Garmin Vivofit – Quest for Raw Data

I’ve been trying like hell to get the most fundamental data possible from the Garmin Vivofit. I have had the device for about ten days and finally made some headway in the are of sleep data.

The device does not automatically detect sleep and I don’t want to have to push the button to initiate sleep mode. I just discovered that I can easily identify my sleep times by reviewing sleep on connect.garmin.com. I entered a default of 2:00 AM to 9:00 AM when I initially set up the device. I went back through each night since I started wearing the device and adjusted my sleep times. In some cases, I wasn’t sure of the time, so I just made an edit to include an umbrella of time, like 9:00 PM to 11:00 AM. And then I could see when the lower activity associated with my sleep started and stopped. Hovering over the line will show the exact time. After doing this, I exported the data for all ten days and calculated an average (which the Garmin Connect site does not do apparently).

More to come in other areas like heart rate…

Link to dcrainmaker.com – Greate product reviews in the realm of sports and activity tracking.

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