to specifically purchase these watches over something else?
I'll be actively replying, Thanks!
Because that watch is going to be the best one on the market for sure 100% guaranty, without any doubts... Color, Garmin connect, wrist GPS, smart, very affordable, can change bracelet (wooo), it looks awesome! Fitbit Surge can go back do their homework...
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Why? I mean, for what reason do you need a Garmin Vivoactive specifically? What changes are you trying to make?
I'm a fitness trainer and am by no mean trying to dissuade you from using fitness watches or instill healthy values in your family, I'm just legitimately asking what drives you to specifically purchase these watches over something else?
I'll be actively replying, Thanks!
I don't need it personally as I have my own things I enjoy. Plus who can work out when they are in graduate school and work two jobs (one being fulltime). It's to help my family stay motivated and encourage one another to continue to stay active. We all live in different states so using the tech to compare is pretty cool. My sister is the primary person who needs it. I do MMA/Jits/Kickboxing/Judo though I am nursing a partial tear right now :/.

That being said she specifically wants it since it can be worn while she swims, links to myfitnesspal, and they tend to be better quality w/ gps for outdoors stuff.
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I can get you down to $900 for 4. Maybe somebody else can find you a better deal. DC Rainmaker's fitness gadget review site has a link to a 10% off code at clevertraining.com. You can find the code here: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/clever-training-vip

For those who want to know more about the watch, DC Rainmaker has one of the better previews that I've seen: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/0...ofit3.html
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That being said she specifically wants it since it can be worn while she swims, links to myfitnesspal, and they tend to be better quality w/ gps for outdoors stuff.
This is exactly why I asked Wink So basically, the waterproof aspect and GPS are the real winners for Garmin. In fact, depending on which model you get, there are actually a few cheaper options that even include a barometric altimeter rather than just the GPS-based one.

I swim A LOT and when looking at these watches it seems like a no brainer. That being said, for something a LITTLE more expensive (depending on the sale), you can get something like the Garmin Fenix 3 or Garmin ForeRunner 920XT for the same price.

Granted, you need 4 of them, but depending on what specifically you are looking for (especially if it's just comparing MyFitnessPal across the 4 devices) you can actually get away with something as simple as a FitBit for those who aren't going to be swimming, and then "upgrade" them for Christmas when there's a demonstrated need for the new model (plus you get to plan WAY ahead for presents by buying when the best sales hit around October/November). Not to mention, Dick's Sporting Goods regularly discounts Garmin watches by a few hundred dollars every other month (920XT was down to $329 last month which would make it the best choice - Despite being two years old it's a powerhouse and the best consistent tracker across all activities).

So decide what you want to do for your family, but if you don't NEED to all have the same thing to compare results, then why not be a true SDer and buy cheapest? Like I said, if it's just about instilling confidence and motivation, LIVESTRONG bracelets [used to] do the same thing haha. Like every decision, it's about what your values are. If you need to have a complete family unit all wearing the same jumpers, then do it. If the actual goal is just to motivate and track across the same app, just be sure that you get devices that can do that, but it doesn't have to be the latest model just because it's the latest model. Ya know?
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This is exactly why I asked Wink So basically, the waterproof aspect and GPS are the real winners for Garmin. In fact, depending on which model you get, there are actually a few cheaper options that even include a barometric altimeter rather than just the GPS-based one.

I swim A LOT and when looking at these watches it seems like a no brainer. That being said, for something a LITTLE more expensive (depending on the sale), you can get something like the Garmin Fenix 3 or Garmin ForeRunner 920XT for the same price.

Granted, you need 4 of them, but depending on what specifically you are looking for (especially if it's just comparing MyFitnessPal across the 4 devices) you can actually get away with something as simple as a FitBit for those who aren't going to be swimming, and then "upgrade" them for Christmas when there's a demonstrated need for the new model (plus you get to plan WAY ahead for presents by buying when the best sales hit around October/November). Not to mention, Dick's Sporting Goods regularly discounts Garmin watches by a few hundred dollars every other month (920XT was down to $329 last month which would make it the best choice - Despite being two years old it's a powerhouse and the best consistent tracker across all activities).

So decide what you want to do for your family, but if you don't NEED to all have the same thing to compare results, then why not be a true SDer and buy cheapest? Like I said, if it's just about instilling confidence and motivation, LIVESTRONG bracelets [used to] do the same thing haha. Like every decision, it's about what your values are. If you need to have a complete family unit all wearing the same jumpers, then do it. If the actual goal is just to motivate and track across the same app, just be sure that you get devices that can do that, but it doesn't have to be the latest model just because it's the latest model. Ya know?
Edit: Also, just confirmed, the HR does have a barometric altimeter but the swimming modes suck compared to the 920xt.
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Edit: Also, just confirmed, the HR does have a barometric altimeter but the swimming modes suck compared to the 920xt.
The three watches I recommend you look at and really weigh the differences between them and a FitBit
http://www.dcrainmaker.com/produc...99#results
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This is exactly why I asked http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/wink.gif So basically, the waterproof aspect and GPS are the real winners for Garmin. In fact, depending on which model you get, there are actually a few cheaper options that even include a barometric altimeter rather than just the GPS-based one.

I swim A LOT and when looking at these watches it seems like a no brainer. That being said, for something a LITTLE more expensive (depending on the sale), you can get something like the Garmin Fenix 3 or Garmin ForeRunner 920XT for the same price.

Granted, you need 4 of them, but depending on what specifically you are looking for (especially if it's just comparing MyFitnessPal across the 4 devices) you can actually get away with something as simple as a FitBit for those who aren't going to be swimming, and then "upgrade" them for Christmas when there's a demonstrated need for the new model (plus you get to plan WAY ahead for presents by buying when the best sales hit around October/November). Not to mention, Dick's Sporting Goods regularly discounts Garmin watches by a few hundred dollars every other month (920XT was down to $329 last month which would make it the best choice - Despite being two years old it's a powerhouse and the best consistent tracker across all activities).

So decide what you want to do for your family, but if you don't NEED to all have the same thing to compare results, then why not be a true SDer and buy cheapest? Like I said, if it's just about instilling confidence and motivation, LIVESTRONG bracelets [used to] do the same thing haha. Like every decision, it's about what your values are. If you need to have a complete family unit all wearing the same jumpers, then do it. If the actual goal is just to motivate and track across the same app, just be sure that you get devices that can do that, but it doesn't have to be the latest model just because it's the latest model. Ya know?
Excellent point and very valued comment. Thank you for your reply. I am a bit lost in the world of fitness trackers. I am fairly certain I would use it for circuit training and other things.

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The three watches I recommend you look at and really weigh the differences between them and a FitBit
http://www.dcrainmaker.com/produc...99#results [dcrainmaker.com]
Thank you I will also look into these as well. I am not sold on anything in particular however to make my sister happy is the most important thing.
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Last edited by AmirA1027 April 20, 2016 at 07:33 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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Happy to help! Yeah, as a trainer its all about motivation. All the fitness watches in the world won't burn more calories (unless they weigh 30lbs ;-) ), but if it takes "Team Garmin Smart Watch" to motivate, flex your wallet and get breathing!
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