Getting Fit With Garmin

Holidays? Fun. Family? A blast! The food? SO GOOD.

The weight? Eh, I’ll pass.

It’s been about 5 or 6 months that I’ve been working out in the morning with Braun (ok, not EVERY morning) and I gotta admit, I love it so much more than I thought I would!

VIVOFIFT® Jr. 2 | fēnix® 5S PLUS

I now have a larger backside (for my scrawny body, thats a good thing!!) my pants fit a little bit tighter, and I’ve discovered that I’m competitive. Like, unhealthy competitive. Haha!

Not only are Braun and I working out, but my sister goes, Layla goes, and a few of our friends do as well. (Not all at the same place or time, but its always the same workout everywhere and we compare after!) They give you points every time you hit your target heart rate and we don’t let each other suck. Guys…we are all monsters. I think whoever came up with this is a genius because not only do we get a killer workout in, but we don’t mind the hard work because we just want to beat each other!


One thing that makes this super easy is my Garmin Smartwatch. I was worried about getting a “healthy” watch because the ones I have seen in the past are bulky and not real cute. But this one has totally changed my mind. Look how cute it is! Garmin sent me the rose gold Fēnix® 5S Plus with the sapphire face (super scratch resistant) with the Carrara white band.

I love that this watch not only tracks all of my health and fitness, but it’s also cute! And if you’re a little nerdy like me, here are some of the other things it does:

  • Smaller-sized multisport GPS smartwatch with wrist heart rate technology¹ and color TOPO maps to help you find and follow the best paths
  • Has a large 1.2” sunlight-readable display
  • Syncs with Spotify so you can play all your playlists!
  • You can easily make payments with this watch as well if you’re traveling light!
  • Built-in navigation sensors include three-axis compass, gyroscope, and barometric altimeter as well as multi-satellite (GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo) network capability to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
  • and your battery will last up to 7 days!

I’m tellin’ ya, this watch has been awesome.You can also customize your fēnix watch with free downloads from the Connect IQ™ store. Change your watch face, add data fields or get apps and widgets for information at a glance. There’s also a wide selection of QuickFit® bands in your choice of premium leather, metal or silicone (I love this mint green one) — so it’s easy to mix and match styles to go with any sport or activity.


As we’ve made the commitment to be more fit and more active, all of our kids have been really enthusiastic about joining in – especially Jett and Dash. Anything Braun does, they want to do. Total Mini Me’s.

So we grabbed them the new Marvel Vivofit® Jr. 2s. They both got their own version of Spiderman and they couldn’t be more thrilled! (Check out Jett’s face)

(thank you Anisten for the nail painting job! 😉

These guys were so excited when they got these as an early Christmas present and they have refused to take them off. Not only have these two been running up and down the stairs, hallways, and outdoors nonstop and then looking at their steps, but these watches also do some REALLY cool stuff for accountability and responsibility.


Garmin has an app that as a parent, I can use to set up chores for my kids and manage them and use the reward tools to ensure that my kids are learning good habits.

These watches also motivate kids to achieve minute goals that unlock adventure, games, and icons featuring Marvel Spider-Man in the never-ending fight against evil (this won me serious brownie points). It also tracks steps, sleep, and 60 minutes of daily activity!

One of my favorite features is setting reminder alerts and using the task timer to keep these crazy boys on top of chores such as homework, practice time, and brushing teeth.

Judging by all of Dash’s tats, I think I definitely made the right choice with Spiderman! But if Marvel isn’t your kids’ thing, there are so many different options!


You can also get Disney Princess, Minnie Mouse, Star Wars, and so many others!  And these are $30 off right now – making them the perfect stocking stuffer! Also, make sure you pay attention to what band you purchase! They have adjustable or stretchy – perfect for all ages!

And they don’t just cater to kids. They have smartwatches for the golf obsessed or the minimalist,  making it easy for you to focus on your fitness without giving up on fashion. Check out Garmin’s entire smartwatch collection and wearable fitness trackers and then tell me what you get below!

xx Tara

P.S. if anyone has any tips on how to keep these kids this small forever, let me know. I never want to forget these moments.

Thank you to Garmin for sponsoring this post!


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