Get a refurbished Garmin Vivosmart HR+ for $130 less than a new unit (warranty included)
Garmin still has a long way to go until it can be taken seriously as an Apple rival in the booming smartwatch market, but when it comes to low-cost activity trackers, the company is certainly a worthy opponent for Fitbit. If you're finding it difficult to choose between the new Garmin Vivosmart 4 and Fitbit Charge 3, another affordable fitness-centric wearable you may want to consider is the Garmin Vivosmart HR+.
way back in the summer of 2016, which is why retailers like Best Buy are no longer stocking it. But you can still purchase it directly from the manufacturer's official US e-store... at an absurdly high $179.99 price. Or you can head over to BuyDig until March 5 and pay a crazy low $49.99 for a refurbished unit in black or "imperial purple."This is quite old, having made its commercial debut
Don't worry, these are listed as "factory refurbished" and "manufacturer refurbished", which means they have been professionally inspected and restored to their full working condition with minimal signs of wear. They're even backed by the same one-year warranty as brand-new devices available through Garmin's website, also qualifying for "fast" free shipping (the same day as your order or the next business day) and 45-day returns.
As for exactly what you're getting in exchange for 50 bucks, let's just say you won't notice anything big missing after looking at this bad boy's comprehensive list of features. We're talking the whole fitness band nine yards, including standalone GPS connectivity, a built-in heart rate monitor, swim-friendly design (water-resistant up to 5 meters), all the smartphone notifications and activity tracking information you could ever need on your wrist, as well as a battery life of up to 5 days.
The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is essentially a less stylish Samsung Galaxy Fit rival with a black-and-white, always-on display... and built-in GPS support. While we still don't know for sure how much the Galaxy Fit is supposed to cost, we're ready to bet it's going to be a lot more than $50.