Saturday, December 12, 2015

Day 12 of 12 Days of Carlee’s Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by for the TWELFTH AND FINAL day of my BIG giveaway! I am BEYOND BLESSED to work with some amazing companies who have offered up some of their awesome products. Not all of the giveaways are necessarily sponsored by the companies (meaning, some of the stuff I had at the house and wanted to spread the wealth), but even still, they are all companies I love and want to spread the word about.

Just a word of warning: Today is the FINAL giveaway in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas, but make sure you've entered all of the active giveaways. I would hate for you to miss out. Also, some of the entries are available daily (ie tweeting about the specific giveaway, pinning a picture on Pinterest, etc), so if it is an item you are super stoked on, I’d recommend entering as many times as possible.

Day 12 - 1 Garmin vívoactive Smartwatch

Okay, okay, so I get a LOT of questions from folks who see me wearing TWO Garmin bands... "Why do you wear two?" "What do each of them do?" "Does your arm get tired?" I rock both the vívofit 2 and Forerunner 220 - both for different reasons.

PS It's the same vívofit 2 in all of the photos, I just have different bands
that I swap out based on my outfit and feelings ;)  

I wear the vívofit 2 ALL DAY, ERR DAY! This is my activity tracker. It tracks my steps, watches me sleep (okay, that sounded creepy, more like it feels me sleep... okay, maybe even creepier... it records my sleep patterns), keeps me moving throughout the day with its inactivity alert, etc. [PS I have a review of it here if you're interested.]

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The Forerunner 220 is my GPS watch. It gives me all the data on my workouts that I would ever want (and then some!). It shows me my distance, pace, time, etc. I upgraded to the 220 from the 110 and have fallen in love (although, honestly, I wish it came in another color other than purple, since that isn't my jam, but hey, beggars can't be choosers). It syncs with my Garmin Connect Mobile app and I am able to check out my stats from my run as soon as I finish.

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Well, Garmin, being the amazingly awesome and smart company that they are, realized I probably didn't need to be rocking TWO watches... and the hybrid vívoactive Smartwatch was born. Okay, maybe it had nothing to do with me, but I'd like to think they had my wrist in mind when this brain child was born.



Not only does the vívoactive Smartwatch meld together a GPS watch and an activity tracker into one, but it also has features of those new, fan-dangled smart watches! You know, like you can control your music on your wrist, it informs you with incoming calls/ texts/ emails/ calendar items, will alert you of your social media notifications, etc. I mean, it's pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC if you ask me!



And, as a Garmin Ambassador I was gifted one of them, how amazing is that?! Well, even more amazing is the fact that I am slightly scared by new technology and decided I would like to offer it to YOU!



a Rafflecopter giveaway
As with all of these giveaways, they will run for seven days. The winner will be selected on the eighth day. This one will run through December 18th at 11:59pm. The giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be contacted via the email address associated with their Rafflecopter account and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. All entries are verified, so please be sure to complete them or a new, random winner will be selected.

Enter early and often; some of the options can be done DAILY
Best of luck to everyone who enters! 

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Jenn13.1 said...

Yes, please!! I love Garmin.

It Ain't Easy Being Megan said...

I wear a GPS watch, but really want an activity tracker!

JD said...

I wear a TomTom and would love to win this for my wife, who has just gotten into running! Thanks for the great giveaways!

Emily said...

Would love to win new tech! I have a Fitbit flex and a forerunner 10.

Liz Mitchell said...

Yes please!!! I need this in my life, I currently use run keeper to track my runs.

Jen said...

I have an old garmin 400 i think and wear the garmin viviosmart every day

Unknown said...

Ooh!! I want...nay!...I NEED this thing!! 🤗 My Garmin 310XT has been wonderful for the past 7 looooong years. Time for an upgrade!

Jennifer said...

Yes! I would love this! I currently wear the garmin 220!

Cecil said...

I currently wear a Garmin vivosmart. I wanted the vivoactive, but they weren't out yet when I was purchasing. I use the GPS phone for my runs. You are giving away my "dream watch."

Unknown said...

😍😍😍😍😍

Unknown said...

That should be the face with hearts in the eyes! Love this

Unknown said...

I would love to try this watch!!!

Kristin said...

I love my Garmin Forerunner220 and I also wear my Jawbone Up24 but soon to be Up3

Anne M. said...

I rock the double look like you, but would love to combine them into one thing!

Duchess said...

I wear a Garmin Fenix3. It does all of the things. I had a Fitbit and and old forerunner ...I wanted an all in one.

Toni said...

Omg! Love!!

Unknown said...

I wear my Garmin Forerunner 220 also and I LOVE it!! Best watch ever!

Kelly said...

I currently wear the Vivofit, but this would be awesome!

Kristen M. said...

I don't have an activity tracker or gps watch. Would be excited to win this!

Unknown said...

I rock the FR 220 on my left wrist and a Fitbit flex on my right!

Anonymous said...

�������� you rock Carlee!!!

Renee (Runnergirl1612) said...

Would love to win this!

jenk said...

When I was writing my letter to Santa this was the number one! AND I have been a good girl!!

Unknown said...

I have a Garmin but only wear it for runs. I need one for "err day" too! ;)

Unknown said...

I wear a fitbit, but would love to compare the two.

Unknown said...

I wear a 220. I like it, glad I upgraded from the 10.

RunDisneyGirlRun said...

Gosh I just love the 12 days of giveaways!!! As always you have out done yourself. I hope as I continue to grow running and getting more involved with the sport I can have the attitude, humbleness and the compassion of a giving heart like you do. Now if only santa would put the watch in my stocking lol

Brenda said...

I wear a TomTom and would love to win a vivoactive.

Unknown said...

Love garmin ! Don't be too scared of new tech, after all they made it for yoy, right? 😅

Unknown said...

I bought my first GPS watch in January. It has been a great tool in my running progress.Mine is a Soleus but I see everyone with the Garmin and curious how it works.

Anonymous said...

I have a Forerunner 310XT. It's heavy and bulky but does a great job. Have never tried an activity tracker though.

Anonymous said...

i wear a fitbit but this would be awesome!!!!


-Katrina J

Anonymous said...

I have a gps watch for running/cycling and a fitbit as an activity tracker!

Knoxie13 said...

I use my 220 when I run and my Fitbit One all the time to track steps, etc.

Anonymous said...

I have a gps watch for running/cycling and a fitbit as an activity tracker!

Cailyn said...

I wear a Fitbit but a Garmin to run... they combined them,how clever!

Cailyn said...

I wear a Fitbit but a Garmin to run... they combined them,how clever!

theexsaffa said...

I love my garmin 210(old trusty) and my trusty new garmin 220 but would definitely love the smart version..

theexsaffa said...

I love my garmin 210(old trusty) and my trusty new garmin 220 but would definitely love the smart version..

Chris said...

I have a Garmin 305 and a vivofit2! But I'd love to consolidate!

Unknown said...

I have a Garmin 220 forerunner and I love it!

Unknown said...

Awesome giveaway!

Unknown said...

love my gps...not much on the activity tracker, tho

Unknown said...

I have a Fitbit charge and then use an app on my phone to track my exercise. Been eyeballing the Garmins for awhile and they are on my wish list.

sgerbine said...

Awesome!

Ramona S said...

Yes I wear both a GPS watch and a Fitbit.

MJ Moore said...

I don't have either one, but this one sounds fantastic!

Chasity said...

I rock the same 2 you do. But I'm not afraid of technology haha I would so try it :)

Jenny said...

I have the 220 as well and LOVE it!! I keep looking at the vivofit 2, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Maybe it's because I am meant to win this!!! Haha! Thanks for hosting these giveaways!

see_tiff_run said...

I love my 220 also - although I 💜 purple. ;) Would love to win!

Libby L said...

I don't have a gps watch! Would love one though :)

Unknown said...

I have a Nike+ sports watch that I wear. I've had it for a few years now and for the most part I like it.

Jo said...

I wear an Apple Watch! It does a good job of counting steps and calories and things like that, but it's difficult to pause when running.

Unknown said...

I wear the Garmin to track my pace, miles, and heart rate. But I would love to get an activity tracker!!
-Tasha

Unknown said...

I've been wanting to try this watch for awhile! Although the sleep function I won't be looking at, we all know that would be a sad sad report.

AER-Runs said...

I wear a fitbit, but I've been dying to get a GPS watch!

Unknown said...

I currently only run with a stopwatch to time my runs (1 marathon and 3 half marathons). I would love to see the positive impact running with a GPS watch/activity tracker would make!

Unknown said...

I love my Garmin 620 and my Fitbit one! Wanting to get an all day activity tracker for my wrist though! It really helps keep me on top of my fitness!

Jamie said...

I have a garmin 15 and love it but am in the market for something of an upgrade since I am running my first 50 miler in 2016 and the battery on the 15 won't support that!

Unknown said...

So awesome! This watch looks amazing and youre the best for passing on the goodness!

Unknown said...

So awesome! This watch looks amazing and youre the best for passing on the goodness!

Katrin Lemmon said...

I wear a Garmin Forerunner 10 but have been searching for an activity tracker as well so this giveaway would be perfect!

Elle said...

All the cool kids have them lol

Stephanie V said...

This is so cool! I've been looking into a tracker and this one looks amazing!

Unknown said...

I wear the Forerunner 220, but would love to try out this new one!

Foxysofa said...

Love garmin! Would love a new watch!

Iris F said...

This would be a wonderful addition to my runs and every day life!

Brandy W. said...

Love it and I really need a new Garmin!!

Lisa P.A. said...

I run with a Garmin Forerunner 220 which is three years old and starting to malfunction a bit. I too wish it wasn't purple! I don't wear an activity tracker because I didn't want to wear two devices when I run. A new device could solve this!

Catherine said...

I just got my first Garmin for marathon training, I have the Garmin 15 and really like it!

Allen Whittaker said...

I run with the Garmin 220. Would love a new device that is also a activity tracker!

BarkingMadRun said...

Nice! I'm looking for a new activity tracker!

Unknown said...

I wear an activity tracker almost every day and I wear a Garmin Forerunner for every run. I am in desperate need of a new one however! :)

Unknown said...

Awesome giveaway! Love garmins!

Angela said...

I don't wear either but I would like to

Unknown said...

I don't have a GPS anything, bit I use Map My Run to track my walks/run.

Brooklyn said...

My wrist looks like yours! And I'm super jealous of Joe getting one... So I need one too!

Toni @ Running, Loving, Living said...

I wear a Fitbit and use a solenoid when running

Ken C said...

I wear both. Love a GPS to track my runs and a tracker to make sure I am moving

Kimmyn said...

I am actually in the market for one and this one sounds perfect!

Kimmyn said...

I am actually in the market for one and this one sounds perfect!

Leensworld said...

Yes please! I'd love to upgrade!!

Romesh said...

I wear a fitbit, but this smartwatch would do an amazing job of keeping track of my activities!

Unknown said...

Yes! I wear the vivoactive.

Karrie said...

I wear a fit bit

Unknown said...

I have the Samsung Gear Fit and I love it for the activity tracker and smart watch capabilities. I use an app on my phone for Gps though. It would be pretty nifty to get one device for all of it

Anonymous said...

No, I don't have a watch, I'd love to get one!

Jill said...

I have been in the market for the perfect GPS tracker as I don't always want to use my phone as it drains my battery. I am just too indecisive and frugal that I don't want to spend the money to invest unless I am 100% positive it will function how I want it to function. Because of reading your blog and other running blogs, I have noticed Garmin to be a popular brand and I would love to try it out.
Currently I wear my fitbitOne and I love it. I wanted one that I could hook onto my bra and not have on my wrist but it does all the functions of the others, even monitors my sleep patterns when I wear it in the wrist band, that's included, at night.
I would be extremely grateful for the opportunity to be gifted this GPS smart watch as I would like to get more serious with my running.

Unknown said...

Would love to rock this watch!

Laura R. said...

Please pick me! I've always used a phone app and would love to upgrade to a garmin.

vossta said...

Right now I just wear a fitbit.

Unknown said...

I wear a Garmin Vivosmart and when I run I use a Nike+ GPS watch. What an awesome giveaway!

Erica @ Erica Finds said...

I wear a Fitbit Charge and have not had a Garmin in a while. I use Strava. I got a FOrerunner 15 for heart rate. I would love to have an all in one. In fact, I may put it on my holiday list!

FireRunner2379 said...

I wear a Garmin Forerunner but would love to upgrade to the vívoactive Smartwatch. My oldest son started running cross country this past season and I would love to pass along my old watch to him for training. He's 12 and seems to enjoy running, well he doesn't complain. Since cross country ended I signed him up for 3-4 5K's a month. He PR'd on Thanksgiving day by over 2 minutes. Next year I have a feeling I'll be watching his backside during the race!

Keenan said...

I wear a garmin watch and fitbit tracker! Would love to have it be one in the same!

Elise said...

I wear a fitbit surge but love the look of the vivoactive so much more!

Unknown said...

I wear a Fitbit and a garmin forerunner 220 when I run. For the same reasons you do. My Fitbit I wear all the time.

Zenaida Arroyo said...

I have a Fitbit and a Garmin 225.

Unknown said...

I currently use a GPS watch that I'm "eh" happy with, it takes a while to link the GPS which can be a real pain when you are on the start line and it's still thinking! I've been interested in an activity tracker for some time.. to win either of these would be SUPER AWESOME! I have a number of friends with Garmin products, wish I'd done more homework before making my first investment. I'd be THRILLED to WIN :)

Unknown said...

This would be the best Christmas present ever. I have always always always wanted a running watch.

Unknown said...

I wore a jawbone, but would love to make a jump to something with GPS capability and an easier information than logging into an app to see your step count

Heather said...

yes I currently wear a fitbit

WVRed said...

Don't have a GPS watch but would love to bump it up. Current wear my Fitbit all the time.

Unknown said...

I rock my Garmin Forerunner 220 on runs and wear a fitbit to track my steps.

Dani said...

I have a Garmin 110 and a fitbit charge.

Shari Sipka said...

I was recently gifted a used Garmin Forerunner 10...which is the most basic of the basic. I love that I can now see my pace and time but it doesn't give me much more. I also have a Fitbit Charge HR to help me with the everyday steps and such but having an all in one would be amazing!

Kindal Alysse said...

Always wearing the Garmin Viofit and TomTom MultiSport!

Unknown said...

I would absolutely love to have a Garmin watch!

Jaime S said...

Oh my goodness, this would be Ah. Maz. zing!!!!

Ken C said...

No fitness tracker but I use a Nike GPS watch, this would be a great upgrade.
Thanks for the chance

Rae said...

I wear an old Garmin Forerunner 305. Still love it, but don't have an activity tracker. This one looks great!!!

matt0701 said...

I wear a fitbit that clips on my pocket.

Unknown said...

I've had bad luck with fitness trackers and would love this one! Currently I use the Nike+ GPS watch when I run.

Unknown said...

I don't have a GPS watch or activity tracker.

Unknown said...

I wear my Garmin 310 XT when running, but I've been hemming and hawing over the vivo fit for a while now!

Anna Bortz said...

I wear both, a GPS tracker as well as an activity tracker. I have the Garmin forerunner 10 and a fitbit charge hr. I love both of them but I need an upgrade!!

Tracy said...

I have a Fitbit One that I wear daily. I need a GPS watch though for my running!

Unknown said...

I've been looking at this watch for awhile. It's on my Christmas list!

Anikka W. said...

I would LOVE one of these. I have a fitbit that's currently broken and a Garmin 220. A couple of friends of mine have the VivoActive and I'm SO jealous. They've raved about the battery life and the fact that it combines fitness tracking and GPS tracking into one device is just awesome. Thank you so much for this generous giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

I wear a Garmin but not an activity tracker--would love one!

@Hellyontherun

Sadie said...

I do not have a gps or activity tracker.
Sadie B.

Mindy Bobe said...

I'm the same as you I have the Vivofit 2 and the 220. I've been eyeing the vivo active though. Would love to have all my favorite features in one device!

blew415 said...

I use a tomtom

KaT said...

I wear a Garmin GPS watch

Anonymous said...

I wear a vivofit and a Forerunner! Needless to say my wrist is a bit bulky...

ivieanne said...

I wear a vivofit and forerunner 620. But I would love to win to gift it to AJ to track his swimming!!!

Unknown said...

I have a Garmin 220 - black and red - that I love. However, I am intrigued by the increased functionality of the Vivoactive, and would be grateful for it should I be selected as your winner.

Fallon @SlackerRunner said...

I have a Garmin 220 and an UP, something that would do both would be awesome!

Unknown said...

I wear a fitbit in the summer. it makes me want to cry in the winter.. I need to step it up!

Unknown said...

I wear my forerunner 620 all the time and even gave my mom a Vivofit. We're a very Garmin centered family ;)

KookyRunner said...

I currently use the Nike GPS sport watch. Its okay but I wish it had more features

Dani said...

I have a TomTom Nike+ for running and a Fitbit for steps.

Stacey said...

I also have a vivofit and forerunner 220. Having 1 that combined the two would be so sweet!

Julie said...

I have a Nike watch and also wear a fitbit

Unknown said...

I use a polar heart monitor but man oh man I would love to have a garmin to truly track my activity!

alli said...

I wear a Fitbit Flex but I'd love to have a Garmin that could do so much more!

Unknown said...

I have a fitbit one and a garmin. I would love to replace my old fitbit!

Unknown said...

I don't currently use a GPS watch, but that's because I usually run with the hubby (he has a Garmin).

Amy Lauren said...

I have a Garmin 10 GPS watch that's about to kick the bucket, so I'd love to win this one. I don't have a fitness tracker and love that this does both.

Tami said...

I have a garmin forerunner 10 but don't use a fitness tracker. I need to operate my gps watch.

Kimberly Altman said...

I wear an activity tracker!

Unknown said...

I absolutely LOVE my Garmin vivofit as an activity tracker and my forerunner 15 as a GPS watch, but seriously i would die for this watch!!! :)

selah said...

I wear a Nike watch which I'm becoming very disenchanted with. I'm definitely interested in an activity tracker! I'm trying to hold out until they get both in one watch (and yes I tried on the 225 - it is literally bigger than my wrist!)

Brittany said...

I wear my Garmin vivofit daily and the Forerunner 220 for running--love Garmin products! :)

Jaz said...

I just got my first GPS watch! It's the Garmin Forerunner 15! :D

greeniejoey said...

I don't have a GPS watch

KV H said...

I don't have an activity tracker, but I'd like to track my miles.

Unknown said...

I don't wear an activity tracker, but I've been wanting one!!! I do wear a GPS watch, just when I'm running.

Natalie said...

I wear a GPS watch only when I run, but really would like an activity tracker for everyday wear.

Erica said...

So excited for this, I would love to win this so I can really train for a half ironman.

Unknown said...

Yes, I have a Garmin Forerunner 15 that has a step counter included. I love it for runs, but it's too bulky to wear all the time. Would love a fitness tracker that's more comfortable to wear all the time!

Kiesha said...

Wowsa! Ending the 12 days of Carlee giveaway with a bang! I do wear a Garmin but this would be a total upgrade. Fancy shmancy!

Mel said...

Yep, I wear a Garmin Forerunner 15. Would love an upgrade! :)

Jennifer said...

I wear a garmin but would LOVE LOVE LOVE this one. I also have a garmin vivofit tracker.

Meg said...

I use my Vivofit every day!

runhikeplay said...

I do wear a GPS watch and love Garmin! This would be awesome to have!!

Unknown said...

I wear a GPS garmin for running and wear my vivofit always for my steps! LOVE GARMIN!

Tara said...

I use the Garmin Forerunner 220 and a FitBit Flex to track my activities.

Disney_Bride said...

I just started wearing an activity tracker a few weeks ago. I know. I am late to the party! THanks for hosting this. Would love to win a Vivoactive for my hubs. He needs one. ~Monica

Ana said...

A GPS watch is currently on my Christmas list, but it's likely that I'm not getting one. But I do have an activity tracker, I have a Fitbit that is falling apart :~(

I would LOVE to win a Garmin !!!

Elle said...

I do not have a GPS watch but want one badly! I do have a fitness tracker, a Jawbone UP24 but don't wear it much.

Meridith said...

I have a Garmin and a Fitbit but the Fitbit has seen a better day. Whomp whomp!

Unknown said...

I love my 220. I think I would maybe give this to my mom

Amanda said...

I used to have a Garmin but got a Suunto. I would love to give Garmin another try!

Jen said...

I don't have any wearables and am about to begin marathon training. I've been wanting one for so long but it always seems like a big purchase is looming and its been tough to find time to get one!

Unknown said...

I so need this!!

Unknown said...

I so need this!!

Unknown said...

I use Garmin Forerunner 10, I need an upgrade

Organic Runner Mom said...

I have a Tom Tom GPS but have had my eye on this fitness tracker!

Heather Miller said...

I have been dying to upgrade my garmin. This would be perfect!

Unknown said...

I wear a fitbit charge. I like all the stats it keeps, just wish it wasn't falling apart

ivieanne said...

Perfect for AJ and I to compete...or should I say challenge each other ;)

Unknown said...

I don't wear a daily activity tracker (though like the idea), but run with my Forerunner 110... that I'm about to gift myself an UPGRADE! Woot woot.

Carleeh said...

I just freakin' love you! Everytime I read your blog I giggle and feel like we have similar brains to match our names! I have always wanted a Garmin, it seems like the perfect do all watch/tracker/GPS it is some important on runs! I am currently trying a polar tracker but it doesn't have HR, and that scares me a little, with a heart murmur. I would love to have everything all in one place and since I have used Garmin products for my vehicle I trust them. I always love the pictures you post and wish I could play with the features on your watch lol. I mean I got guestions!

Cecilia said...

I'm currently wearing my Garmin forerunner 220 with a cracked screen. #sadface. I'd love to try the vivofit!

Sarah said...

Garmin 610 for running!

Victoria said...

I've got a fitbit and while the customer service is great, the product itself is a bit finicky. I'd love one! I have a Garmin watch and love it.

mom27g said...

Right now I am tracking through an app on my phone but I have been looking for GPS watch

Jessica Gipson said...

No, but I would love to wear one.

Sarah said...

I use the Misfit Shine as my activity tracker and Garmin for my runs. To have one device do it all though would be awesome!

Linda said...

I do not currently wear anything other than my ipod when exercising.

Amanda said...

I love my 220! But I also have a fitbit - so having a combo watch would be awesome! =)

Jen said...

I wear a Garmin Vivofit everyday and add a Forerunner 15 for my runs!

Unknown said...

I wear a Vivofit daily and track my runs with a Forerunner 220 - I would love to combine them into 1 awesome device!

Mary Crosson said...

I wear a Fitbit, but not a GPS watch. I'd love to try it out, though!

Angela Saver said...

I do not wear a Smart Watch, but I do wear an activity tracker! Thanks for a great giveaway!

andysavi.mom@gmail.com

Rusthawk said...

I don't wear a fitness watch or a fitness tracker.

John @ run. geek. run(disney) said...

I love tracking my runs. Love everything I get from having the GPS tracking. I love data, haha

John @ run. geek. run(disney) said...

I love tracking my runs. Love everything I get from having the GPS tracking. I love data, haha

Sarah S said...

I use a Garmin for my runs. Occasionally I'll use an activity tracker for daily activities.

Shannon said...

Oooh LOVE this! I sooo need an upgrade. I have been wearing a Garmin Forerunner 405. I love my Garmin! :)

Aaron said...

I do not wear a GPS watch nor an activity tracker.

Anonymous said...

I have a hand-me-down Timex GPS watch that I wear to run, and a fitbit that I wear on a daily basis. Would love to downsize and make that all one! This Garmin sounds great.

Unknown said...

Could definitely use one of these!! I've been using my phone to track my running.

jme said...
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jme said...

THis would be amazing. I dont wear an activity tracker now but I have been looking at them!

Katie C said...

I would love an activity tracker. I use a garmin for my workouts and am a big fan!

lindsey said...

I love my Garmin!

Amanda said...

I wear the 910 XT and love it! I don't wear s fitness tracker but that would be cool.

Stephie said...

I wear the Fitbit Surge. I love it, but I feel like the GPS isn't super accurate which is not fun during races when I need to know how far I have left!!

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